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Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean

Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean

by Sheinkin, Steve / Roaring Brook Press

WARNING: DO NOT BELIEVE THE STORY YOU'RE ABOUT TO READ.Well, you can believe some of it. There is some real history. But also hijinks. Time travel. And famous figures setting off on adventures that definitely never happened--till now. Time is getting twisted, and it's up to two kids to straighten things out.Abraham Lincoln may have returned to history books, but other historical figures saw what he did--and now they know they can escape from their times, too. When Abigail Adams decides there's more to life than doing chores in the White House, she joins a crew of Caribbean pirates Can siblings Abby and Doc set history straight? Or will they be the ones who need to be…

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Friendship S.O.S.

Friendship S.O.S.

by Costain, Meredith / Kane Miller

Ella is going on a cruise! It’s going to be amazing, and best of all, her BFF Zoe is coming too! But when a friendship catastrophe strikes, Ella’s perfect vacation looks…

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Aru Shah and the Song of Death

Aru Shah and the Song of Death

by Chokshi, Roshani / Rick Riordan Presents

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents best-selling author Roshani Chokshi and her sequel to Aru Shah and the End of Time. Aru is only just getting the hang of this whole Pandava thing when the Otherworld goes into full panic mode. The god of love's bow and arrow have gone missing, and the thief isn't playing Cupid. Instead, they're turning people into heartless fighting-machine zombies. If that weren't bad enough, somehow Aru gets framed as the thief. If she doesn't find the arrow by the next full moon, she'll be kicked out of the Otherworld. For good. But, for better or worse, she won't be going it alone. Along with her soul-sister, Mini, Aru will…

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Leaf Litter Critters

Leaf Litter Critters

by Bulion, Leslie / Peachtree Publishing Company

Have fun on this poetic tour through the leaf litter layer and dig into the fascinating facts about the tiny critters who live there. Nineteen poems in a variety of verse forms with accompanying science notes take readers on a decomposer safari through the "brown food web," from bacteria through tardigrades and on to rove beetle predators with other busy recyclers in-between. Glossary, hands-on investigations, and resources are included in the back…

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History of Science in 100 Pictures

History of Science in 100 Pictures

by Wheatley, Abigail / EDC Publishing

Find out about the key advances in science through 100 amazing pictures. Discover how scientists invented of the smallest particles and sent people to the moon and how ground-breaking scientific theories changed our world again and…

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100 Things to Know About Numbers, Computers and Coding

100 Things to Know About Numbers, Computers and Coding

by Frith, Alex / EDC Publishing

An eye-catching information book filled with one hundred interesting facts to learn about numbers, computers and…

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Marvel Studios Character Encyclopedia

Marvel Studios Character Encyclopedia

by DK / DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

The essential guide to the heroes and villains of the Marvel studios movies Learn the facts, figures, super-powers and origins of your favourite characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). From the Avengers and Ant-Man to Black Panther and Doctor Strange, this book spans over a decade of action-packed Marvel Studios movie releases. Filled with interesting facts and key information, whether your favourite hero is Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, the Wasp, Iron Man or Gamora, you'll be able to find out all about their story, super-powers, weapons, and much more. It isn't all heroes though; this book includes powerful villains and their followers, sinister spies, brave…

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George Washington Carver for Kids: His Life and Discoveries, with 21 Activities

George Washington Carver for Kids: His Life and Discoveries, with 21 Activities

by Thomas, Peggy / Chicago Review Press

George Washington Carver was a scientist, educator, artist, inventor, and humanitarian. Born into slavery during the Civil War, he later pursued an education and would become the first black graduate from Iowa Agricultural College. Carver then took a teaching position at the Tuskegee Institute, founded by Booker T. Washington. There, Carver taught poor Southern farmers how to nourish the soil, conserve resources, and feed their families. He also developed hundreds of new products from the sweet potato, peanut, and other crops, and his discoveries gained him a place in the national spotlight. George Washington Carver for Kids tells the inspiring story of this remarkable American. It…

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Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

by Hood, Susan / HarperCollins

"Each poem and illustration shines with a personality all its own." --Shelf Awareness (starred review)"This book has definitely made an impact on my life." --Kitt Shapiro, daughter of Eartha KittFresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women--each paired with a noteworthy female artist--to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers.From the award-winning author of Ada's Violin, Susan Hood, this is a poetic and visual celebration of persistent women throughout history. In this book of poems, you will find Mary Anning, who was just thirteen when she unearthed a prehistoric fossil. You'll meet Ruby Bridges,…

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Home Sweet Neighborhood: Transforming Cities One Block at a Time

Home Sweet Neighborhood: Transforming Cities One Block at a Time

by Mulder, Michelle / Orca Book Publishers

Picture a busy avenue. Now plant trees along the boulevard, paint a mural by the empty lot, and add a community garden. Set up benches along the sidewalks and make space for kids' chalk drawings, and you've set the scene for a thriving community. Placemaking--personalizing public and semi-private spaces like front yards--is a growing trend in cities and suburbs around the world, drawing people out of their homes and into conversation with one another. Kids are natural placemakers, building tree forts, drawing on sidewalks and setting up lemonade stands, but people of all ages can enjoy creative placemaking activities. From Dutch families who drag couches and tables onto sidewalks…

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Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet

Just Right: Searching for the Goldilocks Planet

by Manley, Curtis / Roaring Brook Press

Do you wonder if humansare the only beings who wonderif they are alone in the universe?Our sun is a star.In the night sky are all kinds of stars, and orbiting those starsare planets like the ones in our own solar system.Could those planets have lifelike we do on Earth?Planet Earth is not too big, not too small, not too hot, and not too cold. It's just right.Our very own Goldilocks planet . . . .Follow a young girlas she explores these questionsin this gorgeous book about the wondrous searchfor another Goldilocks…

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Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile

Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile

by Glenn, Sharlee / Abrams Books for Young Readers

If you can't bring the man to the books, bring the books to the man. Mary Lemist Titcomb (1852-1932) was always looking for ways to improve her library. As librarian at the Washington County Free Library in Maryland, Titcomb was concerned that the library was not reaching all the people it could. She was determined that everyone should have access to the library--not just adults and those who lived in town. Realizing its limitations and inability to reach the county's 25,000 rural residents, including farmers and their families, Titcomb set about to change the library system forever with the introduction of book-deposit stations throughout the country, a children's room in…

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So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom

So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom

by Schmidt, Gary D. / Roaring Brook Press

From celebrated author Gary D. Schmidt comes a picture book biography of a giant in the struggle for civil rights, perfectly pitched for readers today.Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind and a vision that knew no bounds. So Tall Within traces her life from her painful childhood through her remarkable emancipation to her incredible leadership in the movement for rights for both women and African Americans. Her story is told with lyricism and pathos by Gary D. Schmidt, one of the most celebrated writers for children in the twenty-first century, and brought to life by award winning and fine artist Daniel Minter. This combination of talent is just right for introducing…

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Phrases of the Moon

Phrases of the Moon

by Lewis, J. Patrick / Creative Editions

In this ode to the moon, musical text weaves stories people have told for centuries with impressions we all might have had about this enigmatic but constant celestial orb. Enhanced by luminous illustrations, this magnificent picture book collection of original poems, retold myths, and facts about the moon glows with magic and…

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Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist

Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist

by Acevedo, Sylvia / Clarion Books

The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.A meningitis outbreak in their underprivileged neighborhood left Sylvia Acevedo's family forever altered. As she struggled in the aftermath of loss, young Sylvia's life transformed when she joined the Brownies. The Girl Scouts taught her how to take control of her world and nourished her love of numbers and science. With new confidence, Sylvia navigated shifting cultural expectations at school and at home, forging her own trail to become one of the first Latinx to graduate with a…

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