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The marvelous thing that came from a spring - the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation by Ford, Gilbert.

The marvelous thing that came from a spring - the accidental invention of the toy that swept the nation

Aug 25, 2016
The Music in George's Head - George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue by Slade, Suzanne/ Innerst, Stacy (ILT)

The Music in George's Head - George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue

Aug 25, 2016
The oddest superstitions of all time by Graves, Will, author.

The oddest superstitions of all time

This title explores the quirks and oddities of some of the biggest names and lesser-known figures in the world of sports, from the player who ate chicken before every game to the coach who chewed on towels on the sidelines. The title also features informative sidebars, a glossary, and further resources.

Aug 20, 2016
The oldest and the newest by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author.

The oldest and the newest

"Learn all about the oldest and newest places on Earth and find out how the world has changed over time."--

Aug 19, 2016
The other day I met a bear by Feierabend, John Martin, author.

The other day I met a bear

"The beloved echo song "The Other Day I Met a Bear" is beautifully rendered in this illustrated picture book. A favorite camping song for generations, this whimsical work is paired with a history and notation of the song as well as a link to a free download of two audio versions of the song - one with singing and an instrumental. Serving as a preservation of the heritage of great folk music, this book is true treasure for the whole family to enjoy time and again"--

Aug 25, 2016
The rock & gem book - ...and other treasures of the natural world by Green, Dan, 1975 June 20- author.

The rock & gem book - ...and other treasures of the natural world

The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-color specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, the Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally

Aug 20, 2016
The science of a sinkhole by Koontz, Robin Michal, author.

The science of a sinkhole

Learn the science behind sinkholes.

Aug 19, 2016
The star-spangled banner by Lambert, Nancy (Nancy R.), author.

The star-spangled banner

Tells the story behind the original nineteenth-century national treasure that inspired the poem by Francis Scott Key and the American national anthem, while sharing insights into how the Smithsonian cares for the flag.

Aug 25, 2016
The Statue of Liberty by Orr, Tamra, author.

The Statue of Liberty

"Introduces young readers to primary sources related to the Statue of Liberty"--

Aug 25, 2016
The stone thrower by Richardson, Jael Ealey, 1980- author.

The stone thrower

Describes the childhood of Chuck Ealey, who dreamed of becoming a football quarterback despite the prejudices he faced as an African American.

Aug 25, 2016
The tailor and the mouse by Feierabend, John Martin.

The tailor and the mouse

A storybook inspired by the children's folk song follows the adventures of an absentminded tailor who tries a harebrained method of curing his trusty but ailing mouse companion, in a whimsical tale that is complemented by historical notes and a complete set of lyrics for the song.

Aug 25, 2016
The toad by Gravel, Elise, author.

The toad

Hilarious illustrated non-fiction about toads perfect for beginning readers. Humorous text and funny illustrations will leave young readers croaking for more.

Aug 25, 2016
The U.S. flag - introducing primary sources by Clay, Kathryn author.

The U.S. flag - introducing primary sources

"Introduces young readers to primary sources related to the U.S. flag"--

Aug 25, 2016
The water beneath your feet by Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author.

The water beneath your feet

"In this book, young readers will learn all about groundwater."--

Aug 19, 2016
The Way Things Work Now by MacAulay, David

The Way Things Work Now

Aug 25, 2016
The White House by Herrington, Lisa M.

The White House

Presents an inside look at "the people's house"--The place where the U.S. President works and lives.

Aug 19, 2016
There was a man and he was mad by Feierabend, John Martin.

There was a man and he was mad

In this adaptation of a classic folksong, a man finds himself in one ridiculous situation after another.

Aug 25, 2016
There's a hole in the bucket! by Feierabend, John Martin, adapter.

There's a hole in the bucket!

An illustrated text of the children's folk song in which a repair is impossible because it requires the item needing repair.

Aug 25, 2016
Thor by Gagne, Tammy, author.

Thor

"Chances are good that you have seen the name Thor in a comic book. Or maybe you have seen one of the movies that also bear this famous name. Without a doubt the Norse god of thunder has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years. But he is actually much older than either the men who have played him or the people who have drawn him. Norse mythology came from a group of brutal warriors called the Vikings. As they moved from Scandinavia through Europe, the Vikings shared their stories--the

Aug 25, 2016
Tiny stitches - the life of medical pioneer Vivien Thomas by Hooks, Gwendolyn, author.

Tiny stitches - the life of medical pioneer Vivien Thomas

"Biography of Vivien Thomas, an African-American surgical technician who pioneered the procedure used to treat babies with a heart defect known as 'blue baby syndrome.' Includes author's note and author's sources"--

Aug 19, 2016