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Honeybee : the busy life of Apis mellifera

Candace Flemming: Honeybee:  the Busy Life of Apis Mellifera

“Describes the life cycle of the hard-working honeybee.”




Jonas Hanway's scurrilous, scandalous, shockingly sensational umbrella

Josh Crute:  Jonas Hanway’s Scurrilous, Scandalous, Shockingly, Sensational Umbrella

“Sometimes in London it drizzles. Sometimes it mizzles. Other times it pelts and showers and spits. And Jonas Hanway hates getting wet. How can he go about his day as a proper London gentleman when his shoes are soggy, his coat is always collecting puddles, and his wig looks like a wet cat? …All about the real gentleman who introduced umbrellas to 1750′s London society, this is the perfect story of persistence, problem-solving, and how good ideas hold (off) water.”



Llama unleashes the alpacalypse

Jonathan Stutzman:  Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse

“Llama clones his friend Alpaca in order to avoid cleaning up after himself, but while Llama is eating the day away the Alpacas he set loose are causing pandemonium.”





Rachel Poliquin:  Ostriches (The Superpower Field Guide Series)

“A book filled with interesting facts and information about ostriches, the world’s largest birds.”




Most wanted : the revolutionary partnership of John Hancock & Samuel Adams

Sarah Jane Marsh:  Most Wanted:  The Revolutionary Partnership of John Hancock and Samuel Adams

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 became a royal pain. When the British army began marching toward Lexington and Concord, sending Hancock and Adams fleeing into the woods, the two men couldn’t help but worry–this time, had they gone too far? Rich with historical detail and primary sources, this spirited tale takes readers through ten years of taxes and tea-tossing, tyranny and town hall meetings. The team behind Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word reunites for a lively look at the origins of the American Revolution told through the powerful partnership of two legendary founders.”-

Buzzing with questions : the Inquisitive mind of Charles Henry Turner

Janice N. Harington:  Buzzing with Questions

“Questions buzzed endlessly in Charles Henry Turner’s mind. Fascinated by bugs and other animals, he wondered: Can spiders learn? How do ants find their way home? Can bugs see color? ”



Mammal takeover!

Abby Howard:  Mammal Takeover!

“Fifth-grader Ronnie and Ms. Lernin tour the Cenozoic Era, where they encounter three kinds of mammals–monotremes, marsupials, and placental mammals–and other animals with which they shared the Earth.”




Bug boys

Laura Knetzer:  Bug Boys

“Follows two bug friends, Stag-B and Rhino-B, as they explore their world and share adventures.”




Aster and the accidental magic

Thom Pico:  Aster and the Accidental Magic

Aster is bored at her new home in the mountains in the middle of nowhere–until she meets an odd old shepherdess and her woolly dogs, a sneaky trickster, and an angry fox.




96 miles

J. L. Esplin:  96 Miles

“During a massive blackout in rural Nevada, two brothers struggle to survive without their self-reliance-obsessed dad and without enough water cross the desert for help.”




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