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Railway Jack: The True Story of an Amazing Baboon

KT Johnston · Capstone Editions
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Jim was a South African railway inspector in the late 1800s who lost his legs in an accident while at work. Unable to perform all his tasks with his disability but desperate to keep his job, Jim discovered a brilliant solution, a baboon named Jack. Jim trained Jack to help him both at home...
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You Can Draw Manga Chibi Characters, Critters & Scenes: A Step-By-Step Guide for Learning to Draw Cute and Colorful Manga Chibis and Critters

Whitten, Samantha · WALTER FOSTER PUB INC


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Most Wanted: The Revolutionary Partnership of John Hancock & Samuel Adams

Sarah Jane Marsh · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

John Hancock and Samuel Adams were an unlikely pair of troublemakers. Hancock was young and dashing. Adams was old and stodgy. But working together, they rallied the people of Boston against the unfair policies of Great Britain and inspired American resistance. And to King George, they...
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Next President: Unexpected Beginnings and Unwritten Future of America's Presidents

Messner, Kate · CHRONICLE BOOKS


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Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Suzanne Slade · Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

A picture-book biography of celebrated poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) is known for her poems about "real life." She wrote about love, loneliness, family, and poverty - showing readers how just about anything...
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Seeds

Carme Lemniscates · Candlewick Studio
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Striking illustrations and a simple narrative celebrate the potential of seeds, literal and metaphorical.Some seeds are whisked away by the wind, while others are carried by creatures to their destinations. Once seeds find their spot, they go through breathtaking transformations, multiplying...
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A Hatful of Dragons: And More Than 13.8 Billion Other Funny Poems

Madan, Vikram · WORDSONG

Ideal for fans of Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein, this collection of hilarious poems features delicious vocabulary and a wide range of subjects, as well as recurring characters and subplots in the art that weave the poems together and add to the merriment. This funny poetry book is chockful...
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Let's Go to Italy!

Monika Utnik-Strugala Duisit · Little Gestalten
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Whether you're fascinated by the history of Pompeii or would simply be happy with a big scoop of tasty gelato, dive into the wonders of Italy. Join us as we travel across the beautiful country -- pick up some Italian phrases to order your favorite dishes when you go on holiday, learn...
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The Great Big Book of Mighty Machines

Jean Coppendale · Firefly Books
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

A richly illustrated book about the big machines kids love. Kids love big machines: watching real machines do real work, playing with toy machines, reading and talking about all kinds of machines. The bigger, the better! The Great Big Book of Mighty Machines is one big and mighty book...
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Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Sea Turtle

Jennifer Bové · HarperCollins
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

What if you wished you were a sea turtle and then you became one? Could you eat like a sea turtle? Sleep like a sea turtle? Spend most of your life underwater? And would you want to? Find out! Ranger Rick explorers can learn all about sea turtles in this reader full of fascinating facts,...
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DK Reader Level 2: Meet the Quokkas! HC

DK · DK Children
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Journey into the outback and find out all about these adorable Australian creatures. Learn about where quokkas call home, how they raise their babies, what they love to eat, and much more!Does your child love quirky, furry creatures? This children's reading book about the beloved Australian...
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DK Reader Level 1: Welcome to Japan

DK · DK Children
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

Find out all about Japan with this nonfiction reading book for children.Packed full of fun facts, DK's Welcome to Japan reader will make learning to read fun and engaging for kids. Children will discover all about Japanese calligraphy, what the cherry blossom festival is, and how tall...
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What Is LEGO?

Jim O'Connor · Penguin Workshop
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

Find out how these fun, stackable blocks became the most popular toys in the world.The LEGO toy company was founded in 1934 by a Danish carpenter who loved making wooden pull toys. From its humble beginnings, the company has lived up to its name--which comes from the Danish phrase meaning...
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History Smashers: The Mayflower

Kate Messner · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 224
Format: Library Binding

Myths! Lies! Secrets! Smash the stories behind famous moments in history and expose the hidden truth. Perfect for fans of I Survived and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales.In 1620, the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock and made friends with Wampanoag people who gave them corn. RIGHT? WRONG!...
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Weird, Wild, Amazing!: Exploring the Incredible World of Animals

Tim Flannery · Norton Young Readers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Internationally renowned author and scientist Tim Flannery's first children's book is a humorous, informed, and accessible deep-dive into the natural world.Are zombie jellyfish real? Do frogs like opera? What's it like to wrestle a python?Tim Flannery has the answers. Introducing...
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We The People: The United States Constitution Explored and Explained

Aura Lewis · Wide Eyed Editions
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

See the U.S. Constitution in a new light with this bold, modern and accessible illustrated guide to the document that helped define democracy. With the 2020 Presidential election around the corner, there has never been a better time to take a closer look at the Constitution, the bedrock...
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I Am Not a Label: 34 artists, thinkers, athletes and activists with disabilities from past and present

Cerrie Burnell · Wide Eyed Editions
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

In this stylishly illustrated biography anthology, meet 30 artists, thinkers, athletes, and activists with disabilities, from past and present. From Frida Kahlo to Stephen Hawking, find out how these iconic figures have overcome obstacles, owned their differences, and paved the way for others...
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Jumbo: The Making of the Boeing 747

Gall, Chris · ROARING BROOK PR


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If You Take Away the Otter

Susannah Buhrman-Deever · Candlewick
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

When the sea otters disappear, why does their kelp forest habitat disappear, too?On the Pacific Coast of North America, sea otters play, dive, and hunt for sea urchins, crabs, abalone, and fish in the lush kelp forests beneath the waves. But there was a time when people hunted the otters...
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Condor Comeback

Sy Montgomery · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

Sibert Medalist, National Book Award Honoree, and New York Times best-selling author Sy Montgomery turns her formidable talents to the story of California condors and the scientists who have fought against their extinction in this installment in the award-winning Scientists in the Field...
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She Leads: The Elephant Matriarch

June Smalls · Familius
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

She is the Queen. The matriarch.She leads her daughters and their daughters.Inspiring text and striking illustrations follow the empowering journey of an elephant matriarch as she leads her family through the wilds of Africa. With facts about African elephants on every spread and a message...
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All the Birds in the World

David Opie · Peter Pauper Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

What makes a bird a bird?All birds have feathers, wings, and beaks.But birds come in many varieties of colors, shapes, and sizes, with different habits and homes.Take a beautifully illustrated journey -- with an adorable kiwi bird as your guide -- through the vast and colorful world of birds,...
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Kate the Chemist: The Big Book of Experiments

Kate Biberdorf · Philomel Books
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

Packed with 25 incredible science experiments kids can do at home, Kate the Chemist introduces young scientists to the fascinating world of STEM! Learn how to make slime, fake tattoos, edible snot, and more! With 25 kid-friendly science experiments, and stunning full-color photographs,...
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Dinosaur Lady

Skeers, Linda · SOURCEBOOKS EXPLORE


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Night Wishes

Lee Bennett Hopkins · Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

How would a clock, nightlight, or teddy bear say good night? In this enchanting poetry collection, Lee Bennett Hopkins and thirteen other poets imagine the wishes whispering through a young girl's bedroom as she falls asleep. The bookshelf's stories curl through her head; the pillow...
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Jefferson Measures a Moose

Mara Rockliff · Candlewick
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Thomas Jefferson was wild about numbers. He was constantly counting, measuring, and observing things that caught his interest. He loved sharing his discoveries and reading the discoveries of others. But when a famous Frenchman published a book about America, Jefferson was appalled: all the information...
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