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Ben Morgan, Steve Setford, Carol Vorderman, Craig Steele, Claire Quigley
Description: Presents an introduction to the Python programming language with illustrated steps for creating simple projects, including an animal quiz, a password picker, a robot builder, and a screen pet.
Call Number: J 005.133 Cod
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2018
Jonathan W. Stokes, David Sossella
Description: It provides information about ancient Rome like culture, economics, fashion, history, law, and politics of the time while offering practical advice on how to avoid being poisoned, beheaded, or torn apart by an angry mob.There is handy advice on finding the best picnicking spots to watch Julius Caesar's assassination at the Roman Forum in 44 BC, as well as helpful real estate tips to profit from the great Roman fire of AD 64. There are even useful recommendations on which famous historical figures to meet for lunch.
Call Number: J 937 Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Philip Wilkinson, Steve Noon, illustrator
Description: Profiles thirty children in different eras, discussing the clothes they wore, the food they ate, the games they played, and the moments in history they witnessed.
Call Number: J 390.083 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2018
Ava Sawyer
Description: The hydrosphere encompasses all water on Earth from glaciers and ice to rivers and oceans. People use water every day. This title asks the question, how much do you use? Readers will learn how humans use water, how humans positively and negatively affect water, and how to protect the water supply. Meets Next Generation Science Standards.
Call Number: J 363.739 Saw
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2018
Marley (Marley Emerson) Dias, Siobhán McGowan
Description: In this accessible "keep-it-real" guide, Marley explores activism, social justice, volunteerism, equity and inclusion, and using social media for good. Drawing from her experience, Marley shows kids how they can galvanize their strengths to make positive changes in their communities, while getting support from parents, teachers, and friends to turn dreams into reality.
Call Number: J 305.23 Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2018
Kirsten W. Larson
Description: Examines what caused the Second Amendment to be born and what effects the amendment has had throughout history.
Call Number: J 344.73 Lar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2018
Rebecca Rissman
Description: Four female African-American mathematicians literally made it possible to launch US rockets and astronauts into space. Hidden Women tells the thrilling tale of how women contributed, the struggles and resistance each experienced, and the amazing result.
Call Number: J 510.92 Ris
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2018
Description: This visual reference explores the natural world.
Call Number: J 578 Exp
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 9, 2018
Alonso Garcia
Description: Everybody knows that chameleons change color, but how do they do it? This book explains the science in action.
Call Number: J 597.95 Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2018
Patricia Fletcher
Description: Discusses what kelp forests are, what makes them unique, where they are found, and why they are important to animals and people.
Call Number: J 577.78 Fle
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 8, 2018
Melissa Stewart, Stephen Brusatte, Julius Csotonyi, illustrator
Description: Discusses the varieties of tyrannosaurs and their characteristics, including the Qianzhousaurus Rex, or Pinocchio Rex, which was discovered in 2014 and gained its nickname due to its pointy nose.
Call Number: J 567.91 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2018
Stephanie Sabol, Ted Hammond, illustrator
Description: Readers will want to grab a telescope and explore the night skies after finishing this overview of our solar system. Our solar system consists of eight planets, as well as numerous moons, comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. For thousands of years, humans believed that Earth was at the center of the Universe, but all of that changed in the 17th century. Astronomers like Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, and Isaac Newton proposed the unthinkable theory that Earth and the other planets actually revolved around the Sun.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 523.2 Sab
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2018
Malgorzata Mycielska, Aleksandra Mizielinski, illustrator, Daniel Mizielinski, illustrator, Agnes Monod-Gayraud, translator
Description: When Leonardo da Vinci invented the tank, car, helicopter, glider,parachute, submarine, lift and telescope, over 500 years ago, he was considered a dreamer. Or even crazy. Today he is understood to be a genius, ahead of his time.This book collects ancient and modern inventions. Some are revolutionary, others comical, others were simply impossible. But each of them testifies to the extraordinary imaginations of their inventors.You will find here a flying bicycle, bubble telegraph, passenger clouds and passenger birds, mechanical chess players, a water clock, a concentration hood and many more incredible ideas.
Call Number: J 608 Myc
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2018
John Farndon, Mat Edwards, illustrator, Jeremy Pyke, illustrator
Description: Each spread of this high-energy book profiles a different plane and delves into records it has broken, stunts it has performed, and other amazing feats related to its speed.
Call Number: J 629.133 Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2018
Lynn Huggins-Cooper
Description: Explore the capabilities of robots and the computers that control them, from space rovers to drones, from robotic toys to robots that perform surgery, and meet Pepper, the first robot able to show and understand human emotion. What is a robot? Will robots take over the future?
Call Number: J 629.892 Hug
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2018
Elizabeth Carney
Description: Facts, pictures and information about dogs for young children.
Call Number: J 636.7 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2018
Kevin Sylvester
Description: From the origins of the game to how much players are paid, and the evolution of the basketball shoe, this book covers a wide range of topics. Among others are how the color barrier was breached, the rise of women's basketball, and innovations that have made the game accessible to disabled athletes.
Call Number: J 796.323 Syl
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 4, 2018
Simcha Whitehill
Description: A guide to the Pokemon movies provides synopses of the plots, locations, characters, and battles of the more than a dozen motion pictures.
Call Number: J 791.4375 Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 1, 2018
Stephen Stratton
Description: Official strategy guide to Pokémon sun & Pokémon moon. The lush islands of the Alola region are teeming with new Pokémon, people, and places to discover. Prepare for adventures, new ways to partner with Pokémon, and many surprises along the way.
Call Number: J 794.8 Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2018
James Buckley
Description: Presents the most interesting, monumental, and strange sports stories of the past year, including championship statistics in baseball, football, basketball, hockey, golf, and tennis.
Call Number: J 796 Sch 2018
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 5, 2018
Meurig Bowen, Rachel Bowen, Daniel Frost
Description: Introduces aspiring musicians to all kinds of music, from classical, to country, to contemporary...and many more. Meet six musicians and learn about different instruments and genres of music, as well as basic theory for beginners, from melodies and harmonies to pitch and rhythm.-- Statement from back cover.
Call Number: J 780.9 Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 6, 2018
Andrea Davis Pinkney, J. Brian Pinkney, illustrator
Description: In a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence, and deep emotion, Andrea and Brian Pinkney convey the final months of Martin Luther King's life -- and of his assassination -- through metaphor, spirituality, and multilayers of meaning.
Call Number: J 811.6 Pin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2018
Brian Boone, Amanda Brack, illustrator
Description: Muggle world got you down? Dark lord actively trying to end you? Horcrux fell in between the abyss that is your couch cushions? Need some laughter but haven't learned the tickling charm yet? Don't worry; The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book is here to relieve some of the daily stresses that accompany a life of witchcraft and wizardry.
Call Number: J 808 Boo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2018
Jabari Asim, Lynn Gaines, illustrator
Description: Chronicles the story of African Americans from the slave trader through the American Revolution and the Civil War to the Tuskegee experiments, the Civil Rights movement, the election of Barack Obama.
Call Number: J 973.0496 Asi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2018
James Buckley
Description: Discover the stories of explorers -- the most ancient to the modern day -- from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest mountains in the world. In this book you'll find true stories about Marco Polo's Silk Road, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's conquest of Everest, and Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong's trip to the moon, and much more. Learn all about the explorers who discovered the unknown and made the world the place we know today.
Call Number: Ei 910.922 Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 6, 2018
Bonnie Bader, Connie Rose Porter, Kelley illustrator McMorris, illustrator
Description: This chapter book series pairs nonfiction content with American Girl BeForever characters, offering readers a unique entry point into important events in American history. Here, Addy Walker shares snippets of her fictional story of escaping slavery in this examination of the Underground Railroad.
Call Number: J 973.71 Bad
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 15, 2018
Megan Stine, John O'Brien, illustrator
Description: Built in the fifteenth century and tucked away in the mountains of Peru, Machu Picchu was abandoned after the Spaniards conquered the Incan empire in the sixteenth century. It remained hidden until 1911 when Hiram Bingham uncovered the marvelous complex and shared his discovery with the world. Today, hundreds of thousands of people visit the site to climb the 3,000 stone steps, explore the towering monuments, and see the numerous species that call these famous ruins home.
Call Number: J 918.5 Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2018
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Isidre Mones, illustrator
Description: What is a ghost town? Why do we call the Old West wild? What are cowboys? Who was Billy the Kid? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts about the American West.
Call Number: J 978.02 Osb
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 15, 2018
Charlotte Jones Voiklis, Léna Roy
Description: This middle-grade biography explores the life and works of Madeleine L'Engle written by her granddaughters coming just in time for the all-new A Wrinkle in Time film, directed by Ava DuVernay and featuring a multi-racial cast (release date: March 9, 2018).
Call Number: JB LEn
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 15, 2018
Sandra Neil Wallace
Description: Discover the true story of NFL star Ernie Barnes a boy who followed his dreams and became one of the most influential artists of his generation.
Call Number: B Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 29, 2018
Sarah Albee, Chin Ko, illustrator
Description: Beginning readers will learn about the milestones in George Washington's life.
Call Number: Ei B Was
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 6, 2018
Francesca Cavallo, Elena Favilli
Description: While still inspiring rebel girls of the world to dream bigger, aim higher, and fight harder, this sequel is bigger than each of us, bigger than our individual hopes, and certainly bigger than our fears.
Call Number: J 920 Cav
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 14, 2018
Vashti Harrison
Description: Based on her popular Instagram posts, debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison shares the stories of 40 bold African American women who shaped history.
Call Number: J 920 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 15, 2018
Jim Gigliotti, John Hinderliter, illustrator
Description: Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of many classic animated cartoon shorts. They starred Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, Pep Le Pew, Porky Pig and a slew of other Warner Brothers characters.
Call Number: JB Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 5, 2018
Gail Herman, Gregory Copeland, illustrator
Description: Presents the life and achievements of Coretta Scott King, discussing her vital role in the Civil Rights Movement, her awareness campaigns, and her efforts to continue the work of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Call Number: JB Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 8, 2018
Sarah Fabiny, Jerry Hoare, illustrator
Description: Step into the world of Georgian England and learn more about the genteel life of this beloved author. Although Jane Austen's works were first published anonymously and brought her little personal recognition, today they are rarely out of print and have inspired movies, television shows and mini-series, literary anthologies, and many other adaptations all around the world. Her writing--principally her five novels--is a critique of the British landed gentry at the end of the eighteenth century, and often a comment on the pursuit of a "good match" in matters of marriage. Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Northhanger Abbey remain her most famous works. Who Was Jane Austen? reveals the life of this most private author.
Call Number: JB Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 8, 2018
Jamia Wilson, Andrea Pippins
Description: This book brings together 52 iconic talents from the past and present and celebrates their inspirational achievements. Meet figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and sporting heroes, including Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams.
Call Number: J 920 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2018
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Coding Projects In Python
Ben Morgan, Steve Setford, Carol Vorderman, Craig Steele, Claire Quigley
J 005.133 Cod
Scholastic Year In Sports 2018
James Buckley
J 796 Sch 2018
The Thrifty Guide To Ancient Rome : A Handbook For Time Travelers
Jonathan W. Stokes, David Sossella
J 937 Sto
The School Of Music
Meurig Bowen, Rachel Bowen, Daniel Frost
J 780.9 Bow
A Child Through Time : The Book Of Children's History
Philip Wilkinson, Steve Noon, illustrator
J 390.083 Wil
Martin Rising : Requiem For A King
Andrea Davis Pinkney, J. Brian Pinkney, illustrator
J 811.6 Pin
Humans And The Hydrosphere : Protecting Earth's Water Sources
Ava Sawyer
J 363.739 Saw
The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book: Great Guffaws For Gryffindor
Brian Boone, Amanda Brack, illustrator
J 808 Boo
Marley Dias Gets It Done : And So Can You!
Marley (Marley Emerson) Dias, Siobhán McGowan
J 305.23 Dia
A Child's Introduction To African American History: The Experiences, People, And Events That Shaped Our Country
Jabari Asim, Lynn Gaines, illustrator
J 973.0496 Asi
The Second Amendment : The Right To Bear Arms
Kirsten W. Larson
J 344.73 Lar
Great Explorers
James Buckley
Ei 910.922 Buc
Hidden Women : The African-American Mathematicians Of NASA Who Helped America Win The Space Race
Rebecca Rissman
J 510.92 Ris
The Underground Railroad
Bonnie Bader, Connie Rose Porter, Kelley illustrator McMorris, illustrator
J 973.71 Bad
Explanatorium Of Nature.
J 578 Exp
Where Is Machu Picchu?
Megan Stine, John O'Brien, illustrator
J 918.5 Sti
How Do Chameleons Change Color?
Alonso Garcia
J 597.95 Gar
Wild West
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Isidre Mones, illustrator
J 978.02 Osb
Kelp : The Underwater Forest!
Patricia Fletcher
J 577.78 Fle
Becoming Madeleine : A Biography Of The Author Of A Wrinkle In Time By Her Granddaughters
Charlotte Jones Voiklis, Léna Roy
JB LEn
Pinocchio Rex And Other Tyrannosaurs
Melissa Stewart, Stephen Brusatte, Julius Csotonyi, illustrator
J 567.91 Ste
Between The Lines : How Ernie Barnes Went From The Football Field To The Art Gallery
Sandra Neil Wallace
B Bar
Where Is Our Solar System?
Stephanie Sabol, Ted Hammond, illustrator
J 523.2 Sab
George Washington : The First President
Sarah Albee, Chin Ko, illustrator
Ei B Was
Impossible Inventions: Ideas That Shouldn't Work
Malgorzata Mycielska, Aleksandra Mizielinski, illustrator, Daniel Mizielinski, illustrator, Agnes Monod-Gayraud, translator
J 608 Myc
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls. 2
Francesca Cavallo, Elena Favilli
J 920 Cav
Megafast Planes
John Farndon, Mat Edwards, illustrator, Jeremy Pyke, illustrator
J 629.133 Far
Little Leaders : Bold Women In Black History
Vashti Harrison
J 920 Har
Robot Universe
Lynn Huggins-Cooper
J 629.892 Hug
Who Was Chuck Jones?
Jim Gigliotti, John Hinderliter, illustrator
JB Jon
Woof! : 100 Fun Facts About Dogs
Elizabeth Carney
J 636.7 Car
Who Was Coretta Scott King?
Gail Herman, Gregory Copeland, illustrator
JB Kin
Basketballogy : Supercool Facts You Never Knew
Kevin Sylvester
J 796.323 Syl
Who Was Jane Austen?
Sarah Fabiny, Jerry Hoare, illustrator
JB Aus
Pokemon : Movie Companion
Simcha Whitehill
J 791.4375 Whi
Young, Gifted And Black : Meet 52 Black Heroes From Past And Present
Jamia Wilson, Andrea Pippins
J 920 Wil
Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon: The Official Alola Region Strategy Guide
Stephen Stratton
J 794.8 Str