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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Florence Nightingale / by Kitson Jazynka ; illustrated by Charlotte Ager.
"The inspiring story of Florence Nightingale the unstoppable wartime nurse known as the 'lady with the lamp.' Did you know that Florence changed how nurses around the world care for patients? Or that she loved animals and had many pets, including three …
The space race : the journey to the moon and beyond / written by Sarah Cruddas ; illustrator, Mark Ruffle ; foreword by Eileen Collins.
"Take an awe-inspiring journey through space history! Blast off with the first rockets, walk on the moon with Neil Armstrong in 1969, and float around the International Space Station. But it's not just history--more people are exploring space now than e…
Janice VanCleave's crazy, kooky, and quirky earth science experiments / Janice VanCleave ; illustrations by Jim Carroll.
"A book for middle schoolers with safe, practical earth science experiments they can perform at home."--Provided by publisher.
Janice VanCleave's crazy, kooky, and quirky astronomy experiments / Janice VanCleave ; illustrations by Jim Carroll.
"A book for middle school age readers with safe, practical earth science experiments they can perform at home"-- Provided by publisher.
Janice VanCleave's crazy, kooky, and quirky biology experiments / Janice VanCleave ; illustrations by Jim Carroll.
"How do flies eat? How do crickets make sound? Why are penguins' wings so good for swimming? In this diverse collection of twenty-four crazy, kooky, and quirky biology experiments, young scientists will learn the answers to these questions. They will perf…
Do sharks glow in the dark? : and other shark-tastic questions / Mary Kay Carson.
"What do you want to know about shark life? With a fun Q&A format and eye-catching photographs, Do Sharks Glow in the Dark? tells you everything! Are sharks fish? Are there any that live in lakes? Did dinosaurs ever battle sharks? Do sharks glow in the da…
Killer style : how fashion has injured, maimed, and murdered through history / by Serah-Marie McMahon & Alison Matthews David ; illustrations by Gillian Wilson.
Equal parts fab and frightening, Killer Style explores the ways in which make-up, clothing, and accessories have killed, maimed, or tormented those who wear and make them. From the story of hatters felled by mercury poisoning to tulle-burnt ballerinas to …
Exploring the night sky / Emmett Martin.
"From identifying a full moon to learning about constellations, there are many essential scientific concepts to discover while gazing up at the night sky. In this appealing volume, inviting low-ATOS text is perfectly paired with striking photographs of ce…
Exploring the weather / Emmett Martin.
"Weather is a science concept that the youngest meteorologists can understand. In fact, like real-life scientists, they can investigate the weather simply by looking out the window. Readers of this valuable volume will consider how certain activities are …
Digging deep : how science unearths puzzles from the past / Laura Scandiffio.
Throughout time, archaeological discoveries have revealed new findings, along with deeper understandings about the development of humans and society. But sometimes these revelations are so startling that they change the way we view history. Digging Deep…
Extreme abilities : amazing human feats and the simple science behind them / written by Galadriel Watson ; illustrated by Cornelia Li.
"A man lifts 18 other men on a platform at once. A freediver holds his breath for over 24 minutes underwater. A young woman can calculate large sums of math faster than a calculator. And an 11-year-old boy's mind-boggling memory allows him to recall th…
Nine months : before a baby is born / Miranda Paul ; illustrations by Jason Chin.
"As a baby grows in her mother's tummy, a soon-to-be big sister and her family spend nine months preparing for the newest member of the family to arrive."--Provided by publisher.
Mahatma Gandhi / written by Ma Isabel Sánchez Vegara ; illustrated by Albert Arrayás.
As a young man, Mohandas Gandhi dreamed of unity for all peoples and religions. Inspired by this idea, he led peaceful protests to free India from British rule and unite the country--ending violence and unfair treatment. His bravery and free thinking made…
Plants! / by Nick Forshaw & William Exley.
Stop and smell the roses with Agent Osprey as she works to uncover the beautiful world of plants! Plants! includes a six-foot-long timeline, featuring over 100 plants from their first known forms through to their living descendants, and looks into how the…
You are never alone / written by Elin Kelsey ; artwork by Soyeon Kim.
"From the creators of You Are Stardust and Wild Ideas comes a new informational picture book that explores how humans are inextricably connected to nature. This book draws examples from the clouds and the cosmos, the seafloor and the surface of our skin, …
Fortnite battle royale ultimate winner's guide: essential tips to be the last one standing! / written by Kevin Pettman.
Fortnite is the free-to-play online game that combines the endless landscapes and construction of Minecraft with the fast-paced action of an online shooter. It gets players crafting to survive in a world where deadly zombies attack nightly. This one-stop …
Stonewall : the uprising for gay rights / by Rob Sanders ; illustrated by Jamey Christoph.
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with the very first picture book to tell of its historic and inspiring role in the gay civil rights movement. From Rob Sanders, author of the acclaimed Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the R…
Read something else : collected & dubious wit & wisdom of Lemony Snicket.
"Looking for wit, wisdom, and inspiration all within the pages of one useful book? Read Something Else. Life is a turbulent journey, fraught with confusion, heartbreak, and inconvenience. This collection of wit and wisdom from New York Times bestselling a…
Big book of knowledge.
The perfect encyclopedia for any information-hungry kid who wants to boost their general knowledge, this pocket-sized book is packed full of facts. From earthquakes to Marco Polo, magnets to how the brain works, this fully updated 600-page book of knowled…
Concorde / Suzanne J. Murdico.
Text and photos present the history of the Concorde supersonic transport and describe its design, its crew, and the experience of its passengers.
Tomie dePaola's the quicksand book / Tomie dePaola.
"Discusses the composition of quicksand and rescue procedures" --provided by publisher
Helen Oxenbury : a life in illustration / Leonard S. Marcus
Filled with insights that span Helen Oxenbury's life — from her early childhood through a career in children's books that started in the 1960s and is still going strong today — here is an exquisitely designed and thoroughly entertaining celebration of one…
Ultimate unofficial survival tactics for Fortnite Battle Royale. Discover the island's best loot / Jason R. Rich.
"Ultimate Unofficial Survival Tactics for Fortnite Battle Royale: Discover the Island's Best Loot offers a comprehensive overview of the game, and includes strategies for survival, building, exploration, and engaging in combat that every gamer must master…
The age of exploration : totally getting lost / Erik Slader and Ben Thompson ; illustrated by Tim Foley.
"Christopher Columbus is one of the most famous explorers of all time, but he was neither the first nor last adventurer to ever stumble upon a great discovery. From the Silk Road of Asia to the icy shores of Antarctica, our knowledge of the world today is…
Alexander Hamilton / by James Buckley Jr. ; illustrated by Charlotte Ager.
Discover the incredible story of Alexander Hamilton, who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Moonshot : the flight of Apollo 11 / Brian Floca.
Provides an up-close look at the historic mission to the moon that took place fifty years ago.
Birthday on Mars! / by Sara Schonfeld ; illustrated by Andrew J. Ross.
Invites readers to join a little robot named Curiosity for a tour of Mars, the planet that this rover calls home, and celebrate the rover's birthday together.
Fearsome giant, fearless child : a worldwide Jack and the beanstalk story / Paul Fleischman ; illustrated by Julie Paschkis.
"The story of a child confronting a man-eating giant or witch is told the world over. These heroes go by many names and might be average in size or no bigger than a thumb. Though they're often scorned for being the youngest and smallest, they're well-ar…
Do tigers stay up late? : ...and other tiger-ific questions / Mary Kay Carson.
"Tigers are the biggest cats on Earth. Even though they may remind you of pet cats, these wild expert predators like living far from humans. So how much to you know about tigers and how they live? Let's take a closer look! Filled with eye-catching pho…
Animal robots / S.L. Hamilton.
"Simple text and close-up photographs present the amazing advancements of today's robots. Readers will learn about the incredible developments of robotic creatures from dogs and cats to fish and insects. This book contains important details about how thes…
American girl cupcakes / [American Girl] ; photography, Nicole Hill Gerulat.
This beautifully photographed volume of inspired cupcake recipes, the latest title in the best-selling American Girl collection of cookbooks, begins with a range of trusted cake and frosting options, then offers easy ideas for the many creative ways in wh…
Popcorn country : the story of America's favorite snack / Cris Peterson ; photographs by David R. Lundquist.
"Popcorn is one of American's favorite snacks. But where does that tub of fluffy goodness come from? Follow along as author Cris Peterson reveals popcorn's secrets, from planting, gowing, and harvesting a special kind of corn to the extraordinary circum…
The Human Genome Project / Janey Levy.
"The Human Genome Project was a groundbreaking, life-altering development of the late 20th century and a major evolution in science and medicine. Readers of this remarkable volume will follow the scientists of the international, collaborative research pro…
Hacks for Minecrafters : Redstone : the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you / Megan Miller.
Packed with expert tips, cheats, and hacks on redstone and with over one hundred screenshots, Hacks for Minecrafters: Redstone shows exactly how the experts wield redstone power and build amazing contraptions. In Minecraft, the risk of attack is ever-pres…
Soccer record breakers : Goal scorers! Trophy winners! Soccer legends! / Clive Gifford.
From the biggest leagues to the most exciting cup tournaments on the planet, soccer's record-breaking stars are here. Packed with thousands of eye-popping stats about incredible trophy-winning teams, soccer record breakers contains all the latest facts an…
Rescuing Rialto : a baby sea otter's story / words by Lynda V. Mapes; photographs by Alan Berner.
"On a sunny August morning in 2016, a baby sea otter was found washed up on the sand. Orphaned and sick, Rialto was taken to the Seattle Aquarium, where his dedicated caretakers nursed him back to health and taught him how to be an otter. Soon, the charmi…
The butterfly house / written by Katy Flint ; illustrated by Alice Pattullo.
Offers information on butterfly and moth families that live inside a butterfly house, including a monarch butterfly and an atlas moth.
Scampers : thinks like a scientist / by Mike Allegra ; illustrated by Elizabeth Zechel.
"This book's illustrations and story follow an inquisitive little mouse as she conducts experiments to figure out what's really happening in the garden. Intended to introduce the steps of the scientific method in an entertaining way to students in prescho…
Planet fashion : [100 years of fashion history] / Natasha Slee ; Cynthia Kittler.
"Hold onto your hats and lace up your boots; we're off on a fashion adventure! Travel through 25 scenes in fashion history, circling the globe with your two young stylish travel companions--one boy and one girl, dressed the part in every picture. Each lav…
Greta the great horned owl : a true story of rescue and rehabilitation / by Christie Gove-Berg.
The true story of an injured owl's recovery and return to nature Greta the Great Horned Owl is out hunting mice. She has no idea that her life is about to change forever. A train strikes her, severely injuring her wing and leg. A rescue team brings her to…
The boy who touched the stars = El niño que alcanzó las estrellas / by José M. Hernández ; illustrations by Steven James Petruccio ; Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura.
Every night when he was a boy, Još M. Herǹndez would look out the window and stare at the stars. They were different colors: blue, yellow and white. Some were larger and brighter than others, and some twinkled as if they were alive. Later, when he saw man…
American moonshot : John F. Kennedy and the great space race / Douglas Brinkley with Winifred Conkling.
"July 20, 1969. It's a day that has earned a spot in history. It's the day that America was the first nation to succeed in sending two astronauts--Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong--to the moon. But what led to this unforgettable event? What were the stakes …
Mary Engelbreit's The world is yours / Mary Engelbreit.
"Mary Engelbreit shares a collection of quotes perfect for encouraging children as they grow and learn through the most important stages of their life. Helpful, heartfelt, and humorous, these words from inspirational figures like William Shakespeare and H…
Noisy experiments / Anna Claybourne.
Sometimes in life things are bound to get noisy, and if that's the case, why not learn from them? With the help of this informative book, readers perform exciting experiments and learn why and how certain items make certain sounds. Accessible step-by-step…
O captain, my captain : Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War / words by Robert Burleigh ; illustrations by Sterling Hundley.
"Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln shared the national stage in Washington, D.C. during the Civil War. At that time, soldiers were marching off to war, many returning wounded in boty body and spirit. Whitman felt called to befreind and nurse many of the …
The Renaissance artists : with history projects for kids / Diane C. Taylor.
Who were the artists of the Renaissance? Why do we still learn from Renaissance art? Using an inquiry-based approach, readers are introduced to the Italian Renaissance as it was experienced by five of the world's most renowned artists: Sandro Botticelli, …
Follow that bee! : a first book of bees in the city / Scot Ritchie.
A gentle and engaging look at honeybees and how they live in urban spaces. In this sixth book in the Exploring Our Community series, the five friends help their neighbor look after his backyard beehive. Along the way, they learn about how bees feed and po…
Zoo in the sky : a book of animal constellations / Jacqueline Mitton ; pictures by Christina Balit ; [star maps by Wil Tirion].
Identifies the groups of stars known as constellations and discusses their origin, uses, and observation.
Marvel Studios character encyclopedia / written by Adam Bray.
Meet the heroes and villains from the Marvel Studios movies.
I love being my own autistic self! / written and illustrated by Landon Bryce.
"Funny and upbeat book for autistic people, their families, and others who care about them. Author Landon Bryce uses a colorful cast of cartoon characters to gently introduce neurodiversity, the idea that neurological differences should be respected and v…
LEGO Star Wars : visual dictionary / written by Simon Beecroft, Jason Fry, and Simon Hugo.
A visual guide to the minifigures, vehicles, and sets from the entire Lego Star Wars saga. Learn how the sets are created in the Beyond the Brick chapter, which features concept art and an interview with the LEGO Star Wars creative team. New Edition has b…
National parks : a kid's guide to America's parks, monuments and landmarks / Erin McHugh, Brian Maebius ; illustrated by Neal Aspinall, Doug Leen.
Presents a guide to some of the national parks of the United States, designated by state, and includes information on the history of each site and the plants and animals that can be found there.
What a waste : trash, recycling, and protecting our planet / Jess French.
"Everything you need to know about what we're doing to our environment, good and bad, from pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling. This environmental book will teach keen young ecologists about our actions affect planet Earth. Disc…
If a mummy could talk ... / by Rhonda Lucas Donald ; illustrated by Cathy Morrison.
"Mummies can't talk; but with modern scientific tools, we can still discover what a mummy has to tell us. Read the stories of mummified Egyptian pharaohs and priestesses, baby elephants, pampered pets, and even a prehistoric bison. Uncover clues to centur…
Caterpillar and bean : [a first science storybook] / Martin Jenkins ; illustrated by Hannah Tolson.
What's that wedged in a crack in the ground, small and hard and wrinkly and brown? A bean seed! Soon it develops roots and leaves. And what's that on the leaf? An egg! The egg hatches a caterpillar, and the caterpillar eats the leaves, getting bigger and …
The important thing about Margaret Wise Brown / written by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Sarah Jacoby.
A picture book biography of the children's book author shares insights into her life and enduring literary influence.
Fortnite Battle Royale hacks : advanced strategies for winning duos matches : an unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you / Jason R. Rich.
"This guide focuses exclusively on the wildly popular Duos game play mode, helping you to build your skills as aduo to acieve success. With this book: learn to survive with your partner, discover strategies for teamwork, strategy, and effective communica…
The science of spacecraft : the cosmic truth about rockets, satellites, and probes / written by Alex Woolf ; artists, Ed Meyer, Bryan Beach, Jared Green, Sam Bridges, and Shutterstock.
"How do satellites work? what is life like on a space station? Why do astronauts pee in their space suits? Discover the answers to these questions and many more in this fascinating guide to spacecraft." --back cover
Destination : Moon / Seymour Simon.
"The day was July 20, 1969 and two American astronauts had successfully landed on the surface of the Moon. Families across the world sat captivated in front of their televisions to witness humankind's first steps beyond Earth, watching in real time as Bu…
When Sue found Sue : Sue Hendrickson discovers her T. rex / by Toni Buzzeo ; illustrated by Diana Sudyka.
"From a very young age, Sue Hendrickson was meant to find things: lost coins, perfume bottles, even hidden treasure. Her endless curiosity eventually led to her career in diving and paleontology, where she would continue to find things big and small. In 1…
What is NASA? / by Sarah Fabiny ; illustrated by Ted Hammond.
"Find out all about NASA in this out-of-this-world addition to the What Was? series. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, began in 1958. With its creation, the United States hoped to ensure it won the space race against…
My little golden book about the first moon landing / by Chip Lovitt ; illustrated by Bryan Sims.
Recounts the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, describing who the astronauts were, how they were chosen for the mission, and why it was an important event in history.
Moon mission : the epic 400-year journey to Apollo 11 / Sigmund Brouwer.
"Put yourself into a space suit and strap into the small capsule at the top of the heaviest, tallest, and fastest rocket every built. Get ready for the thunderous shaking of the Saturn V as it blasts you upward at more than 30 times the speed of sound. …
There was an old astronaut who swallowed the moon! / by Lucille Colandro ; illustrated by Jared Lee.
In this adaptation of the traditional nursery rhyme, an astronaut swallows the Moon and other celestial objects, while two children ask questions about the Solar System and outer space.
Beyond words : what elephants and whales think and feel / Carl Safina.
Follows a herd of elephants in Kenya and killer whales in the Pacific Northwest and describes their capacity for perception, thought, and emotion.
Dear America : the story of an undocumented citizen / Jose Antonio Vargas.
"Jose Antonio Vargas was only twelve years old when he was brought to the United States from the Philippines to live with his grandparents. He didn't know it, but he was sent to the U.S. illegally. When he applied for a learner's permit, he learned the t…
Bethany Hamilton / Jenni L. Walsh.
"Growing up in Hawaii, Bethany Hamilton loved to surf. But one day, she was in her favorite place, out on the waves, when a tiger shark suddenly attacked. Thirteen-year-old Bethany lost her left art. As she fought to recover, Bethany wondered: would sh…
Owling : enter the world of the mysterious birds of the night / Mark Wilson.
"Who's whoo? Meet the 19 different kinds of owls that call North America home. Owl expert Mark Wilson's amazing photos give you an inside look at the lives of owls in the wild, from their daytime roosts to their nighttime hunts. Learn to sleuth out whi…
What do you celebrate? : holidays and festivals around the world / by Whitney Stewart ; illustrated by Christiane Engel.
Introduces fourteen special occasions from around the globe where people dance, dress up, eat festive foods, and enjoy other holiday traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation.
Ocean emporium : a compilation of creatures / Susie Brooks ; Dawn Cooper.
Beneath the rolling waves lies an extraordinary web of life that ties together creatures great and small. Dive in and discover the wonders of this watery world. Spot an octopus that can disguise itself as a fish, a snake, or a sea star. Predict the out…
From an idea to Nike : how marketing made Nike a global success / Lowey Bundy Sichol ; illustrated by C. S. Jennings.
"Today, Nike is the biggest athletic shoe company in the world, but a long time ago runner and businessman Phil Knight started out with just an idea. Find out more about Nike's history, how the business grew, and the role that marketing played in this il…
I spy the Illuminati eye : what's the big secret? / by Sheila Keenan.
This irreverent, illustrated guide takes a look with an all-seeing, skeptical eye at the history and mystery of the cultural phenomenon that's got middle-school kids flashing finger triangles and scrutinizing dollar bills for signs of the Illuminati. It's…
Rocket to the moon! / Don Brown.
"'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.' On July 20,1969 Neil Armstrong said those iconic words when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it wasn't just one man who got us to the moon--there was a whole team of people, plus centuries o…
Forest / Kate Moss Gamblin ; pictures by Karen Patkau.
"This gently questioning, lyrical picture book asks young readers to consider what they see in the forest through the seasons--animal tracks, tiny creatures in the soil, birds soaring in the sky above, falling leaves, trees blanketed by snow, springtime w…
Lift every voice and sing : a celebration of the African American national anthem / James Weldon Johnson ; illustrations by Elizabeth Catlett ; foreword by Ashley Bryan.
"An illustrated version of the classic African-American national anthem helps children better understand the African-American heritage." --provided by publisher
Horses : the definitive catalog of horse and pony breeds.
"The hundreds of breeds of horses and ponies today range from light horses, such as the fleet Arabian, to heavy horses like the Shire, to the feisty Shetland poney. The special relationship between horses and their riders has been recorded in art and scu…
Seeing stars / Sara Gillingham.
"This is the ultimate guide to all 88 internationally recognized constellations. It offers the fascinating stories and legends behind each star group, and helps you find them in the nigh sky via key star infomration, location descriptions, and maps. Fro…
100 years of Children's Book Week posters : celebrating great illustrators of American children's books / sponsored by the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader ; with an introduction and text by Leonard S. Marcus.
"This visual history tour of 100 years of children's book illustration gathers in one glorious volume the posters of the annual Children's Book Week"--Provided by publisher.
Titanosaur : discovering the world's largest dinosaur / by Dr. José Luis Carballido and Dr. Diego Pol ; illustrated by Florencia Gigena.
"Through a combination of photographs and illustrations, this picture book will tell the story of the discovery of this new dinosaur, while weaving in exciting facts about what life was like for this brand new species that doesn't even have an official na…
Maker genius : [creative science projects for budding geniuses]
"For every kid who has ever wondered, 'what happens when you...' this book shows you how to try and try again to see what happens now. From simple circuits, through magnetic slime and goo, to a steamy rainforest in a jar, here are 70+ maker science proje…
Magic ramen : the story of Momofuku Ando / written by Andrea Wang ; illustrated by Kana Urbanowicz.
"Every day, Ando Momofuku would retire to his lab--a little shed in his backyard. For years, he'd dreamed about making a new kind of ramen noodle soup that was quick, convenient, and tasty to feed the hungry people he'd seen in line for a bowl on the blac…
It's Trevor Noah : born a crime : stories from a South African childhood / Trevor Noah.
"Trevor Noah shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child to exist. But he did exist--and from the beginning the often…
Rising water : the story of the Thai cave rescue / Marc Aronson.
"The incredible true story of the twelve boys trapped with their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand and their inspiring rescue"--Provided by publisher.
Super hero science / by Jennifer Hackett.
"In this book, you'll see how things work with fun experiments and uncover the awesome answers to questions like: how does Batman see in the dark? Are there really rocks--like Kryptonite--that can make a person sick? Can science explain why Wonder Woman…
Birth of the cool : how jazz great Miles Davis found his sound / Kathleen Cornell Berman ; illustrated by Keith Henry Brown.
Explores the childhood and early career of the noted jazz trumpeter who gained fame performing at the first Newport Jazz Festival in 1955.
Chomp : a shark romp / Michael Paul.
"Dive in to the depths of the ocean to discover different species of sharks in this nonfiction picture book with simple text and illustrations"--Provided by publisher.
Fortnite Battle Royale hacks : surviving and winning 50 v 50 matches : an unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you / Jason R. Rich.
Fortnite Battle Royale Hacks: Surviving and Winning 50 v 50 Matches focuses on this wildly popular game play mode and arms you with hundreds of tips and strategies that’ll help improve your gaming skills and survive longer during each match. Using full-co…
Juneteenth / by Rachel Grack.
"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to Juneteenth. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"--Provided by publisher.
What is the story of Hello Kitty? / by Kirsten Anderson ; illustrated by Jill Weber.
"Your favorite characters are now part of the Who HQ library! Say hello to the premier title in the What Is the Story Of? series. Hello Kitty! This cute cartoon character who's shaped like a bobtail cat and wears a bow in her hair has become an icon of…
If you had your birthday party on the Moon / by Joyce Lapin ; illustrated by Simona Ceccarelli.
Introduces facts about the Moon, explaining the science behind how candles and balloons behave in the lunar atmosphere, why "moon angels" will last for thousands of years, and how gravity is different on the Moon.
Cook's cook : the cook who cooked for Captain Cook / Gavin Bishop.
"In 1768 James Cook set sail for the South Paciific on the HMS Endeavour. Among the 94 crew on this famous voyage was the ship's cook, John Thompson. Thompson tells the story of shipboard life and exotic places, and makes a friend of the famous botanist…
Floating in space / by Franklyn M. Branley ; illustrated by True Kelley.
Examines life aboard a space shuttle, describing how astronauts deal with weightlessness, how they eat and exercise, some of the work they do, and more.
Funny animals / by National Geographic Kids.
"Stories about pets and other animals that are humorous, for children"--Provided by publisher.
Did you know? Earth / Dr. Devin Dennie.
Shares wide-ranging facts about the Earth using a question and answers format, covering such topics as the atmosphere, landforms, oceans, weather, and natural resources.
The crayon man : the true story of the invention of Crayola crayons / by Natascha Biebow ; illustrated by Steven Salerno.
"Celebrating the inventor of the Crayola crayon! This gloriously illustrated picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of one of the world's most beloved toys. A perfect fit among favorites like The Day the Crayons Qui…
Blooming beneath the sun / poems by Christina Rossetti ; art by Ashley Bryan.
"Ashley Bryan illustrates 19th century poet Christina Rossetti's classic nursery rhymes and poems"--Provided by publisher.
Guitar genius : how Les Paul engineered the solid-body electric guitar and rocked the world / by Kim Tomsic ; illustrated by Brett Helquist.
Describes the life and achievements of Les Paul, the inventor of the solid-body electric guitar, which revolutionized the sound of modern music.
The Standing Rock Sioux challenge the Dakota Access Pipeline / by Clara MacCarald.
"Explores the history, events, and aftermath of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Features "Think about It" questions, two infographics, and two "In Their Own Words" special features"--Provided by publisher.
Two men and a car : Franklin Roosevelt, Al Capone, and a Cadillac V-8 / Michael Garland.
Presents the legend of the car Roosevelt rode in the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, that was rumored to be an armored Cadillac built for gangster Al Capone.
Hey there, Earth dweller! : dive into this world we call Earth / by Marc ter Horst ; illustrated by Wendy Panders.
A fun, educational journey into everything a pre-teen would want to know about the planet we call home.
Beastly biomes / Carly Allen-Fletcher.
"Animals, like people, live in many different environments called biomes. Deserts, forests, wetlands, and oceans support a wide range of animals and plants. Discover the different types of biomes and the creatures that live and thrive in those unique envi…
The Mutts summer diaries / Patrick McDonnell.
Collects Mutts comic strips featuring the summer adventures of Earl, Mooch, and their animal friends.
Trees : a rooted history / Piotr Socha ; text by Wojciech Grajkowski ; translated by Anna Burgess.
"Part botany, part history, part cultural anthropology--Trees goes beyond the basics to tell readers everything they might want to know about this particular branch of the plant kingdom. Trees explores the important roles trees play in our ecosystem, take…
An ABC of flowers / Jutta Hilpuesch.
"A picture book that helps readers learn the alphabet, while introducing them to different flowers, accompanied by simple, line art illustrations of a miniature girl who leads the reader along" --Provided by publisher.
Seashells : more than a home / Melissa Stewart ; illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen.
"This book sheds a surprising light on how seashells--the hard, protective outer layer that mollusks inhabit--serve tremendous purpose. This large group of marine animals needs shells for protection, feeding, transportation, anchorage, and more."--Provide…
The everything book of horses & ponies / author, Andrea Mills.
An introduction to horses and ponies describes their physical characteristics, lifecycle, behavior, senses, care requirements, diet, popular breeds, and equestrian sports.
Becoming an astronaut / by Ellen Lawrence.
"Young readers will learn all about space."-- Provided by publisher.
Investigating asteroids / by Ellen Lawrence.
"Young readers will learn all about space."-- Provided by publisher.
Who was Norman Rockwell? / by Sarah Fabiny ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland.
"Brush up your knowledge on popular American painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell with this exciting Who Was? title. Norman Rockwell often painted what he saw around him in nostalgic and humorous ways. After hearing President Franklin Roosevelt's addr…
Who was H.J. Heinz? / by Michael Burgan ; illustrated by Stephen Marchesi.
Presents the life of the business mogul who turned a small food packagaing company into a booming business known for its fair treatment of workers and pioneering safe food preparation standards.
Eco kids self-sufficiency handbook : STEAM projects to help kids make a difference / Alan & Gill Bridgewater.
"By cleverly combining creativity with eco-awareness, this timely book encourages children aged 7-14 to put down their mobile devices and get involved. Eco Kids Self Sufficiency handbook offers a wide range of ways to caputre the imagination and make a p…
The long and short tail of Colo and Ruff / by Diane Lang ; illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein.
"Colo the cougar and her friend Ruff jump and play together, but they find that Ruff can't jump nearly as far as Colo. Ruff doesn't have a long, swishy tail like Colo does, to provide balance on long leaps. Ruff is a bobcat and his tail is much shorter. H…
Sisters : Venus and Serena Williams / a biography by Jeanette Winter.
"Venus Williams and Serena Williams are two of the greatest tennis players in the world. They are sisters. Here is a story about their remarkable lives" --book jacket.
Turning pages : my life story / Sonia Sotomayor ; illustrated by Lulu Delacre.
"Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells her own story for young readers for the very first time! As the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor has inspired young people around the world to reach for their dreams. But what inspired her? …
My body! : what I say goes! / by Jayneen Sanders ; illustrated by Anna Hancock.
"A book to empower and teach children about personal body safety, feelings, safe and unsafe touch, private parts, secrets and surprises, consent, and respectful relationships"--Provided by publisher.
Stick up for yourself! : every kid's guide to personal power and positive self-esteem / Gershen Kaufman, Ph.D., and Lev Raphael, Ph.D.
Using simple words and real-life examples, this book shows kids how to be assertive with other kids--and with adults. Kids will learn to feel better about themselves, stronger and more secure inside, and more in charge of their lives. They'll read about e…
The moon book / by Gail Gibbons.
"Some planets have many moons. Earth has one. Because it is so close to Earth, our moon is hte brightest and biggest light in our night sky. Her is information about our moon, including how the oceans' tides are affected by it, why the same side always…