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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.
Guys Read: True Stories
by Jon. Scieszka
The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable-and 100% true.
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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.
Jim Arnosky's Wild World
by Jim Arnosky
From slithering snakes to soaring birds of prey, and many other fascinating animals along the way, Jim Arnosky's Wild World gives nature-loving kids a life-size view of hundreds of creatures.
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.
Lives of the Explorers: Discoveries, Disasters (and What the Neighbors Thought)
by Kathleen Krull
You might know that Columbus discovered America, Lewis and Clark headed west with Sacajawea, and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers?
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National Geographic Kids Cookbook: a Year-Round Fun Food Adventure
by  Seaver. Barton
For each month of the year discover recipes for fun, new dishes and twists on old favorites, weird-but-true food facts, profiles on "foodie " people, plus activities and challenges you can do by yourself or with friends.
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 Great Big Book of Magic Tricks
by Joe Fullman
Provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for more than fifty magic tricks and includes information about famous magicians and their acts. The magic tricks include Card tricks, Coin and rope tricks, Sleight of hand, and Mind tricks.
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.
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