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Hopping ahead of climate change - snowshoe hares, science, and survival by Collard, Sneed B., author. Hopping ahead of climate change - snowshoe hares, science, and survival

Scientists seek to answer the critical question "Can snowshoe hares and other animals that change their coat color each winter adapt to shorter winters caused by climate change?"

Nov 30, 2016
How the government works by Ford, Jeanne Marie, 1971- author. How the government works

"Learn about the history, importance, and procedures of the U.S. government at the national, state, and local levels."--Publisher's website.

Dec 5, 2016
I am Josephine - (and I am a living thing) by Thornhill, Jan, author. I am Josephine - (and I am a living thing)

"Meet Josephine: a spirited and curious girl, a big sister, and a human being. She's also a mammal, an animal, and a living thing--all identities she explores with readers in this simple informational picture book. Josephine presents her family (and herself) as examples of human beings, and then familiar creatures like her dog and her mom (and herself) as mammals. Next, she adds whales, lobsters, hummingbirds, and elephants (and herself) as examples of animals. Finally, she shares examples of li

Dec 2, 2016
I like my brown skin because - celebrating the heritage of African American children by Davis, Julia Alford, author. I like my brown skin because - celebrating the heritage of African American children

This book was written after a four-year-old asked his grandmother if her brown skin ever made her sad, and then asked her why she liked her brown skin so much. 'I was shocked by his words and I knew my grandchild was hurting.' This must-read book is an answer to his questions. The author, a history teacher, begins by saying all skin is good and it is healthy for you to like the skin you are in. Then she starts telling her grandchild about dark-skinned people in West Africa and the beautiful civi

Dec 2, 2016
I saw an invisible lion today - quatrains by Cleary, Brian P., 1959- author. I saw an invisible lion today - quatrains

A collection of poems featuring a range of subjects, from grandmothers to muzaloos.

Nov 30, 2016
Indianapolis Colts by Zappa, Marcia, 1985- Indianapolis Colts

This book explores the teams background and history, most memorablewins, star players, and important coaches. Readers will also learn when the NFL began and what conference and division the Colts play on. Fun facts, a full spread of team stats, and a timeline with photos complement the text. This book closes with a quiz to reinforce core concepts.

Dec 4, 2016
Inuit by Lajiness, Katie, author. Inuit

Dec 2, 2016
Jason and the Argonaut - the first great quest in Greek mythology by Byrd, Robert, author. Jason and the Argonaut - the first great quest in Greek mythology

"The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the earliest recorded Greek myths. Here, master artist Robert Byrd has created a striking telling of the legend for a new generation of readers. Complete with explanatory notes and illustrated back matter, Jason and the Argonauts traces each step of our hero's journey, from the Golden Fleece's origin story and Jason's childhood to his triumphant return with the prize and eventual death. Deftly designed to accommodate glorious large pictures and cap

Dec 2, 2016
Jason, the Argonauts, and the Golden Fleece - an interactive mythological adventure by Hoena, B. A., author. Jason, the Argonauts, and the Golden Fleece - an interactive mythological adventure

"Interactive adventures about the mythical Greek hero Jason and his quest for the Golden Fleece in You Choose format"--

Nov 30, 2016
Les animaux - an introduction to commonly used French words and phrases about animal friends, with more than 425 lively photographs by Leroy-Bennett, Véronique, author. Les animaux - an introduction to commonly used French words and phrases about animal friends, with more than 425 lively photographs

Nov 30, 2016
Level the playing field - the past, present, and future of women's pro sports by Rutherford, Kristina, author. Level the playing field - the past, present, and future of women's pro sports

Level the Playing Field examines the root of these issues by taking readers through the history of womens pro sports, exploring how far we have come in a relatively short time and exposing what ground is left to gain. The book provides first-person insight through exciting interviews with professional female athletes, including Canadian hockey player Cassie Campbell, American MMA fighter Miesha Tate, and WNBA star Elena Delle Donne. Along the way, author and sports journalist Kristina Rutherford

Dec 4, 2016
Lizards by Stevens, Kathryn, 1954- author. Lizards

"An introduction for young readers on the basics of how to care for a pet lizard. Bright photos and clear, simple text lay the foundation for children to take greater responsibility and a more active role in their pets' lives. Additional features include a table of contents, a glossary of key words and phrases, a fun-facts section, a list of needs and dangers to the pet, and sources for further research"--Publisher description.

Dec 5, 2016
Madam C.J. Walker - the inspiring life story of the hair care entrepreneur by Stille, Darlene R., author. Madam C.J. Walker - the inspiring life story of the hair care entrepreneur

"Describes the life and times of African American entrepreneur C.J. Walker"--

Dec 2, 2016
Magic Johnson - basketball legend, entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS activist by Dakers, Diane, author. Magic Johnson - basketball legend, entrepreneur, and HIV/AIDS activist

Dec 4, 2016
Maker projects for kids who love electronics by Kopp, Megan, author. Maker projects for kids who love electronics

"This plugged-in title helps readers navigate the sometimes-complex world of electronic innovation. Young readers can explore this exciting and popular field by learning the basics of electronic circuits and how electronic components work, which they can then apply to an idea of their own. They will be able to create their project using everyday materials and easy-to-understand computer elements. Important electronic innovators and their creations are profiled to provide inspiration for young 'm

Dec 4, 2016
Maker projects for kids who love photography by Spence, Kelly, author. Maker projects for kids who love photography

"From high-powered cameras to smartphones, photography is a popular and accessible interest of many individuals today. This title helps young photographers explore the history of this important art, and the pioneers who innovated and created some of the world's most notable cameras and photos. Readers will learn about lenses, filters, composition, and lighting. They will also be encouraged to create their own photography projects using different styles and mediums, and changing their photos into

Dec 2, 2016
Marie Curie for kids - her life and scientific discoveries, with 21 activities and experiments by O'Quinn, Amy M. Marie Curie for kids - her life and scientific discoveries, with 21 activities and experiments

"Marie Curie, renowned for her work on radioactivity, was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win in two fields (chemistry and physics), and the first woman to hold a chair position at the Sorbonne. Marie Curie for Kids details Curie's remarkable life, from her childhood under a repressive czar in Poland to her tireless work supporting herself through college to meeting her ideal match in scientist Pierre Curie to her revolutionary research. Kids learn how Curie quietly flo

Dec 4, 2016
Mars exploration rovers - an interactive space exploration adventure by Kortenkamp, Steve, author. Mars exploration rovers - an interactive space exploration adventure

"Explores various perspectives on exploration of Mars by rovers. The reader's choices reveal the historical details"--

Nov 30, 2016
Math on the move - engaging students in whole body learning by Rosenfeld, Malke. Math on the move - engaging students in whole body learning

Dec 2, 2016
Mini hacks for Pokémon go players. Catching - skills, tips, and techniques for capturing monsters by Ryan, Justin, author. Mini hacks for Pokémon go players. Catching - skills, tips, and techniques for capturing monsters

An unofficial guide for Poke´mon Go players. You're on the hunt for all 151. Some are easy, others are super hard and elusive. Mini Hacks for Poke´mon GO Players: Catching focuses on strategies to help build your Poke´mon collection. Includes tips and techniques on: Ball tossing|how to perfect the curve ; What type of Poke´ Balls you need for specific monsters ; How to most effectively use Razz Berries ; Where you are most likely to find and capture specific types ; The scoop on Lures and Incens

Dec 4, 2016

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