Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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For the good of mankind: the shameful history of human medical experimentation

By Wittenstein, Vicki O.

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J174.28 WIT

Discusses the several medical advances that were achieved through unethical medical experimentation on humans.

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Ellis Island

By McDaniel, Melissa

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J304.873 MCD

Describes the history and significance of the island that served as a gateway to thousands of immigrants and that has since become an important American symbol.

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Martin and Mahalia: his words, her song

By Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J323.092 PIN

Explores the intersecting lives of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson at the historic moment when their joined voices inspired landmark changes.

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The orphan trains

By Caravantes, Peggy

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J362.734 CAR

Provides three perspectives on the trains that brought orphans and poor children from the crowded East Coast to better homes in the Midwest and West from 1854 to 1929.

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Three cups of tea

By Thomson, Sarah L.

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J371.822 THO

An adaptation of the bestselling book about the American Greg Mortenson's building of over 60 schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban

By Yousafzai, Malala

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J371.822 YOU

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price.

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Locomotive

By Floca, Brian

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J385.097 FLO

Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.

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Por quê zumban los mosquitos en los odíos de la gente: un cuento de Africa Occidental

By Aardema, Verna

Publishing Date: c1998

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.2 AAR

A retelling of a traditional West African tale that reveals how the mosquito developed its annoying habit. A mosquito annoyed the iguana, who frightened the python, who scared the rabbit, and now the whole jungle is in an uproar because the sun won't rise. The animals discuss the situation and decide to punish the mosquito. Even today whenever we hear a mosquito buzz, we smack it hard !Leo and Diane Dillon won the 1976 Caldecott Medal for Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, making Leo Dillon the first African-American artist to be so honored. Now this classic, which has delighted millions of children, is at last available in Spanish.

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The gingerbread man

By Aylesworth, Jim

Publishing Date: c1998

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.21 AYL

A freshly baked gingerbread man escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of pursuers until he meets a clever fox.

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The gingerbread man

By Nolte, Nancy

Publishing Date: 2004, c1953

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J398.21 NOL

A freshly baked gingerbread man escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of pursuers until he meets a clever fox. Run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me- I'm the Gingerbread Man! Recently discovered in the Golden Books archive, this favorite folktale has been out of print for over 30 years. The early painterly art style of Richard Scarry looks new and fresh again in this keepsake edition. His lively images will run off the pages and into the hearts of a new generation of children.

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More magical science: magic tricks for young scientists

By Ladizinsky, Eric

Publishing Date: c1994

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J507.8 LAD

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Benjamin Franklin

By Krull, Kathleen

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J509.2 KRU

"Kathleen Krull sheds new light on the Benjamin Franklin--who considered science his true calling in life, not nation building--in this perceptive, fair-minded portrait."--

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Lives of the scientists: experiments, explosions (and what the neighbors thought)

By Krull, Kathleen

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J509.22 KRU

Profiles many of history's most noteworthy scientists, from Zhang Heng and Isaac Newton to Albert Einstein and Barbara McClintock, sharing lesser-known facts about their favorite activities, relationships, and eccentricities.

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Math at the bank: place value and properties of operations

By Mahaney, Ian F.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J513.21 MAH

Uses word problem examples at the bank to introduce the concepts of place value, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction.

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Things that float and things that don't

By Adler, David A.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J532.25 ADL

"An apple floats in a tub of water, but a ball of aluminum foil sinks to the bottom. But wait. If that same ball of foil is flattened out and shaped into a boat, it floats! How can that be? David A. Adler's clear, concise text and Anna Raff's delightful illustrations explain the basic principles of flotation and density in a way that will really sink in"--Front dust jacket flap.

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Volcano rising

By Rusch, Elizabeth

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J551.21 RUS

Discusses volcanoes, describing what happens when they erupt, and highlighting eruptions throughout history.

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Scaly spotted feathered frilled: how do we know what dinosaurs really looked like

By Thimmesh, Catherine

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J567.9 THI

Introduces the incredible talents of the paleoartist, whose work reanimates gone-but-never-forgotten dinosaurs in giant full-color paintings that are as strikingly beautiful as they aim to be scientifically accurate, down to the smallest detail. Follow a paleoartist through the scientific process of ascertaining the appearance of various dinosaurs from millions of years ago to learn how science, art, and imagination combine to bring us face-to-face with the past.

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Energy and waves through infographics

By Rowell, Rebecca

Publishing Date: c2014

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J621.042 ROW

With charts, maps, and illustrations, this book examines key concepts about energy and waves.

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The tree lady: the true story of how one tree-loving woman changed a city forever

By Hopkins, H. Joseph

Publishing Date: [2013]

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J635.092 HOP

Learn about Katherine Olivia Sessions who brought trees to San Diego and created what eventually became Balboa Park.

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Fun food inventions

By Higgins, Nadia

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: JNF

Call Number: J641.309 HIG

Tells the stories behind the invention of familiar foods, including ketchup, fortune cookies, and microwave popcorn.

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