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Jesse Owens by Calkhoven, Laurie, author. Jesse Owens

Meet Jesse Owens, an African American runner who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin! What made his achievement even more memorable was that Adolph Hitler expected the Olympic Games to be a German showcase. In fact, he criticized the United States for even including black athletes on its Olympic roster. According to many reports, after Owens won his fourth gold medal, Hitler stormed out of the stadium. In 1936 Jesse Owens took a stand against racism and made history. --Publisher

Feb 19, 2017
John Ronald's dragons - the story of J.R.R. Tolkien by McAlister, Caroline, 1960- author. John Ronald's dragons - the story of J.R.R. Tolkien

"A captivating picture book biography of a boy who imagined a world full of dragons and grew up to be beloved author J. R. R. Tolkien. John Ronald loved dragons. He liked to imagine dragons when he was alone, and with his friends, and especially when lifegot hard or sad. After his mother died and he had to live with a cold-hearted aunt, he looked for dragons. He searched for them at his boarding school. And when he fought in a Great War, he felt as if terrible, destructive dragons were everywher

Feb 18, 2017
Keith Haring - the boy who just kept drawing by Haring, Kay, author. Keith Haring - the boy who just kept drawing

Feb 19, 2017
Knights & castles - a LEGO adventure in the real world by Arlon, Penelope, author. Knights & castles - a LEGO adventure in the real world

LEGO minfigures introduce readers to the Middle Ages, sharing facts about what life was like for knights, servants, and royalty.

Feb 19, 2017
Kyrie Irving by Fishman, Jon M, author. Kyrie Irving

Feb 18, 2017
Kyrie Irving by Fishman, Jon M., author. Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving was a National Basketball Association (NBA) star before he played a game in the league. Kyrie was the first pick in the 2011 NBA draft, and Cleveland Cavaliers fans were anxious to see what the high-flying guard could do. Kyrie was ready for all the attention. He scored almost twenty points per game for the Cavs and was named NBA Rookie of the Year. In 2014, Kyrie won the Most Valuable Player award at the NBA All-Star Game. Read more about one of the NBA's best players.

Feb 23, 2017
Learn to program by Lyons, Heather (Heather K.), author. Learn to program

"Learn programming basics in this kid-friendly, easy-to-follow book. It covers computer languages, writing programs, bugs, and loops using real-world examples and fun illustrations. Online and offline activities also boost learning and skills."--

Feb 19, 2017
Learning to plan and be organized - executive function skills for kids with AD/HD by Nadeau, Kathleen G., author. Learning to plan and be organized - executive function skills for kids with AD/HD

"Featuring real-life advice, strategies, and tips, Learning to Plan and Be Organized is a practical guide that teaches kids with AD/HD how to enhance their executive function skills of planning and organization. This reader-friendly and easy-to-use book includes checklists, pointers, and activities. The book also includes illustrations that will help hold children's interest. Includes additional resources for parents." -- Amazon.com.

Feb 23, 2017
Lebron James - Basketball's King by Nagelhout, Ryan/ Sharp, Anne Lebron James - Basketball's King

Feb 18, 2017
Lebron James by Gitlin, Marty Lebron James

Feb 18, 2017
LEGO Batman movie - the making of the movie by Miller-Zarneke, Tracey, author. LEGO Batman movie - the making of the movie

"Go behind the cowl! With exclusive insights from the filmmakers, animators, and LEGO designers, The LEGO Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie tells the inside story of how Warner Bros. and the LEGO Group joined creative forces to bring Batman's brick world to life"--Provided by publisher.

Feb 19, 2017
Let's estimate - a book about estimating and rounding numbers by Adler, David A, author. Let's estimate - a book about estimating and rounding numbers

"This introduction to the mathematical estimating and rounding explains the difference between the two, their uses, and gives directions for estimating and rounding."--

Feb 18, 2017
Madagascar by Orr, Tamra, author. Madagascar

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

Feb 18, 2017
Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Sports by Levete, Sarah, author. Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Sports

"This exciting title inspires readers to get active, use their creativity, and collaborate to explore new ideas in the world of sports. Engaging activities, inspiring biographies, and clear photographs help readers create new and entertaining sports gamesand activities. A focus on accessibility and safety makes this title a strong addition to any makerspace"--

Feb 18, 2017
Malala Yousafzai by McAneney, Caitie, author. Malala Yousafzai

Feb 18, 2017
Marie Curie by Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (María Isabel), author. Marie Curie

Marie Curie, renowned for her work on radioactivity, was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win in two fields (chemistry and physics), and the first woman to hold a chair position at the Sorbonne. Marie Curie for Kids details Curie's remarkable life, from her childhood under a repressive czar in Poland to her tireless work supporting herself through college to meeting her ideal match in scientist Pierre Curie to her revolutionary research. --

Feb 19, 2017
Martina & Chrissie - The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports by Bildner, Phil/ Helquist, Brett (ILT) Martina & Chrissie - The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports

Feb 18, 2017
Mickey Mantle - the Commerce Comet by Winter, Jonah, 1962- author. Mickey Mantle - the Commerce Comet

Traces the life and baseball career of the legend, discussing the records he set and some he still holds.

Feb 18, 2017
Mimicry and relationships by Pryor, Kimberley Jane. Mimicry and relationships

"Discusses how animals use mimicry and relationships to protect themselves from predators or to catch prey"--Provided by publisher.

Feb 18, 2017
Misty Copeland by Calkhoven, Laurie, author. Misty Copeland

Discusses Misty Copeland's family, childhood, and early dancing years before she became a world famous ballerina.

Feb 19, 2017

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