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World folktales by Burke, Kathy. World folktales

May 20, 2017
The picture of Dorian Gray by McGovern, Kieran, author, adapter. The picture of Dorian Gray

May 20, 2017
The phantom tollbooth by Juster, Norton, 1929- author. The phantom tollbooth

For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams.

May 25, 2017
The phantom of the opera by Degnan-Veness, Coleen, adapter. The phantom of the opera

May 20, 2017
The house of the seven gables by Mendenhall, Michael, author adapter The house of the seven gables

The House of the Seven Gables is the home of an important family: the Pyncheons. They have the house and a lot of land, but no money and many problems. Is there a curse on the family? This is the story about money, murder, and love.

May 20, 2017
The handy math answer book by Barnes-Svarney, Patricia L. The handy math answer book

"The Handy Math Answer Book" is your complete introduction to the world of numbers, from their long history (and hints of the future) to how we use math in our everyday lives.

May 25, 2017
The fireboy by Rabley, Stephen, author. The fireboy

"Hapu lives in Ancient Egypt. Hapu's father is ill, but they haven't got any money for a doctor. Hapu makes a beautiful necklace for Queen Cleopatra and takes it to her. But a guard says, 'To home'. How can Hapu meet the Queen and get a doctor for his father?"--Page 4 of cover.

May 20, 2017
The big bag mistake by Escott, John, author. The big bag mistake

May 20, 2017
Stranger than fiction - urban myths by Key, Patty, author adapter Stranger than fiction - urban myths

"A man fell from a very tall building. Why didn't he die? Why did a dead woman have a frozen chicken under her hat? What fell out of an old man's ear, and why did everybody laugh? And how did a cow fly? Find the answers in these strange stories"--Publisher's description.

May 20, 2017
Rip Van Winkle and the legend of sleepy hollow by Murphy, Margaret, author, adaptor Rip Van Winkle and the legend of sleepy hollow

May 20, 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean - the curse of the black pearl by Trimble, Irene, author. Pirates of the Caribbean - the curse of the black pearl

"Set in the Caribbean Sea in the 17th Century, Jack Sparrow, a gentlemanly rogue of a pirate, teams up with the daughter of a governor to stop the evil plan of a ship of dangerous pirates"--Publisher's description.

May 20, 2017
New York by Shipton, Vicky, author. New York

May 20, 2017
Marley and me by Collins, Anne, 1952- author, adaptor Marley and me

"A young husband and wife buy a puppy and call him Marley. Marley gets bigger and bigger, and he is not an easy dog. He eats everything. He breaks things. He doesn't listen. But he loves John and Jenny and they love him. Is this really the story of the world's worse dog?"--From back of book.

May 20, 2017
Managing the mean math blues by Ooten, Cheryl. Managing the mean math blues

May 25, 2017
Jim Smiley and his jumping frog and other stories by Taylor, Nancy, 1947-, adapter Jim Smiley and his jumping frog and other stories

May 20, 2017
Inventions that changed the world by Maule, David, author Inventions that changed the world

May 20, 2017
Extreme sports by Dean, Michael, 1949-, author. Extreme sports

"Up in the air! Down on the ground! Under the water! extreme sports are new, exiting, and dangerous! Learn about extreme sports from aerial ballet to zorbing. Read about the crazy people who love extreme sports. Are extreme sports for you?"--Page 4 of cover.

May 20, 2017
Apollo 13 by Furnas, Brent, author, adapter. Apollo 13

When their main oxygen tank explodes on the way to the moon, the crew of Apollo 13 use their tiny lunar module as a lifeboat and hope to return to earth.

May 20, 2017
American life by Shipton, Vicky, author. American life

In a series of simplified educational editions for learners of English as a foreign language, this one gives information about modern American life in some of its many facets.

May 20, 2017