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Basher STEM Junior: Technology

Jonathan O'Callaghan · Kingfisher
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

One of four books in an exciting STEM series for younger children, STEM Junior: Technology covers 40 topics from this core subject. Each topic is introduced as a personality who has plenty to say on the subject, while a STEM Junior character appears on each spread to introduce the big idea...
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She Caught the Light: Williamina Stevens Fleming: Astronomer

Kathryn Lasky · HarperCollins
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

From Newbery Honor-winning author Kathryn Lasky comes a nonfiction picture book about the stars! Lasky tells the inspiring true story of astronomer Williamina Fleming, who helped lay the foundations for modern astronomy and overcame impossible odds as an immigrant and a woman. For stargazers...
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Runaway: The Daring Escape of Ona Judge

Ray Anthony Shepard
Format: Hardcover

Ona Judge was enslaved by the Washingtons, and served the President's wife, Martha. Ona was widely known for her excellent skills as a seamstress, and was raised alongside Washington's grandchildren. Indeed, she was frequently mistaken for his granddaughter. This biography follows...
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Headstrong Hallie!: The story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the First Female "Fire Guard"

Aimee Bissonette · Sleeping Bear Press
Format: Hardcover

Hallie Morse Daggett loved spending time outdoors, hiking among the tall trees of the forests in California's Siskiyou Mountains. She wasn't afraid of the bears, coyotes, and wildcats. But Hallie was afraid of fire and understood the threat it posed to the forests, wildlife, and people....
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The Highest Tribute: Thurgood Marshall's Life, Leadership, and Legacy

Kekla Magoon · Quill Tree Books; Illustrated edition
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant picture book biography about Thurgood Marshall, who fought for equality during the Civil Rights Movement and served as the first Black justice on the Supreme Court, from Coretta Scott King Honor winners Kekla Magoon and Laura Freeman. Growing up in Baltimore, Thurgood Marshall...
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Countries of the World

DK · DK Children
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Every country profile is full of photos, and each nation has a full-color map detailing its main cities, landscape features, and borders, and exactly where in the world they are. At-a-glance panels provide a quick reference to all the stats, and the easy-to-read text is full of fascinating,...
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Maryam's Magic: The Story of Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani

Megan Reid · Balzer Bray
Format: Hardcover

From Althea Gibson author Megan Reid and rising star artist Aaliya Jaleel, illustrator of Under My Hijab, comes the first picture book about trailblazing mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the world's most prestigious honor in mathematics. Perfect for fans of Hidden...
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Slow Down: 50 Mindful Moments in Nature

Rachel Williams · Magic Cat
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

All around us, nature is working wonders. Every day, hour by hour, magical transformations happen right in front of you. But it's not always easy to see them . . . In this beautiful illustrated collection, 50 moments in nature are paused for you to watch them in detail. Then you should...
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Song in a Rainstorm: The Story of Musical Prodigy Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins

Glenda Armand · Albert Whitman & Company
Format: Hardcover

Born blind into a life of slavery, Thomas Wiggins was dismissed as a "useless burden." But through the loving protection of his family, he went on to become one of the greatest musicians of his time. From Tom's childhood on a plantation to his performances in the concert halls...
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Into The Forest

Christiane Dorion · Bloomsbury Children's Books
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

"The world is rich with marvelous forests and amazing communities of plants, animals, fungi, and minute creatures that populate them. Marvel at the peaceful twilight of the deciduous forest, where birds gather twigs, bats shelter in tree trunks, and the carpet of fallen leaves becomes...
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Mythopedia: An Encyclopedia of Mythical Beasts and Their Magical Tales

Good Wives and Warriors · Laurence King Publishing
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

From the West African fable of , to , the magical hare who rebuilt the world and , the sweet but troublesome raccoon-dog of Japanese folklore, Mythopedia is an encyclopedia of mythical creatures that covers legends, tales and myths from around the world.Lovingly created by the illustration...
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Epic Athletes: Tom Brady

Dan Wetzel · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author Dan Wetzel delivers an action-packed biography of the legendary quarterback and Super Bowl champ in Epic Athletes: Tom Brady.Featuring comic-style illustrations by Kazimir Lee Iskander!Throughout eighteen incredible seasons, Tom Brady has led his team to five Super Bowl...
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What If You Could Spy like a Narwhal!?: Explore the superpowers of amazing animals

Sandra Markle · Scholastic Press; Illustrated edition
Format: Paperback

What if you woke up one morning, and you suddenly had the superpower of an unusual animal? If you could fly like a colugo, taking out the trash would be a breeze. If you could shock like an electric eel, you'd never worry about the power going out during a storm! And if you could spy like...
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Basher Civics

Simon Basher · Kingfisher
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

Basher's America is your perfect primer ahead of the 59th presidential election! Every president, from George Washington to the winner of the 2016 election, has his own entry and speaks directly to the reader. Meet James Monroe, known as the "Last Cocked Hat" because he pranced...
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The Parents' Guide to Specific Learning Difficulties: Information, Advice and Practical Tips

Veronica Bidwell · Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Packed full of advice and practical strategies for parents and educators, this book is a one-stop-shop for supporting children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) . Part one introduces a spectrum of SpLDs, ranging from "poor working memory, " " dyslexia, " "dyspraxia,...
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The Eighty-Dollar Champion: The True Story of a Horse, a Man, and an Unstoppable Dream

Elizabeth Letts
Format: Hardcover

On a bleak winter afternoon, Harry de Leyer first saw the horse he would name Snowman between the slats of a rickety truck bound for the slaughterhouse. Noting a spark in the horse's eye, the Dutch immigrant bought the beaten-up animal for only eighty dollars and took him to the family's...
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Scholastic Book of Presidents 2020

George Sullivan · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Refresh your knowledge of the leaders who took our nation's highest office with this easy-to-read, fact-filled book of mini biographies on everyone from George Washington to Donald Trump, and catch up on all the biggest news from the 2020 election season. The Scholastic Book of Presidents...
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Desert Diary: Japanese American Kids Behind Barbed Wire

Michael O. Tunnell · Charlesbridge
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

A moving primary source sheds light on the experience of Japanese American children imprisoned in a World War II internment camp.A classroom diary created by Japanese American children paints a vivid picture of daily life in a so-called "internment camp." Mae Yanagi was eight...
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The Lost Spells

Robert Macfarlane
Format: Paperback

Since its publication in 2017, The Lost Words has enchanted readers with its poetry and illustrations of the natural world. Now, The Lost Spells, a book kindred in spirit and tone, continues to re-wild the lives of children and adults.The Lost Spells evokes the wonder of everyday nature,...
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What's Inside A Flower?: And Other Questions About Science & Nature

Rachel Ignotofsky
Format: Library Binding

Budding backyard scientists can start exploring their world with this stunning introduction to these flowery show-stoppers--from seeds to roots to blooms. Learning how flowers grow gives kids beautiful building blocks of science and inquiry.In the launch of a new nonfiction picture book...
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