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Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.
"The life of Junius G. Groves, a sharecropper in Kansas who grew a modest potato farm into a potato kingdom."-- Provided by publisher.
"An exploration of the Grand Canyon on a grand scale, as only Jason Chin can illustrate and explain"-- Provided by publisher.
Explains what a doctor is and what their responsibilities are, including helping people who are sick or hurt.
"Around the world, baby animals move in different ways. Whether it's egret chicks practicing flapping their wings or zebra calves learning to run just a few hours after they're born, baby animals on the go are not only adorable-they can teach us about animal behavior, too. The second book in the Baby Animals series showcases twelve species from around the globe, each moving in different ways. Stunning photographs by award-winning wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas are paired with brief informational text. Back matter gives further information about Suzi and her wildlife photography work."-- Provided by publisher.
"When Juan Felipe Herrera was very young, he picked flowers, helped his mama feed the chickens, slept under the starry sky, and learned to say goodbye to his amiguitos each time his migrant family moved on. When he grew up, Juan Felipe Herrera became a poet." -- Jacket.
Describes the odors that some animals have developed to stay safe and thrive in their environments, including the striped skunk, the bombardier beetle, and the honey badger.
"An exploration of different types of animal poo and what the zoo uses it for"-- Provided by publisher.
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!
"Did you know snails build roads like engineers and go undercover in camouflage like spies? Did you know they can be smaller than a seed or bigger than a grown-ups hand? [This book] mixes snail science, art, and hilarity [to answer these questions]"--Amazon.com.
Presents the story of a remarkable pioneer, who was the first African American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, in a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States.
A creative nonfiction work, which describes rock-climber Ashima solving a complex problem in terms of rock climbing, which may include false starts, breaking the challenge into smaller parts, and always being thoughtful and persistent.
"A meditative, immersive take on the weather around us. Sophisticated nonfiction picture book with informational content. Illustrated with striking atmospheric paintings. Includes calls to action for the reader, inviting them to observe and inquire about the outdoors. Through four chapters-sun, rain, ice and snow, and extreme weather-this book explores different weather phenomena, from rainbows and sunsets to clouds, frost, and rainstorms. Evocative paintings convey the sheer power of weather, while lyrical text captures the richness of our natural environment. The book takes an inspiring tone rather than an exhaustive, factual one. The book explicitly makes the link between extreme weather, climate change, and human activity, and poses questions often, inviting young readers to observe and inquire about their own environment or to imagine other ones."-- Provided by publisher.