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Bertha Takes a Drive: How the Benz Automobile Changed the World

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"Bertha, Richard, and Eugen pushed a strange machine out of the shop and into the alley. They were sneaking away with Papa's invention!"

Bertha Benz is no ordinary woman. She's determined to show the world a revolutionary invention: the automobile.

With her two young boys, Bertha defies Germany's law against motor vehicles and sets out to drive nearly sixty miles in her husband's Benz Motorwagen. The vehicle hits many bumps in the road, but nothing can stop Bertha - she's fearless and resourceful, and a savvy hands-on mechanic.

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NC940L
Bertha Takes a Drive: How the Benz Automobile Changed the World

Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean

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Dive into the fascinating world of dolphins in the spiritual and scientific exploration of the beloved sea creatures. Inspired by an encounter with a pod of spinner dolphins off the coast of Maui, author Susan Casey embarked on a two-year global adventure to study these remarkable beings.

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1070L
Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

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Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone know he can barely read or write. But those troubles don't compare with grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason's best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family's orchard. An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can't understand why Lieutenant Baird won't believe the story Mason has told about that day.

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310L
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People Are Perfect Partners

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It's no secret that people and pups are best friends. But did you know that this special bond dates back tens of thousands of years?

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1020L
Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People Are Perfect Partners

Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

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In the wooded heart of Pennsylvania, a house perches atop a waterfall. The water's tune echoes through its sunlight-dappled rooms, and the facade blends effortlessly into the rock and forest behind it. This is Fallingwater, an architectural masterpiece born from the marriage of meticulous research and unbounded imagination, the legacy of the lauded American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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620L
Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece

Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World

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Asteroids bombard our atmosphere all the time. Some are harmless, burning up completely in a flash of light, or breaking into bits of rock that scatter on the earth. But others explode in the sky with a great sonic boom, smashing windows and throwing people to the ground. Worst of all, some asteroids strike our planet head-on, blasting out massive craters and destroying everything nearby on impact.

Lexile: 
1070L
Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World

The War I Finally Won

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When Ada’s clubfoot is surgically fixed at last, she knows for certain that she’s not what her mother said she was—damaged, deranged, crippled mentally as well as physically. She’s not a daughter anymore, either. Who is she now?

World War II rages on, and Ada and her brother, Jamie, move with their guardian, Susan, into a cottage with the iron-faced Lady Thorton and her daughter, Maggie. Life in the crowded home is tense. Then Ruth moves in. Ruth, a Jewish girl, from Germany. A German? Could Ruth be a spy?

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HL520L
The War I Finally Won

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