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5000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!)
by  National Geographic
"...features tons of tidbits on toys and games, mysteries of history, robots and reptiles, sports and spies, wacky words, ans so much more! Ever wonder how much a tiger eats? Why giraffes have blue tongues? How many licks it takes to reach the center of a Tootsie Pop?"
Bad Kitty for President
by Nick Bruel
Kitty decides to run for President of the Neighborhood Cat Association.
Freaky-Strange Buildings
by Michael Sandler
Describes the most stupendous buildings in the world and compares their various features.
Garmann's Secret
by Stian Hole
Garmann makes friends with Johanna, the twin sister of the girl who torments him at school, when they discover that they both love adventures and talking about outer space.
Giants Beware!
by Jorge Aguirre
Claudette’s fondest wish is to slay a giant. But her village is so safe and quiet! What’s a future giant slayer to do? With her best friend Marie (an aspiring princess), and her brother Gaston (a pastry-chef-to-be), Claudette embarks on a super-secret quest to find a giant—without parental permission. Can they find and defeat the giant before their parents find them and drag them back home?
Great Dane: Gentle Giant
by Stephen Person
This book briefly describes the features and habits of the Great Dane.
Illusionology: The Secret Science of Magic
by Albert Schafer
Reveals the secrets of the world's most famous magicians and illusionists from the ancient Egyptians to Harry Houdini while explaining how to master such examples as the classic cups-and-ball illusion and mind-reading card tricks.
Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm
by Megan McDonald
"The lucky penny in Judy Moody's pocket sure does seem to be working. She can't stop winning-at bowling, spelling, the unbeatable Prize Claw, everything! For sure and absolute positive, she'll ride that wave of good fortune all the way to Washington, D.C."-- Provided by publisher.
Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes, Tricky Tongue Twisters, and Ridiculous Riddles
by  National Geographic
Packed with the silly jokes that kids love--including knock-knocks, tongue twisters, riddles, traditional question and answer jokes and more--a fun-filled book will keep readers laughing page after page.
Kevin Durant
by Michael Sandler
Profiles the career of basketball player Kevin Durant.
Knuckle and Potty Destroy Happy World
by James Proimos
When a place in a book called Happy World becomes just too perfect and sweet for a tiger named Knuckle and a bear named Potty, they decide the only way to get out is to erase it.
Looking at Lincoln
by Maira Kalman
Wanting to know about the real man behind the sixteenth president's legendary character, a little girl learns about Lincoln's beliefs regarding universal freedom as well as lesser-known aspects of his life, from his love of Mozart and his wife's vanilla cake to his pet dog and the way he kept notes in his stovepipe hat.
Pigmares: Porcine Poems of the Silver Screen
by Doug Cushman
When a young pig watches monster movies before bed, he's in for some tail-curling fun.
Quiz Whiz : 1,000 Super-Fun Mind-Bending Totally Awesome Trivia Questions
by National Geographic Kids
Presents one thousand trivia questions and answers on various subjects, from biology and technology to mathematics, history, and popular culture.
Saving Animals After Tornadoes
by Stephen Person
Describes the rescue efforts involved in saving the lives of animals affected by a tornado.
Surviving the Hindenburg
by Larry Verstraete
Based on a true story, fourteen-year-old Werner Franz works as a cabin boy aboard the German zeppelin, the Hindenburg, and resourcefully survives its fatal crash.
Third Grade Angels
by Jerry Spinelli
George, aka "Suds," has just entered third grade, and he's heard the rhyme about "first grade babies/second grade cats/third grade angels/fourth grade rats," but what does this mean for his school year? It means that his teacher, Mrs. Simms, will hold a competition every month to see which student deserves to be awarded "the halo"--Which student is best-behaved, kindest to others, and, in short, perfect.
Updated 01/24/2015
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