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Boa constrictors - prey-crushing reptiles by Hirsch, Rebecca E., author.

Boa constrictors - prey-crushing reptiles

"Boa constrictors are known as huge meat-eating reptiles. But how are they similar to and different from other reptiles, such as turtles or lizards? Read this book to find out"--

Feb 9, 2016
Bodie - the town that belongs to ghosts by Blake, Kevin, 1978-

Bodie - the town that belongs to ghosts

Explains the history of Bodie, California which began as a Gold Rush boomtown and became a cursed ghost town.

Feb 9, 2016
Book by Agard, John, 1949- author.

Book

Books contain countless tales but what if Book told its own story? From clay tablets to e-readers, here is a quirky, kid-friendly look at the book.

Feb 4, 2016
Bounce back - how to be a resilient kid by Moss, Wendy (Wendy L.)

Bounce back - how to be a resilient kid

Some people seem to just automatically bounce back from tough times. But the truth is that resilience is not something you are born with--it must be learned. Resilience isn't just about being tough in the face of adversity, but rather learning to make connections with others, move toward goals, maintain a positive view, and accept that change is part of life. Bounce Back will help you find your bounce using quizzes, advice, and practical strategies to build up resiliency skills.

Feb 6, 2016
Brazilian foods & culture by Ferro, Jennifer, 1968-

Brazilian foods & culture

Discusses some of the foods enjoyed in Brazil and describes special foods that are part of such specific celebrations as Carnival, Iemanja´, and Saint John's Day. Includes recipes.

Feb 9, 2016
Breakthrough! - how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever by Murphy, Jim, 1947- author.

Breakthrough! - how three people saved "blue babies" and changed medicine forever

In 1944, a groundbreaking operation repaired the congenital heart defect known as blue baby syndrome. The operation's success brought the surgeon Alfred Blalock international fame and paved the way for open-heart surgery. But the technique had been developed by Vivien Thomas, Blalock's African American lab assistant, who stood behind Blalock in the operating room to give him step-by-step instructions. The stories of this medical and social breakthrough and the lives of Thomas, Blalock, and their

Feb 9, 2016
Bridges by Pettiford, Rebecca, author.

Bridges

"Carefully leveled text and engaging full-color photos introduce early fluent readers to the world's most amazing bridges while explaining the engineering behind their creation. Includes activity, glossary, and index."

Feb 7, 2016
Cabinet of curiosities - collecting and understanding the wonders of the natural world by Grice, Gordon (Gordon D.)

Cabinet of curiosities - collecting and understanding the wonders of the natural world

A treasury of fun facts about the natural world traces the history of "wonder cabinets" to teach curious kids about different types of collectibles, their reflection of science and history, and how to obtain and preserve them.

Feb 9, 2016
California condors - wide-winged soaring birds by Waxman, Laura Hamilton, author.

California condors - wide-winged soaring birds

Feb 9, 2016
Can we protect people from natural disasters? by Chambers, Catherine, 1954-

Can we protect people from natural disasters?

Provided by publisher.

Feb 9, 2016
Carl Linnaeus - genius of classification by Anderson, Margaret J. (Margaret Jean), 1931-

Carl Linnaeus - genius of classification

Recounts the life and accomplishments of the eighteenth-century Swedish botanist, who established the modern system of classifying plants and animals.

Feb 6, 2016
Carmelo Anthony by Jackson, Aurelia.

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony is one of the biggest stars in the NBA. A six-time NBA All-Star, Carmelos time in the league has been a dream-come-true. From playing with the Knicks in Madison Square Garden to playing on the U.S. Olympic team, Carmelo has proven that he's at the top of the basketball world.

Feb 9, 2016
Carrots like peas by Eliot, Hannah, author.

Carrots like peas

Find out tons of cool facts about fruits, veggies, popcorn, cotton candy, and other moutwatering things.

Feb 6, 2016
Cats by Murray, Julie, 1969- author.

Cats

Offers a simple introduction to cats and how to care for them as pets.

Feb 9, 2016
Celebrating weddings around the world by Ganeri, Anita, 1961-

Celebrating weddings around the world

Looks at marriage customs and traditions that are celebrated around the world, including a Shinto wedding, a Sikh wedding, and a South Korean mass ceremony, and the unusual places in which people have gotten married.

Feb 7, 2016
Chicago Blackhawks by Butler, Erin, author.

Chicago Blackhawks

Introduces readers to the Chicago Blackhawks - one of the six original hockey teams in the National Hockey League.

Feb 9, 2016
China by Markovics, Joyce L.

China

Huge. Colorful. Ancient. Welcome to China! Look inside to learn about the land, cities, food, holidays, and wildlife of this incredible country."--

Feb 9, 2016
China by Perritano, John.

China

Feb 6, 2016
Chinese food by Gilbert, Sara, author.

Chinese food

"An elementary introduction to the relationship between cooking and Chinese culture, the effect of local agriculture on the diets of different regions, common tools such as woks, and recipe instructions"--

Feb 9, 2016
Cincinnati Reds by Gitlin, Marty.

Cincinnati Reds

Feb 9, 2016