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 book of gymnastics / author and consultant, Vincent Walduck.
"Meet the stars of the gymnastics world in this sports book, from Simone Biles to Max Whitlock, and find out how they train and perfect routines to take to the floor and wow the judging panel. With tons of photos and step-by-step illustrations, this book…
Dinosaur / written by David Lambert.
"Discover how scientists excavate incredible fossils buried for millions of years. See the razor sharp teeth of a Megalosaurus. Find out how dinosaurs lived and learn about the catastrophic event that led to their extinction." --back cover
Resist! : peaceful acts that changed our world / Diane Stanley.
"A non-fiction look at how activists and artists throughout history have used peaceful protests to change the world for the better"--Provided by publisher.
Fight of the century : Alice Paul battles Woodrow Wilson for the vote / Barb Rosenstock ; illustrations by Sarah Green.
When President Woodrow Wilson arrived in Washington, DC, to start his first term, women's rights leader Alice Paul was ready to demand an amendment to the Constitution that allowed women to vote. The president thought that idea was ridiculous! . . . For t…
Ripples of hope : your guide to electing a new president / David Plouffe.
"Ripples of Hope is a middle-grade nonfiction project about the United States' election process." -- Provided by publisher.
Mom and me cooking together / joyful recipes by Danielle Kartes ; pictures by Annie Wilkinson.
"This cookbook includes everything you need to create the moments you'll remember forever: simple delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and dessert; Tips for creating traditions together; Silly jokes to make you both laugh; Easy conversa…
Blast off into space like Mae Jemison / written by Caroline Moss ; illustrated by Sinem Erkas.
In this imaginatively illustrated book from the Work It, Girl series, discover how Mae Jemison became the first African American woman in space in this true story of her life. Then, learn 10 key lessons from her work you can apply to your own life. When M…
Become a leader like Michelle Obama / written by Caroline Moss ; illustrated by Sinem Erkas.
In this imaginatively illustrated book from the Work It, Girl series, discover how Michelle became an inspirational leader, FLOTUS, lawyer, author, and role model in this true story of her life. Then, learn 10 key lessons from her work you can apply to yo…
The big bang book / Asa Stahl ; illustrated by Carly Allen-Fletcher.
"Moving out into the farthest reaches of space, then back hom eon Earth again, this is a picture book Carl Sagan would love, introducing the wonder of our pale blue dot to the youngest readers." --back cover
It can't be true! Animals / [written by Andrea Mills]
Packed with mind-blowing facts and awesome illustrations, this brilliant book for kids reveals incredible information about the weird and wonderful world of animals. Can you believe an ant recently discovered in the treetops of Borneo explodes when under …
Clara the rhino / Katrin Hirt ; Laura Fuchs ; translated by David Henry Wilson.
"Based on the true story and friendship between an orphaned rhino and a sea captain in the mid-18th century. When a baby rhino is orphaned in India with nowhere to go, a gentle sea captain from Holland—Douwe van der Meer—decides to take her to Europe with…
World in danger / Frankie Morland ; illustrated by Zoë Barnish.
"From plastic in the ocean to animals at risk of extinction, the world is in danger. Remember all there is to love about planet Earth with this book, complete with lyrics and music to Frankie's hit song." --back cover
Bringing back the wolves : how a predator restored an ecosystem / written by Jude Isabella ; illustrated by Kim Smith.
"In the 1800s, hunters were paid by the American government to eliminate threats to livestock on cattle ranches near Yellowstone National Park. They did such a good job that, by 1926, no gray wolf packs were left in the park. Over the following decades, v…
Kamala Harris : rooted in justice / written by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Laura Freeman.
"When Kamala Harris was young, she often accompanied her parents to civil rights marches—so many, in fact, that when her mother asked a frustrated Kamala what she wanted, the young girl responded with: “Freedom!” As Kamala grew from a small girl in Oakla…
Stand-up guys : 50 Christian men who changed the world / Kate Etue & Caroline Siegrist.
"From highlighting social injustice to building infrastructure to feeding the hungry, there are men doing ground-breaking work for good all over the world. Stand-Up Guys features inspiring stories of Christian men who have made an impact on their communit…
Just joking : dogs / Rosie Gowsell Pattison.
"You’ll howl with laughter at the latest Just Joking, all about the goofiest and most beloved pets around–dogs! Jam-packed with hilarious jokes, pup-tastic puns, tongue twisters, pooch portraits, funny photography, plus 10 profiles of real-life dog celebr…
You call this democracy? : how to fix our government and deliver power to the people / Elizabeth Rusch.
"America is the greatest democracy in the world, isn't it? Author Elizabeth Rusch examines some of the more problematic aspects of our government but, more importantly, offers ways for young people to fix them. The political landscape has never been so t…
Grandma's gardens / written by Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton ; illustrated by Carme Lemniscates.
The authors share personal revelations on how gardening with Grandma Dorothy shapes and nurtures a love and respect for nature, beauty, and a general philosophy for life.
We are power : how nonviolent activism changes the world / Todd Hasak-Lowy.
"We Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to change the world. The book explores questions such as what is nonviolent resistance and how does it work? In an age when armies are stronger than ever before, wh…
One Earth : people of color protecting our planet / Anuradha Rao.
Presents the efforts of twenty minority environmental activists working to overcome the devastating effects of climate change around the world.
Follow those zebras : solving a migration mystery / Sandra Markle.
"Every year in Namibia, about two thousand zebras suddenly disappear from their grazing area along the Chobe River. Months later, the herd returns. Where do they go? And why? Thanks to satellite-tracking collars, scientists were able to solve the mystery,…
Exquisite : the poetry and life of Gwendolyn Brooks / by Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera.
Introduces the life and work of Gwendolyn Brooks, from her early love of poetry and her first published poems as a girl in Chicago through her financial struggles as an adult during the Depression to winning the Pulitzer Prize for her second book.
Recycle and remake / editor, Hélène Hilton.
Discusses the importance of recycling and reusing materials while providing instructions for craft projects, including a party piñata, a bee hotel, and a cardboard castle.
Nonsense! : the curious story of Edward Gorey / written by Lori Mortensen ; illustrated by Chloe Bristol.
Introduces the life and work of author and illustrator Edward Gorey and explains how, although it took him a long time to achieve all he wanted to do, he sought to be himself throughout his life.
Madame Saqui : revolutionary rope dancer / written by Lisa Robinson ; illustrated by Rebecca Green.
Recounts the true story of Marguerite Lalanne, the tightrope walker who dazzled Paris as she danced across the sky with impeccable balance and unparalleled skill during the French Revolution.
The seed of compassion : lessons from the life and teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama / by His Holiness the Dalai Lama ; illustrations by Bao Luu.
Draws on stories from the author's own childhood to share universal lessons about peace, compassion, and bringing kindness to the world.
Morning, sunshine! / Keely Parrack ; illustrated by John Bajet.
"As we all wake up, the outside world bustles with life! Discover new facts about familiar creatures-from fluttering moths and scurrying beetles to shy foxes and humming bees-as they go about their morning activities. In the city, the countryside, and the…
Little kids first big book of where / Jill Esbaum.
"This charming reference book zeroes in on location, location, location. More than 200 colorful photos are paired with age-appropriate text featuring answers to questions like, "Where does the sky end?" "Where is the highest mountain?" and, "Where was ice…
The book of brilliant bugs / written by Jess French ; illustrated by Claire McElfatrick.
Explores the world of insects and some of their nearest relatives--such arthropods as spiders and centipedes--and discusses their behavior, their habitats, and their relationships with humans.
Did you know? dinosaur / Nicholas St. Fleur.
Presents a series of questions and answers which provide miscellaneous information about dinosaurs, including what they ate, did they swim, how big were their eggs, and where are their fossils found.
Spring science / Katie Coppens ; illustrated by Holly Hatam and Ana Ochoa.
Acadia Greene, who always has questions ready for anything, uses the scientific method to investigate meteors, identify signs of the changing seasons, and examine mass extinctions.
Ada Lovelace / Ben Jeapes ; illustrated by Nick Ward.
Presents the life of Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the poet Lord Byron, who became a gifted mathematician and who together with Charles Babbage developed an analytic engine that was the world's first computer.
Malala Yousafzai / Lisa Williamson ; illustrated by Mike Smith.
Presents the life of the young Pakistani activist who was shot by the Taliban after speaking out about educational rights for girls and who was the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
The fabled life of Aesop / by Ian Lendler ; illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski.
"Includes thirteen illustrated fables: The Lion and the Mouse, The Goose and the Golden Egg, The Fox and the Crow, Town Mouse and Country Mouse, The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Dog and the Wolf, The Lion and the Statue, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Bo…
What is the story of Looney Tunes? / by Steve Korté ; illustrated by John Hinderliter.
"If you’re a fan of Acme anvils and know that the question “What’s up, Doc?” needs no answer, this history of the cartoon favorites Looney Tunes is for you! In the 1930s, Warner Brothers studios introduced the world to the Looney Tunes. A witty rabbit na…
Raise your voice : 12 protests that shaped America / Jeffrey Kluger.
" Protests and demonstrations have spread throughout the United States in recent years. They have pushed for change on women’s rights, racial equality, climate change, gun control, LGBTQI+ rights, and more. And while these marches may seem like a new phen…
Follow the recipe : poems about imagination, celebration & cake / by Marilyn Singer ; illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.
" This delicious collection of poems...even young children are familiar with recipes–a series of steps to help them make something–and the book begins with simple dishes and ideas (such as a recipe for reading a recipe and a recipe for measuring), and the…
Who was Richard Nixon? / by Megan Stine ; illustrated by Manuel Gutierrez.
"On August 8, 1974, millions sat stunned as they watched Richard Nixon on TV when he announced he was stepping down as the President of the United States. He'd participated in a scandal that included secret tape recordings, a burglary, and a cover-up, and…
Flash and gleam : light in our world / Sue Fliess ; illustrated by Khoa Le.
"Lights glimmer, blaze and shine in this beautifully illustrated book about various forms of light. Informative back matter describes the scientific nature of light and how it's created."--Provided by publisher.
No steps behind : Beate Sirota Gordon's battle for women's rights in Japan / by Jeff Gottesfeld ; illustrated by Shiella Witanto.
"Her parents moved her from Austria to Tokyo, Japan before she started school. They were all rendered stateless when Nazi Germany and Austria stripped Jews of their citizenship. She graduated high school fluent in Japanese plus four other languages and we…