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The Lone Star State is known for producing and attracting vicious outlaws. Machine Gun Kelly, Billy the Kidd, and Clyde Barrow are just a few. These criminals terrorized civilians, inspiring both fear and awe and creating legends that would be handed down through generations. Tales of the state’s gunfights, robberies and kidnappings, heinous ne’er-do-wells, and noble lawmen bring to life a time before the West was tamed.
Alligator Slim is tired of singing sad songs and playing the blues down in the swamp. From now on, he’s going to play jazz!
Migrating northward from South and Central America more than a hundred years ago, this strange-looking animal can be readily identified by its tough, scale-like coat of armor, elongated snout, and its propensity for doing battle with eighteen-wheel vehicles on America's highways. Despite its lemming-like compulsion for self-destruction, the armadillo survives in large numbers and, as this volume duly records, continues to impose its presence on modern society. Paperback.
Author Doris Fisher traces the journey of camels from Africa to Texas in 1856 for use as the very first US Camel Corps. Young readers will delight in the illustrations as they learn about this little-known part of American history. Although the camels initially were not accepted by the locals, the people of Texas came to respect their strength and endurance as they transported US Army supplies through the desert.
Arturo and his grandmother return in this charming bilingual sequel.
Bo the Mexican free-tailed bat is one of 100 million bats that live in Texas, and in this colorful picture book, he takes children on an exciting trip across the Lone Star State and educates readers with dozens of “bat facts.”
This coming-of-age story shows how two boys work hard to fix a practical joke gone bad. Brandon and Wayne really enjoy going to the Houston Mounted Police’s stables after school to do odd jobs and help out with the horses. That is until they get into trouble with Chris Parker, a rookie cop.
With curiosity as her guide, Bluebonnet, the most traveled armadillo in Texas, leaves her home in the Hill Country for a visit to Dinosaur Valley State Park.
Bluebonnet, everyone’s favorite Texas armadillo, is about to take a trip that will elevate the reputation of armadillos to new heights and altitudes! She’s blasting off on the space shuttle to become the first armadillo to attempt a spacewalk. She and her sister, Normadillo, are touring the Johnson Space Center in Houston when the scientists and astronauts ask her to help them out with their next space-shuttle mission. Paperback.
Bluebonnet, the armadillo, is on her first visit to the Texas state fair. Things get exciting when she is sent on a search through the fair to look for clues to help her find her Aunt Armadilly. Along the way, Bluebonnet is mistaken for a football during a Longhorn versus Sooner Cotton Bowl game and makes friends with Joe Bob, a rabbit who has lost his boy.
After singing the Texas State song, Bluebonnet admires the Goddess of Liberty statue on top of the state capitol dome. Filled with pride, she wishes that she could climb to the top to see the statue up close. To her amazement, someone tells Bluebonnet that he has been to the top, more than three hundred feet above the ground!
The son of former slaves, Mathew “Bones” Hooks left home at the age of twelve to pursue the rough-and-tumble life of a cowboy, during which he rubbed shoulders with other legends such as Col. Charles Goodnight. After his retirement, he devoted himself to civic and social improvements in Amarillo. Mr. Hooks’s achievements included being the first black man to serve on a grand jury in Texas, founding the first black church in the Texas Panhandle, and establishing North Heights, a black community where members were free to purchase property.
Jake and his book from the library are placed in one sticky situation after another in this cute cumulative tale, an original adaptation of the classic There Was an Old Lady.
The African-American buffalo soldiers, nicknamed by the Cheyenne Indians because of their curly hair and bravery, joined the six black regiments commissioned by an act of Congress in 1866. These men, many of whom were former slaves, enlisted in the army to earn a steady income, acquire an education, and gain respect.
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