Kids Non-fiction

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

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My pet hamster / Nancy Greenwood.
"With their small, fluffy bodies and gentle nature, hamsters are popular pets. Children who have hamsters or are making a plan to get one will learn key ideas about caring from them with this engaging title. The simple text is tactfully written for beginn…
Celebrate with me! : recipes, crafts, and holiday fun from around the world / edited by Laura Gladwin ; illustrated by Dawn M. Cardona
"This joyful collection of recipes, crafts, and activities celebrates holidays around the world." --back cover
Unstoppable us. Vol. 1, How humans took over the world / Yuval Noah Harari ; illustrated by Ricard Zaplana Ruiz.
This illustrated book for middle-grade readers looks at the early history of humankind. Even though we'll never outrun a hungry lion or outswim an angry shark, humans are pretty impressive--and we're the most dominant species on the planet. So how exactly…
Mr. McCloskey's marvelous mallards : the making of Make way for ducklings / Emma Bland Smith ; illustrated by Becca Stadtlander.
"As soon as artist Robert McCloskey saw the ducks in Boston Public Garden, he knew he had to write about them. But how? Studying stuffed birds didn't help... As the ducklings grew, he got down on his hands and knees and followed them with pad and pencil. …
Build your own LEGO escape room / written by Simon Hugo ; escape rooms and puzzles designed and built by Barney Main.
Follow one of three themed escape rooms: Egyptian Quest, Space Mission, and Safari Adventure. Or pick and choose from more than 30 LEGO puzzles to create your own escape rooms from scratch.
Kids can cook anything! : the complete how-to cookbook for young chefs, with 70+ kid-tested, kid-approved recipes / America's Test Kitchen.
"Spark family fun in the kitchen with the new cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen Kids—Kids Can Cook Anything! This bright, accessible book features impressive but kid-friendly recipes, plus how-tos, and links to 20 videos exploring kitchen techniques! K…
A curious collection of wild companions : an illustrated encyclopedia of inseparable species / Sami Bayly.
"Relationships can be complicated, and it’s no different in the wild. Meet 60 dynamic duos across the plant and animal kingdom—from 'aww' to 'eek'! The Eltham copper butterfly and the Notoncus ant are BFFs for life. The ants lovingly raise the butterflies…
Helen Keller / written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara ; illustrated by Sam Rudd.
"Little Helen was curious and eager to learn about the world. After contracting an illness during childhood, she became deaf and blind at the age of one and was unable to talk. Helen and her family found ways to connect with each other, such as hand-signi…
How science saved the Eiffel tower / by Emma Bland Smith ; illustrated by Lia Visirin.
"The city of Paris wanted to tear down the Eiffel Tower! Gustave Eiffel, an engineer and amateur scientist, had built the incredible structure for the 1889 World's Fair. Created using cutting-edge technology, it stood taller than any other building in the…
Brown baby Jesus / Dorena Williamson ; illustrated by Ronique Ellis.
"Like Moses, brown baby Jesus would be a deliverer. Like Rahab, brown baby Jesus would save His people from destruction. Like David, brown baby Jesus would rule as a great king. Like the colorful threads that make up a beautiful cloth, Brown Baby Jesus br…
Infinity : figuring out forever / Sarah C. Campbell ; photographs by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell.
"What is infinity? Explore this fascinating and complex math concept and its purpose in our world in this picture book that both demystifies and explains. Perfect for kids who grew up on Baby University books like Quantum Physics for Babies. Defining infi…
Mama in Congress : Rashida Tlaib's Journey to Washington / Rashida and Adam Tlaib ; with Miranda Paul ; illustrated by Olivia Aserr.
"When Yousif Tlaib asks about his mom's new job in Congress, his older brother, Adam, fills him in—with some help from Rashida Tlaib herself. As he tells his mom’s story, Adam reveals information about how elections and our government work, what it means …
Operation pangolin : saving the world's only scaled mammal / Suzi Eszterhas.
"Prized for their hard scales, pangolins are one of the most poached animals on the planet. They are also highly endangered. Yet scientists know very little about them. Pangolin rescuers and researchers such as Thai Nguyen have the difficult task of savin…
A bear far from home / Susan Fletcher ; illustrations by Rebecca Green.
"Imagine a polar bear at ease in her natural arctic world, her only home--until trappers capture her and take her to the king of England. Imagine a polar bear in her lonely new world, stuck in a cage. This small, enclosed space is her only home--until Kin…
Dazzlin' Dolly : the songwriting, hit-singing, guitar-picking Dolly Parton / Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham.
"Dolly is a little girl with a BIG voice. Music fills Dolly’s heart so plumb full she has to let it out! She’ll even sing to her cornhusk dolls or a pen full of pigs. She makes her own drum from a pot and her own guitar from a broken mandolin. But what Do…
Rescue of the Bounty : disaster and survival in Superstorm Sandy/ Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell.
"On October 23, 2012, with Superstorm Sandy fast approaching, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail the HMS Bounty from New London, Connecticut to St. Petersburg, Florida, believing the wooden ship, a replica of the original, famous Bo…
Laugh-out-loud : the joke-a-day book / by Rob Elliott.
"With 365 knee-slapping puns, knock-knock jokes, and zingers, this highly illustrated, four-color gag-fest is the newest edition...It’s sure to keep the whole family laughing all year long. It’s the perfect gift for young comedians, emergent readers, and …
Lucille Ball / Wendy Loggia, Chin Ko.
"This Little Golden Book about Lucille Ball–television star, comedian, producer, and the first woman to own a major studio–is a celebration of a true trailblazer! It’s a great read-aloud for young children, as well as their parents and grandparents who gr…
Just wild enough : Mireya Mayor, primatologist / Marta Magellan ; illustrated by Clémentine Rocheron.
"For Mireya Mayor, even as a young child whose house was filed with cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, a chicken, and a snapping turtle, nothing was quite wild enough. Older, she traded her pom-poms as a cheerleader for the National Football League for the swamp…
The illustrated Robert Frost : 25 essential poems / [Robert Frost] ; edited by Ryan G. Van Cleave.
"In this gorgeously crafted collection of poems, you'll find twenty-five of Robert Frost's most beloved works, each brought to life in stunning, full-color collage illustrations. With helpful definitions, critical commentary, and thought-provoking questio…
The Juneteenth story : celebrating the end of slavery in the United States / written by Alliah L. Agostini ; illustrated by Sawyer Cloud.
"With colorful illustrations and a timeline, this introductory history of Juneteenth for kids details the evolution of the holiday commemorating the date the enslaved people of Texas first learned of their freedom. On June 19, 1865--more than two years af…
Yes! No! : a first conversation about consent / words by Megan Madison & Jessica Ralli ; art by Isabel Roxas.
"Developed by experts in the fields of early childhood and activism against injustice, this topic-driven board book offers clear, concrete language and imagery to introduce the concept of consent. This book serves to normalize and celebrate the experience…
The illustrated Emily Dickinson : 25 essential poems / [Emily Dickinson] ; edited by Ryan G. Van Cleave.
"In this gorgeously crafted collection of poems, you'll find twenty-five of Emily Dickinson's most beloved works, each brought to life in stunning, full-color colalge illustrations. With helpful definitions, critical commentary, and thought-provoking ques…
The magnificent book of dangerous animals / written by Tom Jackson ; illustrated by Val Walerczuk.
"From predatory orcas powering through the waves to green anacondas ready to deliver a deadly squeeze, this book captures a variety of dangerous animals through stunning illustrations. You'll meet charging hippos, shocking eels, venomous snails, and poiso…
Going places : Victor Hugo Green and his glorious book / written by Tonya Bolden ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez.
"As a mail carrier, Victor Hugo Green traveled across New Jersey every day. But with Jim Crow laws enforcing segregation since the late 1800s, traveling as a Black person in the US could be stressful, even dangerous. So in the 1930s, Victor created a guid…
My family and other families : finding the power in our differences / Richard and Lewis Edwards-Middleton ; illustrated by Andy Passchier.
"Different types of families make the world a brighter place. From the creators of Two Dads in London, Richard and Lewis Edwards-Middleton, comes their debut picture book that will delight. My Family and Other Families is a funny and heartwarming tale abo…
The secret world of plants : tales of more than 100 remarkable flowers, trees, and seeds / Ben Hoare ; illustrated by Kaley McKean.
Plants are found almost everywhere on Earth, but to many people their lives are a mystery. Learn how seagrass flowers underwater, how the Venus flytrap counts to make sure it catches its prey, and why some tulips used to cost more than a house! This fasci…
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures activity lab : exciting projects for budding paleontologists / senior editor, Michelle Crane ; US editor, Kayla Dugger ; illustrator, Simon Tegg ; photographer, Nigel Wright.
"Whether you’re a dinosaur fan or just simply enjoy practical hands-on projects, this dynamic dinosaur book combines creativity with a prehistoric twist. Each of the super-fun make-and-do projects in this book comes with simple step-by-step photographs an…
Turkey hunting / Abby Badach Doyle.
"Turkey hunting is one of the most popular kinds of hunting in the United States! Learning how to track and hunt turkeys is a fun way to engage with the great outdoors. In this book, readers do exactly that through text full of age-appropriate details abo…
Walt Disney World for kids : the official guide 2023 / Wendy Lefkon, editorial director ; Jill Safro, editor ; Jessica Ward, contributing editor ; Jennie Hess, contributing editor ; Alexandra Mayes Birnbaum, consulting editor.
Presents a guide to the different sections of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, including the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and Typhoon Lagoon.
How to build LEGO dinosaurs / written by Hannah Dolan ; models by Jessica Farrell and Nate Dias.
"Be inspired by 30 ... LEGO dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, from a fierce Tyrannosaurus to a winged Pteranodon. Learn essential building techniques to create claws and teeth, eggs, fossils, and more for [one's] own incredible creations"--Back cover.
Starring Steven Spielberg : the making of a young filmmaker / by Gene Barretta ; illustrated by Craig Orback.
"A picture book biography of Steven Spielberg, the celebrated filmmaker"--Provided by publisher.
Shapes, lines, and light : my grandfather's American journey / Katie Yamasaki.
"Minoru Yamasaki described the feeling he sought to create in his buildings as 'serenity, surprise, and delight.' Here, Katie Yamasaki charts his life and work: his childhood in Seattle’s Japanese immigrant community, paying his way through college workin…
Animals hidden in the desert / Jessica Rusick.
"Some desert creatures are masters of disguise! They use camouflage and cover to outsmart predators or sneak up on prey. Some desert animals blend in with rocks, sand, and more. Others burrow beneath the ground or hide in shrubs. Can you spot the creature…
Animals hidden in the forest / Jessica Rusick.
"Some forest creatures are masters of disguise! They use camouflage and cover to outsmart predators or sneak up on prey. Some forest animals blend in with leaves, moss, and more. Others hide beneath rocks or in logs. Can you spot the creatures hidden in t…
Animals hidden in the ocean / Jessica Rusick.
"Some ocean creatures are masters of disguise! They use camouflage and cover to outsmart predators or sneak up on prey. Some ocean animals blend in with sand, pebbles, and more. Others hide in coral reefs or beneath the ocean floor. Can you spot the creat…
Animals hidden in the snow / Jessica Rusick.
"Some creatures are masters of disguise! They use camouflage and cover to outsmart predators or sneak up on prey. In cold habitats, animals blend in with the snowy surroundings. They also hide beneath the snow in dens. Can you spot the creatures hidden in…
A different kind of normal : my real-life completely true story about being unique / Abigail Balfe
Hi! My name is Abigail, and I'm autistic. But I didn't know I was autistic until I was (kind of) an adult. This is my true story of growing up in the confusing "normal" world, all the while missing some Very Important Information about myself. There'll be…
Horses : what do wild horses like mustangs and ponies get up to all day? / Dr. Carly Anne York, Chaaya Prabhat.
"Set over a 24-hour period, meet fighting stallions, cute foals, and nosy donkeys in this nonfiction book for kids about the coolest wild horses in the world. Race across prairies to follow the lives of horses and ponies as they whinny, neigh, and play t…
Mapping my town / by Jeanette Ferrara.
"Families can live in all kinds of towns. From urban and suburban, to rural communities, towns can look different but still have a lot in common. Learn how to use map features like a key, compass rose, and a scale to answer questions about direction, meas…
Mapping my country / by Jeanette Ferrara.
"There are families living in countries across the Americas and all around the world. From Canada, the United States, and Mexico to Central America, countries can look very different but still have a lot in common. Learn how to use map features like a key…
Mapping my house / Jeanette Ferrara.
"Families can live in all kinds of homes. From apartment buildings and townhouses to farmhouses, homes can look different but still have a lot in common. Learn how to use map features like a key, compass rose, and a scale to answer questions about directi…
Mapping my world / by Jeanette Ferrara.
"Families live on different continents across the globe. From the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia to Antarctica continents can be very different but still have a lot in common. Learn how to use map features like a key, compass rose, and a sc…
The official Rainbow High yearbook.
"The Official Rainbow High Yearbook is your very own collection of photo shoots and fashion spreads from Rainbow High’s best year ever, featuring your favorite Rainbow High characters like Ruby Anderson, Amaya Raine, Poppy Rowan, Sunny Madison, Jade Hunte…
Who is Shaquille O'Neil? / by Ellen Labrecque ; illustrated by Manuel Gutierrez.
"Shaquille O'Neal discovered his love of basketball while spending time in an afterschool program called the Boys & Girls Club of America. Standing over six feet tall by the time he turned eleven years old, Shaq--as he is affectionately known--continued t…
Who was Michelangelo? / by Kirsten Anderson ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland.
"Michelangelo created some of the world's most recognizable art, from the statue of David to the intricate ceiling fresco of the Sistine Chapel. Beyond his well-known painting and sculpting, he was a gifted poet and architect. Young readers can learn abou…
The junior tarot reader's handbook : a kid's guide to reading cards / Nikki Van de Car ; illustrations by Uta Krogmann.
This book "teaches young readers how to use tarot to get answers to questions about life, friendships, family, school, and more. The book offers a step-by-step guide to everything from how to choose a deck to how to do a reading and includes detailed expl…
Tales of the prehistoric world : adventures from the land of the dinosaurs / Kallie Moore, Becky Thorns.
"Take a trip to the ancient past to come face-to-face with legendary dinosaurs such as T. rex, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops. Find out about jaw-dropping discoveries, including dinosaurs that turned into gemstones, pterosaurs the size of airplanes, and th…
Teen trailblazers : 30 daring boys whose dreams changed the world / Jennifer Calvert ; illustrated by Vesna Asanovic.
"Discover the courageous kids who aimed high and made a difference! Every great scientist, activist, writer, and inventor started out as a child with a dream....Teen Trailblazers: 30 Daring Boys Whose Dreams Changed the World explores the stories of 30 of…
The river that wolves moved : a true tale from Yellowstone / written by Mary Kay Carson ; illustrated by David Hohn.
"Long before its establishment as a national park in 1872, Yellowstone was home to the gray wolf, as well as other large predators. But the relationship between human and wolf has always been a tense and complicated one. Predator control programs were dev…
Giving thanks : how Thanksgiving became a national holiday / words by Denise Kiernan ; pictures by Jamey Christoph.
"All across the world, among hundreds of cultures and across centuries, people have come together to give thanks. But Americans didn’t have an official Thanksgiving holiday until the 1800s. The holiday Americans know today exists because of a woman named …