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The Prayer of St. Francis by Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226. The Prayer of St. Francis

Although the prayer of St. Francis is widely known and loved by people of all ages, here is a new slant a children's book that brings the prayer to life with tenderness, wonder and joy. A gentle, loving wolf is the protector and helper to his little forest friends, bringing them light to banish darkness, joy to counter their sadness, even contemplating the sunset with his arm around his friend the sheep. A short history of St. Francis and of the prayer is included to help readers put it in persp

Sep 15, 2017
The red bandanna by Rinaldi, Tom, author. The red bandanna

The inspirational story of September 11 hero Welles Crowther traces his faith-based outlook on life, his position as a volunteer in his local fire department and desire to join the FDNY, and how he sacrificed his life to save people trapped in the South Tower.

Sep 13, 2017
The secret world of Walter Anderson by Bass, Hester, 1956- The secret world of Walter Anderson

Residents along the Mississippi Gulf Coast thought Walter Anderson was odd, rowing across twelve miles of open water in a leaky skiff to reach Horn, an uninhabited island without running water or electricity. But this solitary artist didn't much care what they thought as he spent weeks at a time on his personal paradise, sleeping under his boat, sometimes eating whatever washed ashore, sketching and painting the natural surroundings and the animals that became his friends. Here Walter created so

Sep 16, 2017
The shape of the world - a portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright by Going, K. L. (Kelly L.), author. The shape of the world - a portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright

"A little boy who loves to find shapes in nature grows up to be one of America's greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright"--

Sep 17, 2017
The sister book - a guide to good times with your family by Thom, Kristi, author. The sister book - a guide to good times with your family

Celebrates the special bond that girls share with their siblings, offering ideas for activities to enjoy with one another and tips on getting through rough times together.

Sep 15, 2017
The Super Bowl - 12 reasons to love the NFL's big game by Silverman, Drew, 1982- author. The Super Bowl - 12 reasons to love the NFL's big game

"Tells the amazing facts, fascinating stories, and legendary players who made the league so popular."--Page 4 of cover.

Sep 15, 2017
The Super Bowl - more than a game by Ellenport, Craig. author. The Super Bowl - more than a game

Explains how the Super Bowl became the biggest single-day sporting event in the world, and why the action on the field is just the tip of the iceberg for this business and entertainment powerhouse.

Sep 18, 2017
The tractor race by Schuh, Mari C., 1975- The tractor race

"A photo-illustrated book for beginning readers that tells the story of a lawn mower race. Who will win this lawn tractor race? Includes a photo diagram"--

Sep 15, 2017
The way downtown - adventures in public transit by Gertsberg, Inna, author. The way downtown - adventures in public transit

Sep 16, 2017
The wedding portrait by Nagara, Innosanto, author. The wedding portrait

Sep 13, 2017
This is my continent by Bullard, Lisa, author. This is my continent

Noah and his babysitter Ruby explore the seven continents and their landmarks, from Asia's Great Wall of China and the Eiffel Tower in Europe to the Egyptian pyramids in Africa and the Golden Gate Bridge in North America.

Sep 15, 2017
Tiger sharks by Waxman, Laura Hamilton, author. Tiger sharks

"This photo-illustrated book describes the tiger shark, or as some call it, the garbage can of the sea. Explains their life cycle, how they hunt prey, and their ocean habitat. Includes information about how dangerous of a predator this shark is and how we can stay safe in the ocean with them"--

Sep 15, 2017
Tiny creepy crawlers by Turner, Matt, 1964- author. Tiny creepy crawlers

Looks at small size invertebrates, describing their physical features and adaptations for survival, and including such creatures as centipedes, mites, ticks, fleas, lice, sea spiders, and water bears.

Sep 15, 2017
Trickiest! - 19 Sneaky Animals by Jenkins, Steve Trickiest! - 19 Sneaky Animals

Sep 16, 2017
Tuesday takes me there - the healing journey of a veteran and his service dog by Montalván, Luis Carlos, author. Tuesday takes me there - the healing journey of a veteran and his service dog

From New York's Staten Island Ferry to a double-decker bus in Washington, DC, a delightful service dog, named Tuesday, narrates this journey -- with his disabled veteran partner -- to a very special place. Tuesday and Luis, an Iraq War veteran, must travel by boat, bus, train, horse, pedicab and more as they race from New York City to the countryside outside the nation's capitol for an important event. Along the way, they see many famous sites, share hilarious and touching adventures, and show

Sep 15, 2017
Twelve Days in May - Freedom Ride 1961 by Brimner, Larry Dane Twelve Days in May - Freedom Ride 1961

Sep 16, 2017
Twisted true tales from science - insane inventors by Bearce, Stephanie, author. Twisted true tales from science - insane inventors

"Nikola Tesla was crazy smart. He invented the idea for cell phones in 1893, discovered alternating current, and invented a death ray gun. Of course, he also talked to pigeons, ate only boiled food, and was scared of women who wore jewelry. He was an insane inventor. So was Henry Cavendish, who discovered hydrogen, calculated the density of the Earth, and was so scared of people that he had to write notes to communicate. Sir Isaac Newton discovered the laws of gravity, believed in magic, and tho

Sep 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 in the field"--

Sep 15, 2017
Understanding coding through debugging by Harris, Patricia, 1943 October 17- author. Understanding coding through debugging

"When computer programming pioneer Admiral Grace Hopper discovered a moth causing problems in a mechanical computer, the term debugging was born. This book explores how fixing programming and hardware problems has developed into a critical process for computer programmers. The text includes case studies and examples of debugging tools. Readers are challenged to review a simple program with a problem, and to locate the bug. This provides young computer programmers the chance to see debugging skil

Sep 16, 2017
Understanding coding through simulations by Harris, Patricia, 1943 October 17- author. Understanding coding through simulations

"Simulations help people understand large, complex problems using smaller, simpler models. This book delves into the history and thinking behind simulations. Readers will learn about Georg Leopold von Reiswitz's development of a Kriegsspiel for military training, and other major developments. This volume also gives examples of ways that simulations can be useful, and discusses data sources. A concluding simple simulation will round out the learning experience, and encourage readers to create the

Sep 16, 2017

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