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One fun day with Lewis Carroll - a celebration of wordplay and a girl named Alice by Krull, Kathleen, author. One fun day with Lewis Carroll - a celebration of wordplay and a girl named Alice

Provided by amazon.com.

Jan 18, 2018
Nina - jazz legend and civil-rights activist Nina Simone by Brière-Haquet, Alice, 1979- author. Nina - jazz legend and civil-rights activist Nina Simone

With evocative black-and-white illustrations and moving prose, readers are introduced to Nina Simone, jazz-music legend and civil-rights activist. Shared as a lullaby to her daughter, a soulful song recounts Simone's career, the trials she faced as an African American woman, and the stand she took during the Civil Rights Movement. This poignant picture book offers a melodic tale that is both a historic account of an iconic figure and an extraordinary look at how far we've come and how far we sti

Jan 18, 2018
Meet me at the well - the girls and women of the Bible by Yolen, Jane, author. Meet me at the well - the girls and women of the Bible

"The inimitable Jane Yolen has teamed up with Barbara Diamond Goldin (a prolific author in her own right) to retell Bible stories from the point of view of twelve women (in nine chapters, as some come in pairs). After each story, there is a reflection "imagine" piece written from the voice of each woman (written by Barbara) and a poem about her (written by Jane). Intermixed with the main text are sidebars called "midrash" in the singular or "midrashim" in the plural. These pose questions about e

Jan 18, 2018
Martin rising - requiem for a King by Pinkney, Andrea Davis, author. Martin rising - requiem for a King

In a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence, and deep emotion, Andrea and Brian Pinkney convey the final months of Martin Luther King's life -- and of his assassination -- through metaphor, spirituality, and multilayers of meaning. Andrea's stunning poetic requiem, illustrated with Brian's lyrical and colorful artwork, brings a fresh perspective to Martin Luther King, the Gandhi-like, peace-loving activist whose dream of equality -- and whose courage to make it happen -- changed the course

Jan 18, 2018
Libba - the magnificent musical life of Elizabeth Cotten by Veirs, Laura, author. Libba - the magnificent musical life of Elizabeth Cotten

Elizabeth Cotten was only a little girl when she picked up a guitar for the first time. It wasn't hers (it was her big brother's), and it wasn't strung right for her (she was left-handed). But she flipped that guitar upside down and backwards and taught herself how to play it anyway. By age eleven, she'd written "Freight Train," one of the most famous folk songs of the twentieth century. And by the end of her life, people everywhere from the sunny beaches of California to the rolling hills of En

Jan 18, 2018
The Leaning Tower of Pisa by Orr, Nicole, author. The Leaning Tower of Pisa

"Would you be surprised to find out that the Leaning Tower of Pisa wasnt supposed to lean? It started to lean while it was being built. Find out why the tower leans, as well as some of the crazy ideas people had for fixing it!"--

Jan 18, 2018
Law enforcement by Johnson, C. M. (Cheri M.), author. Law enforcement

Even the most iconic law enforcement organizations began with the need to serve and protect. Some started out as neighborhood patrols, while others began while settlers tried to tame the wild west. How did everyday beat cops start? When did the Secret Service begin protecting the President of the United States? What do the Texas Rangers and Federal Marshals actually do? In Law Enforcement, part of Full Tilt's Origins: Whodunnit series, students will explore the world of crime-fighters by reading

Jan 18, 2018
Kenya by Murray, Julie, author. Kenya

Provided by amazon.com.

Jan 18, 2018
Hidden figures - the true story of four black women and the space race by Shetterly, Margot Lee, author. Hidden figures - the true story of four black women and the space race

Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes.

Jan 18, 2018
Heists by Johnson, C. M. (Cheri M.), author. Heists

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Jan 18, 2018
From the heart of Africa - a book of wisdom by Walters, Eric, 1957- author. From the heart of Africa - a book of wisdom

A collection of African wisdom gorgeously illustrated by artists from Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Canada, the United States and more.

Jan 18, 2018
From peanuts to peanut butter - by Bridget Heos ; illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman. by Heos, Bridget, author. From peanuts to peanut butter - by Bridget Heos ; illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman.

"A child wonders where peanut butter comes from and learns about the jobs of peanut farmers and how peanuts are harvested, and how peanuts are made into peanut butter and packaged at a factory. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a map of where peanuts are grown, glossary, and further resources"--Provided by publisher.

Jan 18, 2018
From cocoa beans to chocolate by Heos, Bridget, author. From cocoa beans to chocolate

"A child wonders where chocolate comes from and learns about cocoa farmers and how cocoa beans are harvested in West Africa and chocolate makers and how cocoa beans are made into chocolate at at factory. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a map of where cocoa trees are grown, glossary, and further resources"--Provided by publisher.

Jan 18, 2018
Forensics by Johnson, C. M. (Cheri M.), author. Forensics

Explores the science involved in crime-fighting and how it has impacted the way crimes are both solved and committed. Includes glossary and quiz.

Jan 18, 2018
For Audrey with love - Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy by Hopman, Philip, author. For Audrey with love - Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy

When two young rising stars Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn cross paths for the first time it's magic...literally, the perfect fit!

Jan 18, 2018
Fill a bucket - a guide to daily happiness for young children by McCloud, Carol, author. Fill a bucket - a guide to daily happiness for young children

"The concept of a full bucket is an effective metaphor for a child's healthy self-concept and happiness, most often the result of the encouraging words and actions of parents and others who help a child know they are loved, valued, and capable"--Provided by publisher.

Jan 18, 2018
Facing Frederick - the life of Frederick Douglass, a monumental American man by Bolden, Tonya, author. Facing Frederick - the life of Frederick Douglass, a monumental American man

Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) is best known for the telling of his own emancipation. But there is much more to Douglass’s story than his time spent enslaved and his famous autobiography. Facing Frederick captures the whole complicated, and at times perplexing, person that he was. Statesman, suffragist, writer, and newspaperman, this book focuses on Douglass the man rather than the historical icon.

Jan 18, 2018
Extreme survivors - animals that time forgot by Ridley, Kimberly, author. Extreme survivors - animals that time forgot

Looks at animals that existed in prehistoric times and still exist today and suggests how these creatures managed to survive while other animals are now extinct.

Jan 18, 2018
Explanatorium of nature. by Explanatorium of nature.

This stunning visual reference for kids explores the natural world in stunning detail and allows young readers to see nature as they never have before, through amazing close-ups and cross-sections, exploded images, X-rays, and more.From fruit to flies, from coral to clouds, from mountains to mammals, this extraordinary new encyclopedia is the perfect tool for curious minds to find out how things work and why they exist, and will keep young readers absorbed with its amazing images that depict and

Jan 18, 2018
Earth by Sharif-Draper, Maryam, author. Earth

Discover the structure of the Earth, from its red-hot inner core to the mountains, deserts, and oceans that cover its surface. Learn why we have seasons, how the water cycle works, and why our population is growing. What is Earth? Why do we need soil? DK findout! Earth presents key geography facts in a fun and exciting way so young readers can dive into the wonders of planet Earth. From earthquakes to mountains, volcanoes to rivers, and ecosystems to the rock cycle, this book tackles core curric

Jan 18, 2018

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