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      Polar Bears Survival On the Ice: Science Comics

      by Jason Viola

      Feb 2019

      Science Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      Head out to the Arctic and learn about polar bears in this volume of Science Comics, an action-packed nonfiction graphic novel series for middle-grade readers!
      For countless generations, polar bears have made the ice their home. It's a habitat that changes from day to day, season to season, keeping these marine mammals on their furry toes! Polar bears are the ultimate survivors, adapting to an environment constantly in flux.
      Join two curious polar bear cubs as they play, hunt, and navigate life in the Arctic. With each season, they learn polar bear biology and behavior, as well as strategies and skills that will help them thrive in a landscape that is rapidly changing beyond their control.
      Glossary. Ice terminology. Notes. Further reading. Full-color illustrations penciled in blue lead and inked with brush pens, then colored and lettered digitally in Photoshop.

      Saving Winslow

      by Sharon Creech

      Feb 2019

      Intermediate Readers

      Louie doesn’t have the best luck when it comes to nurturing small creatures—not even lightning bugs, worms, or goldfish. So when his father brings him a sickly, newborn mini donkey, he’s determined to save him and gives him the name Winslow. And somehow, taking care of him helps Louie feel closer to his brother, Gus, who is far, far away in the army.
      Everyone worries that Winslow won’t survive, especially Louie’s quirky new friend, Nora, who has experienced loss of her own. But as Louie’s bond with Winslow grows, surprising and life-altering events prove that this fragile donkey is stronger than anyone could have imagined.

      A Seed is the Start

      by Melissa Stewart

      Feb 2019

      Series Nonfiction
      Science Grades K-2

      Meet seeds that pop, hop, creep, and explode in this vividly illustrated introduction to the simplest concepts of botany. The story, which is perfect for elementary school Common Core learning, carefully highlights the many ways that seeds get from here to there, engaging children's curiosity with strong action verbs. Stunning photographs with fact-packed captions provide supporting details, explaining the role of seed features and functions in creating new generations of plants. Complete with an illustrated glossary and back matter featuring more resources, this book inspires wonder as it encourages budding botanists of all ages to look with new eyes at plants and their seeds.

      Tiger vs. Nightmare

      by Emily Tetri

      Feb 2019

      Easy Reading Plus

      In this graphic novel for young readers, Tiger and her best friend Monster are an unbeatable team, even when they're up against a big, scary nightmare.
      Tiger is a lucky kid: She has a monster living under her bed.
      This monster arrived when Tiger was just a baby. It was supposed to scare her—after all, that's what monsters do. But Tiger was just too cute! Now, Tiger and Monster are best friends.
      But Monster is a monster, and it needs to scare something. So every night, Monster stands guard and scares all of Tiger's nightmares away. This arrangement works out perfectly, until a nightmare arrives that's too big and scary for even Monster. Only teamwork and a lot of bravery can chase this nightmare away.
      Full-color illustrations created with pencil and watercolors, digitally edited and assembled.

      Roar! 100 Facts About African Animals

      by Stephanie Warren Drimmer

      Feb 2019

      Easy Reading

      Index. Full-color photographs.

      Winter is Here

      by Kevin Henkes

      Feb 2019

      Pre-Kindergarten Plus

      From award-winning husband-and-wife team Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek, >i>Winter Is Here is the companion to the acclaimed and best-selling When Spring Comes and In the Middle of Fall. Explore the sights, sounds, and smells of the season in this breathtaking ode to winter.
      Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings. With a simple and poetic text, Kevin Henkes teaches basic concepts of language and the season while Laura Dronzek’s stunning paintings beautifully capture the joyful wonders of winter. This is an engaging companion to the best-selling When Spring Comes and In the Middle of Fall, which have received eight starred reviews between them. Winter Is Here is ideal for story time, seasonal curriculums, and bedtime reading.
      Full-color illustrations created with acrylic paints.

      Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book 1

      by Andrea Beaty

      Jan 2019

      Independent Readers Plus

      Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle—one that feels much bigger than herself.
      Rosie’s beloved Aunt Rose and her friends, the Raucous Riveters—a group of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II—need help inventing something new. And Rosie is just the engineer for the job!
      After one flop . . . then another . . . and another . . . Rosie starts to lose hope. But thanks to some help from her fellow Questioneers Iggy Peck and Ada Twist, Rosie gets the job done. And, along with the Riveters, she rediscovers the meaning of home.
      Note on valves. Note on riveters during World War II. Two-color illustrations.
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