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08/28/2014 - 3:43pm

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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
Aug 27, 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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
Aug 12, 2014
Mako sharks Cover
Nico Barnes
J 597.3 Bar
Book
Aug 18, 2014
Pteranodon Cover
Charles Lennie
Describes the physical characteristics and behavior of Pteranodon.
J 567.91 Len
Book
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
Book
Aug 27, 2014
Velociraptor Cover
Charles Lennie
Describes the physical characteristics and behavior of velociraptors.
J 567.91 Len
Book
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
Book
Aug 27, 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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
Aug 20, 2014
Amazing Minecraft secrets you never knew about Cover
Minecraft Books
J 793.932 Ama
Book
Aug 22, 2014
Minecraft Cover
Minecraft Books
Awesome building ideas for you.
J 793.932 Min
Book
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
Book
Aug 20, 2014
The Boxcar Children guide to adventure : a how-to for mystery solving, make-it-yourself projects, and more Cover
Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Boxcar Children have long been known for being creative and resourceful. This book is filled with fun how-to guides for everyday adventures. It includes tips and tricks for mystery solving (how to make invisible ink and create secret codes), travel (how to pack a suitcase; how to take great snapshots), and enjoying the great outdoors. Plus each of the four Boxcar Children has their own section--practical advice from Jessie, a "roughing it" guide from Henry, crafts and art projects from Violet, and recipes from Benny.
J 790.192 Box
Book
Aug 28, 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
Book
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
Book
Aug 27, 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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
Aug 12, 2014
We visit Cambodia Cover
Claire O'Neal
J 915.96 ONe
Book
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
Book
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
Book
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
Book
Aug 27, 2014
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Matt Doeden
J 333.79 Doe
Stephanie Milton
J 793.932 Mil
Martin Jenkins
Satoshi Kitamura, illustrator
J 332.4 Jen
Gertrude Chandler Warner
J 790.192 Box
Brian P. Cleary
Martin Goneau, illustrator
J 428.1 Cle
R. J Palacio
J 808.88 Pal
Buffy Silverman
J 567.91 Sil
Irene Latham
Anna Wadham, illustrator
J 811.6 Lat
Kathleen M Reilly
Bryan Stone, illustrator
J 530.4 Rei
Pat McCarthy
J 973.2 McC
Jennifer Phillips
J 509.22 Phi
Fiona Macdonald
J 937.06 Mac
David J. (David Julian) Smith
Steve Adams
J 500 Smi
Kathleen Krull
Kathryn Hewitt
J 910.92 Kru
Nico Barnes
J 597.3 Bar
Sally Senzell Isaacs
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
J 912 Isa
Charles Lennie
J 567.91 Len
Matt Doeden
JB Man
Sandra Markle
J 599.4 Mar
Susan E Hamen
J 973.917 Ham
Charles Lennie
J 567.91 Len
Marcia Amidon Lüsted
Jennifer K Keller, illustrator
J 973.91 Lus
Rebecca L Johnson
J 591.47 Joh
Jane Sutcliffe
J 975.3 Sut
Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Ross Kinnaird, illustrator
J 612 Kyi
Claire O'Neal
J 915.96 ONe
Stephanie Finne
J 636.82 Fin
Jacqueline Woodson
JB Woo
Stephanie Finne
J 636.82 Fin
Malala Yousafzai
Patricia McCormick
JB You
Minecraft Books
J 793.932 Ama
Mariano Rivera
Wayne R Coffey
Sue Corbett
JB Riv
Minecraft Books
J 793.932 Min