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  • Author:
    Rogers, Stan
    Summary:

    A retelling of Canadian folk singer Stan Rogers's song "Northwest Passage" with illustrations, maps, bibliographical information of the key explorers involved, a timeline and sheet music for the original song.

  • Author:
    Riley, JillEllyn, Kay, Katty
    Summary:

    From Bali to Brazil, South Africa to Seattle, Australia to Afghanistan, these girls took risks, doubted themselves, and sometimes failed. But they also hung in there when things got hard. Along the way they discovered what matters to them, from protesting contaminated water to to the accessibility of girls' basketball shoes, and so much more.

  • Author:
    Harrison, Vashti
    Summary:

    Featuring the true stories of forty women creators, from writers and artists to inventors and scientists, this audiobook inspires as it educates. Listeners will meet trailblazers--some known, some likely not--all of whom had a lasting effect on the fields they worked in.

  • Author:
    Christopher, Matt
    Summary:

    This biography gives listeners a courtside view of one of basketball's greatest legends as it traces Kobe's life from childhood to his five NBA championships to his successful career outside of the game to his tragic death.

  • Author:
    Lawley, Kian
    Summary:

    From personalities and entertainers Kian Lawley and Jc Caylen comes a completely wild and entirely true account of their rise to internet fame.

  • Author:
    Becker, Helaine
    Summary:

    Robots that look, act and think like humans are no longer the stuff of science fiction - they actually exist in the real world! Hubots explores the characteristics of 10 human-like robots, examines the challenges of integrating them into society and offers a sneak peek at the next generation.

  • Author:
    Ritchie, Scot
    Summary:

    "An introduction to mindfulness and how kids can make it part of their everyday lives."--

  • Author:
    Vance, Ashlee
    Summary:

    Adapted for middle grade readers, this edition of New York Times bestseller Elon Musk provides an in-depth look at the engineer, inventor, explorer, and entrepreneur who seeks to revolutionize the space, automotive, and energy industries all at once.

  • Author:
    Grossi, Craig
    Summary:

    As part of an elite team of Marines, Craig Grossi was sent on his most dangerous assignment to the Sangin District of Afghanistan. He expected to face harsh conditions and violence from Taliban fighters. What he didn't expect was meeting a stray dog with a big goofy head and little legs. From that moment on, they were inseparable; whether out on missions or back at the base, the dog named Fred went along. When the time came for Craig to leave Afghanistan, he knew that Fred had to leave with him no matter what.

  • Author:
    Elliott, Lynne
    Summary:

    Provides an overview of the types of games children played during the Middle Ages.

  • Author:
    Lee, Caspar
    Summary:

    A biography from YouTube sensation Caspar Lee (and his mom).

  • Author:
    Irwin, Sue
    Summary:

    "This book highlights the achievements of Canadian women sports stars - the role models of today's young female athletes. They fought for the right to compete in sports traditionally dominated by men and proved that women's sports are just as competitive and exciting to watch as men's. Spanning decades, Breaking Through focuses on seven sports and the women who made them their own, including well-known legends such as soccer player Christine Sinclair, who brought women's soccer in Canada into the limelight, and hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser, the longest-serving member of Canada's National team and five-time Olympic medalist. Readers will also see basketball, bobsleigh and rugby represented and learn the stories of less well-known athletes such as Indigenous Cross-country skiers Sharon Anne and Shirley Firth, who faced down prejudice, and Carol Hunyh, who brought home Canada's first Olympic gold medal in women's wrestling."--

  • Author:
    Haff, Stephen, Sierra, Sarah
    Summary:

    At an after-school program, a teacher named Stephen and a group of kids push together tables piled high with books so they can reimagine Don Quixote, the story of an idealistic dreamer from Spain who traveled around trying to right the world's wrongs, as the story of a group of modern-day kids from immigrant families in Brooklyn. The stories the kids write in class become a musical play, expressing the plight of today's immigrants and using Quixote as inspiration. And Sarah Sierra, once very shy, soon will play the leading role as Kid Quixote.

  • Author:
    Arbona, Alejandro
    Summary:

    Did you know that Nintendo started in the mid-19th century as a playing card company and that the Japanese giant also sold rice and operated taxi cabs? And did you know that the very first video game was called Tennis for Two and was created by a US government scientist named William Higinbotham? Today, video games play a gigantic role in our culture and none of this would have been possible without people like Shigeru Miyamoto, the creative mastermind that turned a failed business venture into the game that eventually inspired him to build Donkey Kong and Mario Bros., or Donna Bailey, who created the arcade sensation video game Centipede. With full-color illustrations and lively text, and chock-full of interesting facts, Awesome Minds: Video Game Creators tells the stories of these amazing men and women who turned a small hobby into a multimillion-dollar industry that changed the way we play and interact, from our living rooms to the arcades, on our computers to our hand-held devices. Awesome Minds: Video Game Creators is the perfect read for those with creative spirits, curious minds, and a love of technology and video games.

  • Author:
    Machajewski, Sarah
    Summary:

    Take a step back in time and enter the world of Ancient Greece, the birthplace of western civilization. Today’s readers will walk through the streets of Athens and Sparta, learning about their unique culture through the eyes of children who lived there. The text covers food, clothing, housing, religious beliefs, and more. A mix of historical and modern images helps readers visualize this ancient society, while fact boxes supplement the thorough and engaging content. The text contains a glossary and index for reader reference, providing a breadth of information on one of the world’s most formative civilizations.

  • Author:
    Dresner, Anna
    Summary:

    Kids will love amazing their friends with these twelve magic tricks (well, it's really a baker's dozen!) that use items found around the house. Performing tricks for family and friends will also help polish their presentation skills, and boost self-confidence.

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