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

Your pets' secret lives : the truth behind your pets' wildest behaviors / Eleanor Spicer Rice ; illustrated by Rob Wilson.
This uproarious and, at times, gross guide exposes the secret lives of pets, complete with interesting interviews with the scientists who research them, from fierce hamster stink wars to the hidden wild side of goldish to poop-eating pups.
Save the...turtles / by Sarah L. Thomson ; with an introduction by Chelsea Clinton.
Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, this book is filled with facts to help kids become turtle experts and learn how to save turtles from extinction.
A planet is a poem / written by Amanda West Lewis ; illustrated by Oliver Averill.
"How does life survive on Earth? Why is Pluto no longer considered a planet? And just how big is Jupiter, really? The answers to these questions and more are explored in this innovative non-fiction book featuring 14 beautifully written poems about space. …
Freedom on the sea : the true story of the Civil War hero Robert Smalls and his daring escape to freedom / written by Michael Boulware Moore ; illustrated by Bryan Collier
"On the night of May 13th, 1862, as the Civil War raged on in the United States, 16 enslaved people decided they would reach freedom or die trying. Filled to the brim with suspense, this true story details how Robert Smalls commandeered a Confederate ship…
From plant to plate / Darryl Gadzekpo & Ella Phillips ; illustrator, Alan Berry Rhys.
"From Plant to Plate is the perfect book to inspire kids to get growing, get cooking, and get plant-powered eating. With more than 25 tasty recipe ideas from basil pesto pasta to squash muffins, you'll master a variety of plant-powered food that you'll lo…
The children's book of wildlife watching / written by Dan Rouse.
"The Children’s Book of Wildlife Watching celebrates local wildlife and allows children to get up-close to nature in a safe and responsible manner, whether it’s by studying minibeasts, pond dipping, or creating a mammal tracker...Get to know wildlife with…
Rockin' robots! / by Andrea Beaty and Dr. Theanne Griffith.
"What makes a robot a robot? It's a mystery! A riddle! A puzzle! A quest! Time to find out what robots are about!" --back cover
Life-changing magic of chess : a beginner's guide with grandmaster Maurice Ashley / by grandmaster Maurice Ashley ; illustrations Denis Angelov.
"Chess is a bit like doing magic. The pieces come alive and you're the magician. You get to move them where you like, within the rules of the game. Cool, huh? So let me take you back to the very beginning and show you how it's done... Discover why the wo…
The bedtime book of magical creatures : an introduction to more than 100 creatures from legend and folklore / written by Stephen Krensky ; illustrated by Katarzyna Doszla [and three others].
"Get to know more than 100 mythical creatures from around the world....The Bedtime Book of Magical Creatures features an amazing variety of magical creatures, from fairies and mermaids to dragons and unicorns....[Readers] can get to know more about their …
A mind of her own : the story of mystery writer Agatha Christie / written by Robyn McGrath ; illustrated by Liz Wong
"Before Agatha Christie became the greatest mystery writer of all time, she was a girl who loved books, make-believe, and puzzling out problems. She was a keen observer, always noticing the secrets hiding in the shadows and the clues just waiting to be un…
Monet chases the light / Jenny Graham ; illustrated by Patricia Ward.
"Monet, a French artist, is fascinated by light. He paints at all times of the day, in all seasons, and in all kinds of weather. He chases the light as it frolics through the corn fields, dances in the green treetops, and skips across the shimmering water…
Fishing activity book for kids : 50 creative projects to inspire curious anglers / David Lisi ; illustrated by Bindy James.
"Fishing is so much fun, and it's an awesome skill to have! This book is filled with hands-on activities that teach kids everything they need to go fishing, from choosing their line and setting up their rig to properly casting their rod and safely removin…
Deer hunting for kids / by Matt Chandler.
"You’re perched in a tree stand when a huge whitetail walks below you. You raise your gun to aim. Do you have what it takes to bag this trophy buck? Now is your chance to learn what you need to know about deer hunting history, gear, techniques, safety, an…
Odd animals out / written by Ben Hoare ; illustrated by Asia Orlando.
"From a vegetarian shark and a solar-powered salamander to a flying frog and a bone-munching bird, this book is all about the "odd ones out" in the natural world. Presenting these recent discoveries, Ben Hoare's friendly, informative explanations are pair…
My awesome guide to freshwater fishing : essential techniques and tools for kids / John Paxton ; illustrations by Monika Melnychuk.
"Cast your line and see what you can catch with My Awesome Guide to Freshwater Fishing--the complete handbook for aspiring young anglers. Learn all about the fish that live in your local waters, from tiny bluegills to massive northern pikes, and find step…
Mushrooms know : wisdom from our friends the fungi / Kallie George + Sara Gillingham.
"Mushrooms always wear their thinking caps. They know so many things. This vibrant and informative book shares the fascinating lessons that fungi can teach us: that small can be mighty, being unique is a reason to celebrate—and staying connected is key. S…
Whales and us : our shared journey / India Desjardins, Nathalie Dion ; translated by David Warriner.
"In the course of history, humans have had a negative impact on the lives of whales. There are many stories and legends about whales. Humans have long been fascinated by these majestic creatures. Maybe it’s their immense size or their mysterious songs. Bu…
Transportation! : cars, trains, ships, & planes as you've never seen them before / [written by Ian Fitzgerald, Clive Gifford, Giles Sparrow, Giles Chapman]
"Meet hundreds of vehicles that float, fly, or speed across the land, including the record breakers – the fastest, largest, longest, and strangest modes of transportation ever to zoom, sail, or soar...[readers] can explore transportation as they’ve never …
Explanatorium of the Earth / authors, Joseph Barnes, [and others]
"What makes volcanoes erupt? Why are tornadoes and hurricanes so destructive? How do rocks, fossils, and gems form? Go on an incredible voyage deep into the heart of our planet and back to discover the powerful forces that continually shape and remodel ou…
A kids book about Juneteenth / by Garrison Hayes.
"Our history echoes with events which, over time, have become hidden, yet are important to all of us. Juneteenth is a celebration which recognizes the end of the enslavement of Black people in America. This book opens a door to understanding our history a…
Take a moment : 50 mindfulness activities for kids / Paul Christelis ; Alex Hoskins.
"This book gives children, teachers and parents ideas for how to introduce more mindful moments into their lives. The book is broken into six sections: Mindful Breathing, Mindful Listening, Mindful Looking, Mindful Emotions, Mindful Awareness, and Mindful…
M is for mystical : a book for mini mystics / written by Emma Mildon ; illustrated by Sara Ugolotti.
"A nonfiction, alphabet picture book that introduces young readers to New Age/mystical concepts"--Provided by publisher.
Mr. Pei's perfect shapes : the story of architect I. M. Pei / written by Julie Leung ; illustrated by Yifan Wu.
"As a boy in Shanghai, Ioeh Ming Pei was awestruck by the enormous buildings that popped up around him every day. He quickly figured out exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up—an architect who designed skyscrapers that touched the clouds. I. M. Pei …
LEGO Star wars : visual dictionary [2024] / writen by Simon Beecroft, Elizabeth Dowsett, Jason Fry, and Simon Hugo.
"Tour the LEGO? Star Wars galaxy in this fully updated edition! Discover every detail of best-loved sets and vehicles, including the Mos Eisley Cantina and the Millennium Falcon. Find out about your favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures-from Rey and C-3PO t…
Amazing space / Arwen Hubbard.
"Look inside planets and the sun, find out how rockets are launched, and explore how we could one day live in space. Why do stars twinkle? Could we one day ride an elevator into space? Which spacecraft have travelled the furthest from Earth? Could there b…
One long line : marching caterpillars and the scientists who followed them / Loree Griffin Burns ; illustrated by Jamie Green.
"This is a story about remarkable creatures, inquisitive people, and fascinating conversations. The creatures? Pine processionary caterpillars with mysterious group habits. The people? Jean Henri Fabre and, many years later, Terrence Fitzgerald—scientists…
Super swifts : small birds with amazing powers / Justin Anderson ; illustrated by Clover Robin.
"A swift may not look like anything special—it’s just a plain brown bird, small enough to nestle in the palm of your hand—but these superheroes of the avian world can fly incredible distances amazingly quickly, reaching speeds of up to seventy miles per h…
Mountain of fire : the eruption and survivors of Mount St. Helens / Rebecca E.F. Barone.
"For weeks, the ground around Mount St. Helens shuddered like a dynamite keg ready to explode. There were legends of previous eruptions: violent fire, treacherous floods, and heat that had scoured the area. But the shaking and swelling was unlike any volc…
The big book of useless knowledge: 250 of the coolest, weirdest, and most unbelievable facts you won't be taught in school / Dr. Brittney G. Borowiec, and others.
"Heard about the lizard that shoots blood from its eyes? Or the ancient Romans who used pee as mouthwash? Did you know that going on a roller coaster can cure kidney stones? In this compendium of obscure facts readers will be treated to baffling knowledge…
The pop-up, pull-out space book / Kritika Gupta, senior editor.
"Fun facts, a pull-out fact file, and an exciting quiz are provided for each planet you stop off at. This interactive space book acts as a tour guide, visiting each planet in turn. From our local star, the Sun, the adventure will lead to all eight planets…
A kids book about : periods / Jessica Biel.
"This is a kids book about periods. It’s normal to talk about them. This book is designed to inspire positive conversations between children and adults. Written to start important conversations about our bodies and empower the next generation, this book p…