Looks at how two boys growing up in Queens, New York, best friends who met in the sixth grade, became one of the most successful music duos of all time.
New Kids' Non-Fiction Books
What would she do? : 25 true stories of trailblazing rebel women / Kay Woodward ; illustrators, Andrew Archer, Anna Higgie, Jessica Singh, Jonny Wan, Kelly Thompson, Pietari Posti, Sofia Bonati, Su...
Profiles twenty-five female trailblazers who overcame huge obstacles, including Catherine the Great, Zaha Hadid, and Valentina Tereshkova.
Pride : the story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag / written by Rob Sanders ; illustrated by Steven Salerno.
Traces the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world.
Irving Berlin : the immigrant boy who made America sing / by Nancy Churnin ; illustrated by James Rey Sanchez.
Describes the life of the famous composer, who immigrated to the United States at age five and became inspired by the rhythms of jazz and blues in his new home.
"A biography of Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who served as a translator for the Lewis and Clark Expedition."--Provided by publisher.
"A biography of Martin Luther King Jr. that tells the story of how he used nonviolence to lead the civil rights movement"-- Provided by publisher.
"From the World Cup to the Olympics, from Mia Hamm to Carli Lloyd to Alex Morgan, here is the ultimate guide to Women's Soccer for young sports fans from an award-winning sports journalist. The moment the U.S. Women's Soccer team won the World Cup in 1999, the team's--and the sport's--popularity exploded in America. The Americans' electrifying rise to the top marked the biggest women's sporting event in our nation's history. Players like Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain instantly became international stars,setting the stage for the arrival of future greats like Carli Lloyd, Abby Wambach, and Alex Morgan. And with women's professional leagues continuing to take shape in America, as well as the skyrocketing popularity of the U.S. Women's National Team, there's no doubt that women's soccer has captivated fans across the country and beyond. Featuring Top Ten Lists and stunning photos of history-making moments, this comprehensive collection catalogs the rise of women's soccer in America; the greatest American players such as Mia Hamm, Hope Solo, and Alex Morgan; the greatest international stars, including Marta and Homare Sawa; the future class of superstars; and the most thrilling World Cup and Olympic matches. This is the perfect book for young sports fans eager to kick off their soccer schooling"-- Provided by publisher.
Profiles thirty notable figures throughout history, including Julius Caesar, Rosa Parks, Vincent Van Gogh, and Malala Yousafzai.
It's fun to learn about time / A Busy Picture Book Full of Fabulous Facts and Things to Do! Arianne Holden ; consultant: Dr. Naima Brown ; photography: John Freeman.
Offers an introduction to telling time for very young readers that combines fun illustrations with facts and activities.
Details the life and career of the brilliant mathematician who worked at NASA and helped plan the trajectories for the Mercury and Apollo missions, including the one that landed a man on the moon.
All about broken bones / Francesca Potts, RN ; consulting editor, Diane Craig, MA/Reading Specialist.
Delves inside the human body to provide basic information about the skeletal system and the causes, treatments, and preventitive measures associated with broken bones.
During the 1800s, many settlers moved westward across North America to seek their fortunes as farmers, ranchers, and miners. In the Wild West, there were few towns and few people paid much attention to laws. Readers will take a trip through this thrilling period of American history as they join Louise and Nat for a tale of cowboys in a frontier town. They will find out how people lived, worked, and traveled in the Wild West, and much more.
If you were a kid during the California Gold Rush / by Josh Gregory ; illustrated by Caroline Attia.
"Find out what it was like to be a kid during the California Gold Rush."--Provided by publisher.
"Each March, the worlds top sled dog teams gather in Alaska for the sports biggest event: the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. In this incredible race, mushers race their dog teams across more than 900 miles (1,448 kilometers) of rough Alaskan terrain. Readers will join Maggie and Alex, two young relatives of an Iditarod musher, as they get an insiders view of the race. They will learn about the Iditarods history, rules, strategies, and much more."--Amazon.com.
"In 1620, a group of Pilgrims left Europe aboard a ship called the Mayflower. They sailed toward North America, hoping to make a new home where they could practice their religion freely. Readers will join Hope and Theodore as their set sail on a 66-day journey across the Atlantic Ocean. They will learn what living conditions were like aboard the ship, what dangers the Pilgrims faced at sea, and much more"--Amazon.com.
The science of natural disasters : the devastating truth about volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis / written by Alex Woolf ; illustrated by Andy Rowland.
"Our planet can be violent and destructive. Volcanoes erupt, sending out clouds of ash and rivers of molten lava. Earthquakes shake up the land, destroying buildings and sparking destructive fires. Tsunamis--enormous ocean waves--crash onto the shore, devastating coastal communities. This fascinating guide to natural disasters combines fact-packed, easy-to-read text with colorful and quirky illustrations. From earthquakes to volcanoes, it is an eye-opening introduction to the devastating and often terrifying power of the natural world and how science can be used to predict disasters and help prevent loss of life"--Publisher's website.
The science of weather : the changing truth about Earth's climate / written by Ian Graham ; illustrated by Caroline Romanet.
"Describes what is weather around our planet."-- Provided by publisher.
The science of rocks and minerals : the hard truth about the stuff beneath our feet / written by Alex Woolf ; illustrated by Paco Sordo.
"Describes what rocks and minerals are."-- Provided by publisher.
The science of oceans : the watery truth about 72 percent of our planet's surface / written by Fiona Macdonald ; illustrated by Bryan Beach.
"Describes the oceans to the reader."-- Provided by publisher.
Breathe in, breathe out ... We all do it, every day and every night. Breathing is essential for life. It brings oxygen (a gas in the air) into our lungs. We need oxygen to keep our brains and bodies working properly. Without it--without breathing--we would die very quickly! This breathtaking guide to breathing explores the process of breathing and how disgusting substances like mucus and snot have unexpected uses.
The science of sea monsters : prehistoric reptiles of the sea / written by Alex Woolf ; illustrated by Andy Rowland and Bryan Beach ; series creator David Salariya.
"Introduces the reader to sea monsters."-- Provided by publisher.
Wisconsin-why is Wisconsin called the Badger State? The state drew huge numbers of lead miners in the 1800s. These miners were nicknamed badgers because they dug tunnels to search for the metal. Inside, you'll find: Which plants and animals live in Wisconsin; A timeline, photos-and how Wisconsin became a state; Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!.
"In which state is Washington, D.C., located? The U.S. capital city is not part of any state. It's a special district run by the U.S. government. Inside [this book] you'll find: how the local government works in Washington, D.C.; a timeline, photos -- and what city life is like in the nation's capital; surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!"--Back cover.
"Where did British colonists first settle when they came to America? Jamestown, Virginia became the first British colony in America when it was settled in 1607. Inside [this book] you'll find: Which Native American groups lived in Virginia; a timeline, photos -- and what Virginians do for fun; surprising true facts that wills shock and amaze you!"--Back cover.