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Johanne Bernard, Alice Gilles
Description: Meditation isn't just for grown-ups -- kids can unlock the power of stillness and inner calm with this playful guide.
Call Number: J 158.1 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 5, 2019
Alex Woolf
Description: A biography of Neil Armstrong's life--from his early childhood to walking on the moon and legacy.
Call Number: JB Arm
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Stephanie Warren Drimmer, , National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Description: Ever wonder how basketball got started? Why we have birthday cakes? And why some people use forks and some use chopsticks? Prepare to be amazed by the surprising backstories behind the things you use or do every day! From familiar foods to common clothing items to bizarre beauty regimens, this book covers all your burning questions: Who thought of that? Where did that come from? Why is that a thing? Presented in a bold, colorful design, with stunning photos, and jam-packed with awesome facts, this book will have you totally riveted! Once you know all this cool stuff about the origins of everyday stuff, you can "wow" your friends and family.
Call Number: J 031.02 Dri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
School of Life (Business enterprise) author
Description: Children are, in many ways, born philosophers. Without prompting, they ask some of the largest questions about time, mortality, happiness and the meaning of it all. Yet too often this inborn curiosity is not developed and, with age, the questions fall away. This is a book designed to harness children's spontaneous philosophical instinct and to develop it through introductions to some of the most vibrant and essential philosophical ideas of history. The book takes us to meet leading figures of philosophy from around the world and from all eras - and shows us how their ideas continue to matter. The book functions as an ideal introduction to philosophy, as well as a charming way to open up conversations between adults and children about the biggest questions we all face.
Call Number: J 100 Big
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Stephen Kershaw, Victoria Topping
Description: Uncover the colorful lives of 50 powerful gods and goddesses, earth-dwelling mortals, and terrifying monsters as you journey back in time to ancient Greece. From the fearless Athena and her meddlesome ways to the brave and bold Odysseus and his remarkable journey home, discover why these incredible stories are still a part of our culture today
Call Number: J 292.13 Ker
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 5, 2019
Margriet Ruurs, Ashley Barron
Description: In this book, you will meet seventeen children from around the world. All children have a birthday, but they each mark the occasion differently depending on their customs.
Call Number: J 394.2 Ruu
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 5, 2019
Katie Hickey
Description: Building on the success of the Cookie Advent Cookbook, this inviting and interactive take on the traditional advent calendar is perfect for families who love to put their own spin on celebrating the holidays, offering fun and festive activities that can be fondly reenacted year after year.
Call Number: J 394.26 Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2019
Description: International bestselling children's author Cornelia Funke has long been inspired and fascinated by fairy tales. This wonderful anthology is Funke's personal selection of fairy tales from all around the world - not just from her native Germany but from Russia, Japan and the Native American tradition. It's the perfect Christmas gift for any young reader wishing to discover the wider world of fairy tales.
Call Number: J 398.2 Thr
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2019
Clare Hodgson Meeker
Description: This heartwarming true story chronicles what happened after a mother gorilla gave birth for the first time and then walked away from her newborn baby at Seattle's Woodland Park. The dedicated staff worked tirelessly to find innovative ways for mother and baby to build a relationship. The efforts were ultimately successful, as baby Yola bonded with her mother and the rest of the family group.
Call Number: J 599.884 Mee
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Emma Bassier
Description: Vivid photographs and easy-to-read text introduce readers to the special life cycle, behavior, physical characteristics, and habitat of jellyfish. Beautiful ocean images aid the student's exploration of these cool, colorful fish.
Call Number: J 593.53 Bas
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2019
Parker Holmes
Description: Pythons are predators that are masterful at catching and killing their prey. Find out how these animals hunt, what makes them so good at going in for the kill, and which animals they most often prey on.
Call Number: J 597.96 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2019
Emma Bassier, Cody Koala (Firm)
Description: Vivid photographs and easy-to-read text introduce readers to the special life cycle, behavior, physical characteristics, and habitat of sea turtles. Beautiful ocean images will help students get to know these cute creatures, big and small.
Call Number: J 597.92 Bas
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2019
Anne Jankeliowitch
Description: Get ready for a breathtaking journey through our cosmic community.
Call Number: J 523.2 Jan
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2019
Kira Vermond
Description: Curious kids ask the best questions! What keeps the stars from falling from the sky? Why do metal boats float? And more importantly, why don't cars run on apple juice?! All these questions and more are found in the pages of this science Q & A book with questions from the most inquisitive of science center visitors--kids. With help from a slew of scientists, author Kira Vermond serves up the answers to more than 50 quizzical queries in a fun and engaging style.
Call Number: J 500 Ver
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2019
Heather E. Schwartz, Jim Henson's Sesame Street Muppets
Description: This fun, friendly title based on the Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck segment serves as an introduction to the basics of food literacy.
Call Number: J 641.5 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Laura Perdew, Micah Rauch
Description: Presents machines designed by Goldberg, which were based on complicated chain reactions and used to accomplish simple tasks.
Call Number: J 621.8 Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
James Olstein
Description: Presents a collection of wacky facts about the human body, including the real reason ice cream causes brain freeze, the true speed of a sneeze, and how much snot the body produces in a day.
Call Number: J 612 Ols
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Emily Sohn, Diane Bair
Description: Using scientific inquiry, readers will learn about the different layers, types, and purposes of soil. Through everyday connections to science in the real world, decide what soil is best to grow a garden. Includes a note to caregivers, a glossary, a discover activity, and career connections, as well as connections to science history.
Call Number: J 631.4 Soh
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 5, 2019
Esther Coombs
Description: Get little gardeners growing and learning with this low-stress approach to producing yummy fruit, veggie and bug friendly flowers. You'll find plenty of handy gardening information to get you started, tips about what wildlife you may see, raiding your recycling box to make some useful gardening accessories and other craft activities.
Call Number: J 635 Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Jack Challoner,
Description: Are you a budding scientist, engineer, or inventor? Tech lab unlocks your inner maker through 18 amazing step-by-step projects, from an automatic night-light to your own remote-control snake!
Call Number: J 600 Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Caroline Wesley
Description: This title discusses the history, memorable wins, star players, and important coaches of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. Includes fun facts and team stats.
Call Number: J 796.357 Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 5, 2019
Sophie Parkes
Description: The amazing slime recipes in this book are sometimes gross, sometimes sparkly, sometimes smelly, but ALWAYS loads of fun. More than 30 innovative recipes, using inexpensive, accessible, and safe ingredients, will teach you everything you need to know about how to make slime. Customize incredible Halloween and Christmas-themed slime, set off a slime avalanche, and create slime from unexpected everyday ingredients such as banana, ketchup, an egg, and even toothpaste! Every project is easy to follow, with clear step-by-step instructions and photographs, and spectacular final images to show you how your slime should look. Recipe variations provide an opportunity to put your own fun twist on the activities, and science information boxes explain the STEM behind the slime.
Call Number: J 745.59 Sup
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 6, 2019
Andy York
Description: Introduces readers to eight well-known college football stadiums in various locations across the United States. Includes glossary.
Call Number: J 796.332 Yor
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 5, 2019
Sonya Newland
Description: Which innovative ideas and inventions began in the Benin Kingdom in Africa? Find out how a collection of separate villages and communities grew into a strong, united kingdom and developed a network of successful trading relationships. Discover how their brilliant developments in town planning, language, art, and medicine still influence the way we live today.
Call Number: J 916.69 New
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2019
Ailsa Ross, Amy Blackwell
Description: Biographical vignettes highlight exciting adventures and innovative contributions of women and girls from a wide variety of countries and historical periods. Now more than ever, the world is recognizing how strong women and girls are. How strong? In the early 1920s, Inuit expeditioner Ada Blackjack survived for two years as a castaway on an uninhabited island in the Arctic Ocean before she was finally rescued. And she's just one example.
Call Number: J 920.72 Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
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Meditation For Kids : How To Clear Your Head And Calm Your Mind
Johanne Bernard, Alice Gilles
J 158.1 Ber
Why Don't Cars Run On Apple Juice? : Real Science Questions From Real Kids
Kira Vermond
J 500 Ver
Neil Armstrong : First Man On The Moon
Alex Woolf
JB Arm
Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck : A Sesame Street Celebration Of Food
Heather E. Schwartz, Jim Henson's Sesame Street Muppets
J 641.5 Sch
Surprising Stories Behind Everyday Stuff
Stephanie Warren Drimmer, , National Geographic Society (U.S.)
J 031.02 Dri
Crazy Contraptions : Build Rube Goldberg Machines That Swoop, Spin, Stack, And Swivel : With Hands On Engineering Activities
Laura Perdew, Micah Rauch
J 621.8 Per
Big Ideas For Curious Minds : An Introduction To Philosophy.
School of Life (Business enterprise) author
J 100 Big
Human Body
James Olstein
J 612 Ols
Mythologica
Stephen Kershaw, Victoria Topping
J 292.13 Ker
Pebbles, Sand, And Silt
Emily Sohn, Diane Bair
J 631.4 Soh
Birthdays Around The World
Margriet Ruurs, Ashley Barron
J 394.2 Ruu
Plant, Sow, Make & Grow : Mud-tastic Activities For Budding Gardeners
Esther Coombs
J 635 Coo
Christmas Is Coming! : An Advent Book
Katie Hickey
J 394.26 Chr
Tech Lab : Brilliant Builds For Super Makers
Jack Challoner,
J 600 Cha
Through The Water Curtain : & Other Tales From Around The World
J 398.2 Thr
Minnesota Twins
Caroline Wesley
J 796.357 Wes
Growing Up Gorilla : How A Zoo Baby Brought Her Family Together
Clare Hodgson Meeker
J 599.884 Mee
Super Slime
Sophie Parkes
J 745.59 Sup
Jellyfish
Emma Bassier
J 593.53 Bas
Ultimate College Football Road Trip
Andy York
J 796.332 Yor
Pythons On The Hunt
Parker Holmes
J 597.96 Hol
The Genius Of The Benin Kingdom
Sonya Newland
J 916.69 New
Sea Turtles
Emma Bassier, Cody Koala (Firm)
J 597.92 Bas
The Girl Who Rode A Shark & Other Stories Of Daring Women
Ailsa Ross, Amy Blackwell
J 920.72 Ros
Solar System
Anne Jankeliowitch
J 523.2 Jan