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THE METRIC SYSTEM
by Adler, David A., author.
J 530.812 ADL
"An exploration of the metric system, including centimeters, grams, and liters"-- Provided by publisher.
CARDBOARD BOX ENGINEERING : COOL, INVENTIVE PROJECTS FOR TINKERERS, MAKERS & FUTURE SCIENTISTS
"Working with simple household tools, kids can follow the step-by-step photographic instructions to exercise their design smarts, expand their 3-D thinking, and learn the basics of physics and engineering with activities that have real-life applications"-- Provided by publisher.
KIDS VS  PLASTIC : DITCH THE STRAW AND FIND THE POLLUTION SOLUTION TO BOTTLES, BAGS, AND OTHER SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
It's in your toothbrush ... your clothes ... your earbuds. Chances are, you're touching it right now. We're talking about plastic! Plastic is absolutely everywhere and in practically everything we touch, from pens to water bottles to sports equipment. And a lot of it is used once and then thrown away. Unfortunately, it takes a REALLY long time for plastic to break down and it can be harmful to our environment, especially wildlife. But why and when did we start using it in so much stuff? And how do we stop? Discover shocking stats and surprising facts inspirational interviews with National Geographic explorers and leading researchers who are working tirelessly to protect the planet tons of simple suggestions for sustainable swaps and more eco-friendly choices and smart action steps. This book answers all of your burning questions about plastic and offers tangible ways to get involved, reduce plastic use, and create a more plastic-free future!
PERKIN
"Many years ago, the color purple was available only to a privileged few. Making purple was tricky. The dye was concocted from a certain snail, and later, from plants, bugs, and rocks. Then it had to be soaked in minerals and . . . urine! The process was very complicated and expensive (not to mention smelly!). Until 1856, when a boy named William Henry Perkin invented a new way. While testing a hypothesis about a cure for malaria, he found that his experiment resulted in something else -- something vivid and rare for the times: synthetic PURPLE. Perkin, a pioneer of the modern scientific method, made numerous advances possible, including canned food and chemotherapy. But it was his creation of purple that started it all" -- Provided by publisher.
ABOVE THE RIM : HOW ELGIN BAYLOR CHANGED BASKETBALL
by Bryant, Jen, 1960- author.
JB BAYLOR
"Though not as widely known as other basketball legends, hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of the game's all-time greatest players-an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet force for change. A member of the early, scrappy NBA and one of the first professional African American players, Elgin (b. 1934) played in the late 1950s and early 1960s for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, taking risks on and off the court. Known for his acrobatic style of moving and shooting, he inspired others to get creative with their game. But when traveling for away games, hotels and restaurants weren't as welcoming of Elgin as they were of his white teammates. Together, Elgin and his teammates boycotted places practicing segregation until the entire NBA followed suit. From picture book powerhouses Jen Bryant and Frank Morrison, Above the Rim is a peek into the early days of the NBA, a poetic telling of the life of an under-known athlete, and a celebration of standing up for what is right"-- Provided by publisher.
IT
"A kid-friendly exploration of how math and statistics are used in baseball"-- Provided by publisher.
IT
"Math information for kids while learning about basketball"-- Provided by publisher.
IT
"Information about soccer and soccer players incorporating math into the game, for children"-- Provided by publisher.
ASK FOR HELP
by Bushman, Susanne M., 1994- author.
J 158.3 BUS
"In this book, readers learn the value of asking for help, when and who to ask, and how to be helpful to others. Being mindful and asking for help prepares readers to create constructive attitudes, build confidence, and foster positive peer networks. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about asking for help. Includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers. Ask for Help is part of Jump!'s The Sky's the Limit series"-- Provided by publisher.
CREATE POSITIVE HABITS
by Bushman, Susanne M., 1994- author.
J 155.4 BUS
"In this book, readers learn the benefits of positive habits, ways to form them, and how to use them to enhance mindfulness. Forming positive habits helps readers create constructive attitudes, build confidence, and foster positive peer networks. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about creating positive habits. Includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers. Create Positive Habits is part of Jump!'s The Sky's the Limit series"-- Provided by publisher.
DON
by Bushman, Susanne M., 1994- author.
J 155.4 BUS
"In this book, readers learn the benefits of perseverance, resilience, and grit. They also learn ways to develop these traits and how to encourage them in others. Developing inner strength helps readers to create constructive attitudes, build confidence, and foster positive peer networks. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about not giving up. Includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers. Don't Give Up is part of Jump!'s The Sky's the Limit series"-- Provided by publisher.
SET GOALS
by Bushman, Susanne M., 1994- author.
J 153.8 BUS
"In this book, readers learn the benefits of setting goals as well as best practices for setting achievable goals. Setting goals helps readers create constructive attitudes, build confidence, and foster positive peer networks. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about setting goals. Includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers. Set Goals is part of Jump!'s The Sky's the Limit series"-- Provided by publisher.
LA BELLEZA DEL FINAL
by Colella, Alfredo, author.
J 468 COL
While wondering about what the end is, a very old turtle discovers it means different things to different animals.
A GIRL NAMED ROSITA : THE STORY OF RITA MORENO: ACTOR, SINGER, DANCER, TRAILBLAZER!
"The life of Puerto Rican actress, dancer, and singer Rita Moreno, from her girlhood journey to the United States to her rise as a timeless superstar"-- Provided by publisher.
NOAH AND THE ARK
by DePaola, Tomie, 1934-2020, author, illustrator.
J 222 DEP
"Noah was a good man, and it was said that he walked with God. So Noah did what God said: He built a huge ark, took his whole family and two of every kind of animal in it, and he waited as the rain poured down for forty days and forty nights..."--Provided by publisher.
INTO THE FOREST : WANDER THROUGH OUR WOODLAND WORLD
by Dorion, Christiane, author.
J 577.3 DOR
"The world is rich with marvelous forests and amazing communities of plants, animals, fungi, and minute creatures that populate them. Marvel at the peaceful twilight of the deciduous forest, where birds gather twigs, bats shelter in tree trunks, and the carpet of fallen leaves becomes small creatures' homes. Spot a bald eagle soaring high up in the winter sky through the towering green giants of the redwood forest. Discover all the noises in the Amazonian rain forest, where most creatures live in the tree canopy together, creating a symphony of sounds. Each forest has something special to offer and is invaluable. Into the Forest is a celebration of trees and wildlife all around the world. Children will find out how trees change color through seasons, how to plant their own trees, and the importance of protecting our forests through sustainability"-- Provided by publisher.
MARY ENGELBREIT
by Engelbreit, Mary, author.
J 398.2 ENG
A collection of twenty classic nursery and fairy tales told in the Mary Engelbreit style.
10-MINUTE GAME AND GADGET PROJECTS
by Enz, Tammy, author.
J 745.5 ENZ
"Need entertaining game and gadget projects for your makerspace? You've come to the right place! From spy gadgets and marshmallow cannons to marker spinners and wind ski races, these amazing 10-minute projects will have kids making in no time!"-- Provided by publisher.
NATURE
by Flint, Katy, author.
J 551.565 FLI
Lightning! Rainbows! Auroras! Discover Earth's most amazing natural phenomena in this adventure around the globe. Follow two intrepid explorers as they witness the Northern Lights, marvel in wonder at glow worm caves, go hunting for double rainbows, and dodge volcanic lightning.
HOLD ON TO YOUR MUSIC : THE INSPIRING TRUE STORY OF THE CHILDREN OF WILLESDEN LANE
"The inspiring true story of one young girl's escape from the Holocaust to become a concert pianist against all odds"-- Provided by publisher.
WHAT BREATHES THROUGH ITS BUTT? : MIND-BLOWING SCIENCE QUESTIONS ANSWERED
"Why is your elbow called your funny bone? How could you escape the grip of a crocodile's jaw? Which animal can breathe through its butt? This book uncovers the amazing scientific explanations behind all sorts of questions that can pop into our heads. Can an egg bounce? How can a giraffe's ridiculously long neck contain the same number of bones as a human's? How much does the Internet weigh? With delightful interactive features that invite readers to guess answers to questions and make links between different scientific concepts, this is a great book for reluctant readers and STEAM lovers alike"-- Provided by publisher.
DARING DOGS : 30 TRUE TALES OF HEROIC HOUNDS
by Hamilton, Kimberlie, author.
J 636.7 HAM
"Meet the most extraordinary dogs in the world in this illustrated book of mini-profiles, from the first cloned pup to canine war heroes and beyond." -- Provided by publisher.
FACE YOUR FEARS
by Hasson, Gill, author.
J 155.46 HAS
"Are you scared of anything? Did you know that everyone feels afraid sometimes? What you might not know is that you have courage and you can face your fears. This book tells you how."--back cover.
LET GO OF JEALOUSY
by Hasson, Gill, author.
J 152.48 HAS
"This picture book helps kids understand and let go of their jealousy with effective strategies and practical tools like focusing on what they can do to feel better and thinking helpful thoughts"-- Provided by publisher.
SAY HI WHEN YOU
by Hasson, Gill, author.
J 155.4 HAS
"This picture book helps children overcome their shyness with manageable strategies, such as preparing ahead of time for events they feel shy about, so they can learn to be more confident and comfortable around other children, as well as adults"-- Provided by publisher.
TURN AWAY FROM TEASING
by Hasson, Gill, author.
J 302.343 HAS
"Kids need supportive advice for dealing with teasing -- or for knowing when they should stop teasing someone else. This book shares practical tools with kids to help them turn away from teasing. Additional activities are included at the back of the book"-- Provided by publisher.
LITTLE KIDS FIRST BIG BOOK OF DINOSAURS
by Hughes, Catherine D., author.
J 567.9 HUG
Photographs and easy-to-follow text introduce early readers to dinosaurs large and small, with information on their physical characteristics, behavior, diet, and habitat.
GIRLS WHO BUILD : INSPIRING CURIOSITY AND CONFIDENCE TO MAKE ANYTHING POSSIBLE
Celebrate the can-do attitude of fierce girls who know how to wield a hammer, fire up a saw, and build everything from a bookshelf to a playhouse. Featuring project photographs, this guide will inspire you to pick up your power tools and make something great. Carpenter Katie Hughes frequently found that she was the only woman on construction worksites. To change that, she began teaching classes to girls ages 8-14, showing them how to drill, saw, and weld. Her classes quickly became sold out summer camps and she founded her own non-profit, Girls Build. Girls Who Build features candid and arresting photographs of forty-five girls showing off their power tools and can-do attitudes. Accompanying each girl is a profile interview where she speaks to her inspirations and favorite builds, plus tips for others starting out. Also included are building skills, techniques, and safety tips to teach girls -- and older beginners -- how to handle hammers, drills, and saws plus thirteen do-it-herself building projects (from the featured girls themselves) such as picture frames, nightstands, playhouses, and more.
SPROUTING WINGS : THE FLYING HOBOS : THE TRUE STORY OF JAMES HERMAN BANNING, THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PILOT TO FLY ACROSS THE UNITED STATES
"The true story of James Herman Banning, the first African American pilot to fly across the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
ONE STEP FURTHER : MY STORY OF MATH, THE MOON, AND A LIFE-LONG MISSION
by Johnson, Katherine G., author.
JB JOHNSON
"NASA computer scientist Katherine Johnson and her two daughters tell the story of how she overcame racial barriers to play an integral role during the American space program's early days"-- Provided by publisher.
H IS FOR HOME : A SESAME STREET GUIDE TO HOMES AROUND THE WORLD
by Kenney, Karen Latchana, author.
J 392.36 KEN
"From apartments and houses to houseboats and yurts-home is where you feel loved and safe. The characters of Sesame Street take readers around the world to learn more about how kids live across the globe."-- Provided by publisher.
SHE CAUGHT THE LIGHT : WILLIAMINA STEVENS FLEMING : ASTRONOMER
"Ever since Williamina Fleming was little she was curious, and her childhood fascination with light inspired her life's work. Mina became an astronomer in a time when women were discouraged from even looking through telescopes. Yet Mina believed that the universe, with its billions of stars, was a riddle--and she wanted to help solve it. Mina ultimately helped to create a map of the universe that paved the way for astronomers. Newbery Honor-winning Kathryn Lasky shares her incredible true story." -- Amazon.com.
IT
by Lindeen, Mary, author.
J 394.262 LIN
STAY HEALTHY WITH SESAME STREET : UNDERSTANDING CORONAVIRUS
by Lindeen, Mary, author.
J 616.24 LIN
"Familiar characters from Sesame Street and a friendly question-and-answer format help make the subjects of Coronavirus, COVID-19, physical distancing, and quarantine accessible to young children"-- Provided by publisher.
HANDIMALS : ANIMALS IN ART AND NATURE
by Lopez, Silvia, 1950- author.
J 704.9 LOP
With a gift for fine art and a lifelong love of nature, Daniele paints magnificent animal subjects on an unconventional canvas -- human hands. This awe-inspiring collection showcases 16 creatures along with photos and factual information about the various species. Full color.
SAVING THE COUNTRYSIDE : THE STORY OF BEATRIX POTTER AND PETER RABBIT
by Marshall, Linda Elovitz, author.
JB POTTER
Through she's universally known as the creator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter did so much more. This is the true story about how she helped save the English countryside! Growing up in London, Beatrix Potter felt the restraints of Victorian times. Girls didn't go to school and weren't expected to work. But she longed to do something important, something that truly mattered. As Beatrix spent her summers in the country and found inspiration in nature, it was through this passion that her creativity flourished. There, she crafted The Tale of Peter Rabbit. She would eventually move to the countryside full-time, but developers sought to change the land. To save it, Beatrix used the money from the success of her books and bought acres and acres of land and farms to prevent the development of the countryside that both she and Peter Rabbit so cherished. Because of her efforts, it's been preserved just as she left it. This beautiful picture book shines a light on Beatrix Potter's lesser-known history and her desire to do something for the greater good.
1,001 CREATURES
by Merz, Laura, author.
J 811 MER
"Have you ever wondered how a crocodile keeps its teeth clean? Or why herons like to sit on the backs of water buffalo? What exactly does a giant blue whale eat to get so big? In 1,001 Creatures, Aino Järvinen and Laura Merz playfully investigate the complex and awe-inspiring world of twenty-six fascinating insects, reptiles, and mammals. With fun facts and captivating illustrations, 1,001 Creatures explores the diversity of the animal world and its ecosystems. Interactive questions allow readers to take their curiosity and imagination off the page and into the real world with prompts to create their own artwork, imitate a camel's unique walk, and discover the ways in which all creatures are connected in the world. Järvinen's humorous style and Merz's unique watercolor illustrations painted from memory using non-traditional materials, enhance the central message that we're all in this together--human, squid, and penguin alike."--Provided by publisher.
THE MAYFLOWER
by Messner, Kate, author.
J 974.4 MES
"Myths about the Mayflower and the Pilgrim's arrival in modern-day America debunked"-- Provided by publisher.
SO YOU WANT TO BE AN OWL : [EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT OWLS!]
A funny, fact-filled picture book all about one of the world's most popular animals - owls! Let Professor Olaf put you through your paces at Owl School. He'll teach you how to eat, sleep, hoot and even hide like an owl. Have you got what it takes to become a member of Team Owl?
OCELOTS
by Randall, Henry, 1972- author.
J 599.75 RAN
MARYAM
Maryam's Magic is the true story of trailblazing mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the world's most prestigious honor in mathematics. A girl whose creativity and love of stories helped her -- and the world -- to see math in a new and inspiring way.
TRY IT! : HOW FRIEDA CAPLAN CHANGED THE WAY WE EAT
by Rockliff, Mara, author.
JB CAPLAN
"A picture book biography of Frieda Caplan, the produce pioneer who changed the way Americans eat by introducing exciting new fruits and vegetables, from baby carrots to blood oranges to kiwis"-- Provided by publisher.
NICKY & VERA : A QUIET HERO OF THE HOLOCAUST AND THE CHILDREN HE RESCUED
"Caldecott Honoree and Sibert Medalist Peter Sís honors a man who saved hundreds of children from the Nazis. In 1938, twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas Winton saved the lives of almost 700 children trapped in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia-a story he never told and that remained unknown until an unforgettable TV appearance in the 1980s reunited him with some of the children he saved. Czech-American artist, MacArthur Fellow, and Andersen Award winner Peter Sís dramatizes Winton's story in this distinctive and deeply personal picture book. He intertwines Nicky's efforts with the story of one of the children he saved-a young girl named Vera, whose family enlisted Nicky's aid when the Germans occupied their country. As the war passes and Vera grows up, she must find balance in her dual identities-one her birthright, the other her choice. Nicky & Vera is a masterful tribute to a humble man's courageous efforts to protect Europe's most vulnerable, and a timely portrayal of the hopes and fears of those forced to leave their homes and create new lives"-- Provided by publisher.
HELLO, EARTH! : POEMS TO OUR PLANET
by Sidman, Joyce, author.
J 811.54 SID
"Poems addressed to the earth itself explore scientific concepts including plate tectonics, water cycles, and the creation of tides"-- 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.
WHO WAS WALT DISNEY?
by Stewart, Whitney, 1959- author.
JB DISNEY
Highlights the life and accomplishments of the famous cartoonist who created Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Bambi and was the owner of Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland. Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. Often it got him into trouble. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography reveals the man behind the magic.
DESERT DIARY : JAPANESE AMERICAN KIDS BEHIND BARBED WIRE
by Tunnell, Michael O., author.
J 940.53 TUN
"In March 1943, twenty-seven children began third grade in a strange new environment: the Topaz Relocation Center in Utah. Together with their teacher, Miss Yamauchi, these uprooted young Americans began keeping a classroom diary, with a different child illustrating each day's entry. Their full-color diary entries paint a vivid picture of daily life in an internment camp: schoolwork, sports, pets, holidays, health--and the mixed feelings of citizens who were loyal but distrusted"-- Provided by publisher.
HANSEL AND GRETEL
by Twiddy, Robin, author.
J 398.2 HAN
Professor Everafter uses science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to make the tale of Hansel and Gretel work better, such as building a wooden frame for the gingerbread house.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
by Twiddy, Robin, author.
J 398.2 JAC
Professor Everafter uses science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to make Jack's tale work better, such as figuring out how the beanstalk might have grown without sunlight.
RAPUNZEL
by Twiddy, Robin, author.
J 398.2 RAP
Professor Everafter uses science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to make the tale of Rapunzel work better, such as anchoring Rapunzel's hair to allow it to carry the witch's weight.
THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
by Twiddy, Robin, author.
J 398.2 THR
Professor Everafter uses science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to make the pigs' tale work better, such as determining how the first two houses might have been built to withstand the wolf's attacks.
TOLERANCE
by Wilkins, Veronica B., 1994- author.
J 179.9 WIL
"In this book, readers will learn what tolerance is, how and why to show it, how to use mindfulness to better practice tolerance, and how to encourage it in others. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Grow with Goals and Mindfulness Exercise activities further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about showing tolerance. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers"-- Provided by publisher.
GLOW STICK ART
by Wood, Alix, author.
J 745.5 WOO
Glow sticks are a blast to wave around at a party as the sun is going down, but what do you do with them after that? This resourceful book offers several creative projects to reuse these objects as light sabers, a lantern, and even a bowling alley. Young artists will love gathering materials to complete each engaging activity and show off their creations to friends. Step-by-step instructions and colorful how-to photographs make each project a snap to accomplish.
POPSICLE STICK CRAFTS
by Wood, Alix, author.
J 745.5 WOO
"Budding artists will learn that a popsicle stick can be the foundation of a wonderful and useful work of art, such as a smartphone stand, a piece of fairy furniture, or a puzzle made from a beloved photograph."-- Publisher's website.
ROCK ART
by Wood, Alix., author.
J 745.5 WOO
Rocks and pebbles are easy to overlook in our world since they're often underfoot, but when they're transformed into an emoji pendant, tic-tac-toe game, or refrigerator magnet, they become inspiring materials to craft a variety of attractive and entertaining objects. This exciting collection of projects shows readers how to use rocks they find to make heartfelt gifts for friends and family. Each clever project is made achievable with accessible directions accompanied by colorful photographs. Young artists will realize that artistic inspiration is truly all around us.

 


 

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