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Art play!

Art play!

Donnelly, Meredith Magee.
2020

"Each project includes bright pictures for pre-readers and kid-friendly prompts - plus instructions geared toward grownups, with useful set-up tips, questions to ask, and ideas for encouraging children to get the most from each activity"-- Provided by publisher.

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Breaking the ice : the true story of the first woman to play in the National Hockey League

Breaking the ice : the true story of the first woman to play in the National Hockey League

Bullaro, Angie, author
2020

"A picture book biography of Manon Rhaeaume, a groundbreaking hockey player who became the first woman to play in the National Hockey League."-- Provided by publisher.

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The complete DIY cookbook for young chefs.

The complete DIY cookbook for young chefs.

2020

Ever wondered how ketchup is made? How do you bake the most-awesome-ever cheese crackers (fish-shaped, of course)? Can you really make homemade butter in 10 minutes? The third title in this bestselling series of complete cookbooks for young chefs goes back to basics to make many of today's store-bought staples better from scratch. Easy recipes ranging from pancake mix to homemade Sriracha sauce will make kids kitchen heroes, one DIY project at a time.

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Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Bissonette, Aimée, author
2020

We can fly straight up or down, backwards or forwards, stop and hover, make hairpin turns--at top speed or in slow motion. And we've been on Earth for around 300 million years. Strong graphic art and rhythmic text packed with interesting facts to capture imaginations.

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Great big world of science

Great big world of science

Nye, Bill, author
2020

The must-have, everything-you-need-to-know science book from every kid's favorite science educator, Bill Nye.

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Hard-boiled bugs for breakfast : and other tasty poems

Hard-boiled bugs for breakfast : and other tasty poems

Prelutsky, Jack.
2021

"More than 100 funny new poems from Jack Prelutsky, the nation's first children's poet laureate, in a wide array of poetic forms, from haiku to concrete poems and everything in between, and hilariously illustrated in black-and-white on every page"-- Provided by publisher.

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A last goodbye

A last goodbye

Kelsey, Elin, author
2020

This book explores the death of a loved one through the parallel experiences of other species of animals, similar to Elin's treatment of nature in You Are Stardust and problem-solving in Wild Ideas. As with Elin's previous picture books, A Last Goodbye will combine simple, poetic text with a "big idea"--in this case, the idea that death is a natural part of our lives and that many species experience sadness and mourning when their loved ones are sick and dying. From elephants to whales, parrots to bonobos, and lemurs to humans, we all have rituals to commemorate our loved ones and to lift each other up in difficult times. The book ends on a hopeful note, showing how we live on not only in memories, but also on the planet, our bodies nourishing new life in the Earth and the oceans. At once sad and uplifting, this meaningful book celebrates human and animal life.

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LEGO® with dad : creatively awesome brick projects for parents and kids to build together

LEGO® with dad : creatively awesome brick projects for parents and kids to build together

Nash, Warren, author.
2020

A guide to utilizing the supplies you have to make fun, creative projects. Includes instructions and step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects.

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Life in a frozen world : wildlife of Antarctica

Life in a frozen world : wildlife of Antarctica

Batten, Mary, author
2020

"Even in the intensely cold, windy, and dry environment of Antarctica, a wide variety of wildlife--from the massive swarms of krill in the Southern Ocean to the throngs of penguins on its icy shores-- find ways to thrive. Some species of Antarctic fishes make a natural antifreeze that prevents their blood from freezing solid, and although no trees grow on Antarctica, a forest of giant seaweed flourishes under the sea. Antarctica's creatures are exquisitely adapted to their extreme habitat, but can they survive warmer waters and atmosphere? Scientists are racing to find out."--Amazon.com.

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Meet Willie O'Ree

Meet Willie O'Ree

MacLeod, Elizabeth, author
2020

"Meet Willie O'Ree -- the first Black hockey player to play in the NHL. He blazed a trail for diversity on and off the ice! O'Ree was often subjected to racism, bigotry and name-calling. He was blind in one eye -- something he had to keep secret or he'd never play in the NHL. But thanks to his relentless positivity, perseverance and love of the game, Willie's time with the Bruins is only the beginning of his achievements in hockey.

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Monuments of India

Monuments of India

2020

"Find out about India's fascinating history and amazing architecture in DK findout! Monuments of India. The book will teach children about the rise and fall of significant kingdoms, and how this affected changes in architectural styles. Learn about the site of the Buddha's Enlightenment, richly decorated temples and mosques, the intricate details of the forts and palaces that flourished under the Mughals and the Rajputs, and more."--Amazon.

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Philosophy : a visual encyclopedia

Philosophy : a visual encyclopedia

Fletcher, Robert, 1983- author.
2020

Thousands of years ago, ancient philosophers asked some important questions: "What is real?", "What is the point of my existence?", "Why is there evil in the world?", and "What can I know?" These questions have gone on to spark passionate debates about our existence and how we understand the world around us. In this engaging and accessible introduction to philosophy, readers aged 11+ will be introduced to a variety of philosophical ideas through the teachings of Plato, Confucius, Simone de Beauvoir, and many more. Vibrant, reader-friendly illustrations bring the history of ideas and thinking to life, and provide topics for reflection and debate. With biographies of the most influential philosophers from around the world, young readers will explore the questions that have been fundamental to the development of scientific study, logical thinking, religious beliefs, freedom in society, and much more. Thought experiments peppered throughout will help to connect readers with the theories presented so they can apply them to their own lives.

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The science of the coronavirus

The science of the coronavirus

Gilles, Renae, author
2020

"Examine COVID-19 from a scientific perspective. Readers will learn about the origin of the disease, its symptoms and treatments, and how people can protect themselves and others"-- Provided by publisher.

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Separate no more : the long road to Brown v. Board of Education

Separate no more : the long road to Brown v. Board of Education

Goldstone, Lawrence, 1947-
2021

An evocative chronicle of the battle that led to America's landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling shares insights into the abuses of the "separate but equal system" and how such courageous activists as Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois helped end legal segregation.

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