Read All About It! New Children's Nonfiction

Alicia Alonso : prima ballerina  book jacket Alicia Alonso : prima ballerina
by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
ISBN: 9780761455622
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Presents the life of the Cuban ballerina and choreographer, describing her early struggles as a dancer in New York City, her vision problems, her return to communist Cuba in the 1960s, and her work as director of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba.

 

Beethoven for kids : his life and music with 21 activities  book jacket Beethoven for kids : his life and music with 21 activities
by Helen Bauer
ISBN: 1569767114
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Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the most influential composers of all time, is brought vividly to life and made relevant to today's young musicians through 21 activities as well as a timeline, glossary, reading lists and more.

 

Born and bred in the Great Depression  book jacket Born and bred in the Great Depression
by Jonah Winter
ISBN: 0375861971
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The award-winning author of Here Comes the Garbage Barge! shares the true story of his father's Depression-era youth in East Texas, describing how, along with seven siblings, he stretched limited resources and discovered the meaning of family.

 

The case of the vanishing golden frogs  book jacket The case of the vanishing golden frogs
by Sandra Markle
ISBN: 0761351086
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A real-life science mystery invites young enthusiasts to witness a scientific team's journey to Panama, where they investigate the possible reasons why the golden frog population is disappearing.

 

E is for environment : stories to help children care for their world-- at home, at school, and at play  book jacket E is for environment : stories to help children care for their world-- at home, at school, and at play
by Ian James Corlett
ISBN: 1439194564
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Twenty-six short stories help to teach the importance of the environment and what children can do to help the Earth.

 

An edible alphabet : 26 reasons to love the farm  book jacket An edible alphabet : 26 reasons to love the farm
by Carol Watterson
ISBN: 1582464219
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A rhyming alphabet that names things related to modern farming, and provides background information on each one.

 

The fabulous flying machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont  book jacket The fabulous flying machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont
by Victoria Griffith
ISBN: 9781419700118
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A young reader's introduction to the innovations and achievements of the French airman who was the first pilot to lift off and land a completely self-propelled plane describes his early use of a dirigible and the 1906 competition that inspired his development of a winged aircraft.

 

The guardian team : on the job with Rena and Roo  book jacket The guardian team : on the job with Rena and Roo
by Cat Urbigkit
ISBN: 9781590787700
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Through simple, informative text and eye-catching photographs, the author shows how Rena, a dog, and Roo, a burro, develop into a super team of guardian animals on the sheep ranch in Wyoming where they live.

 

Harry Houdini : the legend of the world's greatest escape artist  book jacket Harry Houdini : the legend of the world's greatest escape artist
by Janice Weaver
ISBN: 9781419700149
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The life of Harry Houdini and his less famous partner, his brother Dash, includes details of his well-known career as a magician, as well as his interest in exposing fake mediums and other frauds. Sidebars highlight topics related to the early 20th century, such as child labor, the dime museums, and early aviation, an interest of Houdini's.

 

Holiday crafting and baking with kids : gifts, sweets and treats for the whole family!  book jacket Holiday crafting and baking with kids : gifts, sweets and treats for the whole family!
by Jessica Strand
ISBN: 9781452101095
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Holiday Crafting & Baking with Kids will bring the whole family together for some good holiday fun. Children ages four and up will love selecting their own materials and digging into these cheerful projects. There is something here for everyone and every winter occasion Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, New Year s, and Boxing Day! Step-by-step instructions, helpful templates, and color photos make it a cinch for little ones to follow along. Best of all, the materials and ingredients for these projects are inexpensive, easy to find, and even easier to turn into amazing gifts, decorations, and treats.

 

If you lived here : houses of the world  book jacket If you lived here : houses of the world
by Giles Laroche
ISBN: 0547238924
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Features detailed, bas-relief collage spreads of dwellings in other world regions and historical times to explain how different people live and have lived, from a village house in South Africa to a floating green house in the Netherlands.

 

It's snowing! book jacket It's snowing!
by Gail Gibbons
ISBN: 0823422372
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Introduces readers to snow and discusses topics such as different types of snowstorms, regions where snow falls, and how to prepare when a snowstorm approaches.

 

Nursery rhyme comics : [50 timeless rhymes from 50 celebrated cartoonists book jacket Nursery rhyme comics : [50 timeless rhymes from 50 celebrated cartoonists
edited by Chris Duffy
ISBN: 9781596436008
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Cartoon interpretations of 50 classic nursery rhymes incorporate contributions by several of today's preeminent artists and dedicate three pages of paneled comic art to each entry, from Roz Chast's "There Was a Crooked Man" to Nick Bruel's "Three Little Kittens."

 

Only the mountains do not move : a Maasai story of culture and conservation  book jacket Only the mountains do not move : a Maasai story of culture and conservation
by Jan Reynolds
ISBN: 1600603335
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"A photographic essay about the Maasai people in Kenya, traditionally nomadic herders, exploring the contemporary challenges they face--focusing on environmental changes such as the overgrazing of land and the threat of wildlife extinction--and how the Maasai are adapting their agricultural practices and lifestyle while preserving their culture"--Provided by publisher

 

Red Bird sings : the story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American author, musician, and activist  book jacket Red Bird sings : the story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American author, musician, and activist
by Gina Capaldi & Q.L. Pearce
ISBN: 9780761352570
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Recounts the life and accomplishments of the author, musician, and activist best known as Zitkala-Sa (Redbird).

 

What to expect when you're expecting joeys : a guide for marsupial parents (and curious kids)  book jacket What to expect when you're expecting joeys : a guide for marsupial parents (and curious kids)
by Bridget Heos
ISBN: 9780761358596
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A latest entry in a lighthearted series about how animals raise their young gives whimsical advice to marsupial parents-to-be on how to raise their pocket babies, providing coverage of how young wallabies, koalas and other marsupials feed, protect and warm their rapidly growing little ones.

 

Which side are you on? : the story of a song  book jacket Which side are you on? : the story of a song
by George Ella Lyon
ISBN: 9781933693965
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Which Side Are You On? tells the story of a song which was written in 1931 by Florence Reece in a rain of bullets. Florence's husband Sam was a coal miner in Kentucky. Miners went on strike until they could get better pay, safer working conditions, and health care. The company hired thugs to attack the organizers like Sam Reece. Writer George Ella Lyon tells this hair-raising story through the eyes of one of Florence's daughters, a dry-witted pig-tailed gal, whose vantage point is from under the bed with her six brothers and sisters. The thugs' bullets hit the thin doors and windows of the company house, the kids lying low wonder whether they're going to make it out of this alive, wonder exactly if this strike will make their lives better or end them, but their mother keeps scribbling and singing. "We need a song," she tells her kids. That's not at all what they think they need"-- Provided by publisher.

 

The wise fool : fables from the Islamic world  book jacket The wise fool : fables from the Islamic world
retold by Shahrukh Husain
ISBN: 1846862264
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A retelling of twenty-two Middle Eastern folktales about Mulla Nasreddin Hoca, a wise man remembered for his insightful and humorous stories.

 

The woman who lived with wolves : & other stories from the tipi  book jacket The woman who lived with wolves : & other stories from the tipi
told by Paul Goble

ISBN: 1935493205

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Beautifully illustrated by award-winning author Paul Goble, The Woman Who Lived with Wolves features a collection of 26 traditional stories from different Native American tribes, including the Pawnee, Cheyenne, Blackfoot, and Lakota. These include The Gift of the Sacred Calf Pipe which demonstrate the deep spiritual values contained in Native American oral culture. Also included is a foreword by Vivian Arviso Deloria, the former Executive Director of Education for the Navajo Nation.

 

A zeal of zebras : an alphabet of collective nouns  book jacket A zeal of zebras : an alphabet of collective nouns
by Woop Studios

ISBN: 1452104921

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A colorful introduction to animals, collective nouns and the alphabet includes whimsical art and clever wordplay, in a high-design title that includes an embarrassment of pandas, a galaxy of starfish, a shiver of sharks and more.