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).

"In Bedtime Math, math and fun facts combine for one wacky and wild adventure! Now kids can discover the truth behind all their favorite things: marshmallows, Coca-Cola, astronaut ice cream, and more!"--Provided by publisher.
The lovable, large comic feline from the funny pages returns in his fifty-ninth book along with his pals Jon, Odie, and Nermal in a companion to the daily comic strip.
Explores philosophy and notable philosophers, discussing "thought experiments," and how to explain a complex idea through a story.
Presents information about the Underground Railroad in question and answer format.
Offers detailed illustrations of animals that have existed throughout natural history, including modern and recently extinct animals, grouped by such characteristics as long necks, armor plating, prominent teeth, hoofs, and horns.
Offers detailed illustrations of animals of all shapes and sizes, grouped by such characteristics as color, skin pattern, distinctive body parts, size, and abilities.
"Helicopters are amazing machines! They can take off and land vertically, hover over an area, and even fly forward, backward, and laterally. This new nonfiction 8x8 is full of fascinating facts and photographs of these flying giants"--Provided by publishe…
A collection of humorous poems by the actor and entertainer pays tribute to the poets and urban storytellers that have influenced his life and work.
Today, going to the dentist is usually a safe and painless experience. In past centuries, that wasn't always the case. Read and learn how lucky we are to live in modern times.
Though most of them are too small to be seen with the naked eye, bacteria are everywhere. They appeared on Earth more than 3 billion years before the first dinosaurs. Some bacteria cause deadly diseases, but many of them are helpful to us. They fertilize…
Presents the life of the man who escaped slavery in Maryland to become a speaker and writer for abolition and the rights of African Americans and women, focusing on his childhood and youth as a slave.
A collection of rhyming poems describes what kids do after the school bell rings.
Presents football statistics in graphic form, from highest paid players to most valuable franchises.
Explains how certain animals use their feet to help them survive, including a gray wolf, barn owl, and mountain goat.
"The past comes alive through craft projects celebrating Minnesota's history and people. Imagine soldiers on the Civil War battlefield as you assemble a "housewife" sewing kit like those made by wives and mothers. Re-create the drama of a midwestern torna…
Some birds are huge and some are tiny. Some birds are fantastically colorful and some are plain. What do all birds share? Early nonfiction expert Lizzy Rockwell explains that birds have beaks, wings, and feathers, and hatch from eggs. Other animals might…
Presents the story of Nuliajuq, the spirit of the sea, and how she came to live at the bottom of the ocean as a powerful and vengeful spirit.
Presents a collection of retold fairy tales and stories from folklore, including "Hansel and Gretel," "The Three Little Pigs," "Snow White," and "The Smallest Snowflake."
"In this retelling of a Shona folktale from Zimbabwe, a girl promises a crocodile he can come to a party in exchange for a favor, but since crocodiles aren't allowed in the village, she doesn't expect she'll have to keep the promise"--Provided by publishe…
Describes what drives some whistle-blowers to publicly release confidential information, and provides case studies of such high-profile whistle-blowers as Edward Snowden, Kathryn Bolkovac, and Jeffrey Wigand.
Describes some of the things that police officers do to help keep people safe.
"Readers decide if they would sail with Christopher Columbus, and then find out what really happened"--Provided by publisher.
Tells the story of the young African American orphans who went on to form an all-girls school band that gained renown around the world and helped to break the barriers of gender and race.
Berries, apples, melons, and grapes; oranges, grapefruits, bananas—yum! This scrumptious picture book, a companion to The Vegetables We Eat, offers youngsters an inviting, information-packed cornucopia of favorite fruits. Gail Gibbons combines a …
"A picture book biography of Lucille Mulhall, a Wild West performer in the early 1900s whose skills were as considerable as her male counterparts and who is often regarded as "the original cowgirl."--Provided by publisher.
Information about and pictures of some of the biggest snakes ever found.
Imagine if plants had superhero qualities. According to Spike E. Prickles, a TV personality who happens to be a cactus, plants have plenty of awesome abilities, and his houseplant fans agree. From protecting themselves from forest fires and voracious leaf…
"Learn about the history of deep sea exploration and find out what it takes to make it in this exciting career field"--Provided by publisher.
This book provides stories to help children learn to calm their bodies and relax their minds.
Photographs and simple text reveal the true story of a fawn which, abandoned by her mother and brought to live on a farm, is raised by Kate, a Great Dane which has never had puppies of her own.
"Listen to the birds! They are often very noisy. You can tell what kind of bird it is just by listening. It's fun to learn their sounds and to sing along"--Provided by the publisher.
Presents the life and accomplishments of the first black director in Hollywood who became the first African American photographer for Life magazine.
Profiles the New York Yankees team and chronicles the teams World Series championships and American League pennants.
An introduction to the science that powers favorite amusement park rides reveals why a rollercoaster does not need an engine and how bumper cars can move without gasoline.
Explores some of the physics principles at work in baseball, looking at why pine tar makes a bat easier to grip and why the spin on a pitch determines how far a ball can be hit.
A children's guide to baseball provides facts about the game, profiles each major league team, and includes trivia about teams, players, and statistics.
Provides background on the life of the young adult author, discussing the experiences that informed his work, the YouTube channel he runs with his brother, and the literary and motion picture success of "The Fault in Our Stars."
Tells the story of Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutche, including his humble beginnings, his baseball success in high school, and his charity work.
Details the life and career of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher who has won MVP and Cy Young awards.
Profiles the life and career of the Red Sox second baseman who won the 2007 American League Rookie of the Year and helped his team win the 2007 World Series.
Details the life and career of the goalie of the U.S. World Cup team, from his youth in New Jersey to his goalkeeping in the English Premier League.
Explores the history of engineering and its impact on people's lives, covering such topics as the design and construction of roads, bridges, and dams; and such inventions as the printing press, combustion engine, steam turbine, and computer.
"A crew of scientists at sea use a camera-equipped robotic device to track a shark's movements through the water."--Provided by publisher.
"Even powerful birds of prey can get sick or hurt. When that happens, animal helpers at raptor centers come to the rescue! Dedicated staff treats injured, sick, and orphaned animals. They return the birds to their native environment or find forever homes …
"The sense of sight helps an animal stay safe from predators, find food and shelter, defend its territory and care for its young. We can tell a lot about an animal from its eyes: whether it is predator or prey, whether it is more active during the day or …
Explores the land, people, history, economy, and travel opportunities of the state of Pennsylvania.
There are canyons all over the planet, and the Grand Canyon in Arizona is not the biggest. Yet because of the spectacular colors in the rock layers and fascinating formations of boulders, buttes, and mesas, it is known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders …
More than two thousand years ago, with his land under constant attack from nomads, the First Emperor of China came up with a simple solution: build a wall to keep out enemies. It was a wall that kept growing and growing. But its construction came at a hug…
A brief biography of Sacagawea, the Shoshoni woman who accompanied explorers Lewis and Clark on their expedition in the early 1800s.
Describes the early life and education of the engineer as well as her work at NASA, where she has helped build spacecraft that can map the moon and monitor climate change, and designed missions to bring soil and rocks back from Mars.
"Learn how animals can be trained to help people after disasters."--Provided by publisher.
"Learn how animals can be trained to work in healthcare positions or used for therapy."--Provided by publisher.
"Learn how animals can be trained to assist people with a variety of different jobs"--Provided by publisher.
"Learn how animals can be trained to detect diseases in humans."--Provided by publisher.
"Learn about the history of robotics and find out what it takes to make it in this exciting career field"--Provided by publisher.
"Learn about the life and accomplishments of Amelia Earhart"--Provided by publisher.
"Learn about the history of air travel and find out what it takes to make it in this exciting career field"--Provided by publisher.
Offers rhyming entries on animals from throughout history that have achieved celebrity or historical significance, from Ramses II's lioness and Alexander the Great's war horse Bucephalus, to Paul the match-predicting octopus and Cairo the Navy SEAL dog.
"Learn how animals can be trained to help people with household tasks."--Provided by publisher.
"Learn how animals can be trained to work in law enforcement and military positions."--Provided by publisher.
"The water cycle becomes a down-to-earth reality when children follow Pitter on his overland journey from cloud to ocean, and Patter on her journey from cloud to ocean by way of an underground route. In the ocean they meet and join in a cloud once again. …
"Introduces the reader to the artist Rembrandt"--Provided by publisher.
"Introduces the reader to the artist Georgia O'Keeffe"--Provided by publisher.
"Introduces the reader to the artist Mary Cassatt"--Provided by publisher.
"Introduces the reader to the artist Leonardo da Vinci"--Provided by publisher.
Outlines the process of making and patenting inventions and presents innovations in such fields as transportation, appliances, child and pet care, and amusement that did not work, were too early or too late, or failed for other reasons.
Introduces readers to different types of rats, especially the diverse array of species that play an important role in natural ecosystems and those studied in labs by scientists.
Illustrations accompany the text, which was extracted from the King James Version of the Bible for an account of the glory of Easter.
"This book details the life and habits of otters"--Provided by publisher.
"This book details the life and habits of camels."--Provided by publisher.
"This book details the life and habits of aardvarks."--Provided by publisher.
"This book details the life and habits of falcons"--Provided by publisher.
"This book details the life and habits of rattlesnakes."--Provided by publisher.
"This book details the life and habits of scorpions."--Provided by publisher.
"Uses popular cartoon character Wile E. Coyote to demonstrate science concepts involved with simple machines"--Provided by publisher."--Provided by publisher.
"Uses popular cartoon character Wile E. Coyote to demonstrate science concepts involved with forces and motion"--Provided by publisher."--Provided by publisher.
Text and photographs show how food options and preparation have changed over time.
Explains how school life has changed over time, and what it might be like in the future.
Explains how communication has changed over hundreds of years, where it might be headed in the future, and describes some of the inventions that brought us to the digital age.
Explains how transportation has changed over hundreds of years, where it might be headed in the future, and describes some of the inventions that brought us to the subway systems found in cities today.
"Uses popular cartoon character Wile E. Coyote to demonstrate science concepts involved with states of matter"--Provided by publisher."--Provided by publisher.
"Uses popular cartoon character Wile E. Coyote to demonstrate science concepts involved with energy"--Provided by publisher."--Provided by publisher.
Miss Frizzle introduces some of the animals who inhabit the rain forests plus explains how they have adapted to their ecosystem.
"An inspiring collection of ideas and projects for encouraging an artistic spirit in children! 3D Art Lab for Kids includes 36 kid-friendly fine art projects in paper, clay, textiles, sculpture, and jewelry. Each project is inspired by the work of a promi…
"Examine the major witchcraft trials in US history. Readers decide what they would do, and then find out what really happened"--Provided by publisher.
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