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What is an idiom when it's at home? by Berne, Emma Carlson, author. What is an idiom when it's at home?

"It's raining cat's and dog! Or is it just raining hard? Find out how and why native speakers use colorful language instead of always being completely forthright. Learn how language has evolved, and how and why using idioms when you write can spice up your prose and poetry. Helpful examples and exercises will show you the way"--Back cover.

Nov 18, 2017
What is digital entrepreneurship? by Mason, Helen, 1950- author. What is digital entrepreneurship?

This timely title examines the fast-changing world of technological innovation and entrepreneurship. From the successes of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook to Nick D Aloisio and his meteoric success as a teenager in summarizing digital data, this book offers a comprehensive look at the ways young people can succeed as entrepreneurs. From apps and games to blogs and social networks, opportunities for innovation in digital goods and services continue to grow. Engaging and interactive content links wit

Nov 13, 2017
What you need to know about allergies by Dickmann, Nancy, author. What you need to know about allergies

"This book looks at causes, symptoms, and treatments of allergies with real-life examples from kids who have experienced them"--

Nov 15, 2017
What you need to know about obesity by Dickmann, Nancy, author. What you need to know about obesity

"This book looks at causes and treatments of obesity with real-life examples from kids who have experienced them"--

Nov 15, 2017
What you need to know about pink eye by Dickmann, Nancy, author. What you need to know about pink eye

"This book looks at causes, symptoms, and treatments of pink eye with real-life examples from kids who have experienced them"--

Nov 15, 2017
When I was a turkey - based on the Emmy award-winning PBS documentary my life as a turkey by Hutto, Joe, author, illustrator. When I was a turkey - based on the Emmy award-winning PBS documentary my life as a turkey

When I Was a Turkey is a middle-grade adaptation of the remarkable true story of a naturalist who raised a flock of wild turkeys using imprinting.

Nov 18, 2017
When you look out the window - how Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin built a community by Pitman, Gayle E, author. When you look out the window - how Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin built a community

Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, one of San Francisco's most well-known and politically active lesbian couples describe the landmarks that can be seen out their window and how they worked to change their neighborhood for the better.

Nov 15, 2017
Who is Ralph Lauren? by O'Connor, Jane, author. Who is Ralph Lauren?

"The polo player with the raised mallet - everyone knows the Ralph Lauren logo. Now readers can learn the amazing story of the man who is a true American fashion icon. Born in the Bronx, even as a teenager Ralph Lauren was known for his distinctive fashion sense, having a taste for both classic preppy clothes and vintage looks like beat-up leather jackets. He got his start in the fashion business by selling ties that he designed. From ties he went on to create a global fashion empire. In this ea

Nov 17, 2017
Why does democracy matter? by Pegis, Jessica (Jessica M.), author. Why does democracy matter?

Introduces the idea of democracy, including what rights and laws come with it, the three principles of equality, fairness, and respect, and types of participation within the government.

Nov 15, 2017
Wild horses by Riggs, Kate, author. Wild horses

"A kindergarten-level introduction to wild horses, covering their growth process, behaviors, the wilderness they call home, and such defining features as their manes and tails"--

Nov 18, 2017
William Kamkwamba - powering his village by Burns, Kylie, author. William Kamkwamba - powering his village

"Imagine your family had to choose between sending you to school or having enough food to eat. This book tells how William Kamkwamba was forced to drop out of his school in Wimbe, Malawi, when a famine struck his village and his family, who relied on farming, could no longer afford his tuition fee. Instead of giving up on his education, William visited his local library often. It was here that he read a book about wind power. At the age of 14, William used what he learned from the book to build

Nov 15, 2017
Wind power by Pettiford, Rebecca, author. Wind power

Describes wind power, discussing how turbines are constructed to harness the wind to create an energy source.

Nov 15, 2017
Women of the American West by Yasuda, Anita, author. Women of the American West

"Women played an essential role in the development of the West. Women of the American West takes a look at the daring, inventive, and determined women that helped shape the nation."--Publisher's website.

Nov 15, 2017
Women scientists and inventors by Allman, Toney. Women scientists and inventors

Profiles the careers and lives of six women scientists and inventors, including Lise Meitner, Virginia Apgar, and Jane Goodall.

Nov 18, 2017
Yayoi Kusama - from here to infinity by Suzuki, Sarah, author. Yayoi Kusama - from here to infinity

Growing up in the mountains of Japan, Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) dreamed of becoming an artist. One day, she had a vision in which the world and everything in it—the plants, the people, the sky—were covered in polka dots. She began to cover her paintings, drawings, sculptures, and even her body with dots. As she grew up, she traveled all around the world, from Tokyo to Seattle, New York to Venice, and brought her dots with her. Different people saw these dots in different ways—some thought they were

Nov 15, 2017
Yellowstone National Park by Wallace, Audra, author. Yellowstone National Park

Young readers will love exploring the geothermal wonders that dominate Yellowstone National Park. They'll also enjoy discovering the park's plants, animals, and other landforms--all in the pages of this fun and fascinating book.

Nov 17, 2017
Yoga for you by Rissman, Rebecca, author. Yoga for you

Describes the benefits of yoga for the body and the spirit and offers illustrations of yoga poses and breathing techniques.

Nov 15, 2017
You can handle conflict - hands or words? by Miller, Connie Colwell, 1976- author. You can handle conflict - hands or words?

"In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Quinn deals with conflict on the playground: who will get to use the swing? Readers make choices for Quinn and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes five different endings and discussion questions"--

Nov 18, 2017
You can listen to directions - stop or go? - you choose the ending by Miller, Connie Colwell, 1976- author. You can listen to directions - stop or go? - you choose the ending

"In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Eric is excited to be at the mall and has trouble staying near his dad. Readers make choices for Eric and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes three different endings and discussions questions"--

Nov 18, 2017
You can stay in control - wild or calm? - you choose the ending by Miller, Connie Colwell, 1976- author. You can stay in control - wild or calm? - you choose the ending

"In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Toby can hardly contain his excitement to meet his new baby brother. Will he act wild or stay calm? Readers make choices for Toby and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes three different endings and discussion questions"--

Nov 17, 2017

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