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Albert Einstein : a curious mind

Albert Einstein : a curious mind

Albee, Sarah, author
2020

Complemented by photographic historical back matter, a leveled-reader introduction to the life of Albert Einstein explains how his innovative thinking paved the way for many world-shaping discoveries and inventions.

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Amari and the night brothers

Amari and the night brothers

Alston, B. B., author.
2021

Thirteen-year-old Amari, a poor Black girl from the projects, gets an invitation from her missing brother to join the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs and join in the fight against an evil magician.

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Are unicorns real?

Are unicorns real?

Clarke, Ginjer L., author.
2021

Readers learn about the history of unicorns.

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The barf of the bedazzler

The barf of the bedazzler

Reynolds, Aaron, 1970-
2021

After crushing their very first quest, young adventurers Pan, Moxie, and Fart are hungry for their next challenge. Luckily, the Great and Powerful Kevin has cooked up something for the trio: Locate a bedazzler--a rare and monstrous creature of truly horrific power--and bring back . . . its barf.

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The best friend plan

The best friend plan

Calmenson, Stephanie, author
2020

From Stephanie Calmenson and Magic School Bus author Joanna Cole comes the first story about the adventures of Allie and Amy, two friends who have a true-blue friendship in this silly, fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book that's perfect for emerging readers! Best, best, best friends Amy and Allie do absolutely everything together. And this summer they have made a list of activities that they will do each and every day. But then Allie learns she's being sent to sleep-away camp and all their plans are ruined! How will these BFFs ever make it through the summer?

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The Bone Eater

The Bone Eater

Chan, Marty, author
2013


Cece loves science : push and pull

Cece loves science : push and pull

Derting, Kimberly, author
2020

Cece and her friend Isaac conduct an experiment using the forces of push and pull to deliver a treat to Cece's dog, Einstein. Includes glossary and activities using the forces of push and pull.

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Colors

Colors

Dudziuk, Kasia, author.
2020

"Little children will love exploring the world of colors with this delightfully illustrated book"--Page [4] of cover.

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Cracking the case of the missing egg

Cracking the case of the missing egg

Dumais, Sandra, 1977- author
2020

A peaceful day on the farm turns to panic when Hen discovers her egg has been stolen! The only one who can crack the case? Billiam Van Hoof, the world's number one goat detective (at least, that's what he calls himself). As Van Hoof questions the animals and collects clues--a piece of eggshell, a yellow feather, and some tiny footprints--the answer to the mystery becomes obvious to everyone except the bumbling inspector. Readers will enjoy piecing together the clues long before the hapless goat detective and will laugh along with his ridiculous conclusions.

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CRISPR : a powerful way to change DNA

CRISPR : a powerful way to change DNA

Ridge, Yolanda, 1973-
2020

We can change the world with genetic modification--but should we? CRISPR stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats. If it sounds complicated, it is--but it's also one of the most powerful ways we can shape the future. And it's poised to completely upend the way we think about science. Author Yolanda Ridge tackles this topic in a friendly and accessible tone, with two introductory chapters covering the basics of DNA and genetic modification before taking readers through the ways that this ground-breaking science could affect them by potentially: - eliminating diseases like malaria and cancer, - improving the stability of our food supply, and - helping to manage conservation efforts for threatened animals and environments. But all of these possible advancements come with risks, the biggest being that the consequences are unknown. Chapters end with 'Stop, Go, Yield' sections encouraging readers to consider the pros and cons of using CRISPR. 'Cutting Questions' give readers the opportunity to further reflect on the ethics of the science. CRISPR is a game changer. This important book, with detailed scientific illustrations, brings much needed clarity to a topic that will affect readers for generations to come.

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The diamond mistake mystery

The diamond mistake mystery

McNicoll, Sylvia, 1954-
2019

Dogwalker Stephen Noble has been recruited to walk his five-year-old reading buddy, Pearl Lebel, to and from school while her mother is away and her father is ill. He's sure that this will be easier than walking canine clients Ping and Pong until Pearl locks herself in the house, runs away from home, and loses her family's rare pink diamond ring.

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Do lizards eat ice cream? : how animals beat the heat

Do lizards eat ice cream? : how animals beat the heat

Kaner, Etta.
2020

Do koalas run through sprinklers? Do ants sit in front of air conditioners? No! But in ultra-hot weather, animals and humans alike have adopted creative ways of beating the heat. From lizards that dance to keep their feet cool, to elephants that use their ears like fans, this funny and informative book reveals how animals adapt to survive warm weather.

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Echo Mountain

Echo Mountain

Wolk, Lauren, 1956- author
2020

When twelve-year-old Ellie and her family lose livelihood and move to a mountain cabin in 1934, she quickly learns to be an outdoors woman and, when needed, a healer.

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Great big world of science

Great big world of science

Nye, Bill, author
2020

Science educator, TV host, and New York Times-bestselling author Bill Nye is on a mission to help kids understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Featuring a range of subjects-physics, chemistry, geology, biology, astronomy, global warming, and more-this profusely illustrated book covers the basic principles of each science, key discoveries, recent revolutionary advances and the problems that science still needs to solve for our Earth. Nye and coauthor Gregory Mone present the most difficult theories and facts in an easy-to-comprehend, humorous way. They interviewed numerous specialists from around the world, in each of the fields discussed, whose insights are included throughout. Also included are experiments kids can do themselves to bring science to life!

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Guy talk : the ultimate body book for boys

Guy talk : the ultimate body book for boys

2021

"Must-have advice for navigating adolescence"--Cover.

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How to build an orchestra

How to build an orchestra

Auld, Mary, author
2020

Follows a conductor who is auditioning each instrument for his orchestra, building to a performance of two pieces of classical music. With links to downloadable music, ... pictograms of a full-size symphony orchestra, and information on all of the instruments and music featured.

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How to solve a problem : the rise (and falls) of a rock-climbing champion

How to solve a problem : the rise (and falls) of a rock-climbing champion

Shiraishi, Ashima, author
2020

Describes rock-climber Ashima solving a complex problem in terms of rock climbing, which may include false starts, breaking the challenge into smaller parts, and always being thoughtful and persistent.

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I am, I can : 365 affirmations for kids

I am, I can : 365 affirmations for kids

Kinder, Wynne, author
2020

"I am strong. I am brave. I can handle anything. Using the power of positive thinking, children can build their self-esteem and resilience by focusing on what matters to them and remembering to champion themselves"--Publisher marketing.

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I wish I was a flamingo

I wish I was a flamingo

Bové, Jennifer, 1973-, author
2021

What if you wished you were a flamingo and then you became one? Could you eat like a flamingo? Talk like a flamingo? Grow up in a flamingo family? And would you want to? Find out!

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Let's fix up the house

Let's fix up the house

Pizzo, Robert, author
2020

What's on the to-do list? Building, repairing, and improving are great ways to learn valuable skills and responsibility. Did you know that each task needs the right tool for the job? Join the home improvement movement with fun and simple illustrations that teach the basics and instill a sense of pride in a job well done.

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Little Miss Stoneybrook...and Dawn

Little Miss Stoneybrook...and Dawn

Martin, Ann M., 1955- author.
2021

Dawn's a little jealous when there's a formal ceremony to welcome Jessi and Mallory into the Baby-sitters Club. Don't people know that Dawn's a special baby-sitter too? Then it's Dawn's turn to shine. Mrs. Pike wants Dawn to help prepare Margo and Claire for the Little Miss Stoneybrook contest. So what if Margo's only talent is peeling a banana with her feet? Dawn's going to help her charges win that contest any way she can. The only trouble is...Kristy, Mary Anne, and Claudia and helping Karen, Myriah, and Charlotte enter the contest, too. And nobody's sure where the competition is fiercer: at the pageant -- or at the Baby-sitters Club! The best friends you'll ever have!

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Mix and measure

Mix and measure

Derting, Kimberly, author.
2021

"Libby hosts a puppy party for her friends and their dogs. With the help of her friend Rosa and little brother, Libby decorates, stuffs goody bags and bakes delicious cupcakes. But when they realize they've forgotten an important ingredient, they use science to solve the problem just in the nick of time"-- Provided by publisher.

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Music

Music

McDonald, Jill (Jill McDonald-Gomez)
2021

Every young child loves to listen to music, bang on drums, and pound the keys of a piano. Now here's a Hello, World board book that can teach babies and toddlers all about musical instruments and the sounds they make--with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts.

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No girls allowed : inspired by the true story of a girl who fought for her right to play

No girls allowed : inspired by the true story of a girl who fought for her right to play

Sampson, Natalie Corbett, 1976- author
2019

It's 1977, and 10-year-old Tina couldn't be happier about her life. Not because she just moved to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, but because she's finally old enough to make her dream come true: she can play on a real hockey team. But when she tries to join the league, she learns that girls aren't allowed to play on the boys' team -- and there's no team for girls. Despite jeers from classmates and cruelty from some of the town's adults, Tina is determined to play. She wants it more than anything. With the help of her family, Tina takes her fight to the Human Rights Commission. From facing down angry coaches to testifying on the stand, Tina does everything for one big goal: to play real hockey.

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Our future : how kids are taking action

Our future : how kids are taking action

Wilson, Janet, 1952- author, illustrator.
2019

"This picture book written and illustrated by Janet Wilson features 10 children who are social, political, and environmental activists from around the world who are making a difference in their communities, and countries. The children are concrete examples for other kids, to show that you're never too young to mitigate change. From racism to cyber bullying, from gun violence to animal protection, they don't let their youth stop them from being heard. In addition to Our Future, Janet Wilson has three other similar books about empowering kids called Our Earth, Our Heroes, and Our Rights."-- Provided by publisher.

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