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Big machines - the story of Virginia Lee Burton by Rinker, Sherri Duskey, author. Big machines - the story of Virginia Lee Burton

Desribes the life of the children's book author and illustrator, conveying her life at Folly Cove, her love of dance, and how she was able to create images of machinery, including those used in her book, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.

Sep 20, 2017
Bighorn sheep by Gagne, Tammy. Bighorn sheep

Learn about where the Bighorn sheep lives, how it looks, and how it grows from a lamb to an adult Bighorn sheep ready to survive in the wild.

Sep 15, 2017
Birthdays - beyond cake and ice cream by Tate, Nikki, 1962- author. Birthdays - beyond cake and ice cream

"How do you celebrate the day you joined the world? Find out whose party includes a horse race, which culture does a coming-of-age fire-ant ritual, and other wonderful ways birthdays are celebrated around the world"--

Sep 20, 2017
Birthdays around the world by Ruurs, Margriet, author. Birthdays around the world

"Every child in the world has a birthday. But how children celebrate this occasion depends on where they live. In this latest addition to the Around the World series, award-winning author Margriet Ruurs explores the fascinating ways that children experience birthdays. You'll meet fourteen kids from different countries, each celebrating a birthday according to their local traditions. Bram from Belgium never gets to sleep in on his birthday - his family wakes him up by clanging pots and pans. For

Sep 15, 2017
Bomb squad technicians in action by Baxter, Roberta, 1952- author. Bomb squad technicians in action

Give readers an inside look at the dangerous job of bomb squad technicians. Additional features include a table of contents, a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, a selected bibliography, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.

Sep 20, 2017
Bonnard from A to Z by Sellier, Marie. Bonnard from A to Z

Sep 16, 2017
Books! books! books! - explore the amazing collection of the British Library by Manning, Mick, author. Books! books! books! - explore the amazing collection of the British Library

Calling all young bibliophiles! Peek inside the world’s greatest library and get the inside story on some of the rarest, oddest, most valuable, and best-loved books in its vaunted collection. A tiny prayer book carried by a queen to her execution. An atlas so huge that it takes six people to lift it. A handmade gospel hidden in a saint’s coffin, and Shakespearean folios so precious they are kept in a bombproof storeroom. From stories of man-eating monsters, brave knights, and wicked witches to t

Sep 15, 2017
Botticelli by Venezia, Mike. Botticelli

Examines the life and work of the Italian painter of the early Renaissance, describing and giving examples of his art.

Sep 16, 2017
Bound by ice - a true North Pole survival story by Wallace, Sandra Neil, author. Bound by ice - a true North Pole survival story

In the years following the Civil War, "Arctic fever" gripped the American public, fueled by myths of a fertile, tropical sea at the top of the world. Several explorers attempted to find a route to the North Pole, but none succeeded. Bound by Ice follows the journey of George Washington De Long and the crew of the USSJeannette, who departed San Francisco in the summer of 1879 hoping to find a route to the North Pole. However, in mid-September the ship became locked in ice north of Siberia and dri

Sep 18, 2017
Building bridges by Enz, Tammy, author. Building bridges

Uses engaging nonfiction text and hands-on projects to help young readers explore real-life bridge engineering projects, including the science behind how these structures are planned and built.

Sep 15, 2017
Cacti barely need water! by Cole, Tayler, author. Cacti barely need water!

"Deserts aren't home to many plants. Those that live in such dry, hot environments need to have special adaptations to thrive. The many kinds of cacti do! Readers explore the ways cacti conserve water, their unique habitats, and the features that make them a weird plant, compared to the tulips in your garden! From spines to flowers, full-color photographs and a plant diagram show readers what many species of cacti look like"--Provided by publisher.

Sep 16, 2017
California by Newman, Lauren, author. California

As the center of the United States entertainment and technology industries, California has a major cultural impact on the rest of the country. Readers will explore this coastal state and find out what makes so many people want to live there. They will also check out the local wildlife, get a taste of California cuisine, and more.

Sep 18, 2017
Cambodia by Mara, Wil, author. Cambodia

"This book details the history, culture, geography and government of Cambodia."--Provided by publisher.

Sep 18, 2017
Campfire chef - mouthwatering campfire recipes by Omoth, Tyler, author. Campfire chef - mouthwatering campfire recipes

"Easy-to-follow instructions and cooking tips teach young readers how to cook a variety of mouthwatering campfire recipes"--

Sep 20, 2017
Canada by Mara, Wil, author. Canada

Located directly north of the United States, Canada is one of the worlds largest countries. Within its borders lie sprawling areas of harsh, untouched wilderness as well as densely populated modern cities. Readers will experience all sides of this North American nation as they explore its history and learn more about its people. They will find themselves immersed in Canadian culture as they learn about the countrys government, economy, traditions, and much more.

Sep 18, 2017
Cézanne by Spence, David, 1957- Cézanne

Presents the life and accomplishments of the French painter known for his landscapes and still lifes and discusses his famous paintings.

Sep 16, 2017
Cézanne from A to Z by Sellier, Marie. Cézanne from A to Z

The life of the French painter, Paul Cezanne, arranged in vignettes suggested by an alphabetical sequence of French words that focus on a key element of his life or work.

Sep 16, 2017
Chagall by Pozzi, Gianni, 1951- Chagall

Traces the life of the noted painter, from his birth in Russia to his death in France.

Sep 16, 2017
Children around the world by Brundle, Joanna, author. Children around the world

Learn about the lives of children around the world, including their family life, what they eat, their school uniforms, and what their schooldays are like. Also learn about playtime, home life, pets, and bedtime for children in other countires. A map at the end shows all the countries discussed, from Australia to Vietnam.

Sep 17, 2017
Chilling cemeteries by Markovics, Joyce L., author. Chilling cemeteries

Explores four haunted cemeteries, including Barnes, Hollywood, Santa Paula, and Sleepy Hollow cemeteries.

Sep 20, 2017