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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

Everyday Heroes

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....Is a hero simply someone who has achieved great financial and popular success? Is heroism just about money and fame? If so, any rich celebrity could qualify as a hero.

Or does being a hero have to do with the quality of a person's character? is it more about courage, determination, and a kind of inner fire that keeps a person going in the face of all kinds of difficulties?

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820L
Everyday Heroes

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

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Eleven-year-old Perry T. Cook shouldn't be living in a prison; he has committed no crime.

Perry was born and raised at the Blue River Co-ed Correctional Facility in tiny Surprise, Nebraska. His mom is a resident on Cell Block C. So far, Warden Daugherty has made it possible for them to be together. Anyone who knows about the arrangement is quietly okay with it. But when Perry is discovered by the new, ambitious district attorney, Thomas VanLeer, everything changes.

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540L
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

The Jerrie Mock Story: The First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World

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In this biography for middle-grade readers, Nancy Roe Pimm tells the story of Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world. In her trusty Cessna, The Spirit of Columbus—also known as Charlie—she traveled from Columbus, Ohio, on an eastward route that totaled nearly twenty-three thousand miles and took almost a month. Overcoming wind, ice, mechanical problems, and maybe even sabotage, Mock persevered.

The Jerrie Mock Story: The First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World

The Secret Subway

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Copies: 6

From an acclaimed author and a New York Times Best Illustrated artist comes the fascinating, little-known—and true!—story of New York City’s first subway.

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AD810L
The Secret Subway

Coding Games in Scratch

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If you like playing computer games, why not create your own? This book has all you need to build thrilling racing challenges, crazy platform games, and fiendish puzzles.

Follow the simple steps to become an expert coder using the popular programming language Scratch™. Improve your coding skills and learn to create, remix, and customize your own games. Share your games online and challenge friends and family to beat each other's scores.

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Coding Games in Scratch

Coding in Scratch: Games Workbook

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Get ready to learn a whole new language: computer coding!

Do you love to play computer games? You can teach yourself how to create your own games with this Scratch programming workbook.

A playful, hands-on introduction to coding your own games in Scratch, the free online coding platform. Helps develop the essential skills needed to work with code, including problem solving and critical thinking. Perfect for beginners, with easy-to-understand, engaging instructions and no complicated jargon.

Get ready, get set, get coding!

Coding in Scratch: Games Workbook

The Story of Seeds

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Copies: 6

The world's seeds are in crisis.

Of 12,000 plant species used for human food, only about 150 are being grown for sale, only eight grains are traded throughout the world, and half of our calories come from just three: rice, wheat, and maize.

This means that our food diversity is diminishing at a shocking rate. More than on in five plants on earth are threatened with extinction. Our lives depend on all kinds of seeds, but they are facing many threats: war-torn countries, damaged habitats, and climate change, to name a few.

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1110L
The Story of Seeds

The Land of Forgotten Girls

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Here are five things Soledad knows to be true:
*What happened to Amelia was her fault.
*Evil Vea will never be her mother. Ever.
*Manny is a good friend. Maybe even the best.
*She'll do anything to protect her little sister Ming.
* Louisiana is not the same as the Philippines. Not even close.

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640L
The Land of Forgotten Girls

Crossing Niagara: The Death-Defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin

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The first spectators arrived early in the morning. By late afternoon, the cliffs were packed with people. They came on steamships from Toronto, on overcrowded trains from Buffalo, and in horse-drawn carriages from every direction.

They all came to see the Great Blondin

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740L
Crossing Niagara: The Death-Defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin

Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

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Have you ever wondered what your dogs are thinking? What they’re feeling? Now you finally can! The answers will surprise and delight you as scientist and dog-owner Alexandra Horowitz explains how our four-legged friends perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human.

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890L
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

The Slowest Book Ever

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Copies: 6

April Pulley Sayre’s wry, quirky storytelling tone shines from the warning on the first page (“This is a S-L-O-W book. Do not read it while surfing, water skiing, or running to escape giant weasels.”) right through to the glossary at the end. In between, readers will explore an astounding variety of information about all things slow—in nature, geology, art, outer space, etc. Throughout, The SLOWEST Book EVER playfully encourages readers to slow down and savor everything.

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940L
The Slowest Book Ever

Trouble the Water

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There's an old yellow dog wandering around town, and you can bet that eleven-year-old Callie--fearless, a little stubborn, and a lot nosy--is gonna figure out who he belongs to. But her sleuthing causes her to cross paths with Wendell, a white boy her very same age. As the two try to find the old dog's owner, their segregated town doesn't take kindly to their new friendship.

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920L
Trouble the Water

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