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From termite den to... office building by Yomtov, Nelson, author.

From termite den to... office building

Takes a look at how innovators of today use the models of termites' dens and living styles to create modern office structures and renewable energy spaces.

Jul 30, 2015
Galloping through history - amazing true horse stories by MacLeod, Elizabeth, author.

Galloping through history - amazing true horse stories

Presents six stories of horses throughout history that have made a lasting impression, from Bucephalus, the warhorse of Alexander the Great, to the modern-day racehorse Seabiscuit.

Jul 30, 2015
Garbage galore by Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author.

Garbage galore

"In this book, young readers will learn why recycling is important, which materials can be reprocessed into new goods, and how improved design can make products easier to recycle."--

Jul 30, 2015
George Washington - the 1st president by Gregory, Josh.

George Washington - the 1st president

A biography of George Washington.

Jul 30, 2015
Get into art. Telling stories by Brooks, Susie.

Get into art. Telling stories

Showcases works of art that tell stories, from the Bayeaux Tapestry to Edward Hopper's "Automat" to Henri Matisse's portrait of Icarus, and provides instructions for creating art projects inspired by these pieces.

Jul 24, 2015
Golden retrievers by Finne, Stephanie, author.

Golden retrievers

Shares information on the dog breed, including what they are like, their average size, and the kind of care they need.

Jul 30, 2015
Goldilocks and the three bears by Alperin, Mara, author.

Goldilocks and the three bears

"When Goldilock sneaks into the three bears' cottage, it seems there's no one home. But the bears soon return from their walk ... Will they catch that naughty little girl?"--p. [4] of cover.

Jul 24, 2015
Goodnight songs - a celebration of the seasons by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952, author.

Goodnight songs - a celebration of the seasons

Twelve seasonal lullabies are illustrated by contemporary artists, including Floyd Cooper, Leo Espinosa, and Dadu Shin.

Jul 30, 2015
Guts & glory - the Vikings by Thompson, Ben, 1980-

Guts & glory - the Vikings

"Ferocious raids, heroic battles, larger-than-life leaders, and courageous explorers that changed the course of human history. From battle-axe-wielding tribes plundering the greatest cities of Europe to powerful kings and queens ruling their dominions with iron fists, the Vikings were some of the most feared and fearless figures in European history. Find the bravest heroes, the most menacing villains, and unbelievably awesome facts and myths inside this action-packed overview that will amaze kid

Jul 24, 2015
Handy health guide to sore throats by Silverstein, Alvin.

Handy health guide to sore throats

"An overview of what causes sore throats and other illnesses such as tonsillitis and strep throat"--

Jul 25, 2015
Harry Potter Und der Stein der Weisen by Rowling, J.K.

Harry Potter Und der Stein der Weisen

Jul 30, 2015
Heather has two mommies by Newman, Lesléa, author.

Heather has two mommies

"Heather's favorite number is two. She has two arms, two legs, and two pets. And she also has two mommies. When Heather goes to school for the first time, someone asks her about her daddy, but Heather doesn't have a daddy. Then something interesting happens. When Heather and her classmates all draw pictures of their families, not one drawing is the same. It doesn't matter who makes up a family, the teacher says, because "the most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love o

Jul 30, 2015
Heather has two mommies by Newman, Lesléa, author.

Heather has two mommies

When Heather goes to playgroup, at first she feels bad because she has two mothers and no father, but then she learns that there are lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.

Jul 28, 2015
Helicopters by Confalone, Nick, author.

Helicopters

"Helicopters are amazing machines! They can take off and land vertically, hover over an area, and even fly forward, backward, and laterally. This new nonfiction 8x8 is full of fascinating facts and photographs of these flying giants"--Provided by publisher.

Jul 30, 2015
Hornbill by Gray, Susan Heinrichs, author.

Hornbill

"Introduces facts about hornbills, including physical features, habitat, life cycle, food, and threats to these rainforest creatures. Photos, captions, and keywords supplement the narrative of this informational text."--

Jul 30, 2015
How Jelly Roll Morton invented jazz by Winter, Jonah, 1962- author.

How Jelly Roll Morton invented jazz

"In this unusual ... picture book that riffs on the language and rhythms of old New Orleans, ... picture book biographer Jonah Winter ... turns his focus to one of America's early jazz heroes"--Amazon.com.

Jul 24, 2015
How to babysit a leopard - and other true stories from our travels across six continents by Lewin, Ted.

How to babysit a leopard - and other true stories from our travels across six continents

"A first person account of two acclaimed author's and illustrator's travels throughout the world"--

Jul 24, 2015
How to read a story by Messner, Kate, author.

How to read a story

"A picture book celebration of the act of exploring--and sharing--a book"--

Jul 30, 2015
How to spy on a shark by Houran, Lori Haskins, author.

How to spy on a shark

"A crew of scientists at sea use a camera-equipped robotic device to track a shark's movements through the water."--

Jul 30, 2015
Hurricane watch by Stewart, Melissa, author.

Hurricane watch

"Winds whip. Waves crash. Rain pours down. A superstorm moves across the ocean and gets closer and closer to land. Hurricane watch! Read and find out how hurricanes form, how scientists track the storms, and what you can do to keep yourself safe if one strikes. With colorful illustrations from Taia Morley and engaging text from Melissa Stewart, Hurricane Watch is a look into a powerful natural disaster."--Provided by publisher.

Jul 24, 2015