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March 23, 2011
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3.0
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3.0
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Presidential History and Technology

Throughout history, the American people have known what their presidents looked like. How? This has changed over time. Technology has altered the ways in which we view and get to know our leaders. From paintings to cartoons to motion pictures and beyond, What Does the President Look Like? ...

March 17, 2011
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4.0
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4.0
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0.0
A Lunar Escape

One evening, as Pelly is preparing for bed, she notices something odd about the bathtub. Rockets have grown from one end. Pelly and her dog, Mr. Harrison, climb aboard the tub and jet up and away for an adventure on the moon! Pelly and Mr. Harrison...

March 14, 2011
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3.0
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3.0
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Kids Fiction
An Undersea Western

Scout and Virgil, the O.K. Corals two best undersea cowhands, try to outdo each other at roundups, on the trail, even at branding time. They each bring unique skills to their jobs (Virgil can rope and tie; Scout can herd) but they cant stop competing! That is, until the biggest,...

March 11, 2011
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4.0
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4.0
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Kids Fiction
Thoughtful and Quirky

Nine very smart birds and one Needs Improvement bird need to cross the river. They create contraptions, using nearby materials, to cross the bridge, but the Needs Improvement bird recognizes perhaps the best solution of all. Part counting book, part fable, Ten Birds by...

March 11, 2011
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4.0
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4.0
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Sea Life Poems

Come explore the sea. At the Seafloor Café by Leslie Bulion profiles unusual sea creatures like the snapping shrimp, the leopard sea cucumber and the narwhal through poetry. Through elegant and sometimes quirky word choices, these poems describe how these creatures catch prey, evade predators and protect their...

February 18, 2011
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3.0
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3.0
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0.0
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Mixed Bag of Animal Poems

Travel from the Arctic to Asia to Australia and visit awhile with the vast variety of creatures found within their borders. Around the World on Eighty Legs by Amy Gibson features poems reflecting the diversity, wonder and humor of the animal kingdom. This book is...

February 18, 2011
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4.0
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4.0
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0.0
Kids Fiction
A Mystical Tiger

A Buddhist monastery in the Himayalas has a companion in its midsta Royal Bengal tiger named Dorje. But Dorje is unusual; he has no stripes. As the elder monk, Master Wu, begins to tell the tale of the unmarked cat, the other monks learn why Dorjes stripes have vanished. ...

February 06, 2011
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3.0
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3.0
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Learn to Create Comics

While at a comicon, comics super fans Lila and Ecco encounter a unique workshop. To their joy, they find they can learn to craft their own comics! At the same time, readers of this book can do the same. Author Willow Dawson explores the process of creating comics, from brainstorming...

February 03, 2011
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4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Survival in Haiti

Junior is trapped beneath his house. After the earthquake, Junior waits for rescuers and, in the meantime, plays in his imagination. He dreams of images from his life. With the goodness of these thoughts firmly in mind, Junior finds the strength and courage to endure his entrapment and to survive....

February 03, 2011
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4.0
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4.0
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0.0
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Lots of Questions Answered

Children want to know about everything. From the outdoors to the indoors, the mysteries of our world fascinate them. Children pepper adults with queries about all sorts of curiosities, but what adult has all the answers? With questions culled from a pool of thousands submitted by actual...

January 23, 2011
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4.0
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4.0
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0.0
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Food for the Hungriest Mind

Food. We all need it for survival, but merely popping a morsel into our mouths is just the end of the story. To truly understand the significance of what we eat, take a look at this book. Why we need to eat, food origins and history, global...

December 01, 2010
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4.0
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4.0
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0.0
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Using Science to Probe Old Mysteries

Missing cities, lost princesses, vanished airplanes. All true, and all explained by current science. Explore nine different historical mysteries from around the world with Case Closed? by Susan Hughes. This book explains both history and science within its pages. Through archaeology, DNA testing and...

November 28, 2010
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5.0
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5.0
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0.0
Kids Fiction
Gentle Bedtime Read

From all over the world, mama horses watch their foals run and frolic, and when they are tired, mamas guard the little ones while they sleep. From the plains to the moor to the barnyard, Jane Yolen captures the majesty and character of horses. Hush, Little...

November 28, 2010
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4.0
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4.0
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Classic Dance Tales from Around the World

Dancing moves people the world over, both physically and spiritually. The Barefoot Book of Dance Stories invites readers to roam its pages, and thus the globe, through this universal language of dance. Eight individual folk/fairy tales carry readers from Scotland to Mali, exploring dance as literature and the...

November 25, 2010
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3.0
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3.0
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Kids Fiction
Reissue of Big and Little

Formerly titled Big and Little , this 1987 book by Ruth Krauss has been reissued as And I Love You . The gentle book compares the love between a parent and child with the vistas they explore through the sharing of stories. Big forests love little trees and...

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