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Tropical climates by Senker, Cath, author. Tropical climates

Explores the characteristics of land and weather in tropical climates, and how plants, animals and people have adapted to life in tropical regions, covering the effects of deforestation and other developments.

Aug 17, 2017
Tropical Lands by Gifford, Clive Tropical Lands

Aug 16, 2017
Tundra biome by Hansen, Grace, author. Tundra biome

Introduces the idea of a biome and describes the two main types of tundra biome--Arctic and alpine--and the plants and animals that may live there.

Aug 18, 2017
Tunnels by Loh-Hagan, Virginia, author. Tunnels

"The 21st Century Junior Library Extraordinary Engineering series explains how important feats of engineering are accomplished. Tunnels examines the engineering concepts that make these important structures possible. Sidebars encourage readers to engage in the material by asking deeper questions or conducting individual research. An activity, full color photos, a glossary, and a listing of additional resources all enhance the learning experience"--

Aug 17, 2017
U.S. Secret Service by Larson, Kirsten W. U.S. Secret Service

"This photo-illustrated book describes the life of a US Secret Service agents, including their work catching counterfeiters and protecting the president of the United States. Describes training required to be an agent and what a day in the life is like inthe field"--

Aug 18, 2017
Understanding our muscles by Beevor, Lucy, author. Understanding our muscles

"This book looks at how muscles, tendons and nerves all work together to help us move every part of our body."--

Aug 16, 2017
Understanding our organs by Beevor, Lucy, author. Understanding our organs

Explores the body to find out how our organs work.

Aug 16, 2017
Veterans Day by Koestler-Grack, Rachel A., 1973- author. Veterans Day

"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to Veterans Day. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"--

Aug 13, 2017
Virginia Hamilton - America's storyteller by Rubini, Julie, author. Virginia Hamilton - America's storyteller

"A biography of one of the most honored authors of children's literature in the twentieth century. Long before she wrote The House of Dies Drear, M.C. Higgins, the Great, and many other modern classics, Hamilton grew up among her extended family around Yellow Springs, Ohio. The stories she heard from her family fueled her imagination, and the freedom to roam the farms and woods nearby sharpened her powers of observation and encouraged her creativity. As she grew older, witnessing racial discrimi

Aug 16, 2017
Von Miller - football star by Gitlin, Marty, author. Von Miller - football star

Describes the life and career of the Broncos star, covering his youth, time in college, and Super Bowl championship.

Aug 17, 2017
Walrus Migration by Hansen, Grace Walrus Migration

Aug 18, 2017
Weigh it! by Higgins, Nadia, author. Weigh it!

"Carefully leveled text and vibrant photographs introduce early fluent readers to the practice of weighing and encourage them to try it themselves. Includes infographics, activity, glossary, and index."--

Aug 16, 2017
What Is Hip-hop? by Morse, Eric/ Yi, Anny (ILT)/ George, Nelson (CRT) What Is Hip-hop?

Aug 16, 2017
What is punk? by Morse, Eric (Music consultant), author. What is punk?

"A music primer for children, an introduction fo the punk revolution, recorded in vivid 3-D clay illustrations and told through rhyming couplets. From London's Clash and Sex Pistols to the Ramone's NYC protopunk, from Iggy Pop to the Misfits, this volume depicts some of our culture's seminal moments and iconic characters."--back cover.

Aug 16, 2017
What makes a monster? - discovering the world's scariest creatures by Keating, Jess, author. What makes a monster? - discovering the world's scariest creatures

"An informative introduction to nature's scariest creatures, exploring why some animals are considered 'monsters.'"--

Aug 16, 2017
What's heaven? by Shriver, Maria. What's heaven?

After her great-grandmother's death, a young girl learns about heaven by asking her mother all kinds of questions.

Aug 18, 2017
Wheels and axles in my makerspace by Miller, Tim, 1973- author. Wheels and axles in my makerspace

"Children will enjoy this fascinating book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the wheel and axle. Simple text describes the structure and uses of wheels and axles, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make their own. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the wheel and axle they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team."--

Aug 18, 2017
Who was Alexander Hamilton? by Pollack, Pam, author. Who was Alexander Hamilton?

Highlights the life and accomplishments of the founding father, from his childhood as an orphan in the West Indies to his role in developing the Constitution and his tragic death in a duel with Aaron Burr.

Aug 16, 2017
Who was Pete Seeger? by MacCarry, Noel, author. Who was Pete Seeger?

Presents the life of the folk singer and social activist, and discusses his role in the union, anti-war, civil rights, and environmental movements and the opposition he sometimes aroused for his radical views.

Aug 16, 2017
Wicked bugs - the meanest, deadliest, grossest bugs on earth by Stewart, Amy, author. Wicked bugs - the meanest, deadliest, grossest bugs on earth

"Wicked Bugs: The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth is a middle-grade adaptation of Amy Stewart's Wicked Bugs that features profiles of the world's scariest, deadliest, and grossest bugs, from the most painful hornet to flies that transmit deadly diseases to millipedes that stop traffic, to "bookworms" that devour libraries. With its featured bugs organized by categories that match the upper elementary science curriculum, this humorous, fascinating, and seriously icky book will has colo

Aug 13, 2017

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