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The animal book - over 100 incredible creatures and how we share the planet with them by Martin, Ruth, 1977- author. The animal book - over 100 incredible creatures and how we share the planet with them

Animals are all around us, but sometimes we forget just how remarkable they are. In this beautiful hardback, we take a look at some of the world's most incredible creatures, from those you can spot in your back garden, to more endangered species in jungles, deserts, and freezing oceans. We also explore our relationship with these animals and how humans are affecting their lives and habitats.

Oct 16, 2017
50 things you should know about the Civil War by Wright, John D., 1938- author. 50 things you should know about the Civil War

In 1860, the North and the South of the United States were very different societies. The North had abolished slavery in the early 19th century, while the South still relied on slaves to work on its farms and plantations. The first chapter will set the scene, showing how simmering tensions over the right to keep slaves in the new states that were being founded as the country pushed westwards eventually erupted into war following the election of the pro-abolition president, Abraham Lincoln. The mi

Oct 16, 2017
Wild winter creatures! by Kratt, Martin, author. Wild winter creatures!

PBS's successful animated show Wild Kratts joins the adventures of zoologists Chris and Martin Kratt as they travel to animal habitats around the globe. Along the way, they encounter incredible creatures while combining science education with fun. Boys and girls 4 to 6 will love learning to read as the Kratts investigate the different ways in which certain creatures live and survive in cold climates in this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader. Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short se

Oct 15, 2017
The Nutcracker & the Mouse King by Raecke, Renate, 1943- author. The Nutcracker & the Mouse King

A new retelling of Nutcracker, a tale that is perfect for celebrating the magic of the Christmas season.

Oct 15, 2017
Miguel's brave knight - young Cervantes and his dream of Don Quixote by Engle, Margarita. Miguel's brave knight - young Cervantes and his dream of Don Quixote

Describes how Miguel de Cervantes found refuge from his childhood troubles by daydreaming of a brave knight who would right the wrongs of the world, the inspiration for his famous character Don Quixote.

Oct 15, 2017
Leatherback turtle migration by Hansen, Grace, author. Leatherback turtle migration

"Readers will learn about the impressive migration of leatherback turtles from around the globe. The title will cover information like why and when they migrate, how far they migrate, and where they migrate." - Abdo Publishing website.

Oct 15, 2017
Laura's album - a remembrance scrapbook of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Anderson, William, 1952- compiler, author of prologue. Laura's album - a remembrance scrapbook of Laura Ingalls Wilder

A spectacular full-color scrapbook of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life and the Little House books featuring historic family photos, reproductions of original documents, and other special memorabilia. Beloved by millions as the author of the classic Little House books, Laura Ingalls Wilder led a rich life that spanned almost a century of American history. She saved many mementos from her past, including early writings, letters, drawings, photographs, and more. Lovingly preserved in private and public

Oct 15, 2017
How to be an elephant - growing up in the African wild by Roy, Katherine, author. How to be an elephant - growing up in the African wild

Provided by publisher.

Oct 15, 2017
Her right foot by Eggers, Dave, author. Her right foot

In this fascinating, fun take on nonfiction, uniquely American in its frank tone and honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation. Can you believe that?

Oct 15, 2017
Hawk mother - the story of a red-tailed hawk who hatched chickens by Hagedorn, Kara, author. Hawk mother - the story of a red-tailed hawk who hatched chickens

What happens when two baby chickens find themselves in a nest with a hawk? Don't hawks usually eat chickens? Sunshine, a red-tailed hawk, can no longer fly free. But her instinct to be a mother is so strong that she builds a nest in her aviary every spring and lays two infertile eggs. One year, Kara, her caretaker, decides to try something different. She gives Sunshine two chicken eggs. Join zoologist Kara Hagedorn and Sunshine to find out what happens in this delightful story of interspecies co

Oct 15, 2017
Farm to table - organic food by Squire, Ann, author. Farm to table - organic food

Oct 15, 2017
A fair deal - shopping for social justice by Jones, Kari, 1966- author. A fair deal - shopping for social justice

"This nonfiction book in the Orca Footprints series, illustrated with color photographs throughout, looks at trade from the perspective of making it fair for all people."--

Oct 15, 2017
Bugs from head to tail by Roderick, Stacey, author. Bugs from head to tail

"Part bug book, part guessing game, Bugs from Head to Tail is the third book in the successful Head to Tail series. This informational picture book challenges readers to guess which creepy crawly each of the eight body parts belong to. The refrain (for example, "What bug has a head like this?") offers just the right amount of repetition for little readers and invites them to join in on the guessing fun! The following spread reveals the answer and provides a short overview of the critter - includ

Oct 15, 2017
The year with Grandma Moses by Nikola-Lisa, W., author. The year with Grandma Moses

A collection of paintings and memoirs by the American folk artist describing the seasons and their related activities in rural upstate New York.

Oct 14, 2017
Who is Ralph Lauren? by O'Connor, Jane, author. Who is Ralph Lauren?

"The polo player with the raised mallet - everyone knows the Ralph Lauren logo. Now readers can learn the amazing story of the man who is a true American fashion icon. Born in the Bronx, even as a teenager Ralph Lauren was known for his distinctive fashion sense, having a taste for both classic preppy clothes and vintage looks like beat-up leather jackets. He got his start in the fashion business by selling ties that he designed. From ties he went on to create a global fashion empire. In this ea

Oct 14, 2017
Who Am I? - An Animal Guessing Game by Page, Robin/ Jenkins, Steve Who Am I? - An Animal Guessing Game

Oct 14, 2017
When I was a turkey - based on the PBS documentary My life as a turkey / Joe Hutto with Brenda Z. Guiberson. by Hutto, Joe. When I was a turkey - based on the PBS documentary My life as a turkey / Joe Hutto with Brenda Z. Guiberson.

Oct 14, 2017
Walrus migration by Hansen, Grace, author. Walrus migration

Readers will learn about the impressive migration of Pacific Walruses. The title will cover information like why and when they migrate, how far they migrate, and where they migrate. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.

Oct 14, 2017
Vincent can't sleep - Van Gogh paints the night sky by Rosenstock, Barb, author. Vincent can't sleep - Van Gogh paints the night sky

Describes how Van Gogh's insomnia, possibly a symptom of mental or phyical illness, allowed him to view the night sky while everyone else was asleep and influenced how he saw the world around him.

Oct 14, 2017
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Randall, Emma (ILT) The Twelve Days of Christmas

Oct 14, 2017

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