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1,000 facts about the White House by Flynn, Sarah Wassner, author. 1,000 facts about the White House

Welcome to the White House! Go behind the scenes to get a 360-degree view of America s most famous president s residence, from how it was built in 1792 and the fire of 1812, to today's state dinners, celebrations, celebrity pets, and more.

Oct 11, 2017
3D printing projects by Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (COR) 3D printing projects

Provides instructions for creating models and objects using a 3D printer, from a pencil holder to a picture frame.

Oct 12, 2017
42 is not just a number - the odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American hero by Rappaport, Doreen, author. 42 is not just a number - the odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American hero

Presents the life and accomplishments of the baseball legend, exploring how he broke the color barrier and overcame significant discrimination to play professional baseball.

Oct 11, 2017
50 things you should know about the Civil War by Wright, John D., 1938- author. 50 things you should know about the Civil War

In 1860, the North and the South of the United States were very different societies. The North had abolished slavery in the early 19th century, while the South still relied on slaves to work on its farms and plantations. The first chapter will set the scene, showing how simmering tensions over the right to keep slaves in the new states that were being founded as the country pushed westwards eventually erupted into war following the election of the pro-abolition president, Abraham Lincoln. The mi

Oct 16, 2017
50 things you should know about the Vikings by Parker, Philip, 1965- author. 50 things you should know about the Vikings

Known for their vicious raids, love of treasure, and fearsome warriors, the Vikings are remembered as the most feared invaders of the Medieval period. But did you know, they also created a peaceful, well-ordered society full of rich art and culture? 50 Things You Should Know About the Vikings explores every aspect of Viking life, revealing the softer side to these nordic peoples that History forgets. Go beyond the battles and adventures to look at the everyday lives of the Vikings: what they tra

Oct 12, 2017
A fair deal - shopping for social justice by Jones, Kari, 1966- author. A fair deal - shopping for social justice

"This nonfiction book in the Orca Footprints series, illustrated with color photographs throughout, looks at trade from the perspective of making it fair for all people."--

Oct 15, 2017
A Journey Through Transportation - From Hot Lava to a Spy Rocket by Jackson, Tom/ Shepherd, Nick (ILT) A Journey Through Transportation - From Hot Lava to a Spy Rocket

Oct 11, 2017
A journey with Christopher Columbus by Kallen, Stuart A., 1955- A journey with Christopher Columbus

Uses primary source documents to follow Christopher Columbus on his journeys to the New World.

Oct 11, 2017
A journey with Hernán Cortés by Owens, L. L, author. A journey with Hernán Cortés

Uses primary source documents to follow Herna´n Corte´s on his expedition through Mexico.

Oct 11, 2017
A journey with Juan Ponce de León by Waxman, Laura Hamilton, author. A journey with Juan Ponce de León

Chronicles the life and career of Juan Ponce de Le´on, tracing his travels in the Carribbean and his discoveries of Florida and Puerto Rico.

Oct 11, 2017
A journey with Sieur de La Salle by Owens, L. L, author. A journey with Sieur de La Salle

Uses primary source documents to follow Sieur de La Salle on his voyages across the Atlantic Ocean to New France and down the Mississippi River to claim the Louisiana Territory for France.

Oct 11, 2017
A smart girl's guide. Digital world - how to connect, share, play, and keep yourself safe by Anton, Carrie, 1977- author. A smart girl's guide. Digital world - how to connect, share, play, and keep yourself safe

Provides tips and guidance for young girls when navigating their digital worlds, discussing such issues as the ways in which people communicate online, the need for taking breaks from technology, and the importance of online safety.

Oct 14, 2017
Agatha Parrot and the thirteenth chicken by Poskitt, Kjartan, author. Agatha Parrot and the thirteenth chicken

"Agatha Parrot and her friends babysit a flock of newly-hatched chicks for a back-to-school project"--

Oct 12, 2017
Aircraft by Lajiness, Katie, author. Aircraft

Outlines the basic principles of drawing aircraft and adding color, and provides instructions for drawing a blimp, a cargo plane, a helicopter, a passenger plane, and a fighter jet.

Oct 11, 2017
Albrecht Dürer by Raboff, Ernest Lloyd, author. Albrecht Dürer

A brief biography of German painter and printmaker, Albrecht Du¨rer (1471-1528); accompanies fifteen color reproductions and critical interpretations of his works. The writing is in a large print format and the author offers us a brief biographical sketch and tells the significance of each of the works included in an engaging manner.

Oct 11, 2017
All about robots by Amstutz, Lisa J, author. All about robots

Explores the fascinating world of robots, including where robots can be used, the pros and cons of using robots, and how they work.

Oct 12, 2017
Alligators by Gish, Melissa, author. Alligators

"A countdown of five of the most dangerous alligator encounters provides thrills as readers learn about the biological, social, and hunting characteristics of these swamp-dwelling predators"--

Oct 11, 2017
Amelia Earhart - pioneering aviator and force for women's rights by Dakers, Diane, author. Amelia Earhart - pioneering aviator and force for women's rights

"As a girl, Amelia Earhart aspired to a future that would take her beyond the family and medical problems of her younger years, as well as the restrictions imposed on her because she was female. Widely celebrated for her long-distance flights, she also set records for altitude and speed, and helped develop passenger airline service. As a writer and magazine editor, Earhart also further advanced the cause of flight and of women in aviation. Her disappearance during a daring around-the-world fligh

Oct 11, 2017
American Gothic - the life of Grant Wood by Wood, Susan, 1965- author. American Gothic - the life of Grant Wood

From humble beginnings sketching Iowa's cornfields and rolling hills as a child, painter Grant Wood (1891-1942) became the father of Regionalism - an artistic movement that celebrated the real-life surroundings of the people. American Gothic is a picture-book biography that explores the birth of the famous painting, the movement that made it possible, and the artist who created it all.

Oct 12, 2017
An eye for color - the story of Josef Albers by Wing, Natasha. An eye for color - the story of Josef Albers

The painter Joseph Albers saw art in simple things. Late in his career, he began painting squares of solid, unmixed color, one within another to study the colors and their interactions.

Oct 11, 2017

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