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Schwartz & Wade #ad - That is, until alfred Ely Beach had the idea for a fan-powered train that would travel underground. New york city in the 1860s was a mess: crowded, disgusting, filled with garbage. On february 26, after fifty-eight days of drilling and painting and plastering, 1870, Beach unveiled his masterpiece—and throngs of visitors took turns swooshing down the track.

The Secret Subway #ad - From an acclaimed author and a new york times Best Illustrated artist comes the fascinating, little-known—and true!—story of New York City’s first subway. You see, way back in 1860, there were no subways, just cobblestone streets. The secret subway will wow readers, just as Beach’s underground train wowed riders over a century ago.

A new york public library best Book for Kids, 2016 Random house USA Inc.

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Here Comes the Garbage Barge!

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Schwartz & Wade #ad - This new york times best illustrated book is a mostly true and completely stinky story that is sure to make you say, “Pee-yew!” Teaching environmental awareness has become a national priority, and this hilarious book subtly drives home the message that we can’t produce unlimited trash without consequences.

Before everyone recycled. The washington Post said, “Cautionary? Yes. What did they do?   enter the garbage barge! amazing art built out of junk, toys, and found objects by Red Nose Studio makes this the perfect book for Earth Day or any day, and photos on the back side of the jacket show how the art was created.

Here Comes the Garbage Barge! #ad - . Hilarious? you betcha!” and the New York Times Book Review raved, “A glorious visual treat. Schwartz Wade Books. There was a town that had 3, 168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it. Here comes the garbage barge was a new york times best illustrated book of 2010, a Huffington Post Best Picture Book of the Year, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

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Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

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Charlesbridge #ad - Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. Schwartz Wade Books. And it was invented entirely by accident. A cool idea with a big splash   You know the Super Soaker.

But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy. A love for rockets, inventions, robots, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson’s life.

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Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers #ad - Schwartz Wade Books. It was a crazy idea, but one that would leave Ada—and her town—forever changed. From award-winning author susan hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash.

Ada ríos grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built on a landfill. She dreamed of playing the violin, but with little money for anything but the bare essentials, it was never an option. Until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrived. Now, the recycled orchestra plays venues around the world, spreading their message of hope and innovation.

Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay #ad - Simon schuster Books for Young Readers. He wanted to give the children of Cateura something special, so he made them instruments out of materials found in the trash.

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The Story of Diva and Flea

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Disney-Hyperion #ad - For as long as he could remember, Flea also lived in Paris, France-but at no fixed address. Disney hyperion. Simon schuster Books for Young Readers. Diva, a curious streetwise cat, a small yet brave dog, and Flea, develop an unexpected friendship in this unforgettable tale of discovery. For as long as she could remember, Diva lived at 11 avenue Le Play in Paris, France.

The Story of Diva and Flea #ad - Schwartz Wade Books. Together, diva and flea explore and share their very different worlds, as only true friends can do. When flea flâneurs past Diva's courtyard one day, their lives are forever changed.

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Counting Thyme

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G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers #ad - Thyme loves her brother, and knows the trial could save his life—she’d give anything for him to be well—but she still wants to go home, although the guilt of not wanting to stay is agonizing. All thyme can do is count the minutes, the hours, and days, and hope time can bring both a miracle for Val and a way back home.

With equal parts heart and humor, melanie Conklin’s debut is a courageous and charming story of love and family—and what it means to be counted. But it also means the owens family has to move to New York, thousands of miles away from Thyme’s best friend and everything she knows and loves. Newbery-winning rules meets counting by 7s in this affecting story of a girl’s devotion to her brother and what it means to be homeWhen eleven-year-old Thyme Owens’ little brother, Val, is accepted into a new cancer drug trial, it’s just the second chance that he needs.

Counting Thyme #ad - G p putnam s sons Books for Young Readers. Simon schuster Books for Young Readers. Schwartz Wade Books. The island of manhattan doesn’t exactly inspire new beginnings, but Thyme tries to embrace the change for what it is: temporary. After val’s treatment shows real promise and Mr. Owens accepts a full-time position in the city, Thyme has to face the frightening possibility that the move to New York is permanent.

She finds herself even more mixed up when her heart feels the tug of new friends, a first crush, and even a crotchety neighbor and his sweet whistling bird.

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Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Awards

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - Harry N Abrams. Simon schuster Books for Young Readers. Juxtaposing his own art with that of lupe’s, author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the remarkable life and work of a man whose art is beloved by many but whose name has remained in obscurity. In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians.

They are the creation of mexican artist José Guadalupe Lupe Posada 1852–1913. The book includes an author’s note, bibliography, glossary, and index. Schwartz Wade Books. They have become synonymous with Mexico’s Día de los Muertos Day of the Dead festival. G p putnam s sons Books for Young Readers. A sibert award winner, pura belpré illustrator honor book, new york times best illustrated Children's Books of 2015 and International Latino Book Award Finalist! Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras—skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities—came to be.

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Awards #ad - He continued to draw cartoons throughout much of his life, but he is best known today for his calavera drawings. Disney hyperion.

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Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game

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Carolrhoda Books ® #ad - G p putnam s sons Books for Young Readers. At a time of widespread segregation and rampant racism, this illegal gathering changed the sport of basketball forever. Simon schuster Books for Young Readers. When they piled into cars and drove through Durham, North Carolina, the members of the Duke University Medical School basketball team only knew that they were going somewhere to play basketball.

Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game #ad - Discover the true story of how in 1944, coach John McLendon orchestrated a secret game between the best players from a white college and his team from the North Carolina College of Negroes. Disney hyperion. Harry N Abrams. They didn't know whom they would play against. But when they came face to face with their opponents, they quickly realized this secret game was going to make history.

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A Tangle of Knots

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Puffin Books #ad - Puffin. Harry N Abrams. Schwartz Wade Books. G p putnam s sons Books for Young Readers. Disney hyperion. A national book award nominee!the magic of savvy meets the complexity of When You Reach Me in this "blithe magical puzzle, " --The Wall Street JournalTold in multiple viewpoints, A Tangle of Knots is a magnificent puzzle.

In a slightly magical world where everyone has a Talent, eleven-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking. But little does she know that fate has set her on a journey from the moment she was born. And her destiny leads her to a mysterious address that houses a lost luggage emporium, a family of children searching for their own Talents, an old recipe,  and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever.

A Tangle of Knots #ad - However, these encounters hold the key to Cady's past and how she became an orphan. If she's lucky, fate may reunite her with her long-lost parent. Lisa graff adds a pinch of magic to a sharply crafted plot to create a novel that will have readers wondering about fate and the way we're all connected. Simon schuster Books for Young Readers.

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Elvis Is King!

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Schwartz & Wade #ad - Simon schuster Books for Young Readers. Harry N Abrams. Puffin. Elvis presley--the king of rock 'n' roll, still beloved by millions of Americans--comes to vibrant, gyrating life in this extraordinary picture-book biography from an award-winning author and the winner of a New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award.

Here's the perfect book for anyone who wants to introduce rock 'n' roll and its king to the child in their lives. Disney hyperion. In single- page "chapters" with titles like "the first cheeseburger ever eaten by elvis" and "shazam! a Blond Boy Turns into a Black-Haired Teenager, to playing his first guitar in grade school, from his birth on the wrong side of the railroad tracks in the Deep South, " readers can follow key moments in Presley's life, to being so nervous during a performance as a teenager that he starts shaking .

Elvis Is King! #ad - And changes the world!jonah winter and red nose studio have created a tour-de-force that captures a boy's loneliness and longing, passion, along with the energy and excitement, and raw talent that was Elvis Presley. Readers will want to pore over this thoroughly engaging volume. Kirkus reviews, starred review Schwartz Wade Books.

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What Was the Great Chicago Fire?

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Penguin Workshop #ad - The chicago waterworks burned down, making it impossible to fight the fire. And practically everything that could go wrong did. Fierce winds helped the blaze jump the Chicago River twice. Firemen first went to the wrong location. Schwartz Wade Books. Grosset Dunlap. Finally after two days, Mother Nature took over, with rain smothering the flames.

Puffin. Harry N Abrams. Did the great chicago fire really start after a cow kicked over a lantern in a barn? Find out the truth in this addition to the What Was? series. On sunday, 1871, october 8, a fire started on the south side of Chicago. A long drought made the neighborhood go up in flames. Simon schuster Books for Young Readers.

What Was the Great Chicago Fire? #ad - Disney hyperion. This overview of a stupendous disaster not only covers the fire but explores the whole history of fire fighting. G p putnam s sons Books for Young Readers.

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