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      The Hyena Scientist

      by Sy Montgomery

      Jun 2018

      Nonfiction Middle Plus

      Zoologist Kay Holecamp has made it her life's work to understand hyenas: fascinating, complex creatures that are playful, social, and highly intelligent—almost nothing like the mangy monsters of pop culture lore.

      Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

      by Sally M. Walker

      May 2018

      Nonfiction Middle Plus

      Here is the compelling story of the near-extinction and dramatic recovery of the iconic American chestnut tree. Author’s note. Note on scientific classification of chestnut trees. Appendices. Source notes. Glossary. Select bibliography. Index. Full-color photo insert. Black-and white photographs, illustrations, and maps.

      Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York

      by Amy Hill Hearth

      Apr 2018

      Nonfiction Middle Plus

      In 1854, a young African American woman named Elizabeth Jennings won a major victory against a New York City streetcar company, a first step in the process of desegregating public transportation in Manhattan. Language notes. Bibliography. Source notes. Author’s note. Suggested reading. Time line. Important locations. Index. Black-and-white period photographs, illustrations, maps, and reproductions of artifacts.

      When I Was a Turkey: Based on the Emmy Award-winning PBS Documentary My Life as a Turkey

      by Joe Hutto

      Mar 2018

      Nonfiction Middle Plus

      $12.75  $5.00  Member Price
      Out of stock
      For two years, deep in the wilds of Florida's Flatlands, naturalist Joe Hutto lived full-time as a turkey mother, raising sixteen chicks—roosting with them, taking them foraging, and immersing himself in their world. Foreword. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Full-color photographs. Black-and-white illustrations, maps, and chart.

      Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki

      by Kevin Crossley-Holland

      Feb 2018

      Nonfiction Middle Plus

      Out of stock
      A collaboration by two talented creators provides the perfect means to delve into Norse mythology and pore over the enthralling exploits of all-powerful Odin; mighty Thor and his hammer, Mjolnir, and Loki, the infamous trickster.

      Locked Up for Freedom: Civil Rights Protesters at the Leesburg Stockade

      by Heather E. Schwartz

      Jan 2018

      Nonfiction Middle Plus

      Out of stock
      This is the true story of young, black civil-rights activists who endured jail time under brutal conditions, yet still believed in their power to create change.

      From Here to There: The Story of How We Transport Ourselves and Everything Else

      by HP Newquist

      Dec 2017

      Nonfiction Middle Plus

      Out of stock
      Since humans first stood upright, we've been on the move. This lively history of transportation follows the fascinating route from primitive technology, like sandals to driverless cars and beyond. Maps. Resources. Index. Black-and-white and full-color photographs, reproductions of artifacts, diagrams, and period artwork.

      Older Than Dirt: A Wild but True History of Earth

      by Don Brown

      Nov 2017

      Nonfiction Middle Plus

      Out of stock
      Almost 14.5 billion years ago, it all started with a BIG BANG. But if you think the Earth has calmed down since then—think again! Diagrams of geologic eras and a 24-hour Earth clock. Map of Earth’s tectonic plates. Source notes. Bibliography. Note about climate change. Full-color illustrations were hand drawn; color and texture were added digitally.

      Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World

      by Reshma Saujani

      Oct 2017

      Nonfiction Middle Plus

      Out of stock
      Since 2012, the nonprofit organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to over 10,000 girls across America. Their mission: to close the gender gap in tech. Time line. Charts. Glossary. Index. Black-and-white illustrations.

      Wicked Bugs (Young Readers Edition): The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth

      by Amy Stewart

      Oct 2017

      Nonfiction Middle Plus

      Out of stock
      Wicked Bugs is an educational, creepy-cool guide to the worst of the worst insects, arachnids, and other arthropods. Explanation of scientific classification. Glossary. Resources. Bibliography. Index. Four-color illustrations.

      The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

      by Susan Goldman Rubin

      Sep 2017

      Nonfiction Middle Plus

      Out of stock
      Since the early nineteenth century, the women of Gee's Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. This photo-essay book explores their history and culture. Map. Instructions for making a quilt square. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white and full-color photographs and reproductions.

      Seven Wonders of the Solar System

      by David A. Aguilar

      Sep 2017

      Nonfiction Middle Plus

      Out of stock
      Travel the near and far reaches of the solar system in this lively, beautifully illustrated Smithsonian nonfiction book. Instructions for creating a replica of Olympus Mons. Resources for further information. Index. Full-color photographs, diagrams, and illustrations.
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