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Yusra Mardini - refugee hero and Olympic swimmer by Spence, Kelly, author. Yusra Mardini - refugee hero and Olympic swimmer

A competitive swimmer in Syria, Yusra Mardini never let go of her Olympic dream, even when civil war made it too difficult to train in her country. In 2016, she was allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics as part of a special team for refugees. This was only months after making a daring crossing of the Mediterranean Sea in a sinking boat that she helped tow to shore. Dozens of lives were saved on the voyage. Still training, Mardini also acts as a spokesperson and educator for the United Nations H

Sep 19, 2018
Yo-Yo Ma by Cham, Stephanie. Yo-Yo Ma

How did Yo-Yo Ma become a world-renowned cellist? Readers will learn all about this musician and the significant events in his life in this low-leveled biography.

Sep 19, 2018
You wouldn't want to live without simple machines! by Rooney, Anne, author. You wouldn't want to live without simple machines!

Sep 19, 2018
You wouldn't want to live without robots! by Graham, Ian, 1953- author. You wouldn't want to live without robots!

Sep 19, 2018
The wondrous workings of planet Earth - understanding our world and its ecosystems by Ignotofsky, Rachel, 1989- author. The wondrous workings of planet Earth - understanding our world and its ecosystems

Sep 19, 2018
When angels sing - the story of rock legend Carlos Santana by Mahin, Michael James, author. When angels sing - the story of rock legend Carlos Santana

Tells the life story of rock musician Carlos Santana.

Sep 19, 2018
Whales and other mammals by West, David, 1956- author. Whales and other mammals

Many mammals are unique, especially when it comes to what's going on inside their bodies. Kangaroos, bats, elephants, and other mammals each have special internal body parts that help them function every day. This book gives readers a look at these animals' interesting insides. Colorful diagrams, paired with simple labels and descriptions of the animal's key components, provide a unique and accessible take on important life science curricula. Curious minds will be satisfied and excited by the in

Sep 19, 2018
We rise, we resist, we raise our voices by We rise, we resist, we raise our voices

What do we tell our children when the world seems bleak, and prejudice and racism run rampant? With 96 lavishly designed pages of original art and prose, fifty diverse creators lend voice to young activists.

Sep 19, 2018
Volcanoes by Gilbert, Sara, author. Volcanoes

An elementary exploration of volcanoes, focusing on the geological evidence that helps explain how and where they form and spotlighting famous examples, such as Hawaii s Mauna Loa.

Sep 19, 2018
Volcano melts village by Spilsbury, Louise, author. Volcano melts village

Explains how a volcano works and the destruction it can cause.

Sep 19, 2018
Twinkle twinkle little star, I know exactly what you are by Kregenow, Julia, author. Twinkle twinkle little star, I know exactly what you are

Two siblings going to bed describe what stars really are--giant balls of hot, dense gas millions of miles from the Earth--in a book that examines constellations, atmospheric turbulence, and black holes.

Sep 19, 2018
Tsunami crushes coastline by Spilsbury, Louise, author. Tsunami crushes coastline

The Fukushima nuclear power plant was seriously damaged by a tsunami in 2011. Today, environmental problems continue, showing just how far-reaching damage from the massive waves of a tsunami can be. Other headline-grabbing tsunamis are profiled in this volume, providing readers with true-life examples as they learn about what causes tsunamis, where they are likely to hit, and how areas prepare for them throughout the main content. Full-color photographs of tsunami-caused devastation accompany th

Sep 19, 2018
Tornado rips up city by Spilsbury, Louise, author. Tornado rips up city

It's important for students to understand how tornadoes form, their structure, and when and where they're likely to strike. Perhaps even more important is learning the damage they cause and how they affect communities around the world. This book offers readers both important STEM content they'll need for science class as well as real stories of recent tornadoes, including eye-opening photographs of the devastation they may cause and statistics boxes quantifying the damage. A news magazine style

Sep 19, 2018
The thrifty guide to ancient Greece - a handbook for time travelers by Stokes, Jonathan W., author. The thrifty guide to ancient Greece - a handbook for time travelers

"A snappy, informative travel guide for the time traveler complete with humorous maps, reviews of places to stay, and top attractions and tips on who to have lunch with"--

Sep 19, 2018
STEM in snowboarding by McKinney, Donna Bowen, author. STEM in snowboarding

This title examines the STEM concepts that make snowboarding so thrilling. From the physics of friction and gravity to the technology of smart helmets, chapters bring STEM concepts to life. The title also features sidebars on STEM in action, a glossary, and further resources.

Sep 19, 2018
Spiders and other creepy-crawlies by West, David, 1956- author. Spiders and other creepy-crawlies

"Beetles and spiders and bees, oh my. From time to time, everyone has come across at least one of these creepy-crawly creatures, but what goes on inside their little bodies that makes them do the things they do? With the help of this clever book, readers will learn the answers to that and other questions they might have about these interesting animals. Though mostly small, the insides of these creatures' bodies are often quite complex. Simple, labeled diagrams and illustrations paired with acces

Sep 19, 2018
Ski soldier - a World War II biography by Borden, Louise. Ski soldier - a World War II biography

Ever since he first strapped on his mother's wooden skis when he was seven, Pete Seibert always loved to ski. At 18, Pete enlisted in the U.S. Army and joined the 10th Mountain Division, soldiers who fought on skis in World War II. In the mountains of Italy, Pete encountered the mental and physical horrors of war. When he was severely wounded and sent home to recover, Pete worried that he might never ski again. But with perseverance and the help of other 10th Mountain ski soldiers, he took to th

Sep 19, 2018
Simone Manuel - swimming star by Schwartz, Heather E., author. Simone Manuel - swimming star

Simone Manuel is one of the country s best female athletes. Learn about her childhood, the challenges she has overcome, and this swimmer s greatest accomplishments. Get the inside scoop on gold-medal-winning Olympic appearance.

Sep 19, 2018
Sharks and other fish by West, David, 1956- author. Sharks and other fish

Fish are unlike any other type of animal. What makes them do the things they do? This unique volume will answer that and other questions curious minds might have about their fishy friends. Eels, sea horses, and lungfish are just a few of the underwater creatures readers will learn about in this original book. A brief introduction summarizing each fish is followed by a simple diagram showing the inside parts of the animal. Each diagram includes labels and captions that help readers understand the

Sep 19, 2018
The secrets of Tutankhamun - Egypt's boy king and his incredible tomb by Cleveland-Peck, Patricia, author. The secrets of Tutankhamun - Egypt's boy king and his incredible tomb

The story of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb and its discovery by British archaeologist Howard Carter.

Sep 19, 2018

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