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Martin W. Sandler
Description: In 1957, when the USSR launched Sputnik I, the first man-made satellite to orbit Earth, America's rival in the Cold War claimed victory on a new frontier. The Space Race had begun, and the United States was losing. Closer to home, a decade of turbulence would soon have Americans reeling, with the year 1968 alone seeing the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy as well as many violent clashes between police and protesters. Americans desperately needed something good to believe in, and NASA's mission to orbit Earth in Apollo 8 and test a lunar landing module was being planned for the end of the year. But with four months to go and the module behind schedule, the CIA discovered that the USSR was preparing to send its own mission around the moon--another crucial victory in the Space Race--and it was clearly time for a change of plan.
Call Number: J 629.454 San
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2018
Diane Guerrero, Erica Moroz
Description: The star of Orange Is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, Diane Guerrero presents her personal story in this middle grade memoir about her parents' deportation and the nightmarish struggles of undocumented immigrants and their American children.
Call Number: JB Gue
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2018
National Geographic Society
Description: Offers a collection of true facts about animals, food, science, pop culture, outer space, geography, and weather.
Call Number: J 031.02 Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2018
Chris Barton, Ekua Holmes
Description: A picture book of lawyer, politician, and civil rights leader Barbara Jordan.
Call Number: JB Jor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2018
Alex Woolf, David Antram, illustrator
Description: Without coding, all of the computers in the world would just be useless boxes of plastic and metal. Coding means creating a set of instructions that tells a computer how to perform a task. Discover how much we rely on coding in our daily lives to control things such as smartphones and laptops, kitchen appliances, weather forecasts, traffic lights, cars, and green houses.
Call Number: J 005.13 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 10, 2018
Mallika Chopra, Brenna Vaughan, illustrator
Description: A meditation guide for teens offers specific mindfulness exercises to help deal with day-to-day challenges and includes tips to lead a happier, healthier, and more connected life.
Call Number: J 158.12 Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2018
Anna Wills, Nora Tomm, Shelley Tanaka, translator
Description: The big book of world religions introduces young readers to the five major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, in a simple, visually engaging book that combines a search-and-find aspect with thoroughly researched information about the histories, places of worship, festivals and celebrations, gods, and religious leaders and more of each major religion.
Call Number: J 200 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2018
Sandra Neil Wallace, Rich Wallace, Agata Nowicka, illustrator
Description: Artists and athletes. Educators and journalists. Activists and inventors. CEOs and comedians. The men and women in this book represent nations from Somalia to Germany, from Syria to China, from Mexico to Sweden, and more. They are people like Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, international singing sensation Celia Cruz, star basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, world-renowned physicist Albert Einstein, and influential journalist Jorge Ramos. And they are all immigrants or refugees to the United States of America. Their courage, their achievements, and their determination to change the world have helped make our country a stronger place.
Call Number: J 305.9069 Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2018
Ruby Shamir, Matt Faulkner, illustrator
Description: Describes how Americans choose leaders, local and federal, and why elections should matter.
Call Number: J 324.6 Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2018
Hilary W. Poole
Description: Introduces and explains facts about grizzly bears.
Call Number: J 599.784 Poo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 10, 2018
David Stabler, Anoosha Syed
Description: Forget the moon landing, the Nobel prizes, and the famous inventions. When the world's most brilliant scientists were growing up, they had regular-kid problems just like you. Albert Einstein daydreamed instead of paying attention in class. Jane Goodall got in trouble for bringing worms and snails in her house. And Neil deGrasse Tyson had to start a dog-walking business to save up money to buy a telescope. Kid Scientists tells these stories and more with full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page
Call Number: J 509.22 Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2018
Brenda Peterson, Annie Marie Musselman, photographer
Description: Follow the journey of a Mexican gray wolf family's release to the wild. This incredible story celebrates the care and conservation work involved in helping save a highly endangered species.
Call Number: J 599.77 Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Lela Nargi, Arianna Soldati
Description: Introduces volcanoes, describing how they form, why they erupt, and some of the most explosive eruptions throughout history.
Call Number: J 551.2 Nar
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 27, 2018
Anne Rooney, Mark Bergin, illustrator
Description: Simple machines are around us all the time and we use them every day. Many are built into complex machines, but the simple machine is still in there doing its job. Discover how simple machines enable practically everything around us to work, allowing us to travel in wheeled vehicles, lift very heavy objects, put things together, and take things apart.
Call Number: J 621.8 Roo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 10, 2018
Pat Mora, Raúl Colón, illustrator
Description: A collection of the author's own poems celebrating a love of words and all the ways we use and interact with them: reading, speaking, writing, singing, and storytelling.
Call Number: J 811.54 Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2018
Kate Coombs, Lee Gatlin, illustrator
Description: A book of poems that casts various monsters and creepy creatures in a school setting.
Call Number: J 811.6 Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2018
Matthew Mehan, John Folley, illustrator
Description: Dally and the Blug, two friends, have many adventures together.
Call Number: J 811.6 Meh
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 10, 2018
Patricia Cleveland-Peck, Isabel Greenberg, illustrator
Description: The story of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb and its discovery by British archaeologist Howard Carter.
Call Number: J 932.01 Cle
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2018
Michele Mortlock, Jake Murray
Description: It was the bees' knees, the cat's meow. If you're not familiar with 1920s slang, all the more reason to read this fascinating look at that wild, exciting decade. It began on the heels of one tragedy--the flu pandemic of 1918--and ended with another: the start of the Great Depression. But in between there were plenty of good times--the Model T cars that Henry Ford made were cheap enough for the masses, the new sound of jazz heated up speakeasies and nightclubs during the time of Prohibition.
Call Number: J 973.91 Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 16, 2018
Monica Kulling, Valerio Fabbretti, illustrator
Description: Eliza Hamilton was so much more than just Alexander Hamilton's wife. She was a spirited girl who grew up to be a strong woman with a big heart and amazing strength of character. She rescued many children in need during her life. In fact, she and others established New York City's first orphanage--which became a place that is still helping needy children to this day. She lived for 50 years after Hamilton's death in the infamous duel, and she preserved his historical legacy and contributed to American history with other Founding Mothers in ways that will finally be shared widely with those newly interested in Colonial and Revolutionary War times.
Call Number: JB Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2018
Brad Meltzer, Chris Eliopoulos, illustrator
Description: A biography of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
Call Number: JB Arm
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2018
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Apollo 8 : The Mission That Changed Everything
Martin W. Sandler
J 629.454 San
Universe
Giles Sparrow, Jerry Stone
J 523.1 Spa
My Family Divided : One Girl's Journey Of Home, Loss, And Hope
Diane Guerrero, Erica Moroz
JB Gue
Volcanoes : All The Latest Facts From The Field
Lela Nargi, Arianna Soldati
J 551.2 Nar
Weird But True 10 : 350 Outrageous Facts
National Geographic Society
J 031.02 Wei
Countdown : 2979 Days To The Moon
Suzanne Slade, Thomas Gonzalez, illustrator
J 629.454 Sla
What Do You Do With A Voice Like That? : The Story Of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
Chris Barton, Ekua Holmes
JB Jor
Eat Your Words : A Fascinating Look At The Language Of Food
Charlotte Foltz Jones, John O'Brien, illustrator
J 641.3 Jon
You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Coding!
Alex Woolf, David Antram, illustrator
J 005.13 Woo
You Wouldn't Want To Live Without Simple Machines!
Anne Rooney, Mark Bergin, illustrator
J 621.8 Roo
Just Breathe : Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, And More
Mallika Chopra, Brenna Vaughan, illustrator
J 158.12 Cho
Bookjoy, Wordjoy
Pat Mora, Raúl Colón, illustrator
J 811.54 Mor
Who Believes What? : Exploring The World's Major Religions
Anna Wills, Nora Tomm, Shelley Tanaka, translator
J 200 Wil
Monster School
Kate Coombs, Lee Gatlin, illustrator
J 811.6 Coo
First Generation : 36 Trailblazing Immigrants And Refugees Who Make America Great
Sandra Neil Wallace, Rich Wallace, Agata Nowicka, illustrator
J 305.9069 Wal
Mr. Mehan's Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals : A Hypothetical Alphabetical
Matthew Mehan, John Folley, illustrator
J 811.6 Meh
What's The Big Deal About Elections
Ruby Shamir, Matt Faulkner, illustrator
J 324.6 Sha
The Secrets Of Tutankhamun : Egypt's Boy King And His Incredible Tomb
Patricia Cleveland-Peck, Isabel Greenberg, illustrator
J 932.01 Cle
About Woodpeckers : A Guide For Children
Cathryn P. Sill, John Sill, illustrator
J 598.72 Sil
What Were The Roaring Twenties?
Michele Mortlock, Jake Murray
J 973.91 Mor
Grizzly Bears
Hilary W. Poole
J 599.784 Poo
Who Were The Tuskegee Airmen?
Sherri L. Smith, Jake Murray
J 940.5449 Smi
Kid Scientists: True Tales Of Childhood From Science Superstars
David Stabler, Anoosha Syed
J 509.22 Sta
Eliza Hamilton : Founding Mother
Monica Kulling, Valerio Fabbretti, illustrator
JB Ham
Lobos : A Wolf Family Returns To The Wild
Brenda Peterson, Annie Marie Musselman, photographer
J 599.77 Pet
I Am Neil Armstrong
Brad Meltzer, Chris Eliopoulos, illustrator
JB Arm