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Michael Collins
Description: Astronaut Michael Collins adds a revised chapter to the extraordinary story of his training and participation in the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 flights.
Call Number: JB Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2019
Jesselyn Silva
Description: Jesselyn Silva navigates both middle school and the boxing ring with an infectious spirit and can-do attitude as she endeavors to make it to the Olympics.
Call Number: JB Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 13, 2019
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 2020
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 13, 2019
Jacob Batchelor
Description: Basic computer programming knowledge has become an essential requirement for many jobs, and it can even come in handy in everyday situations. In this book, readers will learn about programming concepts such as algorithms, binary code, and debugging. They will also learn why software developers use different programming languages, what new kinds of software are changing the ways we use computers, and much more. Features include detailed sidebars to show useful tips for beginning coders; timelines to highlight coding breakthroughs; glossaries; charts, diagrams and more.
Call Number: J 004 Bat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 13, 2019
Kirsten Anderson, Stephen Marchesi
Description: Ladies and Gentlemen, children of all ages, step right up for Who HQ's entertaining biography of P. T. Barnum: politician, businessman, and The Greatest Showman on Earth!
Call Number: JB Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2019
Jim Gigliotti, Gregory Copeland
Description: Learn more about the renowned British scientist, professor, and author who spent his entire career trying to answer the question: "Where did the universe come from?" Stephen Hawking was born exactly three hundred years after the death of the scientist Galileo, so maybe it was written in the stars that he would become a famous scientist in his own right. Although he was diagnosed with a neurological disease at age 21, Stephen did not let the illness define his life. Known for his groundbreaking work in physics, and identified by his wheelchair and computerized voice system, Stephen continued his research until his death in 2018. He is best known for his black hole theories and his best-selling book A Brief History of Time. Stephen Hawking is an example of a person who had a great mind, but an even greater spirit.
Call Number: JB Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2019
Sally Lee
Description: Independence Day is about more than picnics and fireworks. It is time to celebrate the birth of our nation. Learn the proud history of the founding of the United States, and find out what that means for Americans today.
Call Number: J 394.263 Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2019
Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot
Description: Presents a guide to reading critically, offering tips and activities to improve reading comprehension, covering such topics as point of view, context clues, rhyme schemes, and deciphering fact from fiction. The ability to read critically is an essential skill vital to success in school. For example, do you know what point of view means? Or how to "read" a picture? Can you tell fact from opinion? Filled with exercises to help young readers practice skills like identifying context clues and a story's main idea, plus practical tips and tricks that will improve reading comprehension skills.
Call Number: J 372.4 Gut
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Rob Sanders, Jamey Christoph
Description: Describes the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969, which sparked the gay liberation movement in the United States, and details the history of LGBTQ rights since the riots.
Call Number: J 323.3 San
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Karen Latchana Kenney
Description: Did you know there's a lot of action happening right beneath your feet? Amazing ant colonies are alive underground. The Queen lays eggs. Worker ants feed the Queen and the young. Soldier ants guard the colony from predator attacks. Discover how ants build their nests, communicate, and depend on one another to survive in their huge colonies.
Call Number: J 595.79 Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2019
Patricia Janes
Description: Did you know that arctic foxes have the warmest fur of any animalor that they dont shiver until temperatures drop to around a frigid -112F (-80C)? Be surprised and awed by every page of this captivating book! Features include stunning photography; a fact file which breaks down vital data points in an easy-to-follow and understand format; fast facts; a family tree to show the evolution of and how this animal fits into the wider category of its scientific order; a glossary and more. The last chapter of every Natures Children title always discusses humans impact on the animal and its environment.
Call Number: J 599.7764 Jan
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2019
Lisa Colozza Cocca
Description: Through photos, text, and sidebars, this title explores the differences and similarities between several classes, families, genera, and species of arthropods, and how animal classification works. Readers will discover what makes arthropods unique, how they are classified, and why sometimes scientists sort them in different ways.
Call Number: J 595 Coc
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2019
Raman Prinja, Christopher Wormell
Description: Introduces "all aspects of space, from the sun and our solar system to the lives of stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond"--Publisher marketing.
Call Number: J 520 Pri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Clare Beaton
Description: What can you create with some backyard objects and tissue paper? Your very own flower crown. Use easy-to-follow directions to make fifteen crafts and two recipes, each one focused on nature and its variety. -- Excerpted from Amazon.com.
Call Number: J 508 Bea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Yuval Zommer, Barbara Taylor
Description: Why is a flamingo pink? Can a parrot talk? Is a bald eagle really bald? This follow-up to the hugely successful The Big Book of Bugs, The Big Book of Beasts and The Big Book of the Blue answers these questions and many more. It opens with introductory spreads explaining how to recognize different bird's eggs, the bird family tree, why different species of birds have different beaks and feathers, and why some birds migrate and travel vast distances every year. Subsequent spreads, illustrated with various habitats, are dedicated to specific varieties of bird, including hummingbirds, peacocks, flamingos, bald eagles, secretary birds, albatrosses and red-crowned cranes.
Call Number: J 598 Zom
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2019
Mary Kay Carson, Tom Uhlman
Description: What if tornadoes could be stopped or slowed down? In this addition to the critically-acclaimed Scientist in the Field series, scientist Robin Tanamachi and her team are trying to come up with a way to predict tornadoes with even greater accuracy, and save countless lives across America's heartland.
Call Number: J 551.553 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Stephanie True Peters
Description: Join an extraordinary dog in his work to rescue people caught in an avalanche's path. In Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, avalanche rescue dogs ride chairlifts and snowmobiles, fly down the slopes on skiers' shoulders, and even descend from helicopters in the race against time to rescue those in need. Henry is a lovable border collie who works with his human partner, Ian, in the beautiful but dangerous mountains. After years of hard work and training, Henry and Ian spend their days at the ready, prepared to jump into action at a moment's notice. But the mountains are unpredictable, and when disaster strikes, it will take all of Henry's bravery and skill to save the day.
Call Number: J 636.7 Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2019
Sarah Fabiny, Ted Hammond, Kevin McVeigh
Description: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, began in 1958. With its creation, the United States hoped to ensure it won the space race against the Soviet Union. Author Sarah Fabiny describes the origins of NASA, the launching of the Apollo program that landed the first human on the moon, and the many missions and discoveries that have taken place since then. NASA has a rich history and still plays an important role in uncovering the mysteries of the universe --From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 629.409 Fab
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Jason Rich
Description: An All-Encompassing Introductory Guide to Fortnite! Get started playing the most popular game out there! An Unofficial Encyclopedia of Strategy for Fortniters: Battle Royale for Noobs will introduce you to all aspects of Fortnite Battle Royale using a comprehensive "A to Z" format that's extremely easy-to-understand and that includes hundreds of full-color screenshots. Every core element of the game will be explained in detail, while also providing you with tips and strategies that'll help you achieve success and stay alive longer during matches.
Call Number: J 794.8 Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 13, 2019
Angie Smibert, Lena Chandhok
Description: This book takes kids on a journey to discover the history of games, and then leads them from their initial idea for a new game through several iterations of a game all the way to playing the final version of a game they created. Explore the processes of both playing and creating games while developing critical and creative thinking skills that apply to tasks and concepts across academic fields. -- adapted from back cover.
Call Number: J 793 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2019
Georgia Dunn
Description: Picking up where they last left off in Breaking Cat News, are Elvis, Puck, and Lupin reporting on the breaking news that matters to cats. Cynical, no-nonsense Elvis and shy, sweet, sensitive Puck are the reporter kitties in the field, while the adventurous jokester Lupin serves as anchor cat. Together, they're back to break headlines on mysterious man "tails," all things holiday-related, new cat friends, and all the daily happenings in and outside their home.
Call Number: J 741.5973 Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2019
Kirsty Holmes
Description: From adventure games to endless running, this title helps gamers remaster their skills with tips and tricks to reach new levels. Readers will also love finding out about game designers and innovators and how they made a lifestyle into a career.
Call Number: J 794.8 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2019
Christopher Reid, Elliot Elam
Description: T. S. Eliot's best-selling collection of practical cat poems has been one of the most successful poetry collections in the world. For the first time in company history a companion volume will be published. Originally conceived by Eliot himself, Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dog poems are a witty, varied and exquisitely compiled as Eliot's cats.
Call Number: J 821 Rei
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2019
Mason Crest Publishers
Description: Over the centuries, civilizations rise and fall. Before European explorers reached the shores of North and Central America, a great empire arose -- the Aztecs. Leaving their original home in the north, the Aztecs came south looking for the right place to build their dream city.
Call Number: J 972 Azt
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2019
Adrienne Wright
Description: On June 16, 1976, Hector Pieterson, an ordinary boy, lost his life after getting caught up in what was supposed to be a peaceful protest. Black South African students were marching against a new law requiring that they be taught half of their subjects in Afrikaans, the language of the White government. The story's events unfold from the perspectives of Hector, his sister, and the photographer who captured their photo in the chaos.
Call Number: J 968.06 Wri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 14, 2019
Jim O'Connor, Tim Foley
Description: Learn how the United States ended up fighting for twenty years in a remote country on the other side of the world. The Vietnam War was as much a part of the tumultuous Sixties as Flower Power and the Civil Rights Movement. Five US presidents were convinced that American troops could end a war in the small, divided country of Vietnam and stop Communism from spreading in Southeast Asia. But they were wrong, and the result was the death of 58,000 American troops. Presenting all sides of a complicated and tragic chapter in recent history, Jim O'Connor explains why the US got involved, what the human cost was, and how defeat in Vietnam left a lasting scar on America.
Call Number: J 959.7043 OCo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
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Flying To The Moon: An Astronaut's Story
Michael Collins
JB Col
Read, Learn & Create: The Nature Craft Book
Clare Beaton
J 508 Bea
My Corner Of The Ring
Jesselyn Silva
JB Sil
The Big Book Of Birds
Yuval Zommer, Barbara Taylor
J 598 Zom
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020.
J 031.02 Nat 2020
The Tornado Scientist: Seeing Inside Severe Storms
Mary Kay Carson, Tom Uhlman
J 551.553 Car
Think Like A Computer
Jacob Batchelor
J 004 Bat
Henry: Avalanche Rescue Dog
Stephanie True Peters
J 636.7 Pet
Who Was P.T. Barnum?
Kirsten Anderson, Stephen Marchesi
JB Bar
What Is NASA?
Sarah Fabiny, Ted Hammond, Kevin McVeigh
J 629.409 Fab
Who Was Stephen Hawking?
Jim Gigliotti, Gregory Copeland
JB Haw
An Unofficial Encyclopedia Of Strategy For Fortniters: Battle Royale For Noobs
Jason Rich
J 794.8 Ric
Celebrate Independence Day
Sally Lee
J 394.263 Lee
Game Logic: Level Up And Create Your Own Games With Science Activities For Kids
Angie Smibert, Lena Chandhok
J 793 Smi
My Weird Reading Tips
Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot
J 372.4 Gut
Lupin Leaps In
Georgia Dunn
J 741.5973 Dun
Stonewall: A Building, An Uprising, A Revolution
Rob Sanders, Jamey Christoph
J 323.3 San
Platform Games
Kirsty Holmes
J 794.8 Hol
Ants: Secrets Of Their Cooperative Colonies
Karen Latchana Kenney
J 595.79 Ken
Old Toffer's Book Of Consequential Dogs
Christopher Reid, Elliot Elam
J 821 Rei
Arctic Foxes
Patricia Janes
J 599.7764 Jan
Aztecs
Mason Crest Publishers
J 972 Azt
Arthropods
Lisa Colozza Cocca
J 595 Coc
Hector: A Boy, A Protest, And The Photograph That Changed Apartheid
Adrienne Wright
J 968.06 Wri
Planetarium
Raman Prinja, Christopher Wormell
J 520 Pri
What Was The Vietnam War?
Jim O'Connor, Tim Foley
J 959.7043 OCo