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Vietnam Veterans Memorial - remembering a generation and a war by Ferry, Joseph.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial - remembering a generation and a war

Tells the story of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, with background information about the causes and effects of the war in Vietnam, the development and creation of the Memorial, and the impact of the monument on veterans and others.

Feb 28, 2015
Water is water - a book about the water cycle by Paul, Miranda.

Water is water - a book about the water cycle

"A spare, poetic picture book exploring the different phases of the water cycle in surprising and engaging ways"--

Feb 28, 2015
We're the center of the universe! - science's biggest mistakes about astronomy and physics by Zuchora-Walske, Christine, author.

We're the center of the universe! - science's biggest mistakes about astronomy and physics

"Did you know that hundreds of years ago, the sun orbited Earth? Actually, this isn't true, but people thought it was! Discover other missteps and odd theories in physics and astronomy."--

Feb 28, 2015
Weird & wild animal facts by Loy, Jessica, author.

Weird & wild animal facts

"There are plenty of books about unusual animals. This is a book about fourteen well-known animals--kangaroos, hippos, giraffes--who all have unusual characteristics. For instance, did you know that a kangaroo's kick can be deadly, that a giraffe can clean its own ears with its tongue, or that a hippo has teeth as long as a child's arm? This accessible book, full of amazing photographs and easy-to-digest factoids, is perfect for animal lovers of all ages."--

Feb 28, 2015
Welcome to the family by Hoffman, Mary, 1945- author.

Welcome to the family

Introduces different types of households and discusses families with children, adoption, foster parents, same-sex parents, and fertility treatments.

Feb 25, 2015
Whales in American history by Graubart, Norman D. author.

Whales in American history

Looks at the whale in American history, describing how whaling became an important industry in the nineteenth century, supplying oil and baleen for household items and manufacturers and only declining with the invention of electricity and plastic.

Feb 28, 2015
What a wonderful world by Thiele, Bob, author.

What a wonderful world

Illustrations and lyrics introduce a song, first recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, which celebrates the wonders of nature, loving friends, and the promise of the future in a baby's cry.

Feb 28, 2015
What a wonderful world by Thiele, Bob.

What a wonderful world

Illustrations and lyrics introduce a song, first recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, which celebrates the wonders of nature, loving friends, and the promise of the future in a baby's cry.

Feb 23, 2015
What are the three branches of the government? - and other questions about the U.S. Constitution by Richmond, Benjamin, 1986- author.

What are the three branches of the government? - and other questions about the U.S. Constitution

"What is a Constitution? What was there in America before the Constitution? How can the Constitution be changed? What is the Bill of Rights? How was the Constitution written? All of these and other 'must-know' questions about U.S. Constitution are answered in What Are the Three Branches of Government? And Other Questions about the U.S. Constitution. The engaging stories of America's foundation will keep kids reading even if they don't have to write a book report"--

Feb 28, 2015
What do roots, stems, leaves, and flowers do? by Owen, Ruth, 1967-

What do roots, stems, leaves, and flowers do?

Explains the functions of roots, stems, leaves, and flowers in the plant processes of photosynthesis and reproduction.

Feb 27, 2015
What does a defensive back do? by Challen, Paul C. (Paul Clarence), 1967- author.

What does a defensive back do?

Examines the responsibility of a defensive back on the football field, covering footwork, plays, and sportsmanship.

Feb 27, 2015
What does a linebacker do? by Challen, Paul C. (Paul Clarence), 1967-

What does a linebacker do?

Examines the responsibility of a linebacker on the football field, covering footwork, plays, and sportsmanship.

Feb 27, 2015
What does a lineman do? by Challen, Paul C. (Paul Clarence), 1967-

What does a lineman do?

Examines the responsibility of a lineman on the football field, covering strategy, plays, blocking, and sportsmanship.

Feb 27, 2015
What does a quarterback do? by Challen, Paul C. (Paul Clarence), 1967-

What does a quarterback do?

Examines the responsibility of a quarterback on the football field, covering passes, plays, and sportsmanship.

Feb 27, 2015
What does a receiver do? by Challen, Paul C. (Paul Clarence), 1967-

What does a receiver do?

Examines the position of receiver, discussing key skills, tactics, strategy, and top players.

Feb 27, 2015
What does a running back do? by Challen, Paul C. (Paul Clarence), 1967-

What does a running back do?

Examines the responsibility of a running back on the football field, covering stances, plays, and sportsmanship.

Feb 27, 2015
When the wind blows by Clark, Stacy.

When the wind blows

Feb 28, 2015
Where is Mount Rushmore? by Kelley, True.

Where is Mount Rushmore?

Feb 28, 2015
Where is the Grand Canyon? by O'Connor, Jim, author.

Where is the Grand Canyon?

Presents an introduction to the Grand Canyon, including how it formed, its end-to-end exploration in the late 1860s, the early native people who lived there, and its varied wildlife.

Feb 28, 2015
Where is the Great Wall? by Demuth, Patricia, author.

Where is the Great Wall?

Through the story of the Great Wall of China, from the start of its construction over two thousand years ago to being a World Heritage site today, retells the history of China, including its dynasties, culture, and Communist government.

Feb 28, 2015