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05/23/2016 - 12:00am

National geographic kids almanac 2017 Cover
Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics, including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.
J 031 Nat 2017
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May 16, 2016
Real or fake? : far-out fibs, fishy facts, and phony photos to test for the truth Cover
Emily Krieger
Tom Nick Cocotos, illustrator
Offers suspicious stories, fishy facts, and dubious lists, encouraging readers to determine which facts are true and which are false.
J 081 Kri
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May 13, 2016
Rjipley's Believe it or not! Cover
Inc Ripley Entertainment
Presents a collection of strange facts and coincidences about animals and human beings in the worlds of science, art, and entertainment.
J 031.02 Rip 2016
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May 13, 2016
So, you want to be a coder? : <the ultimate guide to a career in programming, video game creation, robotics, and more!/> Cover
J. M. (Jane M.) Bedell
Computer code has become as integral to our daily lives and reading and writing, even if you didn't know it. Now it's time to start creating the same technology you're consuming. Covering everything from navigating the maze of computer languages to writing code for games to cyber security and artificial intelligence.
J 005.1 Bed
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May 10, 2016
Death is stupid Cover
Anastasia Higginbotham
Walks through the emotions and confusion it is common for young people to experience when someone dies, and describes some of the ways to celebrate love and life.
J 155.937 Hig
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May 19, 2016
Quiet power : the secret strengths of introverts Cover
Susan Cain
Gregory Mone
Erica Moroz
Grant Snider, illustrator
A discussion of the power of introverts for kids and teens with a focus on school, family life, and friendship.
J 155.418 Cai
Book
May 3, 2016
Brave like me Cover
Barbara Kerley
When someone is serving our country, far from home, everyone in their family has to be brave. Including -- and sometimes especially -- the kids. This book speaks to all kids in this situation in telling the story of a boy and a girl with parents away on duty. It captures the children's worries, fears, trials, and triumphs while waiting for their parents to return from service. Although the narrative tells one universal tale, the photographs depict multiple perspectives so that every reader has someone they can relate to. In the end, each child finds the strength and patience to endure the wait, showing admirable bravery and inspiring us all. An afterword looks further at the meaning of bravery and offers resources for helping kids deal with transition, deployment, and separation.
J 355.12 Ker
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Apr 14, 2016
Big book of bugs Cover
Yuval Zommer
The book is divided into key groups of bugs, including beetles, moths, butterflies, bees, snails, crickets, grasshoppers, worms and spiders, all illustrated with scenic compositions.
J 595.7 Zom
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Apr 26, 2016
Harpy eagle Cover
Susan Heinrichs Gray
Introduces facts about harpy eagles, including physical features, habitat, life cycle, food, and threats to these rainforest creatures. Photos, captions, and keywords supplement the narrative of this informational text.
J 598.9 Gra
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May 16, 2016
I am not a dinosaur! Cover
William Lach
Jonny Lambert, illustrator
Based on specimens in the collections of the American Museum of Natural History, introduces sixteen of the prehistoric world's lesser-known animals, including the saber-toothed cat, the glyptodont, and the plesiosaur.
J 560 Lac
Book
May 13, 2016
My book of birds Cover
Geraldo Valério
Colorful illustrations introduce North American birds, from marsh wrens and great blue herons to great horned owls and mourning doves.
J 598 Val
Book
May 13, 2016
Rain forest food chains Cover
Rebecca Pettiford
Vibrant photographs and carefully leveled text introduce early fluent readers to the rain forest biome and the many food chains it hosts. Includes activity, glossary, and index.
J 577.34 Pet
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May 16, 2016
Raindrops on a roller coaster : hail Cover
Belinda Jensen
Renée Kurilla, illustrator
Bel and her cousin, Dylan, explore hail, learning about when and how hail forms.-- Source other than Library of Congress.
J 551.57 Jen
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May 16, 2016
Spider monkey Cover
Susan Heinrichs Gray
Introduces facts about spider monkeys, including physical features, habitat, life cycle, food, and threats to these rainforest creatures. Photos, captions, and keywords supplement the narrative of this informational text.
J 599.8 Gra
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May 16, 2016
What can live at the beach? Cover
John-Paul Wilkins
Describes how animals and plants living in a beach habitat survive, including why the leaves of a sea campion are close together, how a sea star uses the tiny suckers on its arms, and why hermit crabs use the shells of dead animals.
J 578.769 Wil
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May 16, 2016
Awesome minds : the inventors of LEGO toys Cover
Erin Hagar
Paige Garrison
Everyone has played with LEGO; toys, but not many people know who is behind this awesome invention. This fun and engaging book tells the story of how a Danish carpenter and his family turned a desperate situation into the most popular toy in history. With full-color illustrations and lively text, and chock-full of interesting facts, Awesome Minds: The Inventors of LEGO; Toys is the perfect read for those with creative spirits and curious minds. This book is an independently authored and published biography of the family that created the LEGO; construction toy and is not sponsored or endorsed by or affiliated in any way with the LEGO Group of companies, owner of the LEGO; trademarks. Lexile Level: 970L.
J 688.72 Hag
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May 13, 2016
Whoosh! : Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions Cover
Chris Barton
Don Tate, illustrator
Chronicles the life and achievements of the NASA engineer and inventor, from his childhood to his accidental invention of the Super Soaker water gun.
J 609.2 Bar
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May 9, 2016
Faster higher smarter : bright ideas that transformed sports Cover
Simon Shapiro
Theo Krynauw, illustrator
Warwick Goldswain, illustrator
Looks at the science behind the inventions and improvements in different sports that allowed them to advance over time, as well as the people who came up with them.
J 796.01 Sha
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May 13, 2016
Monster manual Cover
Mike Mearls
Jeremy Crawford
Christopher Perkins
This Monster Manual presents a horde of classic Dungeons & Dragons creatures, including dragons, giants, mind flayers, and beholders--a monstrous feast for Dungeon Masters ready to challenge their players and populate their adventures. The monsters contained herein are culled from the D & D game's illustrious history, with easy-to-use game statistics and thrilling stories to feed your imagination.
J 793.93 Mon
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May 4, 2016
National Geographic kids everything sports : all the photos, facts, and fun to make you jump! Cover
Eric Zweig
Shalise Manza Young
J 796 Zwe
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May 10, 2016
Soccer record breakers : goal scorers! trophy winners! soccer legends! Cover
Clive Gifford
Looks at statistics for professional club and international soccer from around the world, looking at the most distinguished clubs and players from a broad sampling of leagues, as well as facts and figures from the FIFA World Cup.
J 796.334 Gif
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May 10, 2016
Splat! : the most exciting artists of all time Cover
Mary Richards
Shares the stories behind some of history's best artwork, information about the artists who created them, and introduces some of the major art movements.
J 730.92 Ric
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May 13, 2016
What were the Twin Towers? Cover
Jim O'Connor
Ted Hammond, illustrator
Discover the true story of the Twin Towers--how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed. When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1,368 feet, they clocked in as the tallest buildings in the world and changed the New York City skyline dramatically. Offices and corporations moved into the towers--also known as the World Trade Center--and the buildings were seen as the economic hub of the world. But on September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack toppled the towers and changed our nation forever. Discover the whole story of the Twin Towers--from their ambitious construction to their tragic end.
J 745.2 OCo
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May 13, 2016
You can fly : the Tuskegee Airmen Cover
Carole Boston Weatherford
Jeffery Boston Weatherford, illustrator
J 811.6 Wea
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May 4, 2016
What is the Declaration of Independence? Cover
Michael C. Harris
Jerry Hoare, illustrator
Step back in time to the birth of America and meet the real-life rebels who made this country free. On a hot summer day near Philadelphia in 1776, Thomas Jefferson sat at his desk and wrote furiously until early the next morning. He was drafting the Declaration of Independence, a document that would sever this country's ties with Britain and announce a new nation--The United States of America. Colonists were willing to risk their lives for freedom, and the Declaration of Independence made that official. Discover the true story of one of the most radical and uplifting documents in history and follow the action that fueled the Revolutionary War.
J 973.3 Har
Book
May 13, 2016
[object Object] Cover
Going on a road trip? See the silly side of travel as you explore the wackiest landmarks from around the world--a place where you can walk in real dinosaur tracks, a hotel where you sleep in an igloo, a crazy beard festival, a UFO museum, and so much more. You won't believe our world is full of so many bizarre and wonderful places!
J 910.4 One
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May 13, 2016
Kerri Strug and the magnificent seven : how USAs gymnastics team won Olympic gold Cover
Kaitlin Moore
Michele Amatrula, illustrator
Traces the experiences of Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug and her efforts alongside her Magnificent Seven teammates to secure their first gold medal for America, describing the surprises and competition that challenged their efforts.
JB Str
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May 10, 2016
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J 031 Nat 2017
John-Paul Wilkins
J 578.769 Wil
Emily Krieger
Tom Nick Cocotos, illustrator
J 081 Kri
Erin Hagar
Paige Garrison
J 688.72 Hag
Inc Ripley Entertainment
J 031.02 Rip 2016
Chris Barton
Don Tate, illustrator
J 609.2 Bar
J. M. (Jane M.) Bedell
J 005.1 Bed
Simon Shapiro
Theo Krynauw, illustrator
Warwick Goldswain, illustrator
J 796.01 Sha
Anastasia Higginbotham
J 155.937 Hig
Mike Mearls
Jeremy Crawford
Christopher Perkins
J 793.93 Mon
Susan Cain
Gregory Mone
Erica Moroz
Grant Snider, illustrator
J 155.418 Cai
Eric Zweig
Shalise Manza Young
J 796 Zwe
Barbara Kerley
J 355.12 Ker
Clive Gifford
J 796.334 Gif
Yuval Zommer
J 595.7 Zom
Mary Richards
J 730.92 Ric
Susan Heinrichs Gray
J 598.9 Gra
Jim O'Connor
Ted Hammond, illustrator
J 745.2 OCo
William Lach
Jonny Lambert, illustrator
J 560 Lac
Carole Boston Weatherford
Jeffery Boston Weatherford, illustrator
J 811.6 Wea
Geraldo Valério
J 598 Val
Michael C. Harris
Jerry Hoare, illustrator
J 973.3 Har
Rebecca Pettiford
J 577.34 Pet
J 910.4 One
Belinda Jensen
Renée Kurilla, illustrator
J 551.57 Jen
Kaitlin Moore
Michele Amatrula, illustrator
JB Str
Susan Heinrichs Gray
J 599.8 Gra