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Looks at the machines that play a role in the construction of a new school, from bulldozers and front loaders to concrete mixers and cranes.

"After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder" -- Provided by publisher.

Describes a truck driver's rig and some of the problems he encounters as he picks up and delivers his cargo.

Examines the design, construction, and uses of hand weapons and armor from a Stone Age axe to the revolvers and rifles of the Wild West.

A biography of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian political and spiritual leader who led his country to freedom from British rule through his policy of nonviolent resistance.

Two unseen characters argue about whether the creature they are looking at is a rabbit or a duck.

Full-color illustrations and photographs introduce readers to the great scientists and their discoveries from ancient history to modern times. Includes clip-art CD-ROM and wall chart.

The letter E has fallen and injured herself-- which letters will replace her and how will words be spelled without her?

Welcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival! You may now make your first move. Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of seventeen, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. From his small apartment in southern California, he orchestrates fantastic adventures where possibilities, both dark and bright, open in the boundaries between the real and the imagined. As the creator of Trace Italian?a text-based, role-playing game played through the mail?Sean guides players from around the world through his intricately imagined terrain, which they navigate and explore, turn by turn, seeking sanctuary in a ravaged, savage future America. Lance and Carrie are high school students from Florida, explorers of the Trace. But when they take their play into the real world, disaster strikes, and Sean is called to account for it. In the process, he is pulled back through time, tunneling toward the moment of his own self-inflicted...

"In this ten-page board book, young readers learn their baby animals. The up-close-and-personal images of everyone's favorite animals makes this a perfect gift for any child learning his or her colors as well as mini works of art that can be enjoyed by animal lovers of all ages."-- Provided by publisher.

Examines crystals and gems in various shapes, sizes and colors. Also explores how crystals are used in everything from industrial tools and electronics to items in the household.

Bounty hunter Rachel Morgan will risk everything to save Ivy's soul and the rest of the living vampires and to keep the demons of Hell from destroying humankind.

Describes, in easy-to-read text, the disastrous 1912 sinking of the world's largest ocean liner after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage.

Provides a unique view of our planet's polar wildernesses.

Papa Bear wakes up to find his son missing, and his search leads him to an opera house and a command performance.

Covers the world of the dinosaur, focusing on their teeth, feet, eggs, and fossils.

"When he set out to visit all of the planet's countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey's biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist, each pursuing a challenging quest. And, interestingly, these quests aren't just travel-oriented. On the contrary, they're as diverse as humanity itself. Some involve exploration; others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence; still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment. A book that challenges each of us to take control--to make our lives be about something while at the same time remaining clear-eyed about the commitment"--From publisher description.

Learn all about the world's variety of frogs and toads with this new DK Reader. Get a close-up look at their strange features and bizarre habits. This pre-level 1 DK Reader is for children just beginning to learn to read. DK Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies.

"Highlighting the seven wonders of the world -- the Pyramids of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis, the Statue of Zeus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria, Wonders of the World, a new title in the Eyewitness series, showcases these architectural feats and the marvels of engineering behind these timeless treasures."--Amazon.com.

A new title in this series of charming books! Readers will find a beautiful little book: turn the pages to match the baby animals to their parents, and learn early concepts along the way. In this new entry to the series, young ones will discover animal habits in the forest. Plus, this is a fixed-format version of the book, which looks nearly identical to the print version.

Still looking for a place to hibernate, Papa Bear follows Baby Bear to a cruise ship, and winds up on a tropical island.

DK Eyewitness Books: Christianity will give you an "eyewitness" look into Christian life, beliefs and culture around the world. Discover the different ways Christians worship and pray. See how people celebrate Christian festivals, take a look inside a monastery and find out about the amazing stories in the Bible.

"In this ten-page board book, young readers learn animal sounds. The up-close-and-personal images of everyone's favorite animals makes this a perfect gift for any child learning his or her colors as well as mini works of art that can be enjoyed by animal lovers of all ages."-- Provided by publisher.

Grab that magic wand! This popular deck of easy-to-perform magic tricks and kid-friendly sleights of hand has been updated with new activities and illustrations.

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