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What does sunlight do? by Boothroyd, Jennifer, 1972-

What does sunlight do?

Apr 30, 2016
What happens when a loved one dies? - our first talk about death by Roberts, Jillian, 1971- author.

What happens when a loved one dies? - our first talk about death

Whether children are experiencing grief and loss for the first time or simply curious, it can be difficult to know how to talk to them about death. Using questions posed in a child's voice and answers that start simply and become more in-depth, this book allows adults to guide the conversation to a natural and reassuring conclusion. Additional questions at the back of the book allow for further discussion. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed the Just Enough series to empower parents/

Apr 30, 2016
What is informational writing? by Guillain, Charlotte. author

What is informational writing?

Apr 24, 2016
What is money? by Marsico, Katie, 1980-

What is money?

Introduces currency, discussing bartering, how to make money, and foreign currency.

Apr 24, 2016
What makes you you? by Arbuthnott, Gill, author.

What makes you you?

"What Makes You You? is a mind-blowing introduction to the building blocks of life--DNA! Amazing 3D-style illustrations and diagrams help explain what it is, how it works, and what we can do with it. Breaking down complex scientific concepts and processes into bite-sized chunks, this fascinating book explains everything from the basics of evolution to the incredible achievements of modern-day genetic research--and what's in store for the future!"--

Apr 30, 2016
What to do when good enough isn't good enough - the real deal on perfectionism - a guide for kids by Greenspon, Thomas S., 1942-

What to do when good enough isn't good enough - the real deal on perfectionism - a guide for kids

A guide to help you decide what your goal is and if it is worth it.

Apr 30, 2016
What to do when you grumble too much - a kid's guide to overcoming negativity by Huebner, Dawn.

What to do when you grumble too much - a kid's guide to overcoming negativity

"Teaches school-age children cognitive-behavioral techniques to reduce and overcome negativity, through writing and drawing activities and self-help exercises and strategies. Includes introduction for parents"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 30, 2016
What you need to know about diabetes by Peterson, Amanda, 1980- author.

What you need to know about diabetes

"Introduces readers to diabetes, including causes, symptoms, treatments, and the personal experience"--

Apr 24, 2016
What's the buzz? - keeping bees in flight by Wilcox, Merrie-Ellen, author.

What's the buzz? - keeping bees in flight

"Whether they live alone or together, in a hive or in a hole in the ground, bees do some of the most important work on the planet: pollinating plants. [This book] celebrates the magic of bees--from swarming to dancing to making honey--and encourages readers to do their part to keep the hives alive"--Amazon.com.

Apr 24, 2016
Where is Niagara Falls? by Stine, Megan.

Where is Niagara Falls?

People from all over the world come to explore Niagara: among them the daredevils determined to tumble down or walk across the falls on tightrope. Learn about the hare-brained stunts and how the falls were formed and how--one day--they will disappear.

Apr 24, 2016
Where is the Parthenon? by Edwards, Roberta, author.

Where is the Parthenon?

"Athens, Greece, is best known for the Parthenon, the ruins of an ancient temple completed in 438 BC to honor the goddess Athena. But what many people don't know is that it only served as a temple for a couple hundred years. It then became a church, then a mosque, and by the end of the 1600s served as a storehouse for munitions. When an enemy army fired hundreds of cannon balls at the Acropolis, one directly hit the Parthenon. Much of the sculpture was destroyed, three hundred people died, and t

Apr 30, 2016
Who is Elton John? by Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie), author.

Who is Elton John?

How does a little boy from the London suburbs named Reginald Kenneth Dwight grow up to become one of the biggest pop stars of all time? A lot of talent and a lot of personality! Elton John, as he would later call himself, started playing piano at the age of three. Although he was trained to play classical music, Elton's real love was rock and roll.

Apr 30, 2016
Who was Joan of Arc? by Pollack, Pam, author.

Who was Joan of Arc?

Documents the life of the fifteenth-century French teenage peasant who led an army into battle and became a saint.

Apr 30, 2016
Who was Maya Angelou? by Labrecque, Ellen, author.

Who was Maya Angelou?

Born in Missouri in 1928, Maya Angelou had a difficult childhood. Jim Crow laws segregated blacks and whites in the South. Her family life was unstable at times. But much like her poem, "Still I Rise," Angelou was able to lift herself out of her situation and flourish. She moved to California and became the first black and first female streetcar operator before following her interest in dance. She became a professional performer in her twenties and toured the U.S. and Europe as an opera star and

Apr 24, 2016
Whoosh! - Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions by Barton, Chris, author.

Whoosh! - Lonnie Johnson's super-soaking stream of inventions

Apr 30, 2016
Wild predators by Kratt, Martin, author.

Wild predators

The Kratt brothers activate their creature powers to introduce readers to different types of predator animals and how they hunt for prey.

Apr 30, 2016
Wildfires by Simon, Seymour

Wildfires

Apr 28, 2016
Wildfires by Simon, Seymour, author.

Wildfires

Presents wildfires as neither good nor bad but as part of the endless cycle of change in forests and grasslands.

Apr 30, 2016
Will's words - how William Shakespeare changed the way you talk by Sutcliffe, Jane, author.

Will's words - how William Shakespeare changed the way you talk

Shakespeare loved words. He picked up phrases; he made up new words-- and then he put them together in extraordinary ways and used them in his plays. We bump into his words all the time, four hundred years later, and we don't even know it! Discover the ways that his words changed the way we talk.

Apr 24, 2016
Wonderfully wordless - the 500 most recommended graphic novels and picture books by Martin, William P. (William Patrick)

Wonderfully wordless - the 500 most recommended graphic novels and picture books

Wonderfully Wordless: The 500 Most Recommended Graphic Novels and Picture Books is the first comprehensive best book guide to wordless picture books (and nearly wordless picture books). It is an indispensable resource for parents and teachers who love graphic storytelling or who recognize the value of these exceptional books in working with different types of students, particularly preschool, English as a Second Language (ESL), and special needs, and creative writers. Every age group will benefi

Apr 30, 2016