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125 True Stories of Amazing Pets: Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship & Four-Legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics
by  National Geographic Kids
Presents the stories of remarkable animal companions, including unlikely animal friends, animal heroes, amazing animal tricks, and wacky animal antics.
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Does a Woodpecker Use a Hammer?
by Harriet Ziefert
This title in the Think About... series explores and explains that while some animals do indeed use tools, only people have developed things that make it possible to do things that their bodies cannot.
Dozer's Run: a True Story of a Dog and His Race
by Debbie Levy
In May 2011, unbeknownst to his owner, Dozer slipped out of his yard in Highland, Maryland, enticed by the sight of people running past and ended up running in the Maryland Half Marathon.
Dr. Mollie Cule Reboots the robot: Awesome Science Activities You Can Do At Home
by Kendra Muntz
Science is made fun for children through an exciting narrative adventure and hands-on experiments.
Minecraft Combat Handbook
by Stephanie Milton
An official reference to Minecraft combat explains what players need to defend against hostile monsters and enemy players, covering subjects ranging from fort building and armor crafting to weapons and setting mob traps.
The Amazing Story of Space Travel
by Agnieszka Biskup
In graphic novel format, follows Max Axiom as he explains how astronauts travel to and from outer space.
The Boxcar Children Guide to Adventure: a How-To For Mystery Solving, Make-It-Yourself Projects, and More
by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Boxcar Children have long been known for being creative and resourceful. This book is filled with fun how-to guides for everyday adventures.
The Everything Girls Ultimate Sleepover Party Book: 100+ Ideas For Sleepover Games, Goodies, Makeovers, and More!
by Laura McIntyre
Inside, you'll find tons of ideas for colorful decorations, yummy foods and snacks, and nonstop activities for your totally unique and show-stopping celebration. This all-in-one guide has all you need to plan the epic party you and your friends will never forget!
Tinkerlab: a Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors
by Rachelle Doorley
55 playful experiments that encourage tinkering, curiosity, & creative thinking.
What's New? The zoo!: a Zippy History of Zoos
by Kathleen Krull
A millennia-long history of animal keeping shares facts about what zookeeping has taught humanity and how individual lives have been profoundly shaped by the wild creatures found in zoos all over the world.
Updated 09/12/2014
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