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11/26/2014 - 9:28am

Frozen hairstyles Cover
Theodóra Mjöll Skúladóttir Jack
Learn how to create beautiful hairstyles, including braids, updos, buns, and ponytails, inspired by Disney's Frozen princesses, Anna and Elsa.
J 646.724 The
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Nov 24, 2014
Dear Malala, we stand with you Cover
Rosemary A. McCarney, author
Written as a letter to the international girls' rights icon and complemented by photographs of girls from around the world, this book focuses on the barriers girls face in their quest for education.
J 371.82 McC
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Nov 18, 2014
Families around the world Cover
Margriet Ruurs
Jessica Rae Gordon, illustrator
Children from fourteen countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa introduce themselves, their families, and their everyday lives, in a book that also discusses the idea of family and invites readers to describe their own.
J 306.85 Ruu
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Nov 5, 2014
I survived true stories : five epic disasters Cover
Lauren Tarshis
From the author of the New York Times-bestselling I Survived series come five harrowing true stories of survival, featuring real kids in the midst of epic disasters. From a group of students surviving the 9.0 earthquake that set off a historic tsunami in Japan, to a boy nearly frozen on the prairie in 1888, these unforgettable kids lived to tell tales of unimaginable destruction -- and, against all odds, survival. Read their incredible stories: The Children's Blizzard, 1888 The Titanic Disaster, 1912 The Great Boston Molasses Flood, 1919 The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 The Henryville Tornado, 2012.
J 363.34 Tar
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Nov 5, 2014
Alphabetics : an aesthetically awesome alliterated alphabet anthology Cover
Patrick Concepcion
Traci Concepcion
Dawid Ryski, illustrator
Alphabetics reinforces the ABCs with retro-modern, topical illustrations and situations. Find a nautical Norwegian navigating on a narwhal, a pretentious peacock perched upon a penny-farthing, and a yuppie yeti eating fro yo?
J 411 Con
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Nov 26, 2014
The Gallaudet children's dictionary of American Sign Language Cover
Jean M. Gordon, consultant
Debbie Tilley, illustrator
Features more than 1,000 ASL sign drawings; all signs paired with color illustrations; introduction [explains] how to sign ASL and fingerspell; complete index of English terms for each sign, including synonyms; sample sentences using specific words to match every sign's meaning.
J 419.7 Gal
Book
Nov 24, 2014
The glass mountain : tales from Poland Cover
David Walser
Jan Pieńkowski, illustrator
Gathers eight traditional stories from Poland, including "The Trumpeter of Kraków" and "The Warsaw Mermaid" that feature dragons, magic, mythical events from Polish history, and the evil witch Baba Jaga.
J 398.209 Wal
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Nov 24, 2014
Grasslands inside out Cover
James Bow
Huge, far-reaching landscapes of swaying grass or shrubs, grasslands support a whole host of organisms and are one of the most important biomes for people, too. Find out how many different organisms rely upon this ecosystem for survival, from elephants and gazelles to prairie dogs and horses. Discover how each organism functions within its grassland ecosystem, and learn about the daily fight for survival that takes place in these huge hunting grounds.
J 577.4 Bow
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Nov 5, 2014
Mission: elephant rescue : all about elephants and how to save them Cover
Ashlee Brown Blewett
Daniel Raven-Ellison
Shares stories and facts that reveal the real-life survival challenges that have caused elephants to become endangered, and provides information about what kids can do to support conservation efforts.
J 599.67 Ble
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Nov 6, 2014
My big dinosaur book Cover
Provides fun facts about dinosaurs, including Tyrannosaurus rex, Diplodocus, and Plateosaurus, and identifies the time periods in which they lived.
J 567.9 My
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Nov 5, 2014
Saving turtles : a kids' guide to helping endangered creatures Cover
Sue Carstairs
Turtles are among the most beloved but endangered animals on the planet. Freshwater, marine and land turtles all face the same threats.
J 597.92 Car
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Nov 24, 2014
True stories of animal friends Cover
Arnold Ringstad
Collects stories of unusual animal friendships, from a gorilla befriending a rabbit to a cheetah and a dog that are best friends.
J 591.56 Rin
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Nov 5, 2014
A kid's guide to sewing : 16 fun projects you'll love to make & use : learn to sew with Sophie & her friends Cover
Sophie Kerr
Weeks Ringle
Bill Kerr
Teaches how to use a sewing machine, make fabric choices, and use basic sewing tools, and includes sixteen child-friendly projects with step-by-step instructions.
J 646.2 Ker
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Nov 17, 2014
My big fast car book Cover
Provides fun facts about fast cars, including the Bugatti Veyron, Jaguar XK-E, and stock cars.
J 629.222 My
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Nov 5, 2014
Take shelter : at home around the world Cover
Nikki Tate
Dani Tate-Stratton
Examines the wide variety of houses that people from around the world use to take shelter, looking especially at subterranean, mobile, modular, earthen, and innovative dwellings.
J 643.1 Tat
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Nov 5, 2014
The LEGO neighborhood book : build your own town! Cover
Brian Lyles
Jason Lyles
Provides complete step-by-step instructions for multistory buildings, recliners, and traffic lights constructed with LEGO pieces.
J 688.725 Lyl
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Nov 5, 2014
The robot book : build & control 20 electric gizmos, moving machines, and hacked toys Cover
Bobby Mercer
The 20 easy-to-build robots in this project book can be constructed for little or not cost using common household objects and repurposed materials.
J 629.892 Mer
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Nov 5, 2014
Best party book ever! : from invites to overnights and everything in between Cover
Zonderkidz, editor
Provides creative ideas for aspiring hostesses for planning a complete party from start to finish, from holiday and birthday bashes to spa parties and charity cookie bake-offs.
J 793.21 Bes
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Nov 5, 2014
Great moments in Olympic basketball Cover
Doug Williams (Sportswriter)
Explores Olympic basketball history, discussing key figures and record breakers, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Cheryl Miller.
J 796.323 Wil
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Nov 5, 2014
Great moments in Olympic gymnastics Cover
Blythe Lawrence
Explores Olympic gymnastic history, discussing key figures and record breakers, including Bart Conner, "The Magnificent Seven," and Gabby Douglas.
J 796.44 Law
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Nov 5, 2014
Great moments in Olympic skating Cover
Jo-Ann Barnas
Explores Olympic skating history, discussing key figures and record breakers, including Apolo Ohno, Brian Boitano, and Peggy Fleming.
J 796.91 Bar
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Nov 18, 2014
Monstergami Cover
David Mitchell
Use standard origami paper and follow the simple instructions to fold 20 origami monsters.
J 736.982 Mit
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Nov 26, 2014
Scholastic year in sports 2015 Cover
Presents the most interesting, monumental, and strange sports stories of the past year, including championship statistics in baseball, football, basketball, hockey, golf, and tennis.
J 796 Sch 2015
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Nov 24, 2014
The Philadelphia 76ers Cover
Mark Stewart
A Team Spirit Basketball edition featuring the Philadelphia 76ers that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team.
J 796.323 Ste
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Nov 18, 2014
A moose boosh : a few choice words about food Cover
Eric-Shabazz Larkin
Presents a collection of children's poems about growing, making, eating, and sharing food.
J 811.6 Lar
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Nov 5, 2014
Voices from the March on Washington Cover
J. Patrick Lewis
George Ella Lyon
Six fictional characters, in cycles of linked poems, relate their memories of the historic day in 1963 when more than 250,000 people from across the United States joined together to march on Washington, D.C., calling for civil and economic rights for African Americans.
J 811.54 Lew
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Nov 7, 2014
Flags over America : a star-spangled story Cover
Cheryl Harness
Explains how flags have been used throughout history to represent cultures, including the colonial era, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812.
J 929.9 Har
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Nov 3, 2014
The magician of Auschwitz Cover
Kathy Kacer
Gillian Newland, illustrator
Werner is a boy alone in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Separated from his family, he shares his bunk with a quiet man named Herr Levin. Herr is a magician in a sad and frightening place.
J 940.53 Kac
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Nov 6, 2014
Who was Gandhi? Cover
Dana Meachen Rau
Jerry Hoare, illustrator
An introduction to the life and accomplishments of the champion of an independent India and global icon of peace and freedom.
JB Gan
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Nov 17, 2014
Who was Isaac Newton? Cover
Janet B Pascal
Timothy Foley, illustrator
Highlights the life and career of the genius physicist, discussing his childhood years, his time at Cambridge, and his landmark book, known as the "Principia."
JB New
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Nov 5, 2014
Who was Rachel Carson? Cover
Sarah Fabiny
Dede Putra, illustrator
Presents the life and accomplishments of the American biologist, whose influential work, "The Silent Spring," inspired worldwide conservation movements.
JB Car
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Nov 5, 2014
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Theodóra Mjöll Skúladóttir Jack
J 646.724 The
Bobby Mercer
J 629.892 Mer
Rosemary A. McCarney, author
J 371.82 McC
Zonderkidz, editor
J 793.21 Bes
Margriet Ruurs
Jessica Rae Gordon, illustrator
J 306.85 Ruu
Doug Williams (Sportswriter)
J 796.323 Wil
Lauren Tarshis
J 363.34 Tar
Blythe Lawrence
J 796.44 Law
Patrick Concepcion
Traci Concepcion
Dawid Ryski, illustrator
J 411 Con
Jo-Ann Barnas
J 796.91 Bar
Jean M. Gordon, consultant
Debbie Tilley, illustrator
J 419.7 Gal
David Mitchell
J 736.982 Mit
David Walser
Jan Pieńkowski, illustrator
J 398.209 Wal
J 796 Sch 2015
James Bow
J 577.4 Bow
Mark Stewart
J 796.323 Ste
Ashlee Brown Blewett
Daniel Raven-Ellison
J 599.67 Ble
Eric-Shabazz Larkin
J 811.6 Lar
J 567.9 My
J. Patrick Lewis
George Ella Lyon
J 811.54 Lew
Sue Carstairs
J 597.92 Car
Cheryl Harness
J 929.9 Har
Arnold Ringstad
J 591.56 Rin
Kathy Kacer
Gillian Newland, illustrator
J 940.53 Kac
Sophie Kerr
Weeks Ringle
Bill Kerr
J 646.2 Ker
Dana Meachen Rau
Jerry Hoare, illustrator
JB Gan
J 629.222 My
Janet B Pascal
Timothy Foley, illustrator
JB New
Nikki Tate
Dani Tate-Stratton
J 643.1 Tat
Sarah Fabiny
Dede Putra, illustrator
JB Car
Brian Lyles
Jason Lyles
J 688.725 Lyl