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Expedition to the Arctic

Alex Woolf · Gareth Stevens Publishing
Format: Book

Follow a traveller's diary of an expedition to the frozen North Pole! Find out how to gear yourself up for the trip, about the animals and plants that thrive in extreme conditions, landscape features, ecology, climate, industry and people. Discover how animals such as whales and polar...
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Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible

Ursula Vernon · Dial Books
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Sleeping Beauty gets a feisty, furry twist in this hilarious new comic series from the creator of Dragonbreath

Harriet Hamsterbone is not your typical princess. She may be quite stunning in the rodent realm (you'll have to trust her on this one) , but she is not so great...
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Science: A Visual Encyclopedia

Chris Woodford · Dk Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The essential reference book for today's young scientists from ages 7-12, Science: A Visual Encyclopedia tackles key curriculum topics including biology, chemistry, and physics, and introduces children to the world of science around them. Explaining the principles of science in a lively...
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The universe

Kelly Doudna · Abdo Publishing
Pages: 24
Format:  Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats

The Universe explores the science of what we see in the night sky. Kids will learn about the life cycle of a star, find out how our universe was created, explore nebulae, galaxies, black holes, giant stars and more. Engaging photos, exciting graphics, and a fun quiz at the end of each book...
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Welcome to Wonderland #1: Home Sweet Motel

Chris Grabenstein · Random House
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From Chris Grabenstein, the bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and co-author with James Patterson of I Funny, House of Robots, and Treasure Hunters, comes a hilarious illustrated series about all the wacky things that happen when you live in a motel! Eleven-year-old...
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The Scourge

Jennifer A Nielsen · Scholastic Press
Pages: 353
Format: Print book

As a lethal plague sweeps through the land, Ani Mells is shocked when she is unexpectedly captured by the governor's wardens and forced to submit to a test for the deadly Scourge. She is even more surprised when the test results come back positive, and she is sent to Attic Island, a former...
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Weather in 30 Seconds

Jen Green · Ivy Press Limited
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

This book takes readers on a whirlwind tour of our planet's weather and climate, with explanatory artworks, exciting mini-missions and quick, bite-sized summaries to guide and inform them.
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The Tell-Tale Start

Gordon McAlpine · Viking
Pages: 178
Format: Hardcover

Meet Edgar and Allan Poe -- twelve-year-old identical twins, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe. They look and act so much alike that they're almost one mischievous, prank-playing boy in two bodies. When their beloved black cat, Roderick Usher, is kidnapped and transported...
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The Willow Queen's Gate

Beth Bracken · Stone Arch Books
Format: Print book

Lucy, in the faerie ground, and Soli, searching for her, examine their friendship and themselves.
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Petlandia

Peter Hannan · Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

A houseful of pets has declared their independence--but now theyre fighting like cats and dogs!In Peter Hannans delightfully absurd, illustrated chapter book PETLANDIA, a family of pets has kicked their snoring, sniveling humans to the curb, and declared the house an independent nation....
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Dinosaur!

John Woodward · Dk Pub
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Created in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution and packed with fun facts on fossils, amphibians, sea creatures, woolly mammoths, Neanderthals, insects and more, Dinosaur! will intrigue readers and provide an experience that will redefine natural history for kids. The lost world...
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Plants That Eat

Keisha Jones · PowerKids Press
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

From a distance, plants may seem harmless. But that doesnt mean all of them are. Welcome to the world of carnivorous plants, where the beautiful foliage and attractive appearance belie these plants true intentions. Readers learn about Venus fly traps, pitcher plants, and more, as well as the mechanisms...
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The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland's Good Fortune

P. J. Lynch · Candlewick Press (MA)
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

In the first book he has both written and illustrated, master artist P.J. Lynch brings a Mayflower voyager's story to vivid life. Catalogue Text158At a young age, John Howland learned what it meant to take advantage of an opportunity. Leaving the docks of London on the Mayflower as an indentured...
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