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Explore Spring!: 25 Great Ways to Learn about Spring
by Maxine Anderson ISBN: 9780978503741

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From tracking spring peepers and raising tadpoles to learning about seeds and recording plant growth, "Explore Spring! 25 Great Ways to Learn About Spring" invites young readers to explore the wonders of spring by becoming scientists in the field. Combining hands-on learning with solid science, trivia, riddles, and terrific illustrations, projects investigate "the reason for the season" and include identifying trees and measuring their growth, recording soil temperature, and observing the forest floor. Bird migration and nest building are covered, and the movement of air and water is studied with experiments in capillary action and in such activities as "Making Parachutes," Making Kites," and "Mapping Air Currents with Bubbles."

 

 

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The Cuckoo's Haiku: And Other Birding Poems
by Michael J Rosen ISBN: 9780763630492

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A joyful primer on the pleasures of bird-watching merges haiku, notes for identifying species, and exquisite watercolor illustrations.

In spare and graceful words, poet and birder Michael J. Rosen captures

the forecasting call of the mysterious cuckoo as well as essential characteristics of more than twenty commonly seen North American birds. This artfully compiled field notebook -- enriched by the evocative artwork of watercolorist Stan Fellows -- captures the excitement of recognizing a bird, whether a darting kingfi sher, a wandering wild turkey, or a chirpy house sparrow.

 

 

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Disney High School Musical 3 Senior Year: The Junior Novel
by N B Grace ISBN: 9781423112020

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The school year is almost over, and the seniors are buzzing with excitement, looking forward to the spring musical, prom and graduation. A college recruiter from a top performing arts school will watch this year's musical and award a scholarship to one of the four graduating students: Sharpay, Ryan, Kelsi,or Troy.

 

 

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Handsprings
by Douglas Florian  ISBN: 9780060092801

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Twenty-nine poems about spring are illustrated with Douglas Florian's distinctive and buoyant watercolours and extol the many virtues of the season-from those muddy puddles and emerging bulbs to rain showers and rainbows and that first day without mittens. 

 

 

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Little Town on the Prairie
by Laura Ingalls Wilder  ISBN: 9780060885434

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The long winter is finally over, and with spring comes a new job for Laura, town parties, and more time to spend with Almanzo Wilder. Laura also tries to help Ma and Pa save money for Mary to go to college.

 

 

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Return of Meteor Boy
(Second book in the Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy series)

by William Boniface  ISBN: 9780060774677

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Uh-Oh!

The super town of Superopolis is hiding a gigantic secret! Years ago, a young superhero named Meteor Boy mysteriously vanished during a dangerous mission. But what really happened to him?

Not only that!

There may be more to the Meteor Boy secret than anybody suspected! As Ordinary Boy begins to investigate, he discovers that nobody knows where Meteor Boy came from in the first place . . . and clues start to indicate that he may in fact still be alive.

Who is Meteor Boy?

As the Amazing Indestructo plots to exploit the memory of Meteor Boy for profit, Ordinary Boy knows that the time has come to solve the mystery once and for all. And then Superopolis will finally know the real truth about Meteor Boy. . . .

In a town where everyone is extraordinary, this might just be a job for . . . Ordinary Boy.