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5-minute fairy tales. by Disney Enterprises, Inc. (COR)

5-minute fairy tales.

Collects such fairy tales as "The Prince and the Pauper," "The Princess and the Pea," "Rapunzel," and "Chicken Little," featuring Disney characters.

Dec 22, 2014
A doctor's job by Dawson, Patricia (Patricia Adelaide)

A doctor's job

Shows the responsibilities of a doctor, from checking a heartbeat to giving injections.

Dec 22, 2014
A paramedic's job by Rosario, Miguel.

A paramedic's job

Shows the responsibilities of a paramedic, from picking up people in an ambulance to treating people on the way to the hospital.

Dec 22, 2014
Amazing animal senses by Llewellyn, Claire, author.

Amazing animal senses

Discusses how different animals use their senses to find food, attract a mate, detect danger, and bond with their young.

Dec 22, 2014
Amazing animal senses by Llewellyn, Claire, author.

Amazing animal senses

Discusses how different animals use their senses to find food, attract a mate, detect danger, and bond with their young.

Dec 16, 2014
Amazing world atlas by Murrell, Deborah, 1963- author.

Amazing world atlas

Dec 15, 2014
An electrician's job by Dawson, Patricia (Patricia Adelaide)

An electrician's job

Shows the responsibilities of an electrician, from wiring a light fixture to repairing a circuit breaker.

Dec 22, 2014
Andrew Luck by Nagelhout, Ryan, author.

Andrew Luck

A short biography about Andrew Luck, NFL quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts.

Dec 22, 2014
Animal robots by Shores, Erika L., 1976- author.

Animal robots

"Simple text and full-color photographs describe eight different robots that mimic animals and the work these robots do."--

Dec 22, 2014
Area 51 by Karst, Ken.

Area 51

An investigative approach to the curious phenomena and mysterious circumstances surrounding Area 51, from conspiracy theories to claims of extraterrestrial sightings to hard facts.

Dec 22, 2014
Babysitter's backpack - everything you need to be a safe, smart, and skilled babysitter by Higgins, Melissa, 1953-

Babysitter's backpack - everything you need to be a safe, smart, and skilled babysitter

"From safety to childcare basics to managing your own business, get the skills you need to become a great babysitter"--

Dec 22, 2014
Babysitter's backpack - everything you need to be a safe, smart, and skilled babysitter by Higgins, Melissa, 1953-

Babysitter's backpack - everything you need to be a safe, smart, and skilled babysitter

"From safety to childcare basics to managing your own business, get the skills you need to become a great babysitter"--

Dec 16, 2014
Batman - the world of the Dark Knight by Wallace, Daniel, 1970-

Batman - the world of the Dark Knight

A fan's reference to Batman's entire career profiles his most significant adventures, allies, romances, and enemies while documenting how his character has evolved throughout the decades.

Dec 15, 2014
Batman - the world of the Dark Knight by Wallace, Daniel, 1970-

Batman - the world of the Dark Knight

A fan's reference to Batman's entire career profiles his most significant adventures, allies, romances, and enemies while documenting how his character has evolved throughout the decades.

Dec 22, 2014
Be safe around fire by Heos, Bridget.

Be safe around fire

"A young girl teaches her dolls, action figures, and toys the fire safety rules she has just learned in school"--

Dec 22, 2014
Behind the scenes at a music video by Firth, Melissa, author.

Behind the scenes at a music video

"Are you interested in what happens behind the scenes at a music video? Take this VIP tour and learn all about how music videos are made."--Back cover.

Dec 22, 2014
Behind the scenes at a music video by Firth, Melissa.

Behind the scenes at a music video

Describes the process of making a music video, from planning the shoot to editing the final product.

Dec 16, 2014
Behind the scenes at a newscast by Paddington, Whit.

Behind the scenes at a newscast

Explains what goes on behind-the-scenes of a newscast, including the importance of news producers, assignment editors, reporters, and camera crews.

Dec 22, 2014
Behind the scenes at an animated TV show by Paddington, Whit, author.

Behind the scenes at an animated TV show

"Are you interested in what happens behind the scenes at an animated TV show? Take this VIP tour and learn all about how animated TV shows are made."--Back cover.

Dec 22, 2014
Behind the scenes at an animated TV show by Paddington, Whit.

Behind the scenes at an animated TV show

Explains how an animated television show is made, including the importance of storyboards, keyframes, and animation software.

Dec 16, 2014
Best party book ever! - from invites to overnights and everything in between by Faithgirlz! (COR)/ Girls' Life Magazine (COR)

Best party book ever! - from invites to overnights and everything in between

Provides creative ideas for aspiring hostesses for planning a complete party from start to finish, from holiday and birthday bashes to spa parties and charity cookie bake-offs.

Dec 22, 2014
Bugs, bogs, bats, and books - sharing nature with children through reading by Isaacs, Kathleen T, author.

Bugs, bogs, bats, and books - sharing nature with children through reading

"Pairing a book with such activities as a trip to the zoo, a nighttime look at the stars, or a walk in the forest can connect children to nature while inspiring discussion and questions. Teacher and librarian Kathleen T. Isaacs spotlights recent informational and picture books appropriate for children ages up to 10 that will help parents and caregivers encourage children's wonder and enthusiasm for nature. Themed chapters such as "Backyard and Garden," "From the Earth to the Sky and Beyond," "Pl

Dec 16, 2014
Bugs, bogs, bats, and books - sharing nature with children through reading by Isaacs, Kathleen T., author.

Bugs, bogs, bats, and books - sharing nature with children through reading

Pairing a book with such activities as a trip to the zoo, a nighttime look at the stars, or a walk in the forest can connect children to nature while inspiring discussion and questions. Teacher and librarian Kathleen T. Isaacs spotlights recent informational and picture books appropriate for children ages up to 10 that will help parents and caregivers encourage children's wonder and enthusiasm for nature. Themed chapters such as Backyard and Garden, From the Earth to the Sky and Beyond, Plants a

Dec 17, 2014
Canada by Murray, Julie, 1969-

Canada

Dec 22, 2014
Canada by Murray, Julie, 1969-

Canada

Introduces Canada, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, resources, and culture.

Dec 16, 2014
Castle by Platt, Richard.

Castle

Describes medieval castles and what life was like for the knights who lived in them.

Dec 22, 2014
Caterpillars - find, identify, raise your own by Earley, Chris G., 1968-

Caterpillars - find, identify, raise your own

Discusses caterpillars, including their life cycles, tips on how to raise them, and identification information on different kinds of caterpillars.

Dec 15, 2014
Caterpillars - find, identify, raise your own by Earley, Chris G., 1968- author.

Caterpillars - find, identify, raise your own

An illustrated guide to handling, studying, feeding, caring for and identifying caterpillars.

Dec 22, 2014
Character mentor - learn by example to use expressions, poses, and staging to bring your characters to life by Bancroft, Tom.

Character mentor - learn by example to use expressions, poses, and staging to bring your characters to life

Dec 20, 2014
Chicago Bears by Frisch, Aaron, 1975-2013.

Chicago Bears

"An elementary look at the Chicago Bears professional football team, including its formation in 1920, most memorable players, Super Bowl championship, and stars of today"--Provided by publisher.

Dec 22, 2014
China - land of the emperor's Great Wall by Osborne, Mary Pope.

China - land of the emperor's Great Wall

A companion book to "Day of the Dragon King" presents facts about the real dragon king, the construction of the Great Wall of China, and the traditions associated with Chinese New Year.

Dec 22, 2014
Coding for kids for dummies by McCue, Camille, author.

Coding for kids for dummies

An easy-to-grasp introduction to coding concepts for kids. Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool. In this his hands-on, friendly guide readers will get access to a leading coding tool that has been designed specifically for kids, showing them how to create the projects provided in the book as well as how to implement them into their own

Dec 22, 2014
Colors of the Wind - The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza by Powers, J. L./ Mendoza, George (ART)/ Morgan-Sanders, Hayley (ILT)

Colors of the Wind - The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza

Dec 22, 2014
Creating characters with personality by Bancroft, Tom.

Creating characters with personality

Character design is all around us-in feature films, in comics and video games, on the Web, in corporate icons, in children's book illustration, and in many other places. Even so, during his long and distinguished career as a character designer, Tom Bancroft made a discovery: He's never seen a book devoted to character design. So, he wrote Creating Characters with Personality, sharing his skill and insights to inspire and instruct anyone who's ever dreamed of creating an action hero or a zombie.

Dec 20, 2014
Dara's clever trap - a story from Cambodia by Flanagan, Liz, author.

Dara's clever trap - a story from Cambodia

"In this folktale from Cambodia, Princess Dara must prove that her father's wicked ministers have set up her husband for a crime he is innocent of"--

Dec 22, 2014
Dara's clever trap - a story from Cambodia by Flanagan, Liz.

Dara's clever trap - a story from Cambodia

"In this folktale from Cambodia, Princess Dara must prove that her father's wicked ministers have set up her husband for a crime he is innocent of"--

Dec 16, 2014
DC Comics - the ultimate character guide by Snider, Brandon T.

DC Comics - the ultimate character guide

Presents profiles of the heroes and villains from the DC Universe.

Dec 15, 2014
DC Comics - the ultimate character guide by Snider, Brandon T.

DC Comics - the ultimate character guide

Learn facts, figures and stats of the heroes and villains of the DC Universe.

Dec 22, 2014
Deserts inside out by Cohen, Marina, 1967-

Deserts inside out

Dec 16, 2014
Deserts inside out by Cohen, Marina, 1967-

Deserts inside out

"Peel back the corners of the desert to discover the incredible organisms that survive in this ecosystem, from scorpions and cacti to musk oxen and seals. Find out how deserts work as a system, carving out an existence in one of the most extreme biomes on Earth. Learn, too, how deserts are found all around the world and what you can do to help protect these amazing wildernesses."--Amazon.com.

Dec 22, 2014
Dinosaur! - dinosaurs and other amazing prehistoric creatures as you've never seen them before by Woodward, John, 1954- author.

Dinosaur! - dinosaurs and other amazing prehistoric creatures as you've never seen them before

Profiles a range of dinosaur and prehistoric animal species from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Eras, featuring such animals as allosaurus, diplodocus, and mosasaurus.

Dec 22, 2014
Dive into division / Estimation and Partial Quotients by Arias, Lisa, author.

Dive into division / Estimation and Partial Quotients

Provides an introduction to the concept of division, including its relationship to multiplication, using estimation, and step-by-step solutions to problems.

Dec 22, 2014
Draw what you see - the life and art of Benny Andrews by Benson, Kathleen, author.

Draw what you see - the life and art of Benny Andrews

Dec 22, 2014
Earmuffs for everyone! - how Chester Greenwood became known as the inventor of earmuffs by McCarthy, Meghan, author.

Earmuffs for everyone! - how Chester Greenwood became known as the inventor of earmuffs

"This picture book biography of Chester Greenwood explores the invention of the earmuffs and the patenting process"--

Dec 22, 2014
Endangered animals of Africa by Smuskiewicz, A. J.

Endangered animals of Africa

"Information about some of the more important and interesting endangered animals of Africa, including the animal's common name, scientific name, and conservation status; also includes a map showing the range of each animal featured; and a glossary, additional resources, and an index"--Provided by publisher.

Dec 22, 2014
Endangered animals of Asia by Smuskiewicz, A. J.

Endangered animals of Asia

"Information about some of the more important and interesting endangered animals of Asia, including the animal's common name, scientific name, and conservation status; also includes a map showing the range of each animal featured; and a glossary, additional resources, and an index"--

Dec 22, 2014
Endangered animals of Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific islands by Smuskiewicz, A. J.

Endangered animals of Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific islands

"Information about some of the more important and interesting endangered animals of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, including the animal's common name, scientific name, and conservation status; also includes a map showing the range of each animal featured; and a glossary, additional resources, and an index"--

Dec 22, 2014
Endangered animals of Europe by Smuskiewicz, A. J.

Endangered animals of Europe

"Information about some of the more important and interesting endangered animals of Europe, including the animal's common name, scientific name, and conservation status; also includes a map showing the range of each animal featured; and a glossary, additional resources, and an index"--

Dec 22, 2014
Endangered animals of North America by Smuskiewicz, A. J.

Endangered animals of North America

"Information about some of the more important and interesting endangered animals of North America, including the animal's common name, scientific name, and conservation status; also includes a map showing the range of each animal featured; and a glossary, additional resources, and an index"--

Dec 22, 2014
Endangered animals of South America by Smuskiewicz, A. J.

Endangered animals of South America

"Information about some of the more important and interesting endangered animals of South America, including the animal's common name, scientific name, and conservation status; also includes a map showing the range of each animal featured; and a glossary, additional resources, and an index"--

Dec 22, 2014
Endangered animals of the oceans by Smuskiewicz, A. J.

Endangered animals of the oceans

"Information about some of the more important and interesting endangered animals of the oceans, including the animal's common name, scientific name, and conservation status; also includes a glossary, additional resources, and an index"--

Dec 22, 2014
Entrepreneurship - create your own business by Kahan, Alex, author.

Entrepreneurship - create your own business

Introduces the concept of entrepreneurship, covering how to develop ideas into business plans, marketing strategies, and money management.

Dec 22, 2014
Escalators by Hicks, Kelli

Escalators

Dec 16, 2014
Escalators by Hicks, Kelli L., author.

Escalators

Dec 22, 2014
Extinct! by Smuskiewicz, A. J.

Extinct!

"Information about some of the more important and interesting extinct animals, including the animal's common name and scientific name; also includes a glossary, additional resources, and an index"--

Dec 22, 2014
For soccer-crazy girls only by Downing, Erin, author.

For soccer-crazy girls only

Offers comprehensive information on soccer, including how to stay safe while playing, who the most important soccer clubs and associations in the world are, and profiles on some of the game's greatest players.

Dec 22, 2014
France by Tieck, Sarah, 1976-

France

Describes the history, geography, population, wildlife, climate, economy, and culture of France.

Dec 16, 2014
France by Tieck, Sarah, 1976-

France

Photographs and text provide information about the country of France.

Dec 22, 2014
Frozen in time - Clarence Birdseye's outrageous idea about frozen food by Kurlansky, Mark.

Frozen in time - Clarence Birdseye's outrageous idea about frozen food

"This biography--perfect for middle-grade readers--tells the life story of Clarence Birdseye, the man who revolutionized the frozen food industry, and is adapted from Mark Kurlansky's adult work Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man. Adventurer and inventor Clarence Birdseye had a fascination with food preservation that led him to develop and patent the Birdseye freezing process and start the company that still bears his name today. His limitless curiosity spurred his other inventions, inclu

Dec 22, 2014
Full speed ahead! - how fast things go by Cruschiform (Creative studio)

Full speed ahead! - how fast things go

Animals and objects are grouped together by their speed, from slowest to fastest, including such things as elephants, hares, tanks, biplanes, and tennis balls.

Dec 22, 2014
Full speed ahead! - how fast things go by Cruschiform, author, illustrator.

Full speed ahead! - how fast things go

Animals and objects are grouped together by their speed, from slowest to fastest, including such things as elephants, hares, tanks, biplanes, and tennis balls.

Dec 16, 2014
Germany by Tieck, Sarah, 1976-

Germany

Introduces Germany, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, resources, and culture.

Dec 16, 2014
Germany by Tieck, Sarah, 1976-

Germany

Dec 22, 2014
Ghostly evidence - exploring the paranormal by Halls, Kelly Milner, 1957-

Ghostly evidence - exploring the paranormal

Examines ghost culture and myths, discussing what a ghost may appear as, the places they are reported to appear, people who claim to connect with ghosts, and paranormal hoaxes.

Dec 16, 2014
Ghostly evidence - exploring the paranormal by Halls, Kelly Milner, 1957-

Ghostly evidence - exploring the paranormal

Do you believe in ghosts? Enter the realm of the paranormal with Kelly Milner Halls. Explore what ghosts are, where they're found, and meet some famous ghost busters. Check out the high-tech equipment modern ghost hunters use, and see their most convincing evidence that ghosts are real. Finally,take a look at a few famous hoaxes.

Dec 22, 2014
Gingerbread for liberty! - how a German baker helped win the American Revolution by Rockliff, Mara.

Gingerbread for liberty! - how a German baker helped win the American Revolution

" A stirring picture book biography about a forgotten hero of the American Revolution who rose to the occasion and served his country, not with muskets or canons, but with gingerbread!"--

Dec 22, 2014
Gorillas by Riggs, Kate.

Gorillas

"A kindergarten-level introduction to gorillas, covering their growth process, behaviors, the forests they call home, and such defining physical features as their strong jaws"--

Dec 22, 2014
Grasslands inside out by Bow, James.

Grasslands inside out

"Huge, far-reaching landscapes of swaying grass or shrubs, grasslands support a whole host of organisms and are one of the most important biomes for people, too. Peel back the corners of the grassland to find out how many different organisms rely upon this ecosystem for survival, from elephants and gazelles to prairie dogs and horses. Discover how each organism functions within its grassland ecosystem, and learn about the daily fight for survival that takes place in these huge hunting grounds."-

Dec 22, 2014
Grasslands inside out by Bow, James.

Grasslands inside out

Discusses the landscape and climate of grasslands and savannas, explores the types of grasslands found around the world, describes the plant and animal life, and explains the factors currently threatening grassland ecosystems.

Dec 16, 2014
Greece by Murray, Julie, 1969-

Greece

Introduces Greece, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, resources, and culture.

Dec 22, 2014
Green Bay Packers by Frisch, Aaron, 1975-2013.

Green Bay Packers

"An elementary look at the Green Bay Packers professional football team, including its formation in 1919, most memorable players, Super Bowl championships, and stars of today"--Provided by publisher.

Dec 22, 2014
Guts & glory - the American Civil War by Thompson, Ben, 1980-

Guts & glory - the American Civil War

An educational collection of amazing-but-true facts about the Civil War shares accounts of such events as female spies fighting for the Rebel cause, cavalry rides in enemy territory, and the reelection of President Lincoln.

Dec 22, 2014
Guts & glory - the American Civil War by Thompson, Ben, 1980-

Guts & glory - the American Civil War

An educational collection of amazing-but-true facts about the Civil War shares accounts of such events as female spies fighting for the Rebel cause, cavalry rides in enemy territory, and the reelection of President Lincoln.

Dec 16, 2014
How I learn - a kid's guide to learning disability by Miles, Brenda, author.

How I learn - a kid's guide to learning disability

"How I Learn introduces the concept of a learning disability in concrete terms for younger students. This supportive and upbeat story reassures readers that they are capable, and can use 'smart strategies' to help themselves learn. And that's better than OK. That's GREAT! A note to parents, caregivers, and professionals is included, with suggestions to guide discussion and help children identify their particular strengths and challenges."--Back cover.

Dec 22, 2014
How I learn - a kid's guide to learning disability by Miles, Brenda.

How I learn - a kid's guide to learning disability

Introduces the idea of a learning disability and how children with one still have their own strong points, and are still able to learn, but in a different way.

Dec 16, 2014
I see rainbows by Beaton, Kathryn.

I see rainbows

"Young children are naturally curious about the world around them. I See Rainbows offers answers to their most compelling questions about rainbows. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge.Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words"--Provided by publisher.

Dec 22, 2014
I'm allergic to pets by Nelson, Maria, author.

I'm allergic to pets

Provides information on pet allergies, discussing causes, symptoms, treatments, and how to prevent allergic reactions.

Dec 22, 2014
In the sea by Elliott, David, 1947-

In the sea

Collects poems describing the many creatures living in the sea, from the sea horse to the blue whale.

Dec 22, 2014
In the sea by Elliott, David, 1947-

In the sea

Collects poems describing the many creatures living in the sea, from the sea horse to the blue whale.

Dec 15, 2014
Inch by inch - the garden song by Mallett, David.

Inch by inch - the garden song

Inch by inch, row by row, a child grows a garden with the help of the rain and the earth. Based on a popular folksong.

Dec 22, 2014
Incredible stories of courage in sports by Herzog, Brad.

Incredible stories of courage in sports

Offers lessons about positive character and courage through real-life examples ranging from baseball player Jackie Robinson and basketball player Magic Johnson to contemporary athletes in a variety of sports.

Dec 22, 2014
Invisible to the eye - animals in disguise by Muntz, Kendra, author.

Invisible to the eye - animals in disguise

Presents facts and photographs of animals blending into their natural environment, from an orchid mantis to an arctic fox.

Dec 22, 2014
Leif the Lucky by D'Aulaire, Ingri, 1904-1980.

Leif the Lucky

Presents the adventures of Leif the Lucky, son of Erik the Red, who sailed with his father to Greenland and who later sailed farther west and found America.

Dec 16, 2014
Leif the Lucky by D'Aulaire, Ingri, 1904-1980.

Leif the Lucky

Dec 22, 2014
Little Red Riding Hood by Brothers Grimm (COR)/ Schenker, Sybille (ILT)/ Bell, Anthea (TRN)

Little Red Riding Hood

Dec 15, 2014
Little Red Riding Hood by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863.

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood learn valuable lessons about trusting sweet-talk and talking to strangers in her treak across the woods.

Dec 22, 2014
Love will see you through - Martin Luther King Jr.'s six guiding beliefs (as told by his niece) by Watkins, Angela Farris.

Love will see you through - Martin Luther King Jr.'s six guiding beliefs (as told by his niece)

Dec 22, 2014
Meet the Marvel super heroes / Includes a Poster of Your Favorite Super Heroes! by Peterson, Scott, 1968-

Meet the Marvel super heroes / Includes a Poster of Your Favorite Super Heroes!

An A-to-Z guide to more than one hundred heroes of the Marvel Universe features profiles of characters from Ant-Man to Wolverine that list origin stories, super-powers, and secret identities, in a young fan's guide that features a reversible jacket that can be displayed as a poster.

Dec 22, 2014
Microwave ovens by Reed, Cristie, author.

Microwave ovens

Did you know the microwave oven was actually invented by mistake? That mistake led to the technology that has made cooking faster, more convenient, and more popular than conventional cooking. This book addresses the differences between a standard oven and a microwave oven. So, pop in a snack, set the timer, and in a few seconds you'll be ready to enjoy! This book will allow students to plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in t

Dec 19, 2014
Monsters of the deep by De la Bédoyère, Camilla, author.

Monsters of the deep

Profiles some of the creepiest animals that inhabit the deep, including deep-sea anglers, flashlight fish, gulper eels, and Japanese spider crabs.

Dec 22, 2014
My big fast car book by

My big fast car book

"Speed off into the exciting world of supercars--from Formula One champions and thrilling Nascars, to the record-breaking Bugatti Veyron and amazing Ferraris. With large, colorful pictures and lots of fun facts, this essential reference book will take you on a journey of discovery"--Page 4 of cover.

Dec 22, 2014
My big fast car book. by Ticktock (COR)

My big fast car book.

Provides fun facts about fast cars, including the Bugatti Veyron, Jaguar XK-E, and stock cars.

Dec 16, 2014
New Zealand by Murray, Julie, 1969-

New Zealand

Introduces New Zealand, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, resources, and culture.

Dec 16, 2014
New Zealand by Murray, Julie, 1969-

New Zealand

Photographs and text provide information about the country of New Zealand.

Dec 22, 2014
Noah - a wordless picture book by Ludy, Mark, illustrator.

Noah - a wordless picture book

Provided by publisher.

Dec 16, 2014
Noah - a wordless picture book by Ludy, Mark, illustrator.

Noah - a wordless picture book

Provided by publisher.

Dec 22, 2014
Norway by Murray, Julie, 1969-

Norway

Introduces Norway, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, resources, and culture.

Dec 22, 2014
Ocean - a photicular book by

Ocean - a photicular book

Via a process that uses lenticular technology, sliding lenses, and original four-color video imagery, provides an introduction to various marine animals whose images appear to move.

Dec 22, 2014
Ossuaries and charnel houses by Roza, Greg, author.

Ossuaries and charnel houses

Explains how different peoples have placed dead bodies in charnel houses or exposed their bones in ossuaries, and describes some notable examples, including Zoroastrian Towers of Silence, the Paris catacombs, and the remains of war dead.

Dec 22, 2014
Pakistan by Murray, Julie, 1969-

Pakistan

Introduces Pakistan, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, resources, and culture.

Dec 22, 2014
Poem depot - aisles of smiles - poems and drawings by Florian, Douglas.

Poem depot - aisles of smiles - poems and drawings

Presents an illustrated collection of silly nonsense poems about topics kids care about: talents, avoiding homework, and friends.

Dec 16, 2014
Poem depot - aisles of smiles - poems and drawings by Florian, Douglas.

Poem depot - aisles of smiles - poems and drawings

An illustrated collection of silly nonsense poems about topics kids care about: talents, avoiding homework, friends, and more.

Dec 22, 2014
Poo! what is that smell? - everything you ever needed to know about the five senses by Murphy, Glenn, author.

Poo! what is that smell? - everything you ever needed to know about the five senses

A humorous and informative look at the five senses answers such questions as why sprouts and ice cream taste so different, why sweaty socks smell so bad, and what can be found inside the ear canal.

Dec 22, 2014
Powerful stories of perseverance in sports by Herzog, Brad.

Powerful stories of perseverance in sports

"Amazing true stories offer an engaging way of teaching perseverance to kids. Is perseverance fortitude, as shown by Anthony Robles, a wrestler with one leg who didn't lose a single match? Maybe perseverance means the sort of toughness demonstrated by Gertrude Ederle, who swam across the English Channel when people thought only a man could accomplish such a feat. These and other stories teach kids the meaning and power of perseverance. The Count on Me: Sports series is a collection of dramatic

Dec 16, 2014
Powerful stories of perseverance in sports by Herzog, Brad.

Powerful stories of perseverance in sports

"Amazing true stories offer an engaging way of teaching perseverance to kids. Is perseverance fortitude, as shown by Anthony Robles, a wrestler with one leg who didn't lose a single match? Maybe perseverance means the sort of toughness demonstrated by Gertrude Ederle, who swam across the English Channel when people thought only a man could accomplish such a feat. These and other stories teach kids the meaning and power of perseverance. The Count on Me: Sports series is a collection of dramatic t

Dec 22, 2014
Rain forest colors by Lawler, Janet, author.

Rain forest colors

Discover the variety of colors that can be found in a rain forest.

Dec 22, 2014
Russia by Murray, Julie, 1969-

Russia

Introduces Russia, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, resources, and culture.

Dec 22, 2014
Sadie - the dog who finds the evidence by Feldman, Thea.

Sadie - the dog who finds the evidence

"Meet Sadie, a real dog who works with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, in this inspiring, Level 2 Ready-to-Read based on one of the winners of the annual American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards[trademark symbol]! Meet Sadie. Sadie has an important job as an Arson Dog with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Because her sense of smell is 100 times stronger than a human's, she helps firefighters and police officers find the causes of fires. That makes her a hero to many people. When

Dec 22, 2014
Sadie - the dog who finds the evidence by Feldman, Thea.

Sadie - the dog who finds the evidence

"Meet Sadie, a real dog who works with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, in this inspiring, Level 2 Ready-to-Read based on one of the winners of the annual American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards[trademark symbol]! Meet Sadie. Sadie has an important job as an Arson Dog with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Because her sense of smell is 100 times stronger than a human's, she helps firefighters and police officers find the causes of fires. That makes her a hero to many people. When

Dec 16, 2014
Saving turtles - a kids' guide to helping endangered creatures by Carstairs, Sue, 1961-, author.

Saving turtles - a kids' guide to helping endangered creatures

Turtles are among the most beloved but endangered animals on the planet. Freshwater, marine and land turtles all face the same threats.

Dec 22, 2014
Scholastic year in sports 2015 by Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.

Scholastic year in sports 2015

"From the football field to the baseball diamond ... from the soccer pitch to the hockey rink, this book takes you everywhere in the world of sports. Relive the drama and excitement of the wins, losses, records, and more!"--

Dec 21, 2014
Searching for Great white sharks - a shark diver's quest for Mr. Big by Cerullo, Mary M, author.

Searching for Great white sharks - a shark diver's quest for Mr. Big

"Provides information on great white sharks and shares a shark diver's experiences searching for and photographing them"--

Dec 16, 2014
Searching for Great white sharks - a shark diver's quest for Mr. Big by Cerullo, Mary M., author.

Searching for Great white sharks - a shark diver's quest for Mr. Big

"Provides information on great white sharks and shares a shark diver's experiences searching for and photographing them"--

Dec 22, 2014
Shackleton's journey by Grill, William, author, illustrator.

Shackleton's journey

Presents a visual narrative of Ernest Shackleton's voyage to Antarctica during which his ship, the Endurance, became trapped in ice, forcing the crew on a desperate trek to seek rescue.

Dec 22, 2014
Ships & Boats - With 17 Easy-to-do Experiments and 300 Exciting Pictures by Oxlade, Chris

Ships & Boats - With 17 Easy-to-do Experiments and 300 Exciting Pictures

Dec 22, 2014
Spain by Tieck, Sarah, 1976-

Spain

Introduces Spain, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, agriculture, sports, and leisure activities.

Dec 22, 2014
Spain by Tieck, Sarah, 1976-

Spain

Introduces Spain, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, agriculture, sports, and leisure activities.

Dec 16, 2014
Surprise, Trojans! - the story of the Trojan horse by Holub, Joan, author.

Surprise, Trojans! - the story of the Trojan horse

A retelling of the ancient story follows the experiences of soldiers who believe they have won the Trojan War upon accepting the "gift" of a giant wooden horse only to discover it is filled with attacking Greek soldiers.

Dec 22, 2014
Tales from Grimm by Barber, Antonia, 1932- author.

Tales from Grimm

An illustrated collection of nine traditonal tales includes "The Frog Prince," "The Three Spinners," and "The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids."

Dec 22, 2014
The Avengers - the ultimate guide to Earth's mightiest heroes by Beatty, Scott, 1969-

The Avengers - the ultimate guide to Earth's mightiest heroes

Young comic fans can now learn everything there is to know about Marvel's very first superhero team, the Avengers, in a book that is filled with comic book art and stories about the squad that includes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Hawkeye.

Dec 22, 2014
The Avengers - the ultimate guide to Earth's mightiest heroes by Beatty, Scott, 1969-

The Avengers - the ultimate guide to Earth's mightiest heroes

Young comic fans can now learn everything there is to know about Marvel's very first superhero team, the Avengers, in a book that is filled with comic book art and stories about the squad that includes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Hawkeye.

Dec 15, 2014
The children's Jewish holiday kitchen - 70 ways to have fun with your kids and make your family's celebrations special by Nathan, Joan.

The children's Jewish holiday kitchen - 70 ways to have fun with your kids and make your family's celebrations special

Explains basic cooking techniques and includes easy-to- follow recipes for a variety of traditional dishes for holidays throughout the year, also includes instructions for related craft projects.

Dec 17, 2014
The chimpanzee children of Gombe - 50 years with Jane Goodall at Gombe National Park by Goodall, Jane, 1934- author.

The chimpanzee children of Gombe - 50 years with Jane Goodall at Gombe National Park

Jane Goodall introduces young readers to some of her favorite chimpanzees living in Gombe National Park, describing their behavior and family life.

Dec 22, 2014
The chimpanzee children of Gombe - 50 years with Jane Goodall at Gombe National Park by Goodall, Jane, 1934- author.

The chimpanzee children of Gombe - 50 years with Jane Goodall at Gombe National Park

Jane Goodall introduces young readers to some of her favorite chimpanzees living in Gombe National Park, describing their behavior and family life.

Dec 16, 2014
The fairies encyclopedia / The Fairies Encyclopedia by Bazaldua, Barbara.

The fairies encyclopedia / The Fairies Encyclopedia

Presents facts and lesser-known trivia about Disney fairies, including Tinker Bell, her friends, and their Pixie Hollow home.

Dec 15, 2014
The fairies encyclopedia by Bazaldua, Barbara.

The fairies encyclopedia

Delves into the lives of Tinker Bell and her friends, exploring characters and locations from the Disney Fairies movies.

Dec 22, 2014
The Gallaudet children's dictionary of American Sign Language by

The Gallaudet children's dictionary of American Sign Language

"Features more than 1,000 ASL sign drawings; all signs paired with ... color illustrations; introduction [explains] how to sign ASL and fingerspell; complete index of English terms for each sign, including synonyms; sample sentences using specific words to match every sign's meaning"--Page 4 of cover.

Dec 22, 2014
The Gallaudet children's dictionary of American Sign Language by Gallaudet University Press (COR)/ Gordon, Jean M. (CON)/ Tilley, Debbie (ILT)/ Lott, Peggy Swartzel (ILT)/ Hills, Rob (ILT)

The Gallaudet children's dictionary of American Sign Language

Offers a dictionary of American sign language featuring over one thousand sign drawings with corresponding English words, usage in sentences, and illustrations, as well as an introduction explaining fingerspelling and signing.

Dec 15, 2014
The Indiana Pacers by Stewart, Mark, 1960 July 7-

The Indiana Pacers

"A revised Team Spirit Basketball edition featuring the Indiana Pacers that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. Includes access to the Team Spirit website which provides additional information and photos"--

Dec 22, 2014
The Little Girl's Little Book of Art by Dixon, Kathryn

The Little Girl's Little Book of Art

Dec 22, 2014
The magic school bus - in the time of the dinosaurs by Cole, Joanna.

The magic school bus - in the time of the dinosaurs

Ms. Frizzle takes her class back through time to the Triassic period on a dinosaur dig in search of Maiasaura eggs.

Dec 22, 2014
The moon changes shape by Beaton, Kathryn, author.

The moon changes shape

"Young children are naturally curious about the world around them. The Moon Changes Shape offers answers to their most compelling questions about the lunar phases. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words."--

Dec 22, 2014
The Princess of the Springs - a story from Brazil by Finch, Mary.

The Princess of the Springs - a story from Brazil

"The Princess of the Springs must stand up for herself and find her scattered family amongst the great giants of the world"--

Dec 16, 2014
The Princess of the Springs - a story from Brazil by Finch, Mary.

The Princess of the Springs - a story from Brazil

"The Princess of the Springs must stand up for herself and find her scattered family amongst the great giants of the world"--

Dec 22, 2014
The rat by Gravel, Elise, author.

The rat

Celebrates the rat, sharing humorous scientific facts about everything from its powerful tail to its disease-carrying nature.

Dec 22, 2014
The Robot book - build and control 20 electric gizmos, moving machines, and hacked toys by Mercer, Bobby, 1961- author.

The Robot book - build and control 20 electric gizmos, moving machines, and hacked toys

"The 20 easy-to-build robots in this project book can be constructed for little or not cost using common household objects and repurposed materials."--

Dec 22, 2014
The Robot book - build and control 20 electric gizmos, moving machines, and hacked toys by Mercer, Bobby, 1961- author.

The Robot book - build and control 20 electric gizmos, moving machines, and hacked toys

"The 20 easy-to-build robots in this project book can be constructed for little or not cost using common household objects and repurposed materials."--

Dec 16, 2014
The slug by Gravel, Élise, author.

The slug

Introduces slugs, describing what they look like, what they eat, how they move, and how they protect themselves from predators.

Dec 22, 2014
The smart kid's guide to losing a pet by Petersen, Christine, author.

The smart kid's guide to losing a pet

Presents advice for young readers to overcome the death of a pet, discussing euthanasia, memorials, and learning to love a new pet.

Dec 22, 2014
The sweet story of hot chocolate! by Krensky, Stephen.

The sweet story of hot chocolate!

"Warm up with the enticing history of hot chocolate in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the history of fun stuff! Did you know that for thousands of years, chocolate was a beverage and not a solid candy? Or that soldiers in the Revolutionary War received a monthly ration of chocolate for drinking? Learn all about the history of America's favorite wintertime treat in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book i

Dec 22, 2014
The world almanac and book of facts 2015. by

The world almanac and book of facts 2015.

Dec 22, 2014
The worst-case scenario survival handbook - middle school by Borgenicht, David/ Winters, Ben H./ Epstein, Robin/ Gonzales, Chuck (ILT)

The worst-case scenario survival handbook - middle school

Dec 22, 2014
Thomas Paine - crusader for liberty - how one man's ideas helped form a new nation by Marrin, Albert.

Thomas Paine - crusader for liberty - how one man's ideas helped form a new nation

A portrait of the influential intellectual behind such books as "The Age of Reason" discusses his limited formal education, fervent support of American independence, and life-risking advocacy of history-shaping ideas.

Dec 16, 2014
Thomas Paine - crusader for liberty - how one man's ideas helped form a new nation by Marrin, Albert.

Thomas Paine - crusader for liberty - how one man's ideas helped form a new nation

A portrait of the influential intellectual behind such books as "The Age of Reason" discusses his limited formal education, fervent support of American independence, and life-risking advocacy of history-shaping ideas.

Dec 22, 2014
True or false? by Mills, Andrea, author.

True or false?

An encyclopedic compendium of facts, images, and infographics brings familiar topics to life and helps readers discover fun-filled trivia and statistics in a range of subjects, from science and history to culture and the natural world.

Dec 22, 2014
Way Down Below Deep by Day, Nancy Raines/ Sheldon, David (ILT)

Way Down Below Deep

Dec 22, 2014
Weird birds by Earley, Chris G., 1968- author.

Weird birds

Some birds look bizarre. Some behave that way. In almost all cases, their appearance has an important function-- in evolution or every day. This colorful book exposes more than 50 strange birds, preening, stretching, and showing their strange bodily adaptations. Beautiful photographs that show the birds in sharp, clear detail and informative captions that provide fascinating details about the lives of these intriguing creatures.

Dec 22, 2014
Weird birds by Earley, Chris G., 1968- author.

Weird birds

Presents some of the stranger-looking members of the bird family, including the Bulwer's pheasant, red bird-of-paradise, chestnut-eared aracari, hornbill, and tawny frogmouth.

Dec 16, 2014
Weird frogs by Earley, Chris G., 1968- author.

Weird frogs

A sneak peek into the remarkable world of the tail less amphibians. Some frogs blend into the green of their ponds, and live an unremarkable existence. But some are strange looking, having adapted to a special environment. This colorful and informative book reveals a rare and close-up look at the odd beauty of some of the strangest of these creatures largely hidden from our view. Weird Frogs features: Beautiful photographs that show the frogs up close--really close and informative captions

Dec 22, 2014
Wetlands inside out by Bow, James.

Wetlands inside out

Swamps, bogs, marshes, and estuaries--wetlands come in a variety of forms and are vital for many organisms around the world. From herons and algae to alligators and jaguars, find out what lives in the wetlands. Learn how these wetlands organisms operate in their delicate ecosystems. Discover, too, where in the world wetlands are found and what you can do to help protect these rich, diverse lands.

Dec 22, 2014
Wetlands inside out by Bow, James.

Wetlands inside out

Dec 16, 2014
What does a janitor do? by Kidde, Rita.

What does a janitor do?

Introduces the role of school custodians and provides information on the wide variety of work they do.

Dec 22, 2014
What was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? by St. George, Judith, 1931-

What was the Lewis and Clark Expedition?

Presents an account of the two-and-a-half-year expedition that yielded vast knowledge of the West, geographically and scientifically.

Dec 22, 2014
When the worst happens - extraordinary stories of survival by Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, 1973- author.

When the worst happens - extraordinary stories of survival

Blends stories of surivival with information on the keys to survival, breaking down each story to highlight the different stages and challenges people face after traumatic events.

Dec 22, 2014
When the worst happens - extraordinary stories of survival by Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, 1973- author.

When the worst happens - extraordinary stories of survival

Blends stories of surivival with information on the keys to survival, breaking down each story to highlight the different stages and challenges people face after traumatic events.

Dec 16, 2014
Who is Muhammad Ali? by Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.

Who is Muhammad Ali?

Presents the life of the legendary boxer who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.

Dec 22, 2014
Who was Alfred Hitchcock? by Pollack, Pam, author.

Who was Alfred Hitchcock?

Profiles the life and accomplishments of the British filmmaker known for his distinctive style of directing and his films that featured suspenseful and surprising plots.

Dec 22, 2014
Who was Clara Barton? by Spinner, Stephanie, author.

Who was Clara Barton?

Profiles the life and accomplishments of Clara Barton, a teacher who organized efforts to bring nursing care to wounded soldiers during the Civil War and who went on to become the founder of the American Red Cross.

Dec 22, 2014
Who was Gandhi? by Rau, Dana Meachen, 1971-

Who was Gandhi?

Details the life and accomplishments of the Indian nationalist, statesman, and symbol of peace.

Dec 22, 2014
Who was Genghis Khan? by Medina, Nico, 1982- author.

Who was Genghis Khan?

Describes the life and accomplishments of the Mongol ruler, from his childhood on the Asian steppes to his military conquests.

Dec 22, 2014
Who was Isaac Newton? by Pascal, Janet B, author.

Who was Isaac Newton?

Highlights the life and career of the genius physicist, discussing his childhood years, his time at Cambridge, and his landmark book, known as the "Principia."

Dec 22, 2014
Who was Julius Caesar? by Medina, Nico, 1982- author.

Who was Julius Caesar?

Looks at the life and accomplishments of the ancient Roman general and leader.

Dec 22, 2014
Who was Rachel Carson? by Fabiny, Sarah, author.

Who was Rachel Carson?

Presents the life and accomplishments of the American biologist, whose influential work, "The Silent Spring," inspired worldwide conservation movements.

Dec 22, 2014
Who was Susan B. Anthony? by Pollack, Pam, author.

Who was Susan B. Anthony?

Profiles the life and accomplishments of the schoolteacher who became the most famous leader of the women's rights movement.

Dec 22, 2014
Who was Ulysses S. Grant? by Stine, Megan, author.

Who was Ulysses S. Grant?

Presents information about the personal and political turmoil in the career of the Civil War leader who became the eighteenth President.

Dec 22, 2014
Witness men- true stories of God at work in Papua, Indonesia by Davis, Rebeca

Witness men- true stories of God at work in Papua, Indonesia

Dec 22, 2014
Writer to writer - from think to ink by Levine, Gail Carson.

Writer to writer - from think to ink

"In this lively nonfiction book for young readers, bestselling author Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing"--

Dec 22, 2014