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December 15, 2017

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Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most popular Nonfiction books for children.

 

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Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist
Keating, Jess

At 9 years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but Eugenie knew better and set out to prove it. Despite many obstacles in her path, Eugenie was able to study the creatures she loved so much. From her many discoveries to the shark-related myths she dispelled, Eugenie's wide scientific contributions led to the well-earned nickname "Shark Lady"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 10 copies

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Coding Projects in Python

Coding Projects in Python

Presents an introduction to the Python programming language with illustrated steps for creating simple projects, including an animal quiz, a password picker, a robot builder, and a screen pet.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 10 copies

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Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer
Stanley, Diane

"A fascinating look at Ada Lovelace, the pioneering computer programmer and the daughter of the poet Lord Byron."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 8 copies

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Superflex Takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables

Superflex Takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables
Madrigal, Stephanie

In this new teaching comic book in the Superflex series, the superhero, Superflex, swoops down to help Aiden overcome the Unthinkable, Glassman (who causes our over-reactions to small things), at just the right time: the first day of school! This very popular comic book works well with K-5 students. Superflex shows elementary school students how they can use strategies to conquer their own "Team of Unthinkables," including Glassman and other characters. In the process, students learn to calm Glassman and ways to assess the size of problems and other issues. As students face Glassman and other Unthinkables, they build up and learn to flex nimble, new mind muscles -- thinking skills that help them manage and work on the thoughts and behaviors that may be causing them problems. The step-by-step strategies and lessons in this book guide students, with their teachers and parents, through a full "training session" in their own Superflex academy. Quizzes and tip sheets are built into the book. By teaching students to explore the differences between Superflex and the student's own motley crew of Unthinkables, students can better understand and modify their behaviors and, as they progress and graduate from the academy, see the rewards of doing so!


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 3 copies

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The Circle of Thanks

The Circle of Thanks
Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

Fourteen poems with themes of thanksgiving and appreciation of nature, based in part on traditional Native American songs and prayers.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 1 copies

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Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy

Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy
Sornson, Robert

After Emily asks her big sister what the word empathy means, Emily decides to pay closer attention to others during her day.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 5 copies

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The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of An American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics

The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of An American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics
Brown, Daniel James, 1951-

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. Adapted for young readers.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 20 copies

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Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music
Engle, Margarita

Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 21 copies

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Garfield: Volume 3

Garfield: Volume 3
Evanier, Mark

This latest collection of Garfield's return to comic books sends the gang into some wacky adventures, as Odie makes a new friend, Pet Force takes on a scary team of SuperVillains, and Garfield faces his most fearsome foe, the Lasagna Monster! Mark Evanier, Gary Barker, Andy Hirsch, and an amazing group of guest artists bring home even more fun with the Fat Cat!


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 4 on 5 copies

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I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness

I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness
Verde, Susan

"When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice from the bestselling picture-book dream team that brought us I Am Yoga. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present. Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, Susan Verde's gentle, concrete narration and Peter H. Reynolds's expressive watercolor illustrations bring the tenets of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level. Featuring an author's note about the importance of mindfulness and a guided meditation for children, I Am Peace will help readers of all ages feel grounded and restored."--Amazon.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 14 copies

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