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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Have you thanked an inventor today? / by Patrice McLaurin.
"Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? is a journey into the often forgotten contributions of African-American inventors, that contributed to the American landscape"--Amazon.com. Includes a brief biographical information about each inventor mentioned.
Magical creatures and mythical beasts / By Professor Byron Mortimer and Millie Mortimer ; illustrated by Victo Ngai.
"Discover the fantastical creatures that inhabit famous historical landmarks around the world using the UV flashlight included with the book. Shine the light on 20 real-life locations to reveal a unicorn galloping along a rainbow in the Black Forest of Ge…
Charles Darwin / Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Boris Kulikov.
"All his life, Charles Darwin hated controversy. Yet he takes his place among the Giants of Science for what remains an immensely controversial subject: the theory of evolution. Darwin began piecing together his explanation for how all living things chang…
Ernest Shackleton / written by María Isabel Sánchez Vegara ; illustrated by Olivia Holden.
"Young Ernest grew up on a farm in County Kildare, Ireland. From an early age, he dreamt of traveling far and wide--further than any traveler had been before. His passion for exploration and eternal optimism inspired him to lead one of history's most t…
Drawing chibi : learn how to draw kawaii people, animals, and other utterly cute stuff / illustrations by Tessa Creative Art ; text by Kierra Sondereker.
"Learn how to draw adorable manga- and anime-style illustrations, including popular chibi onesies and adorable kawaii critters, with step-by-step instructions. Open your sketch book and begin to doodle and create in your favorite anime styles with this st…
Language arts, math and science. Grade 1 / authors, Linda Ruggieri (spelling, math) ; Anne Flounders (language arts) ; Hugh Westrup (science)
"Boost your child's skills with fun activities and exercises that introduce key concepts in spelling, math, and science. Whether you want to teach your child at home, give them extra support outside the classroom, or find fun stimulation for your budding…
Learn irregular plural nouns with elves / by Emily Mahoney.
"There are many rules for irregular plural nouns, but let the magical elves in this vibrant volume make learning those rules easy! Some might think that elves just make toys in Santa's workshop, but they are also experts on irregular plural nouns. Young r…
That they lived : African Americans who changed the world / Rochelle Riley and Cristi Smith-Jones.
"That They Lived: African Americans Who Changed the World features Riley’s grandson, Caleb, and Lola photographed in timeless black and white, dressed as important individuals such as business owners, educators, civil rights leaders, and artists, alongsid…
Rewilding : giving nature a second chance / Jane Drake and Ann Love.
"It’s not too late! The natural world can still be healed. Rewilding is an important environmental movement to restore habitats to their natural state in order to support native species and make room for animals to move freely. In this comprehensive lo…
Language arts, math and science. 2nd grade / authors, Linda Ruggieri (spelling, math) ; Anne Flounders (language arts) ; Hugh Westrup (science).
Boost your child's skills with fun activities and exercises that introduce key concepts in spelling, math, and science.
Ferdinand Magellan / Candy Gourlay ; illustrations by Tom Knight.
"Before he led the first expedition to circumnavigate the Earth, Ferdinand Magellan [1480-1521] was a Portuguese noble who dreamed of adventure. After years of sailing, he was chosen to lead a crew to circle the globe--a trip that no other ship had ever c…
Belly laugh beach jokes for pirates and mermaids : 350 hilarious jokes! / [illustrations by Alex Paterson].
"Belly Laugh Beach Jokes for Pirates and Mermaids is full of hilarious fun for anyone who loves the beach! From snappy one-liners to hilarious puns, this collection is complete with 350 of the best jokes for ocean-loving kids and is complemented by sidesp…
Who was William Shakespeare? / by Celeste Davidson Mannis ; illustrated by John O'Brien.
Describes Shakespeare's life and work, from his relocation from Stratford to London as a young man to his pursuit of a career in the theater.
Leonardo da Vinci / by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Boris Kulikov.
For more than thirty years-half his life-he was obsessively devoted to investigating everything in the natural world. Nothing escaped his interest-how our eyes see, why the sky is blue, what forces build mountains, how light travels, where water comes fro…
Lake / Kate Moss Gamblin ; pictures by Karen Patkau.
"Lake...asks young readers to consider what they see at a lake through the year-from hummingbirds hovering over water lilies, to crimson leaves on the surrounding trees, to goslings landing on the lake's icy surface, to moose calves by the water's edge. T…
Ocean atlas : a journey across the waves and into the deep / Tom Jackson ; illustrations by Ana Djordjevic.
"Dive into an incredible journey across the waves and into the darkest depths of the ocean! Sail the seas, then explore the ocean's zones in your submarine as you search the seabed, discover colorful coral reefs, and meet the mysterious wildlife that live…
Who was Thomas Jefferson? / by Dennis Brindell Fradin ; illustrated by John O'Brien.
An illustrated biography tells the life of the third president of the United States, a book-lover, self-taught architect, and author of the Declaration of Independence.
LEGO with dad : creatively awesome brick projects for parents and kids to build together / Warren Nash.
"Break out the bricks, it’s time for awesome family fun! LEGO® bricks can be an endless source of imagination and joy for kids of all ages, and now dads can join in and help build amazing new creations. LEGO® With Dad is the ultimate guide to utilizing yo…
Who was Albert Einstein? / by Jess M. Brallier ; illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker.
Recounts the life of the scientist whose theories of relativity revolutionized the way we look at space and time.
Roots we eat / Katherine Rawson.
Roots help plants grow by not only holding the plant in the soil, but by feeding the plant with nutrients from the ground. Some of these roots we eat. Yes we actually eat the part of the plant that grows below ground.
The complete guide to space exploration / Ben Hubbard.
"Prepare for blast-off! The Complete Guide to Space Exploration is your intergalactic ticket to the greatest journeys ever undertaken by humankind: the exploration of the universe. From the first telescope to the prospect of space tourism in the future, l…
Penguins & polar bears : a pretty cool introduction to the Arctic and Antarctic / written by Alicia Klepeis ; illustrated by Grace Helmer.
"Penguins and polar bears never get to meet—except maybe at the zoo! But what else is there to know about the Arctic and Antarctica, two of our planet’s most mysterious, fascinating, and vulnerable regions? This book takes the reader on an adventure to t…
The who's who of grown-ups : jobs, hobbies and the tools it takes / illustrated by Owen Davey ; translation from German to English by Eli Stuhler.
"Have you ever dreamed of being a secret agent or a gardener, soccer player or singer, astronaut or pirate? Do you know what clothes they wear and what equipment they always carry with them? All these people and many more are in The Who's Who of Grown-Ups…
Changing laws : politics of the civil rights era / Judy Dodge Cummings.
"In Changing Laws: Politics of the Civil Rights Era, middle graders explore the key legislative and judicial victories of the era that spanned from 1954 to the early 1970s, including Brown v. Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Ri…
Garbage and recycling / [Sally Morgan, Rosie Harlow] ; illustrated by Diego Vaisberg.
"In Garbage and Recycling discover how to... Sort trash for recycling; Collect some animal composers; Build your own compost heap...and much more!" --back cover
Elton John / written by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara ; illustrated by Sophie Beer.
As a child, Elton started playing his grandmothers piano in Harrow, London. He could pick tunes out by ear and was soon attending lessons at the Royal Academy. After answering an advertisement in a newspaper, Elton teamed up with a lyric-writing buddy: Be…
Corazon Aquino / written by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara ; illustrated by Ginnie Hsu.
In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Corazon Aquino, the first female president of the Philippines. Little Cory was a shy, studious child with a great sense of justice. As a young woman and wife…
Steve Jobs / Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara ; illustrated by Aura Lewis.
At an early age, Steve fell in love with the possibility of the computer machine. He knew it had the power to change someone's life. Inspired to create a personal computer accessible for everyone, Steve went on to become one of the most influential invent…
The science of goo / written by Andrea Mills ; illustrators, Adam Benton, Peter Bull, Stuart Jackson-Carter, Jon@KJA-artists, Arran Lewis, Gus Scott
"Get to grips with the glorious world of goop and gunk, from pus, snot, and mucus to mud, snail slime, and sticky plants, in this compendium of gunk"--Provided by publisher
13 things strong kids do : think big, feel good, act brave / Amy Morin ; illustrated by Jennifer Naalchigar.
The best-selling author of "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do" addresses the challenges facing middle grade students in today's world, offering relatable, graphics-complemented advice on developing healthy mental habits for fulfilling personal pot…
Mindful moves : kid-friendly yoga and peaceful activities for a happy, healthy you / Nicole Cardoza.
"With delightful illustrations and kid-friendly language, Mindful Moves introduces kids to simple mindfulness activities and yoga"--Provided by publisher.
Festivals & traditions in Switzerland / Barbara Piatti, Yvonne Rogenmoser ; translated by Mary Carozza.
"Fire and fur, bells and masks! This book takes you on a very special journey through Switzerland to experience the traditional festivals and customs celebrated in all the seasons. Some are happy and colorful, others are wild and scary. You’ll hear the t…
Language arts, math and science. 3rd grade / authors, Linda Ruggieri (Spelling, Math), Anne Flounders (Language Arts), Hugh Westrup (Science).
"Boost your child’s skills with fun activities and exercises that introduce key concepts in spelling, math, and science. Whether you want to teach your child at home, give them extra support outside the classroom, or find fun stimulation for your budding…
Kamala Harris : Madam Vice President / Heather E. Schwartz.
Kamala Harris is known as a tough prosecutor. She rose to fame as California's attorney general who took on the big banks. As a United States senator, she stood up to President Trump and held his administration accountable by demanding answers. In 2019 sh…
If you want to visit a sea garden / Kay Weisman ; illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers
"Sea gardens have been created by First Peoples on the Northwest coast for more than three thousand years. These gardens consist of stone reefs that are constructed at the lowest tide line, encouraging the growth of clams and other marine life on the gent…
Joe Biden : from Scranton to the White House / Heather E. Schwartz.
"Former Vice President Joe Biden played an essential role in the Obama administration. Follow his career from Delaware's longest-serving senator to his race back to the White House"--Provided by publisher.
Do lizards eat ice cream? : how animals beat the heat / written by Etta Kaner ; illustrated by Jenna Piechota.
"Do koalas run through sprinklers? Do ants sit in front of air conditioners? No! But in ultra-hot weather, animals and humans alike have adopted creative ways to beat the heat. From lizards that dance to keep their feet cool, to elephants that use their e…
Ocean speaks : how Marie Tharp revealed the ocean's biggest secret / words by Jess Keating ; pictures by Katie Hickey.
"As a child, Marie Tharp's curiosity was as big as the world she wanted to explore. She longed to become a scientist and study the fascinating life around her. In the mid-1900s, women were not welcome in the sciences, but Marie refused to give up on her d…
Farmers unite! : planting a protest for fair prices / Lindsay H. Metcalf.
"In the late 1970s, grain prices had tanked, farm auction notices filled newspapers, and people had forgotten that food didn't grow in grocery stores. So, on February 5, 1979, thousands of tractors from all parts of the US flooded Washington, DC, in prote…
Wild city / written by Ben Hoare ; illustrated by Lucy Rose.
"Meet the amazing animals who share our city spaces. Cities are busy places, full of millions of people. But we aren't their only inhabitants. Our city streets, buildings, parks, rivers, and backyards welcome all kinds of animals, from pigeons to penguins…
The legend of Michael Jordan / Adam Motin.
"Michael Jordan is known as the greatest basketball player of all time, but he is so much more than just an athlete. The man who made fans want to 'Be Like Mike' revolutionized the world of sports, is an ambassador for the game around the world, and serve…
Martin Luther King Jr.
"You may already know that Marin Luther King Jr. gave an important speech, but did you know he loved to play pranks on his sister? Or that he was once called Michael? This graphic retelling of Martin's story gives children a visual snapshot of his life an…
Mornings with Monet / by Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Mary GrandPré.
Describes how as a young artist, Claude Monet rejected a traditional life path while embracing initially unpopular new approaches to painting and seeing, launching the French Impressionism movement.
Secrets of the sea : the story of Jeanne Power, revolutionary marine scientist / by Evan Griffith ; illustrated by Joanie Stone.
Presents a biography of the nineteenth-century woman scientist who pioneered the use of aquariums to study ocean life.
Shaped by her hands : potter Maria Martinez / Anna Harber Freeman & Barbara Gonzales ; illustrated by Aphelandra.
"The most renowned Native American Indian potter of her time, Maria Poveka Martinez learned pottery as a child under the guiding hands of her Ko-ōo, her aunt. She grew up to discover a new firing technique that turned her pots black and shiny, and made th…
June Almeida, virus detective! : the woman who discovered the first human coronavirus / [written by] Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Elisa Paganelli.
"Scientist June Almeida's skill in using the electron microscope helped identify viruses, and when she was 34 years old, she discovered the first human coronavirus"--Provided by publisher.
The ultimate gross challenge : a battle of yucky choices / Jimmy Niro.
"Battle your friends and family in a wacky game too silly for real life, and get ready to laugh out loud! In this epic gross championship, read aloud hundreds of the funniest and most disgusting questions, and earn points deciding which hilariously nasty…
The ultimate joke challenge : battle the whole family with these silly jokes! / Jimmy Niro.
"In this epic showdown, players compete in multilevel rounds with hilarious jokes, silly tongue twisters, bonus activities, and more to answer the ultimate question: Who will get the most laughs? Chock-full of hundreds of rib-tickling jokes for the whole…
My first book of the cosmos / Sheddad Kaid-Salah Ferrón & Eduard Altarriba.
"Have you ever found yourself wondering about wormholes, wanting to know what a black hole is, how stars are made, or even how to travel in time? Explore the many wonders of the Cosmos and learn more about the origin, evolution, and order of the Universe …
Cleopatra / illustrations: Matt Carr.
"You may already know that Cleopatra was the queen of Egypt, but did you know she married her little brother? Or that she could speak nine languages? This graphic retelling of Cleopatra's story gives children a colourful snapshot of her life and the world…
Anne Frank / illustrations: Alex Bailey, Matt Carr, Shutterstock.
"Great Lives in Graphics reimagines the lives of extraordinary people in vivid technicolor, presenting 250+ fascinating facts in a new and exciting way. You may already know that Anne Frank wrote a but did you know that she had a pet cat named Moortje? Or…
The Usborne encyclopedia of world religions / Susan Meredith and Clare Hickman ; edited by Kirsteen Rogers.
"This thought-provoking book offers a balanced exploration of the beliefs, history and customs of all the major world religions, as well as many less well-known faiths, past and present. Inspiring photographs and engaging illustrations, as well as informa…
Young water protectors : a story about Standing Rock / written by Aslan Tudor ; co-written by Kelly Tudor
"At the not-so-tender age of 8, Aslan arrived in North Dakota to help stop a pipeline. A few months later he returned-and saw the whole world watching. Read about his inspiring experiences in the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock. Learn about what exact…
The how and wow of the human body : from your tongue to your toes and all the guts in between / by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz ; illustrated by Jack Teagle.
"WHY in the world do I have a belly button? And WHAT in the world does it do? WHEN in the world will my nose stop growing? And HOW in the world does my pee keep flowing? The human body is a fascinating piece of machinery. It's full of mystery, and won…
Listening to the stars : Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovers pulsars / Jodie Parachini ; illustrated by Alexandra Badiu.
"LGM. Little Green Men. That's what her professors first laughingly called the sounds that Jocelyn Bell was hearing from the galaxy. But Jocelyn just knew she had discovered something better. And she had. She had discovered a new type of star-a pulsar. So…
Lisa of Willesden Lane : a true story of music and survival during World War II / Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen ; abridged and adapted by Sarah J. Robbins ; illustrations by Olga Ivanov and Aleksey Ivanov.
"The true story of a girl who traveled on the Kindertransport during World War II and her experiences during a time of war"--Provided by publisher.
Harriet Tubman / written by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; interior illustrations by Gillian Flint.
"Born enslaved, Harriet Tubman rose up to become one of the most successful, determined and well-known conductors of the Underground Railroad. With her family's love planted firmly in her heart, Harriet looked to the North Star for guidance--and its light…
Ensnared in the Wolf's Lair : inside the 1944 plot to kill Hitler and the ghost children of his revenge / Ann Bausum.
"The stories of the children whose families were torn apart as a result of a failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in 1944"--Provided by publisher.
Pearl Harbor / Kate Messner ; illustrated by Dylan Meconis ; with special thanks to Maggie Tokuda-Hall, who served as an early reader and consultant for this book.
"A highly-designed and illustrated (including graphic novel panels) overview the truths and lies about the attack on Pearl Harbor"--Provided by publisher.
Monarch butterfly / by Gail Gibbons.
"Every year, a beautiful orange butterfly goes on a long journey. The life cycle of the monarch butterfly begins when it is a tiny egg clinging to a leaf. In time, it goes through a transformation called metamorphosis to become a butterfly, and in the fal…
Code monkeys fix bugs / by John Wood.
"Find out how code monkeys find and fix bugs-the part of an algorithm, or set of instructions, that does not work as it should"--Provided by publisher.
Code monkeys use logic / by John Wood.
"Computers cannot think for themselves. Find out how code monkeys must tell computers exactly what to do." --publisher's website
Rocket science : a beginner's guide to the fundamentals of spaceflight / Andrew Rader, PhD ; illustrated by Galen Frazer.
The author of the Epic Space Adventure trilogy and co-host of the Spellbound podcast combines facts with digital artwork to reveal the science behind rocket technology, discussing subjects ranging from navigation and thermal control to space exploration a…
About seabirds : a guide for children / Cathryn Sill ; illustrated by John Sill.
"About Seabirds is a thoughtful and entertaining first glimpse into the world of nature for young children. In this informative book for the About... series, author and former teacher Cathryn Sill explains in simple, easy-to-understand language what seabi…
Knots! / written & illustrated by Keith Zoo.
"Show-How Guides are joyful primers for curious minds-collectible, visual, step-by-step handbooks that teach the skills every kid should know! This pocket-sized 101 series introduces kids of all ages to the perennial talents, hobbies, skills, and hands-on…
The efficient, inventive (often annoying) Melvil Dewey / Alexis O'Neill ; illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham.
"When Melvil Dewey realized every library organized their books differently, he wondered if he could invent a system all libraries could use to organize them efficiently. A rat-a-tat speaker, Melvil was a persistent (and noisy) advocate for free public li…
The ultimate mermaid joke book.
Collects jokes, riddles, and puns related to mermaids.
Out of hiding : a Holocaust survivor's journey to America / Ruth Gruener ; with Rachel Klein.
"Ruth Gruener was a hidden child during the Holocaust. At the end of the war, she and her parents were overjoyed to be free. But their struggles as displaced people had just begun. In war-ravaged Europe, they waited for paperwork for a chance to come to A…
Cardboard box engineering : cool, inventive projects for tinkerers, makers & future scientists / Jonathan Adolph.
"Working with simple household tools, kids can follow the step-by-step photographic instructions to exercise their design smarts, expand their 3-D thinking, and learn the basics of physics and engineering with activities that have real-life applications"-…
My wild life : adventures of a wildlife photographer / by Suzi Eszterhas.
"Filled with adorable animals, stories from the field, and subtle lessons on resilience and female empowerment, the story of Eszterhas's wild life asks readers to pursue their passions, while treating the natural world with curiosity, kindness, and respec…
Breaking the ice / written by Angie Bullaro ; illustrated by C.F. Payne ; with an afterword by Manon Rhéaume.
"A picture book biography of Manon Rhéaume, a groundbreaking hockey player who became the first woman to play in the National Hockey League"--Provided by publisher.
Dinosaurs are not extinct / Drew Sheneman.
"Award-winning author-illustrator Drew Sheneman brings budding paleontologists the truth about dinosaurs in this informative and hilarious nonfiction picture book that will teach kids everything they didn't know (and never thought to ask) about their favo…
That girl on TV could be me! : the journey of a Latina news anchor = Yo podría ser esa chica en la tele! : el camino de una noticiera latina / by Leticia Ordaz ; illustrated by Juan Calle.
"This is an autobiography of a Latina TV news anchor. Growing up near Sacramento, CA, little Leticia dreams of being a TV newscaster. But no one on TV looks like her. This shy, small-town girl overcomes barriers, like her fear of public speaking, to becom…
The teachers march! : how Selma teachers changged history / Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace ; illustrated by Charly Palmer
"Reverend F.D. Reese was a leader of the Voting Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama. As a teacher and principal, he recognized that his colleagues were viewed with great respect in the city. Could he convince them to risk their jobs--and perhaps their lives…
A curious collection of peculiar creatures : an illustrated encyclopedia / Sami Bayly.
"An illustrated encyclopedia of some of the weirdest (but no less wonderful) creatures in the animal kingdom, including facts about each animal's conservation status, diet, strange quirks, and habitat"--Provided by publisher.
Philosophy : a visual encyclopedia / written by Dr. Robert Fletcher, Dr. Paola Romero, Marianne Talbot, Nigel Warburton, Dr. Amna Whiston.
"The perfect book for young readers looking to explore some of life's biggest questions. Thousands of years ago, ancient philosophers asked some important questions: 'What is real?', 'What is the point of my existence?', 'Why is there evil in the world?',…
The secrets of astrology : a complete guide to Sun signs, planets, houses, and more / illustrated by Keith Hagan.
"Discover the hidden meaning of stars in this first introduction to astrology for children. Secrets of Astrology tells you all you want to know about astrology, from the meaning of zodiac signs, to how to read a birth chart. Simple, readable text clearly…
Monuments of India.
"Find out about India's fascinating history and amazing architecture in DK findout! Monuments of India. The book will teach children about the rise and fall of significant kingdoms, and how this affected changes in architectural styles. Learn about the si…
Quill soup : a stone soup story / Alan Durant ; illustrated by Dale Blankenaar.
In this African version of the traditional folktale Stone Soup, Noko the porcupine tricks the other well fed but selfish animals into sharing their food with him and the whole village.
Generation brave : the Gen Z kids who are changing the world / written by Kate Alexander ; illustrated by Jade Orlando.
"An illustrated celebration of Gen Z activists fighting to make our world a better place. Gen Z is populated—and defined—by activists. They are bold and original thinkers and not afraid to stand up to authority and conventional wisdom. From the March for…
Marvel math made easy, fourth grade.
Marvel characters present a variety of math concepts and problems suitable for the fourth grade, covering addition, subtraction, multiplication, symmetry, and fractions. with a chart to track progress.
Marvel math made easy, second grade.
Marvel characters present a variety of math concepts and problems suitable for the second grade, covering addition, subtraction, multiplication, and fractions. with a chart to track progress.
Timelines of everyone : from Cleopatra and Confucius to Mozart and Malala / editors, Ben Ffrancon Davies, Tayabah Khan ; US editor, Megan Douglass.
"Get the inside track on the incredible lives of history's biggest names, from William Shakespeare to Oprah Winfrey, and Anne Frank to Julius Caesar. More than 150 visual timelines take you on unforgettable journeys through the lives of the great, the ter…
The national parks : discover all 62 parks of the United States / written by Stefanie Payne ; [illustrators, Abby Cook, Erin Brown c/o Collaborate Agency].
"Discover fun facts about all 62 national parks of the United States. Learn about the animals that make their homes in the forests, deserts, caves, and mountains of the national parks, and the amazing species of trees and plants, from the giant sequoia tr…
A garden in your belly : meet the microbes in your gut / Masha D'yans.
"Did you know there's a garden blooming in your belly? Your belly is full of tiny creatures-and they love to eat! Come on a journey through the river of your gut and visit the microbiome, a garden of microscopic creatures that affects your hunger, health,…
Climate emergency atlas / writer and researcher, Dan Hooke ; consultants, Professor Frans Berkhout and Professor Kirstin Dow.
"Our house is on fire--it's time to wake up to the climate crisis facing planet Earth before it's too late. This unique graphic atlas tells you everything you need to know about climate change and what we can do to turn things around. Which countries gene…
Strongman : the rise of five dictators and the fall of democracy / Kenneth C. Davis.
"A nonfiction account of some of the deadliest dictators in modern history"--Provided by publisher.
Music and how it works : the complete guide for kids / written by Charlie Morland ; illustrated by David Humphries.
"Budding music fans will love discovering musical geniuses of every era, from Mozart and classical music to Bowie and pop, as well as finding out how music is created and what links it all together. The book looks at music throughout history, beginning wi…
The most beautiful thing / Kao Kalia Yang ; illustrated by Khoa Le.
"Drawn from Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this heartfelt picture book offers a window into the life of a family with little money and a great deal of love"--Provided by publisher.
Reindeer on the move! / by Ginjer L. Clarke.
"Did you know that reindeer can run up to fifty miles an hour? Or that they travel for thousands of miles every year? That’s farther than any other land mammal! Just in time for the holiday season, learn all about one of the North Pole’s most facinating a…
Conspiracy : Nixon, Watergate, and democracy's defenders / P. O'Connell Pearson.
"The Watergate scandal created one of the greatest constitutional crises in American history. When the House Judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon and the Supreme Court ruled that he had to turn over to…
The complete diy cookbook for young chefs / America's Test Kitchen Kids.
"Kids, you can make your own ketchup! Or bake the most-awesome-ever cheese crackers-fish-shaped, of course. Whip up creamy peanut butter and super tasty jam. How about homemade sprinkles or Sriracha sauce? Become a kitchen superhero, one amazing cooking p…
Ghosts unveiled! / Kerrie Logan Hollihan.
"Do you believe in ghosts? Whether you’re a believer in things that go bump in the night or a firmly science-minded skeptic, there is compelling evidence to suggest that the veil between the living and the dead may be thinner than we think. Ghosts Unveile…
Life-size animals : an illustrated safari / written by Riva Mabel Schiavo ; illustrated by Isabella Grott.
"How big is an eagle's eye? What animal lays the smallest eggs? How long is an anteater's tongue? Which has bigger teeth: a tiger or a shark? Dive into this collection to find out these answers and more. With lush, life-size illustrations, discover how bi…
I am Benjamin Franklin / Brad Meltzer ; illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos.
"Ever since Benjamin Franklin was a child, he was curious about the world around him, and was always trying to improve things-even himself. His focus on hard work and experimentation eventually led to his important discoveries about electricity and to his…
Game on! 2021 : the ultimate guide to gaming! / editor, Stuart Andrews.
"Get ready for another awesome year of gaming with this ultimate guide to all your favorite games, including a definitive list of the biggest games of the past year and hottest new ones coming in 2021! Game On! 2021 is the most comprehensive guide to all …
Accidental archaeologists : true stories of unexpected discoveries / Sarah Albee ; illustrated by Nathan Hackett.
"Mysteries are buried in every corner of the world-you just have to look for them! Accidental Archaeologists takes readers on an adventure through time to relive some of the coolest surprise discoveries by totally ordinary people. Meet: The cowboy who fou…
Me and the world : an infographic exploration / by Mireia Trius ; illustrated by Joana Casals ; [English translation by Feather Flores]
"Explore the tremendous scope of our world and its cultures with Lucia as your guide. Within the pages of the content-rich book, you will find dynamic visualizations of all kinds of information, including: Breakfast foods around the world; weather and cli…
Beasts & behemoths : a young adventurer's guide / written by Jim Zub ; with Stacy King and Andrew Wheeler.
"This illustrated guide transports new players to the magical world of Dungeons & Dragons and presents a one-of-a-kind course on the unusual creatures, from the minuscule to the massive, that fill the fantastic world of the game. This guide features easy-…
Life in a frozen world : wildlife of Antarctica / written by Mary Batten; illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez.
"Antarctica-one of the most extreme environments on Earth-is among the coldest, windiest, and driest places on the planet. Yet over millions of years, many organisms-from microscopic bacteria to the blue whale, the largest animal that ever lived-have evol…
I am Anne Frank / Brad Meltzer ; illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos.
"Anne Frank's diary, documenting her life while hiding from the Nazis during World War II, continues to bring hope to readers today. Anne was a young Jewish girl who loved things many kids love: being with her family, going to the movies, and writing stor…
The lion queens of India / Jan Reynolds.
"In the far west of India, in Gir National Park, dwells one of the rarest big cats on Earth: the Asiatic lion. Known for its distinctive belly flap and the bushy tassels on its tail, the Asiatic lion once roamed from the Mediterranean Sea to the Bay of Be…
Friendship bracelets! / written & illustrated by Keith Zoo.
"Show-How Guides are joyful primers for curious minds-collectible, visual, step-by-step handbooks that teach the skills every kid should know! This pocket-sized 101 series introduces kids of all ages to the perennial talents, hobbies, skills, and hands-on…
Sir Cumference gets decima's point : decimals / Cindy Neuschwander ; illustrated by Wayne Geehan.
"The best baker in the realm has a delicious problem. Camelot's best baker, Pia of Chartres, has been kidnapped! But her overeager ogre captors don't want her on the menu--they want her famous Crème de la Crumb for the annual ogre feast. When pixies crash…
Feathered serpent and the five suns : a Mesoamerican creation myth / Duncan Tonatiuh.
"Long ago, the gods of Mesoamerica set out to create humans. They tried many times during each sun, or age. When all their attempts failed and the gods grew tired, only one did not give: Quetzalcoatl-the Feathered Serpent. To continue, he first had to ret…
Ultimate rock-opedia : the most complete rocks & minerals reference ever / Steve Tomecek.
"Welcome to the amazing world of rocks and minerals! Let's start at the very beginning, with an introduction to the origin of our rocky planet, then move on to explore the world of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. You'll discover how they form…
It's a numbers game! Soccer : the math behind the perfect goal, the game-winning save, and so much more! / Jim Buckley, Jr. ; foreword by USWNT superstar Alex Morgan.
"Whether you call it soccer or football, 'the beautiful game' wouldn’t be the popular game it is without numbers. From the clock counting up the seconds to positioning your feet at the right angle for the perfect dribble, this book reveals the ways digits…
Garfield goes hog wild / by Jim Davis.
"Yeehaw! When it comes to eating, Garfield--with his Texas-size appetite--doesn't hold back. It's go big or go home! Fans of the tubby tabby will be in hog heaven as they pig out in this brand-new collection stuffed with comics!" --back cover
Surprising spies : unexpected heroes of World War II / Karen Gray Ruelle.
"Would you spy for your country? Discover the World War II spies who lived among the shadows and the ones who lived in the limelight—disguised in plain sight! Josephine Baker. Virginia Hall. Roy Hawthorne. These are but a few of the daring spies who risk…
Kids can cook : fun and yummy recipes for budding chefs / illustrated by Esther Coombs.
"Get little chefs chooking with easy recipes that are fun to make. This book is packed with all kinds of food, from healthy meals to tempting treats. Simple step-by-step instructions teach basic cooking skills and show how easy it is to make great thing…
The many lives of Eddie Rickenbacker / Andrew Speno.
"At age thirteen, following the death of his father, young Eddie dropped out of school and joined the workforce. Through a combination of smarts, hard work, and perseverance, Rickenbacker would grow up to become an automobile mechanic, a race car driver, …
Scholastic year in sports 2021 / text was written by James Buckley Jr..
"What a year in sports (and what a wild year around the world!) Before the sports world-and everyone else-called a big TIME OUT!, lots of sports had been wrapped up. Inside, you can relive all those amazing games, incredible plays, and awesome records... …
Let's get glowing! : revealing the science of radioactivity with nuclear physics / Chris Ferrie.
"Red Kangaroo notices a sign that she has seen in comic books before. She wonders if this is the place where kids become superheroes. Join Red Kangaroo and Dr. Chris as they reveal the power of radioactivity." --back cover
No reading allowed : the worst read-aloud book ever : a confusing collection of hilarious homonyms and sound-alike sentences / Raj Haldar & Chris Carpenter ; pictures by Bryce Gladfelter.
"You can't believe everything you hear! Did you know that a single word can have many different meanings? Sometimes two words that sound alike can be spelled completely differently! Ptolemy the Pterodactyl is back to show us all how absurd and fun languag…
Official Fortnite : The chronicle. Vol. 2.
"Fortnite has seen another year of incredible changes, starting with a huge asteroid blowing up the map to mark the launch of Chapter 2! Now you can follow all the twists and turns of the last 12 months--including the first Fortnite World Cup--in this off…
The lemon tree : an Arab, a Jew, and the heart of the Middle East / Sandy Tolan.
"In 1967, a twenty-five-year-old refugee named Bashir Khairi traveled from the Palestinian hill town of Ramallah to Ramla, Israel, with a goal: to see the beloved stone house with the lemon tree in its backyard that he and his family had been forced to le…
My first knock knock jokes : lots of laugh-out-loud jokes for silly kids / Jimmy Niro.
"Get ready for a knock-knock knockout with this big hilarious book of fun! Filled with hundreds of family-friendly, rib-tickling jokes, budding comedians and early learners will be rolling ont he floor with endless hours of laughs, giggles, and groans! …
Attacked at sea : a true World War II story of a family's fight for survival / Michael J. Tougias and Alison O'Leary.
"On May 19, 1942, during WWII, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. The submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia. Most onboard were merchant seamen, but there were also civilians, including the Downs famil…
Let's get tiny! : jumping into the science of the smallest part of matter with quantum physics / Chris Ferrie.
"A sandcastle is made up of millions of grains of sand. What can be smaller than a grain of sand? Let's find out! Join Red Kangaroo and Cr. Chris as they explain how everything in the world is made up of tiny atom!" --back cover
Swish! : the slam-dunking, alley-ooping, high-flying Harlem Globetrotters / written by Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Don Tate.
"The true story of the team that changed basketball forever. In this book you will find . . . one-finger ball-spinning, rapid-fire mini-dribbling, and a ricochet head shot! Skilled athletes, expert players, and electrifying performers-all rolled into one.…
Saving Stella : a dog's dramatic escape from war / Bassel Abou Fakher and Deborah Blumenthal ; illustrated by Nadine Kaadan.
"Life for musician Bassel and his dog Stella in Damascus, Syria, has changed since the civil war began. Instead of enjoying long walks through their neighborhood, they hear bombs toppling buildings and sharp blasts of gunfire through the night. When it be…
Stephen Hawking / illustrations: Alex Bailey, Matt Carr, Shutterstock.
"You may already know that Stephen Hawking was a scientist, but did you know he kept bees in his basement as a little boy? Or that he ran over Prince Charles's toes with his wheelchair? This graphic retelling of Stephen's story gives children a colorful…
Sit with me : meditation for kids in seven easy steps / Carolyn Kanjuro ; illustrated by Nan Lawson.
"You can squat like a frog or lounge like a cat-but if you want to sit like a buddha easy and free, there are seven key steps for taking your seat. Sit with Me invites kids of all ages to learn meditation through lyrical verse and playful illustrations."-…
The mighty mechanics' book of marvelous vehicles.
"We are the Mighty Mechanics and we look after all kinds of useful vehicles; from trucks to tractors, diggers to dumpers, emergency vehicles and monster transporters. Come along with us as we get to work on these brilliant machines and discover how they …
Let's power up! : charging into the science of electric currents with electrical engineering / Chris Ferrie.
"Ouch! Red Kangaroo just got shocked while trying to open the door. She wants to know why this happens to her--especially in the winter. Go with the flow as Dr. Chris teaches Red Kangaroo all about how electricty moves and how electric charges are produce…
Let's time travel : zooming into the science of space-time with general relativity / #1 Bestselling science author for kids, Chris Ferrie.
"Red Kangaroo has an upset tummy from eating too much junk food! She wants to know if it's possible to travel back in time to eat vegetables instead. Can she do it? Join Red Kangaroo and Dr. Chris as they explore time and space!"--back cover.
50 maps of the world / written and researched by Kalya Ryan and Ben Handicott ; illustrated by Sol Linero.
"Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Greece...Explore incredible sights. Meet famous figures from history and read fascinating facts from 50 countries on this global tour. The 50 fact-packed illustrated maps showcase cultural and natural highlights…
For unicorn lovers only : history, mythology, facts, and more / written by Penelope Gwynne ; illustrated by Katie O'Neill.
"Unicorns have changed a lot through the ages. But some things have stayed the same: They're still magical and mysterious, elusive and entertaining. And they're still the most fascinating mythical creatures in the world. For Unicorn Lovers Only is a...tre…
The everything kids' cookbook : 90+ easy recipes you'll love to make-and eat! / Sandra K. Nissenberg, MS, RD.
"Cooking is easier than you think! You just need to learn a few basic skills, find the right recipe, and follow the steps. The Everything Kids' Cookbook, Updated Edition has everything you need to get started in the kitchen. Each recipe tells you how hard…
Atlas of record-breaking adventures / illustrated by Lucy Letherland ; written by Emily Hawkins.
"Get ready to meet some incredible record-breakers...Discover record-breaking animals and plants, as well as amazing natural landscapes and human-made marvels. Be awed by nature's longest-lasting lightning storm, brave the hottest place on earth, venture …
In one ear and out the other : Antonia Brico & her amazingly musical life / [text] Diane Worthey ; [illustrations] Morgana Wallace.
"In an era when women couldn’t become conductors, Antonia Brico didn’t listen to discouraging words. Those words went in one ear and out the other...In One Ear and Out the Other: Antonia Brico and Her Amazingly Musical Life tells the story of one woman’s …
How to remember everything : tips & tricks to become a memory master! / Jacob Sager Weinstein ; illustrated by Barbara Malley.
"Unlock the power of your brain. Memorize facts and ace every test. Study smarter and retain information like state capitals, the periodic table of elements, U.S. presidents. . . anything you want! Remember people's names and feel confident at parties.…
Forests / Jess French ; illustrated by Alexander Mostov.
"Do you want to make a difference and help change the world? If the answer's yes then this book is for you! Turn the pages and discover everything you need to know about deforestation and the ways we can tackle it. From scientists and conservationists hel…
Lotte's magical paper puppets : the woman behind the first animated feature film / Brooke Hartman ; illustrated by Kathryn Carr.
"There once was a girl named Lotte who loved the magic of the cinema. But Lotte didn't just want to watch the magic: she wanted to create it. And so, she did-Lotte Reiniger produced the first feature-length animated movie, a decade before Disney's Snow Wh…
Who did it first? : 50 icons, luminaries, and legends who revolutionized the world / edited by Alex Hart ; written by Megan Reid ; illustrated by Jessica Cruickshank.
"You may know that Beyoncé was the first Black woman to headline Coachella. And maybe you know that Pelé was the first soccer player to score 1,000 professional goals. You might not know that RuPaul Charles was the first drag queen to get a star on the Ho…
Homecoming tales : 15 inspiring stories from Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary / Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary ; written by Tama Fortner.
"The rescued dogs from Old Friends have been through some tough times. Yet today, these elderly pooches are smiley and wagging and ready for love. Meet Marco, a scary tough dog-until someone gave him a second chance; Shaq, a gentle giant who is learning t…
Macaws / by Karen Latchana Kenney.
"Macaws are among the most vibrant birds in the rain forest! Their colors help them blend in among bright fruits and flowers. In this low-level text, readers will explore how macaws’ bodies and behaviors equip them to survive in their environment. Labeled…
Sloths / by Karen Latchana Kenney.
"A sloth makes its way across a branch. Time for a nap! These slow creatures do not travel very far. But they thrive in their rain forest home! In this fun title, readers will explore the physical and behavioral adaptations that help sloths survive. Level…
Glow down deep : amazing creatures that light up / written by Lisa Regan.
"All kinds of creatures glow in the gloom depths of the ocean. Find out how and why, and see how fantastic they look with fabulous photographs and special glowing pages that will light up in the dark!" --back cover
Building Zaha : the story of architect Zaha Hadid / Victoria Tentler-Krylov.
"Zaha had an inquisitive mind, and spent hours analyzing lines and shapes in everything from mosques and construction sites to wetlands and rugs. She thrived in her math classes and moved to London to develop her skills at architecture college, where she …
Space encyclopedia : a tour of our solar system and beyond / written & illustrated by David A. Aguilar.
"The updated and expanded edition of the hit Space Encyclopedia presents the most up-to-date findings on space exploration and research and breathtaking views of the universe, as captured by the latest and greatest technology, including the recent first e…
Why do things have names? / Jean Paul Mongin ; Junko Shibuya.
"Why is a horse called a horse and not a giraffe? Or a flapdoodle? Why did Plato go from being called Aristocles, after his grandfather, to being called Plato, which means muscleman? Where do any names come from? In this delightful book, readers young and…
The little chunky book of dinosaurs : hundreds of fun facts spanning millions of years.
"Become a dinosaur expert. Get ready to experience the most fearsome prehistoric creatures to ever walk the Earth from reptiles to raptors and protomamals. Find out which dinosaurs had feathers, the difference between carnivores, herbivores, and omnivor…
Cor!! Buster bumper fun book / Alec Worley, Lizzie Boyle, Lew Stringer, David Follett.
"Britain's golden age of humour comics returns for the 21st century, with brand new stories by today’s top talents....[C]haracters like Kid Kong, Grimly Feendish, Faceache, and Frankie Stein are given new life in this compendium of hilarity" --distributor…