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Kids nonfiction new titles

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How to get hijab ready  by Aisha Elwan

How to get hijab ready

Aisha Elwan

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A modern and colorful how-ro book with practical tips to help any girl begin her personal journey wearing hijab. This book is full of tips and helpful ideas: How to find hijab friendly outfits depending on the season. How to choose the kind of hijab you...

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Balloon to the Moon  by Gill Arbuthnott

Balloon to the Moon

Gill Arbuthnott

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Long before anyone had designed a rocket, the Montgolfier brothers were making hot air balloons. In October 1783, they became the first people to experience controlled flight. Balloon to the Moon starts there and leads to Neil Armstrong's 'small step'...

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Pearl Fairweather, pirate captain  by Jayneen Sanders

Pearl Fairweather, pirate captain

Jayneen Sanders

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Captain Pearl Fairweather is a brave, fair and strong pirate captain. She and her diverse crew of twenty-four women sail the seven seas on the good ship, Harmony, looking only for adventure. All is well, until the day Captain Sandy McCross sails into...

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Mummies, myths, and mysteries  by Dan Gutman

Mummies, myths, and mysteries

Dan Gutman

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Did you know that ancient Egyptians treated infections by putting moldy bread on them? Did you know that ancient Roman workers would stomp around barefoot in big tubs filled with urine to clean their clothes?

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He's not naughty!  by Deborah Brownson

He's not naughty!

Deborah Brownson

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Taryn and Jake are best friends who have lots of similarities and lots of differences. One of the differences is that Jake has autism and Taryn doesn't, which means they can act differently sometimes. Taryn knows that people with autism are often mistaken...

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Woodland book  by Emily Bone

Woodland book

Emily Bone

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A beautifully illustrated guide to the wildlife, plants, history and magic of woodlands. Children can discover their inner explorer, learning how to identify trees, track animals, build woodland shelters, draw maps and discover legends set in woods. ...

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No more poems!  by Rhett Miller

No more poems!

Rhett Miller

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Shares humorous poems about such subjects as disco baths, sneaky sisters, nose hairs, and wanting a dog.

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A computer called Katherine  by Suzanne Slade

A computer called Katherine

Suzanne Slade

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Katherine Johnson grew up during a time when women were not encouraged to excel in the fields of math and science, and when African-Americans were heavily discriminated against. But she was so good at math that she zoomed ahead of her elementary scho...

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Your mind is like the sky  by Bronwen Ballard

Your mind is like the sky

Bronwen Ballard

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This beautiful picture book, written by a child psychologist and illustrated by award-winning artist Laura Carlin, helps children understand their emotions and develop healthy thinking habits. Your mind is like the sky. Sometimes its clear and blue -...

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Look inside your body  by Louie Stowell

Look inside your body

Louie Stowell

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A flap book that introduces children to the way their own bodies work. It is full of surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained, including flaps beneath flaps and a cheeky peek inside a toilet cubicle. It shows young readers how their brains work,...

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The secret lives of unicorns  by Temisa Seraphini

The secret lives of unicorns

Temisa Seraphini

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Discover just how much you didn't know about unicorns in this illustrated guide.

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Aroha's way  by Craig Phillips

Aroha's way

Craig Phillips

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Come along on a journey with Aroha, as she wards off nervousness, fear, worrying thoughts and apprehension, with simple, yet effective tools that everyone can use.

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Philosophers  by Susanna Wright

Philosophers

Susanna Wright

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Think outside of the box with 20 of the world's brilliant thinkers. Discover the lives of ten female and ten male philosophers from throughout history and from around the world. Philosophers is a perfect introduction to philosophy and some of the most...

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Icelandic for beginners kids  by Amyas Andrea

Icelandic for beginners kids

Amyas Andrea

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Welcome to this simple English to Icelandic kids' books for beginners. You will agree with me that it is always better to go from the known to the unknown. Therefore, in this book, you will learn about numbers, colors, shapes, days of the week, parts...

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Infomania  by Jon Richards

Infomania

Jon Richards

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Discover information in a new way with the bold graphics, rainbow of colours and fascinating facts found in Infomania. From awesome record-breakers to amazing Top 10s and fascinating facts on the fastest, tallest and most exciting things out there, I...

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Kids can code!  by Ian Garland

Kids can code!

Ian Garland

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Coding Activities and Adventures for Kids! Unleash the master coder in your child with this activity-filled guide! Fun coding adventures show kids just how far their imagination can take them. (Did you know coding took us to the moon?!) Complete with...

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Mahatma Gandhi  by Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Vegara

Mahatma Gandhi

Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Ve...

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As a young teenager in India, Gandhi led a rebellious life and went against his parents' values. But as a young man, he started to form beliefs of his own that harked back to the Hindu principles of his childhood. Gandhi began to dream of unity for all...

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Earth  by Susan Martineau

Earth

Susan Martineau

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Explore the physical geography of Planet Earth! From volcanic eruptions to the water cycle, a curious world of fascinating facts and figures is now at your fingertips. Journey through different climates and discover what lies at the centre of the Earth...

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Humans  by Susan Martineau

Humans

Susan Martineau

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Explore the human geography of our world! From languages to population growth, a curious history of fascinating facts and figures is now at your fingertips. Discover why different countries work together, where our food comes from and how much rubbish...

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Animals  by Susan Martineau

Animals

Susan Martineau

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Explore the link between humans and the animal kingdom! From food chains to endangered species, a curious pack of fascinating facts and figures is now at your fingertips. Discover why isolated islands shelter unique species, where the fastest creatures...

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Alphabreaths  by Christopher Willard

Alphabreaths

Christopher Willard

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In Alphabreaths, children will learn their ABCs and the basics of mindfulness through playful breathing exercises. Breaths like Mountain Breath and Redwood Breath will connect them with nature, while breaths like Heart Breath and Wish Breath will help...

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1000 things in nature  by Mar Ferrero

1000 things in nature

Mar Ferrero

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This beautifully illustrated reference book shows 1000 things found in nature, from familiar bugs and flowers to exotic birds of paradise and fascinating undersea creatures. Children can pore over topics such as 'In the jungle', 'Ice and snow' and 'F...

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Dingo  by Claire Saxby

Dingo

Claire Saxby

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Can you see her? There, deep in the stretching shadows, a dingo. Her pointed ears twitch. Her tawny eyes flash in the low-slung sun. Dingo listens. Dusk is a busy time. Dusk is the time for hunting.

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Chewbacca  by Ruth Amos

Chewbacca

Ruth Amos

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Who is Chewbacca? Just how tall is he? What is his most dangerous adventure? Perfect for children who are new to Star Wars and also for young fans of the movies, this exciting guide will answer these questions and many more and teach children fun facts...

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David Bowie  by Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Vegara

David Bowie

Ma Isabel (María Isabel) Sánchez Ve...

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As a child, young David had a head full of songs and ideas. He was inspired by the pop and mod scenes in Britain to pick up the saxophone. After earning his stripes in some of the coolest bands in London, David splashed onto the solo scene. His songw...

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月亮的绘本  by 大薮健一

月亮的绘本

大薮健一

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生气了也没关系  by Michaelene Mundy

生气了也没关系

Michaelene Mundy

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新生儿的到来  by Emily Menendez-Aponte

新生儿的到来

Emily Menendez-Aponte

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摩天轮  by 福井优子

摩天轮

福井优子

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什么更重要  by John Mark Falkenhain

什么更重要

John Mark Falkenhain

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培养自己的美德  by Juliette Garesché Dages

培养自己的美德

Juliette Garesché Dages

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分清是非对错  by Lisa Engelhardt

分清是非对错

Lisa Engelhardt

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森林报春  by Vitaliĭ Bianki

森林报春

Vitaliĭ Bianki

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怎样交到好朋友  by Christine A. Adams

怎样交到好朋友

Christine A. Adams

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快乐做自己  by Christine A. Adams

快乐做自己

Christine A. Adams

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如何与烦恼相处  by Christine A. Adams

如何与烦恼相处

Christine A. Adams

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给孩子的造物大书  by Aldren Auld Watson

给孩子的造物大书

Aldren Auld Watson

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食物从哪里来?  by Agostino Traini

食物从哪里来?

Agostino Traini

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玛格利特  by Carolyn Laroche

玛格利特

Carolyn Laroche

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马蒂斯  by Carolyn Laroche

马蒂斯

Carolyn Laroche

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米罗  by Carolyn Laroche

米罗

Carolyn Laroche

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妮基。圣法勒  by Sandrine Andrew

妮基。圣法勒

Sandrine Andrew

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保罗。克利  by Sandrine Andrew

保罗。克利

Sandrine Andrew

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Find Tom in time. Ancient Egypt  by Fatti Burke

Find Tom in time. Ancient Egypt

Fatti Burke

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"Tom's not only lost in time, he's lost his cat, too! Can you find Tom and his naughty cat, Digby, on every page? Packed with detailed artwork, fascinating ancient Egyptian facts and over 100 other things to find - from a sphinx missing a paw to a ch...

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Greatest animal stories

Greatest animal stories

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Offers seventeen classic stories about animals.

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Hacks for Minecrafters  by Megan Miller

Hacks for Minecrafters

Megan Miller

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With Minecraft hacks master builder, kids will learn how to build the coolest stuff, including an underwater house, a pirate ship, and a fortified castle! Other tips will help gamers: Find the best locations, choose their favorite style, learn how to...

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Sikh gurdwara  by Kanwaljit Kaur-Singh

Sikh gurdwara

Kanwaljit Kaur-Singh

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Explores places of worship to gain an insight into the beliefs and practices of the major world religions. What is a gurdwara for? Who is Guru Nanak? What is the Guru Granth Sahib? How do Sikhs worship? All these questions and more are explored in this...

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Birds  by Ben Hoare

Birds

Ben Hoare

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Meet incredible birds - from eagles, owls, and parrots, to hummingbirds, penguins, and birds of paradise - in this children's book full of photographs and illustrations, fascinating facts, and engaging challenges. Find out how birds from around the world...

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Castles  by Philip Steele

Castles

Philip Steele

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This children's history book has everything you need to know about medieval castles, including knights, jousting, sieges, drawbridges, and forts. Learn about castle design, from the earliest motte and bailey styles to stone fortresses and beautiful castles...

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You wouldn't want to live in a medieval castle!  by Jacqueline Morley

You wouldn't want to live in a medieval castle!

Jacqueline Morley

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You're a country girl in 13th-century England and there's trouble ahead. The year is 1215 and King John is in a power struggle with his barons, lords of Norman-French descent. The king has been forced to sign an agreement with the barons - the Magna Carta...

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You wouldn't want to sail in the Spanish Armada!  by John Malam

You wouldn't want to sail in the Spanish Armada!

John Malam

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May, 1588. You are a sailor in the service of King Philip II of Spain, and your country is about to send ̀la felicissima armada' (Spanish for ̀the most fortunate fleet') to invade England, your enemy. The Spanish Armada is a fleet of ships and its mission...

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To the moon and back  by Buzz Aldrin

To the moon and back

Buzz Aldrin

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Pop-Up book for kids about the historic Apollo 11 landing, on its 50th anniversary.

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Goodnight songs  by Margaret Wise Brown

Goodnight songs

Margaret Wise Brown

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Twelve seasonal lullabies are illustrated by contemporary artists, including Floyd Cooper, Leo Espinosa, and Dadu Shin.

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Fly with me  by Jane Yolen

Fly with me

Jane Yolen

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A family of dedicated birders presents an illustrated tribute to birds featuring a combination of scientific facts, folklore, poems, and songs.

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Charles Darwin's on the origin of species  by Sabina (Graphic artist) Radeva

Charles Darwin's on the origin of species

Sabina (Graphic artist) Radeva

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"The first ever picture-book retelling of Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species. On The Origin of Species has been the definitive explanation of the theory of evolution since it was first published in 1859. Pulling together Darwin's observations from...

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Unstoppable me!  by Wayne W. Dyer

Unstoppable me!

Wayne W. Dyer

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Following in the footsteps of Dr. Wayne Dyer's first children's book, the "Incredible You!", this work goes even further toward expressing Wayne's positive message for children. In "Unstoppable Me!", Dr. Dyer teaches children how to hold on to the no...

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Mary Jones and her Bible  by Mary E. (Mary Emily) Ropes

Mary Jones and her Bible

Mary E. (Mary Emily) Ropes

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Mary Jones lived in Wales over 200 years ago. She worked hard, she loved her parents and she was a happy girl. Only one thing was missing. Mary longed to have a Bible of her own.

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Bugs  by Andrea Mills

Bugs

Andrea Mills

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DK findout! Bugs takes kids close to all kinds of creepy-crawlies with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. The DK findout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them ...

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Owling  by Mark Chester Wilson

Owling

Mark Chester Wilson

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Meet the 19 different kinds of owls that call North America home. Explores the lives of owls in the wild, daytime roosts, nighttime hunts, calls, feathers, and pellets.

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Backyard adventure  by Amanda Thomsen

Backyard adventure

Amanda Thomsen

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The backyard has long been a space associated with recreation and relaxation, a private patch of earth to escape to, and a springboard for the imagination. In her signature style and drawing on her personal experience as a mother, gardener, and author,...

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Make this!  by Ella Schwartz

Make this!

Ella Schwartz

Book

Instructions for creating items using scientific methods.

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Little Larry goes to school  by Gerry Ellis

Little Larry goes to school

Gerry Ellis

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Nonfiction picture book about a young, orphaned chimpanzee who must start at a new school, where he will learn how to climb and build his confidence. Will the sanctuary keepers and other chimpanzees be able to teach Little Larry how to climb so he can...

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Brother, sister, me and you  by Mary Quattlebaum

Brother, sister, me and you

Mary Quattlebaum

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Little ones will delight in the similarities lion, turtle, and even bee siblings have with human brothers and sisters in this charming read-aloud book. It opens with 10 kinds of animal siblings and segues naturally into young human brothers and sisters....

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Animal smackdown  by Emily Krieger

Animal smackdown

Emily Krieger

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Enter the ring to witness an epic battle of brawn between an ant and an elephant! A chimp vs. a crow in a showdown of wits! An emperor penguin vs. a pygmy mamoset in a contest for cutest creature! Some of the victors might surprise you and all of these...

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1,000 facts about ancient Egypt  by Nancy Honovich

1,000 facts about ancient Egypt

Nancy Honovich

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Mummies, pyramids, pharaohs, King Tut! Kids everywhere are fascinated by the wonders of ancient Egypt, and this colorful reference book is jam-packed with 1,000 fascinating facts. From the Great Pyramid and the Valley of the Kings to the Nile River a...

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Weird but true! Know-it-all  by Sarah Wassner Flynn

Weird but true! Know-it-all

Sarah Wassner Flynn

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"The classic stories from Greek mythology come to life in this latest installment in the Weird But True Know-It-All series, featuring Zeus, Hades, Athena, Poseidon, Artemis, Heracles, Prometheus, and many more! From the god who gave mankind fire, to who...

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History's mysteries. Freaky phenomena  by Kitson Jazynka

History's mysteries. Freaky phenomena

Kitson Jazynka

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"Curious kids itching for real-life Indiana Jones-like intrigue will get swept away with the next book in this spine-tingling series about solving puzzles of the past--from whole civilizations that have vanished to mystifying monuments and urban...

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Awesome 8 epic  by Julie (Children's author) Beer

Awesome 8 epic

Julie (Children's author) Beer

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"From ancient mysteries to high-altitude adventures, Awesome 8 epic features the speediest, funkiest, strangest, and most fantastical and colorful topics ever. Take a seat in the worlds largest rocking chair, gaze into the most astonishing eyes of a ...

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Polar eyes  by Tanya Patrick

Polar eyes

Tanya Patrick

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Where do penguins go to dance? What is it like to sleep in an igloo? And have you ever wondered how ancient ice can be used as a time machine? Discover the answers and more in Polar Eyes, a new interactive children's book about Antarctica. Polar Eyes...

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Horribly hilarious joke book  by Terry Deary

Horribly hilarious joke book

Terry Deary

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Hundreds of horribly hilarious historical jokes in one laugh-out-loud book make this a must-have book for any Horrible Histories fan. Literally laugh your head off at this comical collection of nasty bits.

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