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Emily Arnold McCully
Description: Even by 1800s standards, Ada Byron Lovelace had an unusual upbringing. Her narcissistic mother worked hard at cultivating her own role as martyred ex-wife of bad-boy poet Lord Byron and had Ada tutored at home by some of the brightest minds. Ada developed a hunger for mental puzzles, mathematical conundrums, and scientific discovery that kept pace with the breathtaking advances of the industrial and social revolutions taking place in Europe. At seventeen, Ada met inventor Charles Babbage. In spite of the difference of their years, they were kindred spirits and intellects. Their ensuing collaborations would ultimately result in ideas that presaged computer programming by a century. Ada Lovelace is today recognized and celebrated as a pioneer and a prophet of the information age.
Call Number: JB Lov
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2019
Dan Green
Description: Provides an illustrated look at hundreds of facts and figures about the world, from the farthest animal migrations and the fastest vehicles to the power of the human brain and the world's most deadly creatures.
Call Number: J 031.02 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Peter Chrisp, Clive Gifford, Derek Harvey, Andrea Mills, John Woodward
Description: Read up on fantastic facts and study more than 50 picture quizes with three levels of difficulty. The challenge gets harder as you work your way from Starter, to Challenger, and Genius category.
Call Number: J 030 Kno
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2019
Lisa Gerry
Description: Discover 100 creative ways to express gratitude for all that's good in your life with this powerful little book, packed with positive thoughts, practical ideas, and take-action prompts. Rejoice in snow days! Make time for belly laughs! Pause to marvel at the wonders of nature! In today's hectic, fast-paced, overscheduled world, so many of us -- including kids! -- try to do it all. This book offers up unique ways to slow down, be mindful, and appreciate life's little gifts. The pages are filled with inspiration and motivation on how to be appreciative and pass along kindness. Interviews with National Geographic explorers offer examples of ways to give back. Uplifting quotes and ideas are sure to motivate readers to do more and be more mindful every day, so we all come away with a renewed sense that life is pretty great!
Call Number: J 179.9 Ger
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 2, 2019
Lauren Chandler, Catalina Echeverri
Description: Whether children are coming to terms with the illness or death of a loved one, or simply fearful of when that day might come, this book reassures them with the knowledge that Jesus came to give his friends life after death.
Call Number: J 232 Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2019
Nico Medina, Jake Murray
Description: In the early-morning hours of June 28, 1969, police arrived at the Stonewall Inn's doors and yelled, "Police! We're taking the place!" But the people in this New York City neighborhood bar, members of the LGBTQ community, were tired of being harassed. They rebelled in the streets, turning one moment into a civil rights movement and launching the fight for equality among LGBTQ people in the United States.
Call Number: J 306.76 Med
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 3, 2019
Scholastic Inc
Description: A reference book for young students, containing 12,000 synonyms, 10,000 antonyms, and 2,000 homonyms.
Call Number: J 423.1 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Martin Jenkins, Satoshi Kitamura
Description: All is quiet on the water. Then, in a flash, there's a sudden lunge and a tremendous splash. And then? Oh dear. There's a lot of twirling and thrashing: a hungry crocodile has found something to eat. But crocodiles also love to nap on warm sandbanks and cool off in calm waters. And they're very gentle with their babies. There's a lot to learn about crocodiles in this captivating look at one of the world's deadliest and toothiest animals. Beware!
Call Number: J 597.98 Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2019
Colin (Science writer) Stuart, Charlie Brandon-King
Description: Readers find out how our solar system came into existence, and study the history and future of space exploration.
Call Number: J 523.2 Stu
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Grace Hansen
Description: Explains the force of gravity. Readers will learn about Isaac Newton and the falling apple, what gravity is, how it affects their daily lives and the entire universe! This title is complete with carefully chosen photographs and labeled diagrams to help visual learners.
Call Number: J 531 Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 3, 2019
Steve Mould
Description: Provides step-by-step instructions for experiments that reveal the scientific secrets behind illusions and magic tricks.
Call Number: J 507.8 Mou
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 25, 2019
Jen Green, Claire McElfatrick
Description: Provides readers with interesting facts about trees and introduces the concept of forest ecology. Includes glossary.
Call Number: J 582.16 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 2, 2019
Grace Hansen
Description: This title will cover how and when the Sun formed, what it is, its size, and why it is so important to our solar system and life on Earth. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Call Number: J 523.7 Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 3, 2019
Wojciech Grajkowski, Piotr Socha, Anna Burgess (Translator)
Description: Part botany, part history, part cultural anthropology--Trees goes beyond the basics to tell readers everything they might want to know about this particular branch of the plant kingdom. Trees explores the important roles trees play in our ecosystem, takes an up-close-and-personal look at the parts of trees (from roots to stumps to leaves), and unpacks the cultural impact of trees from classification systems (like family trees or data trees) to long-standing myths (like the Tree of Life).
Call Number: J 582.16 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Chris Barker, Darren Naish, James Kuether, Inc DK Publishing
Description: Part of the best-selling What's Where on Earth series, this atlas is packed with maps of early Earth and more than 50 profiles of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Stare down a T. Rex in North America. Watch out for the Velociraptors' slashing claws in the Gobi Desert. Trek across the Siberian tundra and discover a woolly mammoth. This stunning book makes every animal come to life using breathtaking computer-generated imagery.
Call Number: J 567.9 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2019
Douglas Brinkley, Winifred Conkling
Description: July 20, 1969. It's a day that has earned a spot in history. It's the day that America was the first nation to succeed in sending two astronauts--Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong--to the moon. But what led to this unforgettable event? What were the stakes riding on the Apollo 11's safe landing? In acclaimed author Douglas Brinkley's first young readers' edition, space fans will get the riveting and factual backstory of arguably the most significant achievement of the 20th century.
Call Number: J 629.409 Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Dave Williams, Loredana Cunti
Description: This book examines what planets in our solar system offer the potential for space exploration and possible habitation, and what space travel looks like presently and in the future.
Call Number: J 629.44 Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2019
Stephanie Peters
Description: Dutch shepherd puppy Halo has spent almost her whole life training for one job: finding and rescuing people trapped in disaster zones. Her bond with her human partner, Cat, is unshakable, and together they can overcome any obstacle. But training to be an Urban Search and Rescue dog is anything but easy. It's going to take all of Halo's courage and skill, plus all of Cat's dedication, in order to succeed. This true story of a hero's journey from adorable puppy to skilled Urban Search and Rescue dog is proof that superheroes walk--and bark--among us.
Call Number: J 636.7 Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 2, 2019
Joanna Gaines, Julianna Swaney
Description: Joanna and the kids chronicle the adventures of starting their own family garden. From failed endeavors, obstacles (bunnies that eat everything!), and lessons learned, the Gaines family shares how they grew a happy, successful garden. As it turns out, trying something new isn't always easy, but the hardest work often yields the greatest reward.
Call Number: J 635 Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Susan Goldman Rubin
Description: Through Edgar Degas's beloved paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Susan Goldman Rubin conveys the wonder and excitement of the ballet world. Degas is one of the most celebrated painters of the impressionist movement, and his ballerina paintings are among the most favorite of his fans. In his artwork, Degas captures every moment, from the relentless hours of practice to the glamour of appearing on stage, revealing a dancer's journey from novice to prima ballerina. Observing young students, Degas drew their poses again and again, determined to achieve perfection.
Call Number: J 759.4 Deg
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2019
Ben Hewitt, Penny Hewitt, Luke Boushee
Description: Once upon a time, kids learned the most amazing and unusual things. They learned how to shelter and clothe themselves, how to use a knife and hatchet, how build a fire, tie knots, and read a compass. They learned how to spend a comfortable night in the forest without a nylon tent from REI. The Young Adventurer's Guide will teach kids everything from how to walk like a fox and see like an owl to use the stars as their own personal GPS and even how to build the world's coolest fort out of foraged sticks. This handbook for curious kids will empower them to explore the natural world and even the comfort of their own backyard through a whole new set of skills. Featuring 65 different skills in sections that include: Secrets of the Woods, The Best Camping Trip, Make Cool Stuff That's Actually Useful and Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary.
Call Number: J 796.083 Hew
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 24, 2019
Gail Herman, Gregory Copeland
Description: Out of the thirty-two pro hockey teams that compete, only one can call itself the champion and proudly hoist up the Stanley Cup--the oldest sports trophy in the world! From the formation of the leagues and the crowning of the first championship-winning team, to the Rangers' Stanley Cup curse and the uncertain fate of the teams during the Spanish flu epidemic, this book recounts the highs and lows of this exciting ice hockey series.
Call Number: J 796.962 Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 3, 2019
Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers
Description: Lyrics to seventy-five songs from the children's television programs Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and The Children's Corner, collected and presented as an illustrated treasury of poems. Lyrics explore topics such as feelings, new siblings, everyday life, and imagination.
Call Number: J 811.6 Rog
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 2, 2019
Georgia Heard, Aaron DeWitt
Description: Designed to be read aloud by two or more people, this playful collection of thirteen poems for young children explores a variety of animal sounds. Includes animal facts.
Call Number: J 811.6 Hea
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2019
Rosie Goswell Pattison
Description: 300 hilarious jokes, including tongue twisters, knock-knock jokes, riddles and more, plus silly animal photos!
Call Number: J 818.602 Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 8, 2019
Esperanza U. Ramirez-Christensen, Tracy Gallup
Description: My First Book of Haiku Poems introduces children to inspirational works of poetry and art that speak of our connection to the natural world, and of their own ability to see an entire universe in the tiniest parts of it. It pairs fresh interpretations of 20 classic poems by Issa, Shiki, Basho, and other great Japanese haiku masters with stunning original paintings that both portray and inspire a child's inner life, and open a door into the world of their own imagination.
Call Number: J 895.6 My
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 8, 2019
Allan Wolf, Anna Raff
Description: Creative nonfiction poetry combines humor, creative imagery, and illustrations to explain topics in astronomy and other space sciences.
Call Number: J 811.6 Wol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 25, 2019
Robert Frost, Vivian Mineker
Description: When a fork in the road arises for the boy, so too does the first of life's many choices. And as the poem progresses, so does the boy's life: college, career, marriage, family, loss, and, by journey's end, the sweet satisfaction of a life fully lived.
Call Number: J 811.52 Fro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Alexa Ward, Mike Lowery
Description: Explores America's 60 national parks, from Acadia's seaside cliffs and coves to Zion's red valleys, uncovering each destination's best secrets, surprises, sights, activities, and animals.
Call Number: J 917.3 War
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2019
Grace Hansen
Description: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located in North Carolina and Tennessee, is known for the grand amount of plants and animals that thrive there (more than 10,00 species!).
Call Number: J 917.68 Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 3, 2019
Peter Lourie
Description: A riveting adventure biography of Fridtjof Nansen, the pioneer of polar exploration, with a focus on his harrowing three-year journey to the top of the world. A celebrity among the ranks of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton at the turn of the twentieth century, Fridtjof Nansen contributed tremendous amounts of new information to our knowledge about the Arctic. At a time when the North Pole was still undiscovered territory, he attempted to make it to the Pole in a way that most experts thought was mad: Nansen purposefully locked his ship in ice for two years in order to float northward along the currents. This compelling account of his Arctic expedition celebrates the legacy of a courageous man who dared to push the boundaries of human exploration.
Call Number: J 910.92 Lou
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 8, 2019
Grace Hansen
Description: Built and carved by the Nabataeans thousands of years ago, Petra still stands today in southern Jordan. Young readers will learn about who built it, when it was built, and why it was built. This title is complete with impressive historical and current photographs and simple text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Call Number: J 939.48 Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 3, 2019
National Geographic Kids (Firm)
Description: Offers a collection of true facts about such topics as animals, food, science, outer space, geography, and weather in relation to the USA.
Call Number: J 917.3 Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 8, 2019
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Dreaming In Code: Ada Byron Lovelace, Computer Pioneer
Emily Arnold McCully
JB Lov
Halo: Disaster Response Dog
Stephanie Peters
J 636.7 Pet
Instagraphics: A Visual Guide To Your Universe
Dan Green
J 031.02 Gre
We Are The Gardeners
Joanna Gaines, Julianna Swaney
J 635 Gai
Knowledge Genius!
Peter Chrisp, Clive Gifford, Derek Harvey, Andrea Mills, John Woodward
J 030 Kno
Degas, Painter Of Ballerinas
Susan Goldman Rubin
J 759.4 Deg
100 Ways To Be Thankful
Lisa Gerry
J 179.9 Ger
The Young Adventurer's Guide To (Almost) Everything: Build A Fort, Camp Like A Champ, Poop In The Woods--45 Action-packed Outdoor Activities
Ben Hewitt, Penny Hewitt, Luke Boushee
J 796.083 Hew
Goodbye To Goodbyes: A True Story About Jesus, Lazarus, And An Empty Tomb
Lauren Chandler, Catalina Echeverri
J 232 Cha
What Is The Stanley Cup?
Gail Herman, Gregory Copeland
J 796.962 Her
What Was Stonewall?
Nico Medina, Jake Murray
J 306.76 Med
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood: The Poetry Of Mister Rogers
Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers
J 811.6 Rog
Scholastic Pocket Dictionary Of Synonyms, Antonyms & Homonyms.
Scholastic Inc
J 423.1 Sch
Boom! Bellow! Bleat!: Animal Poems For Two Or More Voices
Georgia Heard, Aaron DeWitt
J 811.6 Hea
Beware Of The Crocodile
Martin Jenkins, Satoshi Kitamura
J 597.98 Jen
Just Joking Sidesplitters: 300 Hilarious Jokes About Everything, Including Tongue Twisters, Riddles, And More!
Rosie Goswell Pattison
J 818.602 Pat
Discover Our Solar System
Colin (Science writer) Stuart, Charlie Brandon-King
J 523.2 Stu
My First Book Of Haiku Poems: A Picture, A Poem And A Dream: Classic Poems By Japanese Haiku Masters
Esperanza U. Ramirez-Christensen, Tracy Gallup
J 895.6 My
Gravity
Grace Hansen
J 531 Han
The Day The Universe Exploded My Head: Poems To Take You Into Space And Back Again
Allan Wolf, Anna Raff
J 811.6 Wol
Science Is Magic
Steve Mould
J 507.8 Mou
The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost, Vivian Mineker
J 811.52 Fro
The Magic & Mystery Of Trees
Jen Green, Claire McElfatrick
J 582.16 Gre
America's National Parks
Alexa Ward, Mike Lowery
J 917.3 War
The Sun
Grace Hansen
J 523.7 Han
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Grace Hansen
J 917.68 Han
Trees: A Rooted History
Wojciech Grajkowski, Piotr Socha, Anna Burgess (Translator)
J 582.16 Gra
Locked In Ice: Nansen's Daring Quest For The North Pole
Peter Lourie
J 910.92 Lou
Where On Earth?: Dinosaurs And Other Prehistoric Life
Chris Barker, Darren Naish, James Kuether, Inc DK Publishing
J 567.9 Bar
Petra
Grace Hansen
J 939.48 Han
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy And The Great Space Race
Douglas Brinkley, Winifred Conkling
J 629.409 Bri
Weird But True! USA: 300 Fascinating Facts About The Fifty States
National Geographic Kids (Firm)
J 917.3 Wei
Destination: Space: Living On Other Planets
Dave Williams, Loredana Cunti
J 629.44 Wil