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How small is a hummingbird? by Waldendorf, Kurt, author. How small is a hummingbird?

Examines the size of a hummingbird through simple text, photographs, and measurement comparisons.

May 23, 2017
How strong is an ant? by Waldendorf, Kurt, author. How strong is an ant?

Introduces the strength of an ant to readers through simple text, photograph, and measurement comparisons.

May 23, 2017
How tall is a giraffe? by Waldendorf, Kurt, author. How tall is a giraffe?

Examines the height of a giraffe through simple text, photograph, and measurement comparisons.

May 23, 2017
Ibtihaj Muhammad - Olympic fencer by Lajiness, Katie, author. Ibtihaj Muhammad - Olympic fencer

"Meet Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad! Muhammad's life story is examined from her childhood in New Jersey where she began fencing at age thirteen, to a 2005 Junior Olympic championship and 2014 Senior World Team championship. Learn about Muhammad's Olympic career at Rio de Janeiro games where she won a bronze medal."--

May 23, 2017
Illinois by Swanson, Angie, author. Illinois

"The book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of Illinois"--

May 19, 2017
Inclined planes by Rivera, Andrea, author. Inclined planes

"From moving ramps to playground slides, inclined planes are at work all over in our world today. Learn all about them in five easy-to-read chapters. Vibrant, full-color photos, bolded glossary words, and a key stats section let readers zoom in even deeper." --Publisher's description.

May 23, 2017
Information technology by Reeves, Diane Lindsey, 1959- author. Information technology

May 19, 2017
Iowa by Swanson, Angie, author. Iowa

"This book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of Iowa"--

May 19, 2017
Islam by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author. Islam

May 23, 2017
Jaguar by Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author. Jaguar

It's early morning in the Amazon rain forest. A caiman glides through the waters of a muddy river. Suddenly, with a huge splash, a jaguar leaps from its hiding place on the riverbank. In an instant, the jaguar sinks its sharp teeth into the caiman's thick, scaly skin. The caiman struggles and tries to fight back, but it's no match for the powerful jungle cat. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book giv

May 23, 2017
Journey around our national parks by Zschock, Martha Day, author. Journey around our national parks

An alphabetical tour of the American National Park system explores the biodiversity, sights, activities, and history of these places.

May 23, 2017
Judaism by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author. Judaism

May 23, 2017
Junk drawer engineering - 25 construction challenges that don't cost a thing by Mercer, Bobby, 1961- author. Junk drawer engineering - 25 construction challenges that don't cost a thing

"Children love challenges, especially ones that involve hands-on experimentation and friendly competition. Can they build a bridge using only pasta and glue, one that a toy car can drive both under and over, and is sturdy enough to carry a considerable weight? Can they construct a "roller coaster" from recycled cardboard tubes in which the marble "car" jumps a track to land safely at its final destination? And can they create a device to safely catch a freefalling egg? These projects and more ca

May 23, 2017
Kansas by Swanson, Angie, author. Kansas

"This book uses maps, full color photographs, and easy-to-read text to introduce the state of Kansas"--

May 19, 2017
Kate Warne - Pinkerton detective by Moss, Marissa, author. Kate Warne - Pinkerton detective

When Kate Warne applied for a job with the Pinkerton Agency, Pinkerton assumed she wanted to cook or clean, but he agreed to try her out as an agent. Assigned to a tough case with high stakes, Warne went undercover and not only found the stolen money, she got almost all of it returned. The Adams Express Case made the reputation of the fledgling Pinkerton Agency, turning it into the biggest, most prestigious detective company in the world. Warne went on to direct an entire women's division of det

May 23, 2017
King Tut - the hidden tomb by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author. King Tut - the hidden tomb

Explores the mysteries surrounding King Tutankhamen and the discovery of his tomb, the treasures found within his tomb, the tomb's famous curse, and theories on the cause of his death.

May 23, 2017
Knights by Gitlin, Marty, author. Knights

Provides information on knights, including their origins in medieval Europe, what their training was like, and their role in the Crusades.

May 23, 2017
Lands of long ago by Wood, A. J., 1960- author. Lands of long ago

Encourages readers to learn about world history from the Stone Age to the pirates of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by searching for anachronisms in each historical scene.

May 23, 2017
Lasers by Bow, James, author. Lasers

Light is a powerful thing. Light from the sun gives humans life and can be used in a variety of ways using a focused beam of light called a laser. From DVD players to laser pointers, there are many different kinds of lasers. Even fiber optics communication and cutting devices use laser technology to produce great things. This book explores the possibilities of light, bringing amazing facts about lasers to the eyes of enthusiastic readers interested in this cutting-edge technology.

May 23, 2017
LeBron James by Nagelhout, Ryan, author. LeBron James

Profiles the life and career of the professional basketball star, including information on his childhood and family life, his years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and his Olympic experiences.

May 23, 2017

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