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Who Is Wayne Gretzky?

Gail Herman · Grosset & Dunlap; Dgs edition

After breaking or tying more than sixty records in hockey, it's no wonder that Wayne Gretzky is known as "The Great One." Born in Brantford, Ontario, on January 26, 1961, in a nation obsessed with the sport, he threw himself into the game practically from the time he first...
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Ida B. Wells: Discovering History's Heroes

Diane Bailey · Aladdin
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Jeter Publishing presents a brand-new series that celebrates men and women who altered the course of history but may not be as well-known as their counterparts. Ida B. Wells was an African-American journalist and activist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s....
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Stranded on an Island: Can Science Save Your Life?

Gerry Bailey · Crabtree Pub Co
Format: Book

After a freak wave maroons Joe on a deserted island, he investigates the food chain of the island's ecosystem. He learns to gather food and build shelter, copying other living things and using whatever materials he can find on the island.
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A Handful of Stars

CYNTHIA LORD · Scholastic Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

When Lily's blind dog, Lucky, slips his collar and runs away across the wide-open blueberry barrens of eastern Maine, it's Salma Santiago who manages to catch him. Salma, the daughter of migrant workers, is in the small town with her family for the blueberry-picking season.After...
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Construct It! Architecture You Can Build, Break, and Build Again

JESSIE ALKIRE · Checkerboard Library
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Makerspaces are places designed to inspire creativity and collaboration. In Construct It! Architecture You Can Build, Break, and Build Again, kids will build a working wrecking ball, pulley elevator, bridge, and more! Colorful step-by-step photos bring each project to life. Techniques and tips...
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Through the Water Curtain

Cornelia Funke · Pushkin Children's Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A delightful, diverse selection of fairy tales from around the world by one of our most beloved children's writers.GOLD FOIL AND OTHER SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE FOR A RICH, GIFTY PAPER-OVER-BOARDS COVERInternational bestselling children's author Cornelia Funke has long been inspired...
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Connect It! Circuits You Can Squish, Bend, and Twist

ELSIE OLSON · Checkerboard Library
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Makerspaces are places designed to inspire creativity and collaboration. In Connect It! Circuits You Can Squish, Bend, and Twist, kids will use bright and squishy conductive dough to power mini UFO lights, a diary alarm, and more! Colorful step-by-step photos bring each project to life....
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The Snare

Cavan Scott · Spotlight
Pages: 137
Format: Library Binding

When their parents are kidnapped by the Empire, Milo and Lina head to Thune to ask a friend for help, but the evil Captain Korda has set a trap for them. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spotlight is a division of ABDO.
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Applejack

Bobby Curnow · Spotlight
Format: Hardcover

"Applejack prepares the farm for Hearth's Warming Eve when the Sass Squash appears"--
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Champ

Ellen Miles · Scholastic (Us)
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home. When Charles goes to his father's annual softball game, the last thing he expects is to find a puppy to foster. But when he meets...
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The Digestive System

Simon Rose · Weigl Publishers
Format: Hardcover

The Digestive System is part of the How the Human Body Works series.
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Salt Lake Temple

Jennifer Howse · Av2 by Weigl
Format: Hardcover

Salt Lake Temple in Utah, United States, is a towering monument to the perseverance of the Mormon pioneers who built it. This centerpiece of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was fashioned after the iconic design and gothic architecture of Westminster Abbey and Worcester Cathedral....
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When Paul Met Artie: The Story of Simon & Garfunkel

G NERI · Candlewick
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

From childhood friendship to brief teenage stardom, from early failures to musical greatness - the incredible story of how Simon & Garfunkel became a cherished voice of their generation.Long before they became one of the most beloved and successful duos of all time, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel...
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More to the Story

Hena Khan · Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina's Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia.

When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her middle...
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Electricity: From Benjamin Franklin to Nikola Tesla

JENNY MASON · Checkerboard Library
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Explore the exciting history of electricity from static electricity through Leyden jars, batteries, lightbulbs, solar, and wind power! Readers will learn about the amazing scientists, inventors, and innovators throughout history whose work shaped the research and development of electricity.Table...
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