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Inventor, engineer, and physicist Nikola Tesla by Marsico, Katie, 1980- Inventor, engineer, and physicist Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla spent his spare time experimenting with electrical equipment. He worked for inventor Thomas Edison, and went on to invent alternating current electricity. Learn how Tesla's work eventually made turning on electrical devices as easy as flipping a switch!

May 18, 2018
Investigating a crime scene by Orr, Tamra, author. Investigating a crime scene

"Use the scientific method to learn how crime scene investigators gather evidence to solve crimes."--

May 22, 2018
It will always be like a boomerang by Clowers, Cathy Lynn, 1964- author. It will always be like a boomerang

Boomerang is something that always comes back to you. When the wind blows, toss up a round wooden toy and wait for its long swirling return, deepened with happiness, that's why it's always like a boomArang.

May 17, 2018
Jacob Deshazer - forgive your enemies by Benge, Janet, 1958- Jacob Deshazer - forgive your enemies

A biography of Jacob DeShazer, an American soldier who became a prisoner of war--POW--after the Doolittle Raid--the first American attack on Japan after Pearl Harbor--discussing his time as a POW and the thirty years he spent in Japan after the war as a Christian missionary.

May 22, 2018
Jacqueline Kennedy - cultural icon by Gulati, Annette, author. Jacqueline Kennedy - cultural icon

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Jacqueline Kennedy and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn all about her mission to promote arts and culture and to renovate the White House. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, an author introduction, and sources for further research.

May 22, 2018
Just being Jackie by Cardillo, Margaret, author. Just being Jackie

"Jackie Kennedy was an American icon of style and grace but there was steel under that style. Her poise under fire, intelligence, and tireless work as First Lady earned her the respect of leaders worldwide and made her beloved by generations. Jackie's legacy also extended beyond her time in public life. She was a talented journalist, a preservationist who secured the legacy of national landmarks, and an editor of award-winning books. The creators of Just Being Audrey have brought us another insi

May 19, 2018
Justin Trudeau - Prime Minister of Canada by Stewart, J. J., author. Justin Trudeau - Prime Minister of Canada

Introduces readers to the political career of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Engaging infographics, thought-provoking discussion questions, and eye-catching photos give the reader an invaluable look into Canada and the office of its current leader.

May 19, 2018
Kawhi Leonard by Fishman, Jon M., author. Kawhi Leonard

San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard averaged 27 points per game in the 2016 2017. It was his best NBA season. Learn about Leonard's career, how he stays in shape, and how he spends his time off the court.

May 20, 2018
Kiwanis family fun by Kiwanis family fun

Charlie and his Dad are on their way to a Kiwanis birthday party to celebrate the organization's 100th year anniversary. Along the car ride, Dad tells Charlie about how he started volunteering as a child to clean the local park, plant trees, collect pop tabs, sell bracelets, and other fun things. His dad then explains about the different groups for various ages that participate in social actions which helps children, communities, and Riley Hospital for Children. Those charitable groups include t

May 22, 2018
Know your rights! - a modern kid's guide to the American Constitution by Barcella, Laura, author. Know your rights! - a modern kid's guide to the American Constitution

"What is the U.S. Constitution? And what is it saying, exactly? Without this super-important document, we wouldn't have the rights, privileges and freedoms we cherish today. But how does the Constitution affect YOU, and what exactly are YOUR rights? This book aims to answer those questions -- and many more! Follow along as we cover the basics of how the Constitution came together, how it set up the United States government, and how it has changed over time with the addition of the Bill of Rights

May 18, 2018
Life in the Amazon rainforest by Clarke, Ginjer L, author. Life in the Amazon rainforest

"Welcome to the largest rainforest in the world, a vast wonder just waiting for you to explore. Follow along as pink dolphins dart through the flooded river, vampire bats swoop down from the trees, and giant green anacondas slowly slither across the forest floor. This humongous habitat is home to millions of plants, animals, and people. But large as it may be, the Amazon Rainforest is in danger--and shrinking fast. Learn more about this amazing place and discover what you can do to help save the

May 19, 2018
Light - the first seven days by Waldman, Sarah, active 1993. Light - the first seven days

A retelling of the story of creation from the book of Genesis.

May 18, 2018
Mammal life cycles by Jacobson, Bray, author. Mammal life cycles

Mammals are a very diverse group. From whales and dolphins that give birth in the water to platypuses that lay eggs, these life cycles can often seem very different. However, they re very similar. Readers learn the basic structure of the mammal life cycle through simple language and accompanying diagrams that show the cycle step by step. The main content offers a way for struggling readers to more easily learn an important science curriculum topic, but can also be a great review tool for any rea

May 18, 2018
Martha Washington - loyal public servant by Omoth, Tyler, author. Martha Washington - loyal public servant

Offers readers an inside look into the life of Martha Washington and how she influenced the nation as First Lady. Learn about how she established herself as the first First Lady, and how she set the stage for the women that followed her in the White House. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, an author introduction, and sources for further research.

May 22, 2018
Missionary stories from around the world by Swinford, Betty. Missionary stories from around the world

"Have you ever wanted to travel the world? Perhaps you'd like to visit far away countries and discover all about the people who live there? What if instead, you'd like to have adventures closer to home? Well this book is for you! Meet some very adventurous missionaries and learn about the countries they worked in. Find out what it's like to be in the middle of the Mau Mau rebellion in Africa or how orphanages in India present difficulties you would never imagine. Find out how difficult it can be

May 18, 2018
Missionary stories on safari by Eglin, Lorna. Missionary stories on safari

Come on a journey - come on Safari! You'll discover about what it's really like to live in Africa. You'll be more than a tourist as you travel through desert tracks and deep jungle with your trusty four-wheel drive friends. They're the ones who help you out when you're struggling through dusty sand banks and forging through muddy rivers. But watch out for the broken axels and burst tyres. Landrovers have a hard time of it in Africa. However, when we arrive at our destination it's not the cars th

May 18, 2018
More deadly than war - the hidden history of the Spanish flu and the first World War by Davis, Kenneth C., author. More deadly than war - the hidden history of the Spanish flu and the first World War

Explores how the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 intertwined with the horrors of World War I, offering insights from first-hand reports by medical professionals and survivors..

May 19, 2018
My first book of lacrosse by Bugler, Beth, author. My first  book of lacrosse

My First Book of Lacrosse, the fifth book in the best-selling Rookie Book series from Sports Illustrated Kids, explains this fast-growing sport to young readers. A fun guide for beginning readers, My First Book of Lacrosse introduces kids to the plays, positions, and basics of lacrosse through a visual retelling of a professional game. From the face-off to the game-winning goal, checking, scooping, passing, and more are all explained using simple text, cool graphics, and real Major League Lacros

May 22, 2018
My first book of football by Bugler, Beth, author. My first book of football

Introducing the Rookie Book series from the #1 sports brand for kids--featuring pro-sports action photography! SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS kicks off the football season with a brand-new series to help young readers learn the rules, plays, and basics about popular sports. In the first Rookie Book, My First Book of Football, an illustrated rookie player character introduces the next generation of fans to the world of football and guides kids through a visual retelling of an actual NFL game--from the n

May 22, 2018
Ninjas! - skilled and stealthy secret agents by Doudna, Kelly, 1963- author. Ninjas! - skilled and stealthy secret agents

Ninjas are known for their unorthodox warfare! Discover the origin of ninjas, their historical development, famous ninjas, key skills and traits, and details about weapons, training, and missions. Fast facts, maps, infographics, a glossary, timeline, index, and historical and color photos supplement easy-to-read text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

May 19, 2018

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