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Pope Francis - Catholic spiritual leader by Woll, Kris, author.

Pope Francis - Catholic spiritual leader

"Recognize the name Jorge Mario Bergoglio? He loves soccer and dancing the tango. He is also the pope of the largest religion in the world. He is Pope Francis. Learn about the pope's past, why people admire him, and what he may do for the Catholic Church in the future."--Publisher's website.

Jul 4, 2015
Power up! - a visual exploration of energy by Paleja, S. N., author.

Power up! - a visual exploration of energy

Examines the various types of energy that provide power for the world and their impact on the environment, and suggests ways to conserve energy and to switch to more renewable types.

Jul 4, 2015
Prehistoric predators by Switek, Brian, author.

Prehistoric predators

Jul 4, 2015
Printing & other amazing techniques by Franklin, Carolyn, 1956-

Printing & other amazing techniques

"Art doodling stimulates creativity and develops drawing skills. Discover the added enjoyment of combining patterns with other artistic techniques. Step-by-step guides lead you through from rough to finished artwork. Learn how to use simple printing processes to produce incredible images. Packed with ideas and designs that show how easily artwork can be created."--Back cover.

Jul 1, 2015
Pulling back the curtain on magic by Higginson, Sheila Sweeny, 1966- author.

Pulling back the curtain on magic

"Did you know that every time a magician uses sleight of hand, he is secretly tracking your eye movements at the same time? How does a magician make a dove appear out of thin air? Amaze your friends with the secrets you learn in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read!"--Provided by publisher.

Jul 4, 2015
Queen of the diamond - the Lizzie Murphy story by McCully, Emily Arnold, author, illustrator.

Queen of the diamond - the Lizzie Murphy story

"A picture book biography about Lizzie Murphy, the first woman to play in a major league exhibition game and the first person to play on both the New England and American leagues' all-star teams"--

Jul 4, 2015
Raindrops roll by Sayre, April Pulley, author.

Raindrops roll

"In her latest gorgeously photo-illustrated nonfiction picture book, celebrated author April Pulley Sayre sheds new light on the wonders of rain, from the beauty of a raindrop balanced on a leaf to the amazing, never-ending water cycle that keeps our planet in perfect ecological balance."--

Jul 3, 2015
Red Cloud's War - Brave Eagle's account of the Fetterman Fight - December 21, 1866 by Goble, Paul.

Red Cloud's War - Brave Eagle's account of the Fetterman Fight - December 21, 1866

Describes the defeat of the Civil War veteran Captain Fetterman against the Lakota chief Red Cloud in 1866 and the peace truce which gave the Lakota Indians control over the Bozeman Trail in Wyoming, as told through the eyes of a fictional character, Brave Eagle.

Jul 4, 2015
Remember my name - my story, from first pitch to game changer by Davis, Mo'Ne, author.

Remember my name - my story, from first pitch to game changer

Mo'ne's story is one of determination, hard work, and an incredible fastball. Mo'ne is a multisport athlete who also plays basketball and soccer and is an honor-roll student at her school in Philadelphia.

Jul 4, 2015
Rescue and shelter cats by Summers, Alex.

Rescue and shelter cats

"Adopting a cat from a rescue or shelter helps save the life of an unwanted, abandoned, or neglected animal. Learn all the factual information on this worldwide problem." --

Jul 1, 2015
Rocket science by Lock, Deborah, author.

Rocket science

Looks at the science behind rockets and rocketry, with experiments to try at home that demonstrate the principles involved.

Jul 4, 2015
Ruby for Kids for Dummies by Dittrich, James/ Walls, Brian

Ruby for Kids for Dummies

Jul 4, 2015
Sacajawea by Krull, Kathleen, author.


"Sacajawea was only sixteen when she made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history. She traveled over four thousand miles by foot, canoe, and horse-all while carrying a baby on her back! Without her, the Lewis and Clark expedition might have failed. Two hundred years later, we still can see how her unique journey demonstrated the strength and value of women"--

Jul 4, 2015
Scarlett the cat to the rescue - fire hero by Loewen, Nancy, 1964-

Scarlett the cat to the rescue - fire hero

"Simple text and full-color illustrations describe the true story of Scarlett, the stray cat that famously saved her kittens from a Brooklyn garage fire"--

Jul 4, 2015
Shailene Woodley by Sjonger, Rebecca.

Shailene Woodley

Jul 4, 2015
Sharks and other predators by Osborne, Mary Pope, author.

Sharks and other predators

"When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #53: 'Shadow of the Shark,' they had lots of questions. How many teeth do sharks have? What is their favorite food? What are some other top predators? How do they keep life in balance? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about sharks and other predators"--

Jul 4, 2015
Skateboarding by Hamilton, John, 1959- author.


Introduces the sport of skateboarding, including its history, the parts of a skateboard, safety gear, and different types of skateboarding, including street, downhill, and vert.

Jul 4, 2015
Small wonders - Jean-Henri Fabre & his world of insects by Smith, Matthew Clark, 1982- author.

Small wonders - Jean-Henri Fabre & his world of insects

"Meet Jean-Henri Fabre, one of the most important naturalists of all time, whose own life was as unusual as the lives of the creatures he studied"--Front jacket flap.

Jul 4, 2015
Smokejumper by Mara, Wil.


Jul 4, 2015
Sonia Sotomayor by Krull, Kathleen, author.

Sonia Sotomayor

"Sonia Sotomayor's path, from growing up in the projects to success in Ivy League universities to her rise in the legal profession is a true testament to the American dream. She broke the rules women were supposed to follow in her life and career, ultimately becoming the first Latino justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, and the third woman to serve the Court"--

Jul 4, 2015