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

Do programmers think differently than non-programmers? How do programmers approach problems and create solutions? This book explores several attributes of thinking used by programmers. Important STEM concepts are incorporated into the text to give readers an understanding of how STEM fits into the everyday work of a programmer. Readers will enjoy a glimpse inside the minds of some of the most creative minds in the computer world. Photographs and sidebars add to engaging text to give readers a cl

Oct 16, 2017
Understanding coding by building algorithms by Harris, Patricia, 1943 October 17- author. Understanding coding by building algorithms

"This detailed guide explores the historical development of algorithms and how they are used as a way of teaching computers to work through problems. Named for Persian mathematician Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, modern algorithms and functions make programming more efficient. Algorithms are simplified for readers using words, flowcharts, and pseudo code to build a beginning understanding of algorithms and how they are used in our modern, computerized world. Young coders and STEM students are s

Oct 16, 2017
That is my dream! by Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967, author. That is my dream!

"Dream Variation," one of Langston Hughes's most celebrated poems, about the dream of a world free of discrimination and racial prejudice, is now a picture book stunningly illustrated by Daniel Miyares...An African-American boy faces the harsh reality of segregation and racial prejudice, but he dreams of a different life--one full of freedom, hope, and wild possibility, where he can fling his arms wide in the face of the sun"--

Oct 16, 2017
Spiders! - strange and wonderful by Pringle, Laurence, 1935- author. Spiders! - strange and wonderful

An accessible and comprehensive introduction to spider species from all over the world.

Oct 16, 2017
Silent days, silent dreams by Say, Allen, author. Silent days, silent dreams

A fictional biography of James Castle, a deaf, autistic artist whose drawings hang in major museums throughout the world.

Oct 16, 2017
Sandwiches! by Deering, Alison, author. Sandwiches!

"From a classic PB&J to a triple-decker club, discover everything you've ever wanted to know (and MORE) about America's favorite food: SANDWICHES! In this cookbook meets guidebook, kids and adults will learn to assemble and enjoy a variety of delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert sandwiches. With fun factoids and trivia, plus an array of vegetarian sandwiches and regional specialties, this truly is the ultimate guide to what takes place between the bread." -- Amazon.com.

Oct 16, 2017
Rewilding - giving nature a second chance by Drake, Jane, author. Rewilding - giving nature a second chance

"A comprehensive look at the environmental movement of rewilding whereby habitats are restored to their natural states and native plants and animals are reintroduced to these habitats around the world."--

Oct 16, 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.

Oct 16, 2017
Ponies by Roberts, Angela, 1972- author. Ponies

"A Step 2 Step into reading, all about ponies!"--

Oct 16, 2017
Polly and her duck costume - the true story of a little blind rescue goat by Lauricella, Leanne, author. Polly and her duck costume - the true story of a little blind rescue goat

Polly and Her Duck Costume tells the true story of Polly, a little blind goat who was rescued by Leanne Lauricella, rescuer of farmyard animals and founder of the immensely popular Instagram account The Goats of Anarchy. Polly has some trouble adapting to her new life until her new mom gives her a warm and fuzzy duck costume, which turns out to be the perfect fit! Follow along with Polly as she finds love with her new family, gains confidence, and makes new friends.

Oct 16, 2017
Penguins by Salomon, David, 1952- author. Penguins

"A Step 2 STEP INTO READING all about Penguins!"--

Oct 16, 2017
Old MacDonald had a farm by Grimly, Gris, author, illustrator. Old MacDonald had a farm

A new version of the traditional American song, with an unexpected twist at the end.

Oct 16, 2017
More girls who rocked the world - heroines from Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland by McCann, Michelle Roehm, 1968- author. More girls who rocked the world - heroines from Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland

"From the inspiring author of Girls Who Rocked the World comes another comprehensive collection of true, inspiring profiles of successful young women throughout history who made their mark on the world before turning twenty. Young women today crave strong, independent role models to look to for motivation. In the follow-up to the bestseller Girls Who Rocked the World, More Girls Who Rocked the World offers a fun and uplifting collection of influential stories with forty-five more movers and shak

Oct 16, 2017
The life and times of Martin Luther by Roth-Beck, Meike, 1960- author. The life and times of Martin Luther

This sophisticated book commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by examining the details of Martin Luther's life and his lasting legacy.

Oct 16, 2017
Leonardo and the pen that drew the future by Novelli, Luca, 1947- author. Leonardo and the pen that drew the future

Describes the life and accomplishments of the greatest thinker of the Renaissance, detailing his art works, his inventions, and his legacy.

Oct 16, 2017
Koala by Saxby, Claire, author. Koala

In a high tree fork, a grey ball unfurls. It's time for young Koala to leave his mother. Good luck, little Koala, you'll have many adventures finding a new home.

Oct 16, 2017
Harry Potter - A Journey Through a History of Magic by British Library (COR) Harry Potter - A Journey Through a History of Magic

Oct 16, 2017
Book of bones - 10 record-breaking animals by Balkan, Gabrielle, author. Book of bones - 10 record-breaking animals

"Ten record-breaking animal bones are introduced through a series of superlatives set up as a guessing game with clues. Readers examine animals' skeletons and guess to whom they belong; the answers are revealed in vibrant, full-color scenic habitats, with easily understood -- and humorous -- explanations. This entertaining introduction to the connection between animal bones (anatomy) and behavior is playful, relatable, and includes touch-and-feel finishes that bring the bones to life!"--Publishe

Oct 16, 2017
Bertha takes a drive by Adkins, Jan, 1944- author, illustrator. Bertha takes a drive

Oct 16, 2017
Basketballogy - supercool facts you never knew by Sylvester, Kevin, author. Basketballogy - supercool facts you never knew

"For die-hard basketball fans and casual spectators alike, this collection of fascinating facts about the game will be a welcome addition to their library. From the origins of the game to how much players are paid, and the evolution of the basketball shoe, this book covers a wide range of topics. Among others are how the color barrier was breached, the rise of women's basketball, and innovations that have made the game accessible to disabled athletes. Lots of humorous, colorful illustrations, ch

Oct 16, 2017

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