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Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World's Brightest Bird

Pamela S Turner · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 73
Format: Print book

One of the biggest differences between humans and animals is the ability to understand the idea of "If I do X, Y might happen." New Caledonian crows seem to possess the intelligence to understand this "causal" concept. Why do crows have this ability? What does the crow...
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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

Brenda Woods · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 222
Format: Hardcover

Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brenda Woods' moving, uplifting story of a girl finally meeting the African American side of her family explores racism and how it feels to be biracial, and celebrates families of all kinds.Violet is a smart, funny, brown-eyed, brown-haired girl in a family...
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The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

Christopher Healy · Walden Pond Press
Pages: 479
Format: Hardcover

Your favorite princes and princesses are back in the hilarious and action-packed sequel to the breakout hit The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by author Christopher Healy, which the New York Times selected as one of its best books of the year.Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince...
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Tornado Terror

Lauren Tarshis · Scholastic Press
Pages: 157
Format: Hardcover

The Tri-State Tornado of 1925 was the deadliest tornado strike in American history, tearing through three states and killing 700 people. Almost a century later, the Joplin Tornado was a mile-wide monster that nearly destroyed the heart of a vibrant city. The author of the New York Times...
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One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story

Mary Downing Hahn · Clarion Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, Annie, a new girl at school, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes other friends and finds herself joining them in teasing and tormenting Elsie. Elsie dies...
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The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

PABLO CARTAYA · VIKING CHILDREN'S Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

"Sensational." - Matt de la Peña, New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author of The Last Stop on Market StreetSave the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for a BIG, EPIC FAIL?...
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The Losers Club

Andrew Clements · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The beloved New York Times bestselling author of the modern classic Frindle celebrates books and the joy of reading with a new school story to love! Sixth grader Alec can't put a good book down. So when Principal Vance lays down the law - pay attention in class, or else - Alec takes...
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Weird But True Christmas: 300 Festive Facts to Light Up the Holidays

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS. · National Geographic Children's Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Even Christmas can be weird -- it's true! Get ready to celebrate the holiday season with wacky facts, stats, tidbits, and traditions about the most wonderful time of the year. Did you know that Santa's reindeer are probably all female? Or that artificial snow can be made from seaweed? Or that...
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