Armadillos

Armadillos (Amazing Animals)
by Kate Riggs (Author)

Booktalk: A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of armadillos, the distinctively armored American mammals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how armadillos became musical.

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Library on Wheels

Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America’s First Bookmobile
by Sharlee Glenn (Author)

Booktalk: Mary Lemist Titcomb (1852-1932) was always looking for ways to improve her library. As librarian at the Washington County Free Library in Maryland, Titcomb was concerned that the library was not reaching all the people it could. She was determined that everyone should have access to the library–not just adults and those who lived in town. Realizing its limitations and inability to reach the county’s 25,000 rural residents, including farmers and their families, Titcomb set about to change the library system forever with the introduction of book-deposit stations throughout the country, a children’s room in the library, and her most revolutionary idea of all–a horse-drawn Book Wagon. Soon book wagons were appearing in other parts of the country, and by 1922, the book wagon idea had received widespread support. The bookmobile was born!

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Astonishing Animals

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Astonishing Animals
by Kristin Marciniak (Author)

Booktalk: Look at 12 of the world’s most incredible creatures. Discover what makes each animal astonishing, from dramatic opossums and hooded seals to hungry dung beetles and helpful honeyguides.

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Cuckoos Get Others to Raise Their Young
The cuckoo is a small bird. But it is one of the biggest bullies in the bird world. Cuckoos are brood parasites. They do not raise thier own chicks. Instead, a female cuckoo lays her eggs in the nest of another bird.

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Create Music With Scratch

Create Music With Scratch
by Kevin Wood (Author) and Glen McBeth (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Build on your Scratch skills to compose your own music. Try ready-made blocks of code to produce simple projects and use them as inspiration and models for your own ideas.

Download the code you need to complete the projects in this book here.

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Nature’s Friend

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Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story
by Lindsey McDivitt (Author) and Eileen Ryan Ewen (Illustrator)

Booktalk: After a debilitating illness as a child, Gwen sought solace in art and nature. She learned to be persistent and independent–never taking no for an answer or letting her disabilities define her.

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