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Circle / Jeannie Baker.
Circle /  Jeannie Baker.
Each year, bar-tailed godwits undertake the longest unbroken migration of any bird, flying from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to Australia and New Zealand and back again. They follow invisible pathways--pathways that have been followed for thousands of years--while braving hunger and treacherous conditions to reach their destination. In Circle, Jeannie Baker follows the godwit's incredible flight, taking us over awe-inspiring scenes as the birds spread their wings above such beautiful landmarks as the Great Barrier Reef and China's breathtaking cityscapes.


A storm too soon : a true storm rescue / Michael Tougia.
A storm too soon : a true storm rescue / Michael Tougia.
When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a calamitous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive afloat a life raft in violent waves 80 feet tall--Provided by publisher.


Where is the Amazon? / by Sarah Fabiny ; illustrated by Daniel Colón.
Where is the Amazon? /  by Sarah Fabiny ; illustrated by Daniel Colón.
Without risking life or limb, readers can explore the wonders and beauty of the Amazon in this Where Is ...? title. Human beings have inhabited the banks of the Amazon River since 13,000 BC and yet they make up just a small percentage of the 'population' of this geographic wonderland. The Amazon River basin teems with life--animal and plant alike. It's a rainforest that is home to an estimated 390 billion individual trees, 2.5 million species of insects, and hundreds of amazing creatures and plants that can either cure diseases, or, like the poison dart frog, kill with a single touch. Where Is the Amazon? reveals the amazing scale of a single rainforest that we are still trying to understand today and that, in many ways, supports our existence on this planet--


Where is Alcatraz? / by Nico Medina ; illustrated by David Groff.
Where is Alcatraz? /  by Nico Medina ; illustrated by David Groff.
Escape from the ordinary and break into Alcatraz, America's most famous prison! The island of Alcatraz has always been a place that's fascinated visitors, from the Native American tribes who believed it was home to evil spirits to the Spanish explorers who discovered the island. In modern times, it was a federal prison for only 29 years, but now draws over a million visitors each year. Learn the history of America's most famous prison, from its initial construction as a fort in the 1800s, to its most famous residents such as Al Capone and 'Machine Gun' Kelly. Where Is Alcatraz? also chronicles some of the most exciting escape attempts--even one that involved chipping through stone with spoons and constructing rafts out of raincoats!--


Animal Atlas / text by James Buckley, Jr., maps by Aaron Meshon.
Animal Atlas /  text by James Buckley, Jr., maps by Aaron Meshon.
Animal Planet's definitive atlas of animal life takes readers on a continent-by-continent and habitat-by-habitat passport to adventure! Meet fierce snow leopards in the Tibetan mountains, giant helicopter damselflies in the rain forests of Central America, majestic eagles in the temperate forests of North America, and hundreds more fascinating creatures. What is a habitat? How is the North Pole's animal life different from the South Pole's? How and why do animals adapt to their environment? Is a food web different from a food chain? Animal Planet Animal Atlas answers all these questions and more in a kid-friendly, accessible format that young readers, parents, teachers, and librarians will adore.


The T. Rex handbook / Brian Switek ; illustrated by Julius Csotonyi.
The T. Rex handbook /  Brian Switek ; illustrated by Julius Csotonyi.
Provides facts about the anatomy and behavior of Tyrannosaurus rex and includes information about the time period in which this dinosaur lived.


Classic warships / Peter Mavrikis.
Classic warships /  Peter Mavrikis.
Describes ten wooden and early ironclad warships, from the 1514 Henry Grace ©¡ Dieu to the 1862 CSS Alabama, including American, French, and Spanish vessels, and discusses their technological innovations, military use, and inner structure.


Modern military aircraft / Aaron R. Murray.
Modern military aircraft /  Aaron R. Murray.
Describes ten contemporary military airplanes, from the Mirage F1 to the F35 Lightning II, including American, European, and Soviet aircraft, and discusses their technological innovations, military use, and inner structure.


Cultural Traditions in South Korea / Lisa Dalrymple.
Cultural Traditions in South Korea /  Lisa Dalrymple.
Looks at religious, historical, and cultural traditions that occur in South Korea.


13 skyscrapers children should know / Brad Finger.
13 skyscrapers children should know /  Brad Finger.


Boy dumplings : a tasty Chinese tale / by Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by James Yamaski.
Boy dumplings : a tasty Chinese tale / by Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by James Yamaski.
When a hungry ghost threatens to gobble up a plump little boy, the boy tricks the ghost by convincing him to prepare an elaborate recipe first. Includes a cultural note on the Ghost Festival and a recipe for dumplings.


Native athletes in action / Vincent Schilling.
Native athletes in action /  Vincent Schilling.


The story of chopsticks / by Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by Yongsheng Xuan.
The story of chopsticks /  by Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by Yongsheng Xuan.
When Kùai cannot get enough to eat, he begins using sticks to grab food too hot for the hands, and soon all of China uses Kùai zi, or chopsticks. Includes a cultural note and a recipe for rice pudding.


The story of kites / by Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by Yongsheng Xuan.
The story of kites /  by Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by Yongsheng Xuan.
Long ago in China, three brothers become tired of chasing birds from their family's rice fields and experiment with ways to make the job easier. Includes a historical note and instructions for making and flying a kite.


The story of noodles / by Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by Yongsheng Xuan.
The story of noodles /  by Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by Yongsheng Xuan.
Left alone to prepare their family's prize-winning dumplings for the annual cooking contest, the young Kang boys accidentally invent a new dish, mian tiao, or noodles. Includes a cultural note and a recipe for long life noodles.


The story of paper / by Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by Yongsheng Xuan.
The story of paper /  by Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by Yongsheng Xuan.
After the Kang brothers get in trouble at school, they devise a way to make paper, which will make things easier for both their teacher and themselves. Includes a historical note and a recipe for home-made paper.


What Degas saw / Samantha Friedman, Cristina Pieropan ; with reproductions of works by Edgar Degas.
What Degas saw /  Samantha Friedman, Cristina Pieropan ; with reproductions of works by Edgar Degas.
With evocative color illustrations by Cristina Pieropan and reproductions of seven works by Degas, 'What Degas saw' encourages young readers and artists to carefully observe their own surroundings.--Inside front flap of dust jacket.


Weird but true sports : 300 wacky facts about awesome athletics.
Weird but true sports : 300 wacky facts about awesome athletics.
Everything has its weird side -- even sports! Add wacky stats, facts, and stories to your arsenal of spots trivia with this new addition to the very popular Weird but True series! With the Olympics on the way, discover tons more zany fun, focused totally on the subject of sports!


Guts & glory : World War II / Ben Thompson ; illustrations by C.M. Butzer.
Guts & glory : World War II / Ben Thompson ; illustrations by C.M. Butzer.
From massive aerial battles that clouded the skies with planes to deathly secret operations deep behind enemy lines, the events of World War II are some of the most awe-inspiring of all time. Discover legendary commanders, tremendous fights, elite soldiers, and courageous individuals whose deeds truly made the difference in this jaw-dropping guide to the biggest war the world has ever seen.


Can you canoe? : and other adventure songs / The Okee Dokee Brothers ; illustrations by Brandon Reese.
Can you canoe? : and other adventure songs / The Okee Dokee Brothers ; illustrations by Brandon Reese.
Can you canoe? invites you to journey cross-country with The Okee Dokee Brothers through twelve of their irresistible, boot-stompin' tunes... As you listen to the songs and follow along with the illustrated lyrics in this collection, you might even be inspired to head out on some outdoor adventures of your own!--Back cover.


Did you know? : animals / Derek Harvey.
Did you know? : animals / Derek Harvey.
Presents random facts about animals around the world, including why tigers have stripes, how chameleons change color, and if flying fish can really fly.


Ocean animals : who's who in the deep blue / by Johnna Rizzo ; with an introduction by Sylvia Earle.
Ocean animals : who's who in the deep blue / by Johnna Rizzo ; with an introduction by Sylvia Earle.
Swim with sharks! Dive with dolphins! Stroll the beach with penguins! Young readers will joyfully immerse themselves in this awesome adventure at sea, in which stunning National Geographic photos reveal hidden worlds of action and beauty. We meet 30 favorite sea creatures and explore their watery homes: playful dolphins, mysterious sharks, graceful sea turtles, waddling penguins, and dozens of others. Kids will marvel at speedy swimmers on the hunt, and smile at cuddly scenes of animal families. To give background on the attention-grabbing photographs, each page is sprinkled with fun facts and layered with information about ocean wildlife and environments. Age-appropriate text tells each animal's story in language that's accurate, lively, and non-intimidating. National Geographic maps encourage kids to learn about the geography of land and sea. Conservation tips help readers of all ages understand how we can be kind to the oceans. At home in the classroom and on the family bookshelf, is a trove of thrilling sights and discoveries. Timed to coordinate with the release of Disney's much-anticipated movie on Earth Day 2010, this exciting book taps into and encourages new awareness about the world's marine environments.


Time for kids almanac 2017.
Time for kids almanac 2017.
A comprehensive reference includes the latest information on world statistics, famous people, space, history, geography, presidents, sports statistics, and inventions.


If you are a Kaka, you eat doo-doo : and other poop tales from nature / by Sara Martel ; illustrated by Sara Lynn Cramb.
If you are a Kaka, you eat doo-doo : and other poop tales from nature / by Sara Martel ; illustrated by Sara Lynn Cramb.
This illustrated picturebook explores the many ways in which birds, lizards, sloths, insects, wombats, and other animals use poop--their own or that of other animals. Brief, illustrated sidebars offer additional natural history details about the animals pictured, and the book's backmatter includes a glossary, ranges and Latin names of all the animals in the book, and an appendix exploring possible uses for human poop--including jet fuel.--


Dwarf nose / Wilhelm Hauff ; illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell.
Dwarf nose /  Wilhelm Hauff ; illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell.
After unwisely insulting a disagreeable old woman in the market, Jacob is persuaded to help carry her purchases home and unknowingly falls under a spell that lasts seven years and drastically changes his appearance.


The complete Grimm's fairy tales / introd. by Padraic Colum ; folkloristic commentary by Joseph Campbell ; 212 ill. by Josef Scharl.
The complete Grimm's fairy tales /  introd. by Padraic Colum ; folkloristic commentary by Joseph Campbell ; 212 ill. by Josef Scharl.
210 traditional tales with accompanying explanatory and historical material.


Fairy houses all year : a four-season handbook / Liza Gardner Walsh ; photographs by Amy Wilton.
Fairy houses all year : a four-season handbook / Liza Gardner Walsh ; photographs by Amy Wilton.


Indian boyhood : the true story of a Sioux upbringing / by Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa) ; edited and adapted by Michael Oren Fitzgerald ; illustrated by Heidi M. Rasch ; foreword by Charles Trimble.
Indian boyhood : the true story of a Sioux upbringing / by Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa) ; edited and adapted by Michael Oren Fitzgerald ; illustrated by Heidi M. Rasch ; foreword by Charles Trimble.


Mapping the heavens : the radical scientific ideas that reveal the cosmos / Priyamvada Natarajan.
Mapping the heavens : the radical scientific ideas that reveal the cosmos / Priyamvada Natarajan.
For all curious readers, a lively introduction to radical ideas and discoveries that are transforming our knowledge of the universe. --Publisher


Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot / by Margot Theis Raven.
Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot /  by Margot Theis Raven.
The true story of a young German girl, Mercedes Simon, and of the American pilot, Gail Halvorsen, who shared hope and joy with the children of West Berlin by dropping candy-filled parachutes during the Airlift.


Bullying is a pain in the brain / written by Trevor Romain ; illustrated by Steve Mark.
Bullying is a pain in the brain /  written by Trevor Romain ; illustrated by Steve Mark.
Practical suggestions to teach kids bullying prevention strategies, presented in a humorous style. This book also includes a special section with information for parents and teachers, and a list of bullying prevention resources--~No one wants to be picked on, pushed around, threatened, or teased. With practical suggestions and humor, kids will learn to stop bullying in its tracks. Refreshed to reflect the latest research, this updated classic reassures kids that it's not their fault if they are bullied and describes realistic ways to become Bully-Proof. It shows how bystanders can stand up for others and how to get help in dangerous situations. Even kids who bully will find ideas they can use to get along with others and feel good about themselves--without making other people miserable--


Super simple sewing for kids / Rosa M. Curto.
Super simple sewing for kids /  Rosa M. Curto.


The airport book / by Lisa Brown.
The airport book /  by Lisa Brown.
An exploratory journey through the airport.--


Sleepover party.
Sleepover party.


Real or fake? : far-out fibs, fishy facts, and phony photos to test for the truth / Emily Krieger ; illustrations by Tom Nick Cocotos.
Real or fake? : far-out fibs, fishy facts, and phony photos to test for the truth / Emily Krieger ; illustrations by Tom Nick Cocotos.
Offers suspicious stories, fishy facts, and dubious lists, encouraging readers to determine which facts are true and which are false.


125 wacky roadside attractions : see all the weird, wonderful, and downright bizarre landmarks from around the world!.
125 wacky roadside attractions : see all the weird, wonderful, and downright bizarre landmarks from around the world!.
Going on a road trip? See the silly side of travel as you explore the wackiest landmarks from around the world--a place where you can walk in real dinosaur tracks, a hotel where you sleep in an igloo, a crazy beard festival, a UFO museum, and so much more. You won't believe our world is full of so many bizarre and wonderful places!


Big book of why / by: Mark Shulman and K.C. Kelley.
Big book of why /  by: Mark Shulman and K.C. Kelley.
The TIME For Kids' Big Book of Questions series is newly revised with updated information, photos, illustrations, and graphics to answer over 250 intriguing questions in popular subject areas: Animals, Space, History, Science, Technology, Sports and more--


Discovering sharks / Donna Potter Parham ; illustrated by Julius Csotonyi.
Discovering sharks /  Donna Potter Parham ; illustrated by Julius Csotonyi.
Learn about more than 50 different kinds of sharks.


Master-mind : over 100 games, tests, and puzzles to unleash your inner genuis / Stephanie Warren Drimmer ; with puzzles by Julie K. Cohen.
Master-mind : over 100 games, tests, and puzzles to unleash your inner genuis / Stephanie Warren Drimmer ; with puzzles by Julie K. Cohen.
An introduction to the human brain uses quizzes, trivia, and puzzles to explore the different functions of the brain, how to improve brain power, and why each brain is unique.


National geographic kids almanac 2017.
National geographic kids almanac 2017.


The rock & gem book : ...and other treasures of the natural world / written by Dan Green.
The rock & gem book : ...and other treasures of the natural world / written by Dan Green.
The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-color specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, the Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally occurring marvels and the beautiful objects created from them.


What is the Declaration of Independence? / by Michael C. Harris ; illustrated by Jerry Hoare.
What is the Declaration of Independence? /  by Michael C. Harris ; illustrated by Jerry Hoare.
Step back in time to the birth of America and meet the real-life rebels who made this country free! On a hot summer day near Philadelphia in 1776, Thomas Jefferson sat at his desk and wrote furiously until early the next morning. He was drafting the Declaration of Independence, a document that would sever this country's ties with Britain and announce a new nation--The United States of America. Colonists were willing to risk their lives for freedom, and the Declaration of Independence made that official. Discover the true story of one of the most radical and uplifting documents in history and follow the action that fueled the Revolutionary War--


What were the Twin Towers? / by Jim O'Connor ; illustrated by Ted Hammond.
What were the Twin Towers? /  by Jim O'Connor ; illustrated by Ted Hammond.
Discover the true story of the Twin Towers--how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed. When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1,368 feet, they clocked in as the tallest buildings in the world and changed the New York City skyline dramatically. Offices and corporations moved into the towers--also known as the World Trade Center--and the buildings were seen as the economic hub of the world. But on September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack toppled the towers and changed our nation forever. Discover the whole story of the Twin Towers--from their ambitious construction to their tragic end.--


Gymnastics / by Allan Morey.
Gymnastics /  by Allan Morey.
Presents information about gymnastics in the Olympics, including different kinds of gymnastic events, well-known gymnasts such as Gabrielle Douglas, and how gymnastics in the Olympics works today--


Jurassic World dinosaur field guide / by Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. and Dr. Michael Brett-Surman ; illustrated by Robert Walters.
Jurassic World dinosaur field guide /  by Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. and Dr. Michael Brett-Surman ; illustrated by Robert Walters.
Profiles one hundred dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, and includes information on dinosaur digs, places to see fossils in the field, and the best museums to see dinosaur remains.--~Tour the age of dinosaurs with this colorful, authoritative, easy-to-read field guide. --


Combat sports / by Matt Doeden.
Combat sports /  by Matt Doeden.
Presents information about the rules and types of combat sports in the Olympics, including wrestling, boxing, tae kwon do, judo, and fencing--


Swimming and diving / by Allan Morey.
Swimming and diving /  by Allan Morey.
Presents information about swimming and diving in the Olympics including different types of swimming strokes, different diving events, and synchronized swimming--


Track and field / by Matt Doeden.
Presents information about track and field in the Olympics including events such as relays, hurdles, pole vault, javelin throw, and shot put--


Volleyball / by Matt Doeden.
Volleyball /  by Matt Doeden.
Presents information about volleyball in the Olympics including rules for playing, and overview of indoor and beach volleyball, and well-known players such as Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings--


Basketball / by Allan Morey.
Basketball /  by Allan Morey.
Presents information about basketball in the Olympics, including the history of basketball, how it became an Olympic sport, and well-known players, such as the United States' 1992 Dream Team--


Kids' nuttiest jokes / Mike Benny ; illustrated by Sanford Hoffman.
Kids' nuttiest jokes /  Mike Benny ; illustrated by Sanford Hoffman.
Illustrated riddles and jokes with plays on words. Did you hear the one about the artist with a poor memory? He kept drawing a blank. Or the kid who didn't like school? It was the principal of the thing. Want to know what you call a deer with no eyes? No eye-deer. You'll go nuts over every one of these hysterical puns, wacky wordplays, and riotous riddles. And the crazy and clever drawings make each joke even funnier. What kind of lotion do monsters wear at the beach? Sunscream! How did the comedian like his eggs? Funny side up. Why did the three pigs leave home? Their father was a boar.


A pebble for your pocket / Thich Nhat Hanh.
A pebble for your pocket /  Thich Nhat Hanh.
Introduces the basic principles of Buddhism, and includes Buddhist practices that children can do by themselves or with others.


Under the rose apple tree / by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Under the rose apple tree /  by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Presents teachings, stories, and practices that are meant to help the young reader touch the Buddha inside.


Gross jokes / with Glen Singleton.


The Trojan War and the adventures of Odysseus / Padraic Colum ; illustrated by Barry Moser ; afterword by Peter Glassman.
The Trojan War and the adventures of Odysseus /  Padraic Colum ; illustrated by Barry Moser ; afterword by Peter Glassman.
A retelling of the events of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus based on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.


The rainbow people / Laurence Yep ; illustrated by David Wiesner.
A collection of twenty Chinese folk tales that were passed on by word of mouth for generations, as told by some oldtimers newly settled in the United States.


The story of the orchestra : listen while you learn about the instruments, the music, and the composers who wrote the music / Robert Levine ; illustrated by Meredith Hamilton.
The story of the orchestra : listen while you learn about the instruments, the music, and the composers who wrote the music / Robert Levine ; illustrated by Meredith Hamilton.
Describes the orchestra and includes information on composers, instruments, and the conductor.


 

 

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