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Torpedoed! : a World War II story of a sinking passenger ship and two children's survival at sea / Cheryl Mullenbach.

Torpedoed! : a World War II story of a sinking passenger ship and two children's survival at sea / Cheryl Mullenbach.
Recreates the events surrounding the attack by a German U-boat on the Athenia in 1939 through firsthand accounts and interviews with survivors.


Journal sparks : fire up your creativity with spontaneous art, wild writing, and inventive thinking / Emily K. Neuburger.

Journal sparks : fire up your creativity with spontaneous art, wild writing, and inventive thinking / Emily K. Neuburger.


It's a fungus among us : the good, the bad & the downright scary / Carla Billups & Dawn Cusick.

It's a fungus among us : the good, the bad & the downright scary / Carla Billups & Dawn Cusick.
Provides an introduction to the many varieties of fungi that exist and describes the good uses for the oganisms as well as the problems that fungi can cause.


The great penguin rescue : saving the African penguins / by Sandra Markle.

The great penguin rescue : saving the African penguins / by Sandra Markle.
The African Penguin population is critically low, due to various factors including climate change. Scientists and volunteers with a South African organization are helping to rescue these endangered birds by rearing abandoned chicks.--


The Loch Ness monster / by Erin Peabody ; illustrated by Victor Rivas.

The Loch Ness monster /  by Erin Peabody ; illustrated by Victor Rivas.
This new nonfiction series looks at creatures and monsters throughout history and analyzes them through a scientific, mythbusting lens, debating whether or not the sightings and evidence provided are adequate proof of their existence. In The Loch Ness Monster, readers learn about all the sightings and proof of it, from the famous photograph to the huge footprints found by the Loch (both hoaxes!). It also discusses other history about the monster, such as how Nessie became a major figure in popular culture, and other mythical beings that came from Scotland. Complete with engaging anecdotes, interesting sidebars, and fantastic illustrations, kids won't want to put this book down!--


The Paladin's handbook : official guidebook of Voltron legendary defender / [by R.J. Cregg.]

The Paladin's handbook : official guidebook of Voltron legendary defender / [by R.J. Cregg.]
Learn all about what it takes to be a Paladin of Voltron in this epic guide to the hit Netflix series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender!--Back cover.


Girls who code : learn to code and change the world / Reshma Saujani ; illustrator: Andrea Tsurumi ; writing partner: Sarah Hutt ; technical advisor: Jeff Stern ; editor: Kendra Levin ; art director: Kate Renner.

Girls who code : learn to code and change the world / Reshma Saujani ; illustrator: Andrea Tsurumi ; writing partner: Sarah Hutt ; technical advisor: Jeff Stern ; editor: Kendra Levin ; art director: Kate Renner.
Introduces the relevance of coding and shares down-to-earth explanations about coding principles and real-life stories of women programmers who work at such places as Pixar and NASA.


What is rock and roll? / by Jim O'Connor ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland.

What is rock and roll? /  by Jim O'Connor ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland.
Looks at the history of rock music, its different styles, and its impact on a generation.


A smart girl's guide. how to connect, share, play, and keep yourself safe / by Carrie Anton ; illustrated by Stevie Lewis.

A smart girl's guide. how to connect, share, play, and keep yourself safe / by Carrie Anton ; illustrated by Stevie Lewis.


Guy stuff : the body book for boys / by Dr. Cara Natterson ; illustrated by Micah Player.

Guy stuff : the body book for boys / by Dr. Cara Natterson ; illustrated by Micah Player.


Your happiest you : the care & keeping of your mind and spirit / by Judy Woodburn ; illustrated by Josée Masse ; Jane Annunziata, PsyD, and Lori Gustafson, MS, consultants.

Your happiest you : the care & keeping of your mind and spirit / by Judy Woodburn ; illustrated by Josée Masse ; Jane Annunziata, PsyD, and Lori Gustafson, MS, consultants.


The real Mother Goose / illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright.

The real Mother Goose /  illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright.
For more than 75 years The Real Mother Goose has been delighting thousands of boys and girls, and the magic is as strong as ever. Men and women who loved this book in childhood can now share it with their children. All the familiar verses are here, exactly as they have been repeated from generation to generation. Full color.


Jack the Ripper / by Michael Burgan.

Jack the Ripper /  by Michael Burgan.
Looks at one of historys most infamous serial killers known for committing gruesome murders in the late nineteenth-century who remains one of the world's most infamous criminals.


Rocks & minerals / Seymour Simon.

Rocks & minerals /  Seymour Simon.


Kunkush : the true story of a refugee cat / Marne Ventura ; illustrated by Beidi Guo.

Kunkush : the true story of a refugee cat / Marne Ventura ; illustrated by Beidi Guo.
Describes how an Iraqi refugee family was separated from their beloved cat, Kunkush, while on a crowded boat crossing to Greece. Strangers helped the cat and his family to reunite.


Before I was born : designed for parents to read with children ages 5 to 8 / Carolyn Nystrom ; illustrated by Sandra Speidel.

Before I was born : designed for parents to read with children ages 5 to 8 / Carolyn Nystrom ; illustrated by Sandra Speidel.
Explains, from a Christian perspective, the fundamentals of human sexuality emphasizing that sex is part of God's gift of marriage and family.


Fault lines in the Constitution : the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today / written by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson.

Fault lines in the Constitution : the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today / written by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson.


Me and my place in space / by Joan Sweeney ; illustrated by Annette Cable.

Me and my place in space /  by Joan Sweeney ; illustrated by Annette Cable.
A child describes how the earth, sun, and planets are part of our solar system, which is just one small part of the universe.


I, humanity / Jeffrey Bennett.

I, humanity /  Jeffrey Bennett.
Written in the first person with the viewpoint of a narrator who represents the human race throughout history, I, Humanity tells the story of what we now know about the universe and how we learned it. It begins with the ancient view of a small, flat Earth, and page-by-page shows how we've gradually learned about our planet, its orbit, and its place in the vast universe. The book is designed to work on three different levels: education, perspective, and inspiration. The educational aspect comes in the factual content of the story, the perspective element involves enabling children learn to see themselves and our planet in a new light, and the inspirational component comes in helping children dream of how they can help make the world a better place.


How to ace the National Geographic Bee : official study guide / by Stephen F. Cunha.

How to ace the National Geographic Bee : official study guide / by Stephen F. Cunha.
This book promotes the concepts that the National Geography Standards say U.S. students in grades 4 to 8 should understand. It will serve as a creative road map for students and teachers preparing for the Bee.


The champions' game : a true story / Saul Ramirez, as told to John Seidlitz.

In April of 2015, a team of 12 middle schoolers--border kids--from South-Central El Paso surprised the country by taking first place in the national chess championships. The 11, 12 and 13-year-old chess players at El Paso ISD's Henderson Middle School largely credit their success to one man: Saul Ramirez, a 30-year-old dad and husband who teaches art at Henderson during the day and coaches the chess team after school. The story of Ramirez and his students is chronicled in The Champions' Game, a testament to the resilience and spirit of children who dare to dream. Many of the 700-plus students at Henderson Middle School come and go from across the border in JuArez, where they live. A third of the students are English Language Learners, and over 96 percent are from low-income families, with all of the students at the school qualifying for the free lunch program. For these kids, dreams of beating highly privileged students from fancy schools in upper-crust neighborhoods aren't on the radar. They have bigger issues to deal with in life. Which is why it borders on the miraculous that they choose to voluntarily--even enthusiastically--commit countless hours every week to the practice of a game that they had known virtually nothing about until two years ago when Ramirez started a chess club at Henderson. Ramirez's genius is not so much the chess that he teaches (even though he's a former Texas state chess champion), but in his ability to intertwine life principles with chess rules to expand the minds, the insight and even the future possibilities of the students he teaches. The book's 14 chapters lay out Ramirez's rules for life--and chess, introducing concepts like guard your queen, control your center and protect your king. Ramirez grew up in El Paso's Segundo Barrio, a neighborhood that might bring to mind Compton, or South Central, or 8 Mile, often noted as the poorest zip code in the United States. Ramirez seems to possess a singular ability to draw out the talents of his students, perhaps because chess is much more than just a game to him. In The Champions' Game, he writes, I want to start a revolution. A revolution of the mind. I want to do what was done for me by [the people] who were always there for me when I was a child, guiding me, teaching me, showing me how to be a man, an artist, a teacher. I want to build children anew, from the mind up. That does not take genius. It takes love..


Computer programming : learn it, try it! / by Brad Edelman.

Computer programming : learn it, try it! / by Brad Edelman.
An introduction to careers in computer programming and includes projects for practicing related skills.


Dash and Dot / by Kamya Sarma.

Dash and Dot /  by Kamya Sarma.


Evie's fashion book / based on the film by Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott ; adapted by Tina McLeef.

Evie's fashion book /  based on the film by Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott ; adapted by Tina McLeef.
Fashion book filled with design sketches, style tips, notes, and photos.


The space disaster / Matthew McElligott

The space disaster /  Matthew McElligott
When Dr. Cosmic's class meets Commander Nova, the school astronomer, they know their next lesson will be out of this world! With the help of Dr. Cosmic's latest invention--a planetarium--the class must complete four challenges. Each time the planetarium shifts and the atmosphere changes, the students find themselves floating from planet to planet. They put their new magnetic antigravity belts and trusted handbooks to the test to figure out where in the solar system Dr. Cosmic's invention has 'sent' them--and how to land safely back on Earth.--


A bear's life / Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read.

A bear's life /  Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read.
This nonfiction picture book is full of stunning wildlife photographs of the bears of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia.--


The Booth brothers : drama, fame, and the death of President Lincoln / by Rebecca Langston-George.

The Booth brothers : drama, fame, and the death of President Lincoln / by Rebecca Langston-George.


The gross cookbook / Susanna Tee ; illustrated by Santy Gutierrez.

The gross cookbook /  Susanna Tee ; illustrated by Santy Gutierrez.
Do you want to GROSS OUT your friends? Do you like making people LAUGH? Would you like to throw the best HALLOWEEN party? THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU! Inside you'll find all the best recipes for foods that LOOK DISGUSTING but are actually DELICIOUS! From (fake) rotten eggs to big green (fake) boogers, these recipes are sure to make the grossest, most disgusting (but completely harmless and totally delicious) foods ever! BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Included with all of the gross (but yummy) recipes are facts about REAL gross foods eaten all around the world! Learn the truth about eating fish heads in Alaska and wasp crackers in Japan and so much more.--back cover


Energy lab for kids : 40 exciting experiments to explore, create, harness, and unleash energy / Emily Hawbaker and the NEED Project.

Energy lab for kids : 40 exciting experiments to explore, create, harness, and unleash energy / Emily Hawbaker and the NEED Project.
Energy Lab for Kids, created for kids by a teacher, offers challenging experiments and guided discussions along with how-tos, discoveries, and pointers from prize-winning kids.--


13 art materials children should know / Narcisa Marchioro.

13 art materials children should know /  Narcisa Marchioro.
Presents information about thirteen kinds of artistic materials that artists use in their work, and includes visual spreads, detailed descriptions, and a timeline that places key artworks in their historical contexts.


Play yoga : have fun and grow healthy and happy! / Lorena Pajalunga ; illustrations by Anna Láng.

Play yoga : have fun and grow healthy and happy! / Lorena Pajalunga ; illustrations by Anna Láng.
Serenity, self-confidence and development of the ability to concentrate are just some of the benefits for children who approach Yoga from an early age! This volume, developed in collaboration with the Italian Association of Yoga for Kids, explains step by step twenty positions inspired by children's most beloved animals. Approaching this ancient discipline has never been so easy and fun! -- Page [4] of cover.


 

 

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