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Dear Wandering Wildebeest: And Other Poems from the Water Hole

Irene Latham · Millbrook Press
Pages: 33
Format: Book

Welcome wildebeest / and beetle, / Oxpecker and lion. / This water hole is yours. / It offers you oasis / beside its shrinking shores. Spend a day at a water hole on the African grasslands. From dawn to nightfall, animals come and go. Giraffes gulp, wildebeest graze, impalas leap, vultures...
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Bugged: How Insects Changed History

Sarah Albee · Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Format: Book

There are about ten quintillion insects in the world--and some of them have affected human history in tremendous ways! For as long as humans have been on earth, weve co-existed with insects . . . for better or for worse. Once you begin to look at world history through fly-specked glasses,...
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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

MARK TWAIN · Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

A never-before-published, previously unfinished Mark Twain children's story is brought to life by Caldecott Medal winners Philip Stead and Erin Stead. In a hotel in Paris one evening in 1879, Mark Twain sat with his young daughters, who begged their father for a story. Twain began telling...
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Mass Murderers

Rudolph T. Heits · Eldorado Ink 2013-03-15
Format: Hardcover

Book by Heits, Rudolph T.
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The Ship of Secrets

GERONIMO STILTON · Scholastic Paperbacks
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

I, Geronimo Stilton, was called to the Kingdom of Fantasy for the tenth time! A fairy princess had called me there. She needed my help: The most powerful and dangerous wizard in the realm wanted to capture her -- and conquer the entire kingdom!The wizard was hunting for special magical...
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The Wearle

Chris D'Lacey · Scholastic Press
Pages: 284
Format: Print book

A Wearle of dragons set out on an expedition from their home planet and was never heard from again. Now, a new Wearle, determined to find the first, has come to the place its creatures call Erth. Gabrial, who still has the blue scales of a young dragon, is eager to prove himself, and to find...
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The Great Good Summer

Liz Garton Scanlon · Beach Lane Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Ivy and Paul hatch a secret plan to find Ivy's missing mom and say good-bye to the space shuttle in this evocative, heartfelt novel reminiscent of Each Little Bird that Sings and Because of Winn-Dixie.Ivy Green's mama has gone off with a charismatic preacher called Hallelujah Dave...
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Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

Katherine Rundell · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Even a life on the untamed plains of Africa can’t prepare Wilhelmina for the wilds of an English boarding school in this lovely and lyrical novel from the author of Rooftoppers, which Booklist called “a glorious adventure.”Wilhelmina Silver’s world is golden. Living...
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LEGO manufacturers : the Kristiansen family

Lee Slater · ABDO Publishing Company
Pages: 32
Format:  Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats

"In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the manufacturers of LEGO, the Kristiansen Family. Follow the family's story from Denmark where Ole Kirk Christiansen began making wooden toys in his Billund Carpentry Shop and Lumberyard to the company's evolution to the LEGO...
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Deer

Wil Mara · Cavendish Square Publishing
Format: Book

Wil Mara is the author of more than seventy books for adults and young readers, including "Wave, "which won the New Jersey National Book Award. His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages.
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Totally Wacky Facts About Ancient History

Cari Meister · Capstone Press
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Did you know that Chinese emperors kept pandas to keep evil spirits away? Ever heard about ancient Egyptians playing board games? Curious to find out who invented ice cream? Check out all of the mind-bending, amazing facts about ancient history!
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Champions of Breakfast

Adam Rex · Balzer Bray
Pages: 350
Format: Hardcover

Fans of Artemis Fowl and Percy Jackson and the Olympians will definitely want to read Champions of Breakfast, the final book in Adam Rex's acclaimed Cold Cereal Saga, which Eoin Colfer called "totally original and wholly brilliant."When we last left our kid heroes, Emily had managed...
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Theodore Boone: the Fugitive

John Grisham · Dutton Books for Young Readers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist." - The New York Times Thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone thought the danger had passed, but he's about to face off against an old adversary: accused mur­derer and fugitive Pete Duffy. On a field...
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The End of the Wild

NICOLE HELGET · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A modern, beautifully written story set against the backdrop of the controversial issue of fracking that explores the timely themes of poverty, environmental protection, what makes a family, and finding your place in the world.
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The Chosen Prince

Diane Stanley · Harpercollins
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

From master storyteller Diane Stanley comes a spellbinding tale, based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, of two princes - one chosen, one lost - and a mysterious girl on a magical island, all caught in a great web of destiny.On the day of his birth, Prince Alexos is revealed to be the long-awaited...
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