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Stubby the War Dog by Ann Bausum
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American soldier J. Robert Conroy befriended a stray dog with a stumpy tail while training to fight overseas in WWI. They bonded so closely that Conroy smuggled him to Europe, where Stubby accompanied Conroy’s regiment on the Western Front, lending b ...more
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Beetle Busters by Loree Griffin Burns
Beetle Busters
by Loree Griffin Burns (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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This book about the tree-killing Asian longhorned beetle reveals how the help of everyday people, their neighborhoods, teams of beetle-sniffing dogs, and a nationwide effort from bug scientists to tree doctors are working to eradicate this invasive p ...more
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The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats by Sandra Markle
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A fascinating look at how scientists solve a medical mystery when brown bats start dying off all across the country. Is climate change to blame? Are the bats sick? Do they have a fungus or a virus? Are they being poisoned? No one knows for certain. W ...more
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The Girl from the Tar Paper School by Teri Kanefield
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Describes the peaceful protest organized by teenager Barbara Rose Johns in order to secure a permanent building for her segregated high school in Virginia in 1951, and explains how her actions helped fuel the civil rights movement. More http://www.im ...more
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Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox
Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas
by Lynne Cox
read in November, 2014
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Animals are amazing navigators. Caribou, salmon, sea turtles, whales, monarch butterflies and many other species travel across continents and oceans to find food or have their babies. This is called migration. These animals have some kind of in-born ...more
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The Mad Potter by Jan Greenberg
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George E. Ohr was a potter from Biloxi Mississippi. He’s been dead for a long time – he was a little boy during the U.S.Civil War. Even so, when you read about him, it seems like you could just walk into his studio and start making stuff out of clay ...more
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Handle with Care by Loree Griffin Burns
Handle with Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey
by Loree Griffin Burns (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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This book has the greatest pictures – just look at the cover! See the butterfly’s wings showing through the pupa (or chrysalis)? Inside is where a caterpillar is changing into a butterfly. That is called metamorphosis. Amazing. All of the pictures ar ...more
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Sniffer Dogs by Nancy F. Castaldo
Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World
by Nancy F. Castaldo (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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Before reading Sniffer Dogs, I knew about all kinds of workings dogs – farm dogs, police dogs, fire dogs & therapy dogs. I also knew there were some dogs whose job had to do with their nose – like drug sniffing dogs and bomb sniffing dogs. But I ...more
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