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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List

Areli is a dreamer : a true story / by Areli Morales, a DACA recipient ; illustrations by Luisa Uribe.
"When Areli was just a baby, her mama and papa moved from Mexico to New York with her brother, Alex, to make a better life for the family–and when she was in kindergarten, they sent for her, too. Everything in New York was different. Gone were the Satur…
Shirley Chisholm dared : the story of the first black woman in congress / Alicia D. Williams ; Illustrated by April Harrison.
"Here is the story of an outspoken little girl who studied hard, fought for what she believed in, and grew up to become a trailblazer for women and African Americans, as the first Black woman elected to Congress."--book jacket.
Listening for God : silence practice for little ones / by Katie Warner ; illustrations by Amy Rodriguez.
A story that is a building block to future holy hours that our little ones will spend in the chapel or at home listening for God's voice and getting to know their Savior and Best Friend.
Flying and floating / [by David Glover]
"Keen scientists can discover why air and water are essential to life on Earth, why the wind blows and the three forms of water. After learning the essential key facts, readers can find almost everything they need for the experiments around the home, and …
Palm trees at the North Pole : the hot truth about climate change / written by Marc ter Horst ; illustrated by Wendy Panders ; translated by Laura Watkinson.
Clear, accessible, often funny-- and accompanied by lively illustrations that bring the story to life-- Palm Trees at the North Pole will help young readers understand the most important issue humanity has ever faced.
50 adventures in the 50 states / written by Kate Siber ; illustrated by Lydia Hill.
"Ride river rapids in Georgia, explore deep, dark caves in Missouri, gaze up at the milky way in Nevada . . . and so much more, with this guide to the 50 most incredible outdoor adventures across the United States, from Alabama to Wyoming. Taking you from…
They only see the outside / poems by Kalli Dakos ; illustrated by Jimothy Oliver.
"This collection of insightful and endearing poems explores what kids experience on the inside that cannot be seen from the outside. From topics that readers experience every day, like the agony of waiting for recess, to the monotony of homework, to thing…
The super cool science of Harry Potter : the spell-binding science behind the magic, creatures, witches, and wizards of the Potter universe! / Mark Brake.
"Discover the scientific secrets of J. K. Rowling’s universe. Moviegoers and young readers the world over have been spellbound by the tales of 'the boy who lived. J. K. Rowling’s stories have conjured ideas of magic and sorcery into our minds like no oth…
The ultimate at-home activity guide / Mike Lowery.
"There are endless possibilities for keeping spirits high and brains engaged at home, including throwing a virtual party, holding family Olympics, learning a magic trick, making a flip book, and many more. Doodles, jokes, and entertaining tips enliven the…
Breaking waves : Winslow Homer paints the sea / Robert Burleigh ; illustrated by Wendell Minor.
"A picture book about painter Winslow Homer's fascination with waves and the ocean"--Provided by publisher.
Whale Fall Café / written by Jacquie Sewell ; illustrated by Dan Tavis.
"One medium-size whale carcass delivers as much food to the dark, cold ocean depths as 4,000 years of sinking food particles. When a dead whale arrives, the café opens for business, and who better than Dan Tavis to show us the bizarre deep-ocean diners wh…
The super cool science of Star Wars : the saber-swirling science behind the Death Star, aliens, and life in that galaxy far, far away! / Mark Brake.
"Star Wars has captured the hearts and imaginations of sci-fi fans worldwide. We all marvel at its dazzling variety of aliens, spaceships, and planets. That's because there's something revolutionary about the actual science in Star Wars. These painted pic…
Bots and bods : how robots and humans work, from the inside out / John Andrews
Bots and Bods is an illustrated guide for kids looking to explore anatomy and technology and how they're related. How do we both move or sense the world? How does robot intelligence compare to our own? Middle-grade readers will find these answers and more…
The little spacecraft that could : New Horizons' amazing journey to Pluto and Arrokoth / Joyce Lapin ; illustrated by Simona Ceccarelli.
"Ride along with the New Horizons spacecraft as she rockets three billion miles to Pluto! Watch her take the first close-up photos of Pluto, and then journey another billion miles to mini-world Arrokoth. You'll whiz through space at more than 10 miles per…
The Earth : one-of-a-kind planet / Laura Perdew ; illustrated by Shululu.
"Earth is our home, but what do we really know about this planet? Quite a lot!...The narrator, who just happens to be the universe, explains where Earth is located in the solar system, how Earth was created, how life evolved on Earth, and more. Universe u…
Wild animals of the Savannah : a picture book about animals with stories and information / compiled by Marja Baeten and WWF ; illustrated by Gertie Jaquet.
"Meet the nicest wild animals of the savanna. Learn funny and interesting facts, followed by double pages of action-packed photographs and illustrations. Facts and fiction are combined in special cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund. Kids will love ge…
Eco craft book : don't throw it away, recreate & play / Laura Minter and Tia Williams.
"Everyone knows crafting is so much fun - but did you know that it can sometimes create excess waste that is not good for our planet? For this imaginative collection of projects, most of what you need is already in your recycling box, but for other suppli…
Finish strong : seven marathons, seven continents, seven days / Dave McGillivray with Nancy Feehrer ; illustrated by Shululu.
"Finish Strong: Seven Marathons on Seven Continents in Seven Days is the inspiring true story of Dave McGillivray's epic marathon experience! In 2018, McGillivray formed a team called 'Hold the Plane' to enter the World Marathon Challenge. The first stop …
We are explorers : extraordinary women who discovered the world / stories and illustrations by Kari Herbert.
Profiles fourteen female explorers and their unique discoveries and journeys.
A most clever girl : how Jane Austen discovered her voice / Jasmine A. Stirling ; illustrated by Vesper Stamper.
"A Most Clever Girl follows Jane Austen's journey to hone her craft, finding her place in the world amid joys and sorrows, and writing her famous novels"--Provided by publisher.
Master of his fate : Roosevelt's rise from polio to the presidency / James Tobin.
"In 1921, in the midst of a promising climb toward national leadership, Franklin Delano Roosevelt contracted polio. Suddenly paralyzed from the waist down, he faced a fateful choice - give up politics forever, or pursue his dream of the presidency with a …
Murder on the Baltimore Express : the plot to keep Abraham Lincoln from becoming president / Suzanne Jurmain.
"In February 1861 newly elected President Abraham Lincoln set out on a triumphant 2,000 mile cross-country railroad trip that would take him to his inauguration in Washington, D.C. At the same time, a band of fanatic southern Confederate sympathizers deci…
Game, set, sisters! : the story of Venus and Serena Williams / Jay Leslie ; illustrated by Ebony Glenn.
"In 1989, two opponents faced off in their first tennis tournament. But they weren't just rivals, they were also sisters. Sisters who would go on to break records and become legends. Sisters who had each other's backs no matter what. From their beginnings…
Pranklab : 25 hilarious experiments* : *scientific practical jokes / Wade David Fairclough, Chris Ferrie, Byrne Laginestra.
"What's more fun than a practical joke? A SCIENTIFIC practical joke! Your friends and family might be annoyed at first...until they realize they're learning about science! By using everyday household items, you can exploit the laws of physics, biology, an…
Treaty words : for as long as the rivers flow / Aimée Craft ; illustrations by Luke Swinson.
"We learned to make treaties from everything around us, listening and observing to see how good relationships are made. We use the word aagooiidiwin to explain the Treaty: it means that we agree to work together."--back cover.
Wonder women of science : twelve geniuses who are currently rocking science, technology, and the world / Tiera Fletcher and Ginger Rue ; illustrated by Sally Wern Comport.
"There's so much amazing science happening right now, and the brilliant scientists and engineers profiled in the pages of this book are tackling these problems - and more - head on. Meet Tiera Fletcher and twelve other outstanding women in STEM and her in…
Top secret : spies, codes, capers, gadgets, and classified cases revealed / Crispin Boyer & Suzanne Zimbler.
"This book is classified. There's a hidden chamber behind Lincoln's head on Mount Rushmore. The United States sends up-and-coming snoops to an elite spy academy in Virginia called 'the Farm' to learn all the tricks of spycraft. Ninja water-walking is a th…
Exploring Diagon Alley : an illustrated guide / text by Jody Revenson ; illustrations by Studio Muti.
A tour of Diagon Alley as imagined in the Harry Potter films is comprised of intricately detailed spreads of such iconic destinations as the Ollivander's wand store, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes joke shop, and the vaults of Gringotts bank.
Laugh-out-loud try not to LOL jokes for kids / Rob Elliott.
"Filled with puns, knock-knock jokes, and hilarious one-liners, this collection of sidesplitting gags is sure to get the whole family laughing. Perfect for young comedians, class clowns, and jokesters of all ages"--Provided by publisher.
Ocean soup : a recipe for you, me, and a cleaner sea / by Meeg Pincus ; illustrated by Lucy Semple.
"Our oceans are filled with plastics, but who exactly cooked up this soup? And, more importantly, what is the recipe for getting our oceans clean? This rhyming story pulls no punches about how we ended up in this mess but also offers hope and help for cle…
LEGO Ninjago character encyclopedia / written by Simon Hugo and Claire Sipi.
"Character profiles for more than 200 minifigures from the LEGO Ninjago world feature heroes and villains from the past decade and include unusual versions of such legendary heroes as Ghost Cole and Teen Wu"--Provided by publisher.
Honey for you, honey for me : a first book of nursery rhymes / collected by Michael Rosen ; illustrated by Chris Riddell.
The former UK Children's Laureate team behind the award-winning A Great Big Cuddle presents a whimsically illustrated collection of thirty familiar and rediscovered nursery rhymes that includes "Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling," "Engine, Engine, Number Nine," an…
Puberty is gross but also really awesome / by Gina Loveless ; illustrated by Lauri Johnston.
An honest, inclusive, and empowering guide to puberty offers easy-to-understand scientific information, interesting studies, and tips from experts, covering everything from breast development and gender identity to acne and mental health.
Step back from frustration / by Gill Hasson ; illustrated by Sarah Jennings.
"When you can't do something or can't have something you want, how do you feel? If you feel frustrated, you're not alone! This book helps you work through your frustration."--back cover.
Get unstuck from disappointment / by Gill Hasson ; illustrated by Sarah Jennings.
"When something doesn't go the way you want or expect, how does it feel? If you feel sad, upset, or disappointed, you're not alone. This book can show you how to bounce back from disappointment."--back cover.
The book of not entirely useful advice / A.F. Harrold ; illustrated by Mini Grey.
"Within this book, you'll find stanzas on everything from school life to onions, from dreams to kilted koalas. What advice should you follow, and what should you dismiss?"--book jacket.
Where does my poo go? / Jo Lindley.
"Everyone has wondered exactly what happens to poop after it is flushed down the toilet. It disappears as if by magic--but there's a lot more going on than meets the eye! This book takes young readers through each stage of the sewage system, from the Sewe…
Classified : the secret career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee aerospace engineer / Traci Sorell ; illustrated by Natasha Donovan.
"Mary Golda Ross designed classified airplanes and spacecraft as Lockheed Aircraft Corporation’s first female engineer. Find out how her passion for math and the Cherokee values she was raised with shaped her life and work. Cherokee author Traci Sorell a…
Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? / by Kirsten Anderson ; illustrated by Manuel Gutierrez.
"On June 26, 2018, twenty-eight-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a bartender from New York City, became the youngest woman ever elected to serve on Congress. Her win shocked the political world and she became a celebrity overnight. Soon, everyone knew h…
What was the age of exploration? / by Catherine Daly ; illustrated by Jake Murray.
"Before the fifteenth century, European sailors were unsure what waited for them beyond their well-known travel routes around the Mediterranean Sea, so they kept within sight of land. But all of that changed after Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal st…