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Philanthroparties!: A Party-Planning Guide for Kids Who Want to Give Back

Philanthroparties!: A Party-Planning Guide for Kids Who Want to Give Back

by Cerone, Lulu / Aladdin Paperbacks

Why just party when you can party with a purpose? Seventeen-year-old Lulu Cerone shows teens how to bring social activism into their daily lives--and have fun while doing it--with this colorful DIY party planning guide perfect for every socially conscious kid PhilanthroParties are "parties with a purpose." In 2010, then ten-year-old Lulu Cerone was deeply affected by the earthquake in Haiti. She set out to raise money for Haitian relief by selling lemonade, but she upped the ante on the classic lemonade stand: she got her entire class to participate, boys against girls. Their lemonade "war" raised $4,000 Now seventeen, Lulu is bringing her message of social activism to kids and teens…

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Higher, Steeper, Faster: The Daredevils Who Conquered the Skies

Higher, Steeper, Faster: The Daredevils Who Conquered the Skies

by Goldstone, Lawrence / Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Discover the daring aviation pioneers who made the dream of powered flight a reality, forever changing the course of history. Aviator Lincoln Beachey broke countless records: he looped-the-loop, flew upside down and in corkscrews, and was the first to pull his aircraft out of what was a typically fatal tailspin. As Beachey and other aviators took to the skies in death-defying acts in the early twentieth century, these innovative daredevils not only wowed crowds, but also redefined the frontiers of powered flight. Higher, Steeper, Faster takes readers inside the world of the brave men and women who popularized flying through their deadly stunts and paved the way for modern aviation. With…

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de-Extinction: The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life

de-Extinction: The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life

by Hirsch, Rebecca / Twenty-First Century Books (CT)

In the twenty-first century, because of climate change and other human activities, many animal species have become extinct, and many others are at risk of extinction. Once they are gone, we cannot bring them back--or can we? With techniques such as cloning, scientists want to reverse extinction and return lost species to the wild. Some scientists want to create clones of recently extinct animals, while others want to make new hybrid animals. Many people are opposed to de-extinction. Some critics say that the work diverts attention from efforts to save species that are endangered. Others say that de-extinction amounts to scientists "playing God." Explore the pros and cons of de-extinction…

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Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush

Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush

by Lourie, Peter / Henry Holt & Company

Here is a compelling middle grade nonfiction tale of how one classic writer drew upon a rugged life of adventure to create works of literature, punctuated by stunning black-and-white art by Wendell Minor and illustrative photographic material.Swept up in the Gold Rush of 1897, young Jack London headed north to strike it rich in the Klondike and discovered something more precious than gold--the seeds of the stories that would flower into his classic novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang, and timeless short stories such as "To Build A Fire." This gripping tale follows London as he treks up the ruthless Chilkoot Trail, braves the lethal Whitehorse Rapids, survives a bad case of scurvy,…

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A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves Who Made Us Human

A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves Who Made Us Human

by Frydenborg, Kay / Houghton Mifflin

We know dogs are our best animal friends, but have you ever thought about what that might mean? Fossils show we've shared our work and homes with dogs for tens of thousands of years. Now there's growing evidence that we influenced dogs' evolution--and they, in turn, changed ours. Even more than our closest relatives, the apes, dogs are the species with whom we communicate best. Combining history, paleontology, biology, and cutting-edge medical science, Kay Frydenborg paints a picture of how two different species became deeply entwined--and how we coevolved into the species we are…

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Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt

Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt

by Carson, Mary Kay / Houghton Mifflin

In July of 2015 a robotic spacecraft reached Pluto after a nine-and-half-year journey. New Horizons is the first spacecraft mission to Pluto and revealed its five moons as never before seen. Images from the mission show a reddish surface covered in ice-water mountains, moving glaciers, and hints of possible ice volcanoes and an underground ocean. Pluto is geologically alive and changing This addition to the Scientists in the Field series goes where no person or spacecraft has ever gone before. Follow along with the team of scientists as they build New Horizons, fly it across the solar system, and make new discoveries about a world three billion miles…

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Runny Babbit Returns

Runny Babbit Returns

by Silverstein, Shel / HarperCollins

This collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings features the playful Runny Babbit and many other favorite characters who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own. This carefully compiled work from the Silverstein archives is filled with spoonerism poems that are both playful and poignant.…

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Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls

Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls

by Bolden, Tonya / Abrams Books for Young Readers

Over the centuries, untold numbers of black men and women in America have achieved great things against the odds. Pathfinders is a collective biography of sixteen diverse American men and women of African descent who made their mark on American history in the 18th to 20th centuries. People who dared to dream, take risks, and create goals not only for themselves, but for others and the betterment of their society, too. Award-winning author Tonya Bolden offers an insightful look at these figures, from Venture Smith, who bought his freedom; to Sadie Alexander, who contributed to the Civil Rights movement in the United States; to Katherine Johnson, who helped the United States land on the moon.…

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The Hidden Life of a Toad

The Hidden Life of a Toad

by Wechsler, Doug / Charlesbridge Publishing

In jaw-dropping photos, Doug Wechsler captures the life cycle of the American toad from egg to tadpole to adult. To get these images, Wechsler sat in a pond wearing waders, went out night after night in search of toads, and cut his own glass to make a home aquarium. The resulting photos reveal metamorphosis in extreme close-up as readers have never seen it before. Budding naturalists will be transfixed by this unprecedented peek into the secrets of tadpole transformation. Demystifying A book that encourages observation and conservation and may start some young biologists off on their own lifelong quests to understand animals -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review A fascinating look at toad…

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Let's Estimate: A Book about Estimating and Rounding Numbers

Let's Estimate: A Book about Estimating and Rounding Numbers

by Adler, David a. / Holiday House

How much pizza do you need for a dinosaur party? If you don't know exactly, you have to estimate This lively introduction to the mathematical concept of estimation is straightforward and fun. David A. Adler explains what an estimate is and the difference between estimating and rounding. Edward Miller's colorful and energetic artwork offers the perfect accompaniment to a concise, engaging text. Filled with simple examples and explanations, Let's Estimate will have kids estimating like pros…

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Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist

Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist

by Wood, Susan / Charlesbridge Publishing

Juan Garcia Esquivel was born in Mexico and grew up to the sounds of mariachi bands. He loved music and became a musical explorer. Defying convention, he created music that made people laugh and planted images in their minds. Juan's space-age lounge music--popular in the fifties and sixties--has found a new generation of listeners. And Duncan Tonatiuh's fresh and quirky illustrations bring Esquivel's spirit to…

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Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World

Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World

by Lawlor, Laurie / Holiday House

"Inspiring profiles of six 20th-century trailblazers."--Kirkus Reviews Super Women celebrates the scientific as well as the social significance of six incredible women who broke new ground with their research, busted through glass ceilings with their careers, and advanced humanity's understanding of our world in the process. These amazing women defied prejudice to succeed in the sciences using genius, ambition, and perseverance: Katherine Coleman Johnson, a mathematician who calculated trajectories for NASA flights and is one of the women showcased in the award-winning feature film, Hidden Figures Eugenie Clark, an ichthyologist who swam with sharks Marie Tharp, a…

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The Language of Angels: The Reinvention of Hebrew

The Language of Angels: The Reinvention of Hebrew

by Michelson, Richard / Charlesbridge Publishing

In 1885, few Jews in Israel used the holy language of their ancestors, and Hebrew was in danger of being lost--until Ben Zion and his father got involved. Through the help of his father and a community of children, Ben modernized the ancient language, creating a lexicon of new, modern words to bring Hebrew back into common usage. Historically influenced dialogue, engaging characters, and colorful art offer a linguistic journey about how language develops and how one person's perseverance can make a real difference. Influenced by illuminated manuscripts, Karla Gudeon's illustrations bring Ben Zion--and the rebirth of Hebrew--to life. A compelling emotional journey --…

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Motor Girls: How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly Into the Twentieth Century

Motor Girls: How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly Into the Twentieth Century

by Macy, Sue / National Geographic Society

Come along for a joy ride in this enthralling tribute to the daring women - Motor Girls, as they were called at the turn of the century - who got behind the wheel of the first cars and paved the way for change. The automobile has always symbolized freedom, and in this book we meet the first generation of female motorists who drove cars for fun, profit, and to make a statement about the evolving role of women. From the advent of the auto in the 1890s to the 1920s when the breaking down of barriers for women was in full swing, readers will be delighted to see historical photos, art, and artifacts and to discover the many ways these progressive females influenced fashion, the economy,…

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The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin

by Mosca, Julia Finley / Innovation Press

NSTA Best STEM Books for K-12 SelectionNSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books SelectionDolly Gray Children's Literature Award RecipientA Mighty Girl Book of the Year If you've ever felt different, if you've ever been low, if you don't quite fit in, there's a name you should know... Meet Dr. Temple Grandin--one of the world's quirkiest science heroes When young Temple was diagnosed with autism, no one expected her to talk, let alone become one of the most powerful voices in modern science. Yet, the determined visual thinker did just that. Her unique mind allowed her to connect with animals in a special way, helping her invent groundbreaking improvements for…

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Plants vs. Meats: The Health, History, and Ethics of What We Eat

Plants vs. Meats: The Health, History, and Ethics of What We Eat

by Hughes, Meredith Sayles / Twenty-First Century Books (CT)

No one can live without food, but what you eat is a personal decision. Today many people are examining nutritional advice and choosing to eat more vegetables and fruits and less meat. But is all meat bad for you? What does the science say? People also make food choices for ethical and religious reasons. Some vegetarians and vegans avoid meat because they believe killing animals is wrong. Other people shun meat from factory farms. Recently, more people are seeking out foods grown locally and organically. What do you choose to eat and why? This book will help you make decisions to support your…

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