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02/08/2016 - 12:00am

Bigfoot Cover
Jamie Kallio
Shares information about the mysterious creature, including reported sightings, possible habitats, and scientific explanations.
J 001.944 Kal
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Dec 29, 2015
Crop circles Cover
Emily O'Keefe
Presents conjectures on the existence of the crop circles, including explanations of possible alien connections, hoaxes, and famous crop circle sites.
J 001.944 OKe
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Jan 5, 2016
The Bermuda triangle Cover
Orlin Richard
Presents conjectures on the existence of the Bermuda Triangle, from famous disappearances and unexplained events to legends, lore, and theories about what really happened.
J 001.94 Ric
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Jan 11, 2016
Haunted houses Cover
Jamie Kallio
Learn about eerie sightings and unexplained happenings, along with well-known haunted houses, possible explanations, and ghost hunters. 'Myth or Fact?' sidebars describe common misconceptions and confirm surprising facts.
J 133.1 Kal
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Jan 5, 2016
Stories of the prophets in the holy Qur'an Cover
Ruth Woodhall
Shahada Sharelle Abdul Haqq, author and illustrator
Describes the stories of the different prophets in the Qur'an and how they preached the word of God to the people, including Adam, Abraham, Ishmael, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, the last prophet.
J 297.122 Woo
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Jan 4, 2016
Art workshops for children Cover
Heurve Tullet
Art Workshops for Children is a guide for parents and teachers to organize and execute artistic workshops for children. 12 workshops are featured, each offering a list of materials needed, a step-by-step guide to facilitation, practical tips, illustrated examples, and photos of workshops in progress. The workshops are designed to spark children's imaginations, champion group bonding, and give visually pleasing results--with no artistic ability required. Tried and tested around the world by children of all ages. Perfect for organizing group events at home, in schools, at parties, at museums--anywhere.
J 372.5 Tul
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Dec 29, 2015
Being a good citizen : a kid's guide to community involvement Cover
Rachelle Kreisman
Tim Haggerty, illustrator
Presents ways young readers can get involved in their communities, from volunteering at an animal shelter to helping out senior citizens.
J 307 Kre
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Dec 22, 2015
Dinosaurs Cover
Tom Jackson
Carolyn Bracken
Journeying back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, Ms. Frizzle's class learns all about these creatures, including their life cycle, diet, physical characteristics, behaviors, and extinction.
J 567.9 Jac
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Dec 29, 2015
Falcons Cover
Melissa Gish
A look at falcons, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their wings, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their threatened status in the world today.
J 598.9 Gis
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Dec 23, 2015
Glow : animals with their own night-lights Cover
W. H. Beck
Explains bioluminescence and profiles some of the bioluminescent animals and living things around the world, from the firefly and anglerfish to foxfire mushrooms and the vampire squid.
J 572.43 Bec
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Dec 29, 2015
Panther chameleons : color-changing reptiles Cover
Rebecca E Hirsch
Provides details on the habitat, characteristics, and behavior of panther chameleons before comparing them to other animals such as an emerald tree boa, six-lined racerunner, and saltwater crocodile.
J 597.95 Hir
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Dec 22, 2015
Raccoons Cover
Melissa Gish
A look at raccoons, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their facial masks, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their hunted status in the world today.
J 599.763 Gis
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Dec 23, 2015
The magic school bus presents the rain forest Cover
Tom Jackson
Carolyn Bracken, illustrator
Joanna Cole, creator
On a field trip to the Amazon rain forest, Ms. Frizzle's class explores the ecosystem, learning about the canopy and the wildlife that lives there.
J 577.34 Jac
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Jan 4, 2016
Wild horses : see the beauty, speed and power of these graceful creatures and their relatives, with 190 exciting pictures Cover
Michael Bright
N. (Nigel) Dunstone
Investigate the wild world of feral horses such as the mustangs of America, Australian brumbies, the white horses of the Carmargue in France, and many more. Special features focus on particular aspects of equine existence, such as the birth of a foal or the migration of a herd of zebras. Myth boxes introduce folk tales and legends about horses from diverse cultures. The photography takes you right into the heart of the herd, while the text explains clearly what is going on, and why.
J 599.6655 Bri
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Dec 23, 2015
Allergies Cover
Ann O Squire
Presents facts about allergies, including how they are diagnosed, what causes them, and how they can be treated.
J 616.97 Squ
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Dec 29, 2015
Building bridges Cover
Rebecca Stefoff
Describes the history of bridges, examines how engineers plan a bridge, details the construction of different types of bridges, and presents noteworthy examples.
J 624.2 Ste
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Jan 11, 2016
Building tunnels Cover
Rebecca Stefoff
Describes the history of tunnels, examines how engineers plan a tunnel, details the construction of different types of tunnels, and presents noteworthy examples.
J 624.1 Ste
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Jan 11, 2016
How do animals help make soil? Cover
Ellen Lawrence
In this book readers will learn how animals help make soil.
J 631.4 Law
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Jan 13, 2016
Tunnels Cover
Joanne Mattern
Thousands of years ago, ancient engineers came up with a way to cross obstacles that prevented people getting from one place to another. They built a passageway under the ground called a tunnel. A tunnel sounds simple. After all, it is just a tube built through dirt or stone. But building a tunnel is one of the hardest challenges an engineer can face. This scientific text highlights the origin of the first tunnels, the greatest tunnel builders, the evolution and advancement of tunnels that are being built today, and the complex wonders they are.
J 624.19 Mat
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Dec 29, 2015
Abracadabra : the story of magic through the ages Cover
H. P. (Harvey P.) Newquist
O. (Olga) Ivanov
A. (Aleksey) Ivanov
This nonfiction narrative of magic explains how the world's most famous tricks were created. From the oracles of ancient Egypt and the wizards of medieval Europe on to the exploits of Houdini and modern practitioners like Criss Angel, this book unlocks the secrets behind centuries of magic and illusion. Includes step-by-step instructions for eight classic magic tricks.
J 793.8 New
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Dec 28, 2015
Chicago Blackhawks Cover
Erin Butler
Presents a history of the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team, profiling notable players, coaches, and fans; discussing the equipment they use and where they play.
J 796.962 But
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Dec 29, 2015
Guide to photography : tips & tricks on how to be a great photographer from the pros & your pals at My Shot Cover
Nancy Honovich
A child friendly guide to the essentials of photography.
J 770 Hon
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Dec 23, 2015
Skyscrapers and towers Cover
Shirley Duke
Have you ever looked up and seen a skyscraper or tower? How were these amazing structures built? It took thousands of years to create and perfect the technology needed to help these giants withstand the forces of nature. In this scientific text, students will learn all about famous skyscrapers and towers around the world and why they are considered engineering wonders.
J 720.48 Duk
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Jan 28, 2016
Stars of world soccer Cover
Illugi Jökulsson
Offers profiles and statistics for twenty-eight of the world's best men's soccer players.
J 796.334 Ill
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Jan 4, 2016
Volleyball Cover
Matt Doeden
Presents information about volleyball in the Olympics including rules for playing, and overview of indoor and beach volleyball, and well-known players such as Misty May Treanor and Kari Walsh Jennings.
J 796.325 Doe
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Jan 4, 2016
Breakthrough! : how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever Cover
Jim Murphy
The story of the landmark 1944 surgical procedure that repaired the heart of a child with blue baby syndrome--lack of blood oxygen caused by a congenital defect. The team that developed the procedure included a cardiologist and a surgeon, but most of the actual work was done by Vivien Thomas, an African American lab assistant who was frequently mistaken for a janitor.
J 617.02 Mur
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Dec 28, 2015
Everything Vikings Cover
Nadia Higgins
Provides information about Vikings, discussing their physical characteristics, how they lived, how they fought, who their Gods were, and how they globalized the world.
J 948 Hig
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Dec 29, 2015
Learning about Asia Cover
Andrea Wang
Presents general information about the continent of Asia, looking at its countries, cities, landforms, climate, natural resources, people, cultures, and economics.
J 915 Wan
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Jan 4, 2016
Learning about North America Cover
Christine Petersen
Presents general information about the continent of North America, looking at its countries, cities, landforms, climate, natural resources, people, cultures, and economics.
J 917 Pet
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Jan 4, 2016
The Ojibwa Cover
Michelle Lomberg
Presents information about the Ojibwa, including facts about their homes, clothing, food, religion, and language.
J 970.3 Lom
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Dec 28, 2015
To the stars! : the first American woman to walk in space Cover
Carmella Van Vleet
Kathryn D Sullivan
Nicole (Nicole E.) Wong, illustrator
Shares the story of renowned astronaut and distinguished scientist Kathryn Sullivan, describing how she defied the conventions of her childhood to pursue interests previously limited to boys and how she became the first woman to walk in space.
JB Sul
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Jan 13, 2016
Who was Michael Jackson? Cover
Megan Stine
Joseph J. M. Qiu, illustrator
Born in Gary, Indiana, on August 29, 1958, Michael Jackson was definitely not a regular kid. A superstar with The Jackson 5 before he was eight years old, he became the King of Pop as a solo artist. Michael was a creative--yet deeply troubled--genius who always remained devoted to his art right up until his death in 2009. He had a pitch-perfect voice and footwork that his idol Fred Astaire admired.
JB Jac
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Jan 5, 2016
Who was Sojourner Truth? Cover
Yona Zeldis McDonough
Jim Eldridge, illustrator
Almost 100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, Sojourner Truth was mistreated by a streetcar conductor. She took him to court--and won. Before she was Sojourner Truth, she was known simply as Belle. Born a slave in New York sometime around 1797, she was later sold and separated from her family. Even after she escaped from slavery, she knew her work was not yet done. She changed her name and traveled, inspiring everyone she met and sharing her story until her death in 1883 at age eighty-six.
JB Tru
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Jan 5, 2016
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Jamie Kallio
J 001.944 Kal
Ellen Lawrence
J 631.4 Law
Emily O'Keefe
J 001.944 OKe
Joanne Mattern
J 624.19 Mat
Orlin Richard
J 001.94 Ric
H. P. (Harvey P.) Newquist
O. (Olga) Ivanov
A. (Aleksey) Ivanov
J 793.8 New
Jamie Kallio
J 133.1 Kal
Erin Butler
J 796.962 But
Ruth Woodhall
Shahada Sharelle Abdul Haqq, author and illustrator
J 297.122 Woo
Nancy Honovich
J 770 Hon
Heurve Tullet
J 372.5 Tul
Shirley Duke
J 720.48 Duk
Rachelle Kreisman
Tim Haggerty, illustrator
J 307 Kre
Illugi Jökulsson
J 796.334 Ill
Tom Jackson
Carolyn Bracken
J 567.9 Jac
Matt Doeden
J 796.325 Doe
Melissa Gish
J 598.9 Gis
Jim Murphy
J 617.02 Mur
W. H. Beck
J 572.43 Bec
Nadia Higgins
J 948 Hig
Rebecca E Hirsch
J 597.95 Hir
Andrea Wang
J 915 Wan
Melissa Gish
J 599.763 Gis
Christine Petersen
J 917 Pet
Tom Jackson
Carolyn Bracken, illustrator
Joanna Cole, creator
J 577.34 Jac
Michelle Lomberg
J 970.3 Lom
Michael Bright
N. (Nigel) Dunstone
J 599.6655 Bri
Carmella Van Vleet
Kathryn D Sullivan
Nicole (Nicole E.) Wong, illustrator
JB Sul
Ann O Squire
J 616.97 Squ
Megan Stine
Joseph J. M. Qiu, illustrator
JB Jac
Rebecca Stefoff
J 624.2 Ste
Yona Zeldis McDonough
Jim Eldridge, illustrator
JB Tru
Rebecca Stefoff
J 624.1 Ste