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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: James Horvath
Publisher: HarperCollins (2013, Apr 30th).
A crew of dogs working on a construction site make for a delightful picture book written and illustrated in full-color by James Horvath. In Dig, Dogs, Dig: A Construction Tail, Duke heads up a pack of construction worker dogs as they suit up in boots, gloves, goggles and dirt-digging suits to build a park! The dogs get to use all kinds of cool equipment—a crane, a dump truck, a loader, a bulldozer, and a cement truck. Most fun of all they get to dig. Like all dogs, they love digging. Work is interrupted when the dogs find something deep at the bottom of a hole. Children will love discovering what is buried in the ground. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Brandon Mull
Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (2013, Sep 10th).
#1 New York Times bestseller Brandon Mull launches Scholastic's brand-new multiplatform phenomenon.Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts - a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children - and the world - have been changed forever.Enter the world of Erdas, where every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal, a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers to both. A dark force has risen from distant and long-forgotten lands, and has begun an onslaught that will ravage the world. Now the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Tony Johnston
Publisher: Charlesbridge Pub Inc (2013, Aug 1st).
In a busy urban neighborhood, six very different individuals who don’t know each other have something in common: they all relish the companionship of a friendly cat that roams the area. From a librarian to a homeless war veteran to a little girl who’s just moved in, this cat makes everyone’s world a little brighter, a little less lonely.Each neighbor is unaware of the cat’s visits with everyone else, so he goes by many different names: Stuart Little, Dove, Placido—the cat answers to them all. Only when a near-accident threatens the cat does everyone learn his true identity and owner. In learning about each other, the people in the neighborhood come together as a community.THE CAT WITH SEVEN NAMES is a heartfelt story that reflects the need and desire of all people to be a part of a community, to have a connection with someone or something—be it animal or human. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sara Antill
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Powerkids Pr (2013, Jul 15th).
24 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm. more
More Info | Google Books | Check AvailabilityAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Maria Nelson
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing (2013, Jan 1st).
Gr 3-5-One or two sentences per page, in large, eye-catching red print, offer salient facts about the featured insects, usually involving an unusual physical or behavioral characteristic. Each numbered statement is followed by a short paragraph with more detail. For instance, Dragonflies states that "A dragonfly could keep up with a moving car on a city street," and then explains that some species can reach speeds of 35 miles per hour. Praying Mantises states that, "Female praying mantises sometimes eat the head of their mate," and then offers possible reasons for this behavior. Other entries briefly describe: key body parts, senses, defense mechanisms, hunting and/or feeding methods, diets, life cycles, etc. The texts are set against pastel backgrounds resembling file folders and are illustrated on almost every page with one or two clear color photographs. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Michael Rajczak
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing (2013, Aug 1st).
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm. more
More Info | Google Books | Check AvailabilityAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Jinny Johnson
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group (2013, Aug 1st).
Take in a spectacular view of our planet's animal life thorough this book's colorful maps, fascinating facts, and stunning imagery. Travel the globe continent by continent, then explore each habitat to discover what wildlife lives in that region. How do the creatures of the Arctic tundra, the Sahara, or the Himalayas survive in extreme environments? How do they find food and shelter and rear their young? Discover the answers to these habitat-related questions and more. You'll also learn interesting details about a wide variety of animals, from the endangered mountain gorillas in Africa's Congo to deep-sea dwellers at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. An amazing world of animals is ready for you to explore! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Mark Pett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2013, Apr 2nd).
Kindness needs no words in this soaring tale that is ideal for gift-giving.When a little boy’s prized toy airplane lands on a rooftop, he makes several rescue attempts before devising an unexpected solution. Rendered in sepia tones and exemplifying a touching message, this wordless story is gracefully open to interpretation, containing a seed of wisdom for every reader. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jake Bell
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (2010, May 1st).
Sixth grader Nate Banks, who's obsessed with comic books, leads a normal life until he discovers his history teacher may be a superhero.For a town in the middle of the desert, Kanigher Falls has been awfully cold lately. Sixth grader Nate Banks knows something odd is going on, especially when it starts to snow, and the snow smells like rotten cabbage! It's clear that the supervillian Coldsnap is on the loose. Nate thinks he knows how to defeat him, but superhero Ultraviolet thinks the case is too dangerous. When Coldsnap goes after an American treasure and Ultraviolet can't go it alone, it's up to Nate and his friends to save the day! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: G.s. Prentzas
Publisher: C. Press/F. Watts Trade; Revised edition (2014, Feb 1st).
America the Beautiful, Third Series is bursting with fascinating facts, up-to-date statistics, glorious full-color photographs, and unusual lists guaranteed to elicit at least one WOW! with the turn of every page. America the Beautiful's new dynamic design and editorial approach to the geography, history, people, economy, and government of each state will continue to make this award-winning series the one that students turn to first for researching school assignments. moreMore Info | Check Availability