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The kids' book of simple machines - cool projects & activities that make science fun by Doudna, Kelly, 1963- author.

The kids' book of simple machines - cool projects & activities that make science fun

Introduces six simple machines, describing how they work in more complex machinery and how they are used every day.

Feb 8, 2016
The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia by Gifford, Clive

The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia

Feb 6, 2016
The last days of the dinosaurs by Rake, Matthew, author.

The last days of the dinosaurs

"About 145 million years ago, a new--and final--era began in the reign of dinosaurs. Join your friendly prehistoric fish-guide on a tour of the Cretaceous period, from the heyday of dinosaurs to their extinction."--

Feb 7, 2016
The long and the short of it - a tale about hair by Meyers, Barbara.

The long and the short of it - a tale about hair

"This is the story of two little girls, Isabel and Emma, and their hair, which sometimes was long and sometimes was short, and sometimes was not."--Pub. description.

Feb 6, 2016
The Philippines by Longworth, Holly, author.

The Philippines

"In this book, readers learn what it is like living in the Philippines"--

Feb 8, 2016
The Pledge of Allegiance by Fontes, Justine.

The Pledge of Allegiance

Most Americans know the Pledge of Allegiance by heart. But they don't know who wrote it, when, and why. Discover the fascinating facts behind this patriotic promise.

Feb 8, 2016
The rise of mammals by Rake, Matthew, author.

The rise of mammals

"After the dinosaurs disappeared, a new form of life began to thrive on Earth. This final book in the series traces the emergence of mammals, from woolly mammoths to killer pigs to humans."--

Feb 7, 2016
The secret agent - and other spy kids by Zullo, Allan, author.

The secret agent - and other spy kids

"Can you imagine crossing enemy lines to deliver a secret message? Spying on your enemy from the attic of their hideout? Read all about kids just like you who risked their lives to be spies!" -- page 4 of cover.

Feb 8, 2016
The Statue of Liberty by Herrington, Lisa M.

The Statue of Liberty

Introduces the Statue of Liberty, recounting its history and describing its physical features and what they mean, and the reasons why it is a symbol of the United States.

Feb 8, 2016
The three billy goats gruff by Alperin, Mara, author.

The three billy goats gruff

Three clever billy goats outwit a big, ugly troll that lives under the bridge they must cross on their way to the meadow.

Feb 8, 2016
The Tuskegee airmen by Gagne, Tammy, author.

The Tuskegee airmen

Introduces the group of African American pilots who played an important role in taking down the enemies of the Allied forces in World War II.

Feb 8, 2016
The Usborne internet-linked library of science. Energy, forces & motion by Smith, Alastair.

The Usborne internet-linked library of science. Energy, forces & motion

-- Amazingly in-depth reference books covering physics, chemistry, biology, information technology, earth sciences and astronomy, with up-to-date information on brand-new fields.

Feb 8, 2016
The war to end all wars - the story of World War I by Batten, Jack.

The war to end all wars - the story of World War I

A brilliant, concise history of World War I.

Feb 8, 2016
The wild world of a zoo vet by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

The wild world of a zoo vet

Introduces the world of zoo veterinarians, explaining how they use science and high-tech equipment to solve problems, save lives, and care for wild animals, with firsthand accounts of everyday life as a zoo vet and behind-the-scenes photos.

Feb 1, 2016
The wild world of a zoo vet by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

The wild world of a zoo vet

"Each day zoo vets are hard at work dealing with emergencies, performing operations, and keeping some of the world's rarest animals healthy. From microchipping a baby Komodo dragon to taking an x-ray of a tiger's leg, zoo vets use technology and their science skills to take care of zoo animals - big and small!

Feb 8, 2016
The wonderful worlds of a video game designer by Owen, Ruth, 1967- author.

The wonderful worlds of a video game designer

"Every one of the games we love to play started out as an idea in the head of a video game designer. Working with a team of coders, artists, sound engineers, and other game experts, video game designers create new worlds, terrifying enemies, tough challenges, and hours of fun. So where do video game designers get their ideas? How is coding used to create games? How do artists develop and animate a game's characters? And how does a video game development team use technology and their computer ski

Feb 8, 2016
The world's zaniest sports by O'Shei, Tim.

The world's zaniest sports

"Describes some of the zaniest, wildest, and most outlandish sports and activities from around the world"--

Feb 8, 2016
Thorny devils by Zappa, Marcia, 1985- author.

Thorny devils

Feb 7, 2016
Thunder and lightning by Hansen, Grace, author.

Thunder and lightning

An introduction to the science behind thunder and lightning.

Feb 4, 2016
Timeline - a visual history of our world by Goes, Peter, author, illustrator.

Timeline - a visual history of our world

An ideal introduction to history for young and old, this illustrated journey through our world's culture and events travels from the Big Bang to the iPod and into the future. This is a trip through time, past dinosaurs, Vikings, Aztecs and spaceships. It looks at wars and disasters; introduces artists, explorers and leaders; shows us living in castles, yurts, and skyscrapers. And it does not neglect the imagination - here too are dragons, mythical figures and TV characters, alongside world-chang

Feb 8, 2016