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National Geographic Kids Chapters: Hoops to Hippos!: True Stories of a Basketball Star on Safari

Boris Diaw · National Geographic
Pages: 111
Format: Print book

NBA star Boris Diaw of the San Antonio spurs takes young readers on safari as he explores his off-court passion: wildlife photography! Join Diaw as he escapes from stampeding wildebeests, comes face-to-face with lions, and discovers why you should never come between a hippo and its watery...
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Volcanologist

Kevin Cunningham · Cherry Lake Publishing
Format:  Print book : Juvenile audience : English

"Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as a volcanologist. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent...
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The House of Months and Years

Emma Trevayne · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 274
Format: Hardcover

A girl must stop the Boogeyman living in her home from stealing her family's warmest memories in this haunting, atmospheric novel from the author of Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times and The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden.

When her distant aunt and uncle...
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Wings of Fire, Book 12

Tui T. Sutherland · Scholastic Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Growing up in the hives, Cricket has always had a million questions. Why are trees forbidden, even in art? Why do her parents seem to hate her? And the biggest, most dangerous and secret question of all: why is Cricket immune to Queen Wasp's powers? Whenever the queen takes control of all the HiveWings,...
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Dream Within a Dream

Patricia MacLachlan · Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

A young girl finds herself - and so much more - during a summer stay with her grandparents in this tender novel from Newberry Award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan.

When Louisa (short for Louisiana) is sent to stay with her grandparents for the summer, she's not looking...
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Stepfamily

Jane Lacey · PowerKids Press
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

When a child's parent remarries, that child gains a new parent, and often, new siblings. This can be a wonderful thing, but it can also come with its own unique set of challenges. This informative volume is designed to help readers navigate and learn from these challenges. Relatable...
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Miracle on Ice: How a Stunning Upset United a Country

Michael Burgan · Compass Point Books
Pages: 64
Format: Print book

The mighty Soviets were the favorites to win hockey gold at the 1980 Winter Olympics. But a team of U.S. college players had other ideas. The stunning upset of the Soviet hockey team by the young Americans has been called the greatest moment in international hockey. And to many people the victory...
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The Brain-Boosting Benefits of Gaming

Arie Kaplan · Lerner Publishing Group
Format: Print book

Has anyone ever told you gamers out there that your time would be better spent studying? Well, dont let go of that joystick just yet! Turns out, advancing to that next level of Super Mario Brothers has a similar effect on your brain as getting an A on your spelling test. Video games have...
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The Tyrant's Tomb

Rick Riordan · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

It's not easy being Apollo, especially when you've been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. On his path to restoring five ancient oracles and reclaiming his godly powers, Apollo (aka Lester Papadopoulos) has faced both triumphs and tragedies....
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K9 and Military Dogs

Holmes Parker · SportsZone
Pages: 32
Format: Paperback

This title introduces young dog lovers to K9 and military dogs, covering everything from the history of their use to conditioning, training, and the work they do. The title features informative sidebars, exciting photos, a photodiagram, and a glossary.
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Dogs

KATIE LAJINESS · BIG BUDDY BOOKS
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

This book introduces artists to basic drawing concepts and describes in step-by-step instructions how to turn simple shapes into dogs. Young readers will learn to draw a bulldog, a weiner dog, a sleepy dog, a happy dog, and a poodle. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state...
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Smokejumpers

Emma Jones · PowerKids Press
Pages: 24
Format: Print book

Smokejumpers have chosen a career that calls for them to run into places that others are told to run away from. These brave people parachute into forest fires to battle dangerous blazes. Readers discover what it takes to follow this career path through exciting text, a clear graphic organizer,...
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