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11/18/2014 - 12:54pm

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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
Nov 5, 2014
The story of Pixar Cover
Sara Gilbert
A look at the origins, leaders, growth, and innovations of Pixar, the movie studio founded in 1986, which is one of the most successful producers of computer-animated films today.
J 384.8 Gil
Book
Oct 27, 2014
The story of Target Cover
Sara Gilbert
A look at the origins, leaders, growth, and products of Target Corporation, the discount retailer founded in 1962, which is the second-largest discount retailer in the United States today.
J 381.14 Gil
Book
Oct 27, 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
Book
Nov 5, 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
Book
Oct 23, 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
Book
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
Book
Nov 5, 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
Book
Nov 5, 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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
Oct 23, 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
Book
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
Book
Nov 5, 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
Book
Oct 23, 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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
Nov 18, 2014
The Brooklyn Nets Cover
Mark Stewart
A revised Team Spirit Basketball edition featuring the Brooklyn Nets that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. Includes access to the Team Spirit website which provides additional information and photos.
J 796.323 Ste
Book
Oct 27, 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
Book
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
Book
Oct 23, 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
Book
Nov 18, 2014
The story of MTV Cover
Sara Gilbert
A look at the origins, leaders, growth, and innovations of MTV, the music video channel founded in 1981, which is one of cable television's leading entertainment channels today.
J 791.45 Gil
Book
Oct 27, 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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
Nov 6, 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
Book
Oct 23, 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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
Nov 5, 2014
Syndicate content
Rosemary A. McCarney, author
J 371.82 McC
Bobby Mercer
J 629.892 Mer
Margriet Ruurs
Jessica Rae Gordon, illustrator
J 306.85 Ruu
Zonderkidz, editor
J 793.21 Bes
Lauren Tarshis
J 363.34 Tar
Doug Williams (Sportswriter)
J 796.323 Wil
Sara Gilbert
J 384.8 Gil
Blythe Lawrence
J 796.44 Law
Sara Gilbert
J 381.14 Gil
Jo-Ann Barnas
J 796.91 Bar
James Bow
J 577.4 Bow
Mark Stewart
J 796.323 Ste
Mary Kay Carson
Carol Schwartz
J 595.7 Car
Mark Stewart
J 796.323 Ste
Ashlee Brown Blewett
Daniel Raven-Ellison
J 599.67 Ble
Mark Stewart
J 796.323 Ste
J 567.9 My
Mark Stewart
J 796.323 Ste
Arnold Ringstad
J 591.56 Rin
Sara Gilbert
J 791.45 Gil
Mary Kay Carson
Louise Mackay, illustrator
J 551.6 Car
Eric-Shabazz Larkin
J 811.6 Lar
Melissa Stewart
J 567.91 Ste
J. Patrick Lewis
George Ella Lyon
J 811.54 Lew
Benjamin Richmond
J 551.46 Ric
Cheryl Harness
J 929.9 Har
Kyra Sundance
J 636.7 Sun
Kathy Kacer
Gillian Newland, illustrator
J 940.53 Kac
Sophie Kerr
Weeks Ringle
Bill Kerr
J 646.2 Ker
Susan Goldman Rubin
Bagram Ibatoulline, illustrator
JB Cam
J 629.222 My
Dana Meachen Rau
Jerry Hoare, illustrator
JB Gan
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
J 636.7 Pat
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