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The Race Around the World

Nancy Castaldo · Random House Books for Young Readers
Format: Print book

Does Nellie Bly have what it takes to race around the world? Travel to all corners of the globe in this action-packed Totally True Adventure. When Nellie Bly read Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, she had an amazing idea. What if she traveled around the world in real life,...
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Giant Huntsman Spiders

Melissa Raé Shofner · Gareth Stevens Pub
Pages: 24
Format: Paperback

If a spider has giant in its name, its bound to terrorize people of all ages. These large arachnids are the worlds largest spider by leg span. Whats morethey dont build webs! Instead, they hunt down their prey like so many other predators. Through full-color photographs of these dazzling...
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Bald Eagles

Heather Kissock · Av2 by Weigl
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Discover the amazing lifecycles of Americas backyard animals in Little Backyard Animals. Told from the perspective of a child, each title follows a featured animals development from infancy to adulthood. Young readers will learn how animals grow through factual text told from a relatable...
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The Infographic Guide to Science

Tom Cabot · Firefly Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Discover how the world really works in this spectacular journey through space and time that shows the development of the material Universe from the first cataclysmic moments to the emergence of human and machine intelligence. The Infographic Guide to Science presents the unfolding science...
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Survival at Sea

Chris McNab · Mason Crest Publishers
Format: Hardcover

Elite soldiers must know how to survive in every environment, including if theyre stranded on the harshest ocean. Special Forces units trained to survive at sea are some of the most knowledgeable people in the world when it comes to a survival situation in the ocean. In this book, you will...
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Skunks

Wendy Strobel Dieker · Amicus Ink
Pages: 16
Format: Paperback

"This search-and-find book invites emergent readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about a skunk's habitat, body parts, and behaviors"--
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You Talking to Me?: Discover the World of Words, Codes, Emojis, Signs, Slang, Smoke Signals, Barks, Babbles, Growls, Gestures, Hieroglyphics & More

Catherine Ham · MoonDance Press
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

There are more than 7,000 human languages, and that number only includes spoken languages!Wow! Add in other human languages of codes, symbols, and gestures, and the number becomes more impressive. Who knew there were so many fun and interesting ways to communicate?Add in the acoustic, chemical,...
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The Eighth Day

Dianne K. Salerni · Harper
Pages: 309
Format: Print book

In this riveting fantasy adventure, thirteen-year-old Jax Aubrey discovers a secret eighth day with roots tracing back to Arthurian legend. Fans of Percy Jackson will devour this first book in a new series that combines exciting magic and pulse-pounding suspense.When Jax wakes up to a world...
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Bet You Didn't Know: Fascinating, Far-out, Fun-tastic Facts!

National Geographic Society (U.S.) · National Geographic Children's Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Did you know that the first stop signs were black and white? Or that a litter of kittens is called a kindle? There's a lot to know and we bet you'll have fun learning these fun, far-out facts in the next super series from National Geographic Kids! Based on a favorite department in Nat Geo Kids...
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Science of Color: Investigating Light

Karen Latchana Kenney · Checkerboard Library
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

In this engaging title, young readers learn how visible light is the key to color! Discover how light begins with the sun and travels to Earth on electromagnetic waves, how white light actually holds the whole color spectrum, and how the eye perceives color. These properties are illustrated...
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Circus Mirandus

Cassie Beasley · Dial Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015A New York Times Bestseller Fans of The Magician's Elephant, Savvy, and Roald Dahl will fall in love with Circus Mirandus, which celebrates the power of seeing magic in the world. Do you believe in magic? Micah Tuttle does. Even...
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Saving Marty

PAUL GRIFFIN · Dial Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Fans of Because of Winn Dixie will adore this warm and heart-wrenching story of the friendship between a boy and a pig who thinks it's a dog. Renzo is a quiet kid, content to let his charismatic friend Paloma do all the talking while he dreams of playing the guitar and surfing out in California,...
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Prisoner of the Penguin!

Scott Sonneborn · Stone Arch Books
Format: Book

Once again, Batman catches the Penguin in the act, meaning more prison time for the villain. Since the fowl felon has a bad habit of escaping his cell, the Dark Knight delivers him to a privately run, impenetrable prison this time around. But even from behind solid bars, the Penguin...
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In Search of Bull Sharks

Whitney Hopper · PowerKids Press
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

Readers will love learning about the bull shark, which is considered to be the most dangerous shark in the world. Aggressive and able to live in both salt water and freshwater, these sharks are both incredible and deadly. This book will introduce readers to bull shark behavior, diet, and anatomy,...
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Will's Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk

Jane Sutcliffe · Charlesbridge Publishing
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

When Jane Sutcliffe sets out to write a book about William Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, in her own words, she runs into a problem: Will's words keep popping up all over the place! What's an author to do? After all, Will is responsible for such familiar phrases as "what's...
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