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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?

Sep 20, 2017
Hero dogs! - true stories of amazing animal heroes! by Quattlebaum, Mary, author. Hero dogs! - true stories of amazing animal heroes!

It's all in a days work for man's best friend! Hero Dogs! presents three heartwarming stories of courageous canines. You'll meet Glory, the bloodhound who helps track down lost pets, friendly terriers who play with orphaned hippos, and one amazing firehouse pup. Follow along on their adventures as they save lives and change the world.

Sep 15, 2017
Hidden wildlife - how animals hide in plain sight by Arnosky, Jim, author, illustrator. Hidden wildlife - how animals hide in plain sight

"Animals know that in order to survive, they must stay hidden--and, fortunately, nature helps them by providing coloration that camouflages them in their habitat. Award-winning author and illustrator Jim Arnosky looks at this most artful and beautiful aspect of animal life, from the dappled spots on a fawn and the leaf-like markings on a Copperhead snake to the white fur of the snowshoe hare in winter and the changing colors of the octopus. Featuring five large gatefolds, this stunning book cove

Sep 15, 2017
Hog wild! - a frenzy of dance music by Boynton, Sandra, author, illustrator. Hog wild! - a frenzy of dance music

This sixth collection of Boynton songs features a variety of song types from gotta-dance, to sassy, to sweet and endearing, and includes a CD featuring a roster of superstars singing the songs.

Sep 15, 2017
Homes around the world by Brundle, Joanna, author. Homes around the world

Looks at the diversity of homes around the world. It introduces children to the similarities and differences found in homes in different cultures.

Sep 17, 2017
Honeybees by Heiligman, Deborah, author. Honeybees

Jump in and get up close to honey bees to learn all about what they are, how hard they work, and the important tasks they perform during their life cycle. Adorable illustrations and kid-friendly text make complex science fun and easy to understand. Every Jump Into Science book ends with a hands-on experiment to fully engage readers and extra material to stimulate further learning.

Sep 15, 2017
How many guinea pigs can fit on a plane? - answers to your most clever math questions by Overdeck, Laura, author. How many guinea pigs can fit on a plane? - answers to your most clever math questions

How many bees does it take to make one jar of honey? How many soccer balls would fit inside a hollow Earth? How many pieces of gum would it take to stick you to a wall?and keep you there? Believe it or not, you can find out the answers to these questions yourself?using math! Combining questions from real readers like you with surprising answers, Laura Overdeck's How Many Guinea Pigs Can Fit on a Plane? proves that numbers can be fun?and that math is power.

Sep 15, 2017
How the Cookie Crumbled - The True and Not-so-true Stories of the Invention of the Chocolate Chip Cookie by Ford, Gilbert How the Cookie Crumbled - The True and Not-so-true Stories of the Invention of the Chocolate Chip Cookie

Sep 16, 2017
How to ace the National Geographic Bee - official study guide by Cunha, Stephen F., author. How to ace the National Geographic Bee - official study guide

This book promotes the concepts that the National Geography Standards say U.S. students in grades 4 to 8 should understand. It will serve as a creative road map for students and teachers preparing for the Bee.

Sep 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.

Sep 20, 2017
How to build robots by Derrington, Louise, author. How to build robots

"This title shows readers how to build robots they can really power and move, such as a robotic hand, desktop robot, and many more. Easy-to-follow instructions, handy template, dynamic photographs, and easily accessible materials make these projects challenging, fun, and highly rewarding!"--

Sep 15, 2017
How to survive as a firefly by Foote, Kristen, author. How to survive as a firefly

How to Survive as a Firefly provides a unique take on insect science that will entertain and educate in and out of the classroom. Full of opportunities for extended learning, this book includes fun facts hidden throughout the hilarious illustrated story - and after, a glossary of important terms and some real photos of fireflies. If you've ever wondered how these fascinating beetles grow and glow, and you like to laugh while you learn, this book is for you!.

Sep 15, 2017
Humpback whale migration by Hansen, Grace, author. Humpback whale migration

"Readers will learn about the impressive migration of North Pacific humpback whales. 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." - Abdo Publishing website.

Sep 20, 2017
I am Marc Chagall - text loosely inspired by My Life by Marc Chagall by Landmann, Bimba. I am Marc Chagall - text loosely inspired by My Life by Marc Chagall

Presents a biography of the Russian artist from his point of view, detailing his struggle to find acceptance for his work and his why he chose the themes he did for his art.

Sep 16, 2017
I like the farm by Rotner, Shelley, author, photographer. I like the farm

Children share what they like about the farm.

Sep 18, 2017
Illinois by Gregory, Josh, author. Illinois

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

Sep 18, 2017
Illustrated stories from Shakespeare. At head of title Usborne. by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Illustrated stories from Shakespeare. At head of title Usborne.

Provided by amazon.com.

Sep 15, 2017
Imagine that! - how Dr. Seuss wrote The cat in the hat by Sierra, Judy, author. Imagine that! - how Dr. Seuss wrote The cat in the hat

Presents an account of the early career of Ted Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, describing how he adhered to strict literary guidelines while writing "The Cat in the Hat."

Sep 17, 2017
In the desert by Spilsbury, Louise, author. In the desert

As global climate change advances, more parts of Earth are becoming desert. How to slow this process is just one area of research scientists study in the desert biome. Like the animals and plants that can survive it, scientists must learn how to work in the hot, dry conditions of the desert. Readers find out their strategies for working in deserts, such as using solar power and even burning human waste! In addition, STEM topics such as robotics, drones, and climate research are described and ill

Sep 16, 2017
Islands and archipelagos by Salaka, Michael, author. Islands and archipelagos

Explores the science behind islands and archipelagos, including how they are formed by nature and also made by humans.

Sep 16, 2017

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