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Christine Evans, Yasmin Imamura
Description: Introduces readers to Evelyn Cheesman who forged her own path at a time when women rarely went to college, much less worked as veterinarians o r entomologists.
Call Number: JB Che
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2019
José M. Hernández, ,
Description: Ten-year-old José M. Hernández watched the Apollo 17 moonwalks on his family's black and white television in 1972 and knew what he wanted to be when he grew up: an astronaut. Later that night he told his father and was surprised when his dad said, "You can do this, m'ijo!" Mr. Hernández told his son that if he really wanted to become an astronaut, he would need to follow a simple, five-ingredient recipe to succeed: 1) decide what you want, 2) recognize how far you are from your goal, 3) draw a road map to get there, 4) prepare yourself with a good education and 5) develop a good work ethic, always giving more than required. In the years to come, José would follow this recipe as he obtained undergraduate and master's degrees in electrical engineering. Adding his own ingredient, perseverance, he applied to NASA's astronaut program eleven times-and was rejected each time! Finally, in 2004, he was selected to be part of the 19th class of US Astronauts. He achieved his dream in 2009 when he served as the flight engineer on the Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-128 fourteen-day mission to the International Space Station. In From Farmworker to Astronaut, José M. Hernández recollects his parallel journeys, juxtaposing memories of his mission to the space station and childhood aspirations to reach the stars. His story is sure to motivate kids to set goals and reach for their own dreams.
Call Number: JB Her Spanish
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
Susan Blackaby
Description: Gymnast Simone Biles was born with a unique set of talents that sent her soaring into the record books. Her extraordinary ability and tireless drive make her accomplishments all but impossible to surpass. Simone Biles may simply be the greatest gymnast of all time.
Call Number: JB Bil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2020
Emilee Hillman
Description: A programming activity book for young readers about parallel computing with If/Then exercises.
Call Number: J 005.2 Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 15, 2020
Phil Vischer
Description: Learn about Jesus and grow in your relationship with Him through fifty-two whimsical Bible stories-- each readable in just five minutes! Explore the bible from Genesis to Revelation and spark faith-building conversations as you connect the dots between your favorite Bible stories and God's good news.
Call Number: J 220.95 Vis
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 15, 2020
Lucas Riera, Jack Tite
Description: This exploration of animals that we have lost over the past century, from the California grizzly to the Persian tiger, aims to create awareness and inspire children to act responsibly toward their environment.
Call Number: J 591.68 Rie
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 15, 2020
Sue L. Hamilton
Description: Simple text and close-up photographs present the amazing advancements of today's robots. Readers will learn about the incredible developments of robotic exploration from undersea work to caves and outer space. This book contains important details about how these robots are designed to assist, protect, and benefit humans. Includes surprising information about companies and engineers creating today's most up-to-date robots. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Call Number: J 629.892 Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2019
Matt Chandler
Description: In Understanding Tobacco, readers will explore the social aspects and health effects of tobacco use and addiction, including e-cigarettes, and ways to make healthy choices.
Call Number: J 613.85 Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2020
Jody Revenson
Description: Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts pairs striking full-color illustrations of Hogwarts with interactive elements that reveal key movie scenes, concept art, and behind-the-scenes info on the most memorable locations within Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Go behind-the-scenes with iconic landmarks like the Forbidden Forest, the Great Hall, and Quidditch Pitch, and discover secret rooms and mysteries hidden beyond the school's surface. The first in a series of large-scale interactive books that explore the iconic locations from the films of the Wizarding World, Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts is the perfect book for readers of all ages to connect with and rediscover the magic of Hogwarts.
Call Number: J 791.43 Rev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 15, 2020
Eriko Teranishi
Description: Now kids can create their very own knitted accessories! Easy Finger Knitting for Kids shows young crafters (and their parents) how to make cute and easy knitted pieces using only their fingers and a bit of yarn. Clear and simple step-by-step lessons walk them through a series of delightful projects--ranging from simple knitted hair ties and head bands to braided scarves and caps.
Call Number: J 746.43 Ter
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2019
Kenny Abdo
Description: This title focuses on the history of Gymnastics and gives information related to its origins, fun facts, and superstars like Simone Biles.
Call Number: J 796.44 Abd
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2019
Kenny Abdo
Description: This title focuses on the history of Soccer and gives information related to its origins, fun facts, and superstars like Lionel Messi.
Call Number: J 796.334 Abd
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 18, 2019
Pablo Hidalgo
Description: An authoritative companion to the climactic final chapter in the new Star Wars trilogy, this essential visual guide to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker explores the world of Episode IX in unparalleled detail. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary features the fascinating characters, planets, vehicles, and aliens that the heroes of the Resistance will encounter in their battle to defeat the First Order. Produced in close collaboration with Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary delves into the backgrounds of the new characters seen in the movie, as well as providing in-depth, updated character profiles of beloved Star Wars heroes, such as Rey, Poe, and Finn. The book also contains a handy visual recap of the events of Episodes VII and VIII, and stunning cross-section artworks of key vehicles!
Call Number: J 791.43 Hid
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 15, 2020
Max Marlborough, David Antram
Description: Art of Drawing Manga: Monsters & Pets is a step-by-step guide to creating terrifying, cool and adorable creatures in the hugely popular manga style. Easy-to-follow instructions and striking, detailed illustrations will introduce beginners to key concepts such as perspective and materials. The projects gently guide the reader step-by-step so that they can create stunning images of a wide array of characters, including demons, mermaids and cats. This accessible title will boost the confidence of amateur artists young and old, providing the knowledge and inspiration to allow them to explore the world of drawing manga."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: J 741.5 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2020
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Evelyn The Adventurous Entomologist : The True Story Of A World-traveling Bug Hunter
Christine Evans, Yasmin Imamura
JB Che
Understanding Tobacco
Matt Chandler
J 613.85 Cha
From Farmworker To Astronaut : My Path To The Stars = De Campesino A Astronauta : Mi Viaje A Las Estrellas
José M. Hernández, ,
JB Her Spanish
Exploring Hogwarts : An Illustrated Guide
Jody Revenson
J 791.43 Rev
Simone Biles : Making The Case For The Greatest Of All Time
Susan Blackaby
JB Bil
Finger Knitting For Kids : Super Cute & Easy Things To Make
Eriko Teranishi
J 746.43 Ter
Train Your Brain With Parallel Computing And If/then Activities
Emilee Hillman
J 005.2 Hil
History Of Gymnastics
Kenny Abdo
J 796.44 Abd
Laugh And Learn Bible For Kids : The Gospel In 52 Five-minute Bible Stories
Phil Vischer
J 220.95 Vis
History Of Soccer
Kenny Abdo
J 796.334 Abd
Extinct : An Illustrated Exploration Of Animals That Have Disappeared
Lucas Riera, Jack Tite
J 591.68 Rie
Star Wars : The Rise Of Skywalker : The Visual Dictionary
Pablo Hidalgo
J 791.43 Hid
Explorer Robots
Sue L. Hamilton
J 629.892 Ham
The Art Of Drawing Manga : Monsters & Pets
Max Marlborough, David Antram
J 741.5 Mar