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It Ain't So Awful, Falafel

Firoozeh Dumas · Clarion Books
Pages: 378
Format: Hardcover

Zomorod (Cindy) Yousefzadeh is the new kid on the block . . . for the fourth time. California's Newport Beach is her family's latest perch, and she's determined to shuck her brainy loner persona and start afresh with a new Brady Bunch name - Cindy. It's the late 1970s, and fitting in becomes...
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The Bad Apple

T R Burns · Aladdin
Pages: 337
Format: Print book

The start of a mischievous new middle-grade series has trouble written all over it.Twelve-year-old Seamus Hinkle is a good kid with a perfect school record - until the day he accidently kills his substitute teacher with an apple. Seamus is immediately shipped off to a detention facility...
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New Mexico

John Hamilton · ABDO & Daughters
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Welcome to New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment! Students will explore White Sands National Monument, marvel at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, try to spot a UFO in Roswell, and more as they learn about New Mexico's history, plants and animals, industries, sports, cities,...
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Check Out the Library Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales

DAVID LUBAR · Starscape
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Master of the macabre David Lubar is back with Check Out the Library Weenies, his ninth collection of Weenies stories. Here are thirty more scary stories for the middle grade audience--perfect for both avid and reluctant young readers who like a few chills and a lot of laughs.Don't...
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Coding Games in Scratch

Dorling Kindersley Inc. · Dk Publishing, 2016.
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Coding computer programs is one of the most valuable skills for anyone to have. Written for children with little to no coding experience, Coding Games with Scratch guides children through building platform games, puzzles, racers, and 3-D action games. Schools have incorporated computer...
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Age of Exploration

Susanna Keller
Format:  eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

This title tells the story of the explorers who became the first Europeans to visit the lands that would later become the United States of America. Readers will discover what the goals and motivations behind each expedition were, which native people the explorers encountered, and what...
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The Komodo Conflict

Jack Patton · Scholastic (Us) , 2016.
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

The time has come for the Battle Bugs to drive General Komodo's reptilian forces off Bug Island for good. Using all the knowledge Max has gained in his time with the Battle Bugs, he must lead the bug army in an all-out attack. It's a bug battle royale, with only one possible winner!
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The Totally Gross History of Ancient Egypt

Tracey Baptiste · Rosen Publishing Group
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Mummiesdead bodies elaborately wrapped upmight rank pretty high on the scale of all things disgusting. But readers should be ready for an eye-opening read on some of ancient Egypts gross history, such as the dirty details of what really happens to bodies as theyre prepared for mummification,...
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The Science of Movies

Cecilia Pinto McCarthy · Core Library
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

From turning sounds and images into digital signals and back again to tricking the brain into seeing things that do not exist, movies involve a wide array of scientific concepts. The Science of Movies showcases the science behind the screen. Easy-to-read text and vivid images bring this...
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Playing with Gravity

Brooke Rowe · Cherry Lake Publishing
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Each book in the My Science Fun series includes a simple experiment for the earliest readers. This book features step-by-step instructions on playing with gravity while encouraging further exploration on the topic. Simple sentence structure and word usage help children develop word recognition...
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West Virginia

John Hamilton · ABDO & Daughters
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Welcome to West Virginia, the Mountain State! Students will explore the Appalachian Mountains, attend the Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival, visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and more as they learn about West Virginia's history, plants and animals, industries, sports,...
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Ants Work Together

Nora Ellison · Powerkids Pr
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

Ants work together every day in order to survive. This book explores the different roles that different types of ants play within their colony. Readers will learn about how teamwork is essential to keep an anthill running smoothly. Full-color images and age-appropriate text make this book...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda: Award-Winning Actor, Rapper, Writer, and Composer

Theresa Morlock · Powerkids Pr
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Jettisoned into the public eye for his extensive involvement with the musical "Into the Heights" in 2008, which won him a Tony Award for Best Original Score, Lin-Manuel Miranda has become a household name. Most recently, Miranda has received awards and media attention for writing...
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When the Sea Turned to Silver

Grace Lin · Little, Brown Young Readers
Format: Audiobook

A New York Times Bestseller A National Book Award FinalistAn IndieBound BestsellerThis breathtaking, full-color illustrated fantasy is inspired by Chinese folklore, and is a companion to the Newbery Honor winner Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always...
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