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Who are Venus and Serena Williams? by Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author. Who are Venus and Serena Williams?

Describes the lives and careers and the tennis stars and sisters, discussing their Grand Slam wins, Olympic success, trend-setting, and rivalry.

Sep 15, 2017
Who is Pope Francis? by Spinner, Stephanie, author. Who is Pope Francis?

"Jorge Mario Bergoglio, aka Pope Francis, from Argentina, is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, and the first from the Southern Hemisphere. Since being elected pope he has shown a humbler, less formal approach to his office than his predecessors: a warm style that has been referred to as "no frills." His common touch and accessibility, as well as his insistence that the church be more open and welcoming, has quickly endeared him not only to Roman Catholics but to millions of ot

Sep 15, 2017
Who was Andrew Jackson? by Yacka, Douglas, author. Who was Andrew Jackson?

Presents a biography of the hero of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 who became the seventh President of the United States.

Sep 15, 2017
Wild winter creatures! by Kratt, Martin, author. Wild winter creatures!

PBS's successful animated show Wild Kratts joins the adventures of zoologists Chris and Martin Kratt as they travel to animal habitats around the globe. Along the way, they encounter incredible creatures while combining science education with fun. Boys and girls 4 to 6 will love learning to read as the Kratts investigate the different ways in which certain creatures live and survive in cold climates in this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader. Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short se

Sep 20, 2017
Witches' brew and other horrifying party foods by Vega, Ali, author. Witches' brew and other horrifying party foods

"It's wiggling, it's bubbling ... it's party food! Readers will love creating the variety of yucky yet yummy party foods that are featured in this cookbook. Do you dare take a bite?"--

Sep 15, 2017
Writing radar - using your journal to snoop out and craft great stories by Gantos, Jack, author, illustrator. Writing radar - using your journal to snoop out and craft great stories

"Bursting with practical tips and tricks, such as creating actual story-finding maps of your neighborhood, this book will help you build confidence and establish good writing habits as you learn to use a journal to snoop out plots full of action and emotion about yourself, your family, your friends, your neighbors, and your pets. As Jack shows you hot to shape your rough ideas, organize plots, and polish drafts to shiny perfection, he also shares his own missteps - and ultimate success - as a wo

Sep 15, 2017
Zigzag zooborns! - zoo baby colors and patterns by Bleiman, Andrew, author. Zigzag zooborns! - zoo baby colors and patterns

"Get to know a whole new herd of zoo babies in this darling picture book about colors and patterns from the creators of Calling all animal enthusiasts! It's time to learn about colors and patterns with a crew of irresistible zoo babies. Featuring adorable animal photos, a zippy text, and a fact-filled glossary, this just might be the cutest concept book ever to hit the shelves!"--

Sep 16, 2017
Zoo scientists to the rescue by Newman, Patricia, 1958- author. Zoo scientists to the rescue

"Go behind the scenes and discover how scientists at three US zoos are helping wild and captive orangutans, black-footed ferrets, and black rhinoceroses."--

Sep 15, 2017