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When the Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis

Simon Winchester · Viking
Pages: 71
Format: Print book

Earthquakes,volcanoes,tsunamis.Headline-making natural disasters with devastating consequences for millions of people. But what do we actually know about these literally earth-shaking events?New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and geologist Simon Winchester - who's...
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The Salem Witch Showdown

Matthew K Manning · Stone Arch Books
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang are excited when they're invited to be guest judges at an annual costume contest in Salem, Massachusetts. But when the party is crashed by two terrifying witches, chaos unfolds among the trick-or-treaters. The Gang begins to investigate and quickly...
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Ryan Quinn and the Rebel's Escape

Ron Mcgee · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Ryan Quinn and the Rebel's Escape is the first fast-paced, sensational novel in a trilogy about a New York City teenager who could give James Bond and Jason Bourne a run for their money. Fans of Alex Rider and the Spy School series will be completely enthralled.Ryan Quinn hopes his traveling...
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School Violence

Toney Allman · Norwood House Press
Pages: 64
Format: Print book

Explores pros and cons of several issues related to school violence including; is a violent culture to blame, are schools secure enough, and are non-violence courses a solution. Text contains critical thinking components in regards to social issues and history. Describes common argumentative...
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642 Things to Write About: Young Writer's Edition

826 Valencia · Chronicle Books; Jou edition
Format: Print book

Write a to-do list for a villain. Describe your dream tree house. Create a haiku about your shoes.Young writers will get their creative juices flowing with this collection of smart, funny, and thought-provoking writing exercises. Kids can open to any page to find inspiration, express themselves,...
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Flavorings, Colorings, and Preservatives

John Perritano · Mason Crest
Pages: 64
Format: Library Binding

When you think of food additives, you may think of sugary foods that come in wild colors not found in nature. But there is a lot more to additives than thatfrom preservatives that keep food fresh longer to the artificial flavorings you love. Where do they come from? Are they safe? This...
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Clare the Caring Fairy

DAISY MEADOWS · SCHOLASTIC (US)
Pages: 80
Format: Print book

Best friends forever!Rachel and Kirsty know a thing or two about how to be a good friend. So do the Friendship Fairies. But there's one resident of Fairyland who definitely doesn't: Jack Frost!Rachel and Kirsty have just one more magic object left to find--Clare the Caring Fairy's...
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Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh

UMA KRISHNASWAMI · Tu Books
Pages: 288
Format: School & Library Binding

Nine-year-old Maria Singh longs to play softball in the first-ever girls' team forming in Yuba City, California. It's the spring of 1945, and World War II is dragging on. Miss Newman, Maria's teacher, is inspired by Babe Ruth and the All-American Girls' League to start a girls'...
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Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Addison the April Fool's Day Fairy

Daisy Meadows · Scholastic Paperbacks
Pages: 153
Format: Paperback

No joke--It's Addison the April Fool's Day Fairy!Rachel and Kirsty can't wait for April Fool's Day. It's the perfect time to act silly and have fun. They love telling jokes and making their friends laugh. But Jack Frost has pulled an early prank on Addison by stealing...
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The Election Day Dilemma

Gertrude Chandler Warner · Albert Whitman & Company
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Cousin Alice is running for mayor in her town, and the Aldens are helping with her campaign! But Alice's campaign posters are torn down and painted over -- and the same thing happens to her opponent! Then posters for a third candidate appear around town, but nobody has ever seen him in person....
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Ready for Division

Rebecca Wingard-Nelson · Enslow Elementary
Pages: 48
Format: Library Binding

This author simply explains topics such as inverse operations, key words, interpreting remainders, and dividing greater numbers. It also covers multiplication, word problems, and remainders.
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Martí's Song for Freedom / Martí y sus versos por la libertad

Emma Otheguy · Childrens Book Pr
Pages: 32
Format: School & Library Binding

A bilingual biography of José Martí, who dedicated his life to the promotion of liberty, the abolishment of slavery, political independence for Cuba, and intellectual freedom. Written in verse with excerpts from Martí's seminal work, Versos sencillos.
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The Tale of the Oki Islands: A Tale from Japan

Hiromitsu Yokota · Red Chair Press
Format: Print book

Tokoyo, a skilled diver, is devoted to her father who has been banished by the emperor. She goes in search of him and in the process kills a sea dragon, breaking an evil spell. Tokoyo and her father are reunited and return to their village. Themes: bravery, devotion.
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Medusa the Rich

Joan Holub · Aladdin
Format: Print book

Medusa discovers that having the golden "King Midas" touch has its ups and downs in the sixteenth Goddess Girls adventure.When Medusa suddenly becomes able to turn objects into gold just by touching them, she is thrilled. Gold, gold, everywhere! But it's not just objects that...
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Inventions in 30 Seconds

Mike Goldsmith · Ivy Pr Kids
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

Discover fast-track facts and information about 30 inventions it's hard to imagine living without. Fascinating facts are delivered in energetic bite-sized morels, while exciting mini-missions challenge you to find more.
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