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Books: New at CADL

New at CADL

New Kids Non-Fiction

These kids non-fiction books are new to our shelves in the last 30 days (most recent on top).

Presents humorous retellings of six well-known fairy tales featuring surprise endings in place of the traditional happily-ever-after.
Fans can continue their exploration into the world of Skylanders with this fourth title in the Book of Elements series: Air & Earth. These 80-page handbooks focus on all the elemental Skylander tribes and their unique and mystical characters.
A simple retelling of the fateful days in 79 A.D. when Mt. Vesuvius erupted and the people in the ancient town of Pompeii perished.
Some birds look bizarre. Some behave that way. In almost all cases, their appearance has an important function -- in evolution or every day. This colorful book exposes more than 50 strange birds, preening, stretching, and showing their strange bodily adap…
This collection contains more than 1,000 puns, riddles, narratives, poems, arranged in an alphabetical parade of more than 20 classical monsters, each accompanied by creepy and kooky illustrations. This riotous collection is not only a page-turning blast,…
"Read about Theodore H. Maiman and how he invented the laser"--Provided by publisher.
Features poems inspired by the Haitian landscape written by students from Camp Perrin, Haiti.
Presents twenty stories featuring the United States presidents when they were children, including William Taft's dance lessons, Lyndon Johnson's classroom pranks, and Gerald Ford's struggles with dyslexia.
A powerful and visually stunning anthology from some of the most groundbreaking Native artists working in North America today.
"An escalator is a moving staircase with steps that go up or down. This book discusses how an escalator is based off a conveyor system, moving objects up and down using gears. This form of transportation has made it more convenient to go from one floor …
A collection of American poems, songs, and stories with a Christmas theme, including "The Peterkins' Christmas Tree," "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus," "Away in a Manger," and "Christmas on the Banks of Plum Creek."
Presents illustrated retellings of the myths of gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and their mortal descendants.
"This book is pretty much our official story so far. It really does seem only like last week we played our first gig at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney. Since then we've been given the opportunity to turn into the people and musicians we wanted to be. The …
Offers aspiring Minecraft programmers step-by-step instructions on extending the game experience through programming projects that include building intelligent objects, creating alien invasions, and writing interactive games.
Offers advice to help girls find the right words when stressed, shy, sad, or facing other awkward moments and shares tools, tips, and techniques to teach them to speak out with confidence and grace.
A little girl journeys to the Snow Queen's domain to search for her friend whose heart has been turned to ice.
"Satisfies our adult curiosity about birds, and is written to include youth, fostering a love of nature for all ages"--from p. [4] of cover.
Introduces New Zealand, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, resources, and culture.
Introduces Greece, describing its history, geography, cities, plants and animals, resources, and culture.
Jane Goodall introduces young readers to some of her favorite chimpanzees living in Gombe National Park, describing their behavior and family life.
Explores adaptations in animal bodies and behavior that help them find food, defend their homes, and avoid predators. Features close-up photographs from the National Wildlife Federation archives.
A riotous romp through the alphabet featuring the history and living creativity of this special music!
Fifty easy-to-follow recipes for young chefs teach basic cooking skills and safety tips, with color photographs of ingredients, utensils, and cooking techniques for preparing snacks, pasta, desserts, cakes, and beverages.
Examines the science behind bridge collapses by explaining how bridges are designed and built, discussing historically relevant bridge collapses, and presenting information on how to prevent future collapses.
Children from fourteen countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa introduce themselves, their families, and their everyday lives, in a book that also discusses the idea of family and invites readers to describe their own.
Explores Olympic skating history, discussing key figures and record breakers, including Apolo Ohno, Brian Boitano, and Peggy Fleming.
"The 20 easy-to-build robots in this project book can be constructed for little or not cost using common household objects and repurposed materials."--Provided by publisher.
Provides an introduction to the concept of division, including its relationship to multiplication, using estimation, and step-by-step solutions to problems.
Presents facts and photographs of animals blending into their natural environment, from an orchid mantis to an arctic fox.
Examines the nation of Ukraine, its relation to the former Soviet Union, and its future in the wake of the Soviet dissolution.
Provides instructions for sixteen simple experiments using common household materials to explore mixtures, solvents, water density, oxidation, and other topics in chemistry, and offers scientific explanations.
Explores the history, art, science, economics, and mathematics of money as readers find out how money multiplies, experiment with cleaning coins, and design their own currency.
Shares stories and facts that reveal the real-life survival challenges that have caused polar bears to become endangered, and provides information about what kids can do to support conservation efforts.
Shares stories and facts that reveal the real-life survival challenges that have caused elephants to become endangered, and provides information about what kids can do to support conservation efforts.
Introduces colors through photographs of ten rainforest animals, including the brown tree kangaroo, blue Ulysses butterfly, and pink fiddler crab, and provides facts about each animal.
"A lushly illustrated picture-book biography of two young Pakistani heroes, Malala Yousafzai and Iqbal Masih, from acclaimed nonfiction author/illustrator Jeanette Winter"--Provided by publisher.
Presents a collection of five favorite fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm.
Introduces the pop band and describes their world tours, the members of the band, and their connection with the group One Direction.
A reference guide includes records in the realms of popular culture, sports, science, nature, and technology, and includes a section of United States records.
"Warm up with the enticing history of hot chocolate in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the history of fun stuff! Did you know that for thousands of years, chocolate was a beverage and not a solid candy? Or that s…
Features information and illustrations of nearly 140 species of dinosaur, including the latest discoveries in the field of paleontology.
"A revised Team Spirit Basketball edition featuring the Brooklyn Nets that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. Includes access to the Team Spirit website which provides additional information and photos"--Provided by publisher.
Discusses the history of the New York Knicks, highlighting prominent players, seasons, and greatest moments through quotes and stories.
"A revised Team Spirit Basketball edition featuring the San Antonio Spurs that chronicles the history and accomplishments of the team. Includes access to the Team Spirit website which provides additional information and photos"--Provided by publisher.
Examines the wide variety of houses that people from around the world use to take shelter, looking especially at subterranean, mobile, modular, earthen, and innovative dwellings.
An educational collection of amazing-but-true facts about the Civil War shares accounts of such events as female spies fighting for the Rebel cause, cavalry rides in enemy territory, and the reelection of President Lincoln.
Depicts common mammalian traits through illustrations to explain how numerous animal and human babies share many of the same needs.
An illustrated depiction of Robbie Robertson's early years traces his first guitar lessons at the age of nine through his rise to becoming a central member of The Band and one of "Rolling Stone" magazine's top one hundred guitarists.
Traces the history of magic from its origins in Ancient Egypt through the performances of today, sharing step-by-step instructions for how to learn twenty tricks in such areas as transformation, levitation, and prediction.
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