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  Cover Art: Mind Benders : Brain-boggling Tricks Puzzles and Illusions Mind Benders : Brain-boggling Tricks Puzzles and Illusions
Featuring 60 mind bending questions and challenges with bright, appealing graphics, each mind bender is introduced with a straightforward question and gives simple instructions of what to do. Answers not only give the solution, but also explain how the challenge works and how to find the solution.
2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: A Warmer World : from Polar Bears to Butterflies How Climate Change Affects Wildlife Arnold, Caroline
A Warmer World : from Polar Bears to Butterflies How Climate Change Affects Wildlife
Over the past several decades, our world has been warming at a faster rate than ever before. Complemented by Jamie Hogan's rich collage illustrations, A Warmer World offers young readers a clear-eyed look at the effects of climate change on animals around the world.
2012
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Nazi Hunters : How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi Bascomb, Neal
The Nazi Hunters : How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi
Recounts how, sixteen years after the end of World War II, a team of undercover Israeli agents captured the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in a remote area of Argentina and brought him to trial in Israel for crimes committed during the Holocaust.
2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Great American Dust Bowl Brown, Don
The Great American Dust Bowl
Don Brown brings the Dirty Thirties to life with kinetic, highly saturated, and lively artwork in this graphic novel of one of America's most catastrophic natural events: the Dust Bowl.
2013
Children's Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Henry and the Cannons : an Extraordinary True Story of the American Revolution Brown, Don
Henry and the Cannons : an Extraordinary True Story of the American Revolution
Presents an illustrated account of bookseller Henry Knox's heroic contributions during the Revolutionary War, describing how he dragged fifty-nine cannons to Boston across 225 miles filled with danger and hardship.
2013
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Walking with Dinosaurs the 3D Movie Encyclopedia Brusatte, Stephen
Walking with Dinosaurs the 3D Movie Encyclopedia
The Walking with Dinosaurs Encyclopedia is filled with facts about the dinosaurs from the movie as well as facts about the world the dinosaurs inhabited and theories about their rise and fall. With full-color images from the film and photos of paleontologists at work, this encyclopedia is a must-have item for Walking with Dinosaurs fans.
2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Girl to Girl : Honest Talk About Growing Up and Your Changing Body Burningham, Sarah O'Leary
Girl to Girl : Honest Talk About Growing Up and Your Changing Body
A pre-teen reference presents a series of letters and testimonials by real girls that offer empowering counsel on topics ranging from skin care and first bras to menstruation and boyfriends.
2014
Children's Nonfiction Book
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  Cover Art: Look Up! : Bird-watching in Your Own Backyard Cate, Annette
Look Up! : Bird-watching in Your Own Backyard
A conversational, humorous introduction to bird-watching featuring quirky full-color illustrations portray dozens of birds chatting about their distinctive characteristics, including color, shape, plumage, and beak and foot types.
2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Island : a Story of the Gala´pagos Chin, Jason
Island : a Story of the Gala´pagos
An island is about to be born- one that in time will become the home of plants and animals that exist nowhere else on Earth. This book is the biography of a Gala´pagos island- from birth, through adolescence, to adulthood, and beyond.
2012
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Fighting Fire! : Ten of the Deadliest Fires in American History and How We Fought Them Cooper, Michael L.
Fighting Fire! : Ten of the Deadliest Fires in American History and How We Fought Them
Examines ten of the deadliest infernos this nation has ever endured: the great fires of Boston, New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and San Francisco; the disasters of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, the General Slocum, and the Cocoanut Grove nightclub; the wildfire of Witch Creek in San Diego County; and the catastrophe of 9/11.
2014
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: What to Do When You're Cranky & Blue : a Guide for Kids Crist, James J.
What to Do When You're Cranky & Blue : a Guide for Kids
Counselor and clinical psychologist James J. Crist has written a book that kids can turn to for support, encouragement, and ideas for coping with depression or for when they feel bad, sad, grumpy, or lonely. Kids learn 10 "Blues Busters" to help shake those unhappy feelings.
2014
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients : an Electrifying Guide to the Elements Dingle, Adrian
How to Make a Universe with 92 Ingredients : an Electrifying Guide to the Elements
Explores the periodic table, by showing how they can be combined to create an entire universe.
2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Wild Animal Neighbors : Sharing Our Urban World Downer, Ann
Wild Animal Neighbors : Sharing Our Urban World
What kinds of animals are making cities their new home? How can they survive in our ecosystem of concrete, steel, and glass? And what does their presence there mean for their future and ours? Join scientists, activists, and the folks next door on a journey around the globe to track down our newest wild animal neighbors. Discover what is bringing these creatures to our backyards-and how we can create spaces for people and animals to live side by side.
2014
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Write a Mystery in 5 Simple Steps Dunkleberger, Amy
Write a Mystery in 5 Simple Steps
Divides the creative writing process into five steps, from inspiration to publishable story, and includes in-depth treatment of the mystery fiction genre with writing prompts.
2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: With a Mighty Hand : the Story in the Torah Ehrlich, Amy
With a Mighty Hand : the Story in the Torah
An adaptation of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible presents the stories of Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses, and other primary figures in a continuous narrative that upholds the complexities of the original text.
2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Pure Grit : How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific Farrell, Mary Cronk
Pure Grit : How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific
The story of American nurses serving in the Philippines when the Japanese attacked the islands on December 8, 1941.
2014
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Locomotive Floca, Brian
Locomotive
Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.
2013
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Ordinary Dogs Extraordinary Friendships : Stories of Loyalty Courage and Compassion Flowers, Pam
Ordinary Dogs Extraordinary Friendships : Stories of Loyalty Courage and Compassion
Collects eleven stories that showcase dogs exemplifying positive character traits such as wisdom, loyalty, courage, and good judgment.
2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Europe Everything You Ever Wanted to Know Gifford, Clive
Europe Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
A gathering of odd and interesting facts and stories about the people, places, history, and culture of Europe.
2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: How the World Works Gifford, Clive
How the World Works
This essential book is brimming with information about pretty much everything! Detailed and eye catching illustrations are paired with succinct, to the point text that explains the phenomena, processes, and systems that affect our world and way of life. Parents will also find this book an invaluable tool when they are tasked with answering all of those tricky How? and Why? questions!
2013
Children's Nonfiction Book
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