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The Water Cycle by Nate Ball

water cycle

The PBS television host and his team of young scientists investigate how the water cycle works by shrinking themselves down to the size of a raindrop to explore such elements as ice, steam, estuaries, snowflakes, and puddles.

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The Great Penguin Rescue by Sandra Markle

great penguin rescue

The African Penguin population is critically low, due to various factors including climate change. Scientists and volunteers with a South African organization are helping to rescue these endangered birds by rearing abandoned chicks.

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Big Cats by Seymour Simon

big cats

Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of various species of big cats.

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Growing Up with Aloha by Kirby Larson

growing up with aloha

Nine-year-old Nanea Mitchell may be the youngest in her family, but she still wants to "dip her paddle in" and be useful. She knows she's grown-up enough to help in her grandparents' market. But before she can prove that she's ready for more responsibility, the unthinkable happens: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, the naval base where her father works, and America is at war! With friends and family missing, and rumors of more attacks to come, Nanea worries will life ever be the same again?

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Prints in the Sand by Erin Falligant

prints in the sand

The puka shells jingle in my hand. I don't want to lose them, so I slide the necklace over my head. But as I pull my hair out from under the string of shells, the ground drops from beneath my feet. I feel the whoosh of an ocean breeze, and then a pink mist covers my eyes . . . What if you suddenly found yourself in Nanea's hometown of Honolulu during World War Two? Together, you and Nanea could send secret messages for the war effort or work in a Victory Garden. You could learn how to hula dance or help a lost dog. As you read, you decide what happens by choosing your own path through this multiple-ending story.

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Hula For the Home Front by Kirby Larson

hula for the home front

Nanea Mitchell had hoped that going back to school would make life seem normal again. But everything has changed since the war started, including Miss Smith's wonderful classroom. Nanea' dear friend Donna is gone, and now there's a new girl who seems to be getting all of Miss Smith's attention. There are also worries at home as Nanea' big brother talks about joining the Army. Nanea can't bear the thought of him leaving. In the swirl of changes, Nanea turns to hula. Dancing always makes her feel better. Then, Nanea gets a big idea-- could hula help lift the spirits of the soldiers, too?

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Caveboy is Bored! by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

caveboy is bored

Most days Caveboy has lots of fun things to do, like taking care of his pet rock and playing baseball. But today, he is bored. Mama is hunting, Papa is repainting their cave, and his friend Mags is busy. He could play with Sister, but sisters smell like burps! Will Caveboy ever find someone to play with?

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The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

dreadful tale of prosper redding

A modern New England boy must rid himself of the ancient demon inhabiting his body and break his family's curse.

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The Witch's Glass by Holly Grant

the witchs glass

Members of The League of Beastly Dreadfuls venture to the most forbidden back alleys of Nowhere Special seeking an unbreakable glass cabinet that holds the key to Anastasia's missing grandfather.

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Ban This Book by Alan Gratz

ban this book

A fourth grader fights back when From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg is challenged by a well-meaning parent and taken off the shelves of her school library. Amy Anne is shy and soft-spoken, but don't mess with her when it comes to her favorite book in the whole world. Amy Anne and her lieutenants wage a battle for the books that will make you laugh and pump your fists as they start a secret banned books locker library, make up ridiculous reasons to ban every single book in the library to make a point, and take a stand against censorship.

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The Shackleton Sabotage by Dee Garretson

shackleton sabotage

Following clues provided by the secretive Reddimus Society, the four Alden siblings travel to a dingo sanctuary in Australia and to Shakleton's hut in Antarctica to deliver the fifth and sixth artifacts, and then they work to unmask the traitor traveling with them.

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Refugee by Alan Gratz

refugee

Although separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a Cuban girl trying to escape the riots and unrest plaguing her country in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn apart by violence and destruction, embark on harrowing journeys in search of refuge, discovering shocking connections that tie their stories together.

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