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10/23/2014 - 2:25pm

Does a seal smile? : think about how everyone says hello Cover
Harriet Ziefert
Emily Bolam, illustrator
Does a Seal Smile? explores the meanings of body and facial expressions in wild animals and people.
J 153.69 Zie
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Oct 16, 2014
Strike! : the farm workers' fight for their rights Cover
Larry Dane Brimner
An account of the 1965 Delano grape strike, led by activist César Chàvez, describes the causes of the strike, its impact on United States agriculture, and the formation of the United Farm Workers of America.
J 331.89 Bri
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Oct 7, 2014
Animals that make me say wow! Cover
Dawn Cusick
Explores how gravity-defying flight, coiled and tubelike tongues, bite-proof armor and other surprising adaptations in animal bodies and behavior provide a competitive edge. This presentation of animal facts is loosely organized into three sections: defense, foraging and anatomy. There's a short introduction for each section followed by a series of boxed explanations interspersed among a gallery of close-up photographs, mostly from the National Wildlife Federation archives.
J 591.4 Cus
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Oct 20, 2014
Branching out : how trees are part of our world Cover
Joan Marie Galat
Reveals the inextricable bond between trees and ourselves. With an eye to conservation, each of the eleven chapters features one tree.
J 582.16 Gal
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Oct 9, 2014
Creature features : twenty-five animals explain why they look the way they do Cover
Steve Jenkins
Robin Page
Examines unusual animal facial features and how they help the animals survive.
J 571.3 Jen
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Oct 7, 2014
How strong is an ant? : and other questions about... bugs and insects Cover
Mary Kay Carson
Carol Schwartz
This book asks the questions and gives the answers about bugs and insects: what the difference is between bugs and insects, how they grow and live, how many bugs and insects there are, and so on.
J 595.7 Car
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Oct 23, 2014
Neighborhood sharks : hunting with great whites of California's Farallon Islands Cover
Katherine Roy
An up close look at the ocean's most fearsome and famous predator and the scientists who study them--just twenty-six miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.
J 597.3 Roy
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Oct 6, 2014
What makes a tornado twist? : and other questions about... weather Cover
Mary Kay Carson
Louise Mackay, illustrator
Is each snowflake unique? What comes first: thunder or lightning? What causes the seasons? Whatever the weather question a child has--from sunshine to storms or snow--the fascinating answers are right here!
J 551.6 Car
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Oct 23, 2014
Why did T. rex have short arms? : and other questions about... dinosaurs Cover
Melissa Stewart
Presents in question and answer format the world of dinosaurs and the various species of land, sea, and air creatures.
J 567.91 Ste
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Oct 23, 2014
Why is the sea salty? : and other questions about... oceans Cover
Benjamin Richmond
Answers questions about the ocean, including how water gets to the ocean, what causes waves, and how rubber duckies helped ocean scientists learn more about how the ocean's waters move.
J 551.46 Ric
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Oct 23, 2014
101 dog tricks, kids edition : fun & easy activities, games, and crafts Cover
Kyra Sundance
Offers instructions to teach the family dog tricks, including peekaboo, hoop jump, and handstand.
J 636.7 Sun
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Oct 23, 2014
Extreme weather Cover
Thomas Kostigen
Surviving tornadoes, sandstorms, hailstorms, blizzards, hurricanes, and more!
J 613.69 Kos
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Oct 7, 2014
How is my brain like a supercomputer? : and other questions about... the human body Cover
Melissa Stewart
Peter Bull, illustrator
Why do I have a belly button? What happens to the food I eat? Why am I different from everyone else on Earth? All children want to understand how their body works, and this illustrated book explains it all, from what DNA is to how their heart pumps blood.
J 612 Ste
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Oct 16, 2014
Super sniffers : dog detectives on the job Cover
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
A dog's nose is 300 times more powerful than a human nose, so it's no wonder that dogs use their incredibly advanced sense of smell to do some very important jobs. Specific dogs have put their super sniffing ability to use: from bedbug sniffers to explosive detectors to life-saving allergy detectors and more. Includes first-hand accounts from the people who work closely with these amazing dogs.
J 636.7 Pat
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Oct 23, 2014
Tastes like music : 17 quirks of the brain and body Cover
Maria Birmingham
Monika Melnychuk, illustrator
Looks at exceptional traits of the human body and how they change the way that some people live in and experience the world. It is the story of exceptions to the so-called rules of the human brain and body.
J 616.85 Bir
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Oct 9, 2014
Architecture according to pigeons Cover
Speck Lee Tailfeather
Stella Gurney
Natsko Seki, illustrator
Pigeon, Speck Lee Tailfeather, takes the reader on a journey, touring the world's most iconic architecture, including the Sydney Opera House, Tower Bridge, and Agbar Tower.
J 720 Tai
Book
Oct 6, 2014
Children's book of magic Cover
Anne Hildyard
Rupert Matthews
James Mitchem
Sue Unstead
Traces the history of magic from its origins in Ancient Egypt through the performances of today, sharing step-by-step instructions for how to learn twenty tricks in such areas as transformation, levitation, and prediction.
J 793.8 Hil
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Oct 16, 2014
Minecraft construction handbook Cover
Matthew Needler
Phil Southam
James Barker, illustrator
Theo Cordner, illustrator
An official guide to Minecraft construction shares essential tips and tricks for building creative structures and innovations ranging from theme parks and waterslides to pirate coves and animal cannons.
J 793.932 Nee
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Oct 13, 2014
The hero in you Cover
Ellis Paul
Angela Padron, illustrator
A collection of songs celebrating the accomplishments of thirteen heroes from United States history, including Nellie Bly, Chief Joseph, and Ben Franklin. The opening song celebrates the potential hero in each of us.
J 782.42 Pau
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Oct 16, 2014
The Indiana Pacers Cover
Mark Stewart
A revised Team Spirit Basketball edition featuring the Indiana Pacers that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team.
J 796.323 Ste
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Oct 23, 2014
The New York Knicks Cover
Mark Stewart
A revised Team Spirit Basketball edition featuring the New York Knicks that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. Highlights prominent players, seasons, and greatest moments through quotes and stories.
J 796.323 Ste
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Oct 23, 2014
Lend a hand : poems about giving Cover
John Frank
London Ladd, illustrator
A picture book collection of poems centered on spontaneous acts of kindness, representing diverse voices and topical themes.
J 811.54 Fra
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Oct 16, 2014
Iowa Cover
Jean F Blashfield
J 917.77 Bla 2015
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Sep 3, 2014
Rock & roll highway : the Robbie Robertson story Cover
Sebastian Robertson
Adam Gustavson, illustrator
An illustrated depiction of Robbie Robertson's early years traces his first guitar lessons at the age of nine through his rise to becoming a central member of The Band and one of "Rolling Stone" magazine's top one hundred guitarists.
JB Rob
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Oct 16, 2014
Stand there! she shouted : the invincible photographer Julia Margaret Cameron Cover
Susan Goldman Rubin
Bagram Ibatoulline, illustrator
Traces the life and work of the nineteenth-century celebrity photographer, detailing her privileged childhood, her presence in the bohemian salons of England, and her staging of sophisticated tableaux based on literature and myth.
JB Cam
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Oct 23, 2014
Who was Marie Curie? Cover
Megan Stine
Ted Hammond, illustrator
Born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Marie later won another Nobel for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation.
JB Cur
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Oct 6, 2014
Who was Queen Victoria? Cover
Jim Gigliotti
Max Hergenrother, illustrator
Describes the life of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain from 1837 to 1901, and the social and political conditions in Great Britain during her lifetime.
JB Vic
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Oct 6, 2014
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Harriet Ziefert
Emily Bolam, illustrator
J 153.69 Zie
Maria Birmingham
Monika Melnychuk, illustrator
J 616.85 Bir
Larry Dane Brimner
J 331.89 Bri
Speck Lee Tailfeather
Stella Gurney
Natsko Seki, illustrator
J 720 Tai
Dawn Cusick
J 591.4 Cus
Anne Hildyard
Rupert Matthews
James Mitchem
Sue Unstead
J 793.8 Hil
Joan Marie Galat
J 582.16 Gal
Matthew Needler
Phil Southam
James Barker, illustrator
Theo Cordner, illustrator
J 793.932 Nee
Steve Jenkins
Robin Page
J 571.3 Jen
Ellis Paul
Angela Padron, illustrator
J 782.42 Pau
Mary Kay Carson
Carol Schwartz
J 595.7 Car
Mark Stewart
J 796.323 Ste
Katherine Roy
J 597.3 Roy
Mark Stewart
J 796.323 Ste
Mary Kay Carson
Louise Mackay, illustrator
J 551.6 Car
John Frank
London Ladd, illustrator
J 811.54 Fra
Melissa Stewart
J 567.91 Ste
Jean F Blashfield
J 917.77 Bla 2015
Benjamin Richmond
J 551.46 Ric
Sebastian Robertson
Adam Gustavson, illustrator
JB Rob
Kyra Sundance
J 636.7 Sun
Susan Goldman Rubin
Bagram Ibatoulline, illustrator
JB Cam
Thomas Kostigen
J 613.69 Kos
Megan Stine
Ted Hammond, illustrator
JB Cur
Melissa Stewart
Peter Bull, illustrator
J 612 Ste
Jim Gigliotti
Max Hergenrother, illustrator
JB Vic
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
J 636.7 Pat