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

Brain games : colossal book of cranium crushers / Stephanie Warren Drimmer and Dr. Gareth Moore.
Get ready to train your brain with superfun activities, mystifying mazes, and cryptic codes. You will uncover hidden messages, hack your mind and learn how to harness your creative brain with imagination-boosting challenges. --Back cover.
Anatomicum : welcome to the museum: admit all / illustrated by Katy Wiedemann ; written by Jennifer Z. Paxton.
The 2019 offering from Welcome to the Museum guides readers through the human body, from the muscles we use to show emotion, to the delicate workings of the brain. With sumptuous artwork and expert text, this beautiful book is a feast of anatomical knowle…
Bob Dylan / written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara ; illustrated by Conrad Roset.
"Young Bob's love affair with music began in his father's electrical appliance shop, where he discovered blues and rock and roll on the radio. As a young man, he fell in love with folk music and soon became the voice of a generation eager to make a diffe…
Big green crocodile : rhymes to say and play / Jane Newberry ; illustrated by Carolina Rabei.
"A great big green crocodile lay down for a nap. I lay down beside him until he went SNAP! Hop like a frog, buzz like a bee, jog on your camel, juamp into your rocket and clap for chocolate cake. Then, if you dare, like down with a crocodile! Sixteen …
West Coast wild babies / Deborah Hodge ; pictures by Karen Reczuch
"It's spring on the Pacific west coast and new life is stirring! Wild babies are being born - in the ocean, on the shore and deep inside the ancient rainforest. Wolf pups, cougar kittens, bear cubs and whale calves all begin their life in the pristine wil…
In focus. Space : stars, supernovas, satellites / text by Elizabeth Jenner ; illustrated by Maggie Chiang [and 9 others].
"Ten illustrators blast off into outer space to explore the mysteries of our solar system and the galaxies and star's beyond it. Learn about everything from the Big Bang to the Moon landing, find out what makes day light and dark night, and discover what…
Planet SOS : [22 modern monsters threatening our environment (and what you can do to defeat them!)] / Marie G. Rohde.
From the atmosdragon causing global warming to the smogosaurus polluting our air, real-life environmental monsters are everywhere! Discover how planet-destroying monsters survive. Learn their weaknesses. Then join the fight to vanquish the beasts and save…
Plants / written by Pamela Hickman ; illustrated by Carolyn Gavin.
"This beautifully illustrated, comprehensive book explores everything you've ever wanted to know about why plants are so essential. In this third book in the Nature All Around series, young readers will learn all about different plants' parts, life cycles…
Goddesses and heroines : women of myth and legend / Xanthe Gresham-Knight ; illustrated by Alice Pattullo.
Illustrated stories from around the world that celebrate female characters in ancient myths and legends.
Gardening / by Nessa Black.
"This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for vocabulary words while learning simple facts about keeping a garden."--publisher's website.
The impossible first : an explorer's race across Antarctica / Colin O'Brady.
"Before Colin O'Brady began his trek in December 2018, no individual had ever crossed the unforgiving ice of Antarctica along, unaided, and unsupported. Colin knew what he was trying to do might be impossible. Throughout his life, nothing could stop Colin…
Invisible nature : a secret world beyond our senses / written by Catherine Barr ; illustrated by Anne Wilson.
"Sounds no-one can hear, scents no-one can smell, colours we can't see, magnetic waves we can't feel--but some animals can, and use them every day. Without 'invisible nature' life on our planet would not exist. This book shows how animals use it, and also…
The art of Star Wars Rebels: the art of the animated series / foreword by Dave Filoni ; written by Daniel Wallace.
Take a step behind-the-scenes to witness the journey from paper to screen with The Art of Star Wars Rebels. Featuring never-before-seen concept art and process pieces along with exclusive commentary from the creative team behind the series, Dark Horse Boo…
The animal atlas : a pictorial guide to the world's wildlife / illustrated by Kenneth Lilly ; written by Barbara Taylor
"A beautiful and absorbing look at the world's wildlife, packed with hundreds of superb illustrations, detailed maps and a wealth of fascinating facts." --back cover
Your place in the universe / Jason Chin.
"A non-fiction introduction to the massive scale of the known universe"--Provided by publisher.
The International Day of the Girl : celebrating girls around the world / Jessica Dee Humphreys and Rona Ambrose ; illustrated by Simone Shin.
"Every October 11th, the world celebrates the International Day of the Girl, a United Nations day dedicated to promoting gender equality and championing the rights and achievements of girls everywhere. The International Day of the Girl features nine char…
In the dark : the science of what happens at night / Lisa Deresti Betik ; illustrated by Josh Holinaty.
"Do you ever wonder what happens at night while you're asleep and the world seems quiet and still? Nothing, right? More like everything - the sky, animals, plants and even our own bodies are full of activity!" -- Cover.
Hans Christian Andersen : the journey of his life / [written by] Heinz Janisch ; [illustrated by] Maja Kastelic ; translated by David Henry Wilson.
"Through an enchanting conversation with a young girl in a horse-drawn coach, Hans Christian Andersen shares his life's struggles, dreams, and triumphs--whose threads can be found woven into his greatest stories" --Jacket flap.
Go green with Sesame Street / Jennifer Boothroyd & Mary Lindeen.
"Super Grover is water-wise, Cookie Monster learns about Earth Day, Big Bird fights pollution, and more in this friendly introduction to the basics of caring for our planet. Perfect for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!"--Provided by publisher.
Joey : a baby koala and his mother / Nic Bishop.
"It's an exciting morning for Joey the baby koala. High above the ground, in the shade of a eucalyptus tree, Joey the baby koala wakes up hungry! Crawling over his sleeping mom, Joey goes exploring ... only to find that his mother's arms is where he's sup…
Birds / written by Pamela Hickman ; illustrated by Carolyn Gavin.
"Colorful pages explore the characteristics of different bird species, along with many of their fascinating and unique features, from their feathers to their eggs and nests. A journey through a year in the lives of birds gives readers clues to what to loo…
Garfield's guide to drawing the world's best-looking cat (and his friends) / Scott Nickel ; illustrated by Ron Zalme.
This hands-on title provides step-by-step instructions for drawing favorite Garfield characters including Garfield, Odie, Jon, and more. Clear text is punctuated by fun asides from Garfield to deliver how-to-draw content with trademark Garfield humor.
Ida and the world beyond Mount Kaiserzipf : the life of Ida Pfeiffer, globe-trotter / narrated and illustrated by Linda Schwalbe ; [translated by David Henry Wilson]
"Ida has a mind of her own. Although she lives at a time when girls are expected to be mothers and housewives, Ida dreams of being an explorer and going on expeditions. She bravely sets off on her first trip around the world, an adventurous journey over l…
Sometimes people march / by Tessa Allen.
"Sometimes people march to resist injustice, to stand in solidarity, to inspire hope. With spare, inspiring text and gorgeous watercolor illustrations, debut author-illustrator Tessa Allen has created a timeless and important book for activists of all age…
This is your brain on stereotypes : how science is tackling unconscious bias / Tanya Lloyd Kyi, Drew Shannon.
An essential overview of the science behind stereotypes: from why our brains form them to how recognizing them can help us be less biased.
The Ultimate handbook / by Conor Lloyd.
From Elsa, to Olaf, to Maleficent, to Xehanort, Riku, and Kairi, the biggest heroes and villains from Disney's Kingdom Hearts are all here in this action-packed guide. This official handbook has all of the info on the biggest stars of the series. Plus, it…
Chance : escape from the Holocaust / Uri Shulevitz ; Wesley Adams, editor.
"The first middle-grade book from a picture book master-a harrowing, heartrending, illustrated account of his childhood escape from the terrors of war"--Provided by publisher.
The house by the lake / Thomas Harding ; illustrated by Britta Teckentrup.
In an adaptation of a memoir by the same name, the author recounts how, over the course of a century, a small cottage once owned by his family on the outskirts of Berlin was inhabited by a loving Jewish family, a renowned Nazi composer, wartime refugees, …
Joey : the story of Joe Biden / Jill Biden with Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Amy June Bates.
The wife of former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden recounts his childhood in Scranton, Pennsylvania, his perseverance and leadership from his earliest years, his struggles to overcome stuttering, his relationships with his family, and …
Our family's doing yoga / written by SonJoria Sydnor ; illustrated by DG.
"Our Family's Doing Yoga is a relatable and amusing read for parents and children alike. This rhyming story is of a young child who steers the reader on an adventure of chaotic fun as his family finds a gratifying way to connect through yoga and mediatio…
How to be a math wizard / written by Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon.
"Discover the skills it takes to become a math wizard! Being a mathematician isn't just about writing numbers in a workbook. It's about being creative, trying things out, and taking risks. How to be a math wizard is packed with fun activities and proje…
Jonas Hanway's scurrilous, scandalous, shockingly sensational umbrella / Josh Crute ; illustrated by Eileen Ryan Ewen.
"Jonas Hanway hates getting wet. But the sky over London is always drizzling, mizzling, ahowering, and spitting down water. How can Jonas look like a proper gentleman if his shoes are always soggy, his coat drips on the floor, and his wig looks like a w…
The boy who thought outside the box : the story of video game inventor Ralph Baer / by Marcie Wessels ; illustrated by Beatriz Castro.
"A picture book biography of Ralph Baer, nicknamed "The Father of Videogames," which shows how a great inventor found a way to transform the early television set into a vehicle for gaming"--Provided by publisher.
Happy / Nicola Edwards ; illustrated by Katie Hickey.
Describes some of the steps to take to explore mindfulness and achieve happiness in everyday life, including using each of the senses and enjoying such activities as discovering, loving, and breathing.
Not playing by the rules : 21 female athletes who changed sports / Lesa Cline-Ransome.
Profiles noteworthy women athletes from field hockey pioneer Constance Applebee to Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis, including Althea Gibson, Mia Hamm, and Syrian refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini.
The Stanley Cup playoffs : the quest for hockey's biggest prize / Matt Doeden.
"Hockey is a thrilling, fast-paced sport, and the action gets even more intense during the playoffs. The Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Quest for Hockey's Biggest Prize covers it all with exciting text and vivid photos"--Provided by publisher.
Biking / by Nessa Black.
"This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for vocabulary words while learning simple facts about bike riding."--publisher's website.
The worry (less) book : feel strong, find calm, and tame your anxiety! / Rachel Brian.
"Start worrying less and enjoying life with this book for people who worry or struggle with anxiety (so yeah — everyone)! We all have a mixture of fun and not-so fun feelings. And everyone feels worried sometimes. But too much anxiety can get in the way.…
R-E-S-P-E-C-T : Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Frank Morrison.
"Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, she had a gift for music that was clear from her earliest days in her father's Detroit church. Aretha sang wiht a soaring voice that spanned more than three octaves. Her incr…
Thomas Jefferson : man of the people / Sonia W. Black.
"Meet Thomas Jefferson, our nation's third president. Jefferson was one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence and, as president, he nearly doubled the size of the United States. He also collected fossils!"--back cover.
Dinosaurs / Erin Kelly.
"Some were giant. Some had crests and claws. They all lived long ago. What do you know about dinosaurs? With this book, you can become an expert! Feel like an pro with exciting photos, expert facts, and full challenges. Can you name which dinosaur is a Ty…
Fighting fires / Erin Kelly.
"Pumper trucks spray water. rescue trucks bring special tools. what do you know about firefighting vehicles? with this book, you can become an expert! Feel like a pro with exciting photos, expert facts, and fun challenges. Can you name which vehicle is a …
Franklin Delano Roosevelt : World War II president / Dusk Glenn.
"Meet Franklin Delano Roosevelt, our nation's thirty-second president. Roosevelt led the United States through some of the nation's darkest days--the Great Depression and World War II. He is also the only president ever to be elected four times!"--back co…
Bugs / Erin Kelly.
"Some help flowers gorw. Some light up. some can be eaten! What do you know about bugs? With this book, you can become an expert! Feel like a pro with exciting photos, expert facts, and fun challenges. Can you name which bug is a bee and which is a firefl…
I'll believe you when... / text, Susan Schubert ; illustration, Raquel Bl©Łzquez
Presents idioms from around the world, including Russia, India, and Nigeria.
The story of Olympic diver Sammy Lee / by Paula Yoo ; additional material by Cheryl Kim ; with illustrations by Dom Lee.
"On a hot summer day in 1932, twelve-year-old Sammy Lee watched enviously as divers catapulted into the public swimming pool. Sammy desperately wanted to try diving himself, but the Korean American boy--like any person of color--was only allowed to use th…
LEGO Star Wars character encyclopedia / written by Elizabeth Dowsett ; additional text by Hannah Dolan, Clare Hibbert, Tori Kosara, Shari Last, and Victoria Taylor.
"Meet more than 200 minifigures from the LEGO Star Wars galaxy! Discover the heroes, villains, aliens, and droids in this fully updated character encyclopedia. Find out fascinating facts about all your favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures--including rare…
A new green day / Antoinette Portis.
"Who scibbles on the walk in glistening ink? Who's a comma in the long, long sentence of a stream? Over the course of a summer day, voices from the natural world pose a series of riddles to a curious little girl--and to the reader." --book jacket
Plastic : past, present, and future / text by Eun-Ju Kim ; illustrated by Ji-Won Lee.
"We all know plastic use is a big problem, but when did we start using plastic? And why? Start a journey through the life cycle of plastic to learn how plastics are produced, the many uses of plastics throughout the last century, how our plastic use has s…
Gidget the surfing dog : catching waves with a small but mighty pug / Elizabeth Rusch.
"Cat a wave with Gidget the surfing dog. Meet Gidget, a small but mighty pug! This is the inspiring true story of how a hyperactive handful of a pup overcame an illness to beceom a world-champion surfing dog who gives back to the community. With this f…
I am Leonardo da Vinci / Brad Meltzer ; illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos.
"Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest artists and inventors the world has ever known. From childhood, he followed his curiosity and learned through observation. He was curious about a lot of things! He loved science and nature, building, music, ma…
You can be a primatologist / Jill Pruetz, Ph.D..
"Come along with Dr. Jill Pruetz as she heads to the wilds of Africa to study chimpanzees and other primates. Through simple, accessible text in question-and-answer format and bright, friendly photography, young scientists will learn all about this exciti…
Under your feet : soil, sand, and everything underground / written by Dr. Jackie Stroud ; RHS author and consultant, Dr. Marc Redmile-Gordon ; illustrated by Wenjia Tang.
"Down where worms wriggle and microbes squirm, there's a whole world waiting to be discovered if you just dig a little deeper. Bursting with life and teeming with tiny animals, the ground we walk on has endless stories to tell. Learn how plants survive …
Box : Henry Brown mails himself to freedom / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Michele Wood.
"Henry Brown wrote that long before he came to be known as Box, he 'entered the world a slave.' He was put to work as a child and passed down from one generation to the next—as property. When he was an adult, his wife and children were sold away from him …
Mars / written by Shauna Edson & Giles Sparrow ; consultant, Dr. Matthew Shindell ; illustrated by Mark Ruffle.
"Has there ever been life on Mars? Will we be living there soon? How?! Delve into this essential guide to the past, present, and future of the Red Planet. Be amazed by the tallest mountain in the Solar System, discover how houses on Mars could lok, and fi…
Dive in : swim with sea creatures at their actual size / Roxie Munro.
"Luminous spreads of true-to-size sea life, from a brilliantly colored rainbow parrotfish to a venomous southern stingray, fit together into one scene in this meticulously illustrated nonfiction picture bookd. Readers can swim along with spotted trunkfis…
Who is Temple Grandin? / by Patricia Brennan Demuth ; illustrated by Robert Squier.
"Temple Grandin wasn't officially diagnosed with autism until she was in her 40s, but she knew at an early age that she was different from her family and classmates. She couldn't show affection, she acted out when noises or other stimuli overwhelmed her, …
Becoming Kid Quixote : a true story of belonging in America / Sarah Sierra and Stephen Haff.
"Narrated by one extraordinary ten-year-old girl, this inspiring memoir tells the story of a daughter of Mexican American immigrants who finds her voice through the power of words and performance of Cervantes' Don Quixote"--Provided by publisher.