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I see a pattern here Cover
Bruce Goldstone
Patterns can be so beautiful that people come from all over the world to see them, or so familiar you hardly notice them. They appear everywhere: beehives, dinner plates, even the bottoms of your shoes. Photographs show diverse examples from nature and artwork around the world. The secrets behind the patterns are revealed and gain fun ideas for making your own.
J 152.14 Gol
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Mar 26, 2015
It's great to be a girl! : a guide to your changing body Cover
Dannah Gresh
Suzy Weibel
Everywhere your daughter goes--online or in real life--our culture tells her lies about her body. That's why author Dannah Gresh, creator of the Secret Keeper Girl events has developed this resource that points tween girls like yours to the truth about God's design. With stories and examples your daughter can relate to, this Girl's Guide takes her to the Bible as her resource, helping her meditate on its message and have fun while she does it. She'll explore questions such as - What if my body is different from everyone else's? - What does the Bible mean by "Honor God with your body"? - What about makeup--should I wear it? If so, how much? - Should I be afraid to grow up? - What's the big deal with nutrition and exercise? Here's solid guidance with biblical grounding that will help your daughter grow spiritually as she's maturing physically.
J 248.83 Gre
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Apr 3, 2015
An ambush of tigers : a wild gathering of collective nouns Cover
Betsy R Rosenthal
Jago, illustrator
Have you ever heard of a prickle of porcupines? Or a tower of giraffes? What about a parcel of penguins? This romp through the animal kingdom introduces collective nouns for animals through wordplay.
J 372.61 Rose
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Apr 16, 2015
Animals helping at home Cover
Lucia Raatma
Learn how animals can be trained to help people with household tasks.
J 361.05 Raa
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Apr 17, 2015
School days around the world Cover
Margriet Ruurs
Alice Feagan
"What is a school? Is it a building with classrooms? Or can it be any place where children learn?" The stories will expand how young readers think of school, as they learn about the experiences of real children in thirteen different countries around the world.
J 371 Ruu
Book
Apr 9, 2015
Everything insects Cover
Carrie Gleason
Dino J. Martins
From cockroaches and beetles to dragonflies and ants, provides an introduction to the diverse world of insects, describing their various habitats, physical characteristics, life cycles, and roles in the ecosystem.
J 595.7 Gle
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Mar 26, 2015
Hawaiʻi's animals do the most amazing things! Cover
Marion Coste
Rena Ekmanis, illustrator
J 590.9 Cos
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Mar 26, 2015
What if you had animal teeth!? Cover
Sandra Markle
Howard McWilliam, illustrator
What if an animal's teeth grew into the space where you lost your two front teeth? Describes the characteristics of different animals' teeth, including beavers, camels, Bengal tigers, and narwhals.
J 573.3 Mar
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Apr 3, 2015
Zoology for kids : understanding and working with animals : with 21 activities Cover
Josh Hestermann
Bethanie Hestermann
An introduction to working with animals shares anecdotes, photographs, facts based on peer-reviewed research, and hands-on activities designed to promote conservation awareness and animal-related career interests.
J 590 Hes
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Mar 26, 2015
Total tractor! Cover
Josephine Roberts
Tractors--from the oldest steam engines to the latest monster machines.
J 629.225 Rob
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Apr 17, 2015
Weird but true! food : 300 bite-size facts about incredible edibles! Cover
Rebecca Baines, editor
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Serves up strange-but-true facts about food, including information on garlic's healing properties, unconventional uses for mayonnaise, and how different foods got their names.
J 641.3 Wei
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Mar 26, 2015
Ballet spectacular : a young ballet lover's guide and an insight into a magical world Cover
Lisa Miles
An introduction to ballet features facts on the dance discipline's history, basic steps, costumes, and famous dancers, and includes details of iconic performances from the Royal Ballet.
J 792.8 Mil
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Apr 3, 2015
The paper playhouse : awesome art projects for kids using paper, boxes, and books Cover
Katrina Rodabaugh
With simple techniques including sculpture, printmaking, bookbinding, collage, and even ideas for public art, families work through step-by-step instructions while using imagination and budding aesthetics. This book goes beyond the typical paper craft project to include contemporary design references like Mid-Century Modern dollhouses, VW buses, paper monsters, costumes and masks, and the classic lemonade stand--all made with unique style and flair. Focused around surprising and easily accessibly materials like shipping boxes, shoeboxes, junk mail envelopes, newspapers, maps, found books, and other paper ephemera, The Paper Playhouse has 22 projects aimed at inspiring children to create amazing paper crafts.
J 745.54 Rod
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Apr 14, 2015
All the wild wonders : poems of our Earth Cover
Wendy Cooling
Piet Grobler, illustrator
More than 30 poems celebrating Earth.
J 808.81 All
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Apr 14, 2015
Hypnotize a tiger : poems about just about everything Cover
Calef Brown
Tackles a variety of themes and poetry styles enhanced by zany black-and-white artwork. Features inventive characters and worlds, from the "completely nonviolent and silent" Lou Gnome to Percival, the impetuous (and none-too-sensible) lad who believes he is invincible, to Hugh Jarm (who has a huge arm, natch).
J 811.54 Bro
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Apr 3, 2015
Just joking : animal riddles Cover
J. Patrick Lewis
Presents a treasury of animal-themed jokes and riddles.
J 818.602 Lew
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Mar 26, 2015
Neon aliens ate my homework : and other poems Cover
Nick Cannon
A collection of humorous poems by the actor and entertainer pays tribute to the poets and urban storytellers that have influenced his life and work.
J 811.6 Can
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Mar 26, 2015
The death of the hat : a brief history of poetry in 50 objects Cover
Paul B. Janeczko
Christopher Raschka, illustrator
A collection of poems through history inspired by objects--earthly and celestial--reflecting the time in which each poet lived.
J 808.81 Dea
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Mar 27, 2015
The Maine coon's haiku : and other poems for cat lovers Cover
Michael J. Rosen
Lee White, illustrator
In evocative haiku, Michael J. Rosen depicts twenty different breeds of cats--whether mischievous or mysterious, comical or commanding.
J 811.54 Ros
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Mar 27, 2015
The popcorn astronauts Cover
Deborah Ruddell
Joan Rankin, illustrator
Scrumptious poems and biteable rhymes to satisfy readers with their clever and funny celebration of food.
J 811.6 Rud
Book
Apr 3, 2015
Full Wolf Moon : a lunar calendar of the Anishinabe Cover
Cheryl Weibye Wilke, author
Ernest Gillman, illustrator
Full moons were named centuries ago by the Anishinabe people who lived in what today is the southeastern part of Canada and the northeastern part of the United States, west to beyond the Great Lakes. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving each full moon of every month a distinct name. The names of each moon varied among the tribes, but overall, the names used by any given tribe celebrated, and reminded of, those parts of the annual cycle of life that were current when the full moons were manifest. Every month of each season marked a significant event in nature. Whether it was time to pick wild strawberries, fish the great lakes and streams, or harvest corn, the Anishinabe understood that their existence hinged on the sustainability, or renewal, of Earth's resources. Their survival hung in careful balance with nature. Behind each beautiful, full-moon name is the Anishinabe's honor and respect for the animals, trees, weather and waters -- and for all that call the same place "endaanhg."
J 970.3 Wil
Book
Apr 16, 2015
Life as a samurai : an interactive history adventure Cover
Matt Doeden
Describes the lives of samurai warriors in ancient Japan. The readers' choices reveal the historical details of life as a samurai during the Gempai wars of the 1100s, the rise of Nobunga in 1560, and as a wandering ronin in the 1600s.
J 952.02 Doe
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Apr 16, 2015
The Berlin Wall : an interactive modern history adventure Cover
Matt Doeden
Lets readers experience life behind the Berlin wall, choosing different paths to take through history.
J 943.1 Doe
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Apr 15, 2015
The Dust Bowl : an interactive history adventure Cover
Allison Lassieur
Describes the people and events of the U.S. Dust Bowl. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspectives of a farmer, a migrant worker, and a government photographer.
J 978 Lass
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Apr 15, 2015
The Great Depression : an interactive history adventure Cover
Michael Burgan
Describes the people and events of the Great Depression. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspectives of a Bonus Army marcher, a teenager riding the rails, and a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
J 973.91 Bur
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Apr 15, 2015
The Wild West : an interactive history adventure Cover
Allison Lassieur
Describes the people and events of the age of the Wild West in the year 1876. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspective of an outlaw, a lawman, and a fortune-seeker in Deadwood, Dakota Territory.
J 978.02 Las
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Apr 15, 2015
When on Earth? : history as you've never seen it before Cover
Dorling Kindersley, Inc.
A visual guide to discovering when, where, and why things happened, When on Earth? presents history as a series of historical maps of the world. Each of these maps charts a key global event, such as the migration of the earliest humans, the spread of the Black Death, or the European, African, and Pacific theaters of World War II.
J 909 Whe
Book
Apr 17, 2015
World War II on the home front : an interactive history adventure Cover
Marty Gitlin
Describes life on the American home front in December 1941, just after the United States has entered World War II. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspectives of a young mother in the work force, a twelve-year-old California boy helping to end prejudice against Japanese citizens, and a wounded African American veteran trying to fit into society.
J 973.91 Git
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Apr 15, 2015
A brush full of colour : the world of Ted Harrison Cover
Margriet Ruurs
Katherine Gibson
Describes the life and work of Ted Harrison, who is best known for his colorful paintings depicting everyday life in the Yukon.
JB Har
Book
Apr 16, 2015
Little kids first big book of who Cover
Jill Esbaum
Introduces some of history's most interesting and important notables, from Leonardo da Vinci and Amelia Earhart to Malala Yousafzai and Neil Armstrong.
J 920 Esb
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Mar 26, 2015
Nelson Mandela : South African revolutionary Cover
Beatrice Gormley
Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela took on many roles, all in the pursuit of peace. Born in 1918 in South Africa, he grew up in a culture of government-enforced racism and became involved in the anti-apartheid movement at a young age. Mandela directed a peaceful campaign against the racist policies of his South African government, and spent twenty-seven years in prison as a result. In the years following his emergence as a free man, he continued his efforts to dismantle the country's apartheid system and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside South African President F.W. de Klerk. In 1994 he was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president and served until his retirement from active politics in 1999 at the age of eighty-one. He continued to promote global peace until his death in 2013, and his legacy lives on.
JB Man
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Apr 15, 2015
Paiute princess : the story of Sarah Winnemucca Cover
Deborah Kogan Ray
Documents the life and achievements of the nineteenth-century Northern Paiute leader, examining how her aptitude for languages and diplomacy enabled her to advocate on behalf of her tribe.
JB Hop
Book
Apr 9, 2015
Tricky Vic : the impossibly true story of the man who sold the Eiffel Tower Cover
Greg Pizzoli
In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, a.k.a. "Count Victor Lustig," moved to Paris hoping to be an artist. A "con" artist, that is. He used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all over the world, from the Czech Republic, to Atlantic ocean liners, and across America. Tricky Vic pulled off his most daring con in 1925, when he managed to "sell" the Eiffel Tower to one of the city's most successful scrap metal dealers. Six weeks later, he tried to sell the Eiffel Tower all over again. Vic was never caught. For that particular scam, anyway.
JB Lus
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Mar 26, 2015
Enormous smallness : a story of E.E. Cummings Cover
Matthew Burgess
Kris DiGiacomo, illustrator
Presents the life and work of the twentieth-century American writer, focusing on his fascination with words from a young age and highlighting his poetry's inspirational properties.
JB Cum
Book
Apr 15, 2015
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Bruce Goldstone
J 152.14 Gol
Paul B. Janeczko
Christopher Raschka, illustrator
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Dannah Gresh
Suzy Weibel
J 248.83 Gre
Michael J. Rosen
Lee White, illustrator
J 811.54 Ros
Betsy R Rosenthal
Jago, illustrator
J 372.61 Rose
Deborah Ruddell
Joan Rankin, illustrator
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Lucia Raatma
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Cheryl Weibye Wilke, author
Ernest Gillman, illustrator
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Margriet Ruurs
Alice Feagan
J 371 Ruu
Matt Doeden
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Carrie Gleason
Dino J. Martins
J 595.7 Gle
Matt Doeden
J 943.1 Doe
Marion Coste
Rena Ekmanis, illustrator
J 590.9 Cos
Allison Lassieur
J 978 Lass
Sandra Markle
Howard McWilliam, illustrator
J 573.3 Mar
Michael Burgan
J 973.91 Bur
Josh Hestermann
Bethanie Hestermann
J 590 Hes
Allison Lassieur
J 978.02 Las
Josephine Roberts
J 629.225 Rob
Dorling Kindersley, Inc.
J 909 Whe
Rebecca Baines, editor
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
J 641.3 Wei
Marty Gitlin
J 973.91 Git
Lisa Miles
J 792.8 Mil
Margriet Ruurs
Katherine Gibson
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Katrina Rodabaugh
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Jill Esbaum
J 920 Esb
Wendy Cooling
Piet Grobler, illustrator
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Beatrice Gormley
JB Man
Calef Brown
J 811.54 Bro
Deborah Kogan Ray
JB Hop
J. Patrick Lewis
J 818.602 Lew
Greg Pizzoli
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Nick Cannon
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Matthew Burgess
Kris DiGiacomo, illustrator
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