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Dolphins

Josh Gregory · Scholastic
Format: Print book

With exciting full-color photos, Nature's Children brings you face-to-face with some of the world's most intriguing animals—from chimpanzees to pandas to tarantulas. Each title reveals how these creatures survive in the wild, how they raise their young, what's being done...
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Modern Political Parties

Lydia Bjornlund · Core Library
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Parties are the dominating forces behind politics and government in the United States today. Modern Political Parties examines the two major political parties and several smaller ones. Clear text, helpful sidebars, and color photographs give readers a compelling overview of this important...
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Thornhill

PAM SMY · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

Parallel stories set in different times, one told in prose and one in pictures, converge as a girl unravels the mystery of the abandoned Thornhill Institute next door. 1982: Mary is a lonely orphan at the Thornhill Institute For Children at the very moment that it's shutting its doors....
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Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle

George Hagen · Schwartz & Wade
Format: Print book

"A first-rate fantasy for middle-grade readers. Like Harry Potter,... Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series,... and Trenton Lee Stewart's Mysterious Benedict Society books." - BOOKLIST , Starred "A vivid, compelling fantasy that sends you off to a world you will...
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Cyber Cop

Wil Mara · Cherry Lake Publishing
Format: Hardcover

32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Kansas

Angie Swanson · Next Page
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Visit the Sunflower State! Learn about Kansas' history, geography, weather, people, and more in this book that's all about our 34th state.
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Web Design With Html5

Colleen Van Lent · Cherry Lake Publishing
Format: Paperback

Web Design With Html5 (21st Century Skills Innovation Library: Makers As Innovators) by Colleen Van Lent
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The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond

Patrick Dillon · Candlewick Press (MA)
Pages: 95
Format: Hardcover

Aspiring architects will be in their element! Explore this illustrated narrative history of buildings for young readers, an amazing construction in itself.We spend most of our lives in buildings. We make our homes in them. We go to school in them. We work in them. But why and how did people...
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Fossils

Jennifer Fretland VanVoorst · Core Library
Format: Book

Presents general information about fossils, explaining how they are formed, how they are extracted from the sites where they are discovered, and how scientists use them to gain an understanding of Earth's past.
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Understanding Coding With Lego Mindstorms

Patricia Harris · PowerKids Press
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

The first Lego Mindstorms sets were released in the early 1990s. Since then, Legos line of buildable, programmable robots has become a sensation with budding coders all over the world. More than just toy building blocks, Lego Mindstorms sets allow users to familiarize themselves with manipulating...
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Bruno: Some of the More Interesting Days in My Life So Far

CATHARINA VALCKX · Gecko Press
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

Bruno, the cat in the checkered cap, takes life as it comes. When it's too rainy to go outside, he rustles up an inside picnic with his friends. When he meets a fish swimming in the air, he follows it. Why not! When the canary forgets how to sing and can only speak gibberish, Bruno...
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The Fashion Fairies #6: Brooke the Photographer Fairy: A Rainbow Magic Book

Daisy Meadows · Scholastic
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

Fashion AND fairies? An unbeatable combination!The Fashion Fairies use their magic accessories to make sure that fashion everywhere is fun and fresh. But when jealous Jack Frost steals their magic away, it could lead to a fashion flop! Luckily, Rachel and Kirsty are ready to dive into another...
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The Joker Virus

Scott Peterson · Stone Arch Books
Format: Book

The JOKER has created a nasty videogame virus, an electronic version of his JOKER VENOM. If BATMAN can’t get gamers to put down their handheld gaming devices, JOKER will soon have an army of obedient JOKER-zombies at his command.
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Nim's Island

Wendy Orr · Dell Yearling
Pages: 125
Format: Paperback

A girl. An iguana. An island. And e-mail. Meet Nim-a modern-day Robinson Crusoe! She can chop down bananas with a machete, climb tall palm trees, and start a fire with a piece of glass. So she's not afraid when her scientist dad sails off to study plankton for three days, leaving her alone...
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