Shares the life of the actress and inventor, describing how she overcame prejudice and stereotypes to become an accomplished inventor whose work helped pave the way for many modern communication technologies.
New Kids' Non-Fiction Books
Presents information about Josephine Baker, from her childhood in St. Louis and her early career in New York to her rise to fame in France and her role as a spy in World War II.
Presents alphabetically arranged topics on core elements of the game, including characters, weapons, maps, tiers, fatal fields, resources, shields, and select modes.
"In this first book in the Nature All Around series, kids will learn all about trees and the vital role that they play for people and animals. This introduction to the topic covers the different kinds of trees, how they grow and change throughout the seasons and how they provide a home to a variety of animals. Readers will get to know the trees in their neighbourhoods with the help of a tree-watching Q & A, an illustrated page to help identify leaves, and a full-spread map of different tree species across the United States and Canada. End matter includes information about endangered trees and how readers can help, a "Grow a Tree" activity, glossary and index."-- Provided by publisher.
Shares the stories of dogs from around the world that help save lives, including an urban search and rescue dog, avalanche rescue dog, and an emotional support dog.
Introduces the sea, describes the different zones and marine animals that can be found there, and offers suggestions for what people can do to protect them.
"The incredible true story of the twelve boys trapped with their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand and their inspiring rescue"-- Provided by publisher.
Plantology : 30 activities and observations for exploring the world of plants / Michael Elsohn Ross.
A nature and activity guide introduces the world of plants and the role they play in humans' lives, covering such topics as weeds, plant defense systems, pollination, and medical cures.
Meet the 19 different kinds of owls that call North America home. Explores the lives of owls in the wild, daytime roosts, nighttime hunts, calls, feathers, and pellets.
Not-so-great presidents : Commanders in Chief / Erik Slader and Ben Thompson ; illustrations by Tim Foley.
"Despite the power and responsibility that comes with the oval office, the president of the United States is only human--and far from perfect. While some suffered just a few minor mishaps, others are remembered for leaving behind much bigger messes. In the newest installment in the Epic Fails series, explore the lives, legacies, and failures of some of our country's not-so-great presidents"-- Provided by publisher.
National parks : a kid's guide to America's parks, monuments and landmarks / Erin McHugh, Brian Maebius ; illustrated by Neal Aspinall, Doug Leen.
Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space / Margot Lee Shetterly.
"Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as -human computers- used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African-American women who lived through the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country"--Amazon.com.
"Do you like learning about atoms, molecules, and other matter? Do you like to cook? Then Chemistry You Can Chomp is the right book for you! Learn about what chemists do and what they have discovered. Then explore chemistry further by making delicious snacks. Check out the entire Super Simple Science You Can Snack On series for more tasty STEM fun!
"Learn how technology has advanced from the steam engine to the automobile to the computer and beyond. Then explore technology further by making delicious snacks"--Back cover.
Young makers will discover their limitless potential with this Super simple DIY title. They will use makerspace tools and learn how to get inspired, problem-solve, and collaborate with others as their robo pet comes to life. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards
Presents the basic principles of gravity, a history of how the theory was developed, the revisions made by Albert Einstein, and descriptions of how gravity works in space, with examples from America's space program.
This beautifully photographed volume of inspired cupcake recipes, the latest title in the best-selling American Girl collection of cookbooks, begins with a range of trusted cake and frosting options, then offers easy ideas for the many creative ways in which cake and frosting can be combined, added to, and embellished according to preference and the occasion.-- Amazon
Popcorn country : the story of America's favorite snack / Cris Peterson ; photographs by David R. Lundquist.
It's Trevor Noah : born a crime : stories from a South African childhood ; adapted for young readers / Trevor Noah.
The comedian traces his coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.
"Celebrated picture book biographer Jeanette Winter shares the story of champion tennis players--and sisters--Venus and Serena Williams"-- Provided by publisher.
The author describes his childhood as an average student who often got into trouble with his twin brother, and how he became a NASA astronaut and commander of the International Space Station.
"This heartfelt memoir sequel to Marshfield Dreams captures the boyhood years of twelve-year-old Ralph Fletcher in relatable episodes of everyday triumphs and disappointments"-- Provided by publisher.
"A father, Gusti, expounds upon life with his son Mallko, who has Down syndrome"-- Provided by publisher.