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Kris Hirschmann, Elisa Paganilli, illustrator
Description: This book will help free you and your kids from the tyranny of the screen with 100 ways to beat the "I'm Bored" monster. You don't need lots of special materials, expensive toys, or planning to have a great time sans screens Statement from publisher's website.
Call Number: J 790.191 Hir
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 8, 2018
Betsy Rathburn
Description: Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to blue jays. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade.
Call Number: J 598.864 Rat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 21, 2018
Margaret Gurevich
Description: Shares true stories of cave divers, extreme photographers, and researchers as they brave undersea adventures with sharks.
Call Number: J 597.3 Gur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 8, 2018
Clive Gifford
Description: Presents the life of the legendary boxer who began his career as Cassius Clay, discussing his prowess in the ring, his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, and his life after boxing.
Call Number: JB Ali
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 21, 2018
Yuval Zommer
Description: Alongside everything the young oceanographer needs to know, Zommer's charming illustrations bring to life some of the slipperiest, scaliest, strangest, and most monstrous underwater animals. The book opens by explaining how different types of animals are able to breathe and survive underwater, and the different families to which they belong. Subsequent pages are dedicated to specific creatures, including sea turtles, whales, sharks, stingrays, and seahorses, and show varied life in specific habitats, such as a coral reef or deep sea bed. The Big Book of the Blue also explores the underwater world thematically, looking at animals in danger, learning how to spot creatures at the beach, and discovering how to do our part to save sea life.
Call Number: J 591.77 Zom
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 21, 2018
Megan author Stine, Tim Foley, illustrator
Description: This book presents the eerie accidents and unexplained disappearances that have occurred in the region known as the Bermuda Triangle. Even before it was named, the Bermuda Triangle--roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico--had gained a mythic reputation. The Bermuda Triangle became famous for making boats and ships vanish, and for snatching planes right out of the sky. But are these stories true? And if they are true, is there a more sensible reason that refutes the bad karma of the region? -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 001.94 Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 6, 2018
Katty Kay, Claire Shipman, JillEllyn Riley, Nan Lawson, illustrator
Description: Girls can rule the world-- all they need is confidence. This guide from the authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless. It's a paradox familiar to parents everywhere: girls are achieving like never before, yet they're consumed with doubt on the inside. Girls worry constantly about how they look, what people think, whether to try out for a sports team or school play, why they aren't getting "perfect" grades, and how many likes and followers they have online. Katty Kay and Claire Shipman use cutting-edge science and research, as well as proven methods of behavioral change, to reach girls just when they need it the most-- the tween and teen years. Packed with graphic novel strips; illustrations; fun lists, quizzes, and challenges; and true stories from tons of real girls, The Confidence Code for Girls teaches girls to embrace risk, deal with failure, and be their most authentic selves.--Excerpted from Amazon.com.
Call Number: J 305.235 Kay
Format: Book
Date Added: May 2, 2018
Lisa Gerry, National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Description: Meet a daring dog who loves to ride bareback on her horse pal, a house cat whose best bud is a lynx, a chicken doted on by her sweet llama companion, a lonely penguin who traveled miles to make a new pal, and many more amazing animal friends. These heartwarming stories of paw-some pals are paired with photos and hundreds of animal facts.--Excerpted from statement on back cover.
Call Number: J 591.5 Ger
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 21, 2018
Irene (Irene Kelly Nelson) Kelly, Magharita Borin
Description: "This exciting survey of the world's frog species will introduce children to varieties as diverse as the golden poison frog (the planet's most toxic animal), the Amau frog (so tiny it's no bigger than a housefly), and the Chinese gliding frog (which can 'fly' up to 17 feet). Their different hunting techniques, preferred foods, body types, and methods of defense are covered, as are the universal basics of the frog life cycle"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: J 597.89 Kel
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2018
Rob Laidlaw
Description: An innovative full-color work about bats biology, habits, and history, and the bat conservation efforts of young people around the world.
Call Number: J 599.4 Lai
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2018
Richard O. Bierregaard, Kate Garchinsky, illustrator
Description: "Dr. B. and Dick, two osprey scientists in Massachusetts, observe ospreys and their offspring, tagging one special fledgling with a transmitter to better study migration habits. Follow Belle as she attempts her first flight, conquers her first fishing endeavor, and heads south for her first migration all while her tracking device transmits information about where she's been. Based on information garnered through twenty years of research by the author, Belle's Journey will soar into reader's hearts."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: J 598.93 Bie
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2018
Temple Grandin
Description: Temple Grandin explores how to experiment and how to think about science for young readers.
Call Number: J 507.8 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Lily Murray, Christopher Wormell, illustrator, Jonathan Tennant, consultant, Paul C. Sereno, foreword
Description: Dinosaurium is a curated guide to dinosaurs. Dinosaurium gives readers the experience of a exhibition from the pages of a book. Featuring a range of dinosaurs from the most loved Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex to more unknown species such as Coelophysis and Tsintaosaurus, the dinosaurs are organised by their family suborder group. In total over 50 dinosaurs are explored through text and artwork.
Call Number: J 567.9 Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Jim Dutcher, Jamie Dutcher
Description: Recounts the authors' experiences studying and living with a wolf pack, profiling such wolves as Kamots, the brave alpha, and his underdog brother, Lakota.
Call Number: J 599.773 Dut
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 8, 2018
Rebecca Rapoport, J. Yoder
Description: Math Lab for Kids provides 52 fun labs to teach children basic math concepts through activities and games..
Call Number: J 510.78 Rap
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2018
Moira Rose Donohue
Description: Presents the stories of three amazing animals, including Einstein the genius parrot, Otis the skydiving dog, and Mudslinger a performing pig.
Call Number: J 590 Don
Format: Book
Date Added: May 17, 2018
Chris Woodford, Steve Parker
Description: "Discusses key concepts in biology, physics, chemistry, and other scientific fields, and includes fast fact boxes, images and diagrams, and information about key scientists and their work."-- Source other than Library of Congress.
Call Number: J 503 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 7, 2018
Steve Jenkins
Description: Describes the odors that some animals have developed to stay safe and thrive in their environments, including the striped skunk, the bombardier beetle, and the honey badger.
Call Number: J 591.47 Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2018
Sneed Collard
Description: If you see a bird standing on the side of a tree banging its beak against the trunk, chances are you're watching a woodpecker. Woodpeckers not only dazzle us with their good looks and personality, they exhibit some of the most interesting behaviors in the animal world. Explore this dynamic, exciting group of birds with award-winning children's science writer Sneed B. Collard III. Discover what scientists have learned about woodpeckers, why woodpeckers drill into trees, and the best way to serve ants at your next sleep-over. Be forewarned: the more you read, the faster woodpeckers will peck their way into your imagination.
Call Number: J 598.72 Col
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2018
Description: What's going on inside your insides? From the skeleton to muscles and blood flow and respiration, kids can discover how all parts of the human body fit and work together. Readers can answer quiz questions to make learning interactive and fun, and try out prompted activities to learn even more. This book also includes information on sleep, going to the doctor and dentist, and body language. A glossary at the back of the book highlights key words to enhance retention.
Call Number: J 612 Fir
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2018
Catherine Saunders
Description: A fan's reference to LEGO friends sets and mini-dolls profiles such favorites as Mia, Stephanie, and Andrea, revealing their likes and dislikes, cool outfits, pets, hobbies, vehicles, activities, and secrets.
Call Number: J 688.725 Sau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2018
Clay McLachlan
Description: A collection of favorite recipes from the first five seasons of the popular television competition show features such dishes as glazed lollipop wings, fish tacos with guacamole, pan-seared chicken with shoestring fries, and green tea panna cotta.
Call Number: J 641.5 Mas
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2018
Lori Dittmer
Description: Plows are an important piece of equipment used on farms. Readers of this book will find out what plows do and how they work.
Call Number: Ei 631.3 Dit
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 8, 2018
Mariam Gates, Libby VanderPloeg, illustrator
Description: The key to happiness is being able to find comfort in this moment, here and now. When you are completely present and not distracted by regrets, worries, and plans, even for a little while, you begin to feel more confident and can deal more easily with everything you experience. This is mindfulness: paying attention to this very moment, on purpose and without judgment--simply being present with curiosity. This guide is packed with simple exercises and full-color artwork that provides a handy starting point for bringing mindfulness into your daily life. There are quick exercises throughout, and a more extensive tool kit at the end of each chapter. The final chapter offers satisfying five-day challenges that map out ways to pull all of the book's mindfulness techniques together in your day-to-day life. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 613.7046 Gat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 6, 2018
Nicole Blum, Catherine Newman
Description: Authors Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman get kids started with complete instructions for mastering six favorite fiber crafts. Step-by-step photos teach kids ages 9-14 the basics of how to sew, knit, crochet, felt, embroider, and weave, plus how to make three projects for each craft. From woven patches and a knitted backpack to embroidered merit badges and a crocheted bracelet, these kid-approved projects encourage creative variations and build confidence along with valuable life skills.
Call Number: J 746.4 Blu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 8, 2018
Joan Holub, Gregory Copeland, illustrator
Description: Learn the story behind the creation of Walt Disney World. In 1964, when Walt Disney and his brother Roy decided to build a second theme park in the Florida swamplands, they kept it super hush-hush. Why? Well, if word got out that they planned to buy up lots of land, the price would have skyrocketed. So the Disneys cleverly covered up their trail, avoiding the Orlando Airport and even using made-up names, like Walt and Roy Davis, for their flights. The deception worked. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 791.068 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 6, 2018
Marilyn Singer, Susan L. Roth, illustrator
Description: A collection of original poems about New Year celebrations throughout the year and around the world. Includes an introduction about worldwide New Year celebrations plus a map, information about calendars, New Year greetings in many languages, additional factual information about the celebrations, and author's sources.
Call Number: J 811.54 Sin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 11, 2018
Rebecca Stefoff
Description: An engaging way to introduce young readers to parts of speech, particularly similes and metaphors. Explains the differences, and how best to use--and not use--said parts of speech. Fulfills Common Core standard for literature.
Call Number: J 808.032 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: May 18, 2018
Description: Collects three hundred facts about Canada's wildlife, cuisine, history, sports, and culture.
Call Number: J 917.1 Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2018
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100 Screen Free Ways To Beat Boredom!
Kris Hirschmann, Elisa Paganilli, illustrator
J 790.191 Hir
Parrot Genius! : And More True Stories Of Amazing Animal Talents
Moira Rose Donohue
J 590 Don
Blue Jays
Betsy Rathburn
J 598.864 Rat
Science : A Visual Encyclopedia
Chris Woodford, Steve Parker
J 503 Woo
Diving With Sharks! : And More True Stories Of Extreme Adventures!
Margaret Gurevich
J 597.3 Gur
Stinkiest! : 20 Smelly Animals
Steve Jenkins
J 591.47 Jen
Muhammad Ali Visual Encyclopedia
Clive Gifford
JB Ali
Woodpeckers : Drilling Holes And Bagging Bugs
Sneed Collard
J 598.72 Col
The Big Book Of The Blue
Yuval Zommer
J 591.77 Zom
First Human Body Encyclopedia.
J 612 Fir
Where Is The Bermuda Triangle?
Megan author Stine, Tim Foley, illustrator
J 001.94 Sti
Lego Friends Character Encyclopedia
Catherine Saunders
J 688.725 Sau
The Confidence Code For Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, & Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self.
Katty Kay, Claire Shipman, JillEllyn Riley, Nan Lawson, illustrator
J 305.235 Kay
Masterchef Junior Cookbook : Bold Recipes And Essential Techniques To Inspire Young Cooks
Clay McLachlan
J 641.5 Mas
125 True Stories Of Amazing Animal Friendships : Inspiring True Stories Of Unexpected Friendships, Purr-fect Pals, And Adorable Best Buds
Lisa Gerry, National Geographic Society (U.S.)
J 591.5 Ger
Plows
Lori Dittmer
Ei 631.3 Dit
A Frog's Life
Irene (Irene Kelly Nelson) Kelly, Magharita Borin
J 597.89 Kel
This Moment Is Your Life (And So Is This One) : A Fun And Easy Guide To Mindfulness, Meditation, And Yoga
Mariam Gates, Libby VanderPloeg, illustrator
J 613.7046 Gat
Bat Citizens : Defending The Ninjas Of The Night
Rob Laidlaw
J 599.4 Lai
Stitch Camp : 18 Crafty Projects For Kids & Tweens - Learn 6 All-time Favorite Skills : Sew, Knit, Crochet, Felt, Embroider And Weave
Nicole Blum, Catherine Newman
J 746.4 Blu
Belle's Journey : An Osprey Takes Flight
Richard O. Bierregaard, Kate Garchinsky, illustrator
J 598.93 Bie
Where Is Walt Disney World?
Joan Holub, Gregory Copeland, illustrator
J 791.068 Hol
Calling All Minds
Temple Grandin
J 507.8 Gra
Every Month Is A New Year : Celebrations Around The World
Marilyn Singer, Susan L. Roth, illustrator
J 811.54 Sin
Dinosaurium
Lily Murray, Christopher Wormell, illustrator, Jonathan Tennant, consultant, Paul C. Sereno, foreword
J 567.9 Mur
How Is A Simile Similar To A Metaphor?
Rebecca Stefoff
J 808.032 Ste
Living With Wolves! : True Stories Of Adventures With Animals
Jim Dutcher, Jamie Dutcher
J 599.773 Dut
Weird But True! : Canada : 300 Outrageous Facts About The True North.
J 917.1 Wei
Math Lab For Kids : Fun, Hands-On Activities For Learning With Shapes, Puzzles, And Games
Rebecca Rapoport, J. Yoder
J 510.78 Rap