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Creature Features: 25 Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They do
by Steve Jenkins
Packed with many cool facts and visuals on where certain animals live and what they eat, this book captures twenty-five humorous--and very true--explanations of why animals look the way they do in order to exist in this world.
Dirty Rotten Pirates: a Truly Revolting Guide To Pirates & Their World
by Moira Butterfield
Describes what pirate life was really like, covering such topics as the history of piracy, a pirate's clothing and diet, the pirate code, the parts of a ship, and the health dangers associated with life at sea.
Hope For Winter: the True Story of a Remarkable Dolphin Friendship
by David Yates
Details the experiences of a dolphin who was rescued five years after the tailless dolphin, Winter, was rehabilitated by the same group, describing the efforts made by the Clearwater Marine team to save the injured animal they named Hope.
Ivan: the Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla
by Katherine Applegate
The true story of Ivan, known as the Shopping Mall Gorilla, who lived alone in a small cage for almost 30 years before being relocated to the gorilla habitat at ZooAtlanta.
Kids Who Are Changing the World
by Anne Jankeliowitch
Profiles forty-five children around the world who are taking steps to help the environment through fund-raising, public demonstrations, and creating activist art, and includes suggestions on how readers can get involved.
Kitchen Science Lab For Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Experiments From Around the House
by Liz Heinecke
These labs require no specialized equipment or dangerous chemicals. Instead they use materials most of us keep in our homes.
Magic Tree House Survival Guide
by Mary Pope Osborne
Jack and Annie show readers how to survive their many thrilling adventures.
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.
Tiny Creatures: the World of Microbes
by Nicola Davies
Looks at all the different microbes that inhabit the Earth and examines the varied jobs they do.
Winter Bees & Other Poems Of the Cold
by Joyce Sidman
Learn about the secret lives of animals happening under the snow and how it buds to spring!
Updated 11/21/2014
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