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A Storm Too Soon

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          A Storm Too Soon : A True Storm Rescue by Michael Tougia When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a calamitous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive afloat a life raft in violent waves 80 feet tall. Read More »

This Kid Can Fly

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              This Kid Can Fly: It’s About Ability (Not Disability) by Aaron Philip with Tonya Bolden Fourteen-year-old creator of the Tumblr blog, Aaron Philip, traces his remarkable experiences that demonstrate how his abilities and achievements have defined him more than the challenges of his cerebral palsy.   Read More »

The Octopus Scientists

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            The Octopus Scientists: Exploring the Mind of a Mollusk by Sy Montgomery Looks at the work of renowned octopus scientist Jennifer Mather and a team of researchers on the island of Moorea, where they work to learn more about octopuses and their behavior.   Read More »

Rising Above

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              Rising Above : How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges In Their Youth to Become Stars by Gregory Zuckerman with Elijah and Gabriel Zuckerman Athlete after athlete in this book found discipline, hope, and inspiration on the playing field, rising above their circumstances. Filled with first-hand accounts from stars who exemplify the idea of enduring ... Read More »

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

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              Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark ; illustrated by April Chu Offers an illustrated telling of the story of Ada Byron Lovelace, from her early creative fascination with mathematics and science and her devastating bout with measles, to the ground-breaking algorithm she wrote for Charles Babbage’s analytical engine. Read More »

Atlas of Adventures

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              Atlas of Adventures : A Collection of Natural Wonders, Exciting Experiences and Fun Festivities from the Four Corners of the Globe by Rachel Williams and illustrated by Lucy Letherland Presents information about some of the greatest places around the world, from the Grand Canyon to the Great Barrier Reef. Includes seek and find ... Read More »

My House Is Alive!

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                My House Is Alive! : The Weird and Wonderful Sounds Your House Makes by Scot Ritchie Introduces readers to some of the strange, creepy, and apparently unexplained noises a house can make, and offers clear, simple scientific explanations for what those sounds might be. Read More »