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Flying creepy crawlers by Turner, Matt, 1964- author. Flying creepy crawlers

Looks at flying insects, describing their physical features and defense mechanisms, and including such creatures as bumblebees, paper wasps, shorthorn grasshoppers, and blowflies.

Sep 25, 2017
Food around the world. by Brundle, Joanna. Food around the world.

Learn about the different kinds of food people eat around the world. Read about traditional foods, like Russian borscht and Indian curry. Learn about food and religious festivals, fasting, where people get food, the different ways to eat food, and learn about hunger in the world. A map at the end shows the different countries discussed, from Borneo to USA.

Sep 26, 2017
Freshwater biome by Hansen, Grace, author. Freshwater biome

Introduces the idea of a biome and describes the main characteristics of such freshwater biomes as ponds and lakes, and rivers and streams, and the plants and animals that may live there.

Sep 20, 2017
Frida Kahlo and her animalitos by Brown, Monica, 1969- author. Frida Kahlo and her animalitos

"Chronicles Frida's life -- from her childhood to her rise as one of the world's most influential painters -- capturing the beauty and strength of Frida's creative spirit, which carried her through tragedy and triumph, and the animals that inspired her along the way." -- Book jacket.

Sep 25, 2017
Gauguin by Siponta De Salvia, Maria. Gauguin

Discusses the style and technique of the French Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin.

Sep 25, 2017
Grassland biome by Hansen, Grace, author. Grassland biome

Introduces the idea of a biome and describes the two different types of grassland biome--tropical, or savanna, and temperate--and the plants and animals that may live there.

Sep 20, 2017
Great Lakes shipwrecks by Shofner, Melissa Raé, author. Great Lakes shipwrecks

Looks at the history of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, from the "white hurricane" of 1913 to the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Sep 25, 2017
Grit and grace - heroic women of the Bible by Rivadeneira, Caryn Dahlstrand, author. Grit and grace - heroic women of the Bible

Experience the grit and grace of seventeen women of the Bible through creative first-person retellings of each person's story. This book connects preteen girls with the women of the Bible, showing them that they are created in the image of God to do mighty things in this world. Grit and Grace is for girls who long to know where they fit in God's kingdom, who want to know they are made for more than the frilly and frivolous, and that they can make a difference in the world around them. Through st

Sep 25, 2017
Guinness World Records - amazing animals. by Guinness World Records - amazing animals.

"Whether it's a selfie-taking monkey, a skateboarding dog or a weasel flying on a woodpecker, the world can't get enough of crazy animal stories. Guinness world records: amazing animals is the perfect opportunity to paws for thought and celebrate the incredible creatures that steal our hearts!"--Back cover.

Sep 22, 2017
Guinness world records 2018. by Guinness world records 2018.

The record-breaking records annual is back and packed with more incredible accomplishments, stunts, cutting-edge science and amazing sporting achievements than ever before. With more than 3,000 new and updated records and 1,000 eye-popping photos, it has thousands of new stats and facts and dazzling new features. There is so much to explore inside. Go on a whirlwind tour of the planet's most amazing places, from the largest swamps to the deepest points on Earth. Find out what happens when you gi

Sep 25, 2017
Harry Potter - A Journey Through a History of Magic by British Library (COR) Harry Potter - A Journey Through a History of Magic

Sep 21, 2017
Haunted houses around the world by Axelrod-Contrada, Joan, author. Haunted houses around the world

Explores some of the spookiest houses around the world.

Sep 25, 2017
Hawk mother - the story of a red-tailed hawk who hatched chickens by Hagedorn, Kara, author. Hawk mother - the story of a red-tailed hawk who hatched chickens

What happens when two baby chickens find themselves in a nest with a hawk? Don't hawks usually eat chickens? Sunshine, a red-tailed hawk, can no longer fly free. But her instinct to be a mother is so strong that she builds a nest in her aviary every spring and lays two infertile eggs. One year, Kara, her caretaker, decides to try something different. She gives Sunshine two chicken eggs. Join zoologist Kara Hagedorn and Sunshine to find out what happens in this delightful story of interspecies co

Sep 20, 2017
Her right foot by Eggers, Dave, author. Her right foot

In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, uniquely American in its frank tone and honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation. Can you believe that?

Sep 20, 2017
Hero dogs! - true stories of amazing animal heroes! by Quattlebaum, Mary, author. Hero dogs! - true stories of amazing animal heroes!

It's all in a days work for man's best friend! Hero Dogs! presents three heartwarming stories of courageous canines. You'll meet Glory, the bloodhound who helps track down lost pets, friendly terriers who play with orphaned hippos, and one amazing firehouse pup. Follow along on their adventures as they save lives and change the world.

Sep 25, 2017
Hidden wildlife - how animals hide in plain sight by Arnosky, Jim, author, illustrator. Hidden wildlife - how animals hide in plain sight

"Animals know that in order to survive, they must stay hidden--and, fortunately, nature helps them by providing coloration that camouflages them in their habitat. Award-winning author and illustrator Jim Arnosky looks at this most artful and beautiful aspect of animal life, from the dappled spots on a fawn and the leaf-like markings on a Copperhead snake to the white fur of the snowshoe hare in winter and the changing colors of the octopus. Featuring five large gatefolds, this stunning book cove

Sep 25, 2017
Hog wild! - a frenzy of dance music by Boynton, Sandra, author, illustrator. Hog wild! - a frenzy of dance music

This sixth collection of Boynton songs features a variety of song types from gotta-dance, to sassy, to sweet and endearing, and includes a CD featuring a roster of superstars singing the songs.

Sep 25, 2017
Homes around the world by Brundle, Joanna, author. Homes around the world

Looks at the diversity of homes around the world. It introduces children to the similarities and differences found in homes in different cultures.

Sep 26, 2017
Honeybees by Heiligman, Deborah, author. Honeybees

Jump in and get up close to honey bees to learn all about what they are, how hard they work, and the important tasks they perform during their life cycle. Adorable illustrations and kid-friendly text make complex science fun and easy to understand. Every Jump Into Science book ends with a hands-on experiment to fully engage readers and extra material to stimulate further learning.

Sep 25, 2017
How many guinea pigs can fit on a plane? - answers to your most clever math questions by Overdeck, Laura, author. How many guinea pigs can fit on a plane? - answers to your most clever math questions

How many bees does it take to make one jar of honey? How many soccer balls would fit inside a hollow Earth? How many pieces of gum would it take to stick you to a wall?and keep you there? Believe it or not, you can find out the answers to these questions yourself?using math! Combining questions from real readers like you with surprising answers, Laura Overdeck's How Many Guinea Pigs Can Fit on a Plane? proves that numbers can be fun?and that math is power.

Sep 25, 2017

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