Month: December 2019

Red Rover: Curiosity on Mars

Mars has a visitor. It likes to roam… observe… measure… and collect. It explores the red landscape— crossing plains, climbing hills, and tracing the bottoms of craters—in search of water and life. It is not the first to visit Mars. It will not be the last. But it might be… the most curious. Written by …

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Cutting-Edge Black Holes Research

Written by Kevin Kurtz, Illustrated by This book is about black holes and the Milky Way galaxy. In 1974, using special telescopes, astronomers saw a bunch of stars surrounding a HUGE space. It was millions of times bigger than our sun! They knew it was a black hole. Really big black holes are called supermassive …

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Perfect

Written and Illustrated by Max Amato Eraser likes his pages nice and clean. Pencil likes to mark the pages. Just little marks at first. Then the marks get bigger and fill the whole page. What can Eraser do? The scribbles are everywhere! Can Eraser be creative and have something besides a clean page? Maybe Eraser …

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A is for Elizabeth / Big Mouth Elizabeth

Written by Rachel Vail, Illustrated by Paige Keiser A Is for Elizabeth (#1) Elizabeth is in the second grade and thrilled about school, until she gets her first homework assignment, a name poster. The teacher announces that the posters will be hung in class in alphabetical order. First, Elizabeth realizes that her name is very …

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The Unspeakable Unknown

Written by Eliot Sappingfield This is hilarious, thrilling, mind-bending, and yet absolutely heartwarming at the same time. It is hard to find the right words to describe it. One moment I am laughing so hard and another I am thinking completely out of the box and getting everything that is mentioned. The imagination of the …

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The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins

Written by Gail Shepherd Lyndon Baines Hawkins, Lyndie, is an 11-year-old girl whose life is changing in ways that she doesn’t like. She and her parents are moving in with her grandparents, her mother is not well and her father is dealing with his service in the Vietnam War. Lyndie wants her old life back, …

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Cog

Written by Greg Van Eekhout What if a robot could be programmed to think and feel and make independent decisions? That is the secret project that Gina, an employee at uniMIND, is experimenting with, and Cog is her robot. Although Cog enjoys learning and processing information, he quickly comes to understand that consequences also accompany …

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