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What Was the First Thanksgiving?

Joan Holub · Grosset & Dunlap
Pages: 105
Format: Paperback

The history of the feast!

After their first harvest in 1621, the Pilgrims at Plymouth shared a three-day feast with their Native American neighbors. Of course, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag didn't know it at the time, but they were making history, celebrating what would become a national...

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Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #13: Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday

Mary Pope Osborne · Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Paperback

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House 27 Thanksgiving on Thursday, they had lots of questions. What was it like to sail on the Mayflower? Why did the Pilgrims choose Plymouth? How did they survive in their new home?...
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The Clue in the Papyrus Scroll

Gertrude Chandler Warner · Albert Whitman & Company
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

In this all-new very special mini-series, the Aldens have been recruited by a secret society to return lost artifacts and treasures to their rightful locations -- all around the world! The Aldens arrive in Egypt but the agent they're supposed to meet has gone missing! With the help...
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Poop Detectives: Working Dogs in the Field

Ginger Wadsworth · Charlesbridge
Pages: 80
Format: Book

How can dogs that sniff for excrement, urine, vomit, and mucus help protect animals from extinction? Scat-detection dogs like Wicket, Tucker, and Orbee are conservation heroes and pioneers in a cutting-edge field of science. Canine detectives use their super sense of smell to locate...

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Small as an Elephant

Jennifer Jacobson · Candlewick Press
Pages: 275
Format: Book

Jack's mom is gone, leaving him all alone on a campsite in Maine. Can he find his way back to Boston before the authorities realize what happened? Ever since Jack can remember, his mom has been unpredictable, sometimes loving and fun, other times caught in a whirlwind of energy and "spinning"...

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Lulu and the Dog from the Sea

Hilary McKay · Albert Whitman & Company; Reprint edition
Format: Book

Lulu loves animals. When Lulu goes on vacation, she finds there's a stray dog living on the beach. Everyone in the town thinks the dog is trouble. But Lulu is sure he just needs a friend. And that he's been waiting for someone just like her. The second book in this early chapter...

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The Blackthorn Key

Kevin Sands · Aladdin
Pages: 384
Format: Book

Following a series of murders, an apothecary's apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this suspenseful debut novel.

"Tell no one what I've given you."

Until he got that cryptic...

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The Mystery of the Wild West Bandit

Tim Jessell · Albert Whitman & Company
Format: Paperback

The Aldens are at Wildcat Crossing, a recreated frontier town full of cowboy fun! But when horses disappear and other pranks threaten to ruin the Wild West show, the Boxcar Children must find out who's the varmint causing all the trouble!,

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Maybe a Fox

Kathi Appelt · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 262
Format: Book

Worlds collide in a spectacular way when Newbery and National Book Award finalist Kathi Appelt and Pulitzer Prize nominee and #1 New York Times bestseller Alison McGhee team up to create a fantastical, heartbreaking, and gorgeous tale about two sisters, a fox cub, and what happens...

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Powwow Summer: A Family Celebrates the Circle of Life

Marcie R. Rendon · Minnesota Historical Society Press; 1 edition
Format: Book

 Life is a circle, just like the seasons, from youth through old age. The circle of the year brings seasonal rituals: a winter of preparation followed by a summer of powwows.Sharyl and Windy Downwind and their children travel from their home on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota...

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Boa Constrictors

Imogen Kingsley · Jump!
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

In Boa Constrictors, beginning readers will learn how boa constrictors hunt for prey in the wild. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they discover the dramatic world of boas.
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The Worst-Case Scenario Survive-o-pedia

David Borgenicht · Chronicle Books
Pages: 144
Format: Book

It's the best of the worst! This hardcover, full-color edition of the popular series loved by parents and kids alike serves up a wild ride through mudslides, volcanos, shark-infested oceans, menacing mountains, and more. Seventy entries are packed with illuminating facts, eye-popping...

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