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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Kid authors : true tales of childhood from famous writers / stories by David Stabler ; illustrations by Doogie Horner.
"Every great author started out as a kid. Before the best sellers, fan clubs, and beloved stories we know today, the world's most celebrated writers had regular-kid problems just like you. Sam Clemens (aka Mark Twain) loved to skip school and make mischie…
Star Wars Jedi pocket expert  / written by Catherine Saunders.
"Everyone knows what a Jedi is. But can you tell your Ki-Adi-Mundi from your Ahsoka Tano? Do you know which Jedi served on the Jedi High Council, or which master trained which Padawan? Well, if not, don't worry--just about everything you need to know abou…
Earth knowledge genius! / written by Clive Gifford, Lizzie Munsey and Ian Fitzgerald.
"Can you find the Red Sea, Black Sea, and Yellow Sea on a map? Do you know what makes the Gobi Desert different from the Sahara? No? Then this is the book for you! Earth Knowledge Genius! is packed with more than 60 topics, including the highest mountain…
Forensics for kids : the science and history of crime solving with 21 activities / Melissa Ross.
"What kind of science does it take to solve a crime? Forensics for Kids provides the complete history of forensic science, giving readers a comprehensive understanding of the crime-solving advancements that led to modern forensics. Author Melissa Ross re…
A is for bee : an alphabet book in translation / Ellen Heck.
"What letter does the word bee start with? If you said "B" you're right--in English! But in many, many languages, it actually starts with A. Bee is Anū in Igbo, Aamoo in Ojibwe, Abelha in Portugese. And Arı in Turkish. Come and explore the gorgeous variat…
Queen Elizabeth II / by Jen Arena ; illustrated by Monique Dong.
This Little Golden Book about Queen Elizabeth II--the longest ruling monarch of the United Kingdom and mother to the future King--is an inspiring read-aloud for young girls and boys.
Spider-man : pocket expert.
"Become an instant expert on all things Spider-man. Discover everything you ever needed to know about the Spider-Verse! Is Spider-Man speedier than Spider-Ham? Who is a better fighter, Venom or Vulture? With this Pocket Expert in your hands, you'll have a…
Trapped in Terror Bay : solving the mystery of the lost Franklin Expedition / Sigmund Brouwer.
"In 1845, Sir John Franklin's expedition set sail for the Arctic from England in search of the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Not only did they not succeed, his two ships---HMS Erebus and HMS Terror--and their entire party of 129 men …
Magical history tour. 8, Vikings : merchants and pirates / Fabrice Erre, writer ; Sylvain Savoia, artist ; translation: Nanette McGuinness.
"Who were the Vikings, those fierce warriors of the north? Were they descendants of Norse gods, complete with formidable horned helmets and long blonde hair? Were they a seafaring people who were masters at geography and navigation? Were they conquerors? …
Totally amazing facts about military land vehicles / Cari Meister.
"Readers will learn over 100 facts about military land vehicles, such as tanks, armored cars, motorcycles, and patrol buggies. Reluctant readers will love the unusual facts, the amazing colorful spreads, and the lively photos attached to each vehicle's in…
Titan and the Wild Boars : the true cave rescue of the Thai soccer team / written by Susan Hood and Pathana Sornhiran ; illustrated by Dow Phumiruk.
"One afternoon, eleven-year-old Titan, his friends from the Wild Boars soccer team, and their coach rode their bikes to explore local caves. They crawled through the narrow tunnels in the dark to reach the center of the cave. When they turned to go home, …
Good luck gold & more/ Janet Wong
"Good Luck Gold & More contains all 42 poems from the classic award-winning collection Good Luck Gold and Other Poems--plus 50 brand-new pages of text that create a completely new and different book. Wong's original collection was the first book of Asian …
US Coast Guard : equipment and vehicles / by Martha London.
"The US Coast Guard has the important job of keeping US waters safe. From life jackets to helicopters, US Coast Guard Equipment and Vehicles explores the gear that the coast guard uses to complete this mission."--publisher's website.
US Special Operations Forces : equipment and vehicles / by Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan ; content consultant, Diane Zorri, PhD.
"The US Special Operations Forces across the military complete special missions to keep the United States safe. From night-vision goggles to mini submarines, US Special Operations Forces Equipment and Vehicles explores the gear that the different special …
Shakespeare / illustrations: Alex Bailey, Matt Carr, Shutterstock.
"You may already know that William Shakespeare was a playwright, but did you know he learned nothing but Latin at school? Or that he couldn’t even spell his own name? This graphic retelling of Will’s story gives children a visual snapshot of his life and…
The global ocean / written by Rochelle Strauss ; illustrated by Natasha Donovan.
"Though we think of Earth's five oceans as separate and distinct, they are actually a linked system of circulating water that is one single ocean --- the global ocean. This comprehensive and accessible overview explores the global ocean's enormous influen…
Being you : the body image book for boys  / Charlotte Markey, Daniel Hart & Douglas N. Zacher ; illustrations by @DantheScribbler.
"From early childhood boys often feel pressured to be athletic and muscular. But what impact does this have on physical and mental well-being through their teens and beyond? Worryingly, a third of teen boys are trying to 'bulk up' due to body dissatisfact…
The whale who swam through time : a 200-year journey in the Arctic / written by Alex Boersma and Nick Pyenson ; illustrated by Alex Boersma.
"Our journey begins with the birth of a bowhead whale, the longest-living mammal in the world. Over the course of her life in the Arctic, the bowhead whale witnesses many changes: from an era of peace and solitude to one of oil rigs and cruise liners...th…
Juneteenth : our day of freedom / by Sharon Dennis Wyeth ; illustrated by Kim Holt.
"Learn more about Juneteenth, a holiday that celebrates the end of chattel slavery in the United States in this Step 3 History Reader"--Provided by publisher.
Rally cars / by Ashley Gish.
"A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to rally cars, modified race cars known for their teams of drivers and use in multi-stage rally races. Also included is a biographical story about rally driver Michèle Mouton"--Provided by publisher.
Patsy Mink / written by Tae Keller ; interior illustrations by Gillian Flint.
Introduces the first Asian American woman elected to Congress, who championed rights for women, children, immigrants and minorities, paving the way for many other women to succeed.
Save the people! : halting human extinction / Stacy McAnulty ; with art by Nicole Miles.
"Scientists estimate that 99% of all species that have ever existed are now extinct. Whoa. So, it's not unreasonable to predict humans are doomed to become fossil records as well. But what could lead to our demise? Supervolcanos? Asteroids? The sun going …
Critter chat : what if animals used social media? / Rosemary Mosco.
"If animals could speak (and text and post selfies, and review items on Amazon), what would they say? Find out in this hilarious collection of imagined digital encounters, based on real animal intel and facts. Get in on the conversation! In Critter Chat, …
Pauli Murray : shouting for the rights of all people / Deborah Nelson Linck ; illustrated by Angela Corbin.
"The untold story of Pauli Murray, activist, lawyer, poet, and Episcopal priest, who broke records and barriers throughout her life. Friend to Eleanor Roosevelt, colleague to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and student of Thurgood Marshall, Pauli Murray's life was n…
Eat your woolly mammoths! : two million years of the world's most amazing food facts, from the Stone Age to the future / words and pictures by James Solheim.
"Would you like a plate of woolly mammoth? Or perhaps a sample of fresh tuna eyeballs? From scorpions on sticks and llama salami to oysters and chocolate chip cookies, you’ll travel through the centuries and around the world and discover the amazing foods…
The Underground Railroad / Kate Messner and Gwendolyn Hooks ; illustrated by Damon Smyth.
"Before the Civil War, there was a crack team of abolitionists who used quilts and signal lanterns to guide enslaved people to freedom. RIGHT? WRONG! The truth is, the Underground Railroad wasn’t very organized, and most freedom seekers were on their own.…
One turtle's last straw : the real-life rescue that sparked a sea change / written by Elisa Boxer ; illustrated by Marta Álvarez Miguéns.
"Based on the viral video that set a movement in motion, this heartwrenching story of one turtle's rescue reminds us that even the smallest straw can hurt our ocean life--and that the smallest demand for change can grow into something big!"--Provided by p…
Who is Jimmy Carter? / by David Stabler ; illustrated by Tim Foley.
"Everyone was rather surprised when small-town farmer Jimmy Carter first announced that he’d be running for president in 1976. When Jimmy told his mother, she replied, 'President of what?' But this former naval officer and governor of Georgia was ready fo…
What is the AIDS crisis? / by Nico Medina ; illustrated by Tim Foley.
A history of the AIDS crisis in the early 1980s spotlights the heroic efforts of AIDS activists who fought for medical research and new medicines, for proper health care for patients, and for compassionate recognition of people with AIDS.
Volcano & earthquake / written by Susanna Van Rose.
Photographs and text explain the causes and effects of volcanoes and earthquakes and examine specific occurrences throughout history.
The body book / written by Dr. Bipasha Choudhury.
Exploring milestones in medicine and the latest scientific discoveries, this guide to the human body covers everything from the brain, skull, and mental health through how the body protects itself.
Weather.
"Why does it rain? How hot is a bolt of lightning? What makes hurricanes form, and how does climate change affect the weather? What happens when a cold front rolls in? Become a meteorology expert and set up your own home weather station, and learn to read…
Cat / written by Juliet Clutton-Brock.
"From small pets to large predators, discover how cats use their whiskers, senses, paws, claws, and more. This essential guide explores common cat characteristics and features iconic members of the cat family – find out why male lions have manes and how s…
American Revolution / written by Stuart Murray.
A visual guide, accompanied by text, to the people, battles, and events of America's war for independence.
Bella loves bugs / Jess French, Duncan Beedie.
Sharing her love of bugs as well as fascinating facts about them, Bella invites readers to spend a day with her as she goes off to Forest School where she has many creepy-crawly encounters with her fellow nature hero friends.
Billy loves birds / Jess French ; Duncan Beedie.
Young readers can follow Billy, a boy who is passionate about nature and birds, as he encounters many different species of birds during his day at the Forest School and some that he can only dream of seeing in the wild one day.
My first garden : everything you need to know about the birds, butterflies, reptiles, and animals in your backyard / Bénédicte Boudassou ; illustrations by Charlène Tong ; translated by Grace McQuillan.
Encourages young children to observe insects and animals in their own backyard or garden, and suggests activities that encourage children to create shelters where animals can visit, collect seeds to feed their guests, and respect the boundaries of the wil…
Strong / Rob Kearney & Eric Rosswood ; illustrated by Nidhi Chanani.
"An inspirational picture book memoir that follows Rob Kearney's journey to becoming the first openly gay strongman competitor, proud to wear rainbow colors"--Provided by Publisher.
Sharks! : a mighty bite-y history / words by Miriam Forster ; pictures by Gordy Wright.
"Sharks are some of the oldest creatures on the earth (or, rather, in its waters). This epic survey follows sharks from their earliest appearance in the Paleozoic era up through the challenges they face today. Along the way, readers will meet many differe…
Wow in the wild : the amazing world of animals / by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz ; illustrated by Jack Teagle ; with Mike Centeno.
"Feathers, fins, fur, feet--the animal kingdom is made up of nearly 9 million known species! From flying fish to flightless birds, each living creature has a unique role to play in the life of planet Earth"--Provided by publisher.
Explore the rainforest : Emma and Louis in the jungle / written by Anne Ameri-Siemens ; illustrated by Anton Hallmann ; translated by David Wilson.
"Our beloved characters Emma and Louis go on a trip through the wildest nature of our planet: the rainforest. They visit their lush green world of wonders and discover the strangest and strongest plants and trees, together with the kindest and scariest an…
Find out about animal babies / Martin Jenkins ; illustrated by Jane McGuinness.
"All animals have babies, but not all animal babies are the same, and not all animal parents are the same, either. From parents whose babies look just like them to those with no resemblance at all, from parents who raise their young in a crowd to those wh…
World history / Elizabeth M. Fee.
"This highly illustrated, handy field guide makes learning an adventure inside and outside of the classroom. Study with helpful illustrations, detailed tables, diagrams, and maps, essential vocabulary lists, and expert knowledge presented in a fun, bold, …
Disney princess tea parties / by Sarah Walker Caron.
"Celebrate Snow White, Rapunzel, Ariel, and all the other treasured Disney Princess characters with this collection of more than 50 recipes inspired by their classic films. Also included are fun tips on throwing the perfect Disney Princess tea party." --…
Hug a bug : how you can help protect insects / by Bonnie Worth ; illustrated by Aristides Ruiz.
"This rhymed easy-reader narrated by the Lorax explains how insects are vital to life on Earth, and how some of them—including bumble bees, ladybugs, monarch butterflies, and dragonflies—are threatened with extinction. Young children will learn how these …
Why humans work : how jobs shape our lives and our world / Monique Polak ; illustrated by Suharu Ogawa.
"What do you want to be when you grow up? I bet you've been asked that question before. But have you ever thought about why humans work? There are almost 3.5 billion people working in the world today, and that number is growing. In Why Do We Work? author …
Who is Colin Kaepernick? / by Lakita Wilson ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland.
"On August 14, 2016, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began a protest when he refused to stand for the national anthem. He wanted to make a statement about the oppression of people of color in the United States after he had spent a summer speaking out aga…
National Geographic Kids almanac. 2023.
"Get ready for 2023 with all the latest and greatest information on animals, science, nature, technology, conservation, and more." --publisher's website
The magic of seasons / written and illustrated by Vicky Woodgate.
"How do we measure a season? Why do we divide our years up and when did we start doing this? Are seasons the same for everyone? How do they work? All these questions and many more are covered in The Magic of Seasons, a practical guide to everything there …
The waiting place : when home is lost and a new one not yet found / Dina Nayeri ; photographs by Anna Bosch Miralpeix.
"In 2018, Dina Nayeri—a former refugee herself and the daughter of a refugee—invited documentary photographer Anna Bosch Miralpeix to accompany her to Katsikas, a refugee camp outside Ioannina, Greece, to record the hopes and struggles of ten young Farsi-…
Brain games : experiments : amazing investigations to challenge your brain / Anna Claybourne.
"Can you outsmart your brilliant brain? You may be surprised by what it can―and can’t―do. In this awesome interactive book you’ll discover what makes your mind tick. Explore the secrets behind smell, taste, touch, and vision. Find out how to trick your fr…
It's a wonderful world / Jess French ; illustrator, Aleesha Nandhra.
"This title encourages children to take care of the planet, but it doesn't just focus on the problems-it teaches them proper practical solutions to the issues facing our world today. Veterinarian, author, and TV host Jess French guides kids through taking…
What goes inside? / author: Magda Garguláková ; illustrator: Federico Bonifacini.
"There are so many things around us that we cannot see inside. All those cabinets, suitcases, and closed doors-be they big, small, mysterious, or even quite plain, they make you wonder what's inside them. Food goes inside a fridge. Laundry goes inside a w…
Security is a thumb and a blanket / by Charles M. Schulz.
Members of the "Peanuts gang" present definitions for security.
Bugs / Alli Brydon.
"This delightful little nature guide for young children is all about discovering the many insects, spiders, and other creatures―aka BUGS!―that creep, crawl, and fly around your neighborhood and beyond. Young explorers learn where, when, and how to safely …
The code breaker : Jennifer Doudna and the race to understand our genetic code / Walter Isaacson with Sarah Durand.
"When Jennifer Doudna was a sixth grader in Hilo, Hawaii, she came home from school one afternoon and found a book on her bed. It was The Double Helix, James Watson’s account of how he and Francis Crick had discovered the structure of DNA, the spiral-stai…
The meaning of pride / written by Rosiee Thor ; illustrated by Sam Kirk.
"Every year in June, we celebrate Pride! But what does Pride mean? And how do you celebrate it? This inspiring celebration of the LGBTQ+ community throughout history and today shows young readers that there are many ways to show your pride and make a diff…
Flowers are pretty weird! / Rosemary Mosco ; illustrated by Jacob Souva.
"Flowers are beautiful. They have bright colors, soft petals and sweet nectar. Yum! But that’s not the whole truth. Flowers can be WEIRD . . . and one bee is here to let everyone know! Talking directly to the reader, a bee reveals how flowers are so much …
Find out about animal homes / Martin Jenkins ; illustrated by Jane McGuinness.
"Some animals make houses out of sticks (storks will return to their large twiggy nests year after year). Others build them out of stones (young caddis flies carry their pebbly homes wherever they go). And some—like edible-nest swiftlets—craft houses out …
So much more to Helen : the passions and pursuits of Helen Keller / written by Meeg Pincus ; illustrated by Caroline Bonne-Müller.
"Most folks know the famous story of Helen Keller--a DeafBlind girl who learned to understand sign language at the family water pump. But what do you really know about her? Did you know she was an activist, a rebel, a writer, a performer, a romantic? Ther…
Fossils and ancient plants / Kelli Hicks.
"Earth was a lot different when dinosaurs were alive. Lush, deep forests once grew where we now have frozen oceans and glaciers. Even though there have been incredible changes on Earth, there are some ancient plants that are still living today!" --back co…