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Lines, bars and circles - how William Playfair invented graphs by Becker, Helaine, author. Lines, bars and circles - how William Playfair invented graphs

"Born in Scotland more than 250 years ago, William Playfair was a dreamer who ?saw the world differently from other people.? Unfortunately, this difference sometimes got in the way of his success. Early on, as he attempted to apply his unique perspective to a series of career opportunities in order to gain ?riches! fame! glory!? he instead suffered one failure after another. Then, while writing a book about economics, Will's innovative vision inspired an idea that would set him apart: he created

Apr 26, 2017
Lighter than air - Sophie Blanchard, the first woman pilot by Smith, Matthew Clark, 1982- author. Lighter than air - Sophie Blanchard, the first woman pilot

Shares the life of the first female to work as a professional balloonist, making more than sixty ascents until 1819, she became the first woman to die in an aviation accident.

Apr 26, 2017
Leaves by Hansen, Grace, author. Leaves

"A complicated topic is made easier with this title introducing leaves and explaining their anatomy and how they make food for plants. Labeled diagrams and photographs and a glossary will make learning the important jobs of leaves even simpler!"--

Apr 26, 2017
Lasers by Bow, James, author. Lasers

Examines the science behind lasers and explores all the ways that they are used.

Apr 26, 2017
Kitchen science lab for kids - 52 family- friendly experiments from around the house by Heinecke, Liz Lee, author. Kitchen science lab for kids - 52 family- friendly experiments from around the house

At-home science provides an environment for freedom, creativity, and invention that is not always possible in a school setting. In your own kitchen, it's simple, inexpensive, and fun to whip up a number of science experiments using everyday ingredients. Hands-On Family: Kitchen Science Lab for Kids offers 52 science activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities groups. Kitchen Science Lab for Kids will tempt

Apr 26, 2017
Keep a pocket in your poem - classic poems and playful parodies by Lewis, J. Patrick, author, editor. Keep a pocket in your poem - classic poems and playful parodies

Thirteen classic poems by poets such as Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, and David McCord are paired with parodies written by J. Patrick Lewis that honor and play off of the original poems in a range of ways.

Apr 26, 2017
Karl, get out of the garden! - Carolus Linnaeus and the naming of everything by Sanchez, Anita, 1956- author. Karl, get out of the garden! - Carolus Linnaeus and the naming of everything

Presents the life of the eighteenth-century Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, who devised the modern classification system for naming plants and animals.

Apr 26, 2017
John Deere, that's who! by Maurer, Tracy, 1965- author. John Deere, that's who!

Tells the story of the young blacksmith, John Deere, who changed farming forever with the invention of the steel plow.

Apr 26, 2017
Jack London and the Klondike gold rush by Lourie, Peter, author. Jack London and the Klondike gold rush

"A middle grade biography of Jack London that sheds light on how he drew upon adventure and life experience to create works of literature"--

Apr 26, 2017
The invention of the transistor by MacCarald, Clara, 1979- The invention of the transistor

Apr 26, 2017
The invention of the cotton gin by Bethea, Nikole Brooks. The invention of the cotton gin

Gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the invention of the cotton gin. Additional features include a table of contents, a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research. -- amazon.com.

Apr 26, 2017
The invention of the atomic bomb by MacCarald, Clara, 1979- author. The invention of the atomic bomb

Looks at the development of the atomic bomb and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, describing the events that led up to the bombings and the technology that was involved.

Apr 26, 2017
The invention of the airplane by Hutchison, Patricia, author. The invention of the airplane

Looks at the development of the first flying machine powered by an engine and controlled by a pilot.

Apr 26, 2017
I have cerebral palsy by Springer, Mary Beth, author. I have cerebral palsy

PERSONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES: BODY & HEALTH (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). Meet Sydney, a girl who likes the same things other kids doriding her bike, playing baseball, and hanging out with her friends. Sydney also has cerebral palsy, which makes walking, talking, and using her hands difficult. Sydney shares her first hand account of life with cerebral palsy in I Have Cerebral Palsy so that others can understand what her life is like. Most importantly, Sydney wants her story to help other kids feel more co

Apr 26, 2017
Honeybees by Esbaum, Jill, author. Honeybees

In this book, curious little kids will learn all about the bustling world of honeybees and the important role they play in our delicate ecosystem.

Apr 26, 2017
Hamsters by McBride, Anne, author. Hamsters

Discusses choosing and caring for pet hamsters, including information about their physical characteristics, behaviors, and health requirements.

Apr 26, 2017
Green Berets by Slater, Lee, 1969- author. Green Berets

Engaging text explores the Green Berets history, key missions, role in the US military, major accomplishments, required training, weapons, gear, technology, and other fascinating information. The requirements needed to become a Green Beret, training such as the five phases of Special Forces Qualification Course, the life of a Green Beret, and cutting-edge technology and weapons are covered.

Apr 26, 2017
Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Hunt, Santana, author. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

People have inhabited the Great Smoky Mountains for thousands of years. The area was once a part of the Cherokee Nation and later farmed and logged by white settlers. Today, a good portion of this part of the Appalachian Mountains is protected as Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Through full-color photographs, readers travel to the heights of Clingmans Dome and around the hundreds of miles of hiking trails that wind through the park. An introduction to the history of the park is accompanied

Apr 26, 2017
Grains and cereals by Squire, Ann, author. Grains and cereals

"This book explains how grains are grown, harvested, and processed. It also explores the debate around genetically modified crops"--

Apr 26, 2017
Gorillas by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author. Gorillas

"Find out why gorillas are in danger of dying out, what effect these animals have on the environment, and what people are doing to save them from extinction"--

Apr 26, 2017

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