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ADAM AND EVE AND OTHER STORIES : NOAH
by Chamberlain, Erin, author.
J 220.95 CHA
Stories taken from the Bible.
AIRPLANES
by Fretland VanVoorst, Jenny, 1972- author.
J 629.133 FRE
In Airplanes, early fluent readers learn about the science, engineering, and physics that make flight possible. A diagram illustrates parts of an airplane, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about airplanes using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites.
AMBULANCES
by Bowman, Chris, 1990- author.
J 629.2223 BOW
"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to ambulances. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"-- Provided by publisher.
APATOSAURUS
by Gilbert, Sara, author.
J 567.9138 GIL
This introductory exploration uncovers the discovery of Apatosuarus fossils before revealing information about its era, features, and lifestyle, as well as its eventual extinction.
BRACHIOSAURUS
by Gilbert, Sara, author.
J 567.913 GIL
This introductory exploration uncovers the discovery of Brachiosaurus fossils before revealing information about its era, features, and lifestyle, as well as its eventual extinction.
CHESTER NEZ AND THE UNBREAKABLE CODE : A NAVAJO CODE TALKER
"As a boy, Chester Nez was taught his native language and culture were useless, but he was later called on to use his Navajo language to help create an unbreakable military code during WWII"-- Provided by publisher.
CHRISTIANITY
by Faelli, Rita, author.
J 230 FAE
Explores Christianlity's places of worship, festivals, celebrations and religious ceremonies.
COLUMBUS DAY
by Dash, Meredith, author.
J 294.264 DAS
Introduces the life and accomplishments of Christopher Colombus, how Columbus Day became a holiday, and how it is celebrated in the United States.
CROP CIRCLES
by O'Keefe, Emily, author.
J 001.94 OKE
"Learn about the strange designs found in farm fields with explanations of possible alien connections, hoaxes, and famous crop circle sites"--Provided by the publisher.
DISCOVER MARS
by Beth, Georgia, author.
J 523.43 BET
"Vivid photos and up-to-date information teach readers about Mars, including details on climate and geography, how scientists have explored the planet, and what they hope to find out about Mars in the future"-- Provided by publisher.
DISCOVERING TRICERATOPS
by Waxman, Laura Hamilton, author.
J 567.9158 WAX
"This book for elementary readers outlines key dates and people that have influenced the information known today about this prehistoric dinosaur species, all tracked throughout the book on a timeline. It explores the history of the triceratops' discovery, how it was a herbivore who used its frill for protection and to communicate with other dinosaurs"-- Provided by publisher.
ELK
ELK
by Bodden, Valerie, author.
J 599.6542 BOD
"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of elk, the second-largest North American deer. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how elk came to live in the mountains."-- Provided by publisher.
EVERYBODY NEEDS WATER
by Lawrence, Ellen, 1967- author.
J 363.61 LAW
Young readers will find out how families around the world obtain and use this precious resource.
EVERYTHING SHARKS
by Musgrave, Ruth, 1960- author.
J 597.3 MUS
"In Everything Sharks, exciting photos depict great whites, hammerheads, and more. Scientists tell hair-raising tales about encounters. With its awesome facts and action-packed images, this book brings kids close to the mysterious lives of sharks."--Amazon.com.
THE EYE THAT NEVER SLEEPS : HOW DETECTIVE PINKERTON SAVED PRESIDENT LINCOLN
"Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln, but few know anything about the spy who saved him! Allan Pinkertons life changed when he helped the Chicago Police Department track down a group of counterfeiters. From there, he became the first police detective in Chicago and established the country's most successful detective agency. He went on to solve more than 300 murders and recover millions of dollars in stolen money. However, his greatest contribution was protecting Abraham Lincoln on the way to his 1861 inauguration. Though assassins attempted to murder Lincoln en route, Pinkerton foiled their plot and brought the president safely to the capital."-- Publisher.
THE FBI
by Larson, Kirsten W., author.
J 363.25 LAR
"This photo-illustrated book describes the life of an FBI officer, including their work capturing terrorists, enforcing federal laws, and investigating crimes. Describes real-life cases and what it takes to get a job in the Federal Bureau of Investigation"-- Provided by publisher.
FLAG DAY
by Gillespie, Katie, author.
J 394.263 GIL
GUARDING AIR FORCE ONE
by Terrell, Brandon, 1978- author.
J 387.742 TER
See how the President of the United States and other precious cargo is protected when the "Flying White House" takes to the sky.
GUARDING FORT KNOX
by Cernak, Linda, 1953- author.
J 355.7 CER
Examines Fort Knox, highlighting how this facility keeps gold bars safe.
GUARDING NUCLEAR WEAPONS FACILITIES
by Sherman, Jill, author.
J 363.1799 SHE
Examines nuclear weapons facilities, highlighting how this facility keeps dangerous weapons safe.
GUARDING SUPERMAX PRISONS
by Spalding, Maddie, 1990- author.
J 365 SPA
Examines supermax prisons, highlighting how these facilities are designed for maximum security.
GUARDING THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK
by Caravantes, Peggy, 1935- author.
J 332.1 CAR
Learn the ins-and-outs of the giant underground vault located beneath one of the most famous buildings in the United States.
GUARDING THE SUPER BOWL STADIUM
by Weitzman, Elizabeth, author.
J 796.332 WEI
Discusses how Super Bowl stadiums are secured on game day, as well as the procedures used for seating fans and keeping awards safe.
HANDBOOK TO UFOS, CROP CIRCLES, AND ALIEN ENCOUNTERS
by McCollum, Sean, author.
J 001.94 MCC
"The idea that aliens might visit our planet has gripped Earthlings for a long time. Extraterrestrials are popular in science fiction books, movies, and TV shows. UFO hunters of every kind are searching Earth, sky, and space for answers to the question: Are we alone in the galaxy?"-- Provided by publisher.
HARRY POTTER CREATURES : A PAPER SCENE BOOK
"Discover the creatures of the wizarding world in stunning 3D scenes. Revisit the magic of Harry Potter through four intricate, multilayer dioramas that capture beloved moments from the films. From Harry's pulse-pounding battle with the Hungarian Horntail dragon to his encounter with Thestrals in the Forbidden Forest, each pop-up is laser die-cut for precision and gorgeously detailed. Every scene is followed by essential information about the creatures and fun, behind-the-scenes facts from the films. Designed to thrill both seasoned Harry Potter fans and younger children, this volume is a treasured keepsake for the whole family."--Publisher's description
HELICOPTERS
by Fretland VanVoorst, Jenny, 1972- author.
J 629.133 FRE
"In Helicopters, early fluent readers learn about the science, engineering, and physics behind their favorite vehicles. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about these exciting machines."-- Provided by publisher.
HINDUISM
by Marsico, Katie, 1980- author.
J 294.5 MAR
Introduces Hinduism, including the history, geography, politics, and economics of the religion.
HOT AIR BALLOONS
by Bethea, Nikole Brooks, author.
j 629.1332 bet
HOW DEEP IN THE OCEAN? : OCEAN ANIMAL HABITATS
by Davies, Monika, author.
J 578.77 DAV
"Journey to the depths of the ocean and meet the animals that live at different levels of the sea. Comparisons to familiar objects give perspective and illustrated rulers show numeric distances of each depth range. Includes a map, glossary, and further resources"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW FAR HOME? : ANIMAL MIGRATIONS
by Davies, Monika, author.
J 591.568 DAV
"From butterflies and snakes to crabs and the arctic tern, find out just how far some animals travel as they migrate with the seasons. Comparisons to familiar objects give perspective and illustrated rulers show numeric distances. Includes a map, glossary, and further resources"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW FAR UNDERGROUND? : BURROWING ANIMALS
by Davies, Monika, author.
J 591.5648 DAV
"Many animals take refuge in underground burrows, from small frog burrows in the desert to the sprawling burrows of prairie animals. Comparisons to familiar objects give perspective and illustrated rulers show numeric distances. Includes a map, glossary, and further resources"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW HIGH IN THE RAINFOREST? : RAINFOREST ANIMAL HABITATS
by Davies, Monika, author.
J 577.34 DAV
"Explore the layers of the rainforest biome and the animals that live there, from the dark forest floor through the understory, canopy, up to the emergent layer. Comparisons to familiar objects give perspective and illustrated rulers show numeric distances. Includes a map, glossary, and further resources"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW HIGH IN THE SKY? : FLYING ANIMALS
by Davies, Monika, author.
J 573.798 DAV
"Explore the skies and learn about the amazing heights insects and birds can achieve while flying. Comparisons to familiar objects give perspective and illustrated rulers show numeric distances. Includes a map, glossary, and further resources"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW HIGH UP THE MOUNTAIN? : MOUNTAIN ANIMAL HABITATS
by Davies, Monika, author.
J 577.53 DAV
"Explore the regions of mountain habitats and the animals that live there, from the foothills all the way up to the mountain peaks. Comparisons to familiar objects give perspective and illustrated rulers show numeric distances. Includes a map, glossary, and further resources"-- Provided by publisher.
HOWARD AND THE MUMMY : HOWARD CARTER AND THE SEARCH FOR KING TUT
Howard Carter was obsessed with mummies. He met his first when he was a boy in England and lived near a mansion filled with Egyptian artifacts. Howard dreamed of discovering a mummy himself -- especially a royal mummy in its tomb, complete with all its treasures. When he was seventeen, he took a job with the Egypt Exploration Fund and was sent to Egypt to learn about archaeology and excavation sites. And his mummy hunt was on! Howard discovered many amazing artifacts, but he searched for years before coming upon the most famous mummy of all, King Tut.
IGUANODON
by Gilbert, Sara, author.
J 567.7914 GIL
This introductory exploration uncovers the discovery of Iguanodon fossils before revealing information about its era, features, and lifestyle, as well as its eventual extinction.
THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE : WHY U S  CITIZENS PAY TAXES
by Barousse, Jason, author.
J 336.24 BAR
The Internal Revenue Service is the government agency that collects federal taxes. The IRS traces its origins back to the Lincoln presidency when the position of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue was created in 1862. The commissioner assessed the nation's first income tax, which was implemented to raise funds to cover war expenses. Without federal taxes, many people would not have access to different types of monetary assistance for services like veterans' benefits, education, the military, and social security. These services have become essential elements on which U.S. citizens rely. This title explores the history of the IRS and how it has developed into such an important part of daily American life. A graphic organizer and vivid full-color photographs connect with the informative and manageable text.
ISIS AND OSIRIS : A RETELLING
by Meister, Cari, author.
J 299.3113 MEI
A retelling of the Egyptian myth of Osiris, a gentle king who was murdered by his brother, and Isis, his wife who never stopped loving him.
JONAH AND THE WHALE AND OTHER STORIES : DANIEL AND THE LIONS AND OTHER STORIES
Stories taken from the Bible.
JOSEPH
Stories taken from the Bible.
LABOR DAY
by Manley, Erika S., author.
J 394.264 MAN
In Labor Day, young readers will learn about this American holiday and the ways people celebrate it.
LET
by Schuette, Sarah L., 1976- author.
J 508.2 SCH
"How do we know it's fall? The weather is cooler, and the leaves change color. Crops are ready for harvest, and animals get ready for winter. This book shows young readers how to recognize the changes that happen in fall. Includes a video, which launches via a 4D app."-- Provided by publisher.
LET
by Schuette, Sarah L., 1976- author.
J 508.2 SCH
"How do we know it's spring? The sun shines, and rain falls. Baby animals are born, and flowers bloom. This book shows young readers how to recognize the changes that happen in spring. Includes a video, which launches via a 4D app."-- Provided by publisher.
LET
by Schuette, Sarah L., 1976- author.
J 508.2 SCH
"How do we know it's summer? The weather is hot, and the days are long. Animals try to stay cool, and plants grow. This book shows young readers how to recognize the changes that happen in summer. Includes a video, which launches via a 4D app"-- Provided by publisher.
LET
by Schuette, Sarah L., 1976- author.
J 508.2 SCH
"How do we know it's winter? The air is cold, and snow falls. Animals look for food. Many plants turn brown, but evergreens stay green. This book shows young readers how to recognize the changes that happen in winter. Includes a video, which launches viaa 4D app."-- Provided by publisher.
MARY WHO WROTE FRANKENSTEIN
by Bailey, Linda, 1948- author.
JB SHELLEY
"How does a story begin? Sometimes it begins with a dream, and a dreamer. Mary is one such dreamer, a little girl who learns to read by tracing the letters on the tombstone of her famous feminist mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, and whose only escape from her strict father and overbearing stepmother is through the stories she reads and imagines. Unhappy at home, she seeks independence, and at the age of sixteen runs away with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, another dreamer. Two years later, they travel to Switzerland where they meet a famous poet, Lord Byron. On a stormy summer evening, with five young people gathered around a fire, Byron suggests a contest to see who can create the best ghost story. Mary has a waking dream about a monster come to life. A year and a half later, Mary Shelley's terrifying tale, Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus, is published -- a novel that goes on to become the most enduring monster story ever and one of the most popular legends of all time" -- Provided by publisher.
MEMORIAL DAY
by Koestler-Grack, Rachel A., 1973- author.
J 394.262 KOE
"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to Memorial Day. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"-- Provided by publisher.
THE MOON : EARTH
by Allyn, Daisy, author.
J 523.3 ALL
Photographs and text present information about the surface, orbit, and phases of the moon, its effect on the Earth's tides, and lunar exploration.
MOSES IN THE REEDS AND OTHER STORIES : THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND OTHER STORIES
Stories taken from the Bible.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOK OF ANIMAL POETRY : 200 POEMS WITH PHOTOGRAPHS THAT SQUEAK, SOAR, AND ROAR
Combines photography with lyrical text celebrating the animal world, in a compilation that includes works by such poets as Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost and Rudyard Kipling.
NUCLEAR WEAPONS
by Wood, Alix, author.
J 355.0217 WOO
Nuclear weapons have played an important role in times of war and peace since they were first used in 1945. The use of these weapons has been a topic of strong debate for over 70 years. Readers explore both sides of the debate surrounding these weapons. They also learn the origin of nuclear weapons and the science and technology behind this game-changing development in modern warfare.
PELICANS
by Bodden, Valerie, author.
J 598.43 BOD
"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of pelicans, the long-billed waterbirds. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why some pelicans have white feathers."-- Provided by publisher.
PICKUP TRUCKS
by Bowman, Chris, 1990- author.
J 629.2232 BOW
"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to pickup trucks. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"-- Provided by publisher.
PRAIRIE DOGS
by Bodden, Valerie, author.
J 599.367 BOD
"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of prairie dogs, the small rodents of North America's Great Plains. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why prairie dogs hide from coyotes."-- Provided by publisher.
PRESIDENTS
by Dash, Meredith, author.
J 394.261 DAS
PUMPKINS IN FALL
by Schuh, Mari C., 1975-
J 635.62 SCH
"Visit a pumpkin patch and learn how pumpkins grow and how they are made into jack-o-lanterns. Color photos and easy-to-read text tell kids about this favorite symbol of the fall season"-- Provided by publisher.
RACE CARS
by Bowman, Chris, 1990- author.
J 629.2285 BOW
"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to race cars. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"-- Provided by publisher.
SEAHORSES
by Bodden, Valerie, author.
J 597.6798 BOD
"A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of seahorses, the small, snouted fish of the oceans. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how seahorses became fish."-- Provided by publisher.
SINGING
by Fretland VanVoorst, Jenny, 1972- author.
J 783.043 FRE
SPINOSAURUS
by Gilbert, Sara, author.
J 567.912 GIL
This introductory exploration uncovers the discovery of Spinosaurus fossils before revealing information about its era, features, and lifestyle, as well as its eventual extinction.
SPRING AFTER SPRING : HOW RACHEL CARSON INSPIRED THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT
As a child, Rachel Carson lived by the rhythms of the natural world. Spring after spring, year after year, she observed how all living things are connected. And as an adult, Rachel watched and listened as the natural world she loved so much began to fall silent. Spring After Spring traces Rachel’s journey as scientist and writer, courageously speaking truth to an often hostile world through her book, and ultimately paving the way for the modern environmental movement. A picture book biography of Rachel Carson, tracing her journey as scientist and writer, courageously speaking truth to an often hostile world through her book, and ultimately paving the way for the modern environmental movement.
STEGOSAURUS
by Gilbert, Sara, author.
J 567.9153 GIL
This introductory exploration uncovers the discovery of Stegosaurus fossils before revealing information about its era, features, and lifestyle, as well as its eventual extinction.
THE STORY OF PAINTINGS : A HISTORY OF ART FOR CHILDREN
by Manning, Mick, author.
J 709 MAN
"Take a wonderful journey through time to discover the story of paintings, from Stone Age cave art to the graffiti-inspired work of Jean-Michel Basquiat."--Back cover.
TRAINS
by Bethea, Nikole Brooks.
J 625.2 BET
"This photo-illustrated book introduces early fluent readers to the science and engineering behind trains. Includes glossary and index."-- Provided by publisher.
TRICERATOPS
by Gilbert, Sara, author.
J 567.9158 GIL
This introductory exploration uncovers the discovery of Triceratops fossils before revealing information about its era, features, and lifestyle, as well as its eventual extinction.
TYRANNOSAURUS REX
by Gilbert, Sara, author
J 567.9219 GIL
This introductory exploration uncovers the discovery of Tyrannosaurus rex fossils before revealing information about its era, features, and lifestyle, as well as its eventual extinction.
U S  SECRET SERVICE
by Larson, Kirsten W., author.
J 363.28 LAR
"This photo-illustrated book describes the life of a US Secret Service agents, including their work catching counterfeiters and protecting the president of the United States. Describes training required to be an agent and what a day in the life is like in the field"-- Provided by publisher.
UNDERSTANDING ISLAM
by Radley, Gail, author.
J 297 RAD
UNDERSTANDING JUDAISM
by Yomtov, Nel, author.
J 296 YOM
VELOCIRAPTOR
by Gilbert, Sara, author.
J 567.9129 GIL
This introductory exploration uncovers the discovery of Velociraptor fossils before revealing information about its era, features, and lifestyle, as well as its eventual extinction.
THE VOICE AND SINGING
by Storey, Rita, author.
J 782 STO
WORKING IN MATH
by Zuchora-Walske, Christine, author.
J 650.1 CAR
"Takes readers on a backstage tour of working in math, from astronauts to architects. Spreads highlight the skills and education readers will need, feature career spotlights, and show readers where the future of the field is headed."-- Provided by publisher.
YOUR GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH
by Arbuthnott, Gill, author.
J 570 ARB
"What exactly is a living thing? What is it made of? Your Guide to Life on Earth starts with the very basics of life and provides bite-sized chunks of information to explain in an easy-to-understand way the science behind the mystery of life on Earth. Fantastic illustrations highlight the amazing facts of life as we know it, from bacteria to blue whales, from slime molds to sequoias, and everything in between."-- Provided by publisher.

 


 

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