by Chin, Jason, E530.8 CHIN

Your Place in the Universe

"A non-fiction introduction to the massive scale of the known universe"--…

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by Judge, Lita E591.564 JUDGE

Homes in the Wild : Where Baby Animals and Their Parents Live

"A peek inside the homes--from burrow deep underground to nests high in the trees--where baby animals live and grow"--…

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by Brown, Laurene Krasny E321.8 BROWN

Democracy for Dinosaurs : a Guide for Young Citizens

"Using accessible dinosaur characters and clear language, Democracy for Dinosaurs explores key civic values on every adult's mind and helps show young readers how the things they do every single day can be guided by principles we must share in a democratic society: freedom, fairness, the rule of law, equality, respect …

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by Buhrman-Deever, Susannah, E599.7695 BUHRMAN

If You Take Away the Otter

On the Pacific Coast of North America, sea otters play, dive, and hunt for sea urchins, crabs, abalone, and fish in the lush kelp forests beneath the waves. But there was a time when people hunted the otters almost to extinction. Without sea otters to eat them, an army of hungry sea urchins grew and destroyed entire ke…

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by Page, Robin, E581.467 PAGE

Seeds Move!

Every seed, big or small, needs sunlight, water, and an uncrowded place to put down roots. But how do seeds get to the perfect place to grow? This exploration of seed dispersal covers a wide range of seeds and the creatures that help them move, from a coconut seed floating on waves to an African grass seed rolled by a …

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by Gibbons, Gail E634.11 GIBBONS

Apples

Explains how apples were brought to America, how they grow, their traditional uses and cultural significance, and some of the varieties grown.…

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by Spencer, Sophia, EB SPENCER SPENCER

The Bug Girl : a True Story

Sophia Spencer has loved bugs ever since a butterfly landed on her shoulder--and wouldn't leave!--at a butterfly conservancy when she was only two-and-a-half years old. In preschool and kindergarten, Sophia was thrilled to share what she knew about grasshoppers (her very favorite insects), as well as ants and fireflies…

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by Brantley-Newton, Vanessa E811.6 BRANTLE

Just Like Me

There are all kinds of girls! Girls who feel happy, sad, scared, powerful; girls who love their bodies and girls who don't; country girls, city girls; girls who love their mom and girls who wish they had a daddy. With bright portraits in vibrant colors and unique patterns and fabrics, this book invites you to find your…

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by Gibbons, Gail E525.5 GIBBONS

The Reasons for Seasons

A simple description of how seasons are caused by the positions of the Earth and the Sun also discusses the delights of each of the seasons.…

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by Biden, Jill EB BIDEN BIDEN

Joey : the Story of Joe Biden

Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his siblings to be independent and strong. The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where at twenty-nine, Biden was elected one the youngest United States Senators ever elected. This is his story.…

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by Slade, Suzanne EB BROOKS SLADE

Exquisite : the Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

A biography of African American poet, Gwendolyn Brooks.…

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by Weatherford, Carole Boston, EB FRANKLIN WEATHER

R-e-s-p-e-c-t : Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul

"Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was clear from her earliest days in her father's Detroit church. Aretha sang with a soaring voice that spanned more than three octaves. Her incredible talent and string of hit songs earned her the title "the Queen of Sou…

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by Jones, Grace, E612.87 JONES

Tasting

Discover how our five senses work and help us to understand the world around us. With repetitive and easy to read text and simple diagrams this series is an ideal introduction for younger readers.…

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by Hillery, Tony, E635 HILLERY

Harlem Grown : How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood

"Once there was a lot full of trash. Now there is a lush, green farm. This is the story of Harlem Grown, a garden in New York City"--…

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Weather.

"Introduction to weather using simple text, question and answer format, illustrations and photos. Features include puzzles and games, fun facts, a resource list, and an index"--Provided by publisher.…

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by Barretta, Gene EB CARVER BARRETT

The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver

The inspirational story of George Washington Carver and his childhood secret garden is brought to life in this picture book biography by the author-illustrator team behind Muhammad Ali: A Champion Is Born. When George Washington Carver was just a young child, he had a secret: a garden of his own. Here, he rolled dirt b…

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by Drummond, Allan E621.3124 DRUMMON

Solar Story : How One Community Lives Alongside the World's Biggest Solar Plant

"A nonfiction picture book about the largest solar power plant in the world"--…

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by Singh, Simran Jeet, EB FAUJA SINGH

Fauja Singh Keeps Going : the True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Mara

"The inspiring true story of Fauja Singh, who broke world records to become the first one hundred-year-old to run a marathon, shares valuable lessons on the source of his grit, determination to overcome obstacles, and commitment to positive representation of the Sikh community"--…

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by Novesky, Amy EB DAUTHEVILLE NOVESKY

Girl on a Motorcycle

"One day, a girl gets on her motorcycle and rides away. She wants to wander the world. To go... Elsewhere. This is the true story of the first woman to ride a motorcycle around the world alone. Each place has something to teach her. Each place is beautiful. And despite many flat tires and falls, she learns to always ge…

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by Pimentel, Annette Bay E323.3709 PIMENTE

All the Way to the Top : How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Ch

"Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, Jennifer Keelan grew up battling--and overcoming--the limitations others set for her. From a lack of cutaway curbs and bus lifts to being denied enrollment at her neighborhood school, Jennifer was continually blocked from living the life she wanted. But after discovering the wor…

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by Engle, Margarita EB |CARRENO ENGLE

Dancing Hands : How Teresa Carreno Played the Piano for President Lincoln

Looks at the life and accomplishments of Teresa Carreno, one of the world's most famous pianists who, by age nine, performed for President Abraham Lincoln at the White House.…

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by Sotomayor, Sonia, E362.4 SOTOMAY

Just Ask! : Be Different, Be Brave, Be You

In this creative non-fiction story, Sonia and her friends plant a garden, and each one contributes in his or her own special way, in a book that celebrates the many differences among humans. In this warm and inclusive story by U.S. Supreme Justice Sonia Sotomayor, inspired by her own childhood diagnosis of diabetes, re…

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by Dickmann, Nancy E621.8 DICKMAN

Pulleys

"Through carefully leveled text and powerful images, explores pulleys a useful simple machine"--…

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by Rogers, Lisa Jean, E811.52 ROGERS

16 Words : William Carlos Williams & "the Red Wheelbarrow"

"This is the story of great American poet William Carlos Williams and how being mindful can result in the creation of a great poem like 'The Red Wheelbarrow'"--…

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by Dickmann, Nancy E621.8 DICKMAN

Wedges

"Through carefully leveled text and powerful images, explores wedges a useful simple machine"--…

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by Maurer, Tracy, EB MORSE MAURER

Samuel Morse, That's Who!

From the author of "John Deere, That's Who!" comes a lively picture book biography of Samuel Morse that highlights how he revolutionized modern technology and communication. Full color.…

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by Slade, Suzanne E796.3236 SLADE

Swish! : the Slam-dunking, Alley-ooping, High-flying Harlem Globetrotters

"In this book you will find one-finger ball-spinning, rapid-fire mini-dribbling, and a ricochet head shot!You will find skilled athletes, expert players, and electrifying performers, all rolled into one! You will find nonstop, give-it-all-you've-got, out-to-win-it, sky's-the-limit BASKETBALL!…

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by Jenkins, Steve, E597.89 JENKINS

The Frog Book

An introduction to an assortment of the world's frog species discusses their colors, shapes, and sizes; many different habitats; their lifecycle; and how they find food, escape danger, and attract a mate.…

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by Hubbard, Rita L., EB WALKER HUBBARD

The Oldest Student : How Mary Walker Learned to Read

"A picture book biography sharing the inspiring and incredible true story of the nation's oldest student, Mary Walker, who learned to read at the age of 116"--…

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by Meisel, Paul E632.7 MEISEL

My Stinky Summer by S. Bug

"Told in diary form, My Stinky Summer by S. Bug introduces readers to the stinkbug's life cycle and survival habits"--…

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by Harrington, Janice N. EB TURNER HARRING

Buzzing with Questions : the Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner

Questions buzzed endlessly in Charles Henry Turner's mind. Fascinated by bugs and other animals, he wondered: Can spiders learn? How do ants find their way home? Can bugs see color? --from dust jacket.…

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by Anderson, Justin E599.7555 ANDERSO

Snow Leopard : Ghost of the Mountain

"The people who live among the high peaks of the Himalayas tell stories of a mysterious animal called the gray ghost. To see one, you'd have to be very lucky indeed. Join a zoologist in the Himalayan mountains as he searches for the elusive creature. With her pale gold and silver-gray coat painted with black rosettes, …

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by Renaud, Anne, EB EPPERSON RENAUD

The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle : the Cool Science Behind Frank Epperson's Fam

"A curious child who always knew he wanted to be an inventor when he grew up, Frank spent much of his youth experimenting in his basement laboratory -- mixing and measuring, testing and inspecting, studying and scrutinizing. One of his favorite things to experiment with was soda water, and one day after discovering the…

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by Kelsey, Elin E304.2 KELSEY

You Are Never Alone

"From the creators of You Are Stardust and Wild Ideas comes a new informational picture book that explores how humans are inextricably connected to nature. This book draws examples from the clouds and the cosmos, the seafloor and the surface of our skin, to show how we are never alone: we are always surrounded and supp…

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by Jones, Grace, E595.789 JONES

Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Learn about the amazing life cycles of the animals and insects that live in our world. With easy to read text and informative diagrams, this series is a perfect introduction for young readers. Ages 5+…

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by Alko, Selina EB MITCHELL ALKO

Joni : the Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell

"Joni Mitchell painted with words. Sitting at her piano or strumming the guitar, she turned the words into songs. The songs were like brushstrokes on a canvas, saying things that were not only happy or sad but true. But before composing more than two hundred songs, Joni was a young girl from a town on the Canadian prai…

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by Barton, Chris E363.3251 BARTON

All of a Sudden and Forever : Help and Healing After the Oklahoma City Bombing

A profoundly moving nonfiction picture book about tragedy, hope, and healing from the award-winning author. Sometimes bad things happen, and you have to tell everyone. Sometimes terrible things happen, and everybody knows. On April 19, 1995, something terrible happened in Oklahoma City: a bomb exploded, and people were…

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by Bstan- dzin-rgya-mtsho, E294.3567 BSTAN

The Seed of Compassion : Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the

One of today's most inspiring world leaders was once an ordinary child named Lhamo Thondup. In a small village in Tibet, his mother was his first great teacher of compassion. In everyday moments from his childhood, young readers begin to see that important lessons are all around us, and that they, too, can grow to trul…

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On the Move.

"Introduction to modes of transportation using simple text, question and answer format, illustrations and photos. Features include puzzles and games, fun facts, a resource list, and an index"--Provided by publisher.…

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by Marshall, Linda Elovitz EB FRANK MARSHAL

Anne Frank : the Girl Heard Around the World

"An evocative and accessible picture book about Anne Frank and how she found her voice in a world determined to silence her."--…

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by Wallace, Sandra Neil E323.1196 WALLACE

The Teachers March! : How Selma's Teachers Changed History

"Reverend F.D. Reese was a leader of the Voting Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama. As a teacher and principal, he recognized that his colleagues were viewed with great respect in the city. Could he convince them to risk their jobs--and perhaps their lives--by organizing a teachers-only march to the county courthouse to…

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by Cline-Ransome, Lesa EB PAYNE CLINE

The Power of Her Pen : the Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne

Ethel L. Payne always had an ear for stories. Seeking truth, justice, and equality, Ethel followed stories from her school newspaper in Chicago to Japan during World War II. It even led her to the White House briefing room, where she broke barriers as one of the first black journalists. Ethel wasn't afraid to ask the t…

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by Barrett, Hayley EB MITCHELL BARRETT

What Miss Mitchell Saw

"Every evening, from the time she was a child, Maria Mitchell stood on her rooftop with her telescope and swept the sky. And then one night she saw something unusual--a comet no one had ever seen before! Miss Mitchell's extraordinary discovery made her famous the world over and paved the way for her to become America's…

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by Cortez, Rio, E973.0496 CORTEZ

The Abcs of Black History

"B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright! And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture. Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak, creativity and joy. It's a story of big ideas--P is for Power, S…

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by Davies, Nicola, E572.86 DAVIES

Grow : Secrets of Our Dna

An introduction to genetic code combines simple, engaging language and expressive, child-friendly illustrations to explain how biological life grows and changes and how DNA combines to make humans both unique and connected to all life on the planet.…

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by Dickmann, Nancy E621.8 DICKMAN

Levers

"Through carefully leveled text and powerful images, explores levers, a useful simple machine"--…

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by Denise, Anika EB MORENO DENISE

A Girl Named Rosita : the Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblaz

"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"--…

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by Abler, Amanda, E599.536 ABLER

The Spirit of Springer : the Real-life Rescue of an Orphaned Orca

"A heart-warming and true story about an orphaned orca named Springer who was found swimming alone in the Puget Sound in 2002. The book takes us on Springer's journey from being near starvation to rescued to then the challenges of her release, eventual adoption, and the start of her own family."--…

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by Hohn, Nadia L. EB BENNETT HOHN

A Likkle Miss Lou : How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice

"Miss Lou" is widely credited as having helped Jamaican Patois recognized as a "nation language." Thanks to her writing and her work in TV and radio, Jamaican Patois was embraced internationally and she created spaces for poets like Mutabaruka and Linton Kwesi Johnson and singers like Bob Marley and Harry Belafonte to …

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World of Insects.

"Introduction to insects, using simple text, question and answer format, illustrations, and photos. Features include puzzles and games, fun facts, resource list, and index"--Provided by publisher.…

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by Keating, Jess EB THARP KEATING

Ocean Speaks : How Marie Tharp Revealed the Ocean's Biggest Secret

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, N…

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by Brown, Tami Lewis E004.092 BROWN

Instructions Not Included : How a Team of Women Coded the Future

"The nonfiction story of a team of women innovators, Jean Jennings Bartik, Kay McNulty Mauchly, and Betty Snyder Holberton, who programmed early computer ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer)"--…

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by Farrell, Kate E323.6509 FARRELL

V is for Voting

"A timely picture book that acts as an introduction to civics for young readers"--…

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by Fulton, Kristen, E325.2109 FULTON

Flight for Freedom : the Wetzel Family's Daring Escape from East Germany

"Many people attempted daring escapes over the Berlin Wall, and most failed, giving their lives for the hope of freedom. This is the true story of one child, Peter Wetzel, and his family's daring escape from East Berlin to West Berlin via handmade hot air balloon in 1979"--…

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by Meisel, Paul E598.842 MEISEL

My Happy Year by E. Bluebird

"Narrative non-fiction, in journal form, relates the first year in the life of an Eastern bluebird."--…

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by Floca, Brian E629.454 FLOCA

Moonshot : the Flight of Apollo 11

Here is the story of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon -- a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away by steady astronauts in their great machines.…

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by Stahl, Asa E523.18 STAHL

The Big Bang Book

The Big Bang presents the mystery of how the universe began in a way we can all understand. Written by an astrophysicist, the pages describe what we know--and what we don't--in a compelling, accessible way.…

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by Dickmann, Nancy E621.82 DICKMAN

Wheels and Axles

"Through carefully leveled text and powerful images, explores wheels and axles, a useful simple machine"--…

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by Allen, Tessa, E303.484 ALLEN

Sometimes People March

Highlights some of the rallying causes for organized marches throughout history.…

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by Jenkins, Steve, E590.73 JENKINS

What Do You Do if You Work at the Zoo?

From Caldecott Honor winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page comes an early introduction to one of young readers favorite places: the zoo! Just a few things that a zookeeper might do at their job to keep their animals healthy, well fed, and safe would be to brush a hippo's tusks, play soccer with a rhino, or pretend …

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by Maslo, Lina, EB LEWIS MASLO

Through the Wardrobe : How C.s. Lewis Created Narnia

A lyrical nonfiction picture book about the inspired life of C.S. Lewis, the beloved author of the Chronicles of Narnia--from Free as a Bird author-illustrator Lina Maslo. Perfect for fans of The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown and Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White. This nonfiction picture book is an exce…

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by Mills, Deborah EB ALVA MILLS

La Frontera : El Viaje Con Papacc = My Journey with Papa

Join a young boy and his father on a daring journey from Mexico to Texas to find a new life. They'll need all the resilience and courage they can muster to safely cross the border - la frontera - and to make a home for themselves in a new land.…

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by Ransom, Candice F., E569.67 RANSOM

Bones in the White House : Thomas Jefferson's Mammoth

"The story of President Thomas Jefferson's quest to locate and assemble the first full mastodon skeleton in American history."--…

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by Ward, Jennifer, E598.0723 WARD

How to Find a Bird

"A non-fiction guide to finding and observing birds for young bird-watchers."--…

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by Fleming, Candace E595.799 FLEMING

Honeybee : the Busy Life of Apis Mellifera

Describes the life cycle of the hard-working honeybee.…

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