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Abby Spencer goes to Bollywood Abby Spencer goes to Bollywood / Varsha Bajaj

What thirteen year old Abby wants most is to meet her father. She just never imagined he would be a huge film star, in Bollywood! Now she's traveling to Mumbai to get to know her famous father. Abby is overwhelmed by the culture clash, the pressures of being the daughter of India's most famous celebrity, and the burden of keeping her identity a secret. But as she learns to navigate her new surroundings, she just might discover where she really belongs.


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Aboriginal Australians Aboriginal Australians / Diana Marshall

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All about the Philippines All about the Philippines / Gidget Jimenez ; illustrated by Corazon Dandan-Albano
Let 'All About the Philippines' take you on an awesome journey to the lively and colourful country of Mary, Jaime and Ari - first cousins who look completely different from one another but are the best of friends. They'll introduce you to their homes, their schools, their families, favourite places to visit, holidays and more. They'll show you how kids there - just like kids in so many other parts of the world - come from many cultures and have their own traditions, languages and beliefs . . . and yet, they are all 100% Filipino. Along with fun facts, you'll learn about the spirit of the Philippines that makes this country and its people wonderfully unique. This is a book for families to enjoy together.

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Around the world in 100 days Around the world in 100 days / Gary Blackwood

When seventeen-year-old Harry Fogg undertakes a race against time to win a wager with a member of his famous father's club, he puts to good use the recklessness and fascination with all things mechanical that have caused him trouble in Victorian England.


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Atlas of adventures Atlas of adventures / illustrated by Lucy Letherland ; written by Rachel Williams
"Explore seven continent maps packed with hundreds of activities and challenges to inspire armchair travelers of any age. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, dancing the samba in Brazil, or steering a gondola in Venice, this book brings together epic adventures from the remotest corners of the globe and discoveries to be made on your own doorstep" -- Unedited summary from the book.

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Australia to Zimbabwe Australia to Zimbabwe / travel guide: Ruth Fitts
Rhyming text introduces twenty-four countries, providing information on the geography, wildlife, people, and culture of each.

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Babymouse Babymouse / Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
As tryouts for the school musical begin, Babymouse takes the starring role in several imaginary Broadway productions, which also feature her debonair new classmate, Henry the hedgehog.

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Ballet cat Ballet cat / Bob Shea

Ballet Cat and her friend Butter Bear have practiced a dance to perform for an audience, but Butter Bear will need a lot of encouragement to try the super high leaps.


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The Boy who harnessed the wind The Boy who harnessed the wind / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon
"When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes"--

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Clap your hands Clap your hands / retold by Nicholas Ian ; illustrated by Pearl Law ; music arranged and produced by Musical Youth Pr
"Rhyming lyrics and music gets children up and clapping their hands, stomping their feet, and moving their bodies. Engaging text is closely paired with colorful illustrations to help children follow along with the motions as they sing this classic song."--Publisher's description.

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Clap, clap! Clap, clap! / illustrated by Madalena Matoso

"A book of sounds where your hands make the noise! Flap, flap, flap and a butterfly flaps its wings. Knock, knock, knockwho is at the door? Boom, boom, boom... a boy plays a drum with all his energy! Help tell a story of noise and sound, no batteries required, just your hands on each side of the cover." --Amazon.


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Dancing in the wings Dancing in the wings / Debbie Allen ; pictures by Kadir Nelson
Sassy tries out for a summer dance festival in Washington, D.C., despite the other girls' taunts that she is much too tall.

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Firebird Firebird / Misty Copeland ; illustrated by Christopher Myers
American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland encourages a young ballet student, with brown skin like her own, by telling her that she, too, had to learn basic steps and how to be graceful when she was starting out, and that some day, with practice and dedication, the little girl will become a firebird, too. Includes author's note about dancers who led her to find her voice.

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First flight around the world First flight around the world / Tim Grove
" In 1924 the U.S. Army sent eight young men on a bold attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by flight. Men from five other countries--Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentina--had the same goal, and so the quest became a race. Who would win?"--Jacket.

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Good morning yoga Good morning yoga / Mariam Gates ; illustrated by Sarah Jane Hinder

This "wake up" story is so much more than a story. It's a practice for kids and parents to greet the morning with joy and embark on their daily adventures with intention and confidence. Turn the page and reach up to the sky, press your feet into the earth, and get ready for a great day!


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Hands around the library Hands around the library / Susan L. Roth and Karen Leggett Abouraya ; collages by Susan L. Roth
Documents the inspiring January 2011 story about how thousands of Egypt's students, library workers, and demonstrators joined hands around the great Library of Alexandria to protect the building and the freedom it represents.

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The Hello atlas The Hello atlas / Ben Handicott ; illustrated by Kenard Pak ; with a foreword by Professor Wade Davis
Indentifies salutation phrases from over one hundred languages spoken around the world, including Danish, Icelandic, Gaelic, Greek, Vietnamese, Russian, Urdu, Cherokee, Hawaiian, and Swahili.

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Hiawatha and the Peacemaker Hiawatha and the Peacemaker / words by Robbie Robertson ; pictures by David Shannon

Hiawatha, a Mohawk, is plotting revenge for the murder of his wife and daughters by the evil Onondaga Chief, Tadodaho, when he meets the Great Peacemaker, who enlists his help in bringing the nations together to share his vision of a new way of life marked by peace, love, and unity rather than war, hate, and fear. Includes historical notes.


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Imani's moon Imani's moon / JaNay Brown-Wood ; illustrated by Hazel Mitchell
Little Imani of the Maasai people longs to do something great, like touching the moon, but the other children just laugh at her.

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In the footsteps of Crazy Horse In the footsteps of Crazy Horse / Joseph Marshall III ; illustrated by Jim Yellowhawk
Teased for his fair coloring, eleven-year-old Jimmy McClean travels with his maternal grandfather, Nyles High Eagle, to learn about his Lakota heritage while visiting places significant in the life of Crazy Horse, the nineteenth-century Lakota leader and warrior, in a tale that weaves the past with the present. Includes historical note and glossary.

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Jingle dancer Jingle dancer / Cynthia L. Smith ; illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu
Jenna, a member of the Muscogee, or Creek, Nation, borrows jingles from the dresses of several friends and relatives so that she can perform the jingle dance at the powwow. Includes a note about the jingle dance tradition and its regalia.

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Korean folk songs Korean folk songs / Robert Sang-Ung Choi ; illustrations by SamEe Back
Presents the music and lyrics to fourteen Korean children's songs in Korean and English with information about the songs and their meaning, and instructions for related movements for the songs that have them.

Bookjacket for  Let's clap, jump, sing, and shout; dance, spin, and turn it out!

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Let's clap, jump, sing, and shout; dance, spin, and turn it out! Let's clap, jump, sing, and shout; dance, spin, and turn it out! / collected by Patricia C. McKissack ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney
"Parents and grandparents will delight in sharing this exuberant book with the children in their lives. Here is a songbook, a storybook, a poetry collection, and much more, all rolled into one. Find a partner for hand claps such as 'Eenie, Meenie, Sassafreeny,' or form a circle for games like 'Little Sally Walker.' Gather as a family to sing well-loved songs like 'Amazing Grace' and 'Oh, Freedom,' or to read aloud the poetry of such African American luminaries as Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. And snuggle down to enjoy classic stories retold by the author, including Aesop's fables and tales featuring Br'er Rabbit and Anansi the Spider"--Amazon.com.

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The Lightning queen The Lightning queen / Laura Resau
On the Hill of Dust, in the remote mountains of Mexico, an eleven-year-old Mixtec boy called Teo lives with his family and the animals that he has healed, but one day a Romany caravan rolls into town with a young girl who calls herself Esma, the Gypsy Queen of Lightning--it is the beginning of a life-long friendship that will change both their lives.

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Little White Duck Little White Duck / Andrés Vera Martínez and Na Liu ; illustrated by Andrés Vera Martínez
A young girl describes her experiences growing up in China, beginning with the death of Chairman Mao in 1976.

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Lola Levine and the ballet scheme Lola Levine and the ballet scheme / Monica Brown ; illustrated by Angela Dominguez
"A new girl has joined Lola Levine's second-grade class. When they get off on the wrong foot, they are forced to spend time together...and learn they have more in common than they thought"--

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Lola's fandango Lola's fandango / written by Anna Witte ; illustrated by Micha Archer ; narrated by the Amador family
After learning how to dance a style of flamenco known as the fandango, Lola plans a surprise for her mother's birthday.

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Lupita's first dance Lupita's first dance / Lupe Ruiz-Flores ; illustrations by Gabhor Utomo ; Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura =
Lupita is excited about dancing La Raspa, a Mexican folk dance, with her first-grade class at a celebration of Children's Day, El Día de los Niños, but just before the performance her partner, Ernesto, sprains his ankle.

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Mama Miti Mama Miti / written by Donna Jo Napoli ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson
The story of Wangari Maathai, who in 1977 founded the Green Belt Movement, an African grassroots organization, and in 2004 was the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Miss Mary Mack Miss Mary Mack / adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman ; illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
An expanded adaptation of the familiar hand-clapping rhyme about a young girl and an elephant.

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The Mummy-makers of Egypt The Mummy-makers of Egypt / Tamara Bower
A fact-filled tale inspired by the embalmers of ancient Egypt features illustrations in the style of classic Egyptian art and follows the experiences of a family that participates in the funerary customs of the royal family.

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Music everywhere! Music everywhere! / Maya Ajmera, Elise Hofer Derstine, Cynthia Pon

Photographs from around the world celebrate the universal joy that kids get from making music, whether they are playing instruments, clapping their hands, stomping their feet or singing.


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My painted house, my friendly chicken, and me My painted house, my friendly chicken, and me / Maya Angelou ; photographs by Margaret Courtney-Clarke ; designed by Alexander Isley Design
A south African girl describes her pet chicken, painting special designs on her house, dressing up for school, and her mischievous brother.

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Never say a mean word again Never say a mean word again / written by Jacqueline Jules ; illustrated by Durga Yael Bernhard
When Samuel's father, the grand vizier, hears Hamza call Samuel names and tells his son to make sure Hamza never speaks an unkind word to him again, Samuel knows he must obey but has a hard time finding the right means to do so. Includes information aboutJewish poet Samuel Ha-Nagid and the legend which inspired the story.

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Off we go to Mexico! Off we go to Mexico! / written by Laurie Krebs ; illustrated by Christopher Corr
A book about life and customs of Mexico. Includes Spanish words.

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Only the mountains do not move Only the mountains do not move / Jan Reynolds
"A photographic essay about the Maasai people in Kenya, traditionally nomadic herders, exploring the contemporary challenges they face--focusing on environmental changes such as the overgrazing of land and the threat of wildlife extinction--and how the Maasai are adapting their agricultural practices and lifestyle while preserving their culture"--Provided by publisher.

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The Orphan band of Springdale The Orphan band of Springdale / Anne Nesbet
"It's 1941, and tensions are rising in the United States as the Second World War rages in Europe. Eleven-year-old Gusta's life, like the world around her, is about to change. Her father, a foreign-born labor organizer, has had to flee the country, and Gusta has been sent to live in an orphanage run by her grandmother. Nearsighted, snaggletoothed Gusta arrives in Springdale, Maine, lugging her one precious possession: a beloved old French horn, her sole memento of her father. But in a family that's long on troubles and short on money, how can a girl hang on to something so valuable and yet so useless when Gusta's mill-worker uncle needs surgery to fix his mangled hand, with no union to help him pay? Inspired by her mother's fanciful stories, Gusta secretly hopes to find the coin-like "Wish" that her sea-captain grandfather supposedly left hidden somewhere. Meanwhile, even as Gusta gets to know the rambunctious orphans at the home, she feels like an outsider at her new school -- and finds herself facing patriotism turned to prejudice, alien registration drives, and a family secret likely to turn the small town upside down." -- Amazon.com

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The Phantom of the opera The Phantom of the opera / ed on the novel by Gaston Leroux ; adapted by Catherine Washbourne ; illustrated by Hélène Druvert
Meg explores the Paris Opera and stumbles on the Phantom of the Opera who is heartbroken because he loves Christine, an opera singer who is about to marry her fiancé.

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PoPo's lucky Chinese New Year PoPo's lucky Chinese New Year / written by Virginia Loh-Hagan ; illustrated by Renné Benoit
When her Chinese grandmother comes to visit, a young Chinese-American girl learns about and participates in the month-long celebration of an authentic Chinese New Year, adhering to the traditional customs and beliefs.

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Possum magic Possum magic / written by Mem Fox ; illustrated by Julie Vivas
When Grandma Poss's magic turns Hush invisible, the two possums take a culinary tour of Australia to find the food that will make her visible once more.

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The Problem with being slightly heroic The Problem with being slightly heroic / Uma Krishnaswami ; illustrated by Abigail Halpin
Complications ensue when Bollywood star Dolly Singh premieres her new movie at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., and super fan Dinni and her best friend Maddie present a dance at the grand opening.

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Punk Farm Punk Farm / Jarrett J. Krosoczka
At the end of the day, while Farmer Joe gets ready for bed, his animals tune their instruments to perform in a big concert as a rock band called Punk Farm.

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The Shipwrecked sailor The Shipwrecked sailor / [retold and illustrated by] Tamara Bower
A tale, based on a story found in ancient papyrus scrolls, about a shipwrecked sailor who finds fortune when he is befriended by a serpent that is the Prince of the magical island of Punt.

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Stand up and sing! Stand up and sing! / Susanna Reich ; illustrated by Adam Gustavson
Pete Seeger was born with music in his bones. Coming of age during the Great Depression, Pete saw poverty and adversity that would forever shape his worldview, but it wasn't until he received his first banjo that he found his way to change the world. It was plucking banjo strings and singing folk songs that showed Pete how music had the incredible power to bring people together. Using this gift throughout his life, Pete encouraged others to rally behind causes that mattered--fighting for Civil Rights, ending the Vietnam War, or cleaning up the Hudson River. For Pete, no challenge was too great, and what started out as a love for music turned into a lifetime of activism and change. His greatest talent--and greatest passion--would become an unforgettable part of American history.

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Up and down the Andes Up and down the Andes / Laurie Krebs, Aurélia Fronty
Young travelers make their way through the Andes Mountains of Peru to the city of Cusco for the Inti Raymi Festival.

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Waiting for the BiblioBurro Waiting for the BiblioBurro / Monica Brown ; illustrations by John Parra
When a man brings to a remote village two burros, Alfa and Beto, loaded with books the children can borrow, Ana's excitement leads her to write a book of her own as she waits for the BibliBurro to return. Includes glossary of Spanish terms and a note on the true story of Columbia's BiblioBurro and mobile libraries in other countries.

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When the beat was born When the beat was born / Laban Carrick Hill ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III
Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc. On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy Campbell threw a back-to-school party at a park in the South Bronx. Her brother, Clive Campbell, spun the records. He had a new way of playing the music to make the breaks the musical interludes between verses longer for dancing. He called himself DJ Kool Herc and this is When the Beat Was Born. From his childhood in Jamaica to his youth in the Bronx, Laban Carrick Hill's book tells how Kool Herc came to be a DJ, how kids in gangs stopped fighting in order to breakdance, and how the music he invented went on to define a culture and transform the world.

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Who are the Rolling Stones? Who are the Rolling Stones? / Dana Meachen Rau ; illustrated by Andrew Thomson
"Starting out over fifty years ago, the Rolling Stones took the music of the blues and blended it into rock and roll to create their own unique sound. Decades later, they are still hard at work, recording and playing live to massive crowds of adoring fans. Who Are the Rolling Stones? captures the excitement of the Stones on their journey to become the greatest rock-and-roll band in the world"--
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