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ADA LOVELACE
by Castaldo, Nancy, author.
JB LOVELACE
In 1833, Ada Lovelace met mathematician Charles Babbage, inventor of calculating machines. She went on to devise a way of inputting data into Babbage's Analytical Machine, and in doing so became the first ever computer programmer. In this biography book for 8-11 year olds, learn all about Ada Lovelace's fascinating life, including her famous father (celebrated poet Lord Byron), her talent for languages and mathematics, and her predictions for how computers could change our lives.
ANTARCTICA
by Kellaher, Karen, author.
J 919.89 KEL
A harsh and icy land isolated at the far southern reaches of the globe, Antarctica is the most recently discovered of the continents. Until the 1800s, no humans had ever set foot upon its shores. Today, it remains mostly uninhabited, but it is far from empty. Readers will meet the unique plants and animals that call this frozen continent home, explore its unique history, examine the environmental concerns it embodies, and much more. Features include engaging sidebars that highlight unique animals, landmarks and more maps to show size, location and topography glossaries eye-catching images charts, diagrams and more.
¡ALERTA : CHALADA SUELTA EN LA BIBLIOTECA!
by Gutman, Dan, author.
J 468 GUT
A.J. and his classmates are convinced that new school librarian, Mrs. Roopy, has multiple personality disorder because she keeps pretending to be famous people.
¡BAJA DE ESA NUBE!
by Machado, Germán, 1966- author.
J 468 MAC
La protagonista de esta historia a veces parece estar en otro mundo. Por eso le deicen "¡Baja de esa nube!" cuando conversa con el oso canoso, teje con la oveja miope, cabalga sobre el caballito de mar...
¡LA SęORITA RIQUI ES UN POCO FRIQUI!
by Gutman, Dan, author.
J 468 GUT
A.J. and his friends in the second grade learn that art can be made out of anything, even garbage.;En mi colegio pasa algo muy raro... La profe de plástica lleva un vestido hecho con trapos y unos guantes como los que se pone mi madre para sacar algo súper caliente del horno. ¡Pero lo peor es que le gusta coleccionar basura!
¿DE QUé COLOR SOY?
by Mir, Paco, author.
J 468 MIR
Red with rage or embarrassment, purple with swelling to eat, white with fear, black with anger or nerves ... How many colors can fit in the flesh color? The answer, an absurd trip through those emotions of the protagonist that unite us, equal us and invite us to exclaim: I am also flesh-colored! Are you able to discover the playful chameleon that hides on each page?
DANCING HANDS : HOW TERESA CARRENO PLAYED THE PIANO FOR PRESIDENT LINCOLN
In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael López tell the story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln. As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys of the piano. If she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share that joy. Soon she was writing her own songs and performing in grand cathedrals. Then a revolution in Venezuela forced her family to flee to the United States. Teresa felt lonely in this unfamiliar place, where few of the people she met spoke Spanish. Worst of all, there was fighting in her new home, too—the Civil War. Still, Teresa kept playing, and soon she grew famous as the talented Piano Girl who could play anything from a folk song to a sonata. So famous, in fact, that President Abraham Lincoln wanted her to play at the White House! Yet with the country torn apart by war, could Teresa’s music bring comfort to those who needed it most?
THE INVENTION HUNTERS DISCOVER HOW ELECTRICITY WORKS
by Briggs, Korwin, author, illustrator.
J 621.3 BRI
The Invention Hunters visit a child's home in their flying museum, where they learn how electricity works.
THE INVENTION HUNTERS DISCOVER HOW MACHINES WORK
by Briggs, Korwin, author, illustrator.
J 621.8 BRI
"When the Invention Hunters, a group of globe-trotting invention collectors, visit a construction site in their flying museum, a boy helps them by explaining how simple machines like levers, pulleys, and cranks work"-- Provided by publisher.
MINDFUL DISCIPLINE : A LOVING APPROACH TO SETTING LIMITS & RAISING AN EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT CHILD
A clinical psychologist and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness provides parents with the five elements of mindful discipline, including unconditional love, mentorship and admitting mistakes to help raise respectful, responsible children with high emotional intelligence and good self-esteem.
NATE EL GRANDE INFALIBLE = BIG NATE IN THE ZONE
by Peirce, Lincoln, author.
J 468 PEI
"The latest illustrated novel from Lincoln Peirce is a laugh-out-loud must-read starring the one and only cartooning genius, king of detention, and Cheez Doodle connoisseur, Nate Wright. Nate's not having the best of luck . . . in fact he's not having ANY luck. But with a little boost thanks to Chad's lucky foot, suddenly good luck is everywhere Nate turns! Nate's in the zone! But how long will it last?".
OUR WORLD IS RELATIVE
by Sooy, Julia, author.
J 530.11 SCO
"A fun and engaging picture book explaining Einstein's theory of relativity."-- Provided by publisher.
SALIR A CAMINAR
by Machado, Germán, 1966- author.
J 468 MAC
A simple walk outside leads to a complicated decision for one little boy. He has to use his imagination to come up with a solution to his dilemma.;"Para salir a caminar lo primero que hay que hacer es ponerse zapatos. El protagonista de esta historia se da cuenta de que, a veces, escoger un par de zapatos puede ser la tarea más complicada del mundo porque a cada par de zapatos en el que piensa, le corresponde un miedo: las botas de montaña y el vértigo de las alturas, por ejemplo. A lo largo de las páginas de este libro, el narrador recorrerá todos los miedos capaces de retenerlo en casa."--Publisher.
SCAVENGER HUNT
by Loh-Hagan, Virginia.
J 796.14 LOH
Describes what it means to organize a scavenger hunt, overviews the people and equipment needed, offers different types of lists of items to hunt, and gives tips to run a successful event.
SUPERSTARS OF THE WNBA FINALS
by Flynn, Brendan, 1977- author.
J 796.323 FLY
From Maya Moore to Diana Taurasi, Superstars of the WNBA Finals introduces readers to some of the greatest sports players in the WNBA Finals. Vivid photographs and easy-to-read text aid comprehension for early readers. Features include a table of contents, an infographic, fun facts, Making Connections questions, a glossary, and an index. QR Codes in the book give readers access to book-specific resources to further their learning. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
A TASTE OF THE WORLD : WHAT PEOPLE EAT AND HOW THEY CELEBRATE AROUND THE GLOBE
by Walrond, Beth, author, illustrator.
J 394.12 WAL
Takes children on a culinary journey around the world, teaching them about new cultures and landscapes through different foods. This illustrated non-fiction book explains facts with interesting references and stories that spark curiosity about the different history and cultures of the world. As children learn about foods, they also understand how the environment and cultural practice can shape the way we eat. By the end, they will have learned about different cuisines and cultures with a thought about how we all share these widely today.
THAI CHILDREN
by Toth, Marian Davies, author.
J 398.2905 TOT
A collection of cherished fables, myths, legends and fairy tales from Thailand that have been passed down through generations of Thai families. The nine stories feature beautiful princesses, warring gods and goddesses, playful children, and wily tigers against a backdrop of traditional Thai village life. They deal with the universal values that parents everywhere want to teach their children, such as good versus evil, right versus wrong, and wisdom versus foolishness. -- adapted from back cover.
TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE : FORCES OF NATURE
by Paquette, Ammi-Joan. author.
J 031.02 PAQ
A collection of stories, each containing two truths and a lie, asks readers to identify the truth from the falsehoods.
WHAT WAS THE BERLIN WALL?
by Medina, Nico, 1982- author.
J 943.1087 MED
Describes the history of the Berlin Wall, from its construction in 1961 to divide the city of Berlin to its destruction in 1989.
WHEN PLANTS ATTACK : STRANGE AND TERRIFYING PLANTS
by Hirsch, Rebecca E., author.
J 581.659 HIR
Introduces the reader to stinging plants, poisonous plants and plants that eat animals.
WHERE
by Ware, Marisa Aragón, author, illustrator.
J 294.3 WAR
Explores the concept that Buddha can be found everywhere, from a warm summer monsoon to the soft winter snow, in the home and in nature, and in the hearts of all.
WOMEN
by Carothers, Thomas, author.
J 796.334 CAR
Learn more about biggest women's soccer event in the world, the women's World Cup, including rivalries and underdogs in the finals.
YOU BE YOU! : THE KID
by Branfman, Jonathan, author.
J 305.3 BRA

 


 

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