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Do You Really Want to Meet a Kangaroo?

Cari Meister (author) Daniele Fabbri (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607538387

A child goes on an adventure to Australia to view kangaroos in the wild and learns how dangerous they can be when fighting over mates.

Sony

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174122

This super power technology company was built on a mission to create a place where engineers could freely work and achieve their potential. When post-war Japan entered a reconstruction period, Sony founder, Masaru Ibuka, sought to contribute to the new era, first making radios and other communication devices. Today, Sony produces high-tech televisions, cameras, gaming systems, and more. Find out more about Sony's fascinating history and successes in this title for active minds.

Hasta la vista, cocodrilo: El diario de Alexa

Jennifer Keats Curtis Dr. Brady Barr (author), Susan Detwiler (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558388

Alexa y otros niños de su escuela en Costa Rica tienen un proyecto especial: ellos están criando cocodrilos americanos. Ella nombra a su cocodrilo “Jefe” porque parece que él está a cargo de los otros. Alexa le trae pollo y ranas para comer y escribe acerca de su progreso en su diario. Muy pronto, su pequeño crío está tan grande como una barra grande de pan. Se ha convertido en un cocodrilo joven y es tiempo de que Alexa le diga adiós y que Jefe regrese a la vida salvaje.

Una verdadera Princesa de Hawái

Beth Greenway (author), Tammy Yee (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628559521

Nani siempre ha soñado con ser una princesa. Cuando una princesa de la vida real de Hawái visita a su pueblo de Hilo, Nani se viste con sus mejores ropas. Pero, mientras observa a la Princesa Luka, quien ha venido a salvar al pueblo de Mauna Loa de la lava volcánica, Nani aprende que hay algo más que ser una princesa con finas ropas. Beth Greenway entrelaza la importancia de la amabilidad y la generosidad a través de esta increíble historia, basada en los eventos históricos de la erupción del Mauna Loa en la isla de Hawái en los años 1880-81

A True Princess of Hawai'i

Beth Greenway (author), Tammy Yee (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628559514

Nani has always dreamed of being a princess. When a real Hawaiian princess comes to her hometown of Hilo, Nani dresses in her best clothes. But as she watches Princess Luka, who has come to save the town from a volcanic lava flow, Nani learns that there is more to being a princess than fine clothes. This incredible story of kindness and generosity is based on the historical events of the 1880-1881 eruption of Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawaii and the real-life Princess Luka.

Nickelodeon

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174115

As the company who brought you Rugrats, SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly, and other loved shows, Nickelodeon has earned its rank as one of the top-rated cable networks in history. Originally called Pinwheel, this entertainment business has come a long way from dumping green slime on show contestants to earning an Academy Award for Rango, a feature film. Young readers will channel their minds to discovering more about Nickelodeon in this fun title.

Urban Planner

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781633620872

Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as an urban planner. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, and daily job tasks related to this career, in the framework of the STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, movement. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.

What Do They Do? Firefighters

Jennifer Zeiger (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602798137

The books in the Community Connections Library help kids understand the world around them. What Do They Do? Firefighters, gives young readers an idea of the role that Firefighters play in their community.

After A While Crocodile: Alexa's Diary

Dr. Brady Barr and Jennifer Keats Curtis (author), Susan Detwiler (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558371

Alexa and the other children at her escuela in Costa Rica have a special project: they are raising American Crocodiles. She names her croc Jefe, which means "boss," because he seems to be in charge of all the other babies. Alexa brings him chicken and frogs to eat, and writes about his progress in her diary. Soon, her little hatchling is as big as a loaf of bread. He has grown into a juvenile and it is time for Alexa to say goodbye and for Jefe to return to the wild.

Tuktuk: Tundra Tale

Robin Currie (author), Phyllis Saroff (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558821

As the sun begins to set, arctic animals scurry to prepare for six months of darkness and cold. Tuktuk the collared lemming is almost ready for the long winter night all he needs is warm fur to line his nest. When one furry kamik (boot) slips off an Inuit drivers sled, Tuktuk is in luck! But as he drags it home, Putak the polar bear, Aput the arctic fox, and Masak the caribou eye this little lemmings prize and want it for their own. Can Tuktuk outwit the other animals and convince them that one furry kamik is no good for anyone bigger than a lemming?

Engineers Solve Problems

Crystal Sikkens, Reagan Miller (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194015

Most people try to avoid problems, but not engineers! They go out and look for problems! In this fun, new title readers will learn about the kinds of problems engineers help solve. Readers are also introduced to the tool engineers use to solve problems - the Engineering Design Process.

How Engineers Find Solutions

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194022

Engineers know that there is always more than one possible solution to a problem! This interesting title uses accessible text and relatable examples to explain how engineers test and compare different solutions to determine which solution is best.

Support Helicopter Pilots

Chris Oxlade (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180773

When the heat gets turned up in a conflict, support helicopter pilots are called upon to bring in additional troops and equipment or even provide battle support from the air. In modern warfare, the helicopter's agility and hovering ability have made it indispensible to the army, navy, air force, and marines for tactical support. This book describes the different missions support helicopter pilots undertake and the dangerous circumstances they must usually fly under.

Test Pilots

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798101

Piloting experimental aircraft is more dangerous than most other types of flying. Test pilots are generally military aviators who fly new and modified aircraft, allowing the results to be measured and the design to be evaluated. In the 1950s, test pilots were being killed at the rate of about one a week, but the risks have shrunk to a fraction of that, thanks to the sophistication of aircraft technology, better ground-testing, and simulation of aircraft performance. Despite their image as fun-loving daredevils, these pilots have to be ruthlessly precise and professional when flying. This intriguing book looks at what type of people become test pilots, how they train, what the job includes, how it feels to be the first person to fly a new design, the aircraft they fly, and how they analyze and report on each flight.

Apache Helicopter Pilots

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798057

These army pilots fly the most demanding helicopter in existence, a machine so complex to operate that its known as Riding the Dragon. Only 3% of existing army helicopter pilots qualify to fly it. Trainees have to learn to train their eyes to work independently of each other while the right eye sees flight and weapons information in the helmet's monocle, the left eye is free to look outside the aircraft and scan for threats and other obstacles. And, flying the helicopter is only half the battle - its purpose is to provide firepower from the air to protect soldiers on the ground. This book lifts the lid on what life is like for these men and women: their training; the aircraft; the missions, and what its actually like to be under fire while flying.

What's in the Southwest?

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197139

This informative title introduces readers to four of the states that make up the Southwest region of the United States: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Southwest has many people of Hispanic descent as well as Native-American people from nations such as the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and Apache. Readers will discover how the climate, population distribution, history, and culture of this region make it distinct.

Pollos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680804232

Readers will learn about one of their favorite farm animals - chickens! This title is informative - telling readers what chickens eat, what they look like, and how we use chicken products every day. The text is very simple, which will reinforce early reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Vacas

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680804249

Readers will learn about one of their favorite farm animals - cows! This title is informative - telling readers what cows eat, what they look like, and how we use cow products every day. The text is very simple, which will reinforce early reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Cabras

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680804256

Readers will learn about one of their favorite farm animals - goats! This title is informative - telling readers what goats eat, what they look like, and how we use goat products every day. The text is very simple, which will reinforce early reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards

Caballos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680804263

Readers will learn about one of their favorite farm animals - horses! This title is informative - telling readers what horses eat, what they look like, and how horses help us every day. The text is very simple, which will reinforce early reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Cerdos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680804270

Readers will learn about one of their favorite farm animals - pigs! This title is informative - telling readers what pigs eat, what they look like, and how we use pig products every day. The text is very simple, which will reinforce early reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Ovejas

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680804287

Readers will learn about one of their favorite farm animals - sheep! This title is informative - telling readers what sheep eat, what they look like, and how we use sheep products every day. The text is very simple, which will reinforce early reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Bomberos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680803396

Little readers will learn all about what fire fighters do, where they work, and why they are important in our communities. Very simple text combined with correlating and colorful images will both inform and strengthen reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Médicos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680803389

Little readers will learn all about what doctors do, where they work, and why they are important in our communities. Very simple text combined with correlating and colorful images will both inform and strengthen reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.

Animales de la granja

Teddy Borth (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781629703442

This title introduces little readers to animals they might find on the farm. Complete with a More Facts section and bolded glossary terms. Readers will gather basic information about farm animals through easy-to-read, simple text alongside beautiful full-bleed photographs. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.