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Sphinxes and centaurs by Hinds, Kathryn, 1962-

Sphinxes and centaurs

"Explores the mythical and historical backgrounds of sphinxes and centaurs, including the Buraq of Islamic tradition, the Great Sphinx of ancient Egypt, man-animals of Mesopotamia, and the Gandharvas of India."--Provided by publisher.

Apr 16, 2014
Spinosaurus by Gregory, Josh.

Spinosaurus

"Learn about the life, habits, and history of the Spinosaurus"--

Apr 19, 2014
Spitting cobras by Oachs, Emily Rose, author.

Spitting cobras

"Engaging images accompany information about spitting cobras. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7."--

Apr 19, 2014
Star Wars - what makes a monster? by Bray, Adam, author.

Star Wars - what makes a monster?

A guide to the scariest monsters from the Star Wars universe includes coverage of such examples as wampas, banthas, and sarlacc while describing their roles in famous battles.

Apr 19, 2014
Star-nosed mole by Owings, Lisa.

Star-nosed mole

"Engaging images accompany information about star-nosed moles. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--

Apr 19, 2014
Stone giant - Michelangelo's David and how he came to be by Sutcliffe, Jane, author.

Stone giant - Michelangelo's David and how he came to be

There was a giant in the city, and it was a troublemaker. The enormous block of marble had irked the people of Florence for almost forty years. No one knew what to do with it until a young artist named Michelangelo came along.

Apr 19, 2014
Stone soup with matzoh balls - a Passover tale in Chelm by Glaser, Linda.

Stone soup with matzoh balls - a Passover tale in Chelm

In this version of the familiar tale, an old man tricks the townspeople of Chelm into contributing the necessary ingredients for making a Seder feast for all to share.

Apr 19, 2014
Stories to tell a six-year-old by

Stories to tell a six-year-old

Presents a collection of folk and fairy tales, contemporary stories about everyday life, and excerpts from childhood classics.

Apr 19, 2014
Strip mining by Linde, Barbara M, author.

Strip mining

Looks at the controversy surrounding strip mining, discussing the process and its effects on the environment.

Apr 19, 2014
Summoning the Phoenix - Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments by Jiang, Emily/ Chu, April (ILT)

Summoning the Phoenix - Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments

Apr 19, 2014
Super smart information strategies. How to handle cyberbullies by Truesdell, Ann.

Super smart information strategies. How to handle cyberbullies

Apr 19, 2014
Super spiders by Guillain, Charlotte.

Super spiders

Introduces spiders, describing their physical features, habitats, camouflage abilities, predatory behavior, and life cycle.

Apr 19, 2014
Surviving natural disasters by Lüsted, Marcia Amidon.

Surviving natural disasters

Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Meteorites. Tsunamis. The natural world is full of powerful forces that can kill you in an instant. Hiding in your closet won't save you. Clinging to your roof is a good idea, until your roof is swept out to sea. When faced with a natural disaster, sometimes the only thing to do is close your eyes and hang on. See how these people survived in just that way. --Publishers description from Amazon.com

Apr 19, 2014
Tag, you're it! - 101 tag games for fun, fitness and skills by Bailey, Guy, 1956-

Tag, you're it! - 101 tag games for fun, fitness and skills

For elementary physical education teachers, youth recreational leaders, and anyone who works with children in grades K-6, here is a unique collection of 101 tag games designed for maximizing movement, fitness, learning--and putting fun back into PE and game participation. Inside, you'll find traditional tag favorites modified to increase learning and total participation, as well as exciting new games that focus on building sport skills, cooperation, and fitness. This user-friendly resource conta

Apr 19, 2014
Tag, You're It!- 101 Tag Games for Fun, Fitness, and Skills by Bailey, Guy

Tag, You're It!- 101 Tag Games for Fun, Fitness, and Skills

Apr 15, 2014
Take a closer look at your brain by Gardner, Jane P., author.

Take a closer look at your brain

Describes the functions of the brain, identifies common brain ailments, and suggests ways to keep this important organ healthy.

Apr 19, 2014
Take two! - a celebration of twins by Lewis, J. Patrick.

Take two! - a celebration of twins

A collection of original poems by the current children's poet laureate celebrates the joys and mischief of twinhood while sharing twin facts.

Apr 19, 2014
Tales from Shakespeare - seven plays by Williams, Marcia, 1945-

Tales from Shakespeare - seven plays

Retells seven of Shakespeare's plays--"Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Macbeth," "The Winter's Tale," "Julius Caesar," and "The Tempest"--in comic book format.

Apr 15, 2014
Tales from Shakespeare - seven plays by Williams, Marcia.

Tales from Shakespeare - seven plays

Williams uses the oversize, comic strip format of her other picture books to evoke a sense of what it must have been like to attend performances of seven plays at the old Globe Theatre. An inviting taste of the Shakespearean buffet, as well as a rare glimpse into the character of Elizabethan theater.

Apr 19, 2014
Tarsier by Leaf, Christina.

Tarsier

"Engaging images accompany information about tarsiers. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"--

Apr 19, 2014