Explains what causes blizzards by using the 1888 Schoolchildren's Blizzard as an example.
New Kids' Non-Fiction Books
The thrifty guide to the American Revolution : a handbook for time travelers / Jonathan W. Stokes ; illustrated by David Sossella.
Provides useful information for the practical time traveler, including appropriate period dress, how to fire a musket, what to do if you are shot by one, and how to survive a stint in the Continental Army.
The superstar story of the Harlem Globetrotters / by Larry Dobrow ; illustrations by Scott Burroughs.
"A.J. Styles has wrestled all over the world for over 20 years. Discover the journey that led Styles from the beginning to ultimately holding the WWE Championship, professional wrestling's top prize. The easy to read text is joined with beautiful and colorful photographs showing some of Styles' best moments in the ring." -- Publisher's website.
"Take a tour of Russia to learn about its history and culture and find out what it is like to live there"--Provided by publisher.
"Meet famous entertainer Zendaya! In this title, readers will follow Zendaya's career from her smash debut album Zendaya through The Greatest Showman and Spider-Man: Homecoming movies! Her charitable work with organizations such as feedONE is included."-- Amazon.com.
"Women have made some of the most important scientific discoveries of all time. In this title, readers learn about Hedy Lamarr from her early career as a Hollywood actress to her invention of a frequency-hopping mechanism that is now used in cell phones and GPS technology. A timeline, sidebars, fun facts, glossary, and index supplement the text." -- Publisher's website.
Learn about mathematician Ada Lovelace from her early work in creating the Bernoulli algorithm to her understanding that numbers could represent data, making her an early computer programmer.
Presents an introduction to the life and achievements of Clara Barton, from her childhood in Massachusetts and her early career as a schoolteacher to her accomplishments as a field nurse during the Civil War and her founding of the American Red Cross.
"Discover how Roman Reigns went from college football player to WWE's big dog, claiming his yard from The Undertaker at Wrestlemania. This title will go through Reigns' time in NXT, The Shield, and his championship wins along the way. The easy to read text is joined with beautiful photographs showing some of Reigns' best moments in the ring." -- Publisher's website.
Learn about chemist Rosalind Franklin from her early career in coal research ans x-ray crystallography to her groundbreaking phot that showed the structure of DNA.
Knowing what to say : finding the words to fit any situation / by Patti Kelley Criswell ; illustrated by Angela Martini.
"A friend talks about you behind your back. What do you say? You need a bigger allowance. How do you ask your parents? You ruin your friend's favorite book. How do you apologize? Here are the exact words you'll need in these situations -- plus more than 200 others. Look inside for the tools, tips, techniques (and actual words!) to help you untangle your tongue and speak out with confidence and grace."-- Amazon.com.
Liking herself - even on the bad days : the secrets to trusting yourself, being your best & never letting the bad days bring you down / Dr. Laurie Zelinger ; illustrated by Jennifer Kallis.
Perfect for budding young chefs looking to cook with confidence, this book will help make sure all your meals hit the spot. Cooking Step by Step is packed with 50 mouthwatering recipes that are easy to make and tasty enough for the whole family to enjoy.
"Join three fantastic felines as they embark on the adventures of their (nine) lives in this colorful Chapters book, filled with photos and fun facts. Meet Dusty, a Siamese cat who gives the phrase "cat burglar" new meaning. Take to the seas with Scatty, a sailor and cat hero. And trek across the United States with Vladimir, a real-life cat explorer! These amazing--and TRUE--stories are sure to keep cat lovers and adventure fans on the edge of their seats"-- Provided by publisher.
As the world now knows, Barack Obama has made history as our first African-American president. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography is perfect for primary graders looking for a longer, fuller life story than is found in the author's bestselling beginning reader Barack Obama: United States President.
Learn how Katherine Johnson broke barriers as a female African American mathematician.