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Animals

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The Elephant Scientist - Caitlin O'Connell
Holding binoculars closely to her eyes, American scientist Caitlin O'Connell could not believe what she was seeing. Her groundbreaking discovery about how elephants communicate changed the way scientists think about elephants today.

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Close to Shore - Michael Capuzzo
The terrible summer of 1916 - when swimmers along the coast of New Jersey were attached by a great white shark.

 

A little bit of history ...

Some selections from our library ...

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Vanity Rules - Dorothy Hoobler; Thomas Hoobler
A look at the history of fashion, style and beauty in the United States, from colonial times to the present.

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Kids at Work - Russell Freedman; Lewis W. Hine (Photographer)
The life and work of Lewis Hine and his work as an investigative reporter for the National Child Labor Committee to document child labor practices in the United States.

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Bomb - Steve Sheinkin
In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned three continents. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon: The atomic bomb.

 

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Sports and Games

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Basketball - Mark Alan Stewart
From the Harlem Rens and the original Celtics, to March Madness and the NBA finals - almost everything you might want to know about the history of basketball.

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Kart Racers - Alison G. Norville
Did you know that some of the best NASCAR drivers started out racing karts? If you feel the need for speed, kart racing is for you. Drive onto the grid and get ready – it’s time to enter the world of the kart racer.

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Mountain Biking - Paul Mason
From a beautiful train through the woods, to a white-knuckle ride down a rocky slope, mountain biking has something for everyone!

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