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Adelita : a sea turtle's journey / Jenny Goebel ; illustrated by Ana Miminoshvili.

Adelita : a sea turtle's journey / Jenny Goebel ; illustrated by Ana Miminoshvili.
In 1996, a loggerhead turtle raised in a Baja California, Mexico, research center is tagged and released, then tracked by people all over the world as she crosses the Pacific Ocean. Includes a timeline and facts about the real Adelita and her rescuers.


When winter comes : discovering wildlife in our snowy woods / Aimée M. Bissonette ; illustrated by Erin Hourigan.

When winter comes : discovering wildlife in our snowy woods / Aimée M. Bissonette ; illustrated by Erin Hourigan.
This story focuses on wildlife in winter and the joy of being outdoors during the winter months--


Barbie bakes! : 50+ fantastic recipes from Barbie & her friends / Ted Thomas, photographer ; recipes from Weldon Owen International.

Barbie bakes! : 50+ fantastic recipes from Barbie & her friends / Ted Thomas, photographer ; recipes from Weldon Owen International.
In this fun and color-charged cookbook of 50 recipes, Barbie teaches kids how to bake and make good choices while creating intergenerational experiences in the kitchen.


Dinosaurs are not extinct : real facts about real dinosaurs / Drew Sheneman.

Dinosaurs are not extinct : real facts about real dinosaurs / Drew Sheneman.
Award-winning author-illustrator Drew Sheneman brings budding paleontologists the truth about dinosaurs in this informative and hilarious nonfiction picture book that will teach kids everything they didn't know (and never thought to ask) about their favorite subject-Dinosaurs!


Saving Stella : a dog's dramatic escape from war / by Deborah Blumenthal and Bassel Abou Fakher ; illustrated by Nadine Kaadan.

Saving Stella : a dog's dramatic escape from war / by Deborah Blumenthal and Bassel Abou Fakher ; illustrated by Nadine Kaadan.
A musician and his dog escape war-torn Syria--


Life in a frozen world : wildlife of Antarctica / written by Mary Batten ; illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez.

Life in a frozen world : wildlife of Antarctica / written by Mary Batten ; illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez.
Over millions of years, organisms in Antarctica--one of the most extreme environments on Earth--have evolved in amazing ways that enable them to thrive on the ice, in the ice, and under the ice. How is climate change affecting the creatures that live in this frozen world? Even in the intensely cold, windy, and dry environment of Antarctica, a wide variety of wildlife--from the massive swarms of krill in the Southern Ocean to the throngs of penguins on its icy shores-- finds ways to thrive. Some species of Antarctic fishes make a natural antifreeze that prevents their blood from freezing solid, and although no trees grow on Antarctica, a forest of giant seaweed flourishes under the sea. Antarctica's creatures are exquisitely adapted to their extreme habitat, but can they survive warmer waters and atmosphere? Scientists are racing to find out. Climate change is already affecting the frozen continent. Though it seems very far away from us at the bottom of the world, we need to remember that Antarctica affects weather, ocean currents, and sea levels all over the planet. Antarctica's creatures depend on the ice. And in the long run, so do we. From talented and experienced nature writer Mary Batten, this amazing nonfiction picture book provides valuable information about one of the most hostile environments on the planet. It is an ideal resource for young science lovers and educators looking to discuss the effects of climate change. The informative text and stunning artwork by New York Times bestselling illustrator Thomas Gonzalez are sure to spark a passion for conservation of this incredible habitat--Amazon.com


Cardboard box engineering : cool, inventive projects for tinkerers, makers & future scientists / Jonathan Adolph.

Cardboard box engineering : cool, inventive projects for tinkerers, makers & future scientists / Jonathan Adolph.
Working with simple household tools, kids can follow the step-by-step photographic instructions to exercise their design smarts, expand their 3-D thinking, and learn the basics of physics and engineering with activities that have real-life applications--


Kid chef bakes for the holidays : the kids' cookbook for year-round celebrations / Kristy Richardson ; photography by Elysa Weitala.

Kid chef bakes for the holidays : the kids' cookbook for year-round celebrations / Kristy Richardson ; photography by Elysa Weitala.
Want to learn how to make your own tasty holiday treats? It just takes a little practice! Bursting with delicious recipes perfect for young bakers, Kid Chef Bakes for the Holidays makes sure you've got something tasty to share at every special occasion. Discover dozens of exciting sweets perfect for celebrations across the seasons--or just whenever you feel like making them! Grow your skills and become an expert baker with tons of guidance and advice that'll help you and your parents learn about everything from baking safety to frosting with flair. You'll never want to leave the kitchen again!


If you want to visit a sea garden / by Kay Weisman ; illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers.

If you want to visit a sea garden /  by Kay Weisman ; illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers.
A non-fiction picture book about sea gardens, also known as clam gardens, which have been found all along the Pacific northwest coast. Some of them are at least 2000 years old. Created by Indigenous peoples to provide a reliable food source, a number of these gardens are being restored today.--


The B on your thumb / Colette Hiller and Tor Freeman.

The B on your thumb /  Colette Hiller and Tor Freeman.
The B on Your Thumb is a book of 60 hilariously illustrated rhymes and delightful ditties to boost early reading--each poem teaches a specific sound, spelling, or rule. Using rhythm and wordplay, they promote phonics awareness, thinking skills, and literacy. But most of all, this book delights young readers with the fun and silliness of the English language. An introduction instructs grown-ups how to use the book and extensive activities at the end allow children to build on their learning.--


Lions & cheetahs & rhinos oh my! : animal artwork by children in sub-Saharan Africa / by John Platt and Moira Rose Donohue ; art by Students from the How to Draw a Lion Program.

Lions & cheetahs & rhinos oh my! : animal artwork by children in sub-Saharan Africa / by John Platt and Moira Rose Donohue ; art by Students from the How to Draw a Lion Program.
Paintings of ten African animals, including lions, zebras, and elephants, are accompanied by nature facts. Each animal portrait is painted by a student from the How to Draw a Lion program, a nonprofit art education program that provides art classes for children in sub-Saharan Africa--


The Highlights book of things to do : discover, explore, create, and do great things.

The Highlights book of things to do : discover, explore, create, and do great things.
Create, make, discover, play, experiement, invent, laugh, think, share. This book is all about feeding your curiosity and discovering what you love to do.


Tree beings / Raymond Huber, Sandra Severgnini ; foreword by Dr Jane Goodall.

Tree beings /  Raymond Huber, Sandra Severgnini ; foreword by Dr Jane Goodall.
We depend on trees for our survival, yet few of us understand just how fascinating these beings really are. With a foreword by the world-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall, Tree Beings is an adventure through the secret world of trees. Challenging the perception that trees are just 'silent statues', it focuses on four big ideas: Trees give life to the planet. Trees can help save us from climate change. Trees are like beings. Trees need our help and protection. Along the way, you'll meet some of the scientists and explorers who helped uncover the mysteries of the world's oldest living things. You'll encounter the eccentric British professor who traveled the world for seventy years telling people how trees can save us, and you'll learn about the 9-year-old-boy who has a plan to plant a trillion trees to save the planet! You'll also learn the science behind trees, including discoveries about how they 'talk' and why they are our best allies in the fight to slow down climate change. Explore tree wisdom from many different cultures and some famous and fascinating tree species, brought to life in a vibrant combination of illustrations and text. Trees are essential to our world. Tree Beings is your guide to appreciating trees through the stories of people who love them. So strap on your hiking boots, and enjoy this informative adventure through the wonderful world of Tree Beings!--Publisher's website.


Kits, cubs, and calves : an Arctic summer / by Suzie Napayok-Short ; illustrated by Tamara Campeau.

Kits, cubs, and calves : an Arctic summer / by Suzie Napayok-Short ; illustrated by Tamara Campeau.
Akuluk is visiting her family in Nunavut and can't wait to get out on her uncle's boat for a ride into the powerful Arctic Ocean. Surrounded by her family, and with her trusty toy polar bear beside her, Akuluk experiences the beautiful sights, sounds, and animals that abound in the ocean and along the shore during the short Arctic summer--from a mother polar bear and her cubs to a family of belugas and tiny Arctic fox kits. As they encounter each animal, Akuluk's aunt and uncles share with her how each species cares for its young and how they protect their babies from the other animals who share their ecosystem. This beautiful story of family connection and respect for the natural world teaches young readers how close humans are to our animal counterparts and that caring for the environment in which we live is one of our most important responsibilities.--


Crayola out-of-this-world space colors / Laura Hamilton Waxman.

Crayola out-of-this-world space colors /  Laura Hamilton Waxman.
From red planets to blue stars, space is full of color! Introduce young readers to the sun, moon, stars and more in this vibrant Crayola title.--


Big green crocodile / rhymes by Jane Newberry ; pictures by Carolina Rabei.

Big green crocodile /  rhymes by Jane Newberry ; pictures by Carolina Rabei.
Specially devised to entertain and delight very young children (and incidentally to help along their vocabulary and cognitive skills) here are sixteen original play-rhymes with child-friendly illustrations to cover the events of a baby's or toddler's day, and guidance on how to play: Tickle Beetle runs round your tummy, Tickle Beetle jumps on your nose, Tickle Beetle runs down your leg And jumps up and down on your toes, Up and down, up and down, He jumps up and down on your toes! (Create a nice sensory experience by wiggling your fingers and tickling gently, as much or as little as your baby likes.) The rhymes cover the day, from morning playtime and lunchtime to being out and about, teatime, evening playtime, bathtime and bedtime. They feature jungle animals, farm animals, buzzing bees, big green crocodiles of course, tractors, rockets, aeroplanes - and lots more!


Illumisaurus / by Carnovsky ; written by Lucy Brownridge.

Illumisaurus /  by Carnovsky ; written by Lucy Brownridge.
Journey back in time to the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods with Illumisaurus, coming face-to-face with prehistory & most spectacular dinosaurs, plants and animals. Bring this lost world to kaleidoscopic life with your magic three-color viewing lens (included). With your lens in hand, discover amazing places and the creatures that roamed them many millions of years ago. Your green lens reveals a location, spanning 9 ancient land masses across millions of years. Learn how these places transformed over time to become the habitats of the most spectacular life on Earth.Your red lens brings to life the mightiest beasts ever to walk the planet: the dinosaurs. Meet a T. rex up close, run with packs of velociraptors and marvel at the gigantic brachiosaurus as you discover how these animals came to rule the Earth.Your blue lens uncovers the wildlife that lived alongside and after the dinosaurs, including monstrous dragonflies, woolly mammoths and fungi taller than trees. Fact pages fill in the details and guide you through a world bursting with life and color.


Kitchen explorers! / editor in chief, Molly Birnbaum ; illustrator, Gabi Homonoff.

Kitchen explorers! /  editor in chief, Molly Birnbaum ; illustrator, Gabi Homonoff.
What makes fizzy drinks fizzy? Can you create beautiful art using salt? Or prove the power of smell with jelly beans? Kitchen Explorers brings the kitchen alive with kid-tested and kid-approved recipes, fun science experiments, hands-on activities, plus puzzles, word games, and more.


Butterflies belong here : a story of one idea, thirty kids, and a world of butterflies / by Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Meilo So.

Butterflies belong here : a story of one idea, thirty kids, and a world of butterflies / by Deborah Hopkinson ; illustrated by Meilo So.
A creative nonfiction story of an immigrant girl explaining how she learned English by reading about Monarch butterflies, and how, troubled by their decline, she got her classmates and neighbors together to build a butterfly garden.


How to build an orchestra / by Mary Auld with the musical support of Rachel Leach ; illustrated by Elisa Paganelli ; with an introduction by Sir Simon Rattle ; in association with the London Symphony Orchestra.

How to build an orchestra /  by Mary Auld with the musical support of Rachel Leach ; illustrated by Elisa Paganelli ; with an introduction by Sir Simon Rattle ; in association with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Follows a conductor who is auditioning each instrument for his orchestra, building to a performance of two pieces of classical music. With links to downloadable music, ... pictograms of a full-size symphony orchestra, and information on all of the instruments and music featured--


The Dragon Ark / written by Curatoria Draconis ; edited by Emma Roberts ; illustrated by Tomislav Tomíć

The Dragon Ark /  written by Curatoria Draconis ; edited by Emma Roberts ; illustrated by Tomislav Tomíć


Castles / written by Laura Buller ; illustrated by Robert Ball.

Castles /  written by Laura Buller ; illustrated by Robert Ball.
Join the quest to explore the homes of knights, nobles, kings, and queens. Have you ever wondered what life was like inside a castle? Or what it takes to become a knight? Castles answers these questions and more! This book takes you on a time-traveling adventure to discover castles from all over the world at key moments in their history, with more than 35 beautifully illustrated scenes.--Page [4] of cover.


Into the forest : wander through our woodland world / by Christiane Dorion ; illustrated by Jane McGuinness.

Into the forest : wander through our woodland world / by Christiane Dorion ; illustrated by Jane McGuinness.
The world is rich with marvelous forests and amazing communities of plants, animals, fungi, and minute creatures that populate them. Marvel at the peaceful twilight of the deciduous forest, where birds gather twigs, bats shelter in tree trunks, and the carpet of fallen leaves becomes small creatures' homes. Spot a bald eagle soaring high up in the winter sky through the towering green giants of the redwood forest. Discover all the noises in the Amazonian rain forest, where most creatures live in the tree canopy together, creating a symphony of sounds. Each forest has something special to offer and is invaluable. Into the Forest is a celebration of trees and wildlife all around the world. Children will find out how trees change color through seasons, how to plant their own trees, and the importance of protecting our forests through sustainability--


H is for home : a Sesame Street ® guide to homes around the world / Karen Latchana Kenney.

H is for home : a Sesame Street ® guide to homes around the world / Karen Latchana Kenney.
From apartments and houses to houseboats and yurts-home is where you feel loved and safe. The characters of Sesame Street take readers around the world to learn more about how kids live across the globe.--


H is for honey bee : a beekeeping alphabet / by Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen ; illustrated by Eileen Ryan Ewen.

H is for honey bee : a beekeeping alphabet / by Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen ; illustrated by Eileen Ryan Ewen.
An alphabet book explaining the science, history, and industry of beekeeping, including science facts about honey bee anatomy, hive behavior, and ongoing threats--


Let's get glowing! : revealing the science of radioactivity with nuclear physics / Chris Ferrie.

Let's get glowing! : revealing the science of radioactivity with nuclear physics / Chris Ferrie.
Red Kangaroo notices a radioactive sign and knows she's supposed to stay away. Anything with radioactivity is bad for you... right? Dr. Chris surprises Red Kangaroo when he tells her everything in the world is radioactive-even us! Jump into the latest book from the #1 science author for kids and learn all about the physics of radioactivity and radioactive decay. In this new series, Chris Ferrie answers all the questions Red Kangaroo has for him about what things are made of and how things work using real-world and practical examples. Young readers will have a firm grasp of scientific and mathematical concepts to help answer many of the why questions they may have--


Let's get tiny! : jumping into the science of the smallest part of matter with quantum physics / Chris Ferrie.

Let's get tiny! : jumping into the science of the smallest part of matter with quantum physics / Chris Ferrie.
Looking through a microscope, Red Kangaroo discovers the world is full of small things her eyes can't see. She asks Dr. Chris, What's one of the smallest things in the world? In his lab, Dr. Chris introduces Red Kangaroo to the world of atoms-from protons to electrons to neutrons. In this new series, Chris Ferrie answers all the questions Red Kangaroo has for him about what things are made of and how things work using real-world and practical examples. Young readers will get a firm grasp of scientific and mathematical concepts to help answer many of the why questions they may have--


The mermaid atlas : merfolk of the world / words by Anna Claybourne ; illustrations by Miren Asiain Lora.

The mermaid atlas : merfolk of the world / words by Anna Claybourne ; illustrations by Miren Asiain Lora.
Magical and mysterious, the merfolk of the world are notoriously elusive, but this enchanting compendium will reveal their secrets. Learn all about the beautiful Selkies of the Scottish seas, the wily Iara of Brazil who love to outwit travellers and the fearful Ningyo of Japan who can give you eternal life. This captivating book features a mix of mermaid 'facts' and short retellings of some of the most magical and enticing traditional merfolk tales.


Dinosaurs of the Arctic / written by Dana Hopkins ; illustrated by Aaron Edzerza.

Dinosaurs of the Arctic /  written by Dana Hopkins ; illustrated by Aaron Edzerza.
Learn about dinosaurs that lived in the North! This book gives interesting facts about the different types of dinosaurs and other ancient animals that lived in the Arctic long ago.--


What if soldiers fought with pillows? : true stories of imagination and courage / written by Heather Camlot ; illustrated by Serge Bloch.

What if soldiers fought with pillows? : true stories of imagination and courage / written by Heather Camlot ; illustrated by Serge Bloch.
What if the impossible was actually possible? What if we turned our dreams into action? What if your imagination could help solve real-world crises, like war, famine, and human rights violations? Through a series of seemingly whimsical questions, this middle-grade nonfiction book introduces readers to people and organizations that are subverting violence, war and totalitarian power. What if soldiers refused to carry weapons? What if fighter pilots dropped seeds instead of bombs? What if music could be a creative force for democracy? None of these ideas are impossible--in fact, they are all true historical examples of ideas that have been put into action. Accessible, engaging text introduces a different question and example on each spread. Evocative concept illustrations provide a light-hearted reminder of the power of imagination. This timely book encourages readers to think critically and dare to ask big questions: that might just change the world.--


Garfield's guide to drawing the world's best-looking cat (and his friends) / Scott Nickel ; illustrated by Ron Zalme ; Garfield created by Jim Davis.

Garfield's guide to drawing the world's best-looking cat (and his friends) /  Scott Nickel ; illustrated by Ron Zalme ; Garfield created by Jim Davis.
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--


A kid's guide to dogs / [Arden Moore].

A kid's guide to dogs /  [Arden Moore].
This lively dog care book is packed with photos and colorful illustrations that teach training, care, health and safety, along with hands-on activities promoting play and bonding with canine companions--


Maurice and his dictionary : a true story / written by Cary Fagan ; illustrated by Enzo Lord Mariano.

Maurice and his dictionary : a true story / written by Cary Fagan ; illustrated by Enzo Lord Mariano.
On May 10, 1940, the Nazi Army invaded Belgium, setting into motion the refugee story of Cary Fagan's father, Maurice. Maurice was only 12 at the time, and he and his family had no idea they would never again return to Brussels, the city of his birth. Instead, they would travel through France, Spain, and Portugal, running from war. Every time they thought they might be safe, Maurice would try to restart his studies--he was determined to become a lawyer, convinced it was the law could make us all equals. But every time, his schooling was interrupted, and the family would have to escape again. Eventually, they found passage on the Serpa Pinto: the Destiny Ship. They travelled all the way to Jamaica and ended up in a refugee camp, worlds away from anything they knew. But this is a story of resourcefulness and resilience! Determined to get an education, Maurice went around finding teachers among the refugees and with their help--plus his trusty Chambers's English Dictionary--Maurice eventually worked his way into a local boys' school, where he was finally able to sit for his exams and earn his diploma. The story ends with Maurice boarding a plane, heading for the University of Toronto--it's the final leg of a long journey and at last, he thinks, my new life really was starting. Quebec illustrator Enzo Lord Mariano brings the story to life in graphic novel format--showing us the family's fear and desperation, but also teasing out the moments of lightness and humour, of which there are many, including a scene in which Maurice's father thinks there is a scorpion in his new trousers, only to drop his pants and find a tailor's pin! The book ends with an Author's Note about Cary's father's journey, and how--unlike much of his family who perished in the Holocaust--Maurice ended up graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School. All his life, he kept his Chambers's Dictionary. It rests here on the desk beside me as I write, a treasured possession. This relatable story about one refugee family's courage and resilience in the face of violence and racism still resonates today.--


The house by the lake : the true story of a house, its history, and the four families who made it home / written by Thomas Harding; illustrated Britta Teckentrup.

The house by the lake : the true story of a house, its history, and the four families who made it home / written by Thomas Harding; illustrated Britta Teckentrup.
Grades 2-4. Houses can hold mysteries, as most children know. Around this truth, Harding has built a story about one particular house in Germany that witnessed history. Outside of Berlin, this home with blue shutters, beside a lake, holds a great deal of appeal, and readers will relate to the various children who lived there, played games on its lawn, swam in the lake, and interacted with the natural world. Teckentrup's illustrations are light and soft-focused in these peaceful spreads, but each change of the house's occupants is characterized by pages steeped in gray and brown--soldiers send the first owners away, others flee before armies, and a wall is built during another family's tenure, separating the house from the lake. Finally, the house, crumbling, is visited by the great-grandson of the first owners, Jews who ultimately fled Germany. He--the author, it turns out--takes on the task of restoration, and readers will be happy to learn it now serves as a center for education. A story of hope for children interested in history and how it relates to the present. Karen Cruze. Booklist Online. AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, c2020.-- Booklist, 07/01/2020


Cities then & now / written by Joe Fullman ; illustrated by Lindsey Spinks.

Cities then & now /  written by Joe Fullman ; illustrated by Lindsey Spinks.
From London and Las Vegas to Sydney and Shanghai, become an urban time traveler with this interactive tour of some of the world's greatest cities. Lift the flaps and full-page gatefolds to see how these mighty metropolises once looked compared to how they look now, then read their incredible histories.--Back cover.


Sound : shhh ... bang ... pop ... boom! / Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv ; translated by Vitaly Chernetsky.

Sound : shhh ... bang ... pop ... boom! / Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv ; translated by Vitaly Chernetsky.
An award-winning visual tour of the world of sound.Intriguing, informative, and endlessly fascinating, a book that makes visible that which we otherwise only hear and feel as vibrations: Sound. Award-winning authors and artists Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv achieve a remarkable fusion of the scientific exploration of the phenomenon of sound with a philosophic reflection on its nature that will appeal to inquisitive children looking to learn more about science and nature. A stunning sequence of rich infographics provoke the reader to listen . . . learn . . . and think. Whether it's hearing noise, music, speech . . . or silence, no one will come away from these pages without experiencing sound with new ears and a fresh understanding. Stunning visual sophistication and compelling infographics will appeal to adults as well as children. A perfect book for educators to share with children interested in STEM topics A fascinating overlooked topic that will help children explore complex ideas about science and the natural worldTranslated into over 20 languages! Winner of the Bologna Ragazzi Award for best nonfiction book of the year. The award-winning, visually stunning Sound will appeal to young readers who enjoyed Animalium, Botanicum, Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World, and Human Body: A Visual Encyclopedia. Science books for kids ages 8-12 Biology books for kids Human physiology books for kidsThe accessible, kid-friendly visuals throughout Sound help children to connect with STEM topics and learn surprising and interesting facts about one of our most important senses.The husband and wife team Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv, share an art studio, AGRAFKA, in Lviv, Ukraine. Sound, together with its companion Sight (coming Fall 2020) were the co-winners of the Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2018. Visit them at agrafkastudio.myportfolio.com--~Intriguing, informative, and endlessly fascinating, a book which makes visible that which we otherwise only hear and feel as vibrations: SOUND. Award-winning authors and artists Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv achieve a remarkable fusion of the scientific exploration of the phenomenon of sound with a philosophic reflection on its nature. A stunning sequence of rich infographics provoke the reader to listen . . . learn . . . and think. Whether it's hearing noise, music, speech . . . or silence, no one will come away from these pages without experiencing sound with new ears and a fresh understanding--


Season of the witch : a spellbinding history of witches and other magical folk / Matt Ralphs ; illustrated by Nuria Tamarit.

Season of the witch : a spellbinding history of witches and other magical folk / Matt Ralphs ; illustrated by Nuria Tamarit.
Tracing as far back as the Stone Age, witches have fascinated us for centuries. But were they evil sorceresses determined to seek revenge, or suppressed feminists who were misunderstood? From Egyptian priestesses to Norse healers, take a closer look at witches throughout history and across the world, in this holistic non-fiction book that incorporates poetry, art, mythology, hexes, potions, and magic from different cultures and religions around the world.


Beasts & behemoths : a young adventurer's guide / written by Jim Zub ; with Stacy King and Andrew Wheeler ; [illustrations by Conceptopolis].

Beasts & behemoths : a young adventurer's guide / written by Jim Zub ; with Stacy King and Andrew Wheeler ; [illustrations by Conceptopolis].
This illustrated guide transports new players to the magical world of Dungeons & Dragons and presents a one-of-a-kind course on the unusual creatures, from the minuscule to the massive, that fill the fantastic world of the game. This guide features easy-to-follow and entertaining explanations of where to find each beast, their strange abilities and magical powers, and how to defeat them, along with amazing illustrations that will ignite your imagination. Organized by size from small to large, bigger and more dangerous monsters are introduced with every turn of the page--


Hammerhead sharks / by Christine Thomas Alderman.

Hammerhead sharks /  by Christine Thomas Alderman.
Dive into learning about hammerhead sharks with diagrams, strong photography, and fun hi/lo text--


Breaking the news : what's real, what's not, and why the difference matters / Robin Terry Brown ; foreword by Susan Goldberg, editor in chief, National Geographic.

Breaking the news : what's real, what's not, and why the difference matters / Robin Terry Brown ; foreword by Susan Goldberg, editor in chief, National Geographic.
A look at culture's relationship with journalism, and an effort to teach kids what is real versus fake news--


How does soap clean your hands? : the science behind healthy habits / written by Madeline J. Hayes ; illustrated by Srimalie Bassani.

How does soap clean your hands? : the science behind healthy habits / written by Madeline J. Hayes ; illustrated by Srimalie Bassani.
This fully illustrated picture book explores the science behind basic health habits including hand washing, appropriate ways to cough and sneeze, how medicines work, and the importance of a healthy diet and exercise through diagrams, photos, and informative and engaging text.--Amazon.com.


The science of rain forests / Richard and Louise Spilsbury.

The science of rain forests /  Richard and Louise Spilsbury.
It's time to go deep, deep into the jungle, and no raincoat is needed! This motivating volume provides all the facts that rain forest explorers need, including comprehensive explanations about the interconnectedness of this habitat's high-interest plants and animals.


The science of oceans / Richard and Louise Spilsbury.

The science of oceans /  Richard and Louise Spilsbury.
Let's dive into the abyss of our planet's least explored ecosystems, we're headed into the oceans! With this appealing book, packed with remarkable images, future marine biologists will learn about the countless organisms that depend on each other in Earth's oceans as well as the extraordinary environments in which they live.


The science of deserts / Richard and Louise Spilsbury.

There are many kinds of deserts, and not all are hot and sandy. In fact, there's a desert in Antarctica! This eye-opening book takes readers into various deserts around the world where they'll learn about the incredible adaptations that make desert life possible. They'll also discover much about desert food webs and the interactions that plants and animals depend on to survive in this ecosystem.


The science of wetlands / Richard and Louise Spilsbury.

The science of wetlands /  Richard and Louise Spilsbury.
Wetlands are complex ecosystems necessary for the health of our planet. In recent years, governments and environmental organizations have worked to protect these habitats and the organisms that can only thrive within their unique ecosystems.


The science of mountains / Richard and Louise Spilsbury.

The science of mountains /  Richard and Louise Spilsbury.
For all those young scientists who aren't mountain climbers, this lively look at high-altitude ecosystems takes us to the highest peaks to learn about the amazing interactions between plants and animals of the mountains. From high-flying bees that pollinate the flowers to lumbering bears who spread seeds for plant growth, mountain organisms need each other in a multitude of ways.


Sitting in, standing up : leaders of the Civil Rights era / Diane C. Taylor.

Sitting in, standing up : leaders of the Civil Rights era / Diane C. Taylor.
Sitting In, Standing Up: Leaders of the Civil Rights Era tells the story of one of the most tumultuous and important eras in American history through the lives of five major figures of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s: Thurgood Marshall, Fannie Lou Hamer, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ella Baker, and John Lewis. Hands-on activities, essential questions, text-to-world connections, and links to online resources encourage readers ages 12 to 15 to explore how the work of these people sparked the passion of a nation and helped change the tide of social injustice in a way that reverberates to this day.--Provided by publisher.


The missing : the true story of my family in World War II / Michael Rosen.

The missing : the true story of my family in World War II / Michael Rosen.
'They were there at the beginning of the war, but they were gone by the end. I suppose they died in the camps.' Thats all young Michael Rosen, born in England just after the end of the Second World War, was told about the six great-aunts and great-uncles who had been living in Poland or France at the beginning of that war. This wasnt enough for him. So, as an adult, he started to search. He asked relatives for any papers they might have. He read book after book. He searched online, time and again, as more information was digitized and suddenly there to be found. In a unique mix of memoir, history, and poetry, scholar and childrens literature luminary Michael Rosen explores his family history, digging up more details than he ever thought he would and sharing them with readers so that now, a lifetime after the Nazis tried to make the world forget the Rosen family and the rest of Europes Jews, his readers can do something essential: remember.--Provided by publisher.~By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is the true story of Rosen's search for his relatives who went missing during the Second World War, told through prose, poetry, maps and pictures. The six great-aunts and great-uncles had been living in Poland or France at the beginning of that war. They were there before the war, his dad would say, and weren't after. Over many years, Rosen tried to find out exactly what happened: he interviewed family members, scoured the internet, pored over books and traveled to America and France. The story he uncovered was one of terrible persecution-- and it has inspired his poetry for years since.


The eighty-dollar champion : the true story of a horse, a man, and an unstoppable dream / Elizabeth Letts.

The eighty-dollar champion : the true story of a horse, a man, and an unstoppable dream / Elizabeth Letts.
In 1958, a horse bound for the slaughterhouse is purchased by a man who names him Snowman and takes him to the top of equestrian show jumping.


Shape up, construction trucks! / Victoria Allenby.

Shape up, construction trucks! /  Victoria Allenby.
Full-color photographs feature construction vehicles. Geometric shapes discernable on the vehicles are digitally highlighted for easy identification, and rhyming text names both the shape and the truck. A final spread directed at caregivers shares age-appropriate enrichment activities for toddlers learning to identify shapes. On sturdy stiff paper pages.--


My wild life : adventures of a wildlife photographer / by Suzi Eszterhas.

My wild life : adventures of a wildlife photographer / by Suzi Eszterhas.
Suzi Eszterhas knew that she wanted to be a wildlife photographer from the time she was a small child. She got her first camera when she was six and proceeded to take pictures of her cats in her backyard, pretending that they were lions on the savanna or tigers in the jungle. In this book, Suzi will talk about her dream, and about how it isn't like what she thought it would be when she was a kid - ie, it's not glamorous and it's a lot of hard work, but still entirely worth it! - She talks about overcoming obstacles in order to get the perfect shot; the continual learning necessary to do what she does; how her work has deepened her love of animals; and her commitment to protecting them. Each chapter highlights one of her adventures and uses that to explore that chapter's topic, culminating with photos of the adventure being discussed. The chapters also illustrate an aspect of Suzi's work and what it is like to be a wildlife photographer. - Includes chapters: My childhood dream; World travels; Prepping for shoots; Living in the field; On Safari; Going undercover; Highs and lows; Do not disturb; Mothers and babies; Rescues and orphans; Working with locals; Working with scientists; Giving back; Ask Suzi: Answers to the questions that Suzi hears most often! - As a whole, the book's big message is (in part) that the relationship Suzi has with wildlife and nature is the one we should all have: do no harm, respect, learn, protect wild spaces and animals, and the critical importance of connecting with animals and nature.--


Communism : control of the state / Randy K. Hess.

Communism : control of the state / Randy K. Hess.
Examines the history and evolution of communism as a political system--


Democracy : the people's government / Denice Butler.

Democracy : the people's government / Denice Butler.
Examines the history and evolution of democracy as a political system--


Dictatorship : authoritarian rule / Denice Butler.

Dictatorship : authoritarian rule / Denice Butler.
Examines the history and evolution of dictatorship as a political system--


The evolution of government / Larry Gillespie.

The evolution of government /  Larry Gillespie.
Examines the history and evolution of government systems, including theocracies, authoritarianism, absolute monarchies, and democracies--


Fascism : radical nationalism / Sam Portus.

Fascism : radical nationalism / Sam Portus.
Examines the history of fascism as a political system--


Monarchy : sovereignty of a king or queen / Larry Gillespie.

Monarchy : sovereignty of a king or queen / Larry Gillespie.
Examines the various forms that monarchy has taken --


Oligarchy : power of the wealthy elite / Larry Gillespie.

Oligarchy : power of the wealthy elite / Larry Gillespie.
Examines the history and evolution of oligarchy as a political system, as well as the role of money in politics today--


Theocracy : religious government / Tara Derrick.

Theocracy : religious government / Tara Derrick.
Examines the history and evolution of theocracy as a political system--


Birds of Ohio field guide / Stan Tekiela.

Birds of Ohio field guide /  Stan Tekiela.
This updated field guide, organized by color, features full-color photographs and information to help readers quickly and easily identify the Ohio birds they see.


Exploring the elements : a complete guide to the periodic table / words by Isabel Thomas ; pictures by Sara Gillingham.

Exploring the elements : a complete guide to the periodic table / words by Isabel Thomas ; pictures by Sara Gillingham.
A ... comprehensive introduction to the chemical elements that make up our universe for ages 8-14--Provided by publisher.~A comprehensive introduction explaining what elements are and the design and purpose of the periodic table. Each of the 118 elements is visually presented with its respective letter symbol and atomic number, as well as a map of where it's located in the periodic table. Additional details showing where each element is found in the universe (from food on our plates to the center of a star), its unique properties, atomic diagram, secret chemistry, and working examples of how its's used or changing the world. -- Amazon.com.


Care for your teeth / by Martha E. H. Rustad.

Care for your teeth /  by Martha E. H. Rustad.
Say cheese! Good dental hygiene is an important way to stay healthy. With engaging text and colorful photos, readers learn good habits for heathy teeth. Care for Your Teeth includes a glossary, read more section, kid-friendly internet sites, and an index--


Dentists / by Mary Meinking.

Dentists /  by Mary Meinking.
Open wide! Dentists care for people's teeth. Give readers the inside scoop on what it's like to be a dentist. Readers will learn what dentists do, the tools they use, and how people get this exciting job--


Fetch! : a how to speak dog training guide / Aubre Andrus & Gary Weitzman, D.V.M.

Fetch! : a how to speak dog training guide / Aubre Andrus & Gary Weitzman, D.V.M.
Whether you brought home a puppy who needs to learn how to walk on a leash or you're trying to teach an old dog some new tricks, this guide covers it all, including more than 40 different training activities. With tips from veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman, you can take your dog through basic training and problem-solving exercises, and teach the pup some paws-itively amazing acrobatics. And if you're a doggy devotee, you and your furry friend will love reading about skateboarding pups, sled dogs, canine crime fighters, and so much more.


A lasting impact / Heather DiLorenzo Williams.

A lasting impact /  Heather DiLorenzo Williams.
Explore how COVID-19 has affected countries, businesses, and individuals. Readers will learn about economic and environmental effects, both negative and positive, as we look toward a future beyond the virus--


Social distancing / by Heather DiLorenzo Williams.

Social distancing /  by Heather DiLorenzo Williams.
Explore the idea of social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis. Readers will examine the reasons behind social distancing, ways to adapt to it, and how it may continue to impact people in the future--


Women in gaming / Laura Hamilton Waxman.

Women in gaming /  Laura Hamilton Waxman.
Gaming used to be dominated by men, but some of the world's most popular streamers and eSports players are women. Meet some of the women superstars of gaming and learn how they reached the top--


Cancer is a C word / by Sunita Pal ; illustrated by Cody Andreasen.

Cancer is a C word /  by Sunita Pal ; illustrated by Cody Andreasen.
Teaching tough and scary topics to children, especially to the very young, is not easy. Dealing with Cancer is a sad reality that many families have to face and explaining it to little children can be very difficult, and hard to do without creating a Monster of Fear. Cancer is a C Word written by Sunita Pal and illustrated by Cody Andreasen, will help families and schools to introduce the concept of Cancer to little ones, specifically to early primary-aged children, in a very simple way that is easy for them to understand. At the same time, the book also focuses on the positive aspects by demonstrating that there are other C words linked to Cancer that have an uplifting effect, such as Caring, Community, Cuddling, and Companionship. With 32 beautifully illustrated full-colour pages and some fun images that will appeal to children, Cancer is a C Word is an informative picture book for children that answers some tough questions, while conveying an overall comforting and positive message. Cancer is a fairly new, but necessary topic in children's literature, and Cancer is a C Word is an honest and simple explanation of how cancer might affect a child's loved ones.--


Flight : riveting reads for curious kids / by Reg Grant ; consultant Michael Allaby.

Flight : riveting reads for curious kids / by Reg Grant ; consultant Michael Allaby.
Jet into the world of flight and discover its history, from the first hot-air balloons and gliders to today's supersonic spy planes, helicopters, and space vehicles. Telling the stories of the pioneers of aviation, such as Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, Flight is also packed with fun facts. For example, did you know that early airplanes landed on wheels that were borrowed from cars and motorcycles?--Publisher's website.


Nuestra América : 30 inspiring Latinas/Latinos who have shaped the United States / by Sabrina Vourvoulias ; illustrated by Gloria Félix ; introduction by Eduardo Diaz ; reading guide by Emily Key.

Nuestra América : 30 inspiring Latinas/Latinos who have shaped the United States / by Sabrina Vourvoulias ; illustrated by Gloria Félix ; introduction by Eduardo Diaz ; reading guide by Emily Key.
Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution and the Molina Family Latino Gallery, a celebration of 30 of history's most influential Latinas and Latinos shares the uplifting stories of subjects ranging from Pura Belpré and César Chávez to Jennifer Lopez and Sonia Sotomayor.


Farmers unite! : planting a protest for fair prices / Lindsay H. Metcalf.

Farmers unite! : planting a protest for fair prices / Lindsay H. Metcalf.
In the late 1970s, grain prices had tanked, farm auction notices filled newspapers, and people had forgotten that food didn't grow in grocery stores. So, on February 5, 1979, thousands of tractors from all parts of the US flooded Washington, DC, in protest.--Amazon.com.


Philosophy : a visual encyclopedia / written by Dr. Robert Fletcher, Dr. Paola Romero, Marianne Talbot, Nigel Warburton, Dr. Amna Whiston.

Philosophy : a visual encyclopedia / written by Dr. Robert Fletcher, Dr. Paola Romero, Marianne Talbot, Nigel Warburton, Dr. Amna Whiston.
Thousands of years ago, ancient philosophers asked some important questions: What is real?, What is the point of my existence?, Why is there evil in the world?, and What can I know? These questions have gone on to spark passionate debates about our existence and how we understand the world around us. In this engaging and accessible introduction to philosophy, readers aged 11+ will be introduced to a variety of philosophical ideas through the teachings of Plato, Confucius, Simone de Beauvoir, and many more. Vibrant, reader-friendly illustrations bring the history of ideas and thinking to life, and provide topics for reflection and debate. With biographies of the most influential philosophers from around the world, young readers will explore the questions that have been fundamental to the development of scientific study, logical thinking, religious beliefs, freedom in society, and much more. Thought experiments peppered throughout will help to connect readers with the theories presented so they can apply them to their own lives.


Brain candy 2 : seriously sweet facts to satisfy your curiosity / [by Kelly Hargrave].

Brain candy 2 : seriously sweet facts to satisfy your curiosity / [by Kelly Hargrave].
Second book in a series that gives lots of fun facts about all kinds of interesting subjects in a format for kids--~So you know that the speed of light is fast: 229,792,458 miles per second. But what does that really mean? It means that at the speed of light, you could reach the moon in 1.3 seconds. How long to travel to the sun? Just 8 minutes. And in 4.6 hours, you could reach Pluto at 4.6 billion miles away! If you like seeing far-out facts in a new light, the second book in the colorful Brain Candy series takes a deep (and delicious) dive into numbers, fun facts, and cool trivia on all kinds of topics. -- Amazon.com.


How ships work : explore the world of ships inside and out with loads of flaps to lift! / by Clive Gifford & illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock.

How ships work : explore the world of ships inside and out with loads of flaps to lift! / by Clive Gifford & illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock.
Coming about! From dinghies to freight liners, pirate ships to submarines, across oceans and up rivers, set sail on a fascinating journey through the world of ships in this new book from illustrator James Gulliver Hancock. In this companion to How Airports Work and How Trains Work, young readers travel through history and around the world to find out everything they ever wanted to know about ships. Lift the flaps to unfurl papyrus sails on an Ancient Egyptian ship sailing up the Nile, tour a historic Spanish galleon, zoom across the water at almost 320 miles per hour in a speedboat, and much more.--Amazon.


Britannica all new kids' encyclopedia: what we know & what we don't / edited by Christopher Lloyd.

Britannica all new kids' encyclopedia: what we know & what we don't / edited by Christopher Lloyd.
This book of amazing facts you can trust will provide hundreds of hours of fun learning for curious children and their families.~Unlike old encyclopedias that are structured from A to Z, this encyclopedia takes you on a journey from the beginning of time to the present day - and even into the future! It explores a wide range of topics and is divided into eight chapters by subject: Universe, Earth, Matter, Life, Humans, Ancient & Medieval Times, Modern Times, and Today & Tomorrow.~With more than 100 expert consultants from around the world, and over 1000 images, including specially commissioned illustrations and stunning photography, this single-volume encyclopedia for kids takes Britannica's reputation for authentic, trustworthy information and brings it to a whole new audience.~This beautifully illustrated, 424-page compendium of knowledge is a must-have addition to every family bookshelf and library collection!~Earth? Space? Animals? History? STEM? The Britannica All New Kids' Encyclopedia has them all.


Scholastic book of world records 2021 / by Cynthia O'Brien, Abigail Mitchell, Michael Bright, Donald Sommerville, Antonia Van Der Meer.

Scholastic book of world records 2021 /  by Cynthia O'Brien, Abigail Mitchell, Michael Bright, Donald Sommerville, Antonia Van Der Meer.
A reference guide includes records in the realms of popular culture, sports, science, nature, and technology, and includes a section of United States records.


One of a kind : a story about sorting and classifying / Neil Packer.

One of a kind : a story about sorting and classifying / Neil Packer.
Follow Arvo as he goes about his day and explores the many things he encounters. As he sorts things into groups - from tools to books to cats to cheese - he finds so many different ways to make sense of the world.--


Gladiators : riveting reads for curious kids / by John Malam ; consultants Guy de la Bédoyère, Peter Chrisp.

Gladiators : riveting reads for curious kids / by John Malam ; consultants Guy de la Bédoyère, Peter Chrisp.
Discover the deadliest fighters of the Roman Empire in this fascinating guide to the gladiators of Rome's Colosseum. Learn about the female gladiators who battled each other for the crowd and the weapons and armor that were allowed inside the arena. Gladiator also reveals the everyday lives of the citizens of Rome, as well as the disciplined legionnaires of the Roman army. --Publisher's website.


Bill Nye's great big world of science / by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone.

Bill Nye's great big world of science /  by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone.
Science educator, TV host, and New York Times bestselling author Bill Nye is on a mission to help kids understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Featuring a range of subjects-physics, chemistry, geology, biology, astronomy, global warming, and more-this profusely illustrated book covers the basic principles of each science, key discoveries, recent revolutionary advances, and the problems that science still needs to solve for our Earth. Nye and coauthor Gregory Mone present the most difficult theories and facts in an easy-to-comprehend, humorous way. They interviewed numerous specialists from around the world, in each of the fields discussed, whose insights are included throughout. Also included are experiments kids can do themselves to bring science to life! Features photographs, illustrations, diagrams, glossary, bibliography, and index.


Nerdlet : animals / T.J. Resler.

Nerdlet : animals / T.J. Resler.
Sometimes big nerdiness comes in a small package--and this little book is an animal nerd's dream! Meet animals of all kinds--from sharks and moles to orangutans and okapis-- in this quirky, jam-packed original from National Geographic Kids. If you thought you were brainy, take a look at the incredible critters in this book. Inside, you'll find a spider that spends its whole life in a bubble and birds that build nests so big, they're like avian apartment complexes! (And we're just getting started!) In this little animal Nerdlet you'll learn about the weirdest, coolest, most amazing creatures in the animal kingdom--and what makes them so complex. Plus, you'll have some of your most burning animal questions answered, such as What's the deal with crocodile tears? And you'll meet people who get to be around animals for a living and travel to animal destinations around the world. You'll also find personality quizzes, fun facts, animal superheroes, and even a Star Wars reference ... or two--Amazon.com.


Immigrant innovators : 30 entrepreneurs who made a difference / by Samantha Chagollan ; art by Calef Brown.

Immigrant innovators : 30 entrepreneurs who made a difference / by Samantha Chagollan ; art by Calef Brown.
An inspiring children's biography collection, Immigrant Innovators highlights the stories of 30 immigrant entrepreneurs who have made it big in America. Geared toward readers ages 8-12, the book features people from around the world who played a major role in establishing global companies and products. These entrepreneurs come from more than 25 countries and have been successful in a wide range of fields, from energy bars (KIND), yogurt (Chobani), and restaurant chains (Panda Express), to dominant industry players like YouTube and Tesla. The book includes full-page illustrated portraits of each entrepreneur as well as colorful infographics throughout. Immigrant Innovators is a celebration of the immigrant experience-both the triumphs and the challenges-and an important reminder of the strength that comes from a broad and diverse population. Included, among others, are: Ayah Bdeir, Lebanon, littleBits Rihanna, Barbados, Fenty Beauty Marcus Samuelsson, Ethiopia, Chef Hamdi Ulukaya, Turkey, Chobani Max Levchin, Ukraine, PayPal Mike Krieger, Brazil, Instagram Daniel Lubetzky, Mexico, KIND Snacks Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen, Israel, Houzz Luis von Ahn, Guatemala, Duolingo Pierre Omidyar, France, eBay Laura Behrens Wu, Germany, Shippo José Andrés, Spain, Founder of World Central Kitchen Also includes infographics like: Pioneering Entrepreneurs Kids of Immigrants Immigrant Entrepreneurs: By the Numbers What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?--


Living fossils : survivors from Earth's distant past / Rebecca E. Hirsch.

Living fossils : survivors from Earth's distant past / Rebecca E. Hirsch.
Blue-blooded crabs? Platypus that sting? One-hundred-year old reptiles? Meet some of nature's longest-surviving species! Discover the stories of these incredible animals and find out how they help scientists piece together evolutionary history.--


Ripley's believe it or not! just for kids : weird, wacky and wild facts : Volume 1.

Ripley's believe it or not! just for kids : weird, wacky and wild facts : Volume 1.
Jump into all the weird, wild, and wacky stories and activities collected just for kids from the editors of Ripley's Believe It or Not! Filled with amazing stories, photography, and information, this jam-packed volume also features 16 pages of activities.


A world full of poems / selected by Sylvia M. Vardell ; illustrated by Sonny Ross.

A world full of poems /  selected by Sylvia M. Vardell ; illustrated by Sonny Ross.
See the world through a poet's eyes with this enchanting collection of poems for children, packed full of verse on themes of family, nature, art, science, and more. Discover old classics and new favorites, then learn to write poetry yourself. There's a guide inside with fun activities to help you think creatively about the little things you encounter every day.


Music and how it works : the complete guide for kids / written by Charlie Morland ; illustrated by David Humphries.

Music and how it works : the complete guide for kids / written by Charlie Morland ; illustrated by David Humphries.
Budding music fans will love discovering musical geniuses of every era, from Mozart and classical music to Bowie and pop, as well as finding out how music is created and what links it all together. The book looks at music throughout history, beginning with the first known melody from the Fertile Crescent and covering modern music phenomena, from K Pop to hip-hop. Instruments and genres from across the world are featured, with playlists of key pieces encouraging kids to look up pieces to hear for themselves. STEAM spreads delve into the psychology and math behind music, from how it affects our mood to how it can improve our minds. Covering India's Ragas, Indonesia's Gamelan, Japan's city pop, and more, this book will help children discover a love of music.


You can change the world : the kids' guide to a better planet / Lucy Bell.

You can change the world : the kids' guide to a better planet / Lucy Bell.
Kids around the world are working together to make our planet a better, safer, happier place--and now you can join in with this practical guide!You Can Change the World empowers kids to make changes in their lives and communities with the powerful message that anyone can make a difference in the world. This colorfully illustrated book is packed with information, ideas, and activities for everyday sustainability--like mending clothes, composting, and avoiding single-use plastics. Interspersed throughout are features on children around the globe who are making a difference, such as Greta Thunberg or Solli Raphael, reminding kids that ordinary people can spark extraordinary change.


Reindeer : on the move! / by Ginjer L. Clarke.

Reindeer : on the move! / by Ginjer L. Clarke.
Do reindeer really pull Santa's sleigh? And why do they always seem to be running somewhere? Learn their amazing story in Reindeer: On the Move!, a photographic nonfiction leveled reader, perfect for kids interested in the natural world! Did you know that reindeer can run up to fifty miles an hour? Or that they travel for thousands of miles every year? That's farther than any other land mammal! Just in time for the holiday season, learn all about one of the North Pole's most facinating animals -- and why they're always on the move! --Amazon.


Anatomicum / illustrated by Katy Wiedemann ; written by Jennifer Z. Paxton.

Anatomicum /  illustrated by Katy Wiedemann ; written by Jennifer Z. Paxton.
Welcome to the museum that is always open to explore. Step inside the pages of Anatomicum to enjoy the experience of a museum from the comfort of your own home. 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 knowledge.


Superpowered : transform anxiety into courage, confidence, and resilience / by Renee Jain and Dr. Shefali Tsabary.

Superpowered : transform anxiety into courage, confidence, and resilience / by Renee Jain and Dr. Shefali Tsabary.
An anti-anxiety toolkit of easy-to-understand methods for recognizing anxious behaviors and identifying the causes of worried thinking--


Egypt collection.

Egypt collection.
Travel back to ancient Egypt, visit the great pyramids, read about Cleopatra's life, and learn about mummies! Young readers can explore the amazing world of ancient Egypt in this Level 1, 2, and 3 reader collection that contains Ancient Egypt (Level 3), Cleopatra (Level 3), Mummies (Level 2), and Pyramids (Level 1). Fascinating information about ancient history is accompanied by striking photographs that pique kids' curiosity and inspire them to learn more about the natural world. National Geographic Readers have been a hit in the beginning reader category, and this book follows upon that success with the same combination of careful text, brilliant photographs, and the fun approach to high-interest subjects that has proved to be a winning formula with kids. -- ONIX annotation.


Timelines of everyone : from Cleopatra and Confucius to Mozart and Malala / editors, Ben Ffrancon Davies, Tayabah Khan ; American editor, Megan Douglass.

Timelines of everyone : from Cleopatra and Confucius to Mozart and Malala / editors, Ben Ffrancon Davies, Tayabah Khan ; American editor, Megan Douglass.
More than 150 visual timelines take you on unforgettable journeys through the lives of the great, the terrible, and the overlooked people of world history. -- Page 4 of cover.


Ocean atlas : a journey across the waves and into the deep / Tom Jackson ; illustrations by Ana Djordjevic.

Ocean atlas : a journey across the waves and into the deep / Tom Jackson ; illustrations by Ana Djordjevic.
A comprehensive exploration of our oceans, covering geography, ecosystems, and animals through a mix of illustrations, photographs, maps, and diagrams. Map out the oceans layers, from the sunlight zone to the abyss, exploring the conditions within each zone and the different creatures that live there, as well as exploring features of the ocean floor such as underwater volcanoes, thermal vents, and the mid-Atlantic ridge.--


A natural history of fairies : from the notebook of Professor Elsie Arbour / compiled by Emily Hawkins ; illustrated by Jessica Roux.

A natural history of fairies : from the notebook of Professor Elsie Arbour / compiled by Emily Hawkins ; illustrated by Jessica Roux.
This enchantingly illustrated natural history of fairies, compiled in the 1920s by the botanist Professor Elsie Arbour for her niece, is now unveiled for readers of today. --


Wolfpack : how young people will find their voice, unite their pack, and change the world / Abby Wambach.

Wolfpack : how young people will find their voice, unite their pack, and change the world / Abby Wambach.
Updated with stories that trace the Olympic gold medalist's journey from youth soccer to the Hall of Fame, an adaptation of the best-selling Wolfpack inspires readers to harness their inner strength, forge their own path, and band together with teammates to make the world a better place.


The elephant's new shoe : a true rescue story / written by Laurel Neme ; with a foreword by Nick Marx of Wildlife Alliance ; illustrated by Ariel Landy.

The elephant's new shoe : a true rescue story / written by Laurel Neme ; with a foreword by Nick Marx of Wildlife Alliance ; illustrated by Ariel Landy.
When Chhouk, an Asian elephant calf, was found, he was alone, underweight, and had a severe foot injury. Conservationist Nick Marx of Wildlife Alliance rescued the baby elephant. With help from the Cambodian Forestry Administration, the Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics, and an elephant named Lucky, Nick nursed Chhouk back to health and made him an artificial foot. One of the first animals to ever be fitted with a prosthetic, Chhouk helped pioneer the technology -- and most importantly, was able to walk again!--


"Smelly" Kelly and his super senses : how James Kelly's nose saved the New York City subway / Beth Anderson ; illustrated by Jenn Harney.


James Kelly smelled EVERYTHING: rats in the shed; circus elephants a mile away; tomorrow's rain. His sense of smell was EXTRAORDINARY. But what good was a powerful nose? How could his super-sniffer make him special? In the New York City subway, James found his calling--and earned the nickname Smelly Kelly. Armed with his super-sniffer and the tools he invented, he tracked down leaks from the dangerous to the disgusting, from the comical to the bizarre. Then, he sprang into action to prevent cave-ins and explosions in the tunnels beneath the city. Smelly Kelly not only hunted leaks but also saved lives--and he discovered the truly extraordinary power inside him. Beth Anderson's fast-paced text and Jenn Harney's comical illustrations bring to life this everyday superhero.--Provided by publisher.


The most beautiful thing / Kao Kalia Yang ; illustrated by Khoa Le.

The most beautiful thing /  Kao Kalia Yang ; illustrated by Khoa Le.
Drawn from Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this heartfelt picture book offers a window into the life of a family with little money and a great deal of love--


Infographic : guide to the globe / written by Eliza Berkowitz ; illustrated by Gwen Keraval.

Infographic : guide to the globe / written by Eliza Berkowitz ; illustrated by Gwen Keraval.
Which ocean is the largest? What pet is most popular in different parts of the world? How far away is each planet from the sun? Learn these and dozens of other fascinating facts about our planet and its inhabitants in Lonely Planet Kids' Infographic Guide to the Globe, a dynamically-illustrated guide full of graphs and charts. Colorful graphics featuring fun facts keep kids entertained and learning. Plus, you'll find engaging questions on every page that encourage readers to assess the information and draw conclusions about our world. Whether you're wondering how many years the average American goes to school compared to the average Nigerian or what percentage of the globe is covered with salt water, Infographic Guide to the Globe has the answer!--Amazon.


When we are kind / Monique Gray Smith ; illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt.

When we are kind /  Monique Gray Smith ; illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt.
This beautiful picture book looks at how the simple act of being kind, to others and oneself, affects all aspects of a child's life.--


Do lizards eat ice cream? : how animals beat the heat / written by Etta Kaner ; illustrated by Jenna Piechota.

Do lizards eat ice cream? : how animals beat the heat / written by Etta Kaner ; illustrated by Jenna Piechota.
Delivered in tried and true question-and-answer format. Questions (and accompanying illustrations) humorously pose animals in human situations. Answers are scientific and informative, while brief, accessible and engaging--with whimsical illustrations to pair with. Features familiar (elephant, koala, alligator) and unfamiliar (lungfish, waxy monkey tree frogs) animals. Informative and entertaining Encourages both discussion and laughter. Follow up to Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate? Examples of questions and (shortened answers):Do Lizards eat ice cream to beat the heat? No! They dance their feet to cool them from the hot sand with air. o Do Elephants use fans? Yes! (sort of) They flap their big ears to cool all the blood vessels inside, which carries cooler air through their body.--


Rare & blue : finding nature's treasures / Constance Van Hoven ; illustrated by Alan Marks.

Rare & blue : finding nature's treasures / Constance Van Hoven ; illustrated by Alan Marks.
Introduces eight species that are blue in color and naturally rare or endangered, including the Karner blue butterfly, the blue whale, the eastern indigo snake, and the cerulean warbler.


111 trees : how one village celebrates the birth of every girl / [text] Rina Singh ; [illustrator] Marianne Ferrer.

111 trees : how one village celebrates the birth of every girl / [text] Rina Singh ; [illustrator] Marianne Ferrer.
A boy grows up to bring positive change to his village in India. This story is true, and it started with a boy named Sundar. After the deaths of his mother, and later his daughter, Sundar Paliwal knows what he has to do. He is determined to live in a place where girls and boys are treated equally and where the surrounding countryside is not ravaged by irresponsible mining. And so he comes up with a plan. In rural India, where many people cling to age-old customs and gender inequality and discrimination are encouraged, Sundar manages to convince the people of his village to welcome every girl born with the planting of 111 trees. His efforts have turned a desert village into a green oasis that is safe and prosperous for girls. And his heroic actions confirm that the ability to impact our communities in a positive way is not beyond anyone's reach.--


It's challah time! / Latifa Berry Kropf ; photography by Moshe Shai.

It's challah time! /  Latifa Berry Kropf ; photography by Moshe Shai.
In this 20th anniversary edition of Kar-Ben's best-seller with all new photos, a diverse preschool class demonstrates the steps of making challah-the special braided bread eaten on Shabbat--


Camping activity book for families : the kid-tested guide to fun in the outdoors / Linda Parker Hamilton.

Camping activity book for families : the kid-tested guide to fun in the outdoors / Linda Parker Hamilton.
The Camping Activity Book for Families offers up a wide variety of activities, games, recipes, songs, and good old-fashioned fun for parents and children together to share in the wonders of the outdoors. Whether it's creating art using leaves and pine cones or belting out your favorite tunes while on a hike, roasting up marshmallows around the campfire or playing flashlight tag at the campground, this book engages families to partake in everything outdoors. Organized around the time of day and with age-specific recommendations, this book has fun activities for every minute and age group. --Publisher.


The wild weather book : loads of things to do outdoors in rain, wind and snow. / Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield.

The wild weather book : loads of things to do outdoors in rain, wind and snow. / Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield.
Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield are back with more wonderful ideas for fun outdoors even in the most challenging weather! Imagine - jumping in the biggest puddle you can find! - Or running barefoot and feeling squidgy mud ooze up between your toes! - Or run up the nearest hill to feel the wind try to carry you away! When it's wet, or windy or cold, there's no need to stay cooped up indoors; it's a great opportunity to rush outside for some fun. - Go on an animal hunt and find the creatures that come out in the wet. - Fly a kite in the wind and catch falling leaves. - Take your camera into a white world and see how many different icy patterns and shapes you can find. There are loads of exciting and creative things you can do in the natural world when the weather's wild. So don't wait for the sun: take this book with you and go outdoors for a wild weather adventure!


One city, two brothers / written by Chris Smith ; illustrated by Aurélia Fronty.

One city, two brothers /  written by Chris Smith ; illustrated by Aurélia Fronty.
To settle an inheritance dispute between two brothers, King Solomon tells a tale of how Jerusalem came to be founded.


Have you thanked a kidventor today? / by Patrice McLaurin ; [illustrated by Dian Wang].

'Have You Thanked a KidVentor today?' highlights the stories behind some of our favorite inventions that were invented by kids! It comes complete with a glossary and fun science experiments that are sure to spark any child's natural curiosity!--Back cover.


The Challenger disaster: tragedy in the skies / Pranas T. Naujokaitis ; color by Cassie Hart.

The Challenger disaster: tragedy in the skies / Pranas T. Naujokaitis ; color by Cassie Hart.
In History Comics: The Challenger Disaster, we turn the clock back to January 28, 1986. Seven astronauts boarded the space shuttle Challenger on what would be a routine mission. All eyes and cameras were on crew member Christa McAuliffe, a high school teacher, who was set to become the first private citizen in space. Excitement filled the air as the clock counted down to liftoff. But at T-plus seventy-three seconds after launch, the unthinkable happened... What caused the midair explosion? In Pranas T. Naujokaitis's imaginative tale, set in a far-off future, a group of curious kids investigate the hard questions surrounding the Challenger explosion. Inspired by the legacy and sacrifice of the Challenger seven, they continue in their footsteps, setting out toward the stars and into the great unknown! -- Amazon.com.


100 ways to rebuild the world / written by Helen Murray ; [photography, Gary Ombler].

100 ways to rebuild the world /  written by Helen Murray ; [photography, Gary Ombler].
You're never too young to change the world! Discover 100 fun ideas to be kind and spread joy to the world around you. Get creative with your LEGO bricks and be inspired to care for others, yourself, and the planet. For example: Make a neighbor a LEGO thank-you card; Get active with a LEGO building race; Create a LEGO emoji to make your friend smile. How will you rebuild the world?


Girls can! : smash stereotypes, defy expectations, and make history! / by Marissa Sebastian, Tora Shae Pruden and Paige Towler.

Girls can! : smash stereotypes, defy expectations, and make history! / by Marissa Sebastian, Tora Shae Pruden and Paige Towler.
Book about girls who have achieved remarkable feats, meant to empower today's girls--


Spiders / by Gail Gibbons.

Spiders /  by Gail Gibbons.
Examines the physical characteristics, behavior, habitats, and different kinds of spiders. --


Why do I dry off? : STEM kids discover the science of evaporation / Vicki Cobb ; illustrated by John Kurtz.

Why do I dry off? : STEM kids discover the science of evaporation / Vicki Cobb ; illustrated by John Kurtz.
Learn all about evaporation and the process of liquid changing into gas, an important part of the water cycle.


The lion queens of India / Jan Reynolds.

The lion queens of India /  Jan Reynolds.
In the far west of India, in Gir National Park, dwells one of the rarest big cats on Earth: the Asiatic lion. Known for its distinctive belly flap and the bushy tassels on its tail, the Asiatic lion once roamed from the Mediterranean Sea to the Bay of Bengal. But human hunting and expansion into their territory eroded the lions' numbers, until only twelve remained alive. Now more than six hundred lions stalk the forest and savannahs of Gir -- thanks in part to the work of the Lion Queens, a team of female rangers who specialize in caring for the Asiatic lions. Join Rashila and her friends on a journey around the park as they visit the lions in their habitats, monitor the web of life that encompasses all of the animals, and work with local villagers to preserve harmony between the human and animal populations. -- Amazon.com.


The book of mythical beasts & magical creatures / written by Stephen Krensky ; illustrated by Pham Quang Phuc.

The book of mythical beasts & magical creatures /  written by Stephen Krensky ; illustrated by Pham Quang Phuc.
Enter the enchanting world of mythical creatures and explore the history behind them in this beautifully illustrated compendium for kids aged 7 to 9. You'll meet an incredible cast of mind-boggling fictional animals from all around the world. Say hello to Bigfoot in the forests of North America and learn about the Native American traditions that inspired its story. Voyage to Japan to meet kitsune, supernatural nine-tailed foxes that can turn into humans. And jump onboard an ancient storm-battered ship to learn why mermaids were the last thing a sailor wanted to see... Learn about the societies that spawned these legendary creatures, from Ancient Greece to the indigenous tribes of Australia, and find out what the beasts tell us about the people who created them. From narwhal tusks inspiring the legend of unicorns, to dinosaur bones creating rumours of dragons, there is an interesting story behind every magical beast. Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures tells you everything you need to know about supernatural animals great and small.--Publisher description.


Chance : escape from the Holocaust / Uri Shulevitz.

Chance : escape from the Holocaust / Uri Shulevitz.
The first middle-grade book from a picture book master-a harrowing, heartrending, illustrated account of his childhood escape from the terrors of war--


Tails from the animal shelter / by Stephanie Shaw ; illustrated by Liza Woodruff.

Tails from the animal shelter /  by Stephanie Shaw ; illustrated by Liza Woodruff.
Did you know that more than six million pets arrive annually at community animal shelters in the United States? Of that number over three million are dogs. But of course it's not just dogs and puppies that need homes. Shelters take in cats, kittens, birds, reptiles, and even domestic farm animals. And there are many reasons why these animals need to go to shelters. Some of the animals are strays and some are lost; some are rescued from natural disasters or from mistreatment. Some have been given up because their owners could no longer care for them. Using poetic back stories and informative text, Tails From the Animal Shelter shines a spotlight on the good work of community animal shelters. Ten different fictional animals, including a handicapped dog, a magician's former rabbit, and a pot-bellied pig, -- Amazon.com


Whose track is that? / by Stan Tekiela ; illustrations by Julie Martinez, Bruce Wilson, and Jonahan Poppele.

Whose track is that? /  by Stan Tekiela ; illustrations by Julie Martinez, Bruce Wilson, and Jonahan Poppele.
Spotting animals in the wild is tricky, but they leave plenty of clues behind--especially tracks. Examine the evidence. Study the animal tracks. See if you can guess Whose track is that? Then turn the page to discover the answer. This interactive and entertaining picture book features the full-color photography of Stan Tekiela, a professional naturalist and award-winning author. With every reading, children get more familiar with a variety of North American critters. They might soon start seeing animal tracks on every outing!


The big book of blooms / words and pictures by Yuval Zommer ; in association with Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

The big book of blooms /  words and pictures by Yuval Zommer ; in association with Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.
The next installment in the popular Big Book series is a fascinating introduction to some of the most magnificent and surprising flowering plants from around the world.


LEGO minifigure : a visual history / written by Simon Hugo, Gregory Farshtey with Daniel Lipkowitz.

LEGO minifigure : a visual history / written by Simon Hugo, Gregory Farshtey with Daniel Lipkowitz.
The ultimate visual history, packed with fantastic photographs and profiles of more than 2,000 minifigures and other LEGO characters ... facts and statistics about villains and heroes ... and much, much more.--Page 4 of cover.


Why do cats meow? : curious questions about your favorite pet / cat expert Dr. Nick Crumpton ; illustrated by Lily Snowden-Fine.

Why do cats meow? : curious questions about your favorite pet / cat expert Dr. Nick Crumpton ; illustrated by Lily Snowden-Fine.
In this new addition to the Curious Questions About Your Favourite Pets series, children will learn everything they've always wanted to know about their cats. This book answers questions like, How long have people kept cats?, Why do cats like scratching chairs?, What does 'meow' mean?, and Do cats have nine lives? Combining mythological stories--such as how the superstitions surrounding black cats originated and the prominent role cats played in ancient Egyptian worship--with zoological information, Why Do Cats Meow? is a fun, unique reading experience. Children will learn how best to care for their own pet and come to understand why humans and cats have such a special relationship.


Teatime around the world / Denyse Waissbluth ; Chelsea O'Byrne.

Teatime around the world /  Denyse Waissbluth ; Chelsea O'Byrne.
With poetic text and sidebars that overflow with scrumptious facts, Teatime Around the World celebrates a beloved drink--tea!--and all the wonderful ways we can enjoy a cup (or two!).--


Perkin's perfect purple : how a boy created color with chemistry / by Tami Lewis Brown and Debbie Loren Dunn ; illustrated by Francesca Sanna.

Perkin's perfect purple : how a boy created color with chemistry / by Tami Lewis Brown and Debbie Loren Dunn ; illustrated by Francesca Sanna.
Many years ago, the color purple was available only to a privileged few because the process was very complicated and expensive. Then in 1856, a boy named William Henry Perkin was testing a hypothesis about a cure for malaria and found that his experiment resulted in something else--something vivid and rare for the times: synthetic purple. Perkin, a pioneer of the modern scientific method, made numerous advances possible, including canned food and chemotherapy. But it was his creation of purple that started it all. This book is a joyous celebration of Perkin's impactful purple.--


Hooray for helpers! : first responders and more heroes in action / Mike Austin.

Hooray for helpers! : first responders and more heroes in action / Mike Austin.
Every day, firefighters, doctors, police officers, and other first responders are on full alert, ready to rescue people and animal friends in need. They work on land, go underground, and even parachute down from the sky. No emergency is too big for them! Buckle up and watch as these heroes go the distance to keep everyone safe.


The legend of the first unicorn / story by Lari Don ; illustrations by Nataša Ilinčić.

The legend of the first unicorn /  story by Lari Don ; illustrations by Nataša Ilinčić.
Once upon a time in Scotland, a young prince had lost his smile. It seemed nothing could raise a smile from Prince Donald, not the baker's treats or the bard's songs. The court magician tried to make a new magical beast for the prince, but it was so awkward he let it go. Hana, the magician's granddaughter, was still determined to help Donald. Using her grandfather's magic, she invented a majestic creature with the body of a horse and the horn of a gazelle, and called him 'a unicorn'. Hana and Donald playfully chase the unicorn through the forest, and it seems that this magical animal might hold the key to the prince's smile. But then they discover a darker beast, lurking in the trees. The unicorn, magical and strong, is Scotland's national animal and heraldic symbol. Renowned Scottish children's author and storyteller Lari Don weaves an enchanting tale, inspired by local folklore, about the origins of the unicorn.


Swish! : the slam-dunking, alley-ooping, high-flying Harlem Globetrotters / written by Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Don Tate.

Swish! : the slam-dunking, alley-ooping, high-flying Harlem Globetrotters / written by Suzanne Slade ; illustrated by Don Tate.
In this book you will find one-finger ball-spinning, rapid-fire mini-dribbling, and a ricochet head shot!You will find skilled athletes, expert players, and electrifying performers, all rolled into one! You will find nonstop, give-it-all-you've-got, out-to-win-it, sky's-the-limit BASKETBALL!


Pretty tricky : the sneaky ways plants survive / written by Etta Kaner ; illustrated by Ashley Barron.

Pretty tricky : the sneaky ways plants survive / written by Etta Kaner ; illustrated by Ashley Barron.
Ever thought of plants as sneaky or tricky? Probably not. But after reading this book, you might think differently. In this latest non-fiction book by the award-winning author Etta Kaner, readers are introduced to variety of plants from around the world that use trickery to survive and thrive. From the shape-changing Boquila vine that avoids the threat of being eaten by blending in with its host plant; to the pungent (to humans) Carrion flower that uses a rotten meat smell to lure the flies that play an important role in its pollination; to the large Nepenthes rajah, a pitcher plant that fools tree shrews into using it as a toilet as a way of acquiring the much-needed nutrients from their waste, Pretty Tricky is a fascinating guide to some of the most interesting, unusual, and often sneaky plants. Clearly written in easy-to-absorb short blocks of text (any scientific language is defined within the text), the book is organized into three main sections that cover the many amazing adaptations plants use to defend themselves, to reproduce, and to acquire food. Each spread includes a fact bubble that identifies where the focus plants grow in the world. End matter includes additional explanations about how plants make seeds and how plants make food. An index is also included. Ashley Barron's gorgeous, detailed, and dimensional illustrations give every spread a dynamic feel, often as though the illustrations themselves are growing right out of the pages of the book.--


An ABC of equality / written by Chana Ginelle Ewing ; illustrated by Paulina Morgan.

An ABC of equality /  written by Chana Ginelle Ewing ; illustrated by Paulina Morgan.
An ABC of equality introduces complicated concepts to the youngest of children, from celebrating our differences, understanding everyone's beliefs, and treating everyone with kindness. -- Back cover.


Follow your breath! : a first book of mindfulness / Scot Ritchie.

Follow your breath! : a first book of mindfulness / Scot Ritchie.
An introduction to mindfulness and how kids can make it part of their everyday lives.--


Grow : secrets of our DNA / Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Emily Sutton.

Grow : secrets of our DNA / Nicola Davies ; illustrated by Emily Sutton.
An introduction to genetic code combines simple, engaging language and expressive, child-friendly illustrations to explain how biological life grows and changes and how DNA combines to make humans both unique and connected to all life on the planet.


I'm a reindeer / by Mallory C. Loehr ; illustrated by Joey Chou.

I'm a reindeer /  by Mallory C. Loehr ; illustrated by Joey Chou.
Young girls and boys will love this informative introduction to the adorable and fascinating reindeer. Find out where they live, why their fur changes from season to seaon, and lots more. But do reindeer fly? That's for you--and Santa--to decide! A terrific follow-up to the Little Golden Books I'm a Unicorn, I'm a Narwhal, and I'm a Dragon. Makes a great gift for the holidays or any time--Amazon.


Voices of justice : poems about people working for a better world / George Ella Lyon ; illustrations by Jennifer M. Potter.

Voices of justice : poems about people working for a better world / George Ella Lyon ; illustrations by Jennifer M. Potter.
A bold, lyrical collection of poems with gorgeous illustrations that highlight some of the most celebrated activists from around the world--


Rocks and minerals : geology from caverns to the cosmos / Andy Hirsch.

Rocks and minerals : geology from caverns to the cosmos / Andy Hirsch.
In this volume, join a crystal-crazy fanboy and a famous rock hunter on a geological journey that will take them to the summit of a volcano, deep within the earth, and even into outer space! They'll learn about the unstoppable forces that shape our planet and they might even pick up a gemstone or meteorite along the way.--Provided by publisher.


Find me! : adventures in the forest : play along to sharpen vision and mind / Agnese Baruzzi ; translation, Denise Muir.

Find me! : adventures in the forest : play along to sharpen vision and mind / Agnese Baruzzi ; translation, Denise Muir.
Join Bernard the Wolf and Michael the Squirrel as they play hide and seek in the woods! Packed full of activities and amazing forest animals, this book will test your seek-and-find skills and sharpen your vision with clever quizzes and fun observation games. Improve your eyesight and boost your brainpower too! -- Back cover.


Kids can cook : fun and yummy recipes for budding chefs / illustrated by Esther Coombs.

Kids can cook : fun and yummy recipes for budding chefs / illustrated by Esther Coombs.
Help your child develop good eating habits by teaching them how to cook. In this brilliant book, beautifully illustrated step-by-step recipes show children how to make delicious and nutritious food. As well as finding out how easy it is to make lots of scrummy things to eat, they'll practise skills like measuring, weighing and counting without even realising it. Packed with ideas for everything from pizzas to pancakes, including breakfasts, snacks, main meals and sweet treats, there's plenty to keep kids busy in the kitchen--Publisher's website.


Return from extinction : the triumph of the elephant seal / Linda L. Richards.

Return from extinction : the triumph of the elephant seal / Linda L. Richards.
This nonfiction book for middle readers tells the story of the Northern elephant seal, from being hunted to near extinction less than 100 years ago to their thriving population of more than 250,000 today. Illustrated with photos from the author.--


For which we stand : how our government works and why it matters / written by Jeff Foster ; illustrated by Julie McLaughlin.

For which we stand : how our government works and why it matters / written by Jeff Foster ; illustrated by Julie McLaughlin.
Now more than ever, it's so important for everyone to understand our government: where it came from, how it works, and how we can bring about change. And, after all, in the words of author and government teacher Jeff Foster, If you don't participate, you can't complain. This book is a comprehensive and entertaining guide that answers questions like: What is the Constitution? What are the branches of the government? What is the Electoral College? What are the political parties? What are the different responsibilities of the city, state, and federal governments? Plus, discover the complete backstory on some of our government's most important moments, like why we wrote the Declaration of Independence, and how people since then have worked with -- and protested against -- the government to improve the lives of all Americans--


Generation brave : the Gen Z kids who are changing the world / written by Kate Alexander ; illustrated by Jade Orlando.

Generation brave : the Gen Z kids who are changing the world / written by Kate Alexander ; illustrated by Jade Orlando.
An illustrated celebration of Gen Z activists fighting to make our world a better place. Gen Z is populated--and defined--by activists. They are bold and original thinkers and not afraid to stand up to authority and conventional wisdom. From the March for Our Lives to the fight for human rights and climate change awareness, this generation is leading the way toward truth and hope like no generation before. Generation Brave showcases Gen Z activists who are fighting for change on many fronts: climate change, LGBTQ rights, awareness and treatment of mental illness, gun control, gender equality, and corruption in business and government at the highest levels. Illustrated throughout, this book will offer a celebration of what might be the most influential generation of the century.


The screaming hairy armadillo and 76 other animals with weird, wild names / Matthew Murrie, Steve Murrie ; illustrated by Julie Benbassat.

The screaming hairy armadillo and 76 other animals with weird, wild names /  Matthew Murrie, Steve Murrie ; illustrated by Julie Benbassat.
An illustrated compendium of animals with funny, fascinating, or just-plain-weird names (like the sparklemuffin peacock spider or the fried egg jellyfish) teaches kids about unusual animals as well as scientific taxonomy. Genuinely fun reference!


The little witch's book of spells / by Ariel Kusby ; art by Olga Baumert.

The little witch's book of spells /  by Ariel Kusby ; art by Olga Baumert.
An illustrated compendium of spells, potions, and activities for beginning witches--


The science of grasslands / Richard and Louise Spilsbury.

The science of grasslands /  Richard and Louise Spilsbury.
There's much more to grasslands than grass. This fascinating book introduces readers to the intriguing plant and animal life that call grasslands home. They'll learn about the weird adaptations of the baobab tree, clever animal camouflage, and the many other plants and animals of grasslands that rely on each other for their very survival.


Who did it first? : 50 icons, luminaries, and legends who revolutionized the world / edited by Alex Hart ; written by Megan Reid ; illustrated by Jessica Cruickshank.

Who did it first? : 50 icons, luminaries, and legends who revolutionized the world / edited by Alex Hart ; written by Megan Reid ; illustrated by Jessica Cruickshank.
The third book in the Who Did It First? series featuring iconic figures known all over the world whose firsts made an indelible mark in entertainment, science, politics, and sports--


The lemon tree : an Arab, a Jew, and the heart of the Middle East / Sandy Tolan.

The lemon tree : an Arab, a Jew, and the heart of the Middle East / Sandy Tolan.
In 1967, Bashir Khairi, a twenty-five-year-old Palestinian, journeyed to Israel with the goal of seeing the beloved stone house with the lemon tree behind it that he and his family had fled nineteen years earlier. To his surprise, when he found the house he was greeted by Dalia Eshkenazi Landau, a nineteen-year-old Israeli college student, whose family left fled Europe for Israel following the Holocaust. On the stoop of their shared home, Dalia and Bashir began a rare friendship, forged in the aftermath of war and tested over the next half century in ways that neither could imagine on that summer day in 1967. Sandy Tolan brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to its most human level, demonstrating that even amid the bleakest political realities there exist stories of hope and transformation--


Pounce! : a how to speak cat training guide / Tracey West & Gary Weitzman, D.V.M.

Pounce! : a how to speak cat training guide / Tracey West & Gary Weitzman, D.V.M.
Guide to training a cat for kids, based on scientific information about felines--


Accidental archaeologists : true stories of unexpected discoveries / Sarah Albee ; [illustrated by] Nathan Hackett.

Accidental archaeologists : true stories of unexpected discoveries / Sarah Albee ; [illustrated by] Nathan Hackett.
A lighthearted but informative look at chance discoveries made by ordinary people, of artifacts (and treasures) from the past. Many of these discoveries have led to leaps in our knowledge of history and science. Each short chapter will begin with a dramatic story of discovery, followed by the significance of the artifact that was discovered, followed by a look into the history of the civilization/era from which the artifact originates. The stories will show readers that potentially anyone-construction workers, farmers, casual passers-by, and even kids-can make discoveries like these--


Natalie Portman's fables / retellings by Natalie Portman ; illustrations by Janna Mattia.

Natalie Portman's fables /  retellings by Natalie Portman ; illustrations by Janna Mattia.
From realizing that there is no right way to live to respecting our planet and learning what really makes someone a winner, the messages at the heart of Natalie Portman's Fables are modern takes on timeless life lessons. Told with a playful, kid-friendly voice and perfectly paired with Janna Mattia's charming artwork, Portman's insightful retellings of The Tortoise and the Hare, The Three Little Pigs, and Country Mouse and City Mouse are ideal for reading aloud and are sure to become beloved additions to family libraries.


Good night stories for rebel girls : 100 immigrant women who changed the world / Elena Favilli.

Good night stories for rebel girls : 100 immigrant women who changed the world / Elena Favilli.
A lavishly photographed motivational treasury of true bedtime tales shares events in the lives of 100 diverse women who have shaped the world, from Asma Khan and Madeline Albright to Rihanna and Josephine Baker.~Contains one hundred biographies of immigrant women who left their birth countries for a multitude of reasons: some for new opportunities, some out of neccessity. Readers will learn about Madeleine Albright, Asma Khan, Carmen Miranda, Rihanna, and many more. From chefs and surgeons, to musicians and politicians, to champions of judo and chess, these extraordinary figures will inspired girls everywhere to follow their dreams, no matter where they lead.--Back cover


Capybaras / by Martha E. H. Rustad.

Capybaras /  by Martha E. H. Rustad.
Capybaras are the biggest rodents in the world! These social animals live in large groups and spend lots of time in water. Get all the facts on these huge rodents--


Our extreme Earth : explore amazing habitats around the world / Anne Rooney.

Our extreme Earth : explore amazing habitats around the world / Anne Rooney.
From the Atacama Desert to Costa Rica's Cloud Forest, journey to unbelievable, amazing, jaw-dropping habitats around the world and learn about the people and animals that have adapted to live in such extreme environments.


Goblin sharks / Christine Thomas Alderman.

Goblin sharks /  Christine Thomas Alderman.
Dive into learning about goblin sharks with diagrams, strong photography, and fun hi/lo text--


The stick book : loads of things you can make or do with a stick / Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks.

The stick book : loads of things you can make or do with a stick / Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks.
Shows how to use sticks found outdoors to make such objects as slingshots, hobby animals, and magic wands and to do such activities as cook over a fire, play capture the flag, and fish.


 

 

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