by Veirs, Laura EB COTTEN VEIRS

Libba : the Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten

Elizabeth Cotten was only a little girl when she picked up a guitar for the first time. It wasn't hers (it was her big brother's), and it wasn't strung right for her (she was left-handed). But she flipped that guitar upside down and backwards and taught herself how to play it anyway. By age eleven, she'd written "Freig…

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by Burcaw, Shane EB BURCAW BURCAW

Not So Different : What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability

A picture book answering the questions young children ask Shane Burcaw about his wheelchair and life with Spinal Muscular Atrophy with equal parts optimism, humor, and empathy.…

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by Morales, Yuyi EB MORALES MORALES

Dreamers

"An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story"--…

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by Sampson, Scott D. E560.23 SAMPSON

You Can Be a Paleontologist!

"Ever wondered how to find a dinosaur? Paleontologist Dr. Scott Sampson, host of Dinosaur Train on PBS Kids, tells kids how! How do paleontologists find dinosaur bones? How do they know what dinosaurs ate or looked like? And what is paleontology, anyway? Dr. Scott tackles all these questions and more while inspiring ki…

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by Choudhury, Bipasha E612 CHOUDHU

Human Body

From gooey gastric juices to our amazing brains, and everything in the human body in-between, this book will give kids the knowledge they want about how our bodies work. DK findout! Human Body explains the complex systems like digestion that keep us ticking over, and will satisfy any budding biologist.…

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My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals

From peacocks and frogs to sharks and dogs, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals is perfect for the curious little animal lover in your life. Mixing photography and charming illustration, kids will find out important things about the wonderful world of animals from what they eat, what they do, and why people are a…

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by Ponzi, Emiliano E741.6092 PONZI

The Great New York Subway Map

"... tells the fascinating story of the map's creation by the great Italian designer Massimo Vignelli and introduces young readers to the idea of graphic design as a way to solve problems and shape our world."--publisher.…

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by Martin, Claudia, E552 MARTIN

My Little Book of Rocks, Minerals, and Gems

"For those with curious minds starting to take note of the world around them, the basic materials from which our planet is made raise a multitude of questions. What are rocks and minerals? Why are there so many different kinds? From the way that rocks are formed to identifying gem stones, [this book] provides the answe…

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by Jenner, Caryn E910.911 JENNER

Frozen Worlds

Explore arctic environments, polar landscapes, animals, and people in and around the North and South Poles.…

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by Higginbotham, Anastasia E305.8009 HIGGINB

Not My Idea : a Book About Whiteness

A white child sees a TV news report of a white police officer shooting and killing a black man. "In our family, we don't see color," his mother says, but he sees the colors plain enough. An afternoon in the library's history stacks uncover the truth of white supremacy in America. Racism was not his idea and he refuses …

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by Arnold, Tedd E031 ARNOLD

Why, Fly Guy? : a Big Question & Answer Book

"Come along with Fly Guy as he asks (and answers!) over 100 "why?" questions! Why do I have to brush my teeth? Why do cats climb trees if they can't get down? Why do elephants have trunks? And more! There are also science projects and fun activities -- so kids can use what they've learned in a hands-on way! With engagi…

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by Boynton, Sandra E782.14 BOYNTON

Philadelphia Chickens Delux Illustrated Lyrics Book.

A family musical revue in the form of a book and compact disc.…

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by Barton, Chris EB JORDAN BARTON

What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? : the Story of Extraordinary Congresswoma

"A picture book of lawyer, politician, and civil rights leader Barbara Jordan."--Provided by publisher.…

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by Cotton, Fearne, E613.7046 COTTON

Yoga Kids

Meet the Yoga Kids and have fun, relax, and learn a thing or two! Colorful pages are filled with simple stretches and lots of fun examples of yoga poses that anybody can do. This book isn't meant to be a "how-to" guide.…

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by Gates, Mariam E158.128 GATES

Meditate with Me : a Step-by-step Mindfulness Journey

"This accessible and fun guide to meditation and mindfulness is the perfect introduction for young children Meditation does a body good, and can even help kids as young as four or five. This practical guide is gentle, clear, and a pleasure to use. Kids will learn how to focus on their breath, on the sensations in their…

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by Ritchie, Scot E641.3 RITCHIE

See What We Eat! : a First Book of Healthy Eating

"The book opens with Nick, Yulee, Pedro, Sally and Martin -- the five friends from Follow That Map! (2009), Look at That Building! (2011) and Look Where We Live! (2015) - about set off for Yulee's Aunt Sara's farm for some apple-picking. Their plan is to pick some apples to use in a dessert they will take to their neig…

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by Slade, Suzanne J629.454 SLADE

Countdown : 2979 Days to the Moon

Told in free verse, the story of the American effort to land the first man on the moon comes to life. During the two thousand nine hundred and seventy-nine days following his speech, eighteen astronauts climbed into spaceships; three of them died before even leaving the ground. Eight rockets soared into space. And four…

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by Martin, Jacqueline Briggs EB CHOI MARTIN

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix

Describes the popular street cook's life, including working in his family's restaurant as a child, figuring out what he wanted to do with his life, and his success with his food truck and restaurant.…

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by Siegel, Randy, E737.4973 SIEGEL

One Proud Penny

Follows the experiences of a penny born in Philadelphia that travels everywhere from New York to Portland, Oregon, to Puerto Rico describing in detail his many adventures along the way.…

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by Hughes, Langston, E811.54 HUGHES

That is My Dream! : a Picture Book of Langston Hughes's "dream Variation"

"Dream Variation," one of Langston Hughes's most celebrated poems, about the dream of a world free of discrimination and racial prejudice, is now a picture book stunningly illustrated by Daniel Miyares ... An African-American boy faces the harsh reality of segregation and racial prejudice, but he dreams of a different …

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by Eszterhas, Suzi E591.563 ESZTERH

Baby Animals Playing

"The first in a new series, this book showcases ten species from three continents, each engaged in different forms of play. Stunning, intimate, full-color photographs by Suzi Eszterhas are each paired with a short sentence highlighting information about the animal. Designed both as a read-aloud and for young children t…

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by Gladstone, James, E525.0222 GLADSTON

Earthrise : Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World

"Earthrise tells the story of the first time the planet Earth was photographed in colour from space. The photo, later called Earthrise, was taken in 1968 by the astronauts on Apollo 8, the first US space mission to break free of Earth's orbit and circle the Moon. The Apollo 8 astronauts were surveying the lunar surface…

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by Kregenow, Julia, E523.8 KREGENO

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, I Know Exactly What You Are

Two siblings going to bed describe what stars really are--giant balls of hot, dense gas millions of miles from the Earth--in a book that examines constellations, atmospheric turbulence, and black holes.…

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by Cline-Ransome, Lesa EB TUBMAN CLINE

Before She Was Harriet : the Story of Harriet Tubman

A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life.…

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by Adler, David A. E516.152 ADLER

Circles

"The characteristics of circles as well as how to find the radius, diameter, circumference, and area of a circle are explained and illustrated in this geometry picture book"--…

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by Quigley, Andrea E595.799 QUIGLEY

Bees

Bees are one of the hardest working insects on our planet. As they buzz from plant to plant, they spread pollen which helps our food to grow. Without them, the world would be a very different place. Discover all you need to know about bees and their place in our world through experiments, investigations and hands-on ta…

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by Higginbotham, Anastasia E305.8009 HIGGINB

Not My Idea : a Book About Whiteness

"A necessary children's book about whiteness, white supremacy, and resistance. Important, accessible, needed." --…

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by Fitzgerald, Juniper E306.8743 FITZGER

How Mamas Love Their Babies

Mamas work in different ways to take care of their babies, but everything they do is because of love.…

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by Paterson, John, E553.7 PATERSO

I Am the Rain

"Introduces various aspects of water in rhyming verse including: the water cycle, states of matter, and the importance of water in our lives."--…

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by Fox, Janet S. E551.0978 FOX

Volcano Dreams : a Story of Yellowstone

In lyrical prose and luminous paintings, readers tour the Yellowstone supervolcano and the animals who now take refuge there.…

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by Fleming, Candace E700.92 FLEMING

The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell

Joey Cornell collected everything -- anything that sparked his imagination or delighted his eye. His collection grew and grew until he realized that certain pieces just looked right together. He assembled his doodads to create wonderful, magical creations out of once ordinary objects.…

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by Angus, Laurie E598.1479 ANGUS

Paddle Perch Climb : Bird Feet Are Neat

"Introduces children to various types of bird feet. Each type is perfectly adapted to help a bird find food and escape predators in different habitats including: pond, river, desert, forest, and meadow."--…

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by Mosca, Julia Finley EB GRANDIN MOSCA

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures : the Story of Dr. Temple Grandin

Describes the life and accomplishments of the animal scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities, from her early life and autism diagnosis through her journey to become a livestock expert.…

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Wolf Pups Join the Pack

Traces the first year of a litter of baby wolves, from relying on their parents and other wolves for food and protection as pups to running and hunting with the pack as young wolves.…

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by Singer, Marilyn E811.54 SINGER

Every Month is a New Year : Celebrations Around the World

"A collection of original poems about New Year celebrations throughout the year and around the world. Includes an introduction about worldwide New Year celebrations plus a map, information about calendars, New Year greetings in many languages, additional factual information about the celebrations, and author's sources"…

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by Gladstone, James, E525 GLADSTO

When Planet Earth Was New

Describes the formation of planet Earth, from its beginnings as molten rock and poison gas, to the formation of oceans, to the evolution of life.…

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by Bardoe, Cheryl, EB GERMAIN BARDOE

Nothing Stopped Sophie : the Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain

"A biography of Sophie Germain, who grew up during the French Revolution and followed her dream of studying mathematics, becoming the first woman to win a grand prize from the Royal Academy of Sciences and changing the world with her discoveries"--…

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by Duncan, Alice Faye E331.8928 DUNCAN

Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop : the Sanitation Strike of 1968

Recounts the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his final speech to strikers the night before his assassination, and details the perseverance of strikers before and after his death.…

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by Wilding, Karen, E510 WILDING

Visual Guide to Math : a First Reference Book for Children

Learn all about counting, numbers, calculating, measuring, shapes, and more with this helpful visual guide. Supports STEM curriculum for ages 4-8.…

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by Erskine, Kathryn EB MAKEBA ERSKINE

Mama Africa! : How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song

A harrowing picture biography of civil-rights activist and Grammy Award-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba.…

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by Wood, Susan, EB WARREN WOOD

Elizabeth Warren : Nevertheless, She Persisted

"This picture book biography will outline the incredible history of Elizabeth Warren, the first female senator from Massachusetts. Elizabeth came from a struggling middle-class family in Oklahoma City. After a heart attack put Elizabeth's father out of work, Elizabeth helped out by babysitting, waitressing, and sewing …

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by McCarthy, Meghan E386.244 MCCARTH

All That Trash : the Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff

"The true story of a garbage barge that didn't have a place to dock-- and was one of the events that led to the recycling movement."--Provided by publisher.…

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by Arnold, Caroline E636.507 ARNOLD

Hatching Chicks in Room 6

Kindergartners learn about the life cycle of a chicken, incubating eggs, watching them hatch, and raising them until they are old enough to go to the chicken coop.…

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by Lamothe, Matt, E305.23 LAMOTHE

This is How We Do It : One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World

Follows the daily lives of seven children from around the world, including such places as Japan, India, Uganda, and Italy, and discusses how schools, meals, and play can be different or similar in different places in the world.…

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by Andrews, Troy EB ANDREWS ANDREWS

The 5 O'clock Band

After letting his band down by missing rehearsal, Shorty has some serious questions about what it means to be a leader so he hits the New Orleans streets to find some answers.…

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by Arnold, Caroline E636.507 ARNOLD

Hatching Chicks in Room 6

Kindergartners learn about the life cycle of a chicken, incubating eggs, watching them hatch and raising them until they are old enough to go to the chicken coop.…

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by Lambert, Jonny E577 LAMBERT

Where in the Wild

"Animals are found in every environment around the world from the rain forest to the savanna to the desert. Some creatures, like butterflies and foxes, can survive in many different habitats. Lyrical text and stunning illustrations bring to life the inhabitants of these unique environments"--Jacket.…

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by Shaffer, Jody Jensen E307.76 SHAFFER

City and Country

"Adult and child readers will learn all about urban and rural areas together in this new Co-reader from National Geographic Kids! Readers will take a tour through cities and rural areas around the world to learn what life is like downtown, in a farm community, in the mountains, and all around"--…

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by Harshman, Marc E728.372 HARSHMA

Fallingwater

This book guides readers through the process American architect Frank Lloyd Wright used in designing Fallingwater, a now-famous house in Mill Run, Pennsylvania, perched atop a waterfall. Full color.…

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by Eggers, Dave E323.65 EGGERS

What Can a Citizen Do?

Rhyming text explores citizenship, showing readers how seemingly unrelated actions, such as planting a tree or joining a cause can create a community.…

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by Sierra, Judy EB SEUSS SIERRA

Imagine That! : How Dr. Seuss Wrote The Cat in the Hat

Presents an account of the early career of Ted Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, describing how he adhered to strict literary guidelines while writing "The Cat in the Hat."…

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by Maclear, Kyo, EB SCHIAPARE MACLEAR

Bloom : a Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli

By the 1930s Elsa Schiaparelli had captivated the fashion world in Paris, but before that, she was a little girl in Rome who didn't feel pretty at all. Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli is the enchanting story for young readers of how a young girl used her imagination and emerged from plain to extrao…

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by Bowman, Chris, E796.22 BOWMAN

Vert Skateboarding

"Engaging images accompany information about vert skateboarding. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"--…

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by Walker, Sally M. E811.54 WALKER

Earth Verse : Haiku from the Ground Up

A collection of haiku poems celebrates the planet Earth, including such topics as rocks, earthquakes, fossils, volcanoes, and the water cycle. Includes Earth sciences fact pages.…

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by Cooke, Joanna. E634.9758 COOKE

The Sequoia Lives on

Nonfiction picture book explains how giant sequoias grow, shares general characteristics and trivia about the trees, and discusses their conservation.…

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by Messner, Kate E593.6 MESSNER

The Brilliant Deep : Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs : the Story of Ken Nedim

Looks at the life of the coral restoration pioneer Ken Nedimyer, from his early fascination with the ocean to his ongoing efforts to save and rebuild the world's coral reefs.…

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by Wittenstein, Barry, E617.13 WITTENS

The Boo-boos That Changed the World : a True Story About an Accidental Invention

"Earle Dickson and his new bride Josephine begin their lives together. The end. (Not really. There's more.) Josephine has a proclivity for injuring herself. Earle attaches cotton to long strips of adhesive tape, telling Josephine to cut off a length when she needs one. Since Earle works as a cotton buyer at Johnson & J…

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by Rosenstock, Barb E551.4609 ROSENST

Otis and Will Discover the Deep : the Record-setting Dive of the Bathysphere

"A biographical account of engineer Otis Barton and naturalist Will Beebe's record-setting descent into the deep ocean in their Bathysphere craft, making the men the first humans to witness deep sea creatures in their natural habitat"--…

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by Gianferrari, Maria E598.944 GIANFER

Hawk Rising

Early morning and a ruffle of feathers, a shadow gliding through the backyard. High above your house Father Hawk circles, sharp eyes searching for prey. Swoosh! He dives after chipmunks, crows, sparrows, squirrels. Screech! The sun hangs low in the sky as three hungry chicks wait. Will they eat today?…

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by Gates, Mariam E158.128 GATES

Meditate with Me : a Step-by-step Mindfulness Journey

"A classroom full of animals demonstrates the principles of mindfulness in this guide to meditation for children"--…

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by Davies, Nicola, E577.27 DAVIES

Many : the Diversity of Life on Earth

The more we study the world around us, the more living things we discover every day. The planet is full of millions of species of plants, birds, animals, and microbes, and every single one including us is part of a big, beautiful, complicated pattern. When humans interfere with parts of the pattern, by polluting the ai…

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by Hannigan, Kate EB LOCKWOOD HANNIGA

A Lady Has the Floor : Belva Lockwood Speaks out for Women's Rights

Activist Belva Lockwood never stopped asking herself the question Are women not worth the same as men? She had big dreams and didn't let anyone stand in her way--not her father, her law school, or even the U.S. Supreme Court. She fought for equality for women in the classroom, in the courtroom, and in politics.…

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First Spanish Dictionary.

"Discover 2,000 words and definitions to build vocabulary and spelling skills. Packed with colorful photographs that make learning new word meanings simple and fun. Explore easy-to-navigate sections filled with extra features such as useful phrases and opposites. Supports language learning for ages 7 and up."--Page [4]…

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by Mattison, Christopher E597.9097 MATTISO

Reptiles and Amphibians

Did you know that Komodo dragons can spit venom at their enemies, or spot the difference between crocodile and iguana scales? Amazing photos show reptiles and amphibians in incredible detail, while fun, kid-friendly text makes it easy to absorb key facts about life cycles, habitats, and what they eat.…

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by Seluk, Nick E523.7 SELUK

The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal

"The Sun never stops working to keep things on Earth running smoothly. (That's why it's been Employee of the Month for 4.5 billion years.) So why does the Sun get to be center of attention? Because it's our solar system's very own star! This funny and factual picture book from Awkward Yeti creator Nick Seluk explains e…

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by Rosenstock, Barb EB CHAGALL ROSENST

Through the Window : Views of Marc Chagall's Life and Art

"Known for both his paintings and stained-glass windows, Marc Chagall rose from humble beginnings to become one of the world's most renowned artists. Admired for his use of color and the powerful emotion in his work, Chagall led a career that spanned decades and continents, and he never stopped growing. This lyrical na…

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by Robertson, Joanne, E304.2097 ROBERTS

The Water Walker

"This is the story of a determined Ojibwe Grandmother (Nokomis) Josephine Mandamin and her great love for Nibi (Water). Nokomis walks to raise awareness of our need to protect Nibi for future generations, and for all life on the planet. She, along with other women, men, and youth, have walked around all of the Great La…

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by Tate, Don EB-HORTON TATE

Poet : the Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

Relates the story of North Carolina slave George Moses Horton, who taught himself to read, learned to write, and became a well-known, published poet in spite of his slave status.…

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by Jenner, Caryn E394.26 JENNER

Festivals and Celebrations

Celebrate different holidays around the world, from Chinese New Year to Diwali, and from the Mexican Day of the Dead to American Thanksgiving.…

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by McAnulty, Stacy E550 MCANULT

Earth! : My First 4.54 Billion Years

The Earth introduces readers to key moments in the planet's life, from its formation over four billion years ago to the present, including the Earth's position in the solar system, its layers, and when plants and animals began to inhabit the planet.…

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by Greenwood, Elinor, E152.4 GREENWO

My Mixed Emotions : Help Your Kids Handle Their Feelings

Feelings can be complicated, and learning to express them is a skill that must be developed. My Mixed Emotions is here to coach children through a variety of emotions and situations including dealing with bullying, understanding grief, and coping with large family changes, such as divorce. Divided into happiness, fear,…

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by Motum, Markus E629.295 MOTUM

Curiosity : the Story of a Mars Rover

"Maybe you remember when a little robotic spacecraft landed on a far-off planet. On August 6, 2012, the rover Curiosity touched down on the rocky surface of Mars and now she's ready to guide you through her journey firsthand. From idea to creation and beyond, this fact-filled, stylish book introduces readers to Curiosi…

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by Bowman, Donna Janell E973.7092 BOWMAN

Abraham Lincoln's Dueling Words

Abraham Lincoln was known for his sense of humor. But in 1842, early in his adult life, it nearly got him into trouble. He had to use his imagination to save his career--and maybe even his life.…

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by Singer, Marilyn E811.54 SINGER

Echo Echo : Reverso Poems About Greek Myths

"What happens when you hold up a mirror to poems about Greek myths? You get a brand-new perspective on the classics! And that is just what happens in Echo Echo, the newest collection of reverso poems from Marilyn Singer. Read one way, each poem tells the story of a familiar myth; but when read in reverse, the poems rev…

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by Dennie, Devin E552 DENNIE

My Book of Rocks and Minerals

"My Book of Rocks and Minerals is filled with fascinating facts about and amazing images of rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils from the deepest caves to outer space. Features introduce different categories, from crystals to glow-in-the-dark minerals, and illuminating images provide a closer look and show amazing geolog…

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by Ward, Jennifer, E591.564 WARD

Mama Dug a Little Den

"An exploration of all the different kinds of dens animals build for their babies."--…

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by Jenkins, Steve, E591.564 JENKINS

A House in the Sky : and Other Uncommon Animal Homes

"Dual layers of text explain how and why diverse animals make homes specific to their needs. From the turtle's shell, the beaver's lodge, or the seal's cave, each animal requires a special kind of home."--…

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