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The Boy on the Wooden Box

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Copies: 7

Leon Leyson loved playing on the Krakow streetcars with his friends and tagging along after his older brothers...

Then, suddenly, German soldiers were: In his country. In his city. In his home.

Seemingly overnight, the life he knew vanished. The Third Reich wanted him, and every other Jew in Europe, dead.

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1000L
The Boy on the Wooden Box

Book: My Autobiography

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Copies: 6

My name is Book and I'll tell you the story of my life...

This is the story of books--told by none other than Book! A delightfully eccentric character, with strong opinions and a poetic turn of phrase, Book tells of a journey from clay tablet to e-reader and everything in between. With stunning illustrations by Neil Packer, Book is an unforgettable blend of memory and musings, illuminated by one of England's leading poets.

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1020L
Book: My Autobiography

Hot Pink: The Life & Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli

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Copies: 6

Shocking pink--or hot pink, as it is called today--was the signature color of designer Elsa Schiaparelli and perhaps her greatest contribution to the fashion world. Schiaparelli (1890-1973) was one of the most innovative designers of the early twentieth century. Many design elements that are taken for granted today she created and brought to the forefront of fashion. She is credited with many firsts: trompe l'oeil sweaters with collars and bows woven in, zippers as design features, wedge heels, shoulder bags, boutiques, and even the concept of a runway show for presenting collections.

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1030L
Hot Pink: The Life & Fashions of Elsa Schiaparelli

Survival of the Sickest

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Copies: 12

Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other living thing on earth. Through a fresh and engaging examination of our evolutionary history, Dr. Moalem reveals how many of the conditions that are diseases today actually gave our ancestors a leg up in the survival sweepstakes. But Survival of the Sickest doesn't stop there.

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The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Teachers Edition

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Copies: 1

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him?

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740L
The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Teachers Edition

Learn to Program with Minecraft

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A blocky introduction to programming. You've bested creepers, traveled deep into caves, and maybe even gone to The End and back—but have you ever transformed a sword into a magic wand? Built a palace in the blink of an eye? Designed your own color-changing disco dance floor? In Learn to Program with Minecraft®, you'll do all this and more with the power of Python, a free language used by millions of professional and first-time programmers!

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JavaScript for Kids

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JavaScript is the programming language of the Internet, the secret sauce that makes the Web awesome, your favorite sites interactive, and online games fun!

JavaScript for Kids is a lighthearted introduction that teaches programming essentials through patient, step-by-step examples paired with funny illustrations. You'll begin with the basics, like working with strings, arrays, and loops, and then move on to more advanced topics, like building interactivity with jQuery and drawing graphics with Canvas.

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Learn to Program with Scratch

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Scratch is a fun, free, beginner-friendly programming environment where you connect blocks of code to build programs. While most famously used to introduce kids to programming, Scratch can make computer science approachable for people of any age. Rather than type countless lines of code in a cryptic programming language, why not use colorful command blocks and cartoon sprites to create powerful scripts?

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Learn to Program with Scratch

Ruby Wizardry

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The Ruby programming language is perfect for beginners: easy to learn, powerful, and fun to use! But wouldn't it be more fun if you were learning with the help of some wizards and dragons?

Ruby Wizardry is a playful, illustrated tale that will teach you how to program in Ruby by taking you on a fantastical journey. As you follow the adventures of young heroes Reuben and Scarlet, you'll learn real porgramming skills, like how to:

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Don't Make Me Think Revisited

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Since Don't Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug's guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it's one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject.

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Raspberry Pi Cookbook

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The world of Raspberry Pi is evolving quickly, with many new interface boards and software libraries becoming available all the time. In this cookbook, prolific hacker and author Simon Monk provides more than 200 practical recipes for running this tiny low-cost computer with Linux, programming it with Python, and hooking up sensors, motors, and other hardware—including Arduino.

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Abraham Lincoln: A Giant Among Presidents

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Copies: 5

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. . . . I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. - Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln grew up with little more than a second-grade education. His father thought school was a waste of time and wanted young Abe to learn carpentry and farming instead. Even so, Lincoln developed a love of reading so great that he would often walk five miles just to borrow a book. In time, his reading would help to shape a sharp mind, a keen sense of humor, and a kind heart.

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Animal Rescue

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Copies: 5

When it comes to animal rescue, the rescuer is often a human rescuing an animal. But it can also involve an animal rescuing a human. This book tells true stories from both sides amazing feats of courage, kindness, and love:
-Tossed out on the side of the road, Lucky was one unlucky cat until Jen adopted him. One stormy night, Lucky gets the chance to show his devotion when an escaped prisoner crashes through the front door and attacks Jen.
-A toothless old dog named Poochie puts herself in the direct path of a charging alligator in order to protect her friend.

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840L
Animal Rescue

Making the Most of Your Life: Eight Motivational Stories & Essays

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Copies: 6

How do some people accomplish so much with their lives? Is it that they're just lucky? Or amazingly smart? Or is it that they are ordinary people who have learned to motivate themselves, even when the going gets tough? Read about real-life people who have faced real-life obstacles--maybe some of the same obstacles that stand between you and the achievement of your dreams. Despite their problems, all have found ways to motivate themselves to succeed. Here are four of the people you'll meet in this book:

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870L
Making the Most of Your Life: Eight Motivational Stories & Essays

Letters My Mother Never Read: An Abandoned Child's Journey

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Copies: 5

When her mother died in a fire, eight-year-old Jerri thought life couldn't get worse. She was wrong. Sent to live with people who didn't want her, Jerri was powerless to stop her once-happy childhood from becoming a nightmare of cruelty and neglect. Only a stubborn belief in her own worth and a fierce will to live allowed her to reach adulthood physically and emotionally intact. This is a book that will inspire not only those who have been orphans or foster children, but anyone who has known the pain of being unwanted.

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870L
Letters My Mother Never Read: An Abandoned Child's Journey

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