New Kids' Non-Fiction Books

Rattlesnakes / S.L. Hamilton. cover
"Simple text and dynamic close-up photographs bring young readers face-to-face with rattlesnakes. Your students will learn about body parts, how the snakes hunt, habitat, nesting, and their terrifying rattle. The book also features information on snake handlers and what to do if you're bitten. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards."--Amazon.com.
Humpback whales : super singers / Katie Lajiness. cover
This book will delight young readers as they learn about the humpback whale's Awesome Animal Power. Basic information is covered, such as life cycle, range, diet, predators, and threats. Table of contents, body diagram, map, fun facts, facts page, glossary, and index are included.
Homing pigeons : navigation all-stars / Katie Lajiness. cover
This book will delight young readers as they learn about the homing pigeon's Awesome Animal Power. Basic information is covered, such as life cycle, range, diet, predators, and threats. Table of contents, body diagram, map, fun facts, facts page, glossary, and index are included.
Bees : cool communicators / Katie Lajiness. cover
This book will delight young readers as they learn about the bee's Awesome Animal Power. Basic information is covered, such as life cycle, range, diet, predators, and threats. Table of contents, body diagram, map, fun facts, facts page, glossary, and index are included.
Beavers : construction experts / Katie Lajiness.. cover
"This book will delight young readers as they learn about the beaver's Awesome Animal Power. Basic information is covered, such as life cycle, range, diet, predators, and threats. Table of contents, body diagram, map, fun facts, facts page, glossary, and index are included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards." -- Amazon.com.
The US flag / by Susan Rose Simms. cover
This book introduces readers to the long history of the US flag and what it represents. Readers learn about the different changes Old Glory has gone through over the years. Vivid photographs and easy-to-read text aid comprehension for early readers. Features include a table of contents, an infographic, fun facts, Making Connections questions, a glossary, and an index. QR Codes in the book give readers access to book-specific resources to further their learning. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Mount Rushmore / by Susan Rose Simms. cover
This book introduces readers to one of the United States' most iconic landmarks: Mount Rushmore. Readers learn about the history of the monument and what it represents to different groups of people within the United States. Vivid photographs and easy-to-read text aid comprehension for early readers. Features include a table of contents, an infographic, fun facts, Making Connections questions, a glossary, and an index. QR Codes in the book give readers access to book-specific resources to further their learning.
Everglades / Karina Hamalainen. cover
Learn true facts about Everglades National Park, including which plants and animals live there and how people are working to preserve the park.
The elephant / Jenni Desmond. cover
An introduction to the world of the elephant combines facts with illustrations that compare their size and amount they eat to objects in the everyday world.
Water power : energy from rivers, waves, and tides / by Laurie Brearley. cover
Learn about the history of hydroelectric power and how water power is used to generate electricity.
They lost their heads! : What happened to Washington's teeth, Einstein's brain, and other famous body parts / Carlyn Beccia. cover
"From the kidnapping of Einstein's brain to the horrifying end of Louis XIV's heart, the mysteries surrounding some of history's most famous body parts range from medical to macabre. Carlyn Beccia explores the misadventures of noteworthy body parts through history and uses them as springboards for exploring topics such as forensics, DNA testing, brain science, organ donation, and cloning. The engaging, conversational tone of the text, the wonderfully creepy subject matter, and the delightfully detailed art are sure to capture even the most reluctant readers. The famous people and their body parts include: Galileo Galilei / Fingers Louis XIV / Heart George Washington / Teeth Franz Hayden / Head Beethoven / Hair Abraham Lincoln / Body Cheng and Eng Bunker /Liver Phineas Gage / Skull John Wilkes Booth / Neck vertebrae Vincent Van Gogh / Ear Sarah Bernhardt / Leg Mata Hari / Head Albert Einstein / Brain Elvis Presley / Wart Thomas Edison / Last Breath"-- Provided by publisher.
Destination: space : living on other planets / Dr. Dave Williams and Loredana Cunti ; art by Theo Krynauw. cover
"This book examines what planets in our solar system offer the potential for space exploration and possible habitation, and what space travel looks like presently and in the future."-- Provided by publisher.
Kids cooking : students prepare and eat foods from around the world / George Ancona. cover
"Roll up your sleeves, wash your hands, and join four different groups of kids as they prepare recipes from all over the world, step by step. George Ancona's photographs record every crumb of effort as the children make their way around the kitchen, chopping, measuring, rolling, mixing, and learning about the food they're eager to eat. The end result? Roasted vegetables from Morocco, fried rice from China, minestrone from Italy, and salsa from Mexico, filling the kids' bowls and plates and tantalizing readers who may be inspired to cook up something savory of their own. Engaging photographs follow a diverse group of kids as they find out where their food comes from, how to prepare it -- and how great it is to share a meal together" -- Provided by Publisher.