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9 MONTHS IN, 9 MONTHS OUT : A SCIENTIST
As a professor of infant and child development, Vanessa LoBue had certain expectations about how pregnancy and motherhood would go. Experiencing it was a different story. As she learned, the first few months of parenthood are much harder than anyone tells you. Written in real time as LoBue proceeded through pregnancy and first-time parenthood, 9 Months In, 9 Months Out explores the science of infant development alongside an honest account of how that science translates to a mother's experience.
ALAMO
by Bailey, R. J., author.
J 976.4 BAI
Photographs and simple text provide an introduction to the Alamo.
ALL IN A DROP : HOW ANTONY VAN LEEUWENHOEK DISCOVERED AN INVISIBLE WORLD
"For fans of the "Who Was" series, this lively, accessible, and full-color chapter book biography shows how a self-taught scientist was the first to observe the microbial life in and around us. By building his own microscope, Antony van Leeuwenhoek advanced humanity's understanding of our oft-invisible world around us."-- Provided by publisher.
¿PUEDO JUGAR YO TAMBIéN? : UN LIBRO DE ELEFANTE Y CERDITA
by Willems, Mo., author, illustrator.
J 468 WIL
Elephant and Piggie learn to play catch with their new friend Snake.
THE BABY-LED WEANING COOKBOOK  VOLUME 2 : 99 MORE NO-STRESS RECIPES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
"Forget baby purées and spoon-feeding. Your baby can join in at family mealtimes, right from the start! Baby-Led Weaning is a global phenomenon! Now, here are 99 more delicious, no-stress recipes for baby-led weaning (BLW) families to enjoy together, from the creators of the BLW movement. With these recipes, introducing your baby to solid foods is easier, and more commonsense, than ever. Be amazed as Baby explores the same foods you enjoy, how they feel, smell, and taste how to grasp and chew them, all at his or her own pace. In addition to recipes that are perfectly suited to growing families, Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett review all the benefits of BLW: it's convenient: The whole family eats the same meal together. It helps Baby learn: BLW builds motor skills, coordination, and confidence. It promotes lifelong health: by teaching Baby to love a variety of foods and to gauge fullness, BLW helps prevent picky eating and overeating later on!" -- Description provided by publisher.
BAHAMAS
by Nevins, Debbie, author.
J 917.296 NEV
"A book for middle and high school students about the history and culture of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas."--Provided by publisher."
THE BATTLE OF SAN JUAN HILL : FAMOUS BATTLE OF THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR
Introduces the Battle of San Juan Hill, places it in the context of the Spanish-American War and the expansion of the United States beyond North America, and describes the events of the battle and its results.
BIRD WATCHING FOR KIDS : BITE-SIZED LEARNING & BACKYARD PROJECTS
by Harrison, George H., author.
J 598 HAR
Provides instructions for bird watching and other projects involving interaction with nature and the study of the needs and behavior of wild birds.-- Source other than Library of Congress.
THE BRAVE LEARNER : FINDING EVERYDAY MAGIC IN HOMESCHOOL, LEARNING, AND LIFE
"A joyful and accessible approach to homeschool that harnesses children's natural curiosity and makes learning a part of everyday life, whether they're in elementary or high school"-- Provided by publisher.
THE BREASTFEEDING BOOK : EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NURSING YOUR CHILD FROM BIRTH THROUGH WEANING
Breastfeeding contributes to nurturing a smarter and healthier baby, and a healthier and more intuitive mommy. Isn't that what every child needs, and every parent wants?
THE CALL OF THE WILD + FREE : RECLAIMING WONDER IN YOUR CHILD
"Speaking to the growing national trend, The Call of the Wild and Free equips families to provide quality homeschool education, and encourages all parents and caregivers to raise kids to experience the adventure, freedom, and wonder of childhood"-- Provided by publisher.
CAMP GRANDMA : NEXT-GENERATION GRANDPARENTING -- BEYOND BABYSITTING
by Day, Marianne Waggoner, author.
J 306.8745 DAY
"Camp Grandma reveals how a successful businesswoman merged her working career with her role as grandmother—and offers grandparents fun and creative ideas for enriching their relationships with their grandchildren while teaching them valuable life skills that will help them grow strong and think critically." -- Provided by publisher.
THE COOKBOOK  FOR KIDS : GREAT RECIPES FOR KIDS WHO LOVE TO COOK
by Atwood, Lisa, author.
J 641.5123 ATW
Presents more than sixty recipes that children can prepare on their own, with detailed instruction for preparing dishes for breakfast, lunch, or snacks and information on equipment and cooking techniques.
THE EVERYTHING BOOK OF DOGS & PUPPIES
by Mills, Andrea, author.
J 636.7 MIL
Introduces dogs and puppies, describing the different breeds, what they eat, and how to care for a new pet.
THE EVERYTHING GUIDE TO HOMESCHOOLING : ALL YOU NEED TO CREATE THE BEST CURRICULUM AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR CHILD
An accessible guide for fun and stress-free homeschooling! When you homeschool your children, you can shape their education according to your own standards, values, and ideas. In The Everything Guide to Homeschooling, homeschooler Sherri Linsenbach provides you with all the information, inspiration, and encouragement you need to easily and successfully homeschool your children from grades K–12. This complete guide contains information on: The Common Core standards and how they impact families Creating plans for typical homeschool days, including schedules and activities Utilizing curriculum resources, strategies, and methods Managing specific learning styles and special needs This guide is packed full of ideas to make homeschooling your child easy, affordable, and, most of all, fun. With ideas for tackling social issues and motivating your child, this is the only reference you'll need to keep home education exciting and ensure your child’s success!
FEELINGS : JOY, SADNESS, FEAR, LOVE
by Carroll, Colleen.
J 701.1 CAR
Each volume in this innovative series is devoted to a subject that every child already knows from personal experience. The works of art chosen for each book show the many different ways great artists have perceived and expressed that very subject. Author Colleen Carroll's engaging, conversational text is filled with thought-provoking questions and imaginative activities that spark children's natural curiosity both about the subject of the artwork and about the way it was created This direct, interactive approach to art -- and to the world -- promotes self -exploration, self-discovery, and self-expression. As it introduces basic artistic concepts, styles, and techniques, it also provides loads of fun. For children who want to know more about the artists whose works appear in the book, biographies are provided at the end, along with suggestions for further reading and an international list of museums where each artist's works can be seen. As they begin to understand the multitude of ways that artists see, children will deepen their appreciation of art, the world around them, and, most importantly, their own unique visions.
FIJI
by NgCheong-Lum, Roseline, 1962-, author.
J 919.611 NGC
"A book for middle and high school students about the history and culture of the island nation of Fiji."--Provided by publisher.
FROM AN IDEA TO DISNEY : HOW BRANDING MADE DISNEY A HOUSEHOLD NAME
by Sichol, Lowey Bundy, author.
J 338.7 SIC
"From an Idea to Disney is a behind-the-movie-screen look into the history, business, and brand of the world's largest entertainment empire. With humorous black & white illustrations throughout, learn about the company behind the world's favorite mouse, Mickey!"-- Provided by publisher.
GARFIELD
by Finnegan, Marco, author.
J 741.5 FIN
"Learn how to draw your very own comic strip with Garfield and friends! Accessible step-by-step instructions guide aspiring artists through the process"-- Provided by publisher.
GUYANA
by Jermyn, Leslie, author.
J 918.81 JER
"A book for middle and high school students about the history and culture of the South American nation Guyana"--Provided by the publisher. .
HARRIET TUBMAN
by Jazynka, Kitson, author.
JB TUBMAN
Born into slavery in c.1820, Harriet Tubman would later run away and help scores of other African American slaves escape to freedom in the North using the "Underground Railroad." A nurse, scout, and advisor during the American Civil War, Harriet co-led the Combahee River Raid, in which 700 slaves were liberated. After the war, Harriet became involved in women's suffrage, or the right to vote, and opened a retirement home for sick and elderly African Americans. In this biography book for 8-11 year olds, learn all about Harriet Tubman's fascinating life, the hardships she endured, her visions, the people she helped and rescued, the battles she fought, and how this American icon of justice and strength continues to inspire so many people today.
HERE AND THERE
by Smith, Tamara Ellis, author.
J 306.89 SMI
After Ivan's parents separate, he has trouble finding joy at either of their homes until he discovers that the birds and music that he loves may be found in both places.
HOW TO RAISE A READER
by Paul, Pamela, author.
J 649.58 PAU
Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, How to Raise a Reader shows you how to instill the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading. Divided into four sections, from baby through teen, and each illustrated by a different artist, this book offers something useful on every page, whether it’s how to develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader. A fifth section, “More Books to Love: By Theme and Reading Level,” is chockful of expert recommendations. Throughout, the authors debunk common myths, assuage parental fears, and deliver invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way.
HOW TO RAISE SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE : SIMPLE LESSONS FOR RADICAL RESULTS
"Outlines simple, counterintuitive approaches to raising happy, healthy, and successful children through parental demonstrations of respectful examples and child-directed activities that facilitate early independence and problem-solving skills." -- Provided by publisher.
IT BEGAN WITH A PAGE:  HOW GYO FUJIKAWA DREW THE WAY
by Maclear, Kyo, 1970- author.
JB FUJIKAWA
"Gyo Fujikawa's iconic children's books are beloved all over the world. Now it's time for Gyo's story to be told--a story of artistic talent that refused to be constrained by rules or expectations. Growing up quiet and lonely at the beginning of the twentieth century, Gyo learned from her relatives the ways in which both women and Japanese people lacked opportunity. Her teachers and family believed in her and sent her to art school and later Japan, where her talent flourished. But while Gyo's career grew and led her to work for Walt Disney Studios, World War II began, and with it, her family's internment. But Gyo never stopped fighting--for herself, her vision, her family and her readers--and later wrote and illustrated the first children's book to feature children of different races interacting together."
MAKE YOUR KID A MONEY GENIUS (EVEN IF YOU
"From Beth Kobliner, the author of the bestselling personal finance bible Get a Financial Life--a new, must-have guide showing parents how to teach their children (from toddlers to young adults) to manage money in a smart way. Many of us think we can have the "money talk" when our kids are old enough to get it.
MALTA
by Sheehan, Sean, 1951- author.
J 914.585 SHE
"A book for middle and high school students about the history and culture of the island nation of Malta."--Provided by publisher.
MICHAEL COLLINS : FORGOTTEN ASTRONAUT
by Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.
JB COLLINS
"On July 16, 1969, a Gemini rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Previous launches had focused on getting astronauts into space, docking two spacecraft, and even walking in space, but this mission was different. Apollo 11 was designed to land two astronauts on the moon and then bring them back to Earth. Four days later, two astronauts, Neal Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, did walk on the moon. But did you know that there were actually three astronauts aboard the rocket on July 16? Michael Collins didn’t get to walk on the Moon, but his contribution is just as important as Armstrong and Aldrin’s." -- Provided by publisher.
MOLDOVA
by Sheehan, Patricia, 1954- author.
J 914.76 SHE
"A book for middle and high school students about the history and culture of Moldova."--Provided by publisher.
THE MONTESSORI TODDLER : A PARENT
"Turn your home into a Montessori home—and become a more mindful, attentive, and easygoing parent. It’s time to change the way we see toddlers. Using the principles developed by the educator Dr. Maria Montessori, Simone Davies shows how to turn life with a “terrible two” into a mutually rich and rewarding time of curiosity, learning, respect, and discovery. With hundreds of practical ideas for every aspect of living with a toddler, here are five principles for feeding your child’s natural curiosity, from “Trust in the child” to 'Fostering a sense of wonder.' " -- Provided by publisher.
NATURE PLAY AT HOME : CREATING OUTDOOR SPACES THAT CONNECT CHILDREN WITH THE NATURAL WORLD
"Access to technology has created a generation of children who are more plugged in than ever before— often with negative consequences. But there is a solution. Unrestricted outdoor play helps reduce stress, improve health, and enhance creativity, learning, and attention span. In Nature Play at Home, Nancy Striniste gives you the tools you need to make outdoor adventures possible in your own backyard. With hundreds of inspiring ideas and illustrated, step-by-step projects, this hardworking book details how to create playspaces that use natural materials— like logs, boulders, sand, water, and plants of all kinds. Projects include hillside slides, seating circles, sand pits, and more." -- Description provided by publisher.
NIGER
by Seffal, Rabah, author.
J 916.626 SEF
"A book for middle and high schoolers about the history and culture of the African nation Niger."
NOSE KNOWS: WILD WAYS ANIMALS SMELL THE WORLD
by Figueras, Emmanuelle, author.
J 573.87 FIG
"Lift the flaps to find out how rabbits, giraffes, snails, clown fish, lions, dogs, bees, and more use scent to find family or food, to leave messages for friends, and to warn away rivals."-- Back cover.
OH CRAP! I HAVE A TODDLER : TACKLING THESE CRAZY AWESOME YEARS-- NO TIME-OUTS NEEDED
"Describes the avid curiosity that marks toddlerhood and its often-misunderstood behaviors, sharing strategies for promoting child potential in age-appropriate ways." -- Provided by publisher.
OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE : GRETA THUNBERG
by Winter, Jeanette, author, illustrator.
J 363.7 WIN
Tells the story of Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenage climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movement and is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to address climate change.
PAPER SON : THE INSPIRING STORY OF TYRUS WONG, IMMIGRANT AND ARTIST
"An inspiring picture-book biography of animator Tyrus Wong, the Chinese American immigrant responsible for bringing Disney's Bambi to life. Before he became an artist named Tyrus Wong, he was a boy named Wong Geng Yeo. He traveled across a vast ocean from China to America with only a suitcase and a few papers. Not papers for drawing, which he loved to do, but immigration papers to start a new life. Once in America, Tyrus seized every opportunity to make art, eventually enrolling at an art institute in Los Angeles. Working as a janitor at night, his mop twirled like a paintbrush in his hands. Eventually, he was given the opportunity of a lifetime, and using sparse brushstrokes and soft watercolors, Tyrus created the iconic backgrounds of Bambi.
PRAIRIE BOY : FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TURNS THE HEARTLAND INTO A HOME
Details the life of Frank Lloyd Wright, a young boy from the prairie, who introduced organic architecture, a style he created based on the relationship between buildings and the natural world.
RAISING EMPOWERED DAUGHTERS : A DAD-TO-DAD GUIDE
by Adamick, Mike, author.
J 306.8742 ADA
"Mike Adamick offers a wise and witty handbook for dads, showing them how they can raise girls who won't settle for second-class citizenship. Examining the extraordinary array of sexisms--both subtle and not-so-subtle--girls encounter, Adamick highlights not just the ways that girls and boys are treated differently, but how the roles of moms and dads are shaped by society, too. Full of eye-opening anecdotes and dad-relatable humor, this is a necessary guide for every father who wants to raise a confident daughter."--Page [4] of cover.
THE REVENGE OF THE BLACK CAT : SWISS MYTHS
by Alves, Katja, 1961- author, editor.
J 398.2 ALV
The retelling of some traditional Swiss myths—exciting, funny, and sometimes gruesome tales from all four regions of the country.
SNOOPY TO THE RESCUE : A PEANUTS COLLECTION
by Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000, author, artist.
J 741.5 SCH
Snoopy helps the Peanuts in a series of adventures, wards off the Red Baron, and ventures to find the mysterious Lila.
TORPEDOED : THE TRUE STORY OF THE WORLD WAR II SINKING OF "THE CHILDREN
"A true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII."--Provided by publisher.
UNUSUAL AND AWESOME JOBS IN SPORTS : PRO TEAM MASCOT, PIT CREW MEMBER, AND MORE
Discover fascinating facts, figures, and pictures while learning about the most interesting and extreme jobs in sports. Find out what kind of training it takes to be a pro team mascot, how much money a NASCAR pit crew member makes, and exactly what in the world a Zamboni driver does!
YOU ARE MY FRIEND : THE STORY OF MISTER ROGERS AND HIS NEIGHBORHOOD
"Mister Rogers is one of the most beloved television personalities ever, but before he was the man who brought us "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", he was just little Freddie Rogers. You Are My Friend tells how Fred was a sickly and lonely child. At school, he was bullied and had trouble making friends and expressing his feelings. His parents and grandparents encouraged Fred to ask for help and explore his world. When Fred grew up he became a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness, and he realized that he could spread his message through television. His simple message still resonates with us today: 'There's no person in the world like you and I like you just the way you are.' Outside of recent news, You Are My Friend will endure because of its smart writing, focus, and gentle homage to a very popular, kind, understated, good soul and role model"-- Provided by publisher.

 


 

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