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Squirrels by Dieker, Wendy Strobel, author. Squirrels

"This search-and-find book invites emergent readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about a squirrel's habitat, body parts, and behaviors"--

Dec 14, 2017
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."

Dec 14, 2017
Stars by Kukla, Lauren, author. Stars

Offers an introduction to stars that looks at what they are, how they are born, how they die, how people have studied them, and how scientists measure their distance from Earth.

Dec 14, 2017
STEAM guides in inventions by Walker, Kevin (Author at Rourke Educational Media), author. STEAM guides in inventions

For inventors, a STEAM education is especially important. Science, technology, engineering, art and math each provide a foundation that helps them research, create, evaluate and build new kinds of machines, technologies and designs for products. From one person's imagination to the shelves of a store in your hometown, learn how the process of inventing new products works.

Dec 9, 2017
STEAM jobs in wildlife conservation by Berne, Emma Carlson, author. STEAM jobs in wildlife conservation

Introduces readers to careers in Wildlife Conservation by exploring and connecting the opportunities to the study of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Gives an overview of various jobs related to Wildlife Conservation and points out how each position relates to STEAM subjects.

Dec 9, 2017
Streetcar to Justice - How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York by Hearth, Amy Hill Streetcar to Justice - How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York

Dec 14, 2017
Summer by Brundle, Harriet, author. Summer

Explains what summer is, when it is, and what type of weather it brings.

Dec 14, 2017
Swinging for the fences, life in the Negro leagues - Barnstorming by DeMocker, Michael. Swinging for the fences, life in the Negro leagues - Barnstorming

Banned from professional baseball in the late 19th century, African-American players were forced to go on the road to make money playing the game they loved. Enduring poor fields and long journeyes between games, teams brought their unique and entertaining brand of baseball to towns big and small. Even when they had trouble securing food and lodging because of the color of thier skin, these players perserved, opening the door for the ultimate return of African-American athletes to big-league bas

Dec 13, 2017
Swinging for the fences, life in the Negro leagues - Breaking the barriers by Roberts, Russell. Swinging for the fences, life in the Negro leagues - Breaking the barriers

Like America in the first half of the twentieth century, baseball was still segregated. Every road to the major leagues was blocked by unwritten agreements never to allow black athletes entry. It seemed like the better they played, the further they were pushed back. Until, that is, a plan was hatched by two men. One seized an opportunity to advance the game of baseball forever, and the other ran a path through bigotry like he ran the bases, with strength and grace. Branch Rickey and Jakie Robins

Dec 13, 2017
Sydney city trails by Greathead, Helen, author. Sydney city trails

Here's a book about Sydney that's seriously streetwise. Lonely Planet Kids' City Trails: Sydney features colorful themed trails, from history and culture to food and nature, that reveal amazing facts and intriguing tales that kids won't find on the tourist routes or inside the average guidebook. We'll show them where to find haunted pubs, ancient Aboriginal art, the best surfing, and lots more! Join Lonely Planet explorers Marco and Amelia as they hunt for more secrets, stories and surprises in

Dec 13, 2017
Syria by Murray, Julie, 1969- author. Syria

Introduces Syria, describing its history, geography, cities, people, animals, culture, and government.

Dec 14, 2017
Tai ji dancing for kids - five moving elements by Huang, Al Chung-liang, author. Tai ji dancing for kids - five moving elements

"With simple and evocative words, calligraphy, and home photos of the words in action, grandfather and granddaughter team Chungliang and Sylvie bring to life the spirit of Tai Ji. This book is the perfect introduction to Tai Ji for kids. Written and conceived by Master Chungliang Al Huang, in collaboration with his granddaughter Sylvie, it brings to life the five elements underpinning Chinese thought, Earth, Fire, Water, Wood, and Metal, and how they can be simply and instinctively expressed thr

Dec 8, 2017
Tamba Hali by Seigerman, David, author. Tamba Hali

"Long before he was sacking quarterbacks, Tamba Hali was facing bigger challenges. Learn about his life in this second book in a brand-new nonfiction series about the childhoods of your favorite athletes. Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali's story seems almost unbelievable. He and his seven siblings fled war-torn Liberia to the Ivory Coast during his youth and later joined their father, a chemistry and physics professor, in New Jersey. There Tamba played both basketball and soccer, but he

Dec 9, 2017
Telescopes by Mooney, Carla Telescopes

Dec 14, 2017
Tennis by Laughlin, Kara L., author. Tennis

"A very simple introduction to the sport of tennis, the equipment used, and how it is played. Additional features to aid comprehension include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author"--

Dec 13, 2017
The amazing animal atlas by Crumpton, Nick, author. The amazing animal atlas

From the great winding Ganges river in India to the thick conifer forests of northern Europe, travel across the globe to discover the rich variety of animals that share our blue planet. Written by a specialist in zoology and featuring huge fold-out spreads brimming with biologically-accurate illustrations and topographical maps.

Dec 13, 2017
The amazing collection of Joey Cornell / Based on the Childhood of a Great American Artist by Fleming, Candace, author. The amazing collection of Joey Cornell / Based on the Childhood of a Great American Artist

Dec 14, 2017
The American identity by Sherman, Jill, author. The American identity

"The American flag, the Statue of Liberty, and US popular culture are all world-famous symbols of the United States. In The American Identity, readers will learn about the history and meaning behind these and other parts of the United States' unique cultural identity."--Publisher's website.

Dec 13, 2017
The battle of Inchon - turning point of the Korean War by MacCarald, Clara, 1979- author. The battle of Inchon - turning point of the Korean War

Explores the Battle of Inchon of the Korean War. Authoritative text, colorful illustrations, illuminating sidebars, and questions to prompt critical thinking make this an exciting and informative read.

Dec 8, 2017
The Battle of San Juan Hill - famous battle of the Spanish-American War by Hinman, Bonnie. The Battle of San Juan Hill - famous battle of the Spanish-American War

Introduces the Battle of San Juan Hill, places it in the context of the Spanish-American War and the expansion of the United States beyond North America, and describes the events of the battle and its results.

Dec 14, 2017

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