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Cast away : poems for our time / Naomi Shihab Nye.
cover image"Poet Naomi Shihab Nye shines a spotlight on the things we cast away, from plastic water bottles to refugees"-- Provided by publisher.

Breakthroughs in space travel / Wil Mara.
cover image"This book covers the most fascinating new space-travel discoveries in recent years. Inspired by science headlines, the book explores new discoveries, technological achievements, and exciting new research into the final frontier"-- Provided by publisher.

Kids' guide to learning the ukulele : 24 songs to learn and play / by Emily Arrow ; photography by Alex Crawford.
cover image"The benefits of music are monumental! Ukuleles are the perfect first instrument for kids to learn to play, and this book will show you why and how." -- amazon.com

The presidents visual encyclopedia / written by Philip Parker.
cover imageShares information about each of the forty-five presidents of the United States, from George Washington's role in the American Revolution to Barack Obama's comic book collection.

Being frog / by April Pulley Sayre.
cover imageAn up-close look at the behavior and habits of frogs.

My survival : a girl on Schindler's list : a memoir / by Rena Finder with Joshua M. Greene.
cover image"The astonishing true story of a girl who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler, of Schindler's List fame. Rena Finder was only eleven when the Nazis forced her and her family -- along with all the other Jewish families -- into the ghetto in Krakow, Poland. Rena worked as a slave laborer with scarcely any food and watched as friends and family were sent away. Then Rena and her mother ended up working for Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who employed Jewish prisoners in his factory and kept them fed and healthy. But Rena's nightmares were not over. She and her mother were deported to the concentration camp Auschwitz. With great cunning, it was Schindler who set out to help them escape. Here in her own words is Rena's gripping story of survival, perseverance, tragedy, and hope. Including pictures from Rena's personal collection and from the time period, this unforgettable memoir introduces young readers to an astounding and necessary piece of history"-- Provided by publisher.

A seed is the start / by Melissa Stewart.
cover imageBeautiful photography and lyrical text pair with comprehensive picture captions in award-winning author Melissa Stewart's story about the surprisingly diverse world of seeds. Learn all about the plant cycle, from how seeds grow, the fascinating ways they travel, and what it takes for a seed to become a plant.

Life in a coral reef / by Wendy Pfeffer ; illustrated by Steve Jenkins.
cover imageDescribes how coral reefs form and discusses the plants and animals that live in them.

John McCain : an American hero / John Perritano.
cover imageThis fascinating biography covers McCain's life, from growing up as the son of a four-star admiral to his own time at the Naval Academy, his service as a pilot, and his experience as a prisoner of war. It explores McCain's 30 years as a senator, as well as his two bids for the presidency.

Just joking : animal riddles / J. Patrick Lewis.
cover imagePresents a treasury of animal-themed jokes and riddles.

Torpedoed : the true story of the World War II sinking of "The Children's Ship" / Deborah Heiligman.
cover image"A true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII"--Provided by publisher.

Eclipse chaser : science in the Moon's shadow / by Ilima Loomis ; with photographs by Amanda Cowan.
cover image"The August 2017 solar eclipse is the chance of a lifetime for astronomer Shadia Habbal--years of planning come down to one moment of totality. Will everything go off as planned?"-- Provided by publisher.

Free lunch / Rex Ogle.
cover image"A distinctive new voice: Rex Ogle's story of starting middle school on the free lunch program is timely, heartbreaking, and true. Free Lunch is the story of Rex Ogle's first semester in sixth grade. Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school supplies, and Rex was on his school's free lunch program. Grounded in the immediacy of physical hunger and the humiliation of having to announce it every day in the school lunch line, Rex's is a compelling story of a more profound hunger -- that of a child for his parents' love and care. Compulsively readable, beautifully crafted, and authentically told with the voice and point of view of a 6th-grade kid, Free Lunch is a remarkable debut by a gifted storyteller"-- Provided by publisher.

Survival / Louise McNaught ; text by Anna Claybourne.
cover imageProfiles twenty endangered species around the world, including snow leopards, bumblebees, and mountain gorillas, and discusses the dangers they face, the action being taken to protect them and their vital importance on Earth.

100 easy STEAM activities : awesome hands-on projects for aspiring artists and engineers / Andrea Scalzo Yi.
cover imageExciting Activities for Young Artists, Scientists and Engineers. Spark your curiosity with these fun games and creative projects to learn early concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. These incredible activities from Andrea Scalzo Yi, creator of Raising Dragons, make learning such a blast, you'll forget you're doing it! Feeling bored on a rainy day? Now you can pick a project, gather your supplies and let the magic happen. Try far-out science experiments like making Shaving Cream Rain Clouds or Lava Lamps. Make math-time snack-time with delicious Cream-Filled Cookie Fractions. Unlock boundless creativity with art projects like Marbled Paper or Monster Bugs. With seasonal activities like the Pool Noodle Obstacle Course and Erupting Pumpkins, there are games to love year-round. Have fun learning early ideas in chemistry, physics, computing, color-mixing and so much more, all while problem-solving and working together with friends. With projects that use common household items and require little adult supervision, 100 Easy STEAM Activities is the ultimate resource for an amazing, creative day of learning.

Into the blizzard : heroism at sea during the great blizzard of 1978 / Michael J. Tougias.
cover image"In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. When the Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls, they immediately dispatched a patrol rescue boat. But within an hour, the Coast Guard rescue boat was in as much trouble as the tanker--both paralyzed in unrelenting seas. Enter Captain Frank Quirk who was compelled to act. Gathering his crew of four, Quirk plunged his forty-nine-foot steel boat, the Can Do, into the blizzard"--Publisher marketing.

Adventures to school : real-life journeys of students from around the world / by Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul ; illustrated by Isabel Muñoz.
cover image"Children all around the world go to school. Whether they're from Japan, Ukraine, Pakistan, or the United States, all students have the desire to learn about our world and shape the future. Some children walk for three hours while others take a bus or walk over a wire bridge. The treks of these students are unique, extraordinary, and even dangerous, and it emphasizes the common determination, perseverance, and sense of adventure shared by young people around the world Read along as students from fifteen different nations embark on their journeys to get to school in the morning, and learn about the diverse landscapes and cultures of these countries along the way!"-- Provided by publisher.

My Mother Goose : a collection of favorite rhymes, songs, and concepts / David McPhail.
cover imageAn illustrated collection of nursery rhymes and songs, interspersed with concept pages on such themes as "going places" and "colors and shapes."

Rapunzel / Bethan Woollvin.
cover image"The prisoner of an evil witch, Rapunzel lives all alone in a tall, dark tower. If she ever escapes, the witch will put a terrible curse her. But is Rapunzel frightened? Oh no, not she!"-- Provided by publisher.

Into the deep : an exploration of our oceans / Annika Siems, Wolfgang Dreyer ; translated from the German by Paul Kelly and Liam Tarr.
cover imageImmerse yourself in a strange and beautiful world as you journey from the beach to the depths of the ocean floor. Beneath the surface of the ocean lies a mysterious and astounding world that few people ever get to see. This book merges breathtaking art with the latest scientific research to take readers on a fantastic voyage on the submarine Marine Snow, where they meet blue whales, vampire squid, viper fish, and a giant sea spider. They'll learn about bioluminescence, Radiolaria, and coral reefs, discovering incredible facts about the marine world. Annika Siems's illustrations vibrate with color and detail, even as they convey the mystery of a place with scant natural light. From the smallest plankton magnified by thousands, to the most enormous whale, captured on a single page, the sea's denizens are recreated with spectacular precision and artistry. Marine biologist Wolfgang Dreyer's text brings the ocean to life--whether he's describing a transparent jellyfish or the way colors disappear from view as you descend to the ocean floor. A feast for the eye and the mind, this stunning book helps us comprehend a massive, mostly unfamiliar part of our world--one that flourishes with life and beauty.

Girls and their cats / by BriAnne Wills with Elyse Moody.
cover imageFor New York City fashion and beauty photographer BriAnne Wills, the "crazy cat lady" is a myth. Co-written with Elyse Moody, senior editor at Martha Stewart Living, this book redefines the stereotype by showcasing 50 strong, independent, and artistic women who take the world in stride, flanked by their beloved felines. With its vibrant cover and gorgeous faux-suede spine, Girls and Their Cats features striking portraits and engaging profiles of each woman and her cat - or cats - including fun facts unique to each furry friend. Girls include: Hannah Shaw, humane educator, animal advocate, and founder of the neonatal kitten rescue project Kitten Lady; Christene Barberich, cofounder of Refinery29; Alyssa Mastromonaco, author, Crooked Media podcast host, and reproductive rights activist; Maria Hinojosa, anchor and executive producer of NPR's Latino USA; Nikki Garcia, owner and designer of the clothing line First Rite; Erica Chidi Cohen, doula, author, and cofounder of the reproductive health education company Loom; Anka Lavriv, tattoo artist and co-owner of Black Iris Tattoo. Interspersed throughout are amusing lists any cat lady will find relatable, from "How to Catproof Your Home" to "The Chorus of Cat Sounds," as well as an adoption resource guide and a list of rescue organizations in the United States and Canada. This irresistible book celebrates the powerful bond between a girl and her cat, proving that we need them just as much as they need us.

Switzerland / by Amy Rechner.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Switzerland. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Israel / by Amy Rechner.
cover imageEngaging information and pictures of Israel. Learn about the people, the resources, and other important facts.

Iraq / by Emily Rose Oachs.
cover imageEngaging images accompany information about Iraq. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8" Provided by publisher.

Canada / by Emily Rose Oachs.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Canada. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Cambodia / by Alicia Z. Klepeis.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Cambodia. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Kenya / by Amy Rechner.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Kenya. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"--Provided by publisher.

Egypt / by Amy Rechner.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Egypt. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"--Provided by publisher.

Sweden / by Amy Rechner.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Sweden. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Russia / by Amy Rechner.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Russia. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Japan / by Marty Gitlin.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Japan. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

China / by Emily Rose Oachs.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about China. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Germany / by Amy Rechner.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Germany. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

South Sudan / by Amy Rechner.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about South Sudan. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"--Provided by publisher.

Guatemala / by Alicia Z. Klepeis.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Guatemala. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Afghanistan / by Amy Rechner.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Afghanistan. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"--Provided by publisher.

Peru / by Alicia Z. Klepeis.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Peru. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Italy / by Amy Rechner.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Italy. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Jordan / by Amy Rechner.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Jordan. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"--Provided by publisher.

The Dominican Republic / by Amy Rechner.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about The Dominican Republic. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Uranus / by Nathan Sommer.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Uranus. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Earth / by Betsy Rathburn.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Earth. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Mars / by Nathan Sommer.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Mars. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Saturn / by Betsy Rathburn.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Saturn. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Neptune / by Nathan Sommer.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about the Neptune. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Mercury / by Nathan Sommer.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Mercury. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

The moon / by Nathan Sommer.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about the Moon. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Pluto & the dwarf planets / by Nathan Sommer.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Pluto and the dwarf planets. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Jupiter / by Betsy Rathburn.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Jupiter. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Venus / by Betsy Rathburn.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Venus. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 3 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Crystals / by Patrick Perish.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about crystals. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Igneous rocks / by Jenny Fretland VanVoorst.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about igneous rocks. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Fossils / by Patrick Perish.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about fossils. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Gemstones / by Patrick Perish.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about gemstones. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Metamorphic rocks / by Jenny Fretland VanVoorst.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about metamorphic rocks. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Sedimentary rocks / by Jenny Fretland VanVoorst.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about sedimentary rocks. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Tyrannosaurus rex / by Rebecca Sabelko.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about Tyrannosaurus rex. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Stegosaurus / by Rebecca Sabelko.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about stegosaurus. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Ankylosaurus / by Rebecca Sabelko.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about ankylosaurus. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8"-- Provided by publisher.

Diplodocus / by Rebecca Sabelko.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about diplodocus. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Velociraptor / by Rebecca Sabelko.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about velociraptors. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Triceratops / by Rebecca Sabelko.
cover image"Engaging images accompany information about triceratops. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"-- Provided by publisher.

Leading the way : women in power / Senator Janet Howell and Theresa Howell ; foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton ; illustrated by Kylie Akia and Alexandra Bye.
cover image"In this engaging and highly accessible compendium for young readers and aspiring power brokers, Virginia Senator Janet Howell and her daughter-in-law Theresa Howell spotlight the careers of fifty American women in politics -- and inspire readers to make a difference. With foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton."--Amazon.

Can you hear the trees talking? : discovering the hidden life of the forest / Peter Wohlleben ; English translation, Shelley Tanaka ; abridged text, Jane Billinghurst.
cover imageA global advocate for forests and our relationship with trees shares the mysteries and magic of the forest in language kids can understand. Includes quizzes and hands-on activities.

Pinewood Derby designs & patterns / by Troy Thorne.
cover imageLearn the secrets to crafting cool cars for the Pinewood Derby. Includes designs, detailed measured drawings and cutting patterns, tips and techniques for peak performance and safety.

Pranklopedia : the funniest, grossest, craziest, not-mean pranks on the planet! / Julie Winterbottom ; illustrated by Robb Allen.
cover imageCollects practical jokes of different difficulties, from sabotaging a victim's drink to short-sheeting a bed to fake lottery cards.

The wonders of nature / written by Ben Hoare ; illustrated by Angela Rizza and Daniel Long.
cover imageCollects over one hundred specimens of the natural world, profiling rocks and minerals, microscopic life, plants, and animals.

Martin Luther King, Jr. : a King family tribute / by Angela Farris Watkins ; foreword by Andrew Young.
cover imageThe family of the inspiring civil rights leader shares memories and reflections on his legacy in a personal portrait that incorporates previously unpublished photographs and new images of the National Mall memorial.

Explanatorium of science / [senior editor, Jenny Sich].
cover imagePacked full of astounding close-up images, Explanatorium of Science is the ultimate guide to how the world works, explaining every aspect of science from gigantic galaxies to tiny cells and miniscule atoms.

1000 bilingual words, English-Spanish = 1000 palabras bilingues, Español-Inglés / written by Dawn Sirett ; illustrated by Rachael Hare and six others ; translated by Sara Pineda.
cover imageFomente el lenguaje y la lectoescritura de los niños con este entretenido libro de palabras lleno de ilustraciones. Repleto de sustantivos útiles, además de algunos verbos y adjetivos: hay muchas cosas por descubrir en cada página y una gran variedad de temas interesantes, como, por ejemplo, Animales salvajes, En qué trabajan las personas, La hora de los cuentos, En la granja o Colores, formas y números. Contiene cinco cuentos sencillos y entretenidos que presentan más palabras útiles y ayudan a adquirir las primeras habilidades narrativas.

Everything awesome about dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts! / written and illustrated by Mike Lowery.
cover image"Discover all there is to know about dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts!" --Back cover.

The atlas of amazing birds / Matt Sewell.
cover imageProfiles birds around the world and categorizes them by location, including the Iberian magpie, the Arctic tern, the California condor, the Indian peafowl, and the Madagascan pygmy-kingfisher.

The American identity / by Jill Sherman ; content consultant, Richard Bell, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Maryland.
cover image"The American flag, the Statue of Liberty, and US popular culture are all world-famous symbols of the United States. In The American Identity, readers will learn about the history and meaning behind these and other parts of the United States' unique cultural identity."--Publisher's website.

Constitutional rights / by Jill Sherman ; content consultant, Richard Bell.
cover imageFreedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press are three of the core American values outlined in the Constitution. Constitutional Rights explains these and other rights contained in one of America's key founding documents.

Modern political parties / by Lydia Bjornlund ; content consultant, Richard Bell.
cover imageDiscusses the two-party system in the United States, including how it began and how it affects the political system.

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