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Eric Braun
Description: Profiles four environmentalists who are helping to save the world's wildlife, fighting for safe food, promoting clean energy, and battling against climate change.
Call Number: J 363.7 Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 27, 2016
Sabina Lawson
Description: Profiles individuals involved in improving access to education, school policies, cultural and gender issues, and school safety, including resistance to testing, overcrowding, homelessness, equality in sports, and wheelchair accessibility.
Call Number: J 371.207 Law
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 27, 2016
Julie Murray
Description: Explains the purpose of the library, including how librarians help people, how people check out books, and why it is important to be quiet in the library.
Call Number: J 027 Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 27, 2016
National Geographic Society (U.S.), editor
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: Dec 12, 2016
Richard Warren, Richard Jesse Watson, illustrator
Description: Presents each line of the Lord's Prayer and explains the meaning behind the words with line-by-line commentary.
Call Number: J 226.96 War
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2016
Jen Green
Description: From the icy poles to the evergreen rainforests, life has found a way to flourish in nearly every environment on Earth. This book explores the startling discoveries of new life forms in extreme environments, such as the strange worlds of the ocean depths. Whilst marvelling the world around us, it also confronts the human impact on the environment. The mounting evidence for global warming is explored and challenges us to work towards a more sustainable future.
Call Number: J 363.7 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 5, 2017
Richard Sobol
Description: On the morning of September 11, 2001, J.J. Keki, a Ugandan musician and coffee farmer, was in New York, about to visit the World Trade Center. Instead, J.J. witnessed the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers. He came away from this event with strong emotions about religious conflict. Why should people be enemies because of their religions?
Call Number: J 334.6833 Sob
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 27, 2016
Eric Braun
Description: This book profiles real-life child and adult activists working to improve healthcare and education about health.
Call Number: J 362.04 Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 22, 2016
Jamie Kyle McGillian
Description: Introduces how to manage money, from earning an allowance to budgeting to saving for college.
Call Number: J 332.024 McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 22, 2016
Elise Moser, Scot Ritchie, illustrator
Description: Looks at the life of the woman who created the global recycling standard, a tale of how she rallied her community through creativity, hard work, and determination and wound up changing the world.
Call Number: J 363.728 Mos
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2016
Portia Summers
Call Number: J 332.404 Sum
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 27, 2016
David Anthony
Call Number: J 599.643 Ant
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2017
Elaine McKinnon
Description: Looks at dingoes, describing their physical features, habitats, life cycle, predatory behavior, and the danger they face from human hunters.
Call Number: J 599.772 McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 22, 2016
Lisa J Amstutz
Description: Discover how scientists are using extremely low temperatures to save lives. Explore the theories behind cryobiology.
Call Number: J 571.4645 Ams
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 27, 2016
Margot Lee Shetterly
Description: Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.
Call Number: J 510.92 Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2016
John Austin
Description: Being a wizard takes training, practice, and a few tips from an expert. Labcraft Wizards provides dozens of step-by-step projects to transform everyday objects into instruments of magic, such as a sculpted magic wand, gooey ogre snot, bouncy dragon eggs, edible brewed slugs, an enchanted hourglass, and more. Through its creative activities, Labcraft Wizards encourages scientific observation and helps eager minds explore basic concepts in chemistry and physics through experimentation.
Call Number: J 507.8 Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 22, 2016
Josh Gregory
Description: This book details the life and habits of rabbits.
Call Number: J 599.32 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 12, 2016
Nico Medina, John Hinderliter, illustrator
Description: Describes the history of the Great Barrier Reef, including how it was discovered, the creatures that call the reef home, and what is being done to protect it.
Call Number: J 551.424 Med
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 12, 2016
Flu
Ann Squire
Description: Learn all about the flu, from what causes it and how it affects people to how it is diagnosed and treated.
Call Number: J 616.203 Squ
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 12, 2016
Shelley Rotner
Description: Discusses the people who grow the produce, raise the farm animals, and catch the fish that the rest of the world eats.
Call Number: J 641.3 Rot
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 12, 2016
Ryan Nagelhout
Description: Provides information on dams, including their history, how modern dams are constructed, and how dangerous it can be when they fail.
Call Number: J 627.8 Nag
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 27, 2016
Mary Beth Springer
Description: Meet Sydney, who shares the difficulties of having cerebral palsy, and how, in spite of those difficulties, she lives a full, happy life.
Call Number: J 616.836 Spr
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 27, 2016
Miranda Smith
Description: Information about the bones that make up a skeleton, what organs - like the heart and lungs - do, and how DNA makes us all unique. Discover facts about body processes, like respiration, digestion, and circulation.
Call Number: J 612 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2016
Charlotte Foltz Jones, John O'Brien, illustrator
Description: Do you know how many things in your daily life were invented by accident? Sandwiches came about when an English earl was too busy gambling to eat his meal and needed to keep one hand free. Potato chips were first cooked by a chef who was furious when a customer complained that his fried potatoes weren't thin enough. Coca-Cola, Silly Putty, and X rays have fascinating stories behind them too. Their unusual tales, and many more, along with cartoons and weird, amazing facts, make up this book about everyday items that had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 609 Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 22, 2016
Rebecca Sjonger
Description: Robots are machines that follow a decision-making process when performing tasks. They are playing an increasing role in manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, mining, and aerospace, as well as in our everyday lives. Readers will learn how robotics engineers find new ways for robots to do work that would be dangerous, time-consuming, dull, or impossible for humans to perform. Real-life examples and a design challenge help students understand key concepts related to the engineering design process, and how robotics engineers play a vital role in expanding our knowledge of the universe.
Call Number: J 629.892 Sjo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2017
Rob Baker
Description: Presents an introduction to music, discussing it's history, styles and genres from around the world, instruments, and influential musicians.
Call Number: J 780.9 Bak
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 5, 2017
Allan Morey
Description: "This photo-illustrated book for elementary students describes hikes from a simple nature walk to a miles-long trek across rough terrain. Includes information on safety and equipment needed"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 796.51 Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2016
Pablo Hidalgo, Kemp Remillard, illustrator
Description: Presents in-depth character profiles, with fully annotated cross-sections of vehicles and locations.
Call Number: J 791.4372 Hid
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2016
Sean Connolly, Chad Thomas, illustrator
Description: Why does a knuckleball flutter? Why do belly flops hurt so much? Why would a quarterback prefer a deflated football? Here are 54 all-star experiments that demonstrate the scientific principles powering a wide variety of sports and activities--and offer insights that can help you improve your own athletic skills. How does a black belt karate chop her way through a stack of bricks? Use Popsicle sticks to understand why it's possible and learn the role played by Newton's second law of motion. Does LeBron James really float through the air on the way to a dunk? Use a tennis ball, a paperback book, and the help of a friend to understand the science of momentum and the real meaning of hang time. Using common household objects, each project includes step-by-step instructions, tips, and a detailed explanation of how and why the experiment worked. It's a win-win.
Call Number: J 796.015 Con
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2016
Sean Callery
Description: The largest ocean liner of her time, Titanic was hailed as the ultimate in luxury travel, with grand dining halls and the latest technology, including an onboard telephone system. She set off on her maiden voyage on 10 April 1912 with more than 2,000 people on board. Just four days later, the ship struck an iceberg off the coast of Canada, and the unthinkable happened: Titanic sank. Find out what caused more than 1,000 people to drown and why the ship was so woefully ill-equipped for such a disaster. Through eyewitness accounts and from evidence found in the wreck, Titanic's fateful voyage has been meticulously pieced together to tell a riveting story of ambition, arrogance and folly. --Publisher
Call Number: J 910.45 Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2016
Heather Cooper Lehe
Description: In 1935, Paul, his family, and 202 other families move to the Matanuska Valley Colony in Alaska where he meets Maggie and Erik, two other children of colonists learning to live in the far north.
Call Number: J 979.8 Leh
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 27, 2016
Cokie Roberts, Diane Goode, illustrator
Description: Shares the stories of remarkable women who shaped American history between 1796 and 1828, including Dolley Madison, Isabella Graham, and Sacajawea.
Call Number: J 973.4 Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2017
Susan Schader Lee
Description: A treasury of facts and trivia about Washington, D.C. includes entries about the Capitol basement's ghost cat, the one-eared bust of President Lincoln, and the famous memorials at the National Mall.
Call Number: J 975.3 Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 12, 2016
Eileen Weintraub
Description: A guide to some of America's most significant national parks reveals lesser-known points of interest and trivia about such sites as the Great Smoky Mountains, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Denali.
Call Number: J 363.68 Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 12, 2016
Crispin Boyer
Description: Shares facts and anecdotes about men who are heroes and role models, from Abraham Lincoln and Robert Gould Shaw to Jesse Owens and Neil Armstrong.
Call Number: J 920.02 Boy
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2017
Stephanie Warren Drimmer
Description: Discover true stories of superstars, war heroes, world leaders, gusty gals, and everyday women who changed the world. From Sacagawea to Mother Teresa, Annie Oakley to Malala Yousafzai, these famous women hiked up their pants and petticoats and charged full-speed ahead to prove girls are just as tough as boys, maybe even tougher.
Call Number: J 920.72 Dri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2017
Janet B Pascal, Tim Foley, illustrator
Description: On Sunday, October 8, 1871, a fire started on the south side of Chicago. A long drought made the neighborhood go up in flames. And practically everything that could go wrong did. Firemen first went to the wrong location. Fierce winds helped the blaze jump the Chicago River twice. The Chicago Waterworks burned down, making it impossible to fight the fire. Finally after two days, Mother Nature took over, with rain smothering the flames. This overview of a stupendous disaster not only covers the fire but explores the whole history of fire fighting.
Call Number: J 977.311 Pas
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 12, 2016
Misty Copeland, Brandy Colbert
Description: Determination meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the memoir by the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland. Life in Motion is a story for all the kids who dare to be different, dream bigger, and want to break stereotypes in whatever they do.
Call Number: JB Cop
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 28, 2016
Javaka Steptoe
Description: Presents the life of the artist, who was inspired as a child by a book of anatomy given to him by his mother after being injured in a car crash and who went on to become a celebrity in the art world before his early death at twenty-eight.
Call Number: JB Bas
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 12, 2016
Bonnie Bader, Joseph J. M. Qiu, illustrator
Description: Private and bookish, Jackie Kennedy found herself thrust into the world spotlight as the young and glamorous wife of the President John F. Kennedy. As First Lady she restored the once neglected rooms of the White House to their former glory, and through her charm and elegance became a style icon whose influence is still felt even today.
Call Number: JB Ona
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2017
Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Ted Hammond, illustrator
Description: Details the lives of the vaudeville team that became world famous comedy film stars, covering their childhood as first-generation Americans and their fifty years of fame.
Call Number: J 920 Pol
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 12, 2016
Taking Action To Help The Environment
Eric Braun
J 363.7 Bra
I Have Cerebral Palsy
Mary Beth Springer
J 616.836 Spr
Taking Action To Improve Schools
Sabina Lawson
J 371.207 Law
Incredible Human Body
Miranda Smith
J 612 Smi
The Library
Julie Murray
J 027 Mur
Mistakes That Worked : The World's Familiar Inventions And How They Came To Be
Charlotte Foltz Jones, John O'Brien, illustrator
J 609 Jon
Weird But True! 8 : 300 Outrageous Facts.
National Geographic Society (U.S.), editor
J 031.02 Wei
Robotics Engineering And Our Automated World
Rebecca Sjonger
J 629.892 Sjo
The Lord's Prayer
Richard Warren, Richard Jesse Watson, illustrator
J 226.96 War
50 Things You Should Know About Music
Rob Baker
J 780.9 Bak
50 Things You Should Know About The Environment
Jen Green
J 363.7 Gre
Hiking
Allan Morey
J 796.51 Mor
Growing Peace : A Story Of Farming, Music, And Religious Harmony
Richard Sobol
J 334.6833 Sob
Star Wars Rogue One : The Ultimate Visual Guide
Pablo Hidalgo, Kemp Remillard, illustrator
J 791.4372 Hid
Taking Action To Improve People's Health
Eric Braun
J 362.04 Bra
The Book Of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science
Sean Connolly, Chad Thomas, illustrator
J 796.015 Con
The Kids' Money Book : Earning, Saving, Spending, Investing, Donating
Jamie Kyle McGillian
J 332.024 McG
50 Things You Should Know About Titanic
Sean Callery
J 910.45 Cal
What Milly Did : The Remarkable Pioneer Of Plastics Recycling
Elise Moser, Scot Ritchie, illustrator
J 363.728 Mos
Colony Kids : Adventures Of The First Year In Alaska
Heather Cooper Lehe
J 979.8 Leh
Word Problems With Money
Portia Summers
J 332.404 Sum
Ladies Of Liberty : The Women Who Shaped Our Nation
Cokie Roberts, Diane Goode, illustrator
J 973.4 Rob
Bison
David Anthony
J 599.643 Ant
Secrets Of Our Nation's Capital : Weird And Wonderful Facts About Washington, Dc
Susan Schader Lee
J 975.3 Lee
Dingoes
Elaine McKinnon
J 599.772 McK
Secrets Of The National Parks : Weird And Wonderful Facts About America's Natural Wonders
Eileen Weintraub
J 363.68 Wei
Discover Cryobiology
Lisa J Amstutz
J 571.4645 Ams
The Book Of Heroes : Tales Of History's Most Daring Dudes
Crispin Boyer
J 920.02 Boy
Hidden Figures : The Untold True Story Of Four African-american Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space
Margot Lee Shetterly
J 510.92 Lee
The Book Of Heroines : Tales Of History's Gutsiest Gals
Stephanie Warren Drimmer
J 920.72 Dri
Labcraft Wizards : Magical Projects And Experiments
John Austin
J 507.8 Aus
What Was The Great Chicago Fire?
Janet B Pascal, Tim Foley, illustrator
J 977.311 Pas
Rabbits
Josh Gregory
J 599.32 Gre
Life In Motion : An Unlikely Ballerina
Misty Copeland, Brandy Colbert
JB Cop
Where Is The Great Barrier Reef?
Nico Medina, John Hinderliter, illustrator
J 551.424 Med
Radiant Child : The Story Of Young Artist Jean-michel Basquiat
Javaka Steptoe
JB Bas
Flu
Ann Squire
J 616.203 Squ
Who Was Jacqueline Kennedy?
Bonnie Bader, Joseph J. M. Qiu, illustrator
JB Ona
Grow! Raise! Catch! : How We Get Our Food
Shelley Rotner
J 641.3 Rot
Who Were The Three Stooges?
Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Ted Hammond, illustrator
J 920 Pol
How Do Dams Work?
Ryan Nagelhout
J 627.8 Nag