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Quiz whiz. 4 : 1,000 super fun mind-bending totally awesome trivia questions Cover
National Geographic Society (U.S.) editor
Presents one thousand trivia questions and answers on various subjects, from biology and technology to mathematics, history, and popular culture, including innovative map, photographic, and game show quizzes.
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Aug 12, 2014
Two parrots Cover
Kheiriyeh
Maulana Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī
Retells a Persian tale about a parrot who, despite living with a wealthy merchant, eating great food, and having a golden cage, longs to be free.
J 398.209 Khe
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Aug 12, 2014
Chicken soup for the girl's soul : real stories by real girls about real stuff Cover
Jack Canfield
From Barbies to your first bra, from holding your teddy bear to slow-dancing with your first boyfriend, from knowing everyone in elementary school to trying to make new friends in middle school. When dealing with these changes, it's no wonder preteen girls can freak out from time to time. From reading the true experiences of other preteen girls, as well as women who've been there, you'll see that you're not the only one who Read about tough subjects, such as peer pressure, cliques, divorce, and stories about friendship, embarrassing moments, body changes, and first crushes.
J 305.23 Chi
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Aug 4, 2014
Finding out about solar energy Cover
Matt Doeden
The sun provides lots of energy, most of which isn't used by plants or animals. How can we harness solar energy to create electricity? This book introduces students to how solar energy is produced and how it is used as an energy source that provides power for essentials and luxuries that they use every day. Graphics help explain the process of harvesting solar energy. After explaining what the resource is and how it is used, the book covers the pros and cons of using solar energy. Environmental impacts factor into the discussion of solar energy harvesting and use, as well as accessibility and renewability of solar energy.
J 333.79 Doe
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Aug 27, 2014
The history of money : from bartering to banking Cover
Martin Jenkins
Satoshi Kitamura, illustrator
A lighthearted chronicle of the history of money covers topics ranging from currency forms and the relationship between money and writing to the way taxes work and the practices of modern banking systems.
J 332.4 Jen
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Aug 12, 2014
A bat cannot bat, a stair cannot stare Cover
Brian P. Cleary
Martin Goneau, illustrator
A books about homonyms and homophones.
J 428.1 Cle
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Aug 18, 2014
Can you tell a velociraptor from a deinonychus? Cover
Buffy Silverman
Discusses the differences between a velociraptor and a deinonychus, including the amount of feathers, size, and period in which they lived.
J 567.91 Sil
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Aug 27, 2014
Ecosystems Cover
Jenny Fretland VanVoorst
Presents a general introduction to ecosystems and food webs, as well as looking at biodiversity, its importance, and the threats that ecosystems face.
J 577.82 Fre
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Aug 12, 2014
Explore solids and liquids! Cover
Kathleen M Reilly
Bryan Stone, illustrator
For a kid, watching a solid turn into a liquid or a liquid into a gas is nothing short of magic. Learn what matter is made of, how it can change, and how these interactions really work in our universe.
J 530.4 Rei
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Aug 18, 2014
Girls research! Cover
Jennifer Phillips
Through narrative stories, explores female scientists who have made major contributions in science and culture.
J 509.22 Phi
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Aug 18, 2014
If... : a mind-bending new way of looking at big ideas and numbers Cover
David J. (David Julian) Smith
Steve Adams
Compares large, complicated numerical concepts with smaller-scale facsimiles to examine such statistics as the size of the Milky Way, the history of human population, and the history of Earth.
J 500 Smi
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Aug 12, 2014
Mako sharks Cover
Nico Barnes
J 597.3 Bar
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Aug 18, 2014
Pteranodon Cover
Charles Lennie
Describes the physical characteristics and behavior of Pteranodon.
J 567.91 Len
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Aug 20, 2014
The case of the vanishing little brown bats : a scientific mystery Cover
Sandra Markle
Describes the work done by scientists to identify the Pd fungi involved in the deaths of large numbers of little brown bats in the United States and their effort to control and eradicate the disease in the future.
J 599.4 Mar
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Aug 27, 2014
The kid's guide to exploring nature Cover
Marilyn Smith
Ashley Gamell
Sara Epstein
Laszlo Veres
J 508 Smi
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Aug 18, 2014
Velociraptor Cover
Charles Lennie
Describes the physical characteristics and behavior of velociraptors.
J 567.91 Len
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Aug 20, 2014
When lunch fights back : wickedly clever animal defenses Cover
Rebecca L Johnson
Presents the various types of defenses mechanisms used by animals, including the bone spikes of the African hairy frog, the deadly poison of the blue-spotted N. taracua termite, and the hammer-like punch of the peacock mantis shrimp.
J 591.47 Joh
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Aug 27, 2014
Zoom in on ladybugs Cover
Melissa Stewart
Provides information for readers about a ladybug's home, food, and body.
J 595.76 Ste
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Aug 4, 2014
50 body questions : a book that spills its guts Cover
Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Ross Kinnaird, illustrator
Looks at how the human body works, answering fifty questions on such topics as digestion, blood, bones and muscles, the immune system, senses, the brain, and the nervous system.
J 612 Kyi
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Aug 12, 2014
Exotic shorthair cats Cover
Stephanie Finne
Introduces exotic shorthair cats, describes how they were originally bred, and presents information about their physical features, temperament, behavior, and required care.
J 636.82 Fin
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Aug 19, 2014
Oriental shorthair cats Cover
Stephanie Finne
Introduces Oriental shorthair cats, describes how they were originally bred, and presents information about their physical features, temperament, behavior, and required care.
J 636.82 Fin
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Aug 20, 2014
Amazing Minecraft secrets you never knew about Cover
Minecraft Books
J 793.932 Ama
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Aug 22, 2014
Minecraft Cover
Minecraft Books
Awesome building ideas for you.
J 793.932 Min
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Aug 22, 2014
Minecraft combat handbook Cover
Stephanie Milton
An official reference to Minecraft combat explains what players need to defend against hostile monsters and enemy players, covering subjects ranging from fort building and armor crafting to weapons and setting mob traps.
J 793.932 Mil
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Aug 20, 2014
365 Days of Wonder : Mr. Browne's book of precepts Cover
R. J Palacio
A book of precepts, with one saying for each day, from Auggie's teacher Mr. Brown.
J 808.88 Pal
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Aug 27, 2014
Dear wandering wildebeest : and other poems from the water hole Cover
Irene Latham
Anna Wadham, illustrator
Presents a collection of poems about the different animals who come to a water hole on the African grasslands, including giraffes, impalas, lions, vultures, and elephants.
J 811.6 Lat
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Aug 27, 2014
A nation is born : 1754-1820s Cover
Lois Sepahban
Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the colonies in the years leading to the Revolution, the war, and the early years as an independent nation, including the War of 1812 and the start of the quarrel over slavery.
J 973.3 Sep
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Aug 12, 2014
Colonization and settlement in the New World, 1585-1763 Cover
Pat McCarthy
Text and illustrations look at colonization and settlement in the United States.
J 973.2 McC
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Aug 12, 2014
I wonder why Romans wore togas and other questions about Rome Cover
Fiona Macdonald
Questions and answers introduce the clothing, food, language, religion, and other aspects of daily life in Ancient Rome.
J 937.06 Mac
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Aug 18, 2014
Lives of the explorers : discoveries, disasters (and what the neighbors thought) Cover
Kathleen Krull
Kathryn Hewitt
You might know that Columbus discovered America, Lewis and Clark headed west with Sacajawea, and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers? What were they like as kids? What pets or bad habits did they have? And what drove their passion to explore unknown parts of the world? Lives of the Explorers reveals these adventurers as both world-changers and real people.
J 910.92 Kru
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Aug 20, 2014
National Geographic kids ultimate globetrotting world atlas Cover
Sally Senzell Isaacs
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Provides maps, facts, and photographs about countries and landforms around the world.
J 912 Isa
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Aug 12, 2014
Nelson Mandela : world leader for human rights Cover
Matt Doeden
After spending more than 30 years in jail for protesting South African apartheid laws, Nelson Mandela became the first African president of South Africa. This is his story.
JB Man
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Aug 12, 2014
The Great Depression and World War II : 1929-1945 Cover
Susan E Hamen
Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States during the Great Depression and World War II, providing details on the New Deal, the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany, and the attack on Pearl Harbor.
J 973.917 Ham
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Aug 12, 2014
The rise of industry : 1870-1900 Cover
Amy Van Zee
Discusses the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States during the latter part of the nineteenth century, providing details on the growth of industry and of organized labor, immigration, and the Spanish-American War.
J 973.8 Van
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Aug 12, 2014
The roaring twenties : discover the era of Prohibition, flappers, and jazz Cover
Marcia Amidon Lüsted
Jennifer K Keller, illustrator
Explores the convergence of cultural, historical, and economic factors that made the 1920s one of history's most pivotal eras, inviting readers to contemplate the influences ranging from jazz music and Prohibition to racial intolerance and the stock market crash.
J 973.91 Lus
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Aug 12, 2014
The White House is burning : August 24, 1814 Cover
Jane Sutcliffe
Traces the story of the burning of the White House by the British during the War of 1812 from the perspectives of its witnesses, including First Lady Dolley Madison, a British officer, and a nine-year-old slave.
J 975.3 Sut
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Aug 12, 2014
We visit Cambodia Cover
Claire O'Neal
J 915.96 ONe
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Aug 12, 2014
We visit Malaysia Cover
John Bankston
J 915.95 Ban
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Aug 12, 2014
Brown girl dreaming Cover
Jacqueline Woodson
The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South.
JB Woo
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Aug 27, 2014
I am Malala : how one girl stood up for education and changed the world Cover
Malala Yousafzai
Patricia McCormick
I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause.
JB You
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Aug 18, 2014
The closer : young readers edition Cover
Mariano Rivera
Wayne R Coffey
Sue Corbett
Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, or Mickey Mantle. One day, that all changed. From a childhood playing pickup games in Panama to an epic career with the New York Yankees, Mariano's rise to greatness has been anything but ordinary. He's the guy on the mound who doesn't hear the crowd, just the sound of the ump calling, Strike! The teammate you can rely on, even when the bases are loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Whether you know him as Mo or as the Sandman, Mariano is The Closer, and this is his story. Full of tips for young athletes and tales from the Yankee clubhouse, The Closer (Young Readers Edition) is an inspiring story of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication that have defined the life of a baseball legend.
JB Riv
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Aug 27, 2014
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National Geographic Society (U.S.) editor
J 031.02 Qui
Minecraft Books
J 793.932 Ama
Kheiriyeh
Maulana Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī
J 398.209 Khe
Minecraft Books
J 793.932 Min
Jack Canfield
J 305.23 Chi
Stephanie Milton
J 793.932 Mil
Matt Doeden
J 333.79 Doe
R. J Palacio
J 808.88 Pal
Martin Jenkins
Satoshi Kitamura, illustrator
J 332.4 Jen
Irene Latham
Anna Wadham, illustrator
J 811.6 Lat
Brian P. Cleary
Martin Goneau, illustrator
J 428.1 Cle
Lois Sepahban
J 973.3 Sep
Buffy Silverman
J 567.91 Sil
Pat McCarthy
J 973.2 McC
Jenny Fretland VanVoorst
J 577.82 Fre
Fiona Macdonald
J 937.06 Mac
Kathleen M Reilly
Bryan Stone, illustrator
J 530.4 Rei
Kathleen Krull
Kathryn Hewitt
J 910.92 Kru
Jennifer Phillips
J 509.22 Phi
Sally Senzell Isaacs
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
J 912 Isa
David J. (David Julian) Smith
Steve Adams
J 500 Smi
Matt Doeden
JB Man
Nico Barnes
J 597.3 Bar
Susan E Hamen
J 973.917 Ham
Charles Lennie
J 567.91 Len
Amy Van Zee
J 973.8 Van
Sandra Markle
J 599.4 Mar
Marcia Amidon Lüsted
Jennifer K Keller, illustrator
J 973.91 Lus
Marilyn Smith
Ashley Gamell
Sara Epstein
Laszlo Veres
J 508 Smi
Jane Sutcliffe
J 975.3 Sut
Charles Lennie
J 567.91 Len
Claire O'Neal
J 915.96 ONe
Rebecca L Johnson
J 591.47 Joh
John Bankston
J 915.95 Ban
Melissa Stewart
J 595.76 Ste
Jacqueline Woodson
JB Woo
Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Ross Kinnaird, illustrator
J 612 Kyi
Malala Yousafzai
Patricia McCormick
JB You
Stephanie Finne
J 636.82 Fin
Mariano Rivera
Wayne R Coffey
Sue Corbett
JB Riv
Stephanie Finne
J 636.82 Fin