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June 2014


100 things to do before you grow up
Gerry, Lisa, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Kids, [2014].
J 031.02 NAT
Presents ideas for living each day to the fullest such as becoming an explorer, volunteering in the community, learning yoga, and solving a mystery, with tips from real life adventurers and profiles of interesting jobs for kids.

This or that? : The wacky book of choices to reveal the hidden you
Boyer, Crispin, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society Childrens Books, 2014.
J 031.02 NAT
Present simple quizzes combined with informative facts and psychological insights for assisting middle school children to discover their personality traits and possible career paths.

Human body / Believe it or not!
De la Bédoyère, Camilla, author.
Orlando, Florida : Ripley Entertainment Inc., 2013.
J 031.02 RIP
Presents a collection of unusual and miscellaneous facts about the structure and functions of the human body, along with illustrations of individuals who have set world records using their body.

Wild animals
De la Bédoyère, Camilla, author.
Orlando, Florida : Ripley Entertainment Inc., 2014.
J 031.02 RIP
Presents a collection of unusual and miscellaneous facts about animals around the world, covering such topics as size, speed, camouflage, talk, migration, and predatory behavior.

Feel confident!
Meiners, Cheri J., 1957-
Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Pub. Inc., 2013.
J 179.9 MEI
Encourages readers to develop confidence in themselves, their abilities, and the choices they make by trying new things, solving problems, and making decisions.

What was Ellis Island?
Demuth, Patricia.
New York : Grossett & Dunlap / Penguin Group, c2014.
J 325.73 DEM
Describes the history of Ellis Island, a gateway for many immigrants coming to the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and details the restoration of the landmark and its reopening as a museum.

Angry birds playground rain forest : [a forest floor to treetop adventure!]
Esbaum, Jill.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Kids, [2014].
J 577.345 ESB
Follow along with your favorite Angry Birds characters as they go on an incredible adventure through the rain forest. Kids will be hooked on a wacky search-and-rescue mission to reunite the birds with their cousins from Rio who are somewhere in the dense Amazon jungle. Readers analyze and explore the most diverse ecosystem in the world as they build basic skills.

Eye to eye : how animals see the world
Jenkins, Steve, 1952- author, illustrator.
Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014].
J 591.44 JEN
Profiles a series of animals with unusual eyes and explains how such animals use their uniquely evolved eyes to gain essential information about the biological world.

Behold the beautiful dung beetle
Bardoe, Cheryl, 1971-
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c2014.
J 595.76 BAR
Presents the life and habits of the dung beetle, which obtains food, water, and shelter from the droppings of other animals.

Handle with care : an unusual butterfly journey
Burns, Loree Griffin.
Minneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, [2014].
J 595.789 BUR
Explores how caterpillars turn into butterflies through the journey of a chrysalis that originates in a butterfly farm in Costa Rica and winds up in a museum in Boston.

Mission: Lion rescue : all about lions and how to save them
Blewett, Ashlee Brown.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Kids, c2014.
J 599.757 BLE

Mission: wolf rescue : all about wolves and how to save them
Jazynka, Kitson, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014].
J 599.773 JAZ
Shares real-life adventure stories, hands-on activities, and engaging wolf facts while revealing what everyday readers can do to support wolf conservation efforts.

3D printing
O’Neill, Terence, 1984-
Ann Arbor, MI : Cherry Lake Pub, c2014.
J 681.62 ONE
“As they become more common and more powerful, 3D printers are allowing makers everywhere to bring their ideas to life. Readers will discover new processes, integrate visual information with text, and learn technical word meanings as they discover how 3D printers work and how makers are using them today. They will also learn how to create their own inventions from 3D computer models.”

How to draw Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : / step-by-step illustrations by Nino Navarra
Irvine, CA : Walter Foster Publishing, ©2013.
J 741.5 HOW

Spider-man character encyclopedia
Wallace, Daniel, 1970- author.
London, England ; New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
J 741.5 SPI
Take a closer look into the web filled world of one of the world’s favorite Super Heroes, Spider Man! Featuring detailed profiles of more than 200 of Spidey’s friends and foes, as well as tons of facts and information on the Web Slinger himself, Spider Man Character Encyclopedia will test your knowledge of the world of Spider Man. Organized alphabetically, each character profile is crammed with facts, statistics, informative annotations, and exciting original comic book art illustrated by Marvel’s leading artists. This ideal introduction to the Amazing Spider Man is perfect for the newcomer or the die hard Marvel fan, and is an excellent addition to DKs bestselling collection of Spider Man titles.

5 steps to drawing magical creatures
StJohn, Amanda, 1982-
Mankato, MN : The Child’s World, c2012.
J 743.8 STJ
Provides step-by-step instructions for drawing magical and mythical creatures, including elves, wizards, mermaids, and fairies.

So, you want to work in sports? : the ultimate guide to exploring the sports industry
Mattern, Joanne, 1963-
New York : Aladdin/Beyond Words, 2014.
J 796.023 MAT
“In the spirited fourth installment of the popular Be What You Want series, veteran children’s author Joanne Mattern shares the secret to building a career in sports. From star athlete to sportscaster, Mattern outlines the varied positions that keep the ball rolling in the sports arena. Whatever one’s skill– math, art, performance–the perfect sports job is waiting. With tips from successful athletes and professionals, inspiring biographies of young people working in sports today, games, and a huge list of resources– kids will find everything they need to get up and running in a career in sports!”

Scholastic year in sports
New York : Scholastic, 2009-
J 796.097 SCH

Baseball is..
Borden, Louise.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2014.
J 796.357 BOR
Presents a visual tribute to the history of baseball. Don’t wait for Opening Day to start your baseball season! Crack open “Baseball Is…” and revel in the fun of this all-American game! Perfect for the stats-counting superfan and the brand-new little leaguer, “Baseball Is… “captures the spirit of this cherished pastime, honoring its legendary past, and eagerly anticipating the future of the sport that is “stitched into our history.”

Get outside guide : all things adventure, exploration, and fun!
Honovich, Nancy. author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014].
J 796.5 HON
This fun-filled guide inspires kids to get out of the house and explore the great outdoors where they can discover the wonder and amazement of the world around them, whether in their backyard, across the country, or around the world. Full of fun activities, kids will learn how to make backyard bird baths, explore their local state parks, participate in an outdoor community event, and much more. Activities for every season, spring, summer, winter, and fall will be included to keep kids engaged all throughout the year. And some rainy day actitiveis will also be presented. Fun facts, lists, and sidebars supplement activities to help put information into geographic, scientific, and/ or historical context, to help kids dig deeper and learn more.

We are the goalies : the top netminders of the NHL
Jordan, Christopher, author.
Toronto, Ontario : Fenn/Tundra, 2013.
J 796.962 JOR
Detailed player biographies of each starting goalie in the National Hockey League.

The New York Rangers
Stewart, Mark, 1960 July 7.
Chicago, Illinois : Norwood House Press, [2014].
J 796.962 STE
“A revised Team Spirit Hockey edition featuring the New York Rangers that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. Includes access to the Team Spirit website which provides additional information and photos”

Outside the box
Wilson, Karma.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2014.
J 811.6 WIL
This laugh-out-loud poetry collaboration from a New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling author and a Caldecott Honor illustrator is anything but ordinary. Dive in to Karma Wilson’s latest collection of more than 100 poems-some humorous, some poignant, and all of them Outside the Box. Illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Diane Goode, Outside the Box has something for everyone. Appealing to kids and parents alike, poems such as zSick Day,y zMy Pet Robot,y zBalloonaphobia,y and zAliens Under My Bedy are sure to delight and entertain.

What was Pompeii?
O’Connor, Jim, author.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap / Penguin Group, c2014.
J 937.7 OCO
Describes the sudden eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. that buried the Roman city of Pompeii, and details how the eruption preserved the city for over one thousand years.

He has shot the president! : April 14, 1865 : the day John Wilkes Booth killed President Lincoln
Brown, Don, 1949-
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
J 973.709 BRO
Explores the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the manhunt that followed.
















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