Newest Children's Non-fiction Book:
Plants Feed Me
Watermelons are fruits. Cabbages are leaves. Walnuts are seeds. Carrots are roots. People eat many parts of plants, sometimes even the flowers.
Detailed illustrations teach new readers about the edible parts of different plants, including leaves, flowers, stems, roots, and seeds. Labeled diagrams explain how an apple seed can grow into a new plant, reveal how a walnut is contained within its shell, and show how wheat seeds make flour.
An elegant, easy-to-read text and beautiful illustrations describe the parts of plants that humans eat.
Zoobots : Wild Robots Inspired by Real Animals
Innovations in the world of robotics are multiplying, with many cutting-edge breakthroughs, and this exciting and timely new book for young readers explores one particularly intriguing area: the world of robo-animals, or zoobots.
In an attempt to design robots that can solve problems or perform tasks that humans can't, or just can't do easily, roboticists have been looking at the unique skills some animals have. Using something called mechatronics (mechanical and electrical engineering combined with computer science) they are finding ways to closely mirror those skills in robot form.
Fascinating examples from the book of what zoobots can do include: finding survivors of a fire using sensitive, computerized
whiskers; scaling skyscraper walls using super stickiness; or delivering drugs deep within the human body using microscopic whiptails for locomotion. Twelve zoobots are described, each on its own two-page spread.
Stone Giant: Michelangelo's David and How He Came to Be
Michelangelo saw something--someone--special in the stone.
No one wanted the
giant. The hulking block of marble lay in the work yard, rained on, hacked at, and abandoned—until a young Michelangelo saw his David in it.
This is the story of how a neglected, discarded stone became a masterpiece for all time. It is also a story of how humans see themselves reflected in art.
Mysterious Patterns : Finding Fractals in Nature
We see familiar shapes in nature all around us: this orange looks like a sphere, that icicle a cone, those cucumbers are almost cylinders. But trees, clouds, or broccoli, what shapes are they?
In this photo-filled conceptual picture book, young readers will not only get an introduction to those amazing and naturally repeating patterns called fractals, but they will also learn about what makes fractals unique. Curious kids will leave with a sense of wonder about the intricacies of the natural world and the many shapes around us.
The Cart That Carried Martin
The strength and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. permeates this picture book about the funeral of Dr. King in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1968.
Quiet yet affecting, The Cart That Carried Martin is a unique tribute to the life of a man known world-wide for his outstanding efforts as a leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
Older Children's Non-Fiction:
- The Animal Book : A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest --and Most Surprising-- Animals on Earth, by
- Handle with Care : An Unusual Butterfly Journey, by
- Parrots Over Puerto Rico, by
- Rutherford B., Who Was He? : Poems about Our Presidents, by
- Clara and Davie, by
- Adventures in Cartooning : Characters in Action!, by
- Lincoln's Grave Robbers, by
- Fourth Down and Inches : Concussions and Football's Make-or-Break Moment, by
- Volcano Rising, by
- No Monkeys, No Chocolate, by
The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, by
- The Tree Lady : The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever, by
- Lives of the Scientists : Experiments, Explosions (and What the Neighbors Thought), by
- Jeff Kinney, by
- See What A Seal Can Do, by
- Walt Disney : The Man Behind the Magic, by
- How Do You Burp in Space? : And Other Tips Every Space Tourist Needs to Know, by
- LEGO Play Book : Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life, by
- Battle of the Dinosaur Bones: Othniel Charles Marsh vs. Edward Drinker Cope, by
- Lost Cities, by
- Rick Riordan, by
- Saving the Environment, by
- Dav Pilkey, by
- The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure, by
- Stronger than Steel: Spider DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope, by
- Follow Follow : A Book of Reverso Poems, by
- Miracle Mud: Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud That Changed Baseball, by
- Henry and the Cannons: An Extraordinary True Story of the American Revolution, by
- Can You Survive an Earthquake?: An Interactive Survival Adventure, by
- Alien Deep: Revealing the Mysterious Living World at the Bottom of the Ocean, by
- The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau, by
- The Technology of Basketball, by
- Eye Candy: Crafting Cool Candy Creations, by
- Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team, by
- Bomb : The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon, by
- Guinness World Records 2010
- Open Me Up: Everything You Need to Know About the Human Body, by
- Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington, by
- The Frog Scientist, by
- Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature's Mysteries from Perilous Places, by
- Getting Ready for the Fair, by
- Bees, Snails & Peacock Tails, by
- Helen's Eyes: A Photobiography of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's Teacher, by
- Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, by
- Frogs, by
- What the World Eats, by