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Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl
Description: Before she was an international superstar and feminist icon, Beyoncé was a girl from Texas who loved to sing and dance. As a member of Destiny's Child, she climbed the charts and became a member of one of the most famous girl groups in history. This launched Beyoncé into her solo career, and since then, she's become an unstoppable force in music and pop culture. Beyond music, she is a successful businesswoman and activist who helps bring issues of race and gender into the global conversation.
Call Number: JB Bey
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Jennifer Thermes
Description: Until the popularization of the family car, horses and humans lived, worked, and played side by side. With the invention of the wheel, saddle, bit, and bridle; horses pulled far-flung lands closer together at the speed of a gallop. Trade, agriculture, exploration, and war-none of these would have been possible in the same way without horses. Horse Power explores horses' evolution. It tracks their migration as they find homes on six continents, and it shows readers what kinds of jobs they've had. And, ultimately, it explores the shift from "horse power" to "horsepower"-when humans traded manure in the street for pollution in the air. An encyclopedic look this amazing animal, Horse Power offers a unique view of world history from atop a horse's back.
Call Number: J 636.1 The
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Description: Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics, including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.
Call Number: J 031.02 Nat 2022
Format: Book
Date Added: May 7, 2021
Dan Wetzel
Description: Following his record-breaking year at Duke University and his electric NBA debut, Zion has drawn comparisons to all-time greats like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant. Now a New Orleans Pelican, he's set out to prove that he's worthy of all the hype.
Call Number: JB Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Claudia Martin
Description: Trashed toys land in landfills, chemicals in batteries and e-waste make them dangerous to destroy, and toy packaging is causing a pollution panic. What a waste! But there's a way to help. Be a waste warrior to put a stop to entertainment waste and join the battle to save Earth. Honest text introduces some of Earth's biggest waste problems, while helpful solutions provide a way for readers to combat the issues. A final eco-activity pairs simple steps with illustrations to give waste warriors a hands-on activity to fight entertainment waste.
Call Number: J 363.72 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 7, 2021
Andrea Minoglio, Laura Fanelli, Emma Mandley
Description: An encouraging and comprehensive illustrated nonfiction guide introducing children to the important topic of climate change with clear facts and positive solutions. Easy-to-follow "Before" and "After" segments help children understand complex topics like: air pollution, rising seas, plastics and increased waste, wildfires, and more.
Call Number: J 363.738 Min
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Sonja Cherry-Paul, Ibram X. Kendi, Jason Reynolds, Rachelle Baker
Description: A chapter book adaptation of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning "Stamped from the Beginning."
Call Number: J 305.8 Che
Format: Book
Date Added: May 5, 2021
Aimée Craft, Luke Swinson
Description: The first treaty that was made was between the earth and the sky. It was an agreement to work together. We build all of our treaties on that original treaty. On the banks of the river that have been Mishomis's home his whole life, he teaches his granddaughter to listen, to hear both the sounds and the silences, and so to learn her place in Creation. Most importantly, he teaches her about treaties, the bonds of reciprocity and renewal that endure for as long as the sun shines, the grass grows, and the rivers flow. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Luke Swinson and an author's note at the end, Aimée Craft affirms the importance of understanding an Indigenous perspective on treaties in this evocative book that is essential for readers of all ages.
Call Number: J 342.7108
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Kao Kalia Yang, Billy Thao
Description: Award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang delivers an inspiring tale of resourceful children confronting adversaries in a refugee camp.
Call Number: J 362.77 Yan
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Arnold Ringstad
Description: Offers readers a captivating look into asteroids, meteorites, and comets, complete with vivid photographs and exciting diagrams. Back matter includes an in-depth 'Out of This World' feature that highlights a related topic, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.
Call Number: J 523.5 Rin
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2021
Miranda Krestovnikoff, Angela Harding
Description: From the bitter cold polar regions to the lush tropics, birds have found incredible ways to adapt and survive anywhere.
Call Number: J 598 Kre
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Katie Scott, D. L. Hawksworth, Ester Gaya
Description: Return to the Museum with exquisite, detailed images of some of the most fascinating living organisms on this planet--fungi. Exploring every sort of fungi, from the kinds we see on supermarket shelves to those like penicillium that have shaped human history, this collection is the definitive introduction to what fungi are and just how vital they are to the world's ecosystem.
Call Number: J 579.5 Sco
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Richard Haynes, Steph Laberis
Description: Learn about the ways animals around the globe use tools.
Call Number: J 591.583 Hay
Format: Book
Date Added: May 4, 2021
Ali Winter, Mickaël el Fathi
Description: Discover some of the inspirational men and women who have received Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and Medicine from 1901 to the present day, among them Marie Curie, Hermann Joseph Muller, and Donna Strickland. A glimpse into the often surprising lives and sometimes accidental discoveries of a group of extraordinary scientists, this fascinating collection shows that the science you learn at school really can change the world.
Call Number: J 509.22 Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Dana L. Church
Description: Bumble bees are rather charming, buzzing from flower to flower with their furry black and yellow bodies. Depending on where you live, the bees you see might be escapees from a greenhouse or "bumble bee factory." They might even be descendants of stowaways on Viking ships. Thanks to humans, bumble bees are world travelers, spreading to countries that never hosted bumble bees before. For centuries these insects pollinated our crops. But are they pushing out native pollinators? Why are some species of bumble bees flourishing whereas others are floundering, to the point of possibly disappearing forever? Dana Church's narrative nonfiction explores these questions and tells the tale of bumble bees' history with humans. She highlights the interconnectedness of the two species, and touches on the topics of endangerment and extinction, the impact on human agriculture, bumble bee habitats and ecology, and the current crisis of bee protection. With a call to action for young people to become knowledgeable about our natural world and involved in its preservation, it's a hopeful and accessible guide to our history with these teddy bears of the insect world.
Call Number: J 595.799 Chu
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Temple Grandin, Betsy Lerner
Description: "A guide to exploring the outdoors and asking questions about nature"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 508 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Laura Perdew, Shululu (Hui Li)
Description: Narrated by the Universe, tells about the sun and how it affects life here Earth.
Call Number: J 523.7 Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Don Brown
Description: Beginning with smallpox-perhaps humankind's greatest affliction to date-and concluding with an overview of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brown traces the evolution of vaccines and examines deadly diseases such as measles, polio, anthrax, rabies, cholera, and influenza. The book is narrated by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who historically popularized inoculation in England in the early 18th century. Brown covers the science behind how our immune systems work, the discovery of bacteria, and major achievements from scientists like Louis Pasteur, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and Edward Jenner, the "father of immunology." Brown also tackles the public and political response to vaccination throughout history, addressing head-on the anti-vaccination movement and debunking false claims that vaccines cause autism.
Call Number: J 615.3 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2021
Kirsty Holmes
Description: It's a busy day at Happy Valley Farm and the farmer llama needs your help! Take a tour of the farm as you learn all about balers. Be sure to pay attention so you can pass your farmhands quiz and earn your llama-diploma. Cheerful illustrations and farm-tastic puns make learning about farmer llama's farm machines llots of fun!
Call Number: J 631.3 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: May 7, 2021
Peter Wohlleben, Shelley Tanaka
Description: Uses a thoughtful, easy-to-understand approach to teach children information about the various species of animals that share our planet, including where they live, what they eat, how they interact with their families, how they communicate, and what they think and feel. Includes quizzes and suggested activities.
Call Number: J 636 Woh
Format: Book
Date Added: May 7, 2021
Sara (Veterinarian) Levine
Description: Have you ever seen a germ up close? Really, really up close? Micrographs and illustrations combine with accessible text to introduce readers to viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi-including COVID-19-that can make people sick.
Call Number: J 614.5 Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Erica Fyvie
Description: A visual handbook that guides kids through an ad-saturated world. This fact-packed exploration of how advertising works is a vital, entertaining peek behind the curtain of an industry that influences everything we see. Through sample ads, eye-catching illustrations and funny, relevant examples, readers will learn all about how to decode and think critically about ads, empowering them to make smart decisions. Topics covered include the history of advertising, how ads are created, the anatomy of an ad from brand logo to tagline, how advertisers use psychological tools to get our attention, the cultural impact of advertising and more. Kids will even explore how to build an ad and what goes into the creation of a personal brand.
Call Number: J 659.1 Fyv
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2021
Matt Doeden
Description: Soccer's best teams had superstar players, incredible goals, and epic victories. From Brazil's national team that featured the legendary Pelé to the 2019 US Women's National Team, meet the greatest soccer teams of all time.
Call Number: J 796.334 Doe
Format: Book
Date Added: May 7, 2021
Thomas McBrien, Ryan Marsh
Description: Learn how to design, build and customize 20 mini-projects in Minecraft, from firefighter planes and deep-sea submarines to hidden bunkers and arcade games. There's even a superhero flying school! With detailed instructions, block hacks and build tips, this book will teach you new tricks and help you practice old skills as you create bite-size builds to impress your friends in Minecraft.
Call Number: J 794.8 McB
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2021
Liz Yohlin Baill
Description: More than twenty works of art from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's collection introduce children to concepts about color.
Call Number: J 701.85 Yoh
Format: Book
Date Added: May 7, 2021
Heather Alexander, Sara Mulvanny
Description: A charmingly illustrated exploration of the wonders of Ancient Egypt -- from pyramids and mummies to pharaohs and gods--for curious kids ages 8 to 11 to enjoy.
Call Number: J 932.01 Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Traci Sorell, Frané Lessac
Description: A group of Native American kids from different tribes presents twelve historical and contemporary time periods, struggles, and victories to their classmates, each ending with a powerful refrain: we are still here.
Call Number: J 973.04 Sor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 12, 2021
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Beyoncé
Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl
JB Bey
The Beekeepers : How Humans Changed The World Of Bumble Bees
Dana L. Church
J 595.799 Chu
Horse Power : How Horses Changed The World
Jennifer Thermes
J 636.1 The
The Outdoor Scientist : The Wonder Of Observing The Natural World
Temple Grandin, Betsy Lerner
J 508 Gra
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2022.
J 031.02 Nat 2022
The Sun : Shining Star Of The Solar System
Laura Perdew, Shululu (Hui Li)
J 523.7 Per
Zion Williamson
Dan Wetzel
JB Wil
A Shot In The Arm!
Don Brown
J 615.3 Bro
Entertainment Warrior : Going Green
Claudia Martin
J 363.72 Mar
Balers
Kirsty Holmes
J 631.3 Hol
Our World Out Of Balance : Understanding Climate Change And What We Can Do
Andrea Minoglio, Laura Fanelli, Emma Mandley
J 363.738 Min
Do You Know Where The Animals Live? : Discovering The Incredible Creatures All Around Us
Peter Wohlleben, Shelley Tanaka
J 636 Woh
Stamped (For Kids) : Racism, Antiracism, And You
Sonja Cherry-Paul, Ibram X. Kendi, Jason Reynolds, Rachelle Baker
J 305.8 Che
Germs Up Close
Sara (Veterinarian) Levine
J 614.5 Lev
Treaty Words : For As Long As The Rivers Flow
Aimée Craft, Luke Swinson
J 342.7108
Mad For Ads : How Advertising Gets (And Stays) In Our Heads
Erica Fyvie
J 659.1 Fyv
Yang Warriors
Kao Kalia Yang, Billy Thao
J 362.77 Yan
G.o.a.t. Soccer Teams
Matt Doeden
J 796.334 Doe
Asteroids, Meteorites, And Comets
Arnold Ringstad
J 523.5 Rin
Minecraft Bite-size Builds : Over 20 Exciting Mini-projects
Thomas McBrien, Ryan Marsh
J 794.8 McB
Birds : Explore Their Extraordinary World
Miranda Krestovnikoff, Angela Harding
J 598 Kre
What Can Colors Do?
Liz Yohlin Baill
J 701.85 Yoh
Fungarium
Katie Scott, D. L. Hawksworth, Ester Gaya
J 579.5 Sco
A Child's Introduction To Egyptology : The Mummies, Pyramids, Pharaohs, Gods, And Goddesses Of Ancient Egypt
Heather Alexander, Sara Mulvanny
J 932.01 Ale
Orangutan Hats And Other Tools Animals Use
Richard Haynes, Steph Laberis
J 591.583 Hay
We Are Still Here!
Traci Sorell, Frané Lessac
J 973.04 Sor
Science And Me
Ali Winter, Mickaël el Fathi
J 509.22 Win