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Jan Wahl, Morgana Wallace
Description: Hedy and her Amazing Invention teaches kids about the pioneering scientific work and inspiring courage of Hedy Lamarr, the famous Hollywood actress who fought against old-fashioned parents, a domineering husband, prejudice, and stereotypes to become an accomplished inventor whose work helped pave the way for many of the communications technologies we enjoy today.
Call Number: J B Lam
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2019
Shana Corey
Description: Michelle Obama is a lawyer, a former First Lady of the United States, and someone who fights for the rights of kids like YOU.
Call Number: JB Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2019
Alix Wood
Description: Stephen Hawking's studies of space and theoretical physics may seem complicated, but with the help of this accessible volume, readers of many ages will be able to learn about his work and life.
Call Number: J B Haw
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2019
Wynne Kinder
Description: Shares mindfulness activities that teach children how to focus their thoughts and pay attention, with care, to one moment at a time, including breathing exercises, moving the body to unwind stress, and taking a walk in the woods.
Call Number: J 158.12 Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2019
Steven Otfinoski
Description: On January 15, 2009, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger was faced with disaster when his Airbus A320 airplane struck a flock of Canada geese shortly after taking off from New York's LaGuardia Airport. With no engine power and no airports close enough for a landing, Captain Sully had no choice but to ditch his craft in the Hudson River. Suspenseful, dramatic events unfold in chronological, interwoven stories from the different perspectives of people who experienced the event while it was happening.
Call Number: J 363.12 Otf
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2019
Amy Kortuem
Description: A crime has happened. Investigators find a computer at the crime scene. Experts find information on the computer that had been deleted. Police now have a clue. Find out how computer and other digital evidence can help bring cases to a close.
Call Number: J 363.25 Kor
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
Amy Kortuem
Description: A robbery has occurred. At first glance, it looks like nothing was left behind. But when fingerprint analysts arrive, they use a special light to find latent fingerprints. Find out about the techniques and tools fingerprint analysts use to help bring even the toughest cases to a close.
Call Number: J 363.25 Kor
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
M. M. Eboch
Description: Geothermal energy makes use of the energy already present within the earth. This clean, renewable energy is growing in its technology and popularity. Readers will learn how it is harnessed, how it compares to other forms of energy, and how they may get involved in this exciting growing field some day.
Call Number: J 333.8 Ebo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2019
Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Kathleen Van Cleve
Description: Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave, who risked everything for freedom. Now in a Young Readers Edition."
Call Number: J 306.362 Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2019
Dina Anastasio, Tim Foley
Description: Where Is Hollywood?--the film capital of the world. Developed in the 1880s by Midwesterners looking for a sunny winter getaway, Hollywood was a small housing development outside still-small Los Angeles. But everything changed in the early 1900s when filmmakers from New York flocked to the area, where they could make movies without having to pay Thomas Edison's patent fee. It didn't hurt that the weather was perfect, too. Readers will take a journey from the Golden Age of Hollywood to the present-day film industry, learning all about what turned lush farmland into Tinseltown.
Call Number: J 384.8 Ana
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2019
Libby Romero
Description: Information about how animals build their homes, for beginner readers.
Call Number: J 591.56 Rom
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2019
Tamra Orr
Description: Imagine a worm that spits glue, a rat with vampire teeth, and a frog you can see through! These are just some of the amazing animals that were recently discovered by scientists. Readers learn about these fascinating creatures and many more through carefully-leveled, engaging books reviewed by Smithsonian experts.
Call Number: J 591 Orr
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2019
David Salomon
Description: Step inside a panda reserve, where pandas are studied and protected. Soon, on cub will be released into the wild. Is she ready?
Call Number: J 599.78 Sal
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2019
Allyssa Loya
Description: A simple, low-level, unplugged introduction to conditionals designed for young readers not yet ready for coding on computers. Beloved characters from the world-famous Disney franchise The Incredibles draw in readers new to coding concepts.
Call Number: J 511.3 Loy
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
Laurence Pringle, Meryl Henderson
Description: Author Laurence Pringle's clear, informative text describes dolphins' habitats, physiology, communication, intelligence, parenting, what and how they eat, and much more. The book also discusses conservation and how dolphins can be protected from hunting, pollution, and other threats. Accompanied by Meryl Henderson's beautiful and illuminating paintings, this book is a great STEM title that perfectly hits the mark for children interested in marine life.
Call Number: J 599.53 Pri
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
Tamra Orr
Description: Imagine a fish without a face, drones exploring the ocean floor and underwater waterfalls! Learn all about these amazing underwater discoveries and many more in these fun and engaging books reviewed by Smithsonian experts.
Call Number: J 551.46 Orr
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
Jim Dutcher, Jamie Dutcher, ,
Description: Discover the wonder of wolves from Emmy-award winning filmmakers Jim and Jamie Dutcher as they tell their story of the six years they watched, learned about, and lived with the Sawtooth wolf pack.
Call Number: J 599.773 Dut
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2019
Sara Gillingham
Description: Illustrated guide to the 88 internationally recognized constellations with stories and legends. Includes key star information, location descriptions, and maps.
Call Number: J 523.8 Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2019
Tamra Orr
Description: Imagine discovering new planets lightyears away or galaxies you never knew existed. Learn all about new and amazing space discoveries in these fun and engaging books reviewed by Smithsonian experts.
Call Number: J 520 Orr
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
Florence Guiraud, Paul Kelly (Translator)
Description: A stunningly illustrated treasury of animals, this book will entrance and delight young children interested in the world of nature. Bright-eyed birds, evanescent butterflies, tropical fish and other pleasures await the readers of this large format book that will appeal to young children's curiosity about the natural world.
Call Number: J 590 Gui
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2019
Barbara Krasner
Description: Explores the history and impact of the influenza.
Call Number: J 616.2 Kra
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2019
Ella Schwartz, National Geographic Kids (Firm), National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Description: Provides tools and know-how to tackle all kinds of STEM projects: building a kaleidoscope, designing a fidget spinner, planting a rain forest, creating a musical instrument, and more. Organized by scientific principles, chapters include step-by-step activities and open-ended challenges.
Call Number: J 621.8 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
Tamra Orr
Description: Imagine a machine that can pull water out of thin air. Picture a tiny disk that can store huge amounts of data for billions of years. These are just some of the new discoveries made by scientists. Readers learn about fascinating developments in medicine, technology, archeology and more through carefully-leveled, engaging books reviewed by Smithsonian experts.
Call Number: J 600 Orr
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
Ryō Katagiri, Yoko Ishihara, Kyle Paul (Chef), Manga University Culinary Institute
Description: This Manga Cookbook 3 offers a menu that merges traditional Japanese food with other regional cuisines. The 29 recipes feature illustrated step-by-step instructions.
Call Number: J 641.59 Man
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 4, 2019
Jamie Harrington, Brittanie Pyper, Holly Homer
Description: Let your creativity and your imagination soar with these colorful, crazy-fun recipes for slime, dough, clay, foam, mud and more. Create amazing concoctions like Fake Snow, Color-Changing Slime and Glow-in-the-Dark Dough. Dig your fingers into Glowing Magic Mud, Shaving Cream Dough and Kool-Aid Foam. Or, if you're brave enough, squeeze the Spider Egg Sack Slime or the Frog's Vomit Slime--eek! There are even some special slimes that you can eat like Gummy Worm Slime, Pudding Slime and Cookie Dough Dough. With 101 super cool activities (that are also super easy to clean up), you can try them all! -- Publisher's description.
Call Number: J 745.59 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2019
Sam Maggs, Emma Grange, Ruth Amos
Description: Meet the amazing Marvel Super Heroes who use their powers to help others and save the day. How does superstar pilot and space explorer Captain Marvel protect Earth from alien threats? Why did genius inventor Moon Girl form a crime-fighting duo with a T. rex named Devil Dinosaur? And how did Gamora become the deadliest woman in the galaxy? Discover the amazing stories of all these female heroes and many more, including Ms. Marvel, Spider-Woman, Squirrel Girl, Shuri, Quake, Black Widow, America Chavez, and Storm.
Call Number: J 741.5973 Mag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2019
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York N.Y.)
Description: A book filled with more than 150 works we love from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The book is divided into different themes for readers to explore, including people, animals, transportation, and places"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 709 Met
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2019
Magic Eye Inc
Description: This special 25th anniversary edition features a fascinating selection of new Magic Eye images created using the latest 3D illusions and advancements, commemorating a quarter century of mesmerizing Magic Eye entertainment.
Call Number: J 709.04 Mag
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2019
Allison Lassieur
Description: From the fearless to the feared, discover 25 women who dared. Dared to conquer their dreams, win wars, discover sights unseen, and more. Readers will learn about bold women who were determined to achieve something great in the face of adversity.
Call Number: J 920.72 Las
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 23, 2019
Jill Sherman
Description: Discover 25 women who challenged the status quo and fought for what they believed in. From all corners of the world, these women show us that barriers are meant to be broken and obstacles can be overcome. Learn about some of the fierce women who persevered in the face of adversity to fight for what they thought was right.
Call Number: J 920.72 She
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2019
Michael P. Spradlin
Description: The true story for middle grade readers of First Lt. Jack Montgomery, a Native American who received the Medal of Honor for his valor in World War II.
Call Number: J 940.54 Spr
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2019
Mary Lindeen
Description: A very simple introduction to the geography, topography, flora, fauna, and people of North America. Additional features to aid comprehension include fact-filled captions, detailed photographs, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
Call Number: J 917 Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2019
Mary Lindeen
Description: A very simple introduction to the geography, topography, flora, fauna, and people of South America. Additional features to aid comprehension include fact-filled captions, photographs, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
Call Number: J 918 Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2019
Peter Frankopan, Neil Packer
Description: Learn about the Silk Roads, a series of networks connecting ancient cultures.
Call Number: J 909 Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2019
Sarah Fabiny
Description: Antarctica, the earth's southernmost continent, was virtually untouched by humans until the nineteenth century. Many famous explorers journeyed (and often died) there in the hope of discovering a land that always seemed out of reach. This book introduces readers to this desert--yes, desert!--continent that holds about 90 percent of the world's ice; showcases some of the 200 species that call Antarctica home, including the emperor penguin; and discusses environmental dangers to the continent, underscoring how what happens to Antarctica affects the entire world.
Call Number: J 919.89 Fab
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2019
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Hedy & Her Amazing Invention
Jan Wahl, Morgana Wallace
J B Lam
Space Discoveries
Tamra Orr
J 520 Orr
Michelle Obama: First Lady, Going Higher
Shana Corey
JB Cor
Wonders Of Nature: Explorations In The World Of Birds, Insects And Fish
Florence Guiraud, Paul Kelly (Translator)
J 590 Gui
Stephen Hawking
Alix Wood
J B Haw
Influenza: How The Flu Changed History
Barbara Krasner
J 616.2 Kra
Calm: Mindfulness For Kids
Wynne Kinder
J 158.12 Kin
Make This!: Building, Thinking, And Tinkering Projects For The Amazing Maker In You
Ella Schwartz, National Geographic Kids (Firm), National Geographic Society (U.S.)
J 621.8 Sch
Captain Sully's River Landing: The Hudson Hero Of Flight 1549
Steven Otfinoski
J 363.12 Otf
Planet Earth Discoveries
Tamra Orr
J 600 Orr
Computer Evidence
Amy Kortuem
J 363.25 Kor
The Manga Cookbook 3: Japanese Fusion Food With Character!
Ryō Katagiri, Yoko Ishihara, Kyle Paul (Chef), Manga University Culinary Institute
J 641.59 Man
Fingerprint Evidence
Amy Kortuem
J 363.25 Kor
101 Kids Activities That Are The Ooey, Gooey-est Ever!: Nonstop Fun With Diy Slimes, Doughs And Moldables
Jamie Harrington, Brittanie Pyper, Holly Homer
J 745.59 Har
Geothermal Energy
M. M. Eboch
J 333.8 Ebo
Fearless And Fantastic!: Female Super Heroes Save The World
Sam Maggs, Emma Grange, Ruth Amos
J 741.5973 Mag
Never Caught, The Story Of Ona Judge: George And Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared To Run Away
Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Kathleen Van Cleve
J 306.362 Dun
I (Heart) Art: Art We Love From The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York N.Y.)
J 709 Met
Where Is Hollywood?
Dina Anastasio, Tim Foley
J 384.8 Ana
Magic Eye: Amazing 3D Illusions: 25th Anniversary Book
Magic Eye Inc
J 709.04 Mag
Animal Architects
Libby Romero
J 591.56 Rom
25 Women Who Dared To Go
Allison Lassieur
J 920.72 Las
Animal Discoveries
Tamra Orr
J 591 Orr
25 Women Who Fought Back
Jill Sherman
J 920.72 She
Baby Panda Goes Wild
David Salomon
J 599.78 Sal
Jack Montgomery: World War II: Gallantry At Anzio
Michael P. Spradlin
J 940.54 Spr
Conditionals With The Incredibles 2
Allyssa Loya
J 511.3 Loy
North America
Mary Lindeen
J 917 Lin
Dolphins!
Laurence Pringle, Meryl Henderson
J 599.53 Pri
South America
Mary Lindeen
J 918 Lin
Ocean Discoveries
Tamra Orr
J 551.46 Orr
The Silk Roads: An Illustrated New History Of The World
Peter Frankopan, Neil Packer
J 909 Fra
Running With Wolves: Our Story Of Life With The Sawtooth Pack
Jim Dutcher, Jamie Dutcher, ,
J 599.773 Dut
Where Is Antarctica?
Sarah Fabiny
J 919.89 Fab
Seeing Stars
Sara Gillingham
J 523.8 Gil