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Jennifer Brown, Marta Kissi, illustrator
Description: Thomas Fallgrout is a new student at Pennybaker Academy for the Uniquely Gifted where he his blamed for a missing statue so he teams up with his oddball friend Chip Mason to find it.
Call Number: J FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 11, 2017
Signe Aspelin, Polly Lawson, translator
Description: The mushroom folk are waking up from their winter sleep and emerging into the sunshine. Each family has its own characteristics and we get to know them well in these charming little tales. Meet the golden Coral Mushrooms, the bumpy Brain Mushrooms, the pale Parasol Mushrooms, the fat Puffballs, the stinky Stinkhorns and the regal Button Mushrooms. Illustrated in a classic style reminiscent of Elsa Beskow and Sibylle von Olfers, this is a lovely picture book filled with natural detail of the woods and meadows where the mushroom folk live.
Call Number: E Asp
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 4, 2017
Rebecca Colby, Jef Kaminsky, illustrator
Description: A collection of nursery rhymes with vehicular themes, such as "Tow, Tow, Tow the Car" and "Twinkle, Twinkle, UFO".
Call Number: J 398.8 Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Anastasia Higginbotham
Description: Patiently forthcoming with lessons your parents redacted, this necessary conversation stresses consent, sex positivity, and the right to be curious about your body. The dialogue focuses on the dynamics of sex, rather than the mechanics, as Grandma reminds readers that sex is not marriage or reproduction, and doesn't look the same for everyone. Instead, each person's sexuality is their very own to discover, explore, and share if they choose.
Call Number: J 372.372 Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Sheila Dignen
Description: A clear, precise, and comprehensive book that will give children the tools to build confidence in reading, writing, and comprehension through visual explanation.
Call Number: J 428.2 Dig
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 4, 2017
Lauren Kukla
Description: This book explores the difference between meteor, meteorite, and meteoroid, investigating comet composition and development and their observation through history. Students learn about key astronomer's tools such as telescopes and the Deep Impact spacecraft.
Call Number: J 523.5 Kuk
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 8, 2017
Stan Tekiela
Description: Lists identifying information on 111 species of Minnesota birds using an easy-to-use color guide; includes range maps, and full-color photos.
Call Number: J 598 Tek 2004
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2017
Nancy Ellwood, Margaret Parrish
Description: Through hundreds of photographs, diagrams, maps, and illustrations, readers will learn where sharks lurk, what they eat, and why they do what they do, as well as hear from scientists and shark-attack survivors.
Call Number: J 597.3 Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 2, 2017
John Woodward
Description: Presents a tour of Earth's natural structures, weather patterns, ocean phenomena, and constantly changing features.
Call Number: J 550 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 3, 2017
Bridget Heos
Description: Introduces how evolution provides common traits for different animals, and the unique ways in which each uses them, from the shelled snail and turtle to the billed duck and platypus.
Call Number: J 576.8 Heo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Rob Colson
Description: Knowing what to do in the case of an emergency increases the chance of survival and it also reduces fear. The life-threatening scenarios include: What to do if you are bitten by a snake, How to escape from a bear, What to do if you are chased by bees, How to survive a hurricane, How to avoid being struck by lightning, What to do if you are caught in a food, How to escape from water in a car, How to escape from a burning building, and How to avoid being crushed in a crowd. The Survival Skills include: Planning a trip, Using a penknife, Finding food, Making a shelter, Making a fire, and Tying knots.
Call Number: J 613.69 Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2017
Lee J. Ames, Anthony D'Adamo
Description: Step-by-step examples show how to draw cardinals, herons, owls, robins, flamingos, mallards, penguins, hummingbirds, puffins, woodpeckers, loons, peacocks, and swans.
Call Number: J 743.6 Ame
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Kazunori Aihara
Description: Fans of the Pokémon television series and video game may search for their favorite pocket monsters among the illustrations, find their way through the mazes, and solve other puzzles.
Call Number: J 793.73 Aih
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 31, 2017
Simcha Whitehill
Description: Ash's journey has brought him to a new region where he battles for ribbons and badges and gets the lowdown on the Trainers willing to steal Pokémon or beat him in battle.
Call Number: J 794.8 Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2017
Dan Farrell, Donna Bamford
Description: You don't need fancy equipment or training to become a filmmaker. Just grab your phone, tablet, or video recorder and a friend or two; open this book; and get started making and safely sharing your movies today.
Call Number: J 777 Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Sally Derby, Mika Song, illustrator
Description: Six children aged from kindergarten to the fifth grade share their excitement for the new school year, from meeting new teachers and friends to preparing to leave in the morning. Ethan is nervous about starting Kindergarten. First grader Zach is worried about having to learn everything all over again. Katie finds out that ther second-grade teacher's name starts with "Mr." It turns out that Jackie isn't the only third grader who gets dropped off early each morning. Carlos notices only a few other fourth graders who look like him. Fifth grader Mia takes time to adjust her hearing aids and is almost late.
Call Number: J 811.6 Der
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 3, 2017
Elissa Brent Weissman
Description: Children's authors and illustrators recount their childhood aspirations and share their writings and drawings as kids, including Kwame ALexander, Tim Federle, Gordon Korman, Grace Lin, Dan Santat, and Linda Sue Park.
Call Number: J 810.8 Our
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Description: Welcome to the funniest variety show in the Marvel Universe, hosted by none other than Spider-Man himself. Laugh along with your favorite super heroes as they tell one another zany one-liners, knock-knock jokes, and tongue twisters.
Call Number: J 818.602 Spi
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 4, 2017
R. H. (Russell Hughes) Rabjohn, John Wilson
Description: Presents the sketchbook and diary entries of a Canadian World War I soldier who depicted the death and destruction of the war that affected both soldiers and civilian populations.
Call Number: J 940.309 Rab
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
Tracey West, Luke Flowers, illustrator
Description: Find out state nicknames, local legends, faces and places, coast to coast in the United States.
Call Number: J 917.3 Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 8, 2017
Ann Bausum
Description: National Geographic presents the 43 individuals who have led the U.S., plus America's newest commander-in-chief, in this up-to-date, authoritative, and lavishly illustrated family, school, and library reference. It features comprehensive profiles of the 43 former presidents along with timelines and descriptions of crucial events during their terms. Information about the 2016 president-elect is also included. Thematic spreads cover a variety of topics from the history of voting rights to writing a presidential letter. Full-page portraits, famous quotes, and fascinating facts help kids get to know each leader. This new volume is a fascinating read and excellent reference for students and kids of all ages.
Call Number: J 973.099 Bau
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 2, 2017
Laurie Calkhoven, Valerio Fabbretti, illustrator
Description: Discover the secret tactics Americans used to win World War II. Want to know what invisible ink has to do with the American Revolution? Or why shark repellant and inflatable army tanks were used in World War II? Find out in this fact-filled book of true tales, wild adventures, and spy missions.
Call Number: J 940.53 Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 3, 2017
Bill O'Reilly
Description: Portrays the events of World War II in 1944, when escalating Pacific battles between the forces of General MacArthur and the Japanese army lead to the development of humanity's deadliest weapon and President Truman's impossible choice. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing the Rising Sun
Call Number: J 940.5426 ORe
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 8, 2017
Eric Braun
Description: Presents the life of professional basketball athlete Stephen Curry, from his childhood to his rise to stardom.
Call Number: JB Cur
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2017
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Pennybaker School Is Headed For Disaster
Jennifer Brown, Marta Kissi, illustrator
J FIC Bro
Let's Find Pokemon!
Kazunori Aihara
J 793.73 Aih
Tales Of The Mushroom Folk
Signe Aspelin, Polly Lawson, translator
E Asp
Pokémon. Diamond And Pearl, World Of Sinnoh
Simcha Whitehill
J 794.8 Whi
Motor Goose : Rhymes That Go!
Rebecca Colby, Jef Kaminsky, illustrator
J 398.8 Col
The Movie Making Book : Skills & Projects To Learn & Share
Dan Farrell, Donna Bamford
J 777 Far
Tell Me About Sex, Grandma
Anastasia Higginbotham
J 372.372 Hig
A New School Year : Stories In Six Voices
Sally Derby, Mika Song, illustrator
J 811.6 Der
Visual Guide To Grammar And Punctuation
Sheila Dignen
J 428.2 Dig
Our Story Begins : Your Favorite Authors And Illustrators Share Fun, Inspiring, And Occasionally Ridiculous Things They Wrote And Drew As Kids
Elissa Brent Weissman
J 810.8 Our
Asteroids, Comets, And Meteoroids
Lauren Kukla
J 523.5 Kuk
Spider-Man Presents The Marvel Joke Book
J 818.602 Spi
Birds Of Minnesota Field Guide
Stan Tekiela
J 598 Tek 2004
A Soldier's Sketchbook : The Illustrated First World War Diary Of R.h. Rabjohn
R. H. (Russell Hughes) Rabjohn, John Wilson
J 940.309 Rab
Sharkpedia
Nancy Ellwood, Margaret Parrish
J 597.3 Ell
No Way . . . Way! : USA
Tracey West, Luke Flowers, illustrator
J 917.3 Wes
Super Earth Encyclopedia
John Woodward
J 550 Woo
Our Country's Presidents : A Complete Encyclopedia Of The U.S. Presidency
Ann Bausum
J 973.099 Bau
Shell, Beak, Tusk : Shared Traits And The Wonders Of Adaptation
Bridget Heos
J 576.8 Heo
Secret Agents! Sharks! Ghost Armies! : World War II
Laurie Calkhoven, Valerio Fabbretti, illustrator
J 940.53 Cal
Ultimate Survival Guide For Kids
Rob Colson
J 613.69 Col
The Day The World Went Nuclear : Dropping The Atom Bomb And The End Of World War II In The Pacific
Bill O'Reilly
J 940.5426 ORe
Draw 50 Birds : The Step-By-Step Way To Draw Chickadees, Peacocks, Toucans, Mallards, And Many More Of Our Feathered Friends
Lee J. Ames, Anthony D'Adamo
J 743.6 Ame
Stephen Curry
Eric Braun
JB Cur