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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James Harden : basketball star / by Matt Scheff.
Introduces readers to the life and career of basketball star James Harden.
Just joking : jumbo 2-- 1,000 giant jokes & 1,000 funny photos add up to big laughs / Rosie Gowsell Pattison.
With silly facts that are strangely true, laughable lists, conversation jokes, and long-story jokes with hilarious endings, this full-color, supersize book will have you rolling on the floor laughing. Sidesplitting topics include funny stuff about pets, t…
Bubbles : an elephant's story / Bhagavan
"When her parents are killed by poachers, Bubbles seems condemned to the life of an ivory orphan. Good fortune brings her together with a wildlife conservation advocate, who brings Bubbles to his preserve in America. Over time, the baby elephant learns to…
Who are you calling weird? / Marilyn Singer, Paul Daviz.
Describes some of the most unusual animals in nature, including the dumbo octopus, boxer crab, naked mole-rat, and three-toed sloth.
Learn to draw Disney classic animated movies. Volume 1 / illustrated by the Disney Storybook Artists.
Offers instructions on how to draw several characters from classic Disney animated films, including Peter Pan, Bambi, Lady, Tramp, Pinocchio, and Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey. Includes tips and film insights from professional Disney animators.
Awesome ambulances / Tony Mitton and [illustrated by] Ant Parker.
When the station takes a call to say that you're in need an ambulance will get to you by driving at great speed. Come to the rescue with this speedy ambulance and its busy animal crew in this action-filled picture book. Zippy wordplay, zappy art, plus a h…
Astronaut in training / author: Catherine Ard; illustrator: Sarah Lawrence.
Learn how to become and astronaut in this exciting title! Packed with bitesize information and fun facts about the life of an astronaut, Astronaut in Training will tell you all about space, astronomy, and life on the International Space Station. And for a…
Brick pets : an unofficial guide to making 30 cute critters from classic LEGO / Kevin Hall.
"LEGO builders, rejoice! The popular series that includes Brick Animals and Brick Cars and Trucks is back with Brick Pets! Discover 30 original, ingenious, and unique buildable projects. Free your inner creative genius with these fantastic brick builds th…
Brick robots : an unofficial guide to making 30 awesome robots from classic LEGO / Kevin Hall.
"Includes instructions for a huge range of exciting robot designs, including Brains, Drillbit, BattleR, Budd EE, SparkZ, and more."--Provided by publisher.
My encyclopedia of the sea / Patrick Louisy.
"Introduces the reader to facts about the sea"--Provided by publisher.
From tadpole to frog / by Wendy Pfeffer ; illustrated by Holly Keller.
Describes the year-long metamorphosis from tadpole to frog.
Astronaut in training / by Kathryn Clay.
Want to go to space? Before launch, you've got some work to do! Find out what scuba diving, medical skills, and survival training all have to do with being an astronaut.
Bobcats / Aaron Carr.
Introduces bobcats, describing their physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat.
Patrolling police cars / Tony Mitton and [illustrated by] Ant Parker.
Patrolling almost anywhere, in any neighbourhood, police cars help police keep all things steady, safe, and good. Cruise around with some law-enforcing animal officers and their patrol cars in this dazzling picture book. Zippy wordplay, zappy art, plus a …
Ripley's believe it or not. Time warp : the past and present collide!
Compares events, inventions, and people that readers will be surprised existed at the same time in history.
Birds / Angela Royston.
"This fascinating series takes a very simple look at animal classifications, with each book focussing on a different group of animal. This book is about birds: what they do, how they behave, and how these characteristics are different from other groups of…
African American politicians & civil rights activists / edited by Joanne Randolph.
Through centuries of suffering, slavery, inequality, discrimination, segregation, and racist violence, African Americans have endured, resisted, fought, and, increasingly over time, won many battles. These victories were propelled by a groundswell of gras…
Mammals / Angela Royston.
"This fascinating series takes a very simple look at animal classifications, with each book focussing on a different group of animal. This book is about mammals: what they do, how they behave, and how these characteristics are different from other groups …
Amphibians / Angela Royston.
"This fascinating series takes a very simple look at animal classifications, with each book focussing on a different group of animal. This book is about amphibians: what they do, how they behave, and how these characteristics are different from other grou…
Spacewalks / by Kathryn Clay.
Explains what spacewalking consists of, including collecting samples, fixing equipment, and sightseeing.
Fish / Angela Royston.
"This fascinating series takes a very simple look at animal classifications, with each book focussing on a different group of animal. This book is about fish: what they do, how they behave, and how these characteristics are different from other groups of …
Space flights / by Kathryn Clay.
Presents the wonders of space flight from the past, present, and far into the future.
Living in space / by Kathryn Clay.
Examines how astronauts eat, sleep, work, and even exercise in a weightless world.
Windy weather : a 4D book / by Sally Lee.
"Whoosh! It is windy. Hold onto your hat and find out how wind forms. Bring augmented reality to your students by downloading the free Capstone 4D app and scanning for access to an online article, video, and discussion questions"--Provided by publisher.
Rainy weather : a 4D book / by Sally Lee.
"Splash! It is raining. Get under your umbrella and find out how rain forms. Bring augmented reality to your students by downloading the free Capstone 4D app and scanning for access to an online article, video, and discussion questions"--Provided by publi…
Hot weather : a 4D book / by Sally Lee.
"Phew! The weather is hot. Grab a spot in the shade and find out why hot weather happens. Bring augmented reality to your students by downloading the free Capstone 4D app and scanning for access to an online article, video, and discussion questions"--Prov…
Lots of Christmas jokes for kids / by Whee Winn.
"Christmastime just got a whole lot merrier with Lots of Christmas Jokes for Kids. Over 250 hilarious, kid-friendly jokes and riddles will make the whole family laugh out loud! Q: Why is it always cold at Christmastime? A: Because Christmas is in Decembrr…
Gray wolves / by Lisa M. Herrington.
"Introduces the reader to gray wolves"--Provided by publisher.
Beavers / by Moira Rose Donohue.
"Introduces the reader to beavers"--Provided by publisher.
Fly with me! : a celebration of birds through pictures, poems, and stories / Jane Yolen, Heidi E.Y. Stemple, Adam Stemple, and Jason Stemple.
Combines information on bird anatomy, their evolution, their role in history, state birds, birdsongs, birdwatching, migration, preservation efforts, birds in the arts, backyard birds, and other topics with poems and folktales about birds.
Flow spin grow : looking for patterns in nature / written by Patchen Barss ; illustrated by Todd Stewart.
Encourages readers to examine and question the patterns that arise in nature, exploring such patterns as branching, spinning, and spiraling.
Something rotten : a fresh look at roadkill / Heather Montgomery ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley.
Examines how animals killed during vehicle collisions can be useful in scientific research, from Tasmanian devil remains used in cancer research to red wolf remains used in genetic research and engineering.
True colors! : the story of Crayola / by Jesse Burton ; illustrated by Scott Burroughs.
"A history of the Crayola company starting with the company's formation by cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith through the 20th century and beyond, highlighting the innovations they made to the products and processes"--Provided by publisher.
Earthrise : Apollo 8 and the photo that changed the world / written by James Gladstone ; illustrated by Christy Lundy.
Describes the story behind the famous "Earthrise" photograph taken from the Apollo 8 mission in 1968, detailing how the photograph had a galvanizing effect on a world of unrest.
What were the roaring twenties? / by Michele Mortlock ; illustrated by Jake Murray.
"Flappers, flag-pole sitting, and the Ford Model T--these are just a few of the things that instantly conjure up a unique era--the Roaring Twenties. It was the bees' knees, the cat's meow. If you're not familiar with 1920s slang, all the more reason to re…
What is the women's rights movement? / by Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Laurie A. Conley.
Chronicles the women's rights movement in the United States, from the beginning of the movement in the nineteenth century and the fight for equal rights in the 1960s to such present-day events as the Women's March in 2017.
P is for Paris / Paul Thurlby.
"See the sights of Paris as never before! Award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby takes us from A for Arc de Triomphe to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, and some lesser known gems of Paris. Paired with snippets of useful information about each la…
Apollo 8 : the mission that changed everything / Martin W. Sandler.
Shares information on the Apollo 8 mission and places it in its historical context as a country in a Cold War with Russia and reeling from domestic unrest needed something good to believe in.
How things work : discover secrets and science behind medieval machines, jet packs, movie magic, and everything in between / T.J. Resler.
Explains the science behind such historical inventions as the trebuchet and printing press, as well as modern technology for space exploration, earth sciences, food, and entertainment; profiles contemporary scientists; and suggests projects.
Starstruck : the cosmic journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson / Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer ; illustrated by Frank Morrison.
"A picture-book biography on science superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson, the groundbreaking American astrophysicist whose work has inspired a generation of young scientists and astronomers to reach for the stars!"--Provided by publisher.
Have you heard about Lady Bird? : poems about our first ladies / by Marilyn Singer ; illustrations by Nancy Carpenter.
A collection of poems celebrates the First Ladies of the United States, from Martha Washington to Melania Trump.
Hammering for freedom : the William Lewis story / by Rita Lorraine Hubbard ; illustrations by John Holyfield.
The inspirational story of William "Bill" Lewis, a hardworking blacksmith who slowly saved his money to free his family--Publisher-provided summary.
Enough! : 20 protesters who changed America / written by Emily Easton ; illustrated by Ziyue Chen ; foreword by Ryan Deitsch, Parkland survivor and activist.
Profiles twenty social reformers throughout American history, including Samuel Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Cesar Chavez, Gilbert Baker, and Colin Kaepernick.