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Another roadside attraction
(Robbins, Tom)
A clairvoyant girl enthralled by the mysterious beauty of butterflies marries the son of Congo missionaries, and the newlyweds set up a roadside zoo
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Humorous fiction

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Kit Level: Adult

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Bomb: the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon
(Sheinkin, Steve.)
YA Nonfiction (298 pages) Recommended for Grades 5-12. Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos. [Kit added 01/2018]
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Nonfiction


Kit Level: Teen

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Hippos are huge
(London, Jonathan, )
Juvenile Non-Fiction (29 pages) Recommended for Grades K-3. Overview: Hippos may make you laugh, but watch out! An acclaimed naturalist takes an exuberant look at these massive, swift, and super dangerous animals. What's the deadliest animal in Africa? It's not the lion or the crocodile-it's the hippopotamus! Hippos have razor-sharp tusks, weigh as much as fifty men, and can run twenty-five miles per hour! Follow these hefty hulks as they glide underwater, play tug-of-war, swat balls of dung at one another, and nuzzle their young in the mud. Just don't get too close-they could chomp you in two! [Kit added 1/2018]
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Nonfiction


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Martin Marten
(Doyle, Brian, )
Dave is fourteen years old, living with his family in a cabin on Oregon's Mount Hood. Dave will soon enter high school, with adulthood and a future not far off - a future away from his mother, father, his precocious younger sister, and the wilderness where he's lived all his life. And Dave isn't the only one approaching adulthood and its freedoms. Martin, a pine marten, is leaving his own mother and siblings and heading out on his own as well. As Dave and Martin set off on their own adventures, their lives, paths, and trails will cross, weave, and blend.
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Teenage boys -- Fiction
American marten -- Fiction
Oregon Fiction

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309 p

Kit Level: Adult

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Sixth extinction: an unnatural history (#0)
(Kolbert, Elizabeth.)
Provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human
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Nonfiction

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319 p

Kit Level: Adult

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When the sea turned to silver
(Lin, Grace, )
Juvenile Fantasy (370 pages) Recommended for Grades 3-6. "Pinmei, a storyteller's granddaughter, must find the Luminous Stone that Lights the Night to rescue her grandmother, who has been kidnapped by the Tiger Emperor"-- Provided by publisher [Added 1/2018]
Genre(s):
Fiction


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Your heart is a muscle the size of a fist: a novel
(Yapa, Sunil, )
On a rainy, cold day in November, young Victor--a nomadic, scrappy teenager who's run away from home--sets out to join the throng of WTO demonstrators determined to shut down the city. Over the course of one life-altering afternoon, the fates of seven people will change forever: foremost among them police Chief Bishop, the estranged father Victor hasn't seen in three years.
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Anti-globalization movement Washington (State) Seattle -- Fiction
Fathers and sons -- Fiction

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306 p

Kit Level: Adult

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