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Explore shapes and angles! by Moore, Jeanette, author. Explore shapes and angles!

A kid’s world is made of shapes and angles--by encouraging readers to become savvy at identifying and using the different shapes, this book serves as the perfect introduction to geometry and a way to build a strong foundation in math skills that will serve them well as they are exposed to increasingly more complicated concepts. Hands-on, design-minded projects, such as designing a tree house, offer opportunities to discover how engineers and designers use shapes and angles to create stron

Nov 15, 2017
Explore the Ice Age! by Blobaum, Cindy, 1966- author. Explore the Ice Age!

"Brrr... does it feel cold? Get out your gloves and get ready to experience the Ice Age! About 12,000 years ago, glaciers up to 2 miles tall covered up to one-third of Earth's land! Explore how these moving mountains of ice changed almost everything on Earth, including shorelines, weather, plants, animal and human activities, migration and more."--Pg.[4] of cover.

Nov 15, 2017
Exposing hidden worlds - how Jacob Riis' photos became tools for social reform by Burgan, Michael, author. Exposing hidden worlds - how Jacob Riis' photos became tools for social reform

"President Theodore Roosevelt called Jacob Riis "the best American I ever knew." The pioneering photojournalist -- an immigrant from Denmark--drew attention to the poverty and evils of slum life in the late 1800s. Riis won national acclaim when his photos illustrated his bestselling book How the Other Half Lives. The book focused on the difficult time immigrants faced as thousands of newcomers flooded into the United States each year. Riis called for reform and hoped to prod government officials

Nov 17, 2017
Extinction - what happened to the dinosaurs, mastodons, and dodo birds? by Perdew, Laura, author. Extinction - what happened to the dinosaurs, mastodons, and dodo birds?

Have you seen a dodo bird recently? Do you have mastodons playing in your back yard? Not likely-- these species are extinct! In Earth's 4.5 billion-year history, more than 5 billion species have gone extinct, some of them at the same time. In EXTINCTION: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DINOSAURS, MASTODONS, AND DODO BIRDS? kids ages 9 to 12 learn about the detective work scientists perform to find out why mass extinctions happen...Try these hands-on STEM projects! Draw a geological timeline; Create your o

Nov 13, 2017
Fallingwater by Harshman, Marc, author. Fallingwater

This book guides readers through the process American architect Frank Lloyd Wright used in designing Fallingwater, a now-famous house in Bear Run, Pennsylvania, perched atop a waterfall. Full color.

Nov 12, 2017
Fault lines - understanding the power of earthquakes by Wagstaffe, Johanna, author. Fault lines - understanding the power of earthquakes

"This fully illustrated, nonfiction book for middle readers focuses on earthquakes, how they happen and what you need to know."--

Nov 12, 2017
Feeling angry by Douglass, Katie, author. Feeling angry

"Harry is great at helping others deal with anger. He helps his dad keep cool when his dad is running late for work, soothes his sister's tantrums, and calms down his angry friend using strategies such as taking deep breaths, slowing down, counting to ten, and thinking about something else. But when Harry has to turn off his computer game, it's his turn to be angry. Join Harry and his friends and family to see how he decides to handle his own angry feelings. Everyday Feelings Series: Young child

Nov 17, 2017
Feeling jealous! by Barnham, Kay, author. Feeling jealous!

Lucy is very good at helping those around her. She helps one friend feel less jealous of a sibling's later bedtime, and shows another how to deal with jealousy of a classmate who has the latest toy. Then comes Lucy's turn to feel jealous. Will she remember her own advice about overcoming jealousy?

Nov 17, 2017
Feeling sad! by Barnham, Kay, author. Feeling sad!

Rio has a talent for helping his friends when they feel sad. He eases the sadness for a classmate who has to go to a new school, and he gets help from an adult when another friend at school seems overwhelmed by sad feelings. But when Rio himself is feeling sad, it's time to reach out and talk with others to make himself feel better.

Nov 17, 2017
Feeling scared! by Barnham, Kay, author. Feeling scared!

Danny is a big help when his friends and his little sister feel scared for all kinds of reasons, from a loud thunderstorm to meeting a new dog to giving a talk in front of the class. Then, in his dark bedroom one spooky evening, it's his turn to feel afraid. Will he know how to be brave and face his own fear?

Nov 17, 2017
Feeling shy! by Barnham, Kay, author. Feeling shy!

Daisy is good at noticing when others are feeling shy and helping them overcome their shyness. Daisy helps a new student break out of her shell, urges a friend to join in at a party, and coaxes her sister to socialize when her sister's feeling bashful. Then Daisy goes to a new club by herself, and it's her turn to feel timid. Can she follow her own example and move past her shy feelings?

Nov 17, 2017
Feeling worried! by Barnham, Kay, author. Feeling worried!

Anna is there to help her friends and her little brother with their worries, showing them how to talk it out, ask for support, and face new challenges. When she faces a visit to the dentist, though, Anna feels what it's like to be worried herself. Will she take her own advice and help herself not worry?

Nov 17, 2017
Festivals and Celebrations by Jenner, Caryn Festivals and Celebrations

Nov 12, 2017
Figure skating by Waxman, Laura Hamilton, author. Figure skating

"A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Olympic figure skating. Includes descriptions of men's and women's singles program, ice dancing, pairs skating, and the team figure skating events. Readers will get a primer to some rules and athletes that may participate in the Winter Olympic Games. Includes Q & A feature, table of contents, glossary, further resources, and index"--

Nov 12, 2017
Fire breathing, sword swallowing, and other death-defying circus science by Mara, Wil, author. Fire breathing, sword swallowing, and other death-defying circus science

"Discusses some of the world's most death-defying circus acts and the science behind them"--

Nov 15, 2017
Fishing gear by Rosen, Michael J., 1954- author. Fishing gear

"A primer on the basic dos and don'ts of fishing, including tips on choosing a proper rod and reel, advice on how to land a catch, and instructions for making a landing net"--

Nov 18, 2017
Flamingos by Arnold, Quinn M., author. Flamingos

"A kindergarten-level introduction to flamingos, covering their growth process, behaviors, the lakes they call home, and such defining features as their long legs"--

Nov 12, 2017
Florence Griffith Joyner by Haldy, Emma E., author. Florence Griffith Joyner

Nov 18, 2017
Follow the link - a journey through transportation - from hot lava to a spy rocket by Jackson, Tom, 1972- author. Follow the link - a journey through transportation - from hot lava to a spy rocket

"Follow The Link: A Journey Through Transportation takes the reader on a journey through a network of knowledge down the centuries. It explains how we figured out the way to unlock the materials found in nature and then put them to work to transport us wherever we want to go. Cold rocks were turned into hot metals, invisible forces were picked up by carved stone—and sand and soot were used to make the toughest spacecraft ever. Find out about lava bombs, lost cities, lodestones and magnets, how t

Nov 13, 2017
Fooled ya! - how your brain gets tricked by optical illusions, magicians, hoaxes & more by Brown, Jordan, author. Fooled ya! - how your brain gets tricked by optical illusions, magicians, hoaxes & more

Discover the variety of ways our brains can trick us, from optical illusions to magicians' masterful use of misdirection to strategies used by con artists. Learn why you can't always trust your brain, so you'll be less likely to be swindled, hoodwinked, or bamboozled.

Nov 15, 2017

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