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2018 Gift Guide from the Children's Collection Development Librarian

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Bookjacket for  100 scientists who made history

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100 scientists who made history 100 scientists who made history / written by Andrea Mills and Stella Caldwell ; consultant, Philip Parker
Offers information on one hundred groundbreaking scientists from thoughout history who made their mark in physics, biology, chemistry, and medicine.

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Action presidents Action presidents / Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey
We all know that George Washington was our first president and a hero of the American Revolution. But did you also know that he didn't want to be president, never thought he would fight in a war, and had teeth so bad that he hated to smile? Told through bold and hilarious comic-style illustrations, the first Action Presidents book features the all-too-true history of the ultimate Founding Father, prime patriot, and awesome American George Washington.

Bookjacket for  All kinds of people

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All kinds of people All kinds of people / Shelley Rotner & Sheila M. Kelly
A colorful exploration of diversity for toddlers. Cocoa, tan, rose, and almond--people come in lots of shades. Even in the same family there are differences. With vibrant photographs of children and a short but astute text, this charming book will inspire young readers to take notice--and look beyond the obvious.

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The Atlas Obscura explorer's guide for the world's most adventurous kid The Atlas Obscura explorer's guide for the world's most adventurous kid / Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco ; illustrated by Joy Ang
"Presents a kid's illustrated guide to 100 of the world's wonders, both natural and manmade, in 47 countries and on every continent on earth. Travel the world through common points of interest, from sacred skeletons (Trunyan Tree cemetery in Indonesia leads you to India's Skeleton Lake, for example) to wild waterfalls (while in Zambia visit the Devil's Swimming Pool--and then move on to Antarctica's Blood Falls) to ice caves to bioluminescence"--

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Baby Monkey, private eye Baby Monkey, private eye / Brian Selznick and David Serlin
Baby Monkey, private eye, will investigate stolen jewels, missing pizzas, and other mysteries--if he can manage to figure out how to put his pants on.

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Be prepared Be prepared / Vera Brosgol ; color by Alec Longstreth
A misfit girl and her brother attend summer camp, where they struggle with primitive plumbing, snobby tentmates, and boys-versus-girls competitions.

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The Big book of the blue The Big book of the blue / Yuval Zommer
An animal fact book includes trivia on the creatures of the sea, detailing their physical characteristics, life cycles, and behaviors.

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The Brain: The U;timate Thinking Machine The Brain: The U;timate Thinking Machine / written by Tory Woolcott ; illustrated by Alex Graudins
"In this volume, Fahama has been kidnapped by a mad scientist and his zombie assistant, and they are intent on stealing her brain! She'll need to learn about the brain as fast as possible in order to plan her escape! How did the brain evolve? How do our senses work in relation to the brain? How do we remember things? What makes you, YOU? Get an inside look at the human brain, the most advanced operating system in the world... if you have the nerve!"--

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Car, car, truck, jeep Car, car, truck, jeep / Katrina Charman ; illustrated by Nick Sharratt
Celebrates all sorts of motor vehicles through illustrations and rhyming text that can be sung to the tune of "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep."

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The Complete cookbook for young chefs The Complete cookbook for young chefs
"For the first time ever, America's Test Kitchen is bringing their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS in the kitchen! Using kid-tested and approved recipes, America's Test Kitchen has created THE cookbook every kid chef needs on their shelf. Whether you're cooking for yourself, your friends, or your family, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs has delicious recipes that will wow!"--Publisher's description.

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Do not lick this book* Do not lick this book* / Idan Ben-Barak and Julian Frost ; scanning electron microscope images by Linnea Rundgren
Min is a microbe. She is small. Very small. In fact, so small that you'd need to look through a microscope to see her. Or you can simply open this book and take Min on an adventure to amazing places she's never seen before -- like the icy glaciers of your tooth or the twisted, tangled jungle of your shirt. The perfect book for anyone who wants to take a closer look at the world.

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Drawn together Drawn together / Minh Lê ; illustrations by Dan Santat
A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy.

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Edison Edison / Torben Kuhlmann ; translated by David Henry Wilson
"Award-winning illustrator Torben Kuhlmann's stunning new book transports readers to new depths where imagination lights the way! A long time ago, one mouse learned to fly, another landed on the moon...what will happen in the next Mouse adventure?"--Amazon.com.

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Eye spy Eye spy / written and illustrated by Guillaume Duprat ; [translated and edited by Patrick Skipworth; consulta
This book shares the latest scientific research on animal vision. Dsicover pigeons' sunglasses, owls' tube-shaped eyes, insects with thousands of mini eyes, and much, much more. With delightful and surprising illustrations, this book allows us a rare glimpse of the world through animals' eyes. Learn interesting facts such as: cows spot predators coming up from behind, cats see mice scurrying through the night, snakes see infrared-- which we only feel as heat, and eagles see eight times more detail than we can.

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First generation First generation / Sandra Neil Wallace & Rich Wallace ; illustrated by Agata Nowicka
Celebrate the genius, diversity, and grit of immigrants and refugees in this boldly illustrated guide to 36 American trailblazers. The men and women in this book represent nations from Somalia to Germany, from Syria to China, from Mexico to Sweden, and more. They are people like Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, international singing sensation Celia Cruz, star basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, world-renowned physicist Albert Einstein, and influential journalist Jorge Ramos. And they are all immigrants or refugees to the United States of America. Their courage, their achievements, and their determination to change the world have helped make our country a stronger place. Perhaps after reading their stories, you will be inspired to make the world a better place, too.

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Fly with me Fly with me / Jane Yolen, Heidi E.Y. Stemple, Adam Stemple, and Jason Stemple
A family of dedicated birders presents an illustrated tribute to birds featuring a combination of scientific facts, folklore, poems, and songs.

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Got to get to Bear's! Got to get to Bear's! / Brian Lies
In spite of the worsening weather, Izzy the chipmunk sets off to Bear's den in response to an urgent request from a friend in need.

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A History of pictures for children A History of pictures for children / David Hockney and Martin Gayford ; illustrated by Rose Blake
A History of Pictures takes young readers on an adventure through art history. From cave paintings to video games, this book shows how and why pictures have been made, linking art to the human experience. Hockney and Gayford explain each piece of art in the book, helping young minds to grasp difficult concepts. The book tracks the many twists and turns toward artistic invention, allowing readers to fully appreciate how and why art has changed and includes an illustrated timeline of inventions. All new illustrations by Rose Blake add a personal perspective on a wide variety of images. A History of Pictures will inspire creative minds and help them to understand the legacy of the pictures we see today.

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I lost my tooth! I lost my tooth! / Mo Willems
Friends search for Zoom Squirrel's missing baby tooth. Includes "acorn-y jokes" and "cool facts."

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Joan procter, dragon doctor Joan procter, dragon doctor / written by Patricia Valdez ; illustrated by Felicita Sala
Looks at the inspiring story of Joan Procter, a pioneering female scientist who loved reptiles.

Bookjacket for  King & Kayla and the case of the lost tooth

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King & Kayla and the case of the lost tooth King & Kayla and the case of the lost tooth / written by Dori Hillestad Butler ; illustrated by Nancy Meyers
Kayla places her tooth in a Tooth Fairy pillow, but it disappears before the Tooth Fairy has a chance to visit--can her dog King help Kayla find the missing tooth?

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Knights vs. dinosaurs Knights vs. dinosaurs / written and illustrated by Matt Phelan
With the realm at peace and few dragons about, the Knights of the Round Table are bored, so Merlin sends them to face the most terrible lizards of all--dinosaurs.

Bookjacket for  Llamaphones

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Llamaphones Llamaphones / Janik Coat
Provides an introduction to pairs of homophones using illustrations featuring llamas.

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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl / Stacy McAnulty
A lightning strike made Lucy, twelve, a math genius but, after years of homeschooling, her grandmother enrolls her in middle school and she learns that life is more than numbers.

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Mr. Monkey bakes a cake Mr. Monkey bakes a cake / Jeff Mack
Mr. Monkey bakes a cake and enters it in a contest, but nothing goes as planned.

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Mr. Wolf's class Mr. Wolf's class / Aron Nels Steinke
Chronicles the everyday adventures of Mr. Wolf, a new teacher at Hazelwood Elementary school, and his class of wild and special students.

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Mrs. Peanuckle's flower alphabet Mrs. Peanuckle's flower alphabet / [text by Mrs. Peanuckle] ; art by Jessie Ford
There's a flower for each letter of the alphabet in this colorful board book.

Bookjacket for  My body

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My body My body / Jill McDonald
Introduces young readers to how the human body works.

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My pet wants a pet My pet wants a pet / Elise Broach ; illustrated by Eric Barclay
A boy's mother, reluctant to allow him even one pet, is increasingly unhappy as each pet wants a pet of its own.

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A Parade of elephants A Parade of elephants / Kevin Henkes
Illustrations and easy-to-read text introduce such basic concepts as adjectives, adverbs, daytime, and nighttime as they follow five elephants marching from dawn to dusk.

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The Parker inheritance The Parker inheritance / Varian Johnson
Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert.

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The Storm runner The Storm runner / J.C. Cervantes
To prevent the Mayan gods from battling each other and destroying the world, thirteen-year-old Zane must unravel an ancient prophecy, stop an evil god, and discover how the physical disability that makes him reliant on a cane also connects him to his father and his ancestry.

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Sweep Sweep / Jonathan Auxier
In nineteenth-century England, after her father's disappearance Nan Sparrow, ten, works as a "climbing boy," aiding chimney sweeps, but when her most treasured possessions end up in a fireplace, she unwittingly creates a golem.

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Tiger vs. nightmare Tiger vs. nightmare / Emily Tetri
"Tiger is a very lucky kid: she has a monster living under her bed. Every night, Tiger and Monster play games until it's time for lights out. Of course, Monster would never try to scare Tiger--that's not what best friends do. But Monster needs to scare someone...it's a monster, after all. So while Tiger sleeps, Monster scares all of her nightmares away. Thanks to her friend, Tiger has nothing but good dreams. But waiting in the darkness is a nightmare so big and mean that Monster can't fight it alone. Only teamwork and a lot of bravery can chase this nightmare away."--Amazon.com.

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We don't eat our classmates! We don't eat our classmates! / Ryan T. Higgins
When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are.

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What is chasing Duck? What is chasing Duck? / Jan Thomas
Duck's imagination gets the best of him when he asks his critter companions for help escaping a mysterious pursuer.

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Young, gifted and black : Young, gifted and black : / words by Jamia Wilson ; illustrated by Andrea Pippins
Profiles fifty-two black heroes from the past and present, including author Toni Morrison, musician Stevie Wonder, astronaut Mae Jemison, athlete Usain Bolt, and United States President Barack Obama.
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