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03/26/2015 - 1:10pm

Monster goose nursery rhymes Cover
Henry Herz
Josh Herz
Harrison Herz
Abigail Larson, illustrator
Darker versions of traditional Mother Goose nursery rhymes using gnomes, goblins, zombies, and other mythical creatures.
J 811.6 Her
Book
Mar 10, 2015
I see a pattern here Cover
Bruce Goldstone
Patterns can be so beautiful that people come from all over the world to see them, or so familiar you hardly notice them. They appear everywhere: beehives, dinner plates, even the bottoms of your shoes. Photographs show diverse examples from nature and artwork around the world. The secrets behind the patterns are revealed and gain fun ideas for making your own.
J 152.14 Gol
Book
Mar 26, 2015
What are the three branches of the government? : and other questions about... the U.S. Constitution Cover
Benjamin Richmond
Learn how the three branches of government operate, how amendments are enacted, and how the Constitution has changed.
J 324.7 Ric
Book
Mar 18, 2015
Why couldn't Susan B. Anthony vote? and other questons about... women's suffrage Cover
Mary Kay Carson
Presents information about the fight for women's suffrage in the United States in question and answer format.
J 324.6 Car
Book
Mar 17, 2015
A math journey through the human body Cover
Anne Rooney
Fun pictograms and infographics about the human body make learning about math topics such as bar charts, percentages, averages and fractions easy and fun. In this book, readers go on an amazing mission inside the human body and use their mathematical skills to check their diet, test their strength, and chart their growth. Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills.
J 510 Roo
Book
Mar 3, 2015
Everything insects Cover
Carrie Gleason
Dino J. Martins
From cockroaches and beetles to dragonflies and ants, provides an introduction to the diverse world of insects, describing their various habitats, physical characteristics, life cycles, and roles in the ecosystem.
J 595.7 Gle
Book
Mar 26, 2015
Hawaiʻi's animals do the most amazing things! Cover
Marion Coste
Rena Ekmanis, illustrator
J 590.9 Cos
Book
Mar 26, 2015
Superstar plants Cover
Louise Spilsbury
Presents some of the more unusual plants of the world, discussing their unique adaptations and defense mechanisms.
J 580 Spi
Book
Mar 18, 2015
True stories of animal heroes Cover
Arnold Ringstad
Collects tales of heroic animals around the world, from a gorilla saving a child in a zoo to a cat that rescued her kittens from a fire.
J 590 Rin
Book
Mar 17, 2015
Zoology for kids : understanding and working with animals : with 21 activities Cover
Josh Hestermann
Bethanie Hestermann
An introduction to working with animals shares anecdotes, photographs, facts based on peer-reviewed research, and hands-on activities designed to promote conservation awareness and animal-related career interests.
J 590 Hes
Book
Mar 26, 2015
Inventions that could have changed the world... but didn't! Cover
Joe Rhatigan
Anthony Owsley, illustrator
Outlines the process of making and patenting inventions and presents innovations in such fields as transportation, appliances, child and pet care, and amusement that did not work, were too early or too late, or failed for other reasons.
J 608 Rha
Book
Feb 26, 2015
Sniffer dogs : how dogs (and their noses) save the world Cover
Nancy F. (Nancy Fusco) Castaldo
Readers will discover how detection dogs are able to use their noses to find everything from people, both alive and dead, to explosives to whale poop. These working dogs work to please, work to play, and work for love.
J 636.7 Cas
Book
Mar 17, 2015
Weird but true! food : 300 bite-size facts about incredible edibles! Cover
Rebecca Baines, editor
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Serves up strange-but-true facts about food, including information on garlic's healing properties, unconventional uses for mayonnaise, and how different foods got their names.
J 641.3 Wei
Book
Mar 26, 2015
Playing pro hockey Cover
Jeff Hawkins
Describes the skill, training, and determination needed to become a professional hockey player, including the types of workouts and dietary plans NHL players use and how they prevent and treat injuries.
J 796.962 Haw
Book
Feb 27, 2015
After the bell rings : poems about after-school time Cover
Carol Diggory Shields
Paul Meisel, illustrations
A collection of rhyming poems describes what kids do after the school bell rings.
J 811.54 Shi
Book
Mar 17, 2015
Just joking : animal riddles Cover
J. Patrick Lewis
Presents a treasury of animal-themed jokes and riddles.
J 818.602 Lew
Book
Mar 26, 2015
Neon aliens ate my homework : and other poems Cover
Nick Cannon
A collection of humorous poems by the actor and entertainer pays tribute to the poets and urban storytellers that have influenced his life and work.
J 811.6 Can
Book
Mar 26, 2015
28 days : moments in Black history that changed the world Cover
Shane Smith
Shane Evans, illustrator
A picture book look at many of the men and women who revolutionized life for African Americans throughout history.
J 973.0496 Smi
Book
Mar 17, 2015
Did Christopher Columbus really discover America? and other questions about... the New World Cover
Emma Carlson Berne
Presents information about Columbus' journey to the New World in question and answer format.
J 970.01 Ber
Book
Mar 18, 2015
Meet the ancient Egyptians Cover
Simon Abbott, illustrator
John Malam
Presents an introduction to ancient Egypt and its civilization, and includes facts about pharoahs, the army, mummies, pyramids, the Egyptian gods, housing, everyday life, the Nile, and common occupations.
J 932.01 Abb
Book
Mar 17, 2015
Little kids first big book of who Cover
Jill Esbaum
Introduces some of history's most interesting and important notables, from Leonardo da Vinci and Amelia Earhart to Malala Yousafzai and Neil Armstrong.
J 920 Esb
Book
Mar 26, 2015
Portraits of Hispanic American heroes Cover
Juan Felipe Herrera
Raúl Colón, illustrator
A tribute to twenty Hispanic and Latino Americans who have made a positive impact on the world through outstanding contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletic. Portraits complement biographies of Cesar Chavez, Sonia Sotomayor, Ellen Ochoa, Roberto Clemente, and many more along with inspirational quotes.
J 920 Her
Book
Mar 17, 2015
Tricky Vic : the impossibly true story of the man who sold the Eiffel Tower Cover
Greg Pizzoli
In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, a.k.a. "Count Victor Lustig," moved to Paris hoping to be an artist. A "con" artist, that is. He used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all over the world, from the Czech Republic, to Atlantic ocean liners, and across America. Tricky Vic pulled off his most daring con in 1925, when he managed to "sell" the Eiffel Tower to one of the city's most successful scrap metal dealers. Six weeks later, he tried to sell the Eiffel Tower all over again. Vic was never caught. For that particular scam, anyway.
JB Lus
Book
Mar 26, 2015
Who was Jesus? Cover
Ellen Morgan
Stephen Marchesi, illustrator
This book does not settle questions of theology. Instead, it presents young readers with a biography that covers what is known historically about Jesus and places in his life in the context of his world when Jerusalem was part of the Roman Empire. It also explains the early origins of Christianity and how it became a major religion.
JB Chr
Book
Feb 27, 2015
Who was Robert Ripley? Cover
Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie) Anderson
Timothy Foley, illustrator
Born in California, Ripley began his career as a sports cartoonist. He went on to chronicle global records and oddities in his weekly column, Believe It Or Not! After publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst took an interest in the column, it became a syndicated global success. Ripley spent his life traveling to more than 200 countries in search of strange objects and interesting facts. His penchant for the peculiar launched an entertainment empire, and his collection of artifacts can be seen worldwide at his famous Odditoriums.
JB Rip
Book
Feb 27, 2015
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Henry Herz
Josh Herz
Harrison Herz
Abigail Larson, illustrator
J 811.6 Her
Jeff Hawkins
J 796.962 Haw
Bruce Goldstone
J 152.14 Gol
Carol Diggory Shields
Paul Meisel, illustrations
J 811.54 Shi
Benjamin Richmond
J 324.7 Ric
J. Patrick Lewis
J 818.602 Lew
Mary Kay Carson
J 324.6 Car
Nick Cannon
J 811.6 Can
Anne Rooney
J 510 Roo
Shane Smith
Shane Evans, illustrator
J 973.0496 Smi
Carrie Gleason
Dino J. Martins
J 595.7 Gle
Emma Carlson Berne
J 970.01 Ber
Marion Coste
Rena Ekmanis, illustrator
J 590.9 Cos
Simon Abbott, illustrator
John Malam
J 932.01 Abb
Louise Spilsbury
J 580 Spi
Jill Esbaum
J 920 Esb
Arnold Ringstad
J 590 Rin
Juan Felipe Herrera
Raúl Colón, illustrator
J 920 Her
Josh Hestermann
Bethanie Hestermann
J 590 Hes
Greg Pizzoli
JB Lus
Joe Rhatigan
Anthony Owsley, illustrator
J 608 Rha
Ellen Morgan
Stephen Marchesi, illustrator
JB Chr
Nancy F. (Nancy Fusco) Castaldo
J 636.7 Cas
Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie) Anderson
Timothy Foley, illustrator
JB Rip
Rebecca Baines, editor
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
J 641.3 Wei