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THE TALK : CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE, LOVE & TRUTH
"Thirty diverse and award-winning authors and illustrators capture frank discussions about racism, identity, and self-esteem"-- Provided by publisher.
WE CAN SIGN! : AN ESSENTIAL ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE FOR KIDS
Discover how simple learning sign language for kids can be! Whether it's for reaching out to a Deaf person, chatting with friends across a crowded room, or just learning an amazing new language, We Can Sign! is an essential guide to getting started with American Sign Language for kids.
COME OUT AND PLAY : A GLOBAL JOURNEY
by Ajmera, Maya author.
J 796.5 AJM
"If you woke up tomorrow in Egypt with a yen for a good game of tag, you could find it. Then you could hop on your magic carpet and fly to Thailand to play Go Fish with some new friends. Later, you could seesaw until the cows come home in Ireland. Everyone loves to play and the universal appeal of games and goofing around is joyfully evident in COME OUT AND PLAY."--Amazon.
LET
by Ard, Cath, author.
J 796.083 ARD
"A book that encourages children to go and play outside and discover what nature has to offer. Leave the house and roam into the nature: It is a fascinating place, waiting to be conquered by little ones with curious minds. Whether in the garden, park, or a nearby forest, a closer look at nature will draw out budding architects, their first constructions built from stones, branches, and leaves a thorough investigation of trees will reveal all kinds of insects and listening to the animals around will teach their sounds. Let's Play Outdoors! is for a new generation of environmentally conscious children, showing them how to interact with their surroundings in a meaningful way. The activities suggested inspire independent learning about animals, plants, and the weather, as well as how to look after the world."--Publisher's description.
WHO GOT GAME? : BASEBALL : AMAZING BUT TRUE STORIES
by Barnes, Derrick D., author.
J 796.357 BAR
Celebrate the unheralded people and stories that helped shape the game of baseball! Meet unsung pioneers, like John "Bud" Fowler, William Edward White, and brothers Moses Fleetwood Walker and Weld Walker, four African Americans who integrated white teams decades before Jackie Robinson. Discover unforgettable moments, like the time a 17-year old girl named Jackie Mtchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Marvel at records. Did you know that Japanese superstar Sadaharu Oh has a whopping 113 more career homers than Hank Aaron? And that's just for starters! This lively illustrated collection of shiny nuggets of baseball lore will transform you into a superfan who knows the game better than anyone else. Someone who's got game.
THE WARRIOR CHALLENGE : 8 QUESTS FOR BOYS TO GROW UP WITH KINDNESS, COURAGE, AND GRIT
"An illustrated handbook that teaches boys to accept their own vulnerability and trust their heads, hearts, and souls"-- Provided by publisher.
I AM NOT A LABEL : 34 DISABLED ARTISTS, THINKERS, ATHLETES AND ACTIVISTS FROM PAST AND PRESENT
This book brings together 34 disabled artists, thinkers, athletes and activists from past and present. Find out how these iconic figures have overcome obstacles, owned their differences and paved the way for others by making their bodies and minds work for them. These short biographies tell the stories of people who have faced unique challenges which have not stopped them from becoming trailblazers, innovators, advocates and makers. Each person is a leading figure in their field, be it sport, science, maths, art, breakdance or the world of pop. Challenge your preconceptions of disability and mental health with the eye-opening stories of these remarkable people: Ludwig van Beethoven, Gustav Kirchoff, Henri Matisse, Eliza Suggs, Helen Keller, Frida Kahlo, John Nash, Stephen Hawking, Temple Grandin, Stevie Wonder, Nabil Shaban, Terry Fox, Peter Dinklage, Wanda Diaz Merced, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, Dr Victor Pineda, Farida Bedwei, Stella Young, Lady Gaga, Arunima Sinha, Naoki Higashida, Isabella Spingmuhl Tejada, Aaron Philip, Catalina Devandas Aguilar, Redouan Ait Chitt, Jonas Jacobsson, Trischa Zorn, Ade Adepitan, and Nick Jonas.
FINISH THE FIGHT!: THE BRAVE AND REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN WHO FOUGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO VOTE
"Who was at the forefront of women's right to vote? We know a few famous names, like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but what about so many others from diverse backgrounds--black, Asian, Latinx, Native American, and more--who helped lead the fight for suffrage? On the hundredth anniversary of the historic win for women's rights, it's time to celebrate the names and stories of the women whose stories have yet to be told. Gorgeous portraits accompany biographies of such fierce but forgotten women as Yankton Dakota Sioux writer and advocate Zitkála-Šá, Mary Eliza Church Terrell, who cofounded the National Association of Colored Women (NACW), and Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, who, at just sixteen years old, helped lead the biggest parade in history to promote the cause of suffrage."--Amazon.
SHIRLEY CHISHOLM IS A VERB
by Chambers, Veronica, author.
JB CHISHOLM
"A picture book biography celebrating the life and contributions of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, who sought the Democratic nomination to be the president of the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
YOUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE
by Chin, Jason, 1978- author.
J 530.8 CHI
"A non-fiction introduction to the massive scale of the known universe"-- Provided by publisher.
THE GIFT OF GAB : HOW TO HELP ENCOURAGE SPEECH DEVELOPMENT IN YOUR CHILD WITH 50 GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
"From a career speech pathologist, a collection of games and activities designed to encourage speech development at every stage, from toddlerhood to the early school years"-- Provided by publisher.
IN THE DARK : THE SCIENCE OF WHAT HAPPENS AT NIGHT
by Deresti Betik, Lisa, 1972- author.
J 508 DER
"Do you know why humans snore? Or how a cat sees in the dark? Have you ever heard of a flower that blooms only at night? The answers to these nighttime mysteries and more are revealed in this entertaining non-fiction introduction to the science of night. There's a whole world of activity going on in the world in the dark, and even inside us, when our bodies and brains seem to be quiet and still. In the Dark investigates the big questions about what happens at night, from why we dream to why night exists at all. With each chapter tackling a different topic, young readers will uncover everything there is to know about human sleep, nocturnal creatures, all kinds of plants and the objects in the night sky. Along the way, they'll learn fascinating facts about snoring, animal adaptations, lunar eclipses and tons more -- even plants that do math overnight! With excellent STEM curriculum links in Earth, Life and Physical Sciences, In the Dark is sure to foster a love of science in young readers. Author Lisa Deresti Betik's comprehensive text is kid-friendly and engaging, and illustrator Josh Holinaty's stylish art brings plenty of humour. Backmatter includes a glossary, index and sources for further reading."-- Provided by publisher.
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A PRO HOCKEY PLAYER
by Duling, Kaitlyn, author.
J 796.962 DUL
LEAVE A MESSAGE IN THE SAND : POEMS ABOUT GIRAFFES, BONGOS, AND OTHER CREATURES WITH HOOVES
"Humorous poems spotlight hooved creatures from around the world, including Siberian musk deer, African gerenuks, and South American vicuñas"-- Provided by publisher.
METHODS OF TEACHING CHILDREN IN THE HOME : PARENTS AND CHILDREN FACING UNPRECEDENTED TIMES AT HOME
This is a fantastic book about how to help students and their parents who have suddenly been thrust into a new world of educating from home during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. It is a helpful guide offers a lot of advice, resources, and practical tips for making the most of this challenging time.--back cover.
SAVING LADY LIBERTY : JOSEPH PULITZER
When Joseph Pulitzer first saw the Statue of Liberty's head in Paris, he shared sculptor Auguste Bartholdi's dream of seeing France's gift of friendship stand in the New York harbor. Pulitzer loved words, and the word he loved best was liberty. Frustrated that many, especially wealthy New Yorkers, were not interested in paying for the statue's needed pedestal, Pulitzer used his newspaper, the New York World, to call on all Americans to contribute. Claudia Friddell's text and Stacy Innerst's illustrations capture this inspiring story of how one immigrant brought together young and old, rich and poor, to raise funds for the completion of a treasured national monument.
THE MOST ENDANGERED ANIMALS IN THE WORLD
by Gagne, Tammy, author.
J 591.68 GAG
"Interesting facts, colorful photographs, and simple text introduce readers to the world's most endangered animals"-- Provided by publisher.
SCIENCE YOU CAN EAT
by Gates, Stefan, author.
J 641.3 GAT
Explores the science behind food and cooking, in a book that includes twenty experiments for young readers to further understand the science at home.
DARK WAS THE NIGHT
by Golio, Gary, author.
JB JOHNSON
"The story of Blind Willie Johnson--the legendary Texas musician whose song "Dark Was the Night" was included on the Voyager I space probe's Golden Record"-- Provided by publisher.
TODOS IGUALES : UN CORRIDO DE LEMON GROVE = ALL EQUAL : A BALLAD OF LEMON GROVE
"The story of the 1931 Lemon Grove incident, in which Mexican families in southern California won the first school desegregation case in United States history. Told in Spanish and English. Includes a corrido (ballad), and information about the people involved and events leading up to and after the court case ruling"-- Provided by publisher.
CHEMISTRY FOR KIDS : HOMEMADE SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS AND ACTIVITIES INSPIRED BY AWESOME CHEMISTS, PAST AND PRESENT
"The kitchen pantry scientist's guide to chemistry features biographies of 25 leading chemists, past and present, accompanied by accessible, hands-on experiments and activities to bring the history and principles of chemistry alive"-- Provided by publisher.
NOT MY IDEA : A BOOK ABOUT WHITENESS
by Higginbotham, Anastasia, author.
J 305.8 HIG
A white child sees a TV news report of a white police officer shooting and killing a black man. "In our family, we don't see color," his mother says, but he sees the colors plain enough. An afternoon in the library's history stacks uncover the truth of white supremacy in America. Racism was not his idea and he refuses to defend it.
YOGA FOR KIDS
by Hoffman, Susannah, author.
J 613.7046 HOF
Teach your kids about yoga and mindfulness with this mindful yoga activity book with more than 50 poses and activities. Yoga is a great way to teach children about relaxation, meditation, and peace - while having fun at the same time. This book is packed with yoga activities for kids and mindful games - they can stretch into tree pose, bend into butterfly pose, learn how to make a mindfulness jar, and find out why and how we should stretch through a series of fun yoga poses and sequences. Yoga for Kids has everything you need to know about yoga for children. Children are guided through each pose, to make sure they achieve maximum fun and mindfulness in their yoga practice. Parents are given notes on each pose, to let them know what benefits it brings and how to stay safe. Yoga for Kids shows that supporting a child's positive mental health doesn't need to be expensive, time-consuming, or difficult. Poses and activities help children to de-stress, focus, and get moving while having fun.
ONA JUDGE OUTWITS THE WASHINGTONS : AN ENSLAVED WOMAN FIGHTS FOR FREEDOM
"Soon after American colonists had won independence from Great Britain, Ona Judge was fighting for her own freedom from one of America's most famous founding fathers, George Washington. George and Martha Washington valued Ona as one of their most skilled and trustworthy slaves, but she would risk everything to achieve complete freedom. Born into slavery at Mount Vernon, Ona seized the opportunity to escape when she was brought to live in the President's Mansion in Philadelphia. Ona fled to New Hampshire and started a new life. But the Washingtons wouldn't give up easily. After her escape, Ona became the focus of a years-long manhunt, led by America's first president. Gwendolyn Hooks' vivid and detailed prose captures the danger, uncertainty, and persistence Ona Judge experienced during and after her heroic escape."--Provided by publisher.
UNDER THREAT : AN ALBUM OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS
by Jenkins, Martin, 1959- author.
J 591.68 JEN
From the giant panda of China to Fiji's banded iguana, creatures all over the world are imperiled like never before in human history. Visit all inhabited continents via a series of striking graphic stamps by printmaker Tom Frost, depicting more than thirty species -- some familiar, some you may not have known existed -- all of which are in danger of not existing for much longer. Fact files from conservation biologist Martin Jenkins introduce readers to some of the threatened fauna around the globe. A timely call to arms for animal lovers young and old, this oversize nonfiction book discusses the reasons that so many species are in danger of dying out and what we can do to help them.
WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU WORK AT THE ZOO?
by Jenkins, Steve, 1952- author.
J 590.73 JEN
From Caldecott Honor winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page comes an early introduction to one of young readers favorite places: the zoo!
OCEAN SPEAKS : HOW MARIE THARP REVEALED THE OCEAN
"From a young age, Marie Tharp loved watching the world. She loved solving problems. And she loved pushing the limits of what girls and women were expected to do and be. In the mid-twentieth century, women were not welcome in the sciences, but Marie was tenacious. She got a job in a laboratory at Cambridge University, New York. But then she faced another barrior: women were not allowed on the research ships (they were considered bad luck on boats). So instead, Marie stayed back and dove deep into the data her colleagues recorded. She mapped point after point and slowly revealed a deep rift valley in the ocean floor. At first the scientific community refused to believe her, but her evidence was irrefutable. She proved to the world that her research was correct. The mid-ocean ridge that Marie discovered is the single largest geographic feature on the planet, and she mapped it all from her small, cramped office."-- Publisher's marketing.
NO BITING : SOLUTIONS AND SUPPORT FOR TODDLER PROGRAMS
by Kinnell, Gretchen, 1950- author.
J 649.122 KIN
"There is probably no issue in group care that is as difficult and emotionally charged as biting. While not an unexpected occurrence among toddlers, biting is more than a physical act. No Biting, Third Edition has 50% new and updated content, such as: Valuable feedback and practical suggestions from directors who used previous editions An entire chapter devoted to working with parents Examples of forms, sample letters, and policies related to biting A new guide to consulting with toddler programs for infant-toddler specialists A new training curriculum organized into short modules designed for directors or education coordinators to use in training their own staff on biting. Biting hurts toddlers, frustrates caregivers, angers parents, and often confounds administrators. It can affect any toddler in any setting and can have developmental, emotional, or environmental causes. No Biting, Third Edition offers background information on why toddlers bite, along with practical suggestions to help prevent biting and appropriate responses for when they do."-- back cover.
RESCATANDO PALABRAS : JOSé ALBERTO GUTIéRREZ Y LA BIBLIOTECA QUE CREó
In Bogotá, Columbia, young José eagerly anticipates Saturday, when he can visit the library started by José Alberto Gutiérrez, a garbage collector, and take a book home to enjoy all week. Includes note about Gutiérrez's life and Bogotá.
THE POLIO PIONEER : DR  JONAS SALK AND THE POLIO VACCINE
by Marshall, Linda Elovitz, author.
JB SALK
"Discover the fascinating life of world-renowned scientist Jonas Salk, whose pioneering discoveries changed the world forever"--Amazon.com.
REMAKING LITERACY : INNOVATIVE INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR MAKER LEARNING, GRADES K-5
"In Remaking Literacy: Connecting ELA and Hands-On Making, author Jacie Maslyk transforms literacy teaching and learning by integrating maker education into the classroom. Maker education--an approach to instruction that emphasizes hands-on learning experiences--creates innovative opportunities that shape students into creative thinkers. Maslyk shares practical, research-based strategies for incorporating creativity and design thinking into literary instruction. By reading this book, K-5 educators will learn how to reimagine their classrooms so that students' learning will develop in engaging and visible ways"-- Provided by publisher.
OVER AND UNDER THE RAINFOREST
by Messner, Kate, author.
J 591.734 MES
"Under the canopy of the rainforest, hundreds of animals make their homes--from the slender parrot snake to the colorful poison dart frog. But up in the trees hides a whole other world, where toucans and pale-billed woodpeckers chatter and call, capuchin monkeys swing from the vines, and sleek-furred jaguars rule the night. In this exuberant book, discover the wonder and activity that lie hidden among the roots, above the winding rivers...and under the brilliant green trees of the rainforest."-- Provided by publisher.
WOMEN
by Messner, Kate, author.
J 324.623 MES
"Myths about the history of women's rights in the US -- focusing on the ratification of the 19th Amendment -- are debunked the real deal of what happened is explained."-- Provided by publisher.
CONDOR COMEBACK
by Montgomery, Sy, author.
J 598.92 MON
"The story of California condors and the scientists who have fought against their extinction."-- From publisher's description.
BIRRARUNG WILAM : A STORY FROM ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA
by Murphy Wandin, Joy, author.
J 994 MUR
Andrew Kelly, Yarra (Birrarung) Riverkeeper, joins Senior Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Joy Murphy to tell of a journey through the past, present, and future of the Birrarung, river of mists and shadows. From sunrise to sunset, we meander our way down the Birrarung, led by the beautiful illustrations of Lisa Kennedy (from the Trawlwoolway people of northern Tasmania) and guided by the spirit of Bunjil, the creator. This story of one river is the story of all our rivers that flow from mountains down through cities and towns to the sea.
BE AMAZING : A HISTORY OF PRIDE
by Napoles, Desmond, author.
J 306.76 NAP
Throughout history, courageous people like Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and RuPaul have paved the way for a safer, more inclusive for LGBTQ individuals, and it's thanks to them that people just like Desmond can be free to be who they really are. In Be Amazing, drag kid Desmond is Amazing walks you through the history of the LGBTQ community, all the while encouraging you to embrace your own uniqueness and ignore the haters.
THE IMPOSSIBLE FIRST : AN EXPLORER
Colin O'Brady's awe-inspiring memoir spans his triumphant recovery from a tragic accident to his gripping 932-mile solo crossing of Antarctica. Prior to December 2018, no individual had ever crossed the landmass of Antarctica alone, without support and completely human powered. Yet, Colin O'Brady was determined to do just that, even if, ten years earlier, there was doubt that he'd ever walk again normally.
TRUTH OR LIE : PRESIDENTS!
by Perl, Erica S., author.
J 973.09 PER
"The Truth Sleuth guides readers through a series of truths (and lies) about American presidents."--Provided by publisher.
EELS : THE SUPERPOWER FIELD GUIDE
by Poliquin, Rachel, 1975- author.
J 597.43 POL
"Meet Olenka, an ordinary eel. Did I hear you say, “But aren’t eels just long slippery slimy fishy-things that . . . hmm . . . . Is there anything else to know about eels?” You bet your buttons there is! Sit back and hold on tight, because Olenka is going to amaze you with superpowers such as double invisibility and shape-shifting, and the super secret Lair of the Abyss (that means a top-secret deep-sea hideout). In fact, Olenka's life is so impossibly extraordinary, it has baffled the smartest scientists in the world for thousands of years." -- Provided by publisher.
ON OUR NATURE WALK : OUR FIRST TALK ABOUT OUR IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
by Roberts, Jillian, 1971- author.
J 333.72 ROB
"Young readers are introduced to environmental issues in their own neighborhoods in this illustrated nonfiction picture book."-- Provided by publisher.
DINOSAUR LADY : THE DARING DISCOVERIES OF MARY ANNING, THE FIRST PALEONTOLOGIST
"As a kid, Mary Anning loved hunting for fossils with her father. One day, that hobby led to an unexpected discovery: the skeleton of a creature no one had never seen before! Mary had unearthed a dinosaur fossil, the first to ever be discovered. Her find reshaped scientific beliefs about the natural world and led to the beginning of a brand new field of study: paleontology. For the rest of her life, Mary continued to make astonishing finds and her fossils are displayed in museums all across the world! The daring discoveries of Mary Anning not only changed the scientific world, but also helped change people's attitudes towards women scientists. Dinosaur Lady is a beautiful and brilliant picture book that will enlighten children about the discovery of the dinosaurs and the importance of women scientists."-- Provided by publisher.
A BOWL FULL OF PEACE : A TRUE STORY
by Stelson, Caren Barzelay, author.
J 940.5425 STE
"Six-year-old Sachiko and her family suffered greatly after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, and in the years that followed, the miraculous survival of a ceramic bowl became a key part of Sachiko's journey toward peace"-- Provided by publisher.
MAKERSPACES : REMAKING YOUR PLAY AND STEAM EARLY LEARNING AREAS
by Thompson, Robin, 1960- author.
J 372.21 THO
"Makerspaces focuses on how to cultivate the maker mind-set in the youngest learners, focusing on how to engage young children in maker-centered learning, design, and introduce makerspaces, or select and use tools and materials that are open-ended during making for our youngest children"-- Provided by publisher.
A THOUSAND GLASS FLOWERS : MARIETTA BAROVIER AND THE INVENTION OF THE ROSETTA BEAD
As a child in fifteenth-century Murano, Italy, Marietta Barovier is drawn to her father's workshop and, although glass blowing is men's work, she later revives the lost art of millefiori.
RARE AND BLUE : FINDING NATURE
by Van Hoven, Constance, author.
J 591.68 VAN
"Travel across Earth to discover eight species that are blue in color and are either naturally rare, threatened, or endangered. Panoramic illustrations and a playful main text prompt a search for the blue species at hand, while the page-turn and informative sidebars zoom in to reveal a closer look at the species. There's a lot to uncover about the Karner blue butterfly, blue black bear, blue whale, Quitobacquito pupfish, Cerulean warbler, blue lobster, Eastern Indigo snake, and big bluestem grass. A surprise ending celebrates that planet Earth is the rarest and bluest and must be protected for the sake of all."--Amazon.
TRENDING : HOW AND WHY STUFF GETS POPULAR
by Vermond, Kira, author.
J 303.327 VER
"Fads and trends: how do they start? Why do they spread? And how deep can their impact be? Although trends might seem trivial, if you dig deeper, you'll find that chasing the next big thing can have even bigger results. Established middle-grade author Kira Vermond and cartoonist Clayton Hanmer team up in this fun and accessible nonfiction look at fads. In four short chapters, the book explores what a fad is, how the latest crazes catch on, and what makes us jump on the bandwagon. Finally, it looks at the fascinating and even frightening effects of fads both modern and historic. Who knew the beaver pelt craze in 17th century Europe would change ecosystems, start wars, and disrupt life as people knew it? Comic-strip illustrations, an upbeat tone, and reader-friendly text make this a fun and timely tool for young readers who are building critical thinking skills in the age of fake news and a world gone viral."-- Provided by publisher.
I HEARD A SOUND
by Ward, David J., author.
J 534 WAR
"Learn the science of sound with easy experiments and examples from everyday life"-- Provided by publisher.
IF YOU WANT TO VISIT A SEA GARDEN
by Weisman, Kay, author.
J 639.44 WEI
"Discover the wonder of ancient sea gardens on the Northwest Coast." -- SkyRiver.

 


 

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