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

Exploring flight! / by Andrea Beaty and Dr. Theanne Griffith.
"Why do airplanes look the way they do? Why can't birds fly when they're first born? And why do some paper planes fly farther than others?...Discover everything there is to know about flight from Ada Twist, Scientist--from information about creatures that…
Star Wars origami. 2 : 34 more projects from a galaxy far, far away. . . . / Chris Alexander.
"Combining the mythic power of Star Wars with the fun of origami, here is everything you need to create a collection of characters, creatures, Jedi starfighters, and those very special objects – like Kylo Ren and Rey’s lightsabers – imbued with a galaxy o…
Animal problem-solving / by Michelle Garcia Andersen.
"Why would researchers give a bird a worm to eat but keep it out of reach? That's one of the mysteries you'll solve as you explore amazing animal problem-solving skills. In Amazing Animal Behaviors: Animal Problem-Solving, you'll learn how hyenas work tog…
Where plants live / Mary Lindeen.
"Earth is home to millions of plants. Featured plants include those from forest, desert, mountain, rain forest, prairie, freshwater, and saltwater habitats. Includes science and reading activities and a word list."--Amazon.com.
Push and pull / by Mary Lindeen.
"Objects need force in order to move. Pushing and pulling are forces. Some objects need a push to move, some need a pull, and others need both. Includes science and reading activities and a word list."--Amazon.com
Seasons / by Mary Lindeen.
"The four seasons on Earth follow the same pattern year after year. Both people and animals have found ways to adapt to and live with the weather brought about by each season. Includes science and reading activities and a word list."--Amazon.com.
Earth / by Mary Lindeen.
"Earth is one of eight planets and the only one with one moon. Its seven continents are made up of many different types of landforms, and they are surrounded by the oceans. Includes science and reading activities and a word list"--Amazon.com.
Pop-up Earth / text by Anne Jankeliowitch ; paper engineering by Olivier Charbonnel ; illustrated by Annabelle Buxton.
"Find out how the Earth was formed, where life first evolved and when the first humans arrived. Discover its many treasures, travel beneath its surface and learn why it needs our help and what we can do to protect it . . . "--back cover.
Tiger cub / by Monica Hughes.
"A tiger cub starts out small, but it will gow into one of the biggest cats in the jungle. Whatch the tiger cub learn to play and hunt. It won't be long before this cut cub is scaring away big animals with its terrible roar!" --back cover
I wonder : exploring God's grand story : an illustrated Bible / written by Glenys Nellist ; illustrated by Alessandra Fusi.
"Through innovative storytelling and open-ended questions, I Wonder: Exploring God's Grand Story an Illustrated Bible offers a remarkable approach to teaching young minds to wonder about the mysteries found in God's Word. This is an inspirational storyboo…
The strangest thing in the sea : and other curious creatures of the deep / written by Rachel Poliquin ; illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler.
"The seas are filled with strangeness--dancing feathers, goblin teeth, see-through heads--but what is the strangest thing of all? Budding ocean explorers will delight in learning about 12 bizarre and little-known sea creatures, such as the goblin shark, h…
Unstoppable : women with disabilities / written by Helen Wolfe ; illustrated by Karen Patkau.
"Around the world, people living with disabilities face barriers in the built environment, in employment and education, and in social attitudes and policies that can make it hard to live a full and satisfying life. The ten women we meet in this book face…
The big book of giant dinosaurs and the small book of tiny dinosaurs / text by Cristina Banfi ; illustrations by Francesca Cosanti.
"Some dinosaurs were huge, bigger than boats and even your house. Then there were others that were smaller than your bicycle! You'll find them all in these books! Prehistoric giants have squeezed their way onto the pages of The Big Book of Giant Dinosaurs…
Earth is big / written by Steve Tomecek ; illustrated by Marcos Farina.
"Earth is big! (compared to a frog). Earth is small! (when it’s hiding in a galaxy). And that’s not all. Earth is wet and dry, hot and cold, round and jagged, fast and slow. You get the idea. It depends how you look at it! Get to know our planet in a whol…
In the spirit of a dream : 13 stories of American immigrants of color / developed by Alina Chau ; written by Aida Salazar ; illustrated by Alina Chau, Bianca Diaz, Dion Mbd, Fahmida Azim, Gaby D'Alessandro [and 8 others].
"In the spirit of a dream, many immigrants of color set out across continents, oceans, and borders, travelling to the United States in pursuit of opportunity. This book is a celebration of thirteen American immigrants of color, from world-famous to local …
The genius under the table : growing up behind the Iron Curtain / Eugene Yelchin.
"Drama, family secrets, and a KGB spy in his own kitchen! How will Yevgeny ever fulfill his parents’ dream that he become a national hero when he doesn’t even have his own room? He’s not a star athlete or a legendary ballet dancer. In the tiny apartment h…
African icons : ten people who shaped history / Tracey Baptiste ; illustrated by Hillary D. Wilson.
"Full-color portraits illustrate the stories of ten people-rulers, educators, inventors, scholars, and explorers-who helped shape the African continent and the world from ancient times through the tumultuous sixteenth century"--Provided by publisher.
A voice for the Everglades : Marjory Stoneman Douglas / Vicki Conrad ; illustrated by Ibon Adarne and Rachel Yew.
"The Florida Everglades are made up of nine different ecosystems supporting an astonishing variety of wildlife—panthers, manatees, snails, frogs, and a rainbow of bird species. But for years, the Everglades were threatened. They needed a voice to speak up…
The deadliest diseases then and now / by Deborah Hopkinson.
"The deadly outbreak of plague known as the Great Mortality, which struck Europe in the mid 1300s and raged for four centuries, wiped out more than 25 million people in the course of just two years. With its vicious onslaught, life changed for millions of…
Fairy tale science : [explore 25 classic tales through hands-on experiments] / written by Sarah Albee ; illustrated by Bill Robinson.
"A fantastical collection of classic stories with a hands-on STEM twist"--Provided by publisher.
I wish I had a Wookiee : and other poems for our galaxy / poems by Ian Doescher ; illustrations by Tim Budgen.
"Inspired by the beloved world of Star Wars, this [is a] collection of over 75 whimsical and original poems....In 'My Pet AT-AT,' a ten-year-old dreams of playing hide and seek and fetch with an AT-AT. In 'Dad’s Luke Skywalker Figurine,' a child opens the…
We want to go to school! : the fight for disability rights / Maryann Cocca-Leffler & Janine Leffler.
"There was a time in the United States when children with disabilities weren't allowed to go to public school. But in 1971, seven kids and their families wanted to do something about it. They knew that every child had a right to an equal education, so the…
More than just a game : the Black origins of basketball/ Madison Moore ; illustrated by Lonnie Ollivierre.
"Today, the NBA is around 74% Black but, when basketball first started to catch on, it wasn't easy for Black people to play. They couldn't enter segregated YMCAs or attend privileged colleges. So Black Americans made their own spaces, playing in dance hal…
Pets around the world / by Brenna Maloney.
"This book shows young readers some of the many ways people take care of their pets around the world"--Provided by publisher.
Desserts around the world / by Lisa M Herrington.
"This book shows young readers some of the many ways people eat dessert around the world"--Provided by publisher.
Brain candy. 3 : seriously sweet facts to satisfy your curiosity / Julie Beer, Michelle Harris.
"Elephants have thick skin, but just how thick? Turns out it’s 50 times thicker than human skin and can add as much as 2,000 pounds (900kg) to the weight of this massive animal! Earth’s smaller animals offer some sweet surprises, too. Hop on a honeybee to…
Nano : the spectacular science of the very (very) small / Dr. Jess Wade ; illustrated by Melissa Castrillón.
This book "explain[s] atoms, the elements, and other essential science concepts and reveal how very (very) small materials are manipulated to create self-washing windows; stronger, lighter airplanes; and other wonders of nanotechnology. Further explanatio…
Plagues and pandemics / Kate Messner ; illustrated by Falynn Koch ; with a special thanks to Ella Messner, who served as a researcher and contributor for this book.
"During the Black Death in the 14th century, plague doctors wore creepy beaked masks filled with herbs. RIGHT? WRONG! Those masks were from a plague outbreak centuries later–and most doctors never wore anything like that at all! With a mix of sidebars, i…
The Leather Apron Club : Benjamin Franklin, his son Billy, and America's first circulating library / Jane Yolen ; illustrated by Wendell Minor.
"Billy Franklin discovers a love of learning and books through the Leather Apron Club library, run by his father, the famous Benjamin Franklin."--Provided by publisher.
We can : portraits of power / by Tyler Gordon ; text co-written with Kasey Woods.
This is the "debut picture book by partially deaf prodigy Tyler Gordon, featuring his bold paintings of over 30 icons—musicians, artists, writers, civils rights leaders, sports legends, change-makers, record-setters, and more—alongside short explanations …
Making a great exhibition / Doro Globus and Rose Blake.
"How does an artist make a sculpture or a painting? What tools do they use? What happens to the artwork next? This fun, inside look at the life of an artwork shows the journey of two artists' work from studio to exhibition. Stopping along the way we meet …
The complete cookbook for young scientists
"Bring delicious science to your kitchen with the fourth book in the New York Times Bestselling series. The Complete Cookbook for Young Scientists answers the big food questions that kids want to know through fun and accessible science experiments that th…
My heart flies open / Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis, illustrator.
"My Heart Flies Open is an inclusive, empowering, and uplifting picture book for girls of color about yoga, meditation, and coming home to self-love. All children will be charmed by this book...Beautifully and brightly illustrated, My Heart Flies Open tak…
Día de los Muertos / Alicia Salazar.
"Día de los Muertos is a special holiday to remember and celebrate loved ones. It is a Mexican tradition held to honor those who have died. Some people dress up and go to parades. Others sing, dance, and eat special food. Others decorate altars with flowe…
Eid al-Adha / Mariam Mohamed.
"Eid al-Adha is about celebrating! It is a Muslim festival remembering the sacrifice Ibrahim was willing to make. People mark the festival with prayer, visiting family, and gifts. Some people sacrifice an animal and share the meat with their community. Re…
Diwali / by Anita Nahta Amin.
"Diwali is about celebrating! It honors the Hindu story of Rama. Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains also celebrate Diwali. To celebrate this Festival of Lights, people light lamps, watch fireworks, and dance. Others might exchange cards and presents. Readers wil…