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A Portrait in Poems: The Storied Life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas

A Portrait in Poems: The Storied Life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas

by Robillard, Evie / Kids Can Press

The stories, paintings and early twentieth-century Paris of Gertrude Stein and her partner, Alice B. Toklas, come to life in this charming and innovative picture book biography, told in clever second-person free verse.Here's an insider's tour of the fascinating lives of Gertrude Stein and her partner, Alice B. Toklas, amusingly addressed directly to the reader ("The next time you go to Paris ..."). It explores the couple's art collection, their famous writer and artist friends and even their dog, Basket. It also describes how Gertrude's book The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas was not about Alice, but was more about Gertrude herself A celebration of creativity and the…

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A Shot in the Arm!: Big Ideas That Changed the World #3

A Shot in the Arm!: Big Ideas That Changed the World #3

by Brown, Don / Amulet Books

Award-winning author Don Brown explores the history of vaccines from smallpox to COVID-19 in this installment of the Big Ideas That Changed the World series A Shot in the Arm explores the history of vaccinations and the struggle to protect people from infectious diseases, from smallpox--perhaps humankind's greatest affliction to date--to the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlighting deadly diseases such as measles, polio, rabies, cholera, and influenza, Brown tackles the science behind how our immune systems work, the discovery of bacteria, the anti-vaccination movement, and major achievements from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who popularized inoculation in England, and from scientists like Louis…

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Science Comics: Spiders: Worldwide Webs

Science Comics: Spiders: Worldwide Webs

by Howard, Tait / First Second

Surf the web with this volume of Science Comics, First Second's action-packed nonfiction graphic novel series! When a sister and brother agree to help a talking spider find her missing child, they don't realize that it will take them on a journey across the globe! Along the way they'll meet spiders who live in every environment imaginable, from their own backyard to the Australian Outback. Although they seem scary at first, once you learn why spiders have gotten such a bad reputation you'll see that they are actually here to…

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Wild Vet Adventures: Saving Animals Around the World with Dr. Gabby Wild

Wild Vet Adventures: Saving Animals Around the World with Dr. Gabby Wild

by Wild, Gabby / National Geographic Kids

Travel the continents to meet some of Earth's most incredible critters through the eyes of a windblown, adventurous wildlife veterinarian. Join Dr. Gabby Wild as she performs dental work on a jaguar (and what happens when he starts to wake up too soon ), teaches a baby bird to fend for itself, and gives a chimp a checkup. Learn about animal anatomy and behaviors, diets, families, and the dangers they face in the wild. Get up close--and we do mean CLOSE--to more than 80 animals that are both familiar and not so familiar, including regal lions, playful pandas, fearsome Gila monsters, and creepy tarantulas. Examine world maps to learn about amphibians, wild cats, and primates across the…

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We Got Game!: 35 Female Athletes Who Changed the World

We Got Game!: 35 Female Athletes Who Changed the World

by Weintraub, Aileen / Running Press Kids

Inspire kids to be their best selves and get involved in social change with this stunning anthology about thirty-five amazing women in sports around the world and throughout history. Do you play sports? Maybe you dream about scoring a goal on the soccer field or hitting a home run in baseball. Perhaps you're thinking about trying a new sport, but you're still not sure. In We Got Game you'll meet thirty-five female athletes who played hard, broke records, and inspired girls around the world. Some of these athletes have retired. Others are still competing. But they have one thing in common: they all got game You'll read about the first woman horse jockey to compete in…

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Wow in the World: The How and Wow of the Human Body: From Your Tongue to Your Toes and All the Guts in Between

Wow in the World: The How and Wow of the Human Body: From Your Tongue to Your Toes and All the Guts in Between

by Thomas, Mindy / Clarion Books

A #1 New York Times Bestseller! Based on their #1 kids podcast, Wow in the World, hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz take readers on a hilarious, fact-filled, and highly illustrated journey through the human body--covering everything from our toes to our tongues to our brains and our lungs! WHY in the world do I have a belly button? And WHAT in the world does it do? WHEN in the world will my nose stop growing? And HOW in the world does my pee keep flowing? The human body is a fascinating piece of machinery. It's full of mystery, and wonder, and WOW. And it turns out, every single human on the planet has one! Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz, hosts of the mega-popular Wow in the World…

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There's No Ham in Hamburgers: Facts and Folklore about Our Favorite Foods

There's No Ham in Hamburgers: Facts and Folklore about Our Favorite Foods

by Zachman, Kim / Running Press Kids

From hot dogs and hamburgers to ice cream and pizza, this fascinating book is full of fun facts and stories of the origins of some of America's most popular foods. Why is there no ham in hamburgers? How did we make ice cream before we could make ice? How did hot dogs get their name? From the origins of pizza (which got a big boost from Clarence Birdseye, of all people) to the Cornell professor who invented chicken fingers, There's No Ham in Hamburgers has all the ingredients for an entertaining and educational middle-grade read. Packed with informative sidebars, recipes, and experiments, along with fabulously funny illustrations by Peter Donnelly, this book is a reading recipe…

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A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games

A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games

by Alexander, Lori / Clarion Books

Telling the inspiring human story behind the creation of the Paralympics, this young readers biography artfully combines archival photos, full-color illustrations, and a riveting narrative to honor the life of Ludwig Guttmann, whose work profoundly changed so many lives. Dedicating his life to helping patients labeled "incurables," Ludwig Guttmann fought for the rights of paraplegics to live a full life. The young doctor believed--and eventually proved--that physical movement is key to healing, a discovery that led him to create the first Paralympic Games. Told with moving text and lively illustrations, and featuring the life stories of athletes from the Paralympic Games Ludwig helped…

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Queen of the Nile (Cleopatra in Space #6)

Queen of the Nile (Cleopatra in Space #6)

by Maihack, Mike / Graphix

The extraordinary conclusion to Mike Maihack's thrilling graphic novel series starring a young Cleopatra and her adventures in space. Now an animated TV series streaming on Hulu and Peacock!The time has come for Cleo to fulfill the ancient prophecy that declares her a savior and a hero, a prophecy she still struggles to accept. Cleo is joined by old and new friends as they fight to defend the galaxy she's come to call home against the evil Xaius Octavian. The Queen of the Nile must summon the strength to face down her enemy one last time, and keep her friends -- and herself --…

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Kyle's Little Sister

Kyle's Little Sister

by Jeong, Bonhyung / Jy

My name is Grace, not "Kyle's little sister " Having a good-looking, friendly, outgoing older brother sucks--especially when you're the total opposite, someone who likes staying home and playing video games. Your parents like him better (even if they deny it ), and everyone calls you "Kyle's little sister" while looking disappointed that you're not more like him. I was really hoping I'd get to go to a different middle school, but no such luck. At least I have my friends...until he finds a way to ruin that, too... Argh What do I have to do to get out of his shadow?…

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Untwisted (Twinchantment Series #2)

Untwisted (Twinchantment Series #2)

by Allen, Elise / Disney-Hyperion

Double the adventure, double the twists, and double the sisterhood Sara leaned closer to Flissa and Loriah. Why does everyone here say 'princess' like it's a bad word?Princesses Sara and Flissa have made a triumphant return from the Twists and are excited to attend Maldevon Academy, the first school for both magical and non-magical students. Flissa hopes to join the school's hoodle team, and Sara can't wait to meet new people and stretch her magical abilities. But the twins soon discover not everyone is happy with the newly unified kingdom of Kaloon, and that while unification has gained the royal family a few fans, it has also created new enemies.Strange happenings…

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Untwisted (Twinchantment Series #2)

Untwisted (Twinchantment Series #2)

by Allen, Elise / Disney-Hyperion

Double the adventure, double the twists, and double the sisterhood Sara leaned closer to Flissa and Loriah. Why does everyone here say 'princess' like it's a bad word?Princesses Sara and Flissa have made a triumphant return from the Twists and are excited to attend Maldevon Academy, the first school for both magical and non-magical students. Flissa hopes to join the school's hoodle team, and Sara can't wait to meet new people and stretch her magical abilities. But the twins soon discover not everyone is happy with the newly unified kingdom of Kaloon, and that while unification has gained the royal family a few fans, it has also created new enemies.Strange happenings…

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