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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Where is Jerusalem? / by Ellen Morgan ; illustrated by Stephen Marchesi.
"In 2005, a group of construction workers in Jerusalem made an incredible discovery. Underneath the parking lot they were digging up lay an ancient city that was built in the tenth century! Three years later, gold coins from an even earlier century were f…
What is a solar eclipse? / by Dana Meachen Rau ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland.
"Just in time for the third North American total solar eclipse of the twenty-first century, this book explains how to safely observe solar eclipses, how long eclipses last, and why they result in a blackout period during the day. Young armchair astronomer…
I am Osage : how Clarence Tinker became the first Native American general  / written by Kim Rogers ; illustrated by Bobby Von Martin.
"A biographical picture book about Clarence Tinker, a member of the Osage Nation, who endured abuse growing up at the hands of a boarding school and went on to serve in the United States Air Force in World War II"--Provided by publisher.
Shining star : Vera Rubin discovers dark matter  / Suzanne Slade ; pictures by Susan Reagan.
"From the moment she first looked out her window at the night sky, future astronomer Vera Rubin was star-struck. Her cosmic questions about stars, galaxies, and the universe gave Vera the drive to build her own telescope and earn multiple degrees in astro…
Wow in space : [a galactic guide to the universe and beyond] / Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz with Thomas van Kalken ; illustrated by Mike Centeno.
"Are you ready to explore the solar system, see the stars, and experience life in a world beyond ours?! Blast off with bestselling authors Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz, hosts of the mega-popular podcast Wow in the World, as they take you on an intergalactic t…
Blue whale vs. mosquito / by Jerry Pallotta ; illustrated by Rob Bolster.
"What if a blue whale and a mosquito had a fight? Who do you think would win? This nonfiction reader compares and contrasts two unlikely animals: a blue whale and a mosquito! Readers will learn about each animal's anatomy, behavior, and more. Then compare…
The junior birder's handbook : a kid's guide to birdwatching / Danielle Belleny ; illustrated by Michelle Carlos.
"Birds are everywhere--in the woods, in cities, in your backyard. But do you know the difference between a robin and a wren? A raven and a crow? Learn how to identify birds in an array of habitats and seasons with the help of this handbook"--Cover page [4…
Octopus! : smartest in the sea? / by Ginjer L. Clarke.
"Did you know that octopuses have been around since before dinosaurs existed? Or that each arm on an octopus has two rows of suckers used to taste and feel? With eight arms, big brains, and sometimes weighing hundreds of pounds, octopuses are one of the m…
What is the story of Romeo and Juliet? / by Max Bisantz ; illustrated by David Malan.
"In 1597, Shakespeare debuted his newest play, a tragedy about a young Italian couple whose families were sworn enemies. Romeo and Juliet quickly became one of the most famous couples in literary history, and this play became one of Shakespeare's most per…
Kid Olympians. Summer : true tales of childhood from champions and game changers / stories by Robin Stevenson ; illustrations by Allison Steinfeld.
"Childhood biographies of sixteen athletes who have competed in the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games"--Provided by publisher.
Around the world in 80 dogs / Kristyna Litten.
"Come on a journey around the world to meet the dogs who race through blizzards, who protect sheep from predators, and those who save human lives everyday! Discover dogs' wolfish origins, the science behind their superpowered sense of smell, and the many …
The fabulous Fannie Farmer : kitchen scientist and America's cook / Emma Bland Smith ; pictures by Susan Reagan
"When Fannie Farmer learned to cook in the late 1800s, recipes could be pretty silly. They might call for "a goodly amount of salt" or "a lump of butter" or "a suspicion of nutmeg." Girls were supposed to use their "feminine instincts" in the kitchen (or …
Sounds good! : discover 50 instruments / text and illustrations, Ole Konnecke ; music, Hans Konnecke
This book engagingly presents 50 common and uncommon musical instruments with practical and curious facts that will spark interest in music of all kinds.
Warriors : the ultimate guide / Erin Hunter ; illustrated by Owen Richardson.
"In this updated and expanded edition celebrating 20 years of Warriors, discover all-new interior art and never- before-seen bonus content. This ... full-color guide includes profiles of more than 85 of the most important warrior cats; an insider look at …
The river that flows beside me / [text by] Charlotte Guillain ; [illustrations by] Jo Empson.
A vibrant, richly illustrated concertina book that takes the reader on a journey down the river, from the source high up in the mountains all the way to the sea, venturing down surging waterfalls and past meandering turns, whilst exploring the remarkable …
Sew sister : the untold story of Jean Wright and NASA's seamstresses / written and illustrated by Elise Matich.
Did you know that the white material on the outside of space shuttles was not metal or glass but actually fabric? Specialized quilts, two inches thick, covered the space shuttles and protected the astronauts from deadly heat and radiation. Jean Wright was…
Kati's tiny messengers : Dr. Katalin Karikó and the battle against COVID-19 / written by Megan Hoyt ; illustrated by Vivien Mildenberger.
When she was young, Katalin Karikó decided she would study science—even though she had never even met a scientist! But she was determined to learn as much as she could about the human body, and once she made a decision, she stuck with it. Katalin had to l…
Jimmy's rhythm & blues : the extraordinary life of James Baldwin / written by Michelle Meadows ; illustrated by Jamiel Law.
Publisher Annotation: Celebrate James Baldwin's one-hundredth birthday anniversary with the first-ever illustrated biography of this legendary writer, orator, activist, and intellectual.
Sir Cumference and the 100 percent goose chase : percentages : a math adventure / Cindy Neuschwander ; illustrated by Wayne Geehan.
"Percilla Centwell is finally old enough to have her own flock of geese to sell. She's looking forward to traveling to Gaggleston-on-Green, where she'll deliver one hundred geese to their new owners. When Percilla's mother is unable to make the journey wi…
The observologist : [a handbook for mounting very small scientific expeditions] / Giselle Clarkson.
"Observology is the study of looking. An observologist makes scientific expeditions, albeit very small ones, every day. They notice interesting details in the world around them. They are expert at finding tiny creatures, plants, and fungi. They know that …
Listen to the birds / Donald Kroodsma, Léna Mazilu, Yoann Guény.
"Discover North America's birds and their varied and beautiful songs with this informative, brightly illustrated picture book and its easy-to-use app. Take a dawn walk through the pages of Listen to the Birds and discover forty species of North American b…
On the line : my story of becoming the first African American Rockette / written by Jennifer Jones and Lissette Norman ; illustrated by Robert Paul Jr..
"For Jennifer Jones, dancing has always made her feel free, like she can do anything. But when Jennifer was a child, some people didn't think that she had a future as a dancer because of the color of her skin. With the support of her family, especially he…
A whale of a time / selected by Lou Peacock ; illustrated by Matt Hunt.
"A boldly illustrated collection of 366 hilarious poems to keep you laughing all year round! From socks to spaniels, eggs to elephants, this bright, bold collection of poems will bring a smile to your face every day of the year. The spectacular range of p…
Can't get enough cat stuff : fun facts, awesome info, cool games, silly jokes, and more! / Mara Grunbaum and Bernard Mensah.
"The purr-fect combination of facts, stories, photos, and fun stuff all about one of the world's cuddliest critters—CATS! Cats are popular pets all over the world. They are expert hunters, super snugglers, and are even thought by some to be a sign of goo…
The soccer encyclopedia : [everything you need to know about the beautiful game] / Emily Stead.
"Get ready to feast on a walth of soccer facts! Covering everything from the game's origins to a rundown of its most famous competitions and top international teams, The Soccer Encyclopedia is the essential young fan's guide to the most popular game on th…
The magnificent book of dinosaurs : [and other prehistoric creatures] / illustrated by Rudolf Farkas ; written by Tom Jackson.
"From the huge Diplodocus to a feathered Velociraptor, this book captures a variety of dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts through stunning illustrations. See giant hunters like Dreadnoughtus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Spinosaurus, as well as smarter, fas…
Minecraft master builder. Around the world : make real-life landmarks in Minecraft! / Mortimer Children's.
Travel the world in Minecraft! This easy-to-follow guide is filled with detailed instructions on how to make your own versions of the world's greatest landmarks. It includes straightforward instructions on how to build 13 different structures from around …
A grand idea : how William J. Wilgus created Grand Central Terminal / written by Megan Hoyt ; illustrated by Dave Szalay.
This book is a "STEM picture book biography about the brilliant architect of Grand Central Terminal is a celebration of resilience in the face of adversity, creative problem solving, and, of course, trains! There was once a place in New York City that ha…
Walt Disney World for kids : the official guide 2024 / Wendy Lefkon, editorial director ; Jill Safro, editor ; Jessica Ward, contributing editor ; Jennie Hess, contributing editor ; Tony Fejeran, designer ; Alexandra Mayes Birnbaum, consulting editor.
Presents a guide to the different sections of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, including the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and Typhoon Lagoon.
The astrochimps : America's first astronauts / Dawn Cusick.
"Meet Ham, Minnie, Enos, Roscoe, Tiger, and Rocky. When the United States was scrambling to catch up to the Soviets after their successful launch of Sputnik, they didn’t turn to Mercury Seven astronauts Alan Shepard and John Glenn. Rather, they began bri…
Walt Disney presents Silly Symphonies 1935-1939 : starring the Big Bad Wolf and Donald Duck / written by Ted Osborne and Merrill de Maris ; drawn by Al Taliaferro and Hank Porter.
The 1930s were the heyday of Disney's second-ever newspaper comics feature: the full-color weekly Silly Symphonies! Fantagraphics' latest volume showcases Donald Duck's extended run as star of the strip: from his pranks on Goofy to his battles with Mickey…
Pierre-Auguste Renoir / by Craig Boutland.
"Today, Renoir is known for his masterful paintings. But, at the beginning of his artistic career, he painted plates and cups! Readers are introduced to this important French Impressionist through interesting biographical information and accessible discus…
Fun with patterns / Katie Peters ; GRL Consultant Diane Craig, Certified Literacy Specialist.
"Patterns are all around us, everywhere. Numbers can make patterns, and so can shapes. Full-color photographs and easy-to-read text make learning patterns fun. Pairs with the fiction title, Kara Loves Stripes"--Provided by publisher.
Valentine's Day / by Steve Foxe.
"Valentine's Day is about celebrating love. Around the world, people show their affection for others on this special day. Some people exchange cards or paper hearts. Others give chocolate pigs or other candy. Readers will discover how a shared holiday can…
José feeds the world : how a famous chef feeds millions of people in need around the world / words by David Unger ; illustrated by Marta Álvarez Miguéns.
"The true story of José Andrés, an award-winning chef, food activist, and founder of World Central Kitchen, a disaster-relief organization that uses the power of food to nourish communities after catastrophe strikes. When a terrible earthquake hit Haiti i…
Tiger : a first field guide to the big cat with the stripes / author, Samantha Helle ; illustrattor, Sally Agar.
"You might know that tigers are the largest of the big cats, but there’s so much more to learn about these incredible predators! Discover why tigers have stripes, what makes them stick out their tongue, and how they can survive in habitats ranging from sn…
Extraordinary magic : the writing life of Virginia Hamilton / poems and pictures by Nina Crews.
"Virginia Hamilton was only nine years old when she decided she would become a writer. Growing up in the countryside of Ohio, she listened to her family’s stories and knew that words held extraordinary magic. From her childhood years discovering her love …
Who is Aaron Judge? / by James Buckley Jr. ; illustrated by Andrew Thomson.
"Since making his Major League Baseball debut in 2016, Aaron Judge has taken the world of baseball by storm. He has won Home Run Derby competitions and has been named an All-Star. In 2022, he broke the American League record for most home runs in a season…
Remember my story : a girl, a Holocaust survivor, and a friendship that changed history / Claire Sarnowski with Sarah Durand.
"In 2018, fourteen-year-old Claire Sarnowski stood with ninety-two-year-old Alter Wiener in front of the Oregon state senate to champion a cause the two friends both believed in: making Holocaust education mandatory in their state’s public school curricul…
Mandela / editorial: Susie Duff, Robert Hiley ; illustrations: Alex Bailey, Matt Carr, Shutterstock.
"You may already know that Nelson Mandela ended apartheid in South Africa and became the country’s first Black president, but did you know that he used brilliant disguises to avoid being captured by his enemies? Or that he loved boxing?" --publisher's web…
Passover / by Gloria Koster.
"Passover is about celebrating the story of the Israelites escaping from Egypt and returning home. It is a Jewish holiday. People take extra care in preparing their homes. They also gather with family and friends for a big meal and activities that represe…
Wesak / by Lisa J. Amstutz.
"Wesak is about celebrating Buddha. It is a Buddhist holiday. People clean and decorate temples for the celebration. Then, they honor Buddha at temples by making offerings and reciting holy texts. People also do good deeds during Wesak. Discover how peopl…
Pompeii and other legendary ancient places / Tim Cooke.
"In this book you can explore mysterious, ancient ruins and abandoned cities frozen in time. Engaging text and photographs help bring these places back to life"--Provided by publisher.
Whale sharks : nature's biggest fish / Jackie Golusky.
"Whale sharks are the world's biggest fish. But how do they become such massive animals? Engaging text and photos introduce readers to the lives of whale sharks, including what they eat and where they live"--Provided by publisher.
Capybaras : nature's biggest rodent / Walt Brody.
"Have you ever seen a capybara before? They're the world's largest rodent! Readers will love learning more about these strong swimmers in this fun and engaging book, including where they live and how they grow"--Provided by publisher.
Anacondas : nature's biggest snake / Taylor Fenmore.
"Anacondas are apex predators, and green anacondas are the heaviest snakes in the world. Readers will love learning all about the lives of these massive animals, including where they live and the prey they eat"--Provided by publisher.
Look inside an electric car : how it works / Taylor Fenmore.
"Electric cars take us to work and school, carry our packages, and race down highways without leaving pollution. Readers will enjoy carefully leveled text that explores the science behind these high-interest vehicles"--Provided by publisher.
Draw manga style : manga fantasy : a beginner's step-by-step guide for drawing anime and manga / Scott Harris.
Begin with solid drawing fundamentals that demonstrate how to draw manga characters and learn to add accessories and your own unique style. Through step-by-step drawings, discover how to draw fantasy characters, including fairies, witches, wizards, and m…
Michigan / by Christina Earley ; designed and illustrated by: Bobbie Houser.
"Welcome to Michigan! Let Bailey show you around the state where she lives. Learn about her state's flag, animal, and flower. Find out her favorite activities too!" --publisher's website
Mindfulness and my emotions / written by Dr. Rhianna Watts and Katie Woolley ; illustrated by Sarah Jennings.
"From playing emotion bingo to creating a happiness box, there are many ways to mindfully connect with thoughts and feelings. This introduction to mindfulness and emotions helps young readers tune into their emotions mindfully. Simple activities help rea…
34 amazing facts about Minecraft / Marie-Therese Miller.
"Minecraft is one of the world’s hottest games, with millions of active players globally. Multiple modes give players freedom to choose how they want to play the game and interact with their surroundings. Read about the game’s most dangerous enemies, its …