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The Fairy Swarm

Suzanne Selfors · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Ten-year-olds Ben Silverstein and Pearl Petal have had quite a busy summer as apprentices of Dr. Woo, veterinarian for imaginary creatures. Together, they've encountered all sorts of magical beasts--a sasquatch, a lake monster, a dragon, a unicorn, a griffin, and even a leprechaun!
Ready, aim, launch! : Make your own small launchers

Rob Ives · Hungry Tomato
Format: Print book

"Send paper clips flying with your own miniature launcher! Step-by-step instructions are used in this book to demonstrate basic engineering and physics skills for kids."--
Can You Survive an Alien Invasion?: An Interactive Doomsday Adventure

Blake Hoena · Capstone Press
Format: Print book

Sirens blare and news alerts flash on the TV screen as alien crafts enter Earth's atmosphere. You use to wonder if life existed elsewhere in the universe, but now only one question remains: Are they friendly or hostile? When YOU CHOOSE what to do next, your choices will determine if you survive...
NFL Today: Kansas City Chiefs

Nate Frisch · Creative Education
Pages: 48
Format: Paperback

No professional sports league in America can match the popularity of the National Football League, and no books can match the drama and excitement of NFL Today! This hit series has been fully revised and updated to encapsulate the origins, stars, and unforgettable moments of all 32 NFL teams,...
The Journey That Saved Curious George Young Readers Edition: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H. A. Rey

Louise Borden · Harcourt
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

In 1940, Hans and Margret Rey fled their Paris home as the German army advanced. They began their harrowing journey on bicycles, pedaling to Southern France with children's book manuscripts, including what would become the international sensation Curious George, among their few possessions....

Mary Colson · Gareth Stevens Pub
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Genetically Modified Organisms can be difficult to understand. These laboratory-modified plants and animals are a controversial part of the agricultural industry, and a persons diet. This book explores the pros and cons of these modified crops, such as corn, rice, and soybeans. While exploring...
Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun

Amanda Kingloff · Workman Pub Co
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Perfect for crafty parents who are eager to get their kids excited about DIY, ProjectKid is everything you could want in a craft book: 100(!) stylish, inventive projects; step-by-step photographs; tips for the novice crafter; easy-to-follow instructions; and a fresh, modern look. What...
Biggest, Baddest Book of Caves

Alex Kuskowski · Super Sandcastle
Format: Hardcover

Kids can go on an underground adventure and learn about hidden things under the earth with the Biggest, Baddest Book of Caves. Readers will discover mysterious sunken worlds, learn about amazing rock formations and unearth the secrets of the fantastic beasts that dwell in the dark and more....
Diseases: Infants and Disease-Multiple Sclerosis - Volume5

Bryan Bunch · Grolier Academic Reference
Format: Book

Alphabetically arranged articles present medical information on more than 400 diseases, discussing sources, symptoms, stages of the disease, its likelihood of striking, treatments, prevention, and long-term effects.
How Does a Bill Become a Law?

Kathleen M Connors · Gareth Stevens Pub
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

Our nations laws go through a long process before they are enacted. Bills are scrutinized and researched by committees in both the House and Senate and may be rewritten several times before they pass. This book breaks down the complicated process into digestible steps for readers looking...

Ann Heinrichs · Children's Press
Format:  Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats

Take a trip around the world with the latest entries in the Enchantment of the World series! Readers are transported to distant lands with the fascinating text and attention-grabbing photos in these books. Each countrys culture, history, and geography are explored in detail, allowing readers...
Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong

Lesa Cline-Ransome · Holiday House
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Louis Armstrong has been called the most important improviser in the history of jazz. Although his New Orleans neighborhood was poor in nearly everything else, it was rich in superb music. Young Louis took it all in, especially the cornet blowing of Joe "King" Oliver. But after...
George Washington Didn't Have Wooden Teeth: Exposing Myths about the Founding Fathers

Ryan Nagelhout · Gareth Stevens Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

Several myths swirl around George Washington. For example, many think he had wooden teeth. Actually, his teeth were constructed of materials including bone, hippopotamus ivory, human teeth, brass screws, lead, and gold wire! Young historians will learn similar fascinating biographical information...
Seekers: Return to the Wild #4: Forest of Wolves

Erin Hunter · HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Pages: 271
Format: Hardcover

Erin Hunter's New York Times bestselling Seekers series continues in the fourth book in the Return to the Wild story arc. With its thrilling blend of action and suspense, this epic animal fantasy is perfect for fans of the #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series.After a harrowing...

G. S. Prentzas · C. Press/F. Watts Trade; Revised edition
Format: Library Binding

America the Beautiful, Third Series is bursting with fascinating facts, up-to-date statistics, glorious full-color photographs, and unusual lists guaranteed to elicit at least one WOW! with the turn of every page. America the Beautifuls new dynamic design and editorial approach to the geography,...