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The Octopus Scientists


            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


              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


              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


              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!


                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 »

100 Events That Made History


                100 Events That Made History : Memorable Moments That Shaped the Modern World by Clare Hibbert, Andrea Mills, Rona Skene, and Sarah Tomley Shares facts about one hundred events from history that shaped the modern world, including the French Revolution, Cuban missile crisis, and Columbus’ discovery of the Americas. Read More »