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Write to me - letters from Japanese American children to the Librarian they left behind by Grady, Cynthia, author. Write to me - letters from Japanese American children to the Librarian they left behind

A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps. When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Breed asks the children to write her letters and gives them books to take with them. Through the three years of their internment, the children correspo

Jan 18, 2018
World War II by Williams, Brian, 1943- author. World War II

"Discover World War II facts and hear from people who lived through the war that shaped the modern world, from the cause of the conflict to the most important battles. From the prewar rise of Nazi Germany to the start of the war with the invasion of Poland in 1939 to the end of the war in 1945 and the Nuremburg Trials, all aspects of the deadliest conflict in human history are covered in great detail in DK findout! World War II with content that is accessible and appropriate for children 6-9 ye

Jan 18, 2018
Winter by Brundle, Harriet, author. Winter

The weather might be frightful, but there are many amazing things about the winter season! Readers will marvel at stunning photographs of winter wonderlands, from evergreen forests to penguin paradises. Fun winter activities, like building snowmen, celebrating Christmas, and throwing snowballs will get readers excited for winter. A helpful calendar teaches readers which months occur in winter. Readers will learn important facts about the snowy season, including what clothes we wear to stay warm,

Jan 20, 2018
Wild West by Osborne, Mary Pope, author. Wild West

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Jan 18, 2018
Unstoppable - true stories of amazing bionic animals by Furstinger, Nancy, author. Unstoppable - true stories of amazing bionic animals

"In this title, readers learn the stories of animals that are both benefitting from and helping out the world of prosthetic science - covering all species, situations, and science backgrounds. From the high-tech science of 3D printing, to inflatables, to toy wheels, this title has it all, including visits with subjects who are accessible for interviews and photography. INSPIRING is a perfect fit for animal lovers and science enthusiasts alike."--

Jan 18, 2018
Unicorns by Peabody, Erin, author. Unicorns

"Behind the Legend looks at creatures and monsters throughout history and analyzes them through a scientific, myth-busting lens, debating whether or not the sightings and evidence provided are adequate proof of their existence. In Unicorns, readers learn about all the sightings and "proof" of them, from stories in history of people who sought unicorns, like Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, and Marco Polo, to why they were hunted so fiercely. This book also discusses additional history about the crea

Jan 18, 2018
Under the silver moon - lullabies, night songs & poems by Dalton, Pamela (Illustrator), illustrator, compiler. Under the silver moon - lullabies, night songs & poems

Cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton presents a collection of classic lullabies, traditional children's songs, and poetry.

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

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Jan 18, 2018
Trailblazer - the story of ballerina Raven Wilkinson by Schubert, Leda, author. Trailblazer - the story of ballerina Raven Wilkinson

"This beautiful picture book tells the little-known story of Raven Wilkinson, the first African American woman to dance for a major classical ballet company and an inspiration to Misty Copeland. When she was only five years old, her parents took her to see the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Raven perched on her crushed velvet seat, heard the tympani, and cried with delight even before the curtain lifted. From that moment on, her passion for dance only grew deeper inside of her. No black ballerina

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
The big book of treasures - the most amazing discoveries ever made and still to be made by Honigstein, Raphael, author. The big book of treasures - the most amazing discoveries ever made and still to be made

Embark on an adventure with world-famous treasure hunters and learn more about gold lost at the bottom of the sea, even a stolen football trophy. The Big Book of Treasures tells the stories of famous treasure hunters from past centuries; from the lost Aztec treasure of La Noche Triste to the recovered gold coins and bars of the SS Central America to the Padmanabhaswamy temple treasure found in India to the exploits of The Sass Brothers, adventure undoubtedly awaits. The Big Book of Treasures del

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

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Jan 18, 2018
Summer by Brundle, Harriet, author. Summer

Sunshine plus vacation makes the summer equation fun! Readers will get excited for the warm weather with this beautiful introduction to the summer season. They ll learn key facts about this time of year, such as how we protect ourselves from the sun and how summer affects plants and animals. A helpful calendar teaches readers which months occur in summertime. Vibrant photographs of flourishing nature and fun summer activities, such as swimming and having picnics, will entice even reluctant reade

Jan 20, 2018
Streetcar to justice- how Elizabeth Jennings won the right to ride in New York by Hearth, Amy Hill, 1958- author. Streetcar to justice- how Elizabeth Jennings won the right to ride in New York

"Amy Hill Hearth uncovers the story of a little-known figure in U.S. history in this fascinating biography. In 1854, a young African American woman named Elizabeth Jennings won a major victory against a New York City streetcar company, a first step in the process of desegregating public transportation in Manhattan. This illuminating and important piece of the history of the fight for equal rights, illustrated with photographs and archival material from the period, will engage fans of Phillip Hoo

Jan 18, 2018
Stars by Kukla, Lauren, author. Stars

Climb Aboard! Explore planets and how they are formed! Meet key astronomers! Examine the history of mapping the stars! Investigate red giants, black and white dwarfs, neutron stars, supernovas, and black holes! See an infographicshowing our solar system's statistics! Did You Know? facts and a Guidebook of the brightest stars complete your journey.Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Jan 18, 2018
Star Wars. The last Jedi - the visual dictionary by Hidalgo, Pablo, author. Star Wars. The last Jedi - the visual dictionary

Presents a guide to the characters, droids, aliens, and creatures of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," with details on costumes, weapons, and accessories.

Jan 18, 2018
Star Wars. The last Jedi - incredible cross-sections by Fry, Jason, 1969- author. Star Wars. The last Jedi - incredible cross-sections

Illustrations peel back high-tech layers to reveal the cockpits, engines, hyperdrives, and construction secrets of twelve vehicles from the Star Wars feature film, "Star Wars, Episode VIII, The Last Jedi."

Jan 18, 2018
Sports for all - the impact of Title IX by Schwartz, Heather E., author. Sports for all - the impact of Title IX

Girls have always enjoyed playing sports. But before Title IX, they did not always get the chance to play on school sports teams. Passed in 1972, the new law required that schools provide girls with equal opportunities to play sports. This nonfiction book explores the history and impact of Title IX, and engages students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and literacy skills. Important text features include a glossary, index, and table of contents. The Reader's Guide and cu

Jan 20, 2018
Snowy owl invasion! - tracking an unusual migration by Markle, Sandra, author. Snowy owl invasion! - tracking an unusual migration

"A historically large irruption of snowy owls during the winter of 2013-2014 brought them across the eastern US, and farther south than usual. Scientists used this opportunity to attach GPS tracking devices to some snowy owls to increase understanding of their winter behavior and migration."--

Jan 18, 2018
Shawn Mendes- pop star by Caravantes, Peggy, 1935- author. Shawn Mendes- pop star

Bring readers along to witness pop star Shawn Mendes's rise to fame. Shawn became an instant sensation after posting song covers to Vine. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Jan 18, 2018

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