Presents the history of robotics, from the world's earliest mechanized robots to modern machines used in the home, in the military, and in space exploration.
New Kids' Non-Fiction Books
Robots and drones : past, present, and future / written by Mairghread Scott ; illustrated by Jacob Chabot.
The unofficial Harry Potter cookbook : from cauldron cakes to knickerbocker glory--more than 150 magical recipes for wizards and non-wizards alike / Dinah Bucholz.
"Behind the Legend looks at creatures and monsters throughout history and analyzes them through a scientific, myth-busting lens, debating whether or not the sightings and evidence provided are adequate proof of their existence. In Unicorns, readers learnabout all the sightings and "proof" of them, from stories in history of people who sought unicorns, like Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, and Marco Polo, to why they were hunted so fiercely. This book also discusses additional history about the creatures, such as why their horns were so valued in medieval times, their presence in pop culture, and people's ongoing search for unicorns in modern times. Complete with engaging anecdotes, interesting sidebars, and fantastic illustrations, this book is one kids won't want to put down!"-- Provided by publisher.
The thrifty guide to ancient Rome : a handbook for time travelers / Jonathan W. Stokes ; illustrated by David Sossella.
Provides useful information about ancient Rome like culture, economics, fashion, history, law, and politics while offering practical advice on how to avoid being poisoned, beheaded, or torn apart by an angry mob.
Explains how to plant seeds, harvest fruits and vegetables, determine which plant parts are edible, spot pests in the garden, and use crops to cook--from bean and bacon spaghetti to polenta chips to tomato, feta, and basil pizza.
The adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig / by Steve Jenkins, Derek Walter, and Caprice Crane ; illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld.
"Esther the Wonder Pig was adopted as a teacup pig, but her dads Steve and Derek quickly find that she's actually a full-size pig who is far too big for their little apartment, so the family expands to a full-size farm with Esther and all her animal friends."-- Provided by publisher.