New Kids' Non-Fiction Books

A sea otter to the rescue / by Thea Feldman ; illustrated by Rachel Sanson. cover
"In an aquarium in California, there was a sea otter who was a mother for rescued pups. She taught them how to look for crabs and open clam shells. She also inspired a state law to protect the endangered species. A special section at the back of this book includes tips on how readers can help sea otters!"-- Provided by publisher.
You are awesome / Matthew Syed ; illustrated by Toby Triumph. cover
"This positive and empowering guide, by bestselling mindset author Matthew Syed, will help boys and girls build resilience, fulfil their potential and become successful, happy, awesome adults. I'm no good at sport ... I can't do maths ... I really struggle with exams ... Sound familiar? If you believe you can't do something, the chances are you won't try. But what if you really could get better at maths, or sport or exams? In fact, what if you could excel at anything you put your mind to? You Are Awesome can help you do just that, inspiring and empowering young readers to find the confidence to realise their potential. The first children's book from Times journalist, two-time Olympian and best-selling mindset author Matthew Syed, it uses examples of successful people from Mozart to Serena Williams to demonstrate that success really is earned rather than given, and that talent can be acquired. With hard work and determination, practice and self-belief, and, most importantly, a Growth Mindset, there's no reason why anyone can't achieve anything. Practical, insightful and positive, this is the book to help children build resilience, embrace their mistakes and grow into successful, happy adults."--Amazon.com.
Our world is relative / Julia Sooy ; illustrated by Molly Walsh. cover
"A fun and engaging picture book explaining Einstein's theory of relativity."-- Provided by publisher.
Bringing down a president : the Watergate scandal / Andrea Balis & Elizabeth Levy ; illustrations by Tim Foley. cover
Describes the events, personalities, and issues involved in the Watergate Affair, featuring quotes from primary source materials.
Acting wild : how we behave like birds, bugs, and beasts / by Maria Birmingham ; illustrated by Dave Whamond. cover
"For a long time, scientists have tried to figure out what separates us from animals. For example, one early hypothesis was our use of tools-until Jane Goodall famously recorded observations of chimpanzees making and using tools. In fact, it looks like the very things that we once thought distinguished humans, our creativity, our ingenuity, our capacity of planning or abstract thought, are the very things that actually make us very animal! Maria Birmingham explores many of the surprising ways that humans behave just like animals. Topics covered: farming, teaching, laughing, mourning, building, using tools, communicating, grooming, playing, working together, travelling. Paired with Dave Whamond's humorous cartoon-style illustrations, this nonfiction book will show kids that it's entirely okay to act like an animal-we can't help it!"-- Provided by publisher.
Willow the therapy dog / by Lisa M. Gerry ; photographs by Lori Epstein. cover
"Story about an aid dog, for children"-- Provided by publisher.
What is an archaeologist? / Libby Romero. cover
Decribes the role of the archaeologist, including what they do, what tools they use in the field, and the future of the profession.
Migration : incredible animal journeys / Mike Unwin ; illustrated by Jenni Desmond. cover
"Animals of all shapes and sizes make epic journeys across our planet, through harsh weather, avoiding hungry predators, in their efforts to survive. Travel around the globe with some of the world's most incredible animals and discover their unique migration stories"--Provided by publisher.
Man-of-war / illustrated by Stephen Biesty ; written by Richard Platt. cover
Takes a detailed look inside a British warship of the Napoleonic age, providing facts about the ship and the people aboard it.
Fortnite. Weapons / by Josh Gregory. cover
"With hundreds of millions of players around the world, Fortnite is the video game sensation that has taken the world by storm. Its unique design combines the construction and problem solving of games like Minecraft with competitive online battles. In this book, readers will learn all about the main different weapons in the game. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter." -- Amazon.com.
Fortnite. Building / by Josh Gregory. cover
"With hundreds of millions of players around the world, Fortnite is the video game sensation that has taken the world by storm. Its unique design combines the construction and problem solving of games like Minecraft with competitive online battles. In this book, readers will learn all about the game's building system, from how different structures are built to how they can be used in battle situations. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter." -- Back cover.
Fortnite. Combat / by Josh Gregory. cover
"With hundreds of millions of players around the world, Fortnite is the video game sensation that has taken the world by storm. Its unique design combines the construction and problem solving of games like Minecraft with competitive online battles. In this book, readers will learn all about the different strategies they can use to succeed when competing against other players online. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter." -- Back cover.
Fortnite : beginner's guide / by Josh Gregory. cover
"With hundreds of millions of players around the world, Fortnite is the video game sensation that has taken the world by storm. Its unique design combines the construction and problem solving of games like Minecraft with competitive online battles. In this book, readers will learn everything they need to know to get started in their first online Battle Royale matches. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter." -- Amazon.com.
Fortnite. Healing items and potions / by Josh Gregory. cover
"With hundreds of millions of players around the world, Fortnite is the video game sensation that has taken the world by storm. Its unique design combines the construction and problem solving of games like Minecraft with competitive online battles. In this book, readers will learn all about the game's huge variety of helpful items. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter." -- Back cover.
Fortnite. Scavenging / by Josh Gregory. cover
"With hundreds of millions of players around the world, Fortnite is the video game sensation that has taken the world by storm. Its unique design combines the construction and problem solving of games like Minecraft with competitive online battles. In this book, readers will learn how to seek out the weapons, building materials, and other items they will need to succeed as they play the game. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter." -- Back cover.
Fortnite. Skins / by Josh Gregory. cover
"With hundreds of millions of players around the world, Fortnite is the video game sensation that has taken the world by storm. Its unique design combines the construction and problem solving of games like Minecraft with competitive online battles. In this book, readers will learn all about the many options for customizing a character in the game. Includes table of contents, author biography, sidebars, glossary, index, and informative backmatter." -- Back cover.
Coding with Scratch : a step-by-step guide to coding through 20 apps / author, theCoderSchool ; text and design, Toucan Books Ltd ; illustrations Simon Basher. cover
Enter Basher's colorful world of coding with Scratch. Meet some dynamic characters just itching to show you the basic concepts of programming, and to teach you how to make your very own apps. Coding from Scratch: Uses the latest version of Scratch 3.0. Introduces 20 activities with fun challenges to test your skill. Lets you build your first computer game.
Plant, sow, make & grow : mud-tastic activities for budding gardeners / Esther Coombs. cover
Get little gardeners growing and learning with this low-stress approach to producing yummy fruit, veggie and bug friendly flowers. You'll find plenty of handy gardening information to get you started, tips about what wildlife you may see, raiding your recycling box to make some useful gardening accessories and other craft activities.
Wedges / by Joanne Mattern. cover
"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to wedges. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"-- Provided by publisher.
Volcanoes / by Betsy Rathburn. cover
"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to volcanoes. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"-- Provided by publisher.
Tsunamis / by Betsy Rathburn. cover
"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to tsunamis. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"-- Provided by publisher.
Mountain lions / by Lindsay Shaffer. cover
"Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to mountain lions. Intended for students in kindergarten through third grade"-- Provided by publisher.
Nerd Aa – Zz : your reference to literally figuratively everything you've always wanted to know / T.J. Resler. cover
"Reference title with facts and statistics and other information about science, for kids"-- Provided by publisher.
Big breath : a guided meditation for kids / William Meyer ; illustrated by Brittany R. Jacobs. cover
"A guided meditation for children, illustrated with colorful drawings, designed to promote calm and well-being"-- Provided by publisher.