• The Circulatory Story

    by Mary K. Corcoran Year Published: 2010
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    "Humorous text paired with comic illustrations, brings anatomy and science of the body to life for young readers in this exploration of the circulatory system. From the author and illustrator of THE QUEST TO DIGEST comes another playful way to learn about the body and its inner workings. Readers follow a red blood cell on its journey through the heart, lungs, veins, arteries, capillaries, and more, as they see how the body combats disease, performs gas exchanges, and fights plaque. This whimsical glimpse into the human body is fun and informative, perfect for the classroom or the home, and is sure to please the most curious of readers."


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  • Love that Dog

    by Sharon Creech Year Published: 2003

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    Room 105 -- Miss Stretchberry

    September 13


    I don't want to
    because boys 
    don't write poetry.

    Girls do.

    Meet Jack, who tells his story with a little help from some paper, a pencil, his teacher, and a dog named Sky.

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  • Mountains

    by Seymour Simon Year Published:

    This book introduces various mountain ranges, how they are formed and shaped, and how they affect vegetation and animals, including humans.

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  • Hatchet

    by Gary Paulsen Year Published: 1987

    "Brian is on his way to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack. Thirteen-year-old Brian is forced to crash-land the plane in a lake, and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness with only his clothing and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present before his departure. Brian had been distraught over his parents' impending divorce and the secret he carries about his mother, but now he is truly desolate and alone. Exhausted, terrified, and hungry, Brian struggles to find food and make a shelter for himself. He has no special knowledge of the woods, and he must find a new kind of awareness and patience as he meets each day's challenges. Is the water safe to drink? Are the berries he finds poisonous? Slowly, Brian learns to turn adversity to his advantage; an invading porcupine unexpectedly shows him how to make fire, a devastating tornado shows him how to retrieve supplies from the submerged airplane. Most of all, Brian leaves behind the self-pity he has felt about his predicament as he summons the courage to stay alive.

    A story of survival and of transformation, this riveting book has sparked many a reader's interest in venturing into the wild."

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  • Woods Runner

    by Gary Paulsen Year Published: 2010

    Woods Runner is a 2010 young adult novel by Gary Paulsen that takes place during the year 1776. It is about a 13-year-old boy named Samuel living during the Revolutionary War whose house is burnt down by British soldiers while he is out hunting.

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  • Gifts from the Gods

    by Lise Lunge-Larsen Year Published: 2011

    Every word has its own story to tell.  And the most fascinating words come from the names of Gods and Goddesses, heroes and humans, in Greek and Roman mythology.

    "A treat for myth lover and language lover alike, this smart and well-executed compilation should provide readers with a deeper understanding of the ways in which language evolves and of the surprising symbolism behind certain words." -Publisher's Weekly, starred review

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  • Holes

    by Louis Sachar Year Published: 1998

    Holes is a 1998 young adult novel written by Louis Sachar and first published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The book centers on an unlucky teenage boy named Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile corrections facility in a desert in Texas, after being falsely accused of theft.

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