Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ancient Rome and Pompeii by Mary Pope Osborne What was it like to be a gladiator? How many people died in the destruction of Pompeii? How did Roman children spend their days? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide: Ancient Rome and Pompeii. This is the nonfiction companion to Vacation Under the Volcano (Magic Tree House #13).

Baseball's Greatest Hitters by S.A. Kramer Brief profiles of such hard-hitting baseball players as Barry Bonds, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Alex Rodrigues, Albert Pujols

Dinosaur Days by Joyce Milton
Brief and simple descriptions of the various kinds of dinosaurs that roamed the earth millions of years ago.

Dolphins! by Sharon Bokoske : Introduces dolphins and their physical characteristics, behavior, social structure, intelligence, and interaction with humans.

Oh Say can you Say Di-no-saur All about Dinosaurs by Bonnie Worth
The Cat in the Hat makes another surprise appearance at Dick and Sally's house-only this time he makes his entrance riding atop a brachiosaurus! The Cat is off, along with Dick and Sally, millions of years back in time to see how fossils were created. Then it's on to a tour through the Cat's own Super Dino Museum--a fabulous place where the correct pronunciation of a dinosaur's name wins you a peek at the real living thing! Beginning readers will love exploring the prehistoric world of dinosaurs with the Cat in the Hat as their guide!

You are Weird Your Body's Peculiar Parts and Funny Functions by Diane Swanson
Tackles the weird questions about the human body that everyone's curious about including goose bumps, vampire fangs, eccentric eyeballs, wiggling ears, recyclable muscles, extra toes, and other mysteries.

Pharaoh's Boat by David Weitzman
With poetic language and striking illustrations, Weitzman tells the story of how one of the greatest boats of ancient Egypt came to be built- and built again. In the shadow of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the most skilled shipwrights in all of Egypt are building an enormous vessel that will transport Cheops, the mighty pharaoh, across the winding waterway and into a new world. Pharaoh's boat will be a wonder to behold, and well prepared for the voyage ahead. But no one, not even the Egyptian king himself, could have imagined just where the journey of Pharaoh's boat would ultimately lead.

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