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THE BOOK OF BRILLIANT BUGS
by French, Jess, author.
J 595.7 FRE
"Enter the kingdom of bugs and their close relatives for a magical journey through the forest floor, down into the deepest caves, and even across the open ocean. Insects, arachnids, worms, and mollusks are crawling across the pages of this colorful bug book, which combines gorgeous illustrations and photos to help young animal enthusiasts spot and learn all the main bug groups." -- Provided by publisher.
THE BOREAL FOREST : A YEAR IN THE WORLD
by Carmichael, L. E. (Lindsey E.)
J 578.737 CAR
"The boreal forest is our planet's largest land biome. A scarf around the neck of the world, it spans a dozen countries, from Canada to the mountain peaks of Japan. Parts of the biome are so remote, few humans have ever seen them. But the forest plays a vital role on our planet. It is home to an incredible diversity of species. Its trees clean our air, and its wetlands clean our water. Known as a "carbon sink," the biome plays an important role in slowing global climate change. These are just a few reasons why the boreal forest is worth appreciating -- and protecting. In this beautifully written book, award-winning author L. E. Carmichael takes us on a year-long journey through this vast and vital wilderness. We also learn about the forest's geography and history, the significant role it plays in regulating the planet's climate and the water cycle that connects the forest all around the world. Additional material in the end matter includes a world map of the boreal forest, information about the water cycle and carbon cycle, a glossary, author's sources, resources for kids and an index. Artwork by award-winning children's illustrator Josée Bisaillon provides a rare glimpse into life in the biome. Expertly researched, and written in consultation with Indigenous peoples who live in the boreal forest, Boreal is an exploration of one of the most beautiful places on Earth."-- Provided by publisher.
CLAUDE : THE TRUE STORY OF A WHITE ALLIGATOR
by Smith, Emma Bland, author.
J 597.98 SMI
"A nonfiction picture book about Claude the albino alligator at the California Academy of Sciences"-- Provided by publisher.
CUBS IN THE TUB : THE TRUE STORY OF THE BRONX ZOO
"Readers are told the story of Helen Martini's care for lion and tiger cubs, and her emergence as the Bronx Zoo's first woman zookeeper"-- Provided by publisher.
DINOSAURS : RIVETING READS FOR CURIOUS KIDS
by Dixon, Dougal, author.
J 567.9 DIX
Do you know why there were more days in the year in dinosaur times? How many hours it can take to excavate a dinosaur fossil? Step back in time and find out all the facts in this awe-inspiring black-and-white chapter book about the prehistoric world and the amazing creatures that once roamed Earth. You'll come face-to-face with spectacular reptiles that dominated the skies and seas while dinosaurs ruled on land - from towering forest browsers like Diplodocus and Barosaurus to the deadly Tyrannosaurus and Allosaurus with their bone-crushing jaws. Packed with fun facts and the latest scientific theories as well as dramatic illustrations that capture jaws, claws, and teeth, you'll be up-to-date with the ever-changing world of dinosaurs.
DIVE IN : SWIM WITH SEA CREATURES AT THEIR ACTUAL SIZE
by Munro, Roxie, author.
J 591.77 MUN
"A scuba diver encounters 29 true-to-size sea creatures with information about their intriguing habits and more about the Caribbean coral reef they call home"-- Provided by publisher.
DUNG FOR DINNER : A STOMACH-CHURNING LOOK AT THE ANIMAL POOP, PEE, VOMIT, AND SECRETIONS THAT PEOPLE HAVE EATEN (AND OFTEN STILL DO!)
"From Roman charioteers scarfing wild boar dung . . . to today's kids spreading insect vomit on their toast, this humorous compendium is chock full of history, science, and fascinatingly gross facts. Bug secretions coating your candy corn? Rodent poop in your popcorn? . . . It's irresistibly disgusting!" -- adapted from jacket.
EL COLOR DE MI PIEL : HABLEMOS DEL RACISMO
by Thomas, Pat, 1959-
J 468 THO
"Este delicioso libro ilustrado examina el tema del racismo"--Cover, P. [4].;A simple explanation of racism, its basic causes, and the ways in which it can lead to unfair practices.
FIGHT OF THE CENTURY : ALICE PAUL BATTLES WOODROW WILSON FOR THE VOTE
"When President Woodrow Wilson arrived in Washington, DC, to start his first term, women's rights leader Alice Paul was ready to demand an amendment to the Constitution that allowed women to vote. The president thought that idea was ridiculous! THEIR FIGHT BEGAN. For the next five years, Alice and her suffragists battered Wilson and his supporters with arguments and protests. Their peaceful pickets were met with ridicule and violence. Even when thrown in jail, Alice and her mighty group of women did not back down from the fight to have a say in how their country was run. With a spirit and determination that never quit, Alice Paul fought for the right for women's voices to be heard." -- Dust jacket.
FOLLOW THOSE ZEBRAS! : SOLVING A MIGRATION MYSTERY
by Markle, Sandra, author.
J 599.6657 MAR
Every year in Namibia, about two thousand zebras suddenly disappear from their grazing area along the Chobe River. Months later, the herd returns. Where do they go? And why? Thanks to satellite-tracking collars, scientists were able to solve the mystery, but several questions remain. Award-winning science author Sandra Markle reveals the process scientists used to study the zebras, and she also delves into the science of migration, exploring how animals know where to go, how to get there, and when to leave.
HERE WE GO DIGGING FOR DINOSAUR BONES : (SUNG TO THE TUNE OF "HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH")
"Young paleontologists are invited on a fossil dig, set to the tune of Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush. Hike the trail, scan the ground, and make a find--then discover how to build a dinosaur from its bones. Includes song motions and bite-size science sidebars. This is a fun and distinctive young dinosaur book."-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO FIND A BIRD
by Ward, Jennifer, 1963- author.
J 598.072 WAR
"A non-fiction guide to finding and observing birds for young bird-watchers."-- Provided by publisher.
HOW WOMEN WON THE VOTE : ALICE PAUL, LUCY BURNS, AND THEIR BIG IDEA
by Bartoletti, Susan Campbell, author.
J 324.623 BAR
"A history of the iconic first women's march in 1913 and the suffragists who led the way to passing the 19th amendment"-- Provided by publisher.
IF YOU WANT A FRIEND IN WASHINGTON : WACKY, WILD & WONDERFUL PRESIDENTIAL PETS
"A clever, funny, and informative look at the pets--from Calvin Coolidge's wallaby to Teddy Roosevelt's flying squirrels--that have passed through the White House gates"-- Provided by publisher.
IN THE WOODS
by Elliott, David, 1947- author.
J 811 ELL
"The animals in the dark woods are secretive, their inner lives a mystery. The stealthy bobcat, the inquisitive raccoon, and the dignified bear waking up from his winter nap are just a few of the glorious animals featured in this clever collection of poems and woodland scenes."--Page [2] of cover.
INCREDIBLE JOBS YOU
by Labarre, Natalie, author, illustrator.
J 650.1 LAB
"Do you know what you want to do when you grow up? Why not work as a babysitter . . . for sloths? Or become a farmer . . . of corpses? You might even grow up to be someone who gets paid to actually sleep on the job! From taste testers to dinosaur dusters, there are all kinds of incredible jobs that you've probably never heard of . . . and one of them might be just right for you!" -- publisher.
THE INTEREST-BASED LEARNING COACH : A STEP-BY-STEP PLAYBOOK FOR GENIUS HOUR, PASSION PROJECTS, AND MAKERSPACES IN SCHOOL
Many educators appreciate the value of interest-based learning, but struggle with the management and facilitation of individual and small-group projects in a limited space and time allocation. This easy-to-read guide: Features a step-by-step plan for managing Genius Hour, passion projects, Makerspaces, and more. Includes time-saving planning templates, checklists, and charts. Supports students’ intrinsic motivation for learning, agency, voice, and problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Provides a systematic and practical approach to interest-based learning. Can be implemented and adapted by an individual teacher, department, or team. Chapters also include techniques for helping students identify their interests, frame their goals and questions, create project plans and timelines, self-assess their progress, and share their work with real-world audiences.
THE INVENTION HUNTERS DISCOVER HOW LIGHT WORKS
by Briggs, Korwin.
J 621.3 BRI
"When the Invention Hunters, a group of globe-trotting invention collectors, visit a school in their flying museum, a student helps them by explaining how common concepts related to light, like refraction, magnification, and reflection, and objects, like cameras and televisions, work"-- Provided by publisher.
JUMBO : THE MAKING OF THE BOEING 747
by Gall, Chris, author, illustrator.
J 629.13 GAL
For the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 747's first commercial flight, a picture book about the development of the iconic passenger plane and how it changed the history of air travel.
MOTH : AN EVOLUTION STORY
by Thomas, Isabel, 1979- author.
J 595.78 THO
Creative nonfiction picture book explains evolution and natural selection. A newly-emerged peppered moth blends in with other speckled-winged moths on lichen-covered branches, but over time the moths with black wings increase as trees are blackened by soot from man-made machines.
NACHO
"A picture book biography of Ignacio (Nacho) Anaya, a waiter at the Victory Club in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, and the events surrounding the creation, in 1940, of the globally-popular tortilla chip, cheese, and jalapeño pepper snack that bears his name-nachos"-- Provided by publisher.
NOT A BEAN
by Martinez, Claudia Guadalupe, 1978- author.
J 595.78 MAR
"A Mexican jumping bean isn't a bean at all. It's a fascinating home and food source for a special kind of caterpillar! With Spanish vocabulary and a clever counting concept, this poetic story shares the life cycle of a Mexican jumping bean. This curious jumping insect is actually a seedpod from a shrub called yerba de la flecha, into which a caterpillar burrows, living inside the pod until it builds a cocoon and breaks out as a moth. Perfect for preschoolers and prereaders, this creative picture book explores the Mexican jumping bean's daily life and eventual transformation and escape from the pod."-- Provided by publisher.
PETER
by DeSaix, Deborah Durland, author, illustrator.
JB FEIGL
PLASTIC SEA : A BIRD
by Blom, Kirsti, author.
J 363.7288 BLO
Plastic garbage knows no borders. Dumped into the sea, it floats on ocean currents and is distributed around the globe, threatening the livelihoods of sea birds and animals who both eat and are trapped by plastic waste. Told from the perspective of a Northern Fulmar, a sea bird who makes its home in the northeast Atlantic and across the northern hemisphere, Plastic Sea: A Bird's-eye View uses the most up-to-date scientific information to offer insight into a growing environmental crisis with global implications. If we continue to dump as much plastic as we do today, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. Fortunately, there are actions we can take as individuals and as a global community to reduce plastic waste in our oceans. Plastic Sea is an invitation to give sea birds, animals, and the Earth itself a chance to thrive again.
SAVING ENDANGERED ANIMALS
by Hunt, Jilly, author.
J 591.68 HUN
Explore beyond the headlines on the topic of the protecting endangered animals, learning how this issue is treated in the news and how to separate truth from spin.
THE SEA KNOWS
by McGinty, Alice B., 1963- author.
J 551.46 MCG
Dive in and explore the wonders of the ocean and its inhabitants in this rhyming ode to the sea.
SHARUKO : PERUVIAN ARCHAEOLOGIST JULIO C  TELLO = EL ARQUEóLOGO PERUANO JULIO C  TELLO
"A picture biography of Julio C. Tello, considered to be the founder of modern Peruvian archaeology, that traces his life from an early interest in Peru's ancient cultures to his rise as the most distinguished Indigenous social scientist of the twentieth century. A map and an afterword with additional information, photograph, and source list are included."-- Provided by publisher.
THE SUPPORTIVE CLASSROOM : TRAUMA-SENSITIVE STRATEGIES FOR FOSTERING RESILIENCE AND CREATING A SAFE, COMPASSIONATE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS
"One in four children have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event that can affect behavior and learning. But school can be a safe, stress-free environment that can actually reduce bad behavior, foster resilience, and heal trauma. The Supportive Classroom shows teachers and educators how they can provide the different types of trauma-aware support that each student needs."--Amazon.
SURVIVAL
by Claybourne, Anna, author.
J 591.68 MCN
"From the rainforest to the savannah to the depths of the ocean, animal life in every continent and habitat has been affected by human activity. Louise McNaught's powerful animal portraits bring to life 20 stunning creatures and their fight for survival. Discover the dangers they face, the action being taken to protect them, and their vital importance on Earth. Be inspired to join the movement to conserve species and find out how you can make a difference."--Page [4] of cover.
THANKS TO FRANCES PERKINS : FIGHTER FOR WORKERS RIGHTS
by Hopkinson, Deborah, author.
JB PERKINS
Sometimes, one moment changes a person's life. And that person goes on to change other lives. That's what happened to Frances Perkins. After she witnessed the 1911 catastrophic fire at the Triangle Waist Company, in which one hundred and forty-six people died, she devoted her life to improving conditions for workers. Frances became the first woman to serve in a president's cabinet. As Secretary of Labor under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, she helped pass new laws like the 1935 Social Security Act, part of Roosevelt's New Deal. Today, millions of Americans depend on Social Security benefits. Today, we can thank Frances Perkins for her dedication to the ideal of society where no one is left out.
THROUGH THE WARDROBE : HOW C  S  LEWIS CREATED NARNIA
by Maslo, Lina, author, illustrator.
JB LEWIS
"A picture-book account of the life of C.S. Lewis describes how he renamed himself as a young child and used imaginative approaches to endure bullying, illness and war before drawing on his childhood fantasy world to write the Chronicles of Narnia." -- Provided by publisher.
TRACKING PYTHONS : THE QUEST TO CATCH AN INVASIVE PREDATOR AND SAVE AN ECOSYSTEM
Burmese pythons are inavding Florida. Despite their enormous size, these snakes are almost impossible to find. They're prolific breeders and voracious eaters. Can anything stop them?
TRUE OR POO? : A KID
by Caruso, Nick, author.
J 591.47 CAR
"In this hilariously helpful guide to the facts and fakes of the animal kingdom, you might be surprised to learn what's true...and what's a big pile of poop. And speaking of poop, there's a lot of that smelly stuff in this book, too--everything from how it's made to which animals eat their own waste. (Yuck!) But will you be able to guess what's real and what's made up?"-- Provided by publisher.
WELCOME TO BALLET SCHOOL
by Bouder, Ashley, author.
J 792.8 BOU
"Welcome to your first day at ballet school! Put on your ballet shoes and let's master the basics with this book from author and principal ballet dancer Ashley Bouder. Learn key technique, then visit the costume room, before putting on your very own show of Sleeping Beauty at the end."--Back cover.
WHO IS DAVID BECKHAM?
by Labrecque, Ellen, author.
JB BECKHAM
"Whenever a young David Beckham was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he'd always answer with the same response: I want to be a footballer. This English native got his wish when he joined the Manchester United team in 1991. Since then, he has been crossing, bending, and free-kicking his way to stardom. In his twenty-year career as a professional soccer player, he has won nineteen major trophies, and appeared at three FIFA World Cup tournaments. David Beckham has become an international cultural icon for his soccer skills, his charity work, and his fashionable wife and family. Young soccer fans are in for a treat with this Who HQ book"-- Provided by publisher.
WHO WAS CELIA CRUZ?
by Pollack, Pam, author.
JB CRUZ
"Although her family and friends know her as Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso, the world refers to her simply as Celia Cruz. Starting her career in 1950, Celia grew increasingly popular as the new lead singer of the Cuban band Sonora Matancera. Her exceptional vocal range and flashy costumes made fans fall in love with her. Celia's talent took her all around the world, including the United States. After Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba, she wasn't allowed to return to her native country. She and other Cubans who were exiled used their music to express their love for their homeland. Celia rose to the top of the charts in a genre that was dominated by men. She become an award-winning singer and the most popular Latin artist of the twentieth century. Azucar! indeed!"-- Provided by publisher.
WHO WAS LUCILLE BALL?
by Pollack, Pam, author.
JB BALL
Presents the life of the comic actress, discussing her childhood, marriage to and divorce from Desi Arnaz, and her career on the successful television hit series "I Love Lucy."
WINGED WONDERS : SOLVING THE MONARCH MIGRATION MYSTERY
by Pincus, Meeg, author.
J 595.789 PIN
"Monarch butterflies swooped through and people wondered, "Where do they go?" In 1976 the world learned: after migrating, the monarchs roost by the millions in an oyamel grove in Mexico. This was a mystery that could only be solved when people worked as a team"-- Provided by publisher.
YOU CAN BE A PRIMATOLOGIST
by Pruetz, J. D. (Jill D.), author.
J 599.8023 PRU
"Come along with Dr. Jill Pruetz as she heads to the wilds of Africa to study chimpanzees and other primates. Through simple, accessible text in question-and-answer format and bright, friendly photography, young scientists will learn all about this exciting science career. Do all primates live in the jungle? Do primatologists live there with them? What's a primatologist's day like? Explore these questions and more!"-- Provided by publisher.
YUSRA SWIMS
by Abery, Julie, author.
JB MARDINI
"A biography in rhyme relates the story of Olympic swimmer and Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini"-- Provided by publisher.

 


 

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