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Kade Ferris, Tashia Hart
Description: Charles Albert Bender invented the slider. He was a World Series-winning pitcher and the first Minnesotan inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He grew up poor on a farm where he worked in the fields. He lived far away from his home and family while attending an Indian boarding school in Pennsylvania.
Call Number: JB Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Jon M. Fishman
Description: Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is a star on the field. Readers will devour the life story of this athlete with the golden throwing arm and cheetah-like speed!
Call Number: JB Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2021
Jessica Engelking
Description: Peggy Flanagan is the Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota. This is the second-highest office in the state. She is the first Native woman to hold such a high elected statewide office in the United States. Her whole life she knew that the school system doesn't tell American Indian stories in a true way.
Call Number: JB Fla
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Abigail Harrison
Description: From the age of four, Abigail Harrison knew she wanted to go to space. At age eleven, she sat down and wrote out a plan--not just for how to become an astronaut, but how to be the first astronaut to set foot on Mars. With a degree in biology, internships at NASA, and a national organization founded to help kids reach for the stars themselves, Astronaut Abby is well on her way to achieving her dreams--and she wants to help others do the same! In this book, readers will find helpful advice and practical tips that can help set them on the path toward finding, reaching for, and achieving their goals. With examples from Abby's own life, interactive activities to get readers going, and plenty of fun illustrations along the way, this is the perfect guide for anyone--of any age--with big dreams and plenty of determination. It's time to reach for the stars!
Call Number: J 155.4 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2021
María García Esperón, Amanda Mijangos, David (David O.) Bowles
Description: Presents a collection of stories from nations and cultures across our two continents, the Sea-Ringed World, as the Aztecs called it, from the edge of Argentina all the way up to Alaska.
Call Number: J 299.7 Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Ginjer L. Clarke
Description: Readers learn about the history of unicorns.
Call Number: J 398.24 Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2021
Mary Boone
Description: Introduces early readers to environmentalist concepts including greenhouse gases, carbon footprint, and air pollution, and what they can do to help the environment. Features real-life examples of kids like Greta Thunberg who have made a difference.
Call Number: J 363.73 Boo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 3, 2021
Seymour Simon
Description: Everyone is affected by climate change. Reading Climate Action: What Happened and What We Can Do is the perfect introduction not only to the dramatic effects of climate change, but to the solutions. Learn how our behavior and actions have led us to this point, hear from kids around the world dealing with extreme storms, wildfires, and sea level rise, and discover what scientists, youth activists, and ordinary citizens are doing to protect their communities.
Call Number: J 363.735 Sim
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Claudia Friddell, Elizabeth Baddeley
Description: Led by twenty-five-year-old Grace Banker, thirty-two telephone operators -- affectionately called Hello Girls back in the US -- became the first female combatants in World War I. Follow Grace Banker's journey from her busy life as a telephone switchboard trainer in New York to her pioneering role as the Chief Operator of the 1st Unit of World War I telephone operators in the battlefields of France. With expert skill, steady nerves, and steadfast loyalty, the Signal Corps operators transferred orders from commanders to battlefields and communicated top-secret messages between American and French headquarters. After faithfully serving her country--undaunted by freezing weather and fires; long hours and little sleep, and nearby shellings and far off explosions--Grace was the first and only woman operator in the Signal Corps to be awarded the Army's Distinguished Service Medal.
Call Number: J 358.24 Fri
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2021
Libby Romero, Gary LaCoste
Description: This book introduces readers to crystals and gems.
Call Number: J 548 Rom
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Thea Feldman, Lee Cosgrove
Description: A nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read filled with fun facts about what makes alligators and crocodiles super.
Call Number: Ei 597.98 Fel
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Matt Chun, Ella Meave
Description: In this stunning companion to Australian Birds, Matt Chun takes to the oceans to explore Australia's most fascinating sea creatures, from the great white shark to the tiny soldier crab. Matt Chun's unique way of rendering our natural world will spark young readers' imaginations and evoke awe in all nature enthusiasts.
Call Number: J 591.77 Chu
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Sholly Fisch, Isaac Goodhart, Mayim Bialik
Description: Have you ever wondered what's at the bottom of the sea? Why polar ice melts? Or which tools forensic scientists use to solve a crime? Well look no further! Everyone's favorite Scarlet Speedster is here to answer all your burning questions! Barry Allen, with the help of some of his close friends, will take readers on an exciting journey that examines everything from the vast expanse of our galaxy to the smallest living organism known to man.
Call Number: J 500 Fla
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2021
Ginjer L. Clarke
Description: An introduction to the jellyfish. Did you know that the heaviest jellyfish in the world weighs almost 500 pounds? Or that the smallest jellyfish is less than one inch wide, but has venom that is 100 times stronger than a cobra's? Dive into the depths of the ocean and learn amazing facts about one of the world's oldest animals--the jellyfish!
Call Number: J 593.53 Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2021
Arden Moore
Description: This lively dog care book is packed with photos and colorful illustrations that teach training, care, health and safety, along with hands-on activities promoting play and bonding with canine companions.
Call Number: J 636.7 Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2021
Gemma Barder
Description: Do you know your Siamese from your Shorthair? This guide to everything cat and kitten is packed with essential information from different cat breeds to how to look after a cat to facts about famous and record-breaking cats.
Call Number: J 636.8 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Lola M. Schaefer
Description: Which robot is the smartest, the fastest, or the strongest? Learn what robots can do, how engineers design robots, and how scientists and students put their cool creations to the test.
Call Number: J 629.892 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Adam (LEGO artist) Ward, Rainn Wilson
Description: Looking for something a little more exciting than your average LEGO guide? You're in luck! Not only does this spectacular book offer step-by-step instructions for fun builds and crafts, it also includes intriguing trivia, micro challenges, and advice to boost your creative confidence.
Call Number: J 688.725 War
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2021
Barbara Sandri, Francesco Giubbilini, Camilla Pintonato
Description: This fascinating and informative visual encyclopedia presents chickens in all of their feathered glory. Did you know that baby chicks can count, that roosters can dance, or that hens can be therapy animals? From breeds and anatomy to chicken history and the story of the egg, Chickenology is chock-full of fowl facts.
Call Number: J 636.5 San
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Marty Gitlin
Description: This title offers a detailed look at the effect concussions have had on the sports world. Clear text, compelling images, and helpful sidebars and infographics make this book an accessible and engaging read.
Call Number: J 617.48 Git
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Aubre Andrus, Gary Weitzman
Description: Whether you brought home a puppy who needs to learn how to walk on a leash or you're trying to teach an old dog some new tricks, this guide covers it all, including more than 40 different training activities. With tips from veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman, you can take your dog through basic training and problem-solving exercises, and teach the pup some paws-itively amazing acrobatics. And if you're a doggy devotee, you and your furry friend will love reading about skateboarding pups, sled dogs, canine crime fighters, and so much more.
Call Number: J 636.7 And
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Vivian Kirkfield, Gilbert Ford
Description: Celebrating the invention of vehicles, this collective biography tells the inspiring stories of the visionaries who changed the way we move through air, water, and land.
Call Number: J 629.04 Kir
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2021
Heather Corinna, Isabella Rotman, Luke B. Howard
Description: From Heather Corinna, founder and director of Scarleteen.com, and Isabella Rotman, cartoonist and sex educator, comes a graphic novel guide that covers essential topics for preteens and young teens about their changing bodies and feelings.
Call Number: J 612.661 Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2021
Jonathan Adolph
Description: Working with simple household tools, kids can follow the step-by-step photographic instructions to exercise their design smarts, expand their 3-D thinking, and learn the basics of physics and engineering with activities that have real-life applications.
Call Number: J 745.54 Ado
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Walter Wick
Description: Optical illusions abound! Explore a world of toys, an enchanted ball, the farthest reaches of outer space, and more.
Call Number: J 793.73 Wic
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2021
Wendy Hinote Lanier
Description: Learn about popular dancing styles, including the history, basic moves, and more.
Call Number: J 793.3 Lan
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2021
Sarah L. Schuette
Description: Lead kids on a tour of spooky sights! Zombies, witches, monsters, and other spine-chilling creatures make finding the hidden objects in the full-color photo puzzles a BOO-tastic challenge. Pictographs and word labels are included in each to-find list.
Call Number: J 793.73 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2021
David Long, illustrator Studio Muti (Firm)
Description: Giant gemstones, precious artworks, architectural wonders, intriguing ruins, moon rocks, and more! Treasures both natural and man-made make an appearance in a tour which stretches across thousands of years and all around the globe. Discover sunken wrecks loaded with pirate gold, the abandoned tombs of the world's most powerful rulers, and even meteorites--treasures from outer space! A central foldout map reveals the locations of all the treasures featured in the book, while award-winning author David Long also addresses contemporary topics such as our threatened natural wonders and the ownership of cultural treasures.
Call Number: J 930.1 Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2021
Cary Fagan, Enzo
Description: On May 10, 1940, the Nazi Army invaded Belgium, setting into motion the refugee story of Cary Fagan's father, Maurice. Maurice was only 12 at the time, and he and his family had no idea they would never again return to Brussels, the city of his birth. Instead, they would travel through France, Spain, and Portugal, running from war. Every time they thought they might be safe, Maurice would try to restart his studies--he was determined to become a lawyer, convinced it was the law could make us all equals. But every time, his schooling was interrupted, and the family would have to escape again. Eventually, they found passage on the Serpa Pinto: the Destiny Ship. They travelled all the way to Jamaica and ended up in a refugee camp, worlds away from anything they knew.
Call Number: J 940.53 Fag
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Carole Boston Weatherford, Floyd Cooper
Description: Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history.
Call Number: J 917.66 Wea
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 2, 2021
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Charles Albert Bender : National Hall Of Fame Pitcher
Kade Ferris, Tashia Hart
JB Ben
Be A Cat Expert
Gemma Barder
J 636.8 Bar
Lamar Jackson
Jon M. Fishman
JB Jac
Bot Battles
Lola M. Schaefer
J 629.892 Sch
Peggy Flanagan : Ogimaa Kwe, Lieutenant Governor
Jessica Engelking
JB Fla
Brick X Brick : How To Build Amazing Things With 100-ish Bricks Or Fewer : Say What?!?
Adam (LEGO artist) Ward, Rainn Wilson
J 688.725 War
Dream Big! : How To Reach For Your Stars
Abigail Harrison
J 155.4 Har
Chickenology : The Ultimate Encyclopedia
Barbara Sandri, Francesco Giubbilini, Camilla Pintonato
J 636.5 San
The Sea-ringed World : Sacred Stories Of The Americas
María García Esperón, Amanda Mijangos, David (David O.) Bowles
J 299.7 Gar
Concussions
Marty Gitlin
J 617.48 Git
Are Unicorns Real?
Ginjer L. Clarke
J 398.24 Cla
Fetch! : A How To Speak Dog Training Guide
Aubre Andrus, Gary Weitzman
J 636.7 And
Clean It Up!
Mary Boone
J 363.73 Boo
From Here To There : Inventions That Changed The Way The World Moves
Vivian Kirkfield, Gilbert Ford
J 629.04 Kir
Climate Action : What Happened And What We Can Do
Seymour Simon
J 363.735 Sim
Wait, What? : A Comic Book Guide To Relationships, Bodies, And Growing Up
Heather Corinna, Isabella Rotman, Luke B. Howard
J 612.661 Cor
Grace Banker And Her Hello Girls Answer The Call : The Heroic Story Of Wwi Telephone Operators
Claudia Friddell, Elizabeth Baddeley
J 358.24 Fri
Cardboard Box Engineering : Cool, Inventive Projects For Tinkerers, Makers & Future Scientists
Jonathan Adolph
J 745.54 Ado
All About Crystals And Gems : Discovering Treasures Of The Natural World
Libby Romero, Gary LaCoste
J 548 Rom
Hidden Wonders!
Walter Wick
J 793.73 Wic
Alligators And Crocodiles Can't Chew! : And Other Amazing Facts
Thea Feldman, Lee Cosgrove
Ei 597.98 Fel
Hip-hop Dance
Wendy Hinote Lanier
J 793.3 Lan
Australian Sea Life
Matt Chun, Ella Meave
J 591.77 Chu
Spooky Sights : A Can-you-find-it Book
Sarah L. Schuette
J 793.73 Sch
Flash Facts
Sholly Fisch, Isaac Goodhart, Mayim Bialik
J 500 Fla
Amazing Treasures : 100+ Objects And Places That Will Boggle Your Mind
David Long, illustrator Studio Muti (Firm)
J 930.1 Lon
Jellyfish!
Ginjer L. Clarke
J 593.53 Cla
Maurice And His Dictionary : A True Story
Cary Fagan, Enzo
J 940.53 Fag
A Kid's Guide To Dogs
Arden Moore
J 636.7 Moo
Unspeakable : The Tulsa Race Massacre
Carole Boston Weatherford, Floyd Cooper
J 917.66 Wea