New Kids' Non-Fiction Books

Ramadan : the holy month of fasting / Ausma Zehanat Khan. cover
Part of the nonfiction Orca Origins series for middle readers. Illustrated with color photographs, this book examines the origins and traditions of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Thirteen ways of looking at a black boy / Tony Medina & 13 artists. cover
A fresh perspective of young men of color depicting thirteen views of everyday life: young boys dressed in their Sunday best, running to catch a bus, and growing up to be teachers, and much more. Each of Tony Medina's tanka is matched with a different artist including recent Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Award recipients.
Otis and Will discover the deep : the record-setting dive of the Bathysphere / written by Barb Rosenstock ; illustrated by Katherine Roy. cover
"A biographical account of engineer Otis Barton and naturalist Will Beebe's record-setting descent into the deep ocean in their Bathysphere craft, making the men the first humans to witness deep sea creatures in their natural habitat"-- Provided by publisher.
Iqbal and his ingenious idea : how a science project helps one family and the planet / written by Elizabeth Suneby ; illustrated by Rebecca Green. cover
"It's monsoon season in Bangladesh, and that means Iqbal's mother must cook indoors over an open flame, even though the smoke is making her and the family sick. When Iqbal learns about the district science fair, with the theme of sustainability, he is determined to win first prize. With the cash reward, he can buy a pipe stove that draws smoke out of the house. Then Iqbal is struck with an ingenious idea! For his science fair project, he will build a cook stove that doesn't produce smoke. He researches solar cookers and finds the winning design - one that harnesses the sun's energy and do away with those harmful fumes. But the competition at the science fair is fierce - will Iqbal bring home the prize? Award-winning author Elizabeth Suneby offers a child-centered look at a global health problem that affects more than three billion people."-- Provided by publisher.
See how we move! : a first book of health and well-being / [written and illustrated by] Scot Ritchie. cover
"This gentle and engaging introduction to physical and health education will help children to understand how keeping their bodies and minds healthy can enhance their lives. In this fifth book in the series, the five friends are members of their school's swim team and are training for an upcoming meet. Along the way, they learn about: the benefits of physical fitness, setting goals, teamwork, safety, coping skills, respect for others, nutrition as fuel for their bodies, how the body and mind work together, and much more! The book concludes with fun ideas for how kids can get their bodies moving, an index and a glossary of terms."-- Provided by publisher.
Mountains of the world / Dieter Braun ; translation by Jen Calleja. cover
"The mountains that shape our world are as breathtaking and diverse as the beings that inhabit them. From the peaks of the Himalayas to the dormant volcano of Mauna Kea, discover some of the most striking geographical features of our planet and the powerful natural forces that formed them"--Cover page 4.
Look at me! : how to attract attention in the animal world / Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. cover
"The latest offering from the award-winning team of Robin Page and Steve Jenkins focuses on the most unique and exciting animal displays in the natural world, used by creatures to stand out. This eye-catching, high-interest material is ideal for nature lovers, Jenkins fans, and even the most reluctant readers."-- Provided by publisher.
Nothing stopped Sophie : the story of unshakable mathematician Sophie Germain / written by Cheryl Bardoe ; illustrated by Barbara McClintock. cover
A biography of Sophie Germain, who grew up during the French Revolution and followed her dream of studying mathematics, becoming the first woman to win a grand prize from the Royal Academy of Sciences and changing the world with her discoveries.-- Provided by publisher.
All about probability / written by Carla Mooney. cover
Probability measures how likely it is something will happen. Is it more likely or less likely? Possible or impossible? What color crayon is less likely to be picked? You predict, while introducing students to predicting, investigating, and reasoning. This title will allow students to determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Mighty mission machines : from rockets to rovers / Dave Williams, MD, and Loredana Cunti ; art by Theo Krynauw. cover
Describes the vehicles used for space exploration, including the space shuttle, a space suit, and remote control rovers.
Into the white : Scott's Antarctic odyssey / Joanna Grochowicz. cover
Chronicles Robert Falcon Scott's doomed expedition to the South Pole, where he and his crew faced storms at sea, impenetrable pack ice, man-eating whales, extreme temperatures, and snow blindness.
Kangaroos / Jill Esbaum. cover
Readers learn all about kanagroos, including where they live in Australia, what they eat, and how they communicate, play, and grow.
Hawk Rising / Maria Gianferrari ; pictures by Brian Floca. cover
"A father red-tailed hawk hunts prey for his family in a suburban neighborhood in this thrilling, fierce, and gorgeous nonfiction picture book"--Amazon.
A is for astronaut : blasting through the alphabet / written by astronaut Clayton Anderson and illustrated by Scott Brundage. cover
"Former astronaut Clayton Anderson takes readers on an A to Z flight through the alphabet from astronaut and blastoff to spacewalk and Zulu Time. Topics cover the history of NASA, science, and practical aspects of being an astronaut using fun poems for each letter paired with longer expository text in the sidebars. Perfect for science buffs, budding astronauts, and astronomy lovers of all ages"-- From Amazon.
What do they do with all that poo? / written by Jane Kurtz ; illustrated by Allison Black. cover
"An exploration of different types of animal poo and what the zoo uses it for"-- Provided by publisher.
What was the Holocaust? / by Gail Herman ; illustrated by Jerry Hoare. cover
"A thoughtful and age-appropriate introduction to an unimaginable event--the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a genocide on a scale never before seen, with as many as twelve million people killed in Nazi death camps--six million of them Jews. Gail Herman traces the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, whose rabid anti-Semitism led first to humiliating anti-Jewish laws, then to ghettos all over Eastern Europe, and ultimately to the Final Solution. She presents just enough information for an elementary-school audience in a readable, well-researched book that covers one of the most horrible events in history. Includes a letter from the editor and series creator, Jane O'Connor"-- Provided by publisher.
What is the constitution? / by Patricia Brennan Demuth ; illustrated by Tim Foley. cover
"We the people at Who HQ bring readers the full story--arguments and all--of how the US Constitution came into being. Signed on September 17, 1787--four years after the American War for Independence--the Constitution laid out the supreme law of the United States of America. Today it's easy for us to take this blueprint of our government for granted. But the Framers--fifty-five men from almost all of the original 13 states--argued fiercely for many months over what ended up being only a four-page document. Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the hotly fought issues--those between Northern and Southern States; big states and little ones--and the key players such as James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington who suffered through countless revisions to make the Constitution happen"-- Provided by publisher.
Awesome science experiments for kids : 100+ fun STEAM projects and why they work / Crystal Chatterton ; photography by Paige Green. cover
"Loaded with 100+ kid-tested experiments in science, technology, engineering, art, and math--Science Experiments for Kids puts the STEAM back in learning. Getting kids excited about science can be difficult. Science Experiments for Kids provides young scientists ages 5-10 with hands-on experiments that teach them how to apply the scientific method. From the home laboratory of former chemistry teacher and blogger behind the Science Kiddo, Crystal Chatterton combines fun experiments with the hows and whys behind them in Science Experiments for Kids ... From figuring out how quicksand works to turning a lemon into a battery, Science Experiments for Kids teaches young scientists how cool it is to be curious.!"--Amazon.com.
The Mongol Empire / edited by Carolyn DeCarlo. cover
Under the leadership of Genghis Khan, a confederation of nomadic farmers transformed into a powerful military force. This text demonstrations how an aggressive empire could have been established from such agrarian roots, inviting the reader to follow the rise of the Mongol Empire from its founding through its expansion into the Golden Horde in the West under the leadership of Batu and his successors and the Yuan Dynasty in the East under Kublai Khan. It also features the Mongol Empire's important role in the development of trade between the East and the West during the Middle Ages, particularly as recorded by Venetian merchant Marco Polo.
Pearl Harbor / by Nancy Ohlin ; illustrated by Roger Simo. cover
Presents information about Pearl Harbor covering everything from the history of WWII to the details of the attack.
Women's suffrage / Nancy Ohlin ; illustrated by Roger Simo. cover
"Blast back to the past and learn all about the women's suffrage movement. When people think about the women's suffrage movement, things like voting rights and protests may come to mind. But what was the movement all about, and what social change did it bring? This engaging nonfiction book, complete with black-and-white interior illustrations, will make readers feel like they've traveled back in time. It covers everything from the history of women's rights in the U.S. to women's suffrage movements across the world, and more. Find out interesting, little-known facts such as how the suffragists were the first people to ever picket the White House and how the nineteenth amendment granting women the right to vote passed by only one vote when a legislator changed his vote to "yes" after receiving a letter from his mother telling him to "do the right thing." The unique details, along with the clever interior illustrations, make this series stand out from the competition"-- Provided by publisher.
Explore my world : weather / by Lisa M. Gerry. cover
"Information about weather for young children."--Provided by publisher.
Mason jar science : 40 slimy, squishy, super-cool experiments / Jonathan Adolph. cover
"Heatproof, transparent, and durable, the mason jar is a science lab just waiting to be discovered. Unlock its potential with 40 dynamic experiments for budding scientists ages 8 and up. Using just a jar and a few ordinary household items, children learn to create miniature clouds, tiny tornadoes, small stalactites, and, of course, great goo and super slime! With a little ingenuity, the jar can be converted into a lava lamp, a water prism, a balloon barometer, and a compass. Each fun-packed project offers small-scale ways to illustrate the big-picture principles of chemistry, botany, biology, physics, and more."-- Provided by publisher.