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07/01/2015 - 2:53pm

Watch it! : researching with videos Cover
Kristin Fontichiaro
Offers tips and techniques for conducting research using audio-visual materials, from choosing a topic to recording and organizing results.
J 001.42 Fon
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Jun 11, 2015
Weird but true! : ripped from the headlines 2 : real-life stories you have to read to believe Cover
National Geographic Society (U.S.), editor
A treasury of bizarre-but-true stories from history includes accounts of such uncanny events as the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston and the world record set by an armless archer.
J 031.02 Wei
Book
Jun 8, 2015
Divorce is the worst Cover
Anastasia Higginbotham
This book provides, through honest language and imagery, a realistic view of how children experience divorce. While neither softening or white-washing this difficult topic, Higginbotham offers an ultimately comforting message to parents and children experiencing separation and divorce.
J 306.89 Hig
Book
Jul 1, 2015
Wickiups Cover
Riley Flynn
Informative, engaging text and vivid photos introduce readers to American Indian wickiups.
J 392.36 Fly
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Climate change : discover how it impacts spaceship earth Cover
Joshua Sneideman
Erin Twamley
Mike Crosier
Examine real studies concerning planetary science, Arctic ice bubbles, and migratory patterns. Kids explore the history of human impact from the Industrial Revolution to our modern-day technology, as well as the innovations underway around the world to address global climate change.
J 577.22 Sne
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Jun 12, 2015
Dirtmeister's nitty gritty planet Earth : all about rocks, minerals, fossils, earthquakes, volcanoes, & even dirt! Cover
Steve Tomecek
Fred Harper, illustrator
The Dirtmeister and his sidekick Digger introduce the world of geology, discussing minerals, the origins of the Earth, plate tectonics, rocks, and the dynamics of dirt.
J 551 Tom
Book
Jun 9, 2015
Sea dragons Cover
Cari Meister
This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells about the physical features of sea dragons, how they hide using camouflage, and how they have babies. Includes picture glossary.
J 597.67 Mei
Book
Jun 18, 2015
Sharks and other predators Cover
Mary Pope Osborne
Natalie Pope Boyce
Carlo Molinari, illustrator
When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #53: 'Shadow of the Shark,' they had lots of questions. How many teeth do sharks have? What is their favorite food? What are some other top predators? How do they keep life in balance? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about sharks and other predators.
J 567.3 Osb
Book
Jun 18, 2015
T is for time Cover
Marie Smith
Roland Smith
Renee Graef, illustrator
Following the alphabet, uses rhyming and expository text to explain the concept and science of time, showcasing famous inventors, methods of timekeeping, important structures and landmarks, and notable moments in history.
J 529 Smi
Book
Jul 1, 2015
Trees : a compare and contrast book Cover
Katharine Hall
Trees grow in many habitats all around the world. Some trees are short and some are tall. Some grow in hot deserts and others grow on cold mountains.
J 582.16 Hal
Book
Jul 1, 2015
Vultures Cover
Kate Riggs
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of vultures, the carrion-eating birds of prey. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why vultures are bald.
J 598.9 Rig
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Jun 18, 2015
Survivor kid : a practical guide to wilderness survival Cover
Denise Long
Presents a guide to wilderness survival in both common and unusual situations, including how to build a shelter, find water and food, deal with dangerous animals, and navigate in the wild.
J 613.69 Lon
Book
Jul 1, 2015
13 architects children should know Cover
Florian Heine
Presents thirteen architects from various periods and styles--from Filippo Brunelleschi and Andrea Palladio to Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry, and Zaha Hadid--arranged chronologically with biographical details and comparisons to other architects.
J 720.92 Hei
Book
Jul 1, 2015
2015 basketball superstars Cover
K. C Kelley
Profiles top players from the 2015 basketball season, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, and Tim Duncan, providing interesting childhood facts, along with college and professional career highlights for each.
J 796.323 Kel
Book
Jun 18, 2015
Get quilting with Angela & Cloe : 14 projects for kids to sew Cover
Angela Walters
Cloe Walters
Presents the basic principles and techniques of quilting and offers fourteen simple projects which can be used to build skills, including creating such items as pot holders, place mats, cut-away rug, and a rag quilt.
J 746.46 Wal
Book
Jun 9, 2015
The ultimate Disney party book Cover
Jessica Ward
The Ultimate Disney Party Book is your perfect partner when throwing a party. Whether it's a birthday party, baby shower, celebration of a milestone or just a great bbq with friends and family, this book is your perfect partner in crime. The book is divided into chapters based on a theme for your party and in each chapter you can find great recipes for cakes and other dishes, perfect decorations ideas, fun invitations and the best games to play.
J 793.21 War
Book
Jun 18, 2015
Today's 12 hottest NBA superstars Cover
Tom Robinson
Profiles twelve of the most popular basketball players of today, including Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, and Joakim Noah.
J 796.323 Rob
Book
Jun 18, 2015
U.S. women's team : soccer champions! Cover
Illugi Jökulsson
Presents a history of women's soccer in the United States and profiles some of the sport's most famous players.
J 796.334 Ill
Book
Jun 11, 2015
What is the World Series? Cover
Gail Herman
David Grayson Kenyon, illustrator
Describes the history of the World Series, the championship series of major league baseball, and includes historical facts, trivia, and notable World Series players.
J 796.357 Her
Book
Jun 18, 2015
Bigfoot is missing! Cover
J. Patrick Lewis
Kenn Nesbitt
Minalima Design (Firm), illustrator
A poetry collection about cryptozoological creatures (the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, Chupacabra, etc.) from around the world, written so as to allow the design of the book to disguise the fact that the collection is poetry.
J 811.54 Lew
Book
Jul 1, 2015
Speak up! : giving an oral presentation Cover
Jeff McHugh
Offers tips and techniques for giving an oral presentation, from planning to practicing.
J 808.51 McH
Book
Jun 11, 2015
What's great about Iowa? Cover
Kristin Marciniak
Provides information on the top ten things to see or do in Iowa, including the Iowa State Fair, Matchstick Marvels Tourist Center, and the Living History Farms in Urbandale.
J 917.77 Mar
Book
Jun 11, 2015
Albert Pujols Cover
Aaron Frisch
An elementary introduction to the life, work, and popularity of Albert Pujols, a professional baseball star who played first base and helped the St. Louis Cardinals win two World Series.
JB Puj
Book
Jun 18, 2015
The house that Jane built : a story about Jane Addams Cover
Tanya Lee Stone
Kathryn Brown, illustrator
Presents the story of Jane Addams, founder of the children's charity known as Hull House, and the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
JB Add
Book
Jul 1, 2015
Who was Woodrow Wilson? Cover
Margaret Frith
Andrew Thomson, illustrator
Presents the life and presidential career of Woodrow Wilson, including his stance on World War I, his participation in the Treaty of Versailles, and his contributions to create the League of Nations.
JB Wil
Book
Jun 8, 2015
Women who broke the rules : Judy Blume Cover
Kathleen Krull
David Leonard, illustrations
A biography of the author best known for her book, "Are you there God? It's me, Margaret," provides details on her childhood, career, and personal achievements.
JB Blu
Book
Jun 18, 2015
Women who broke the rules : Sacajawea Cover
Kathleen Krull
Matt Collins, illustrator
Recounts the accomplishments of the Shoshoni woman who aided the Lewis and Clark Expedition across the American frontier, and describes the lasting impact she has left on society.
JB Sac
Book
Jun 11, 2015
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Kristin Fontichiaro
J 001.42 Fon
Angela Walters
Cloe Walters
J 746.46 Wal
National Geographic Society (U.S.), editor
J 031.02 Wei
Jessica Ward
J 793.21 War
Anastasia Higginbotham
J 306.89 Hig
Tom Robinson
J 796.323 Rob
Riley Flynn
J 392.36 Fly
Illugi Jökulsson
J 796.334 Ill
Joshua Sneideman
Erin Twamley
Mike Crosier
J 577.22 Sne
Gail Herman
David Grayson Kenyon, illustrator
J 796.357 Her
Steve Tomecek
Fred Harper, illustrator
J 551 Tom
J. Patrick Lewis
Kenn Nesbitt
Minalima Design (Firm), illustrator
J 811.54 Lew
Cari Meister
J 597.67 Mei
Jeff McHugh
J 808.51 McH
Mary Pope Osborne
Natalie Pope Boyce
Carlo Molinari, illustrator
J 567.3 Osb
Kristin Marciniak
J 917.77 Mar
Marie Smith
Roland Smith
Renee Graef, illustrator
J 529 Smi
Aaron Frisch
JB Puj
Katharine Hall
J 582.16 Hal
Tanya Lee Stone
Kathryn Brown, illustrator
JB Add
Kate Riggs
J 598.9 Rig
Margaret Frith
Andrew Thomson, illustrator
JB Wil
Denise Long
J 613.69 Lon
Kathleen Krull
David Leonard, illustrations
JB Blu
Florian Heine
J 720.92 Hei
Kathleen Krull
Matt Collins, illustrator
JB Sac
K. C Kelley
J 796.323 Kel