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Torpedoed! - a World War II story of a sinking passenger ship and two children's survival at sea by Mullenbach, Cheryl, author. Torpedoed! - a World War II story of a sinking passenger ship and two children's survival at sea

Recreates the events surrounding the attack by a German U-boat on the Athenia in 1939 through firsthand accounts and interviews with survivors.

Aug 18, 2017
Tortoises by Black, Vanessa, 1973- author. Tortoises

Describes the characteristics of tortoises, explaining how they lay eggs and survive attacks by predators.

Aug 18, 2017
Tractors by Oachs, Emily Rose, author. Tractors

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

Aug 21, 2017
Transphobia - deal with it and be a gender transcender by Skelton, J. Wallace, author. Transphobia - deal with it and be a gender transcender

Discusses transphobia and transgender, gender neutral, and gender nonconforming people, covering reasons for transphobia, typical situations, and ways to respond to events that indicate transphobia and to help someone else who is transgender.

Aug 18, 2017
Trees in fall by Gleisner, Jenna Lee, author. Trees in fall

"Engage readers with the story of what happens to trees in fall. Readers are introduced to the concepts of weather, how it changes in fall, and what its changes mean for trees and their leaves. Additional features include a table of contents, phonetic glossary, index, and sources for further research. A kid-friendly project inspires creativity and hands-on fun"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 21, 2017
Troop transport by Yomtov, Nelson, author. Troop transport

"Engaging images accompany information about troop transport missions. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"--

Aug 18, 2017
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
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
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

Aug 24, 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
Undead monsters - from mummies to zombies by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author. Undead monsters - from mummies to zombies

Learn about the many ways in which the undead are part of our everyday lives while exploring scientific research efforts to hunt for or disprove the existence of mummies, zombies, and other undead creatures.

Aug 21, 2017
Understanding coding by building algorithms by Harris, Patricia, 1943 October 17- author. Understanding coding by building algorithms

Describes how mathematical algorithms can be used in computer coding, discussing the Turing machine and the modern-day use of flowcharts and pseudocode.

Aug 21, 2017
Understanding coding like a programmer by Harris, Patricia, 1943 October 17- author. Understanding coding like a programmer

Discusses how computer programmers use computational thinking to break problems into smaller pieces and develop data structures to achieve successful mathematical outcomes.

Aug 21, 2017
Understanding coding through debugging by Harris, Patricia, 1943 October 17- author. Understanding coding through debugging

Describes the task of debugging in computer programming, discussing how it requires investigation and looking at code with systematic thinking to determine and solve a problem.

Aug 21, 2017
Understanding coding through simulations by Harris, Patricia, 1943 October 17- author. Understanding coding through simulations

Describes how simulation can assist in understanding complex problems, discusses how it is built on reality and requires varied components, and highlights how it can be applied in computer coding.

Aug 21, 2017
Understanding coding using Boolean logic by Harris, Patricia, 1943 October 17- author. Understanding coding using Boolean logic

Describes how Boolean logic can be formulated and used in computer programming to design successful logic gates.

Aug 21, 2017
Understanding coding using conditionals by Harris, Patricia, 1943 October 17- author. Understanding coding using conditionals

Discusses the importance of conditionals, or true or false statements, in computer programming, describing how lists, tables, and loops can be used to help formulate programs.

Aug 21, 2017
Understanding our head by Beevor, Lucy, author. Understanding our head

Aug 21, 2017
Understanding our skeleton by Beevor, Lucy, author. Understanding our skeleton

Aug 21, 2017

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