by Spilsbury, Louise E305.8 SPILSBU

Racism and Intolerance

In Racism and Intolerance, children can get answers to questions like: "What does it mean to be a racist--or intolerant?" and "How can I help?" Children will begin to understand the way others struggle with these issues and become empowered to make a difference.…

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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 Maclear, Kyo, EB FUJIKAWA MACLEAR

It Began with a Page : How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way

"Gyo Fujikawa's iconic children's books are beloved all over the world. Now it's time for Gyo's story to be told--a story of artistic talent that refused to be constrained by rules or expectations. Growing up quiet and lonely at the beginning of the twentieth century, Gyo learned from her relatives the ways in which bo…

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by Brown, Monica, EB KAHLO BROWN

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

"Chronicles Frida's life -- from her childhood to her rise as one of the world's most influential painters -- capturing the beauty and strength of Frida's creative spirit, which carried her through tragedy and triumph, and the animals that inspired her along the way."--Jacket.…

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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 Hughes, Susan, E392.13 HUGHES

Up! : How Families Around the World Carry Their Little Ones

"Around the world, little ones are carried in many different ways: in slings, on shoulders, in backpacks, on hips, in baskets, and in loving arms. Up! depicts ten places around the world, from Afghanistan to northern Canada, Peru to West Africa. In each place, a mom, dad, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or sibling lo…

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by Waxman, Laura Hamilton E577.3 WAXMAN

Life in a Forest

"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to forests. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"--…

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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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by Schuetz, Kari E577.586 SCHUETZ

Life in a Tundra

"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to life in a tundra. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"--…

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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 Pattison, Darcy E571.8642 PATTISO

Pollen : Darwin's 130 Year Prediction

How long does it take for science to find an answer to a problem? On January 25, 1862, naturalist Charles Darwin received a box of orchids. One flower, the Madagascar star orchid, fascinated him. It had an 11.5 inch nectary, the place where flowers make nectar, the sweet liquid that insects and birds eat. How, he wonde…

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by Sayre, April Pulley E599.36 SAYRE

Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep

"Squirrels wrestle. Squirrels leap. Squirrels climb. Squirrels sleep. If you followed a squirrel for a day, what would you see? Climbing branches, storing seeds, making homes in tree holes, and maybe even flying! [The creators of this book offer] a glimpse into this fascinating world. Discover different kinds of squirr…

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by Schuetz, Kari E577.34 SCHUETZ

Life in a Tropical Rain Forest

"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to life in a tropical rain forest. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"--…

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by McGinty, Alice B., E523.4922 MCGINTY

The Girl Who Named Pluto : the Story of Venetia Burney

When Venetia Burney's grandfather reads aloud from the newspaper about a new discovery--a "ninth major planet" that has yet to be named--her eleven-year-old mind starts whirring. She is studying the planets in school and loves Roman mythology. "It might be called Pluto," she says, thinking of the dark underworld. Grand…

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by Davies, Nicola, E598.764 DAVIES

Hummingbird

Every spring, birds small enough to fit in the palm of your hand fly two thousand miles north to lay their eggs. This is the story of one tiny hummingbird's amazing journey.…

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by Rex, Michael E121.4 REX

Facts Vs. Opinions Vs. Robots

"Robots try to figure out the difference between facts and opinions"--…

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by Berne, Jennifer EB TYSON BERNE

Look Up with Me : Neil Degrasse Tyson : a Life Among the Stars

"A biography of famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and awe-inspiring facts about our universe"--…

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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 Schuh, Mari C., E636.73 SCHUH

Rottweilers

"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to Rottweilers. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"--…

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by Robeson, Teresa, EB WU ROBESON

Queen of Physics : How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom

"When Wu Chien Shiung was born in China 100 years ago, girls did not attend school. But her parents named their daughter "Courageous Hero" and encouraged her love of science. This biography follows Wu as she battles sexism at home and racism in the United States of America to become what Newsweek magazine called the "Q…

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Wild Animals.

"Introduction to wild animals that live in Africa 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 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 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 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 Kirkfield, Vivian EB GOODE KIRKFIE

Sweet Dreams, Sarah

"Sarah E. Goode was one of the first African-American women to get a US patent. Working in her furniture store, she recognized a need for a multi-use bed and through hard work, ingenuity, and determination, invented her unique cupboard bed. She built more than a piece of furniture. She built a life far away from slaver…

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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 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 Thornburgh, Blair E612.751 THORNBU

Skulls!

"A non-fiction picture book about skulls, and all the things they are good for."--…

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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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Rain Forest Animals.

"Introduction to animals that live in the rain forest 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 Meltzer, Brad EB TUBMAN MELTZER

I Am Harriet Tubman

"A biography of Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist leader who played a key role in helping enslaved people escape via the Underground Railroad."--Provided by publisher.…

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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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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 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 Talbott, Hudson EB COLE TALBOTT

Picturing America : Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art

"The story of artist Thomas Cole, founder of America's first formal art movement: the Hudson River school of painting"--…

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by Conrad, Vicki EB CLEARY CONRAD

Just Like Beverly

"A beautifully illustrated children's biography of Beverly Cleary, from her roots in Portland to her years as a librarian and an eventual children's book writer. The debut book in Little Bigfoot's new Growing to Greatness series of notable people from the Pacific Northwest"--…

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by Novesky, Amy EB BLAIR NOVESKY

Mary Blair's Unique Flair : the Girl Who Became One of the Disney Legends

"Young Mary Browne Robinson loved color, even her name had a color in it. All she wanted to do was to make art. But becoming an artist wasn't an easy. Her parents worked hard to provide her paper and paints, and Mary worked hard to enter contests and earn a spot at a school for the arts. She even had to work hard to fi…

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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 Jenkins, Steve, E591.472 JENKINS

Look Again : Secrets of Animal Camouflage

Introduces young readers to some of the stealthiest camouflaged animals in the natural world and asks them to seek out these animals hiding in plain sight.…

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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 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 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 Waxman, Laura Hamilton E577.4 WAXMAN

Life in a Grassland

"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to life in a grassland. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"--…

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by Dennie, Devin E552 DENNIE

My Book of Rocks and Minerals

"My Book of Rocks and Minerals is filled with fascinating facts about and amazing images of rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils from the deepest caves to outer space. Features introduce different categories, from crystals to glow-in-the-dark minerals, and illuminating images provide a closer look and show amazing geolog…

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by Kurtz, Jane E591.5 KURTZ

What Do They Do with All That Poo?

"An exploration of different types of animal poo and what the zoo uses it for"--…

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by Quattlebaum, Mary E306.875 QUATTLE

Brother, Sister, Me and You

Little ones will delight in the similarities lion, turtle, and even bee siblings have with human brothers and sisters in this charming read-aloud book. It opens with 10 kinds of animal siblings and segues naturally into young human brothers and sisters. The children reprise the animal actions, from leaping and pouncing…

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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 Thorn, Theresa E305.3 THORN

It Feels Good to Be Yourself : a Book About Gender Identity

A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader from writer Theresa Thorn and illustrator Noah Grigni. Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between. This sweet, straightforward exploration of gender identity will give children a…

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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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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 Moore, Lindsay, E599.786 MOORE

Sea Bear : a Journey for Survival

A polar bear waits patiently for spring when the ice breaks up, but after months of hunting, paddling, and resting on ice floes, summer ends and the bear must swim very far to find land. Includes facts about polar bears and the effect of climate change on their environment.…

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by Portis, Antoinette E553.7 PORTIS

Hey, Water!

"Splashy illustrations and simple text explore water in its many shapes and forms"--…

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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 Stewart, Melissa E594.1477 STEWART

Seashells : More Than a Home

"This book sheds a surprising light on how seashells--the hard, protective outer layer that mollusks inhabit--serve tremendous purpose. This large group of marine animals needs shells for protection, feeding, transportation, anchorage, and more."--…

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by Brown, Monica, EB KAHLO BROWN

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form. Brown's story recounts Frida's beloved pets--two monkeys…

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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 Cabrera, Jane E782.4216 CABRERA

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

A version of the well-known song featuring animals going to school, learning, going home, and getting ready for bed.…

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Under the Sea.

"Introduction to animals that live in the sea 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 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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