Newest Children's Non-fiction Book:
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler : Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not.
Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not in vain: the boys' exploits and eventual imprisonment helped spark a full-blown Danish resistance. Interweaving his own narrative with the recollections of Knud himself, here is Phillip Hoose's inspiring story of these young war heroes.
One Plastic Bag : Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia tells the inspiring story of five women who creatively dealt with their village's plastic trash problem.
Despite limited resources and ridicule, Isatou and her friends persevered for more than a decade, eventually realizing economic empowerment through their recycled plastic purse project. The book also includes bonus information such as a Wolof language glossary, timeline of actual events, and photos of the women of Njau.
Winnie : The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh
Who could care for a bear? When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear for sale at the train station, he knew he could care for it. Harry was a veterinarian. But he was also a soldier in training for World War I.
Harry named the bear Winnie, short for Winnipeg, his company's home town, and he brought her along to the training camp in England. Winnie followed Harry everywhere and slept under his cot every night. Before long, she became the regiment's much-loved mascot.
But who could care for the bear when Harry had to go to the battleground in France? Harry found just the right place for Winnie while he was away: the London Zoo. There a little boy named Christopher Robin came along and played with Winnie. He could care for this bear too!
Sally Walker's heartwarming story, paired with Jonathan Voss's evocative illustrations, brings to life the story of the real bear who inspired Winnie the Pooh.
Going to school and making new friends can be tough. Going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers.
In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful (and very awkward) hearing aid.
The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear (sometimes things she shouldn't) but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become
El Deafo, Listener for All. More importantly, she is finally able to declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she has longed for.
Older Children's Non-Fiction:
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- A Boy and a Jaguar, by
- Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America's Own Backyard, by
- Plants Feed Me, by
- Zoobots : Wild Robots Inspired by Real Animals, by
- Stone Giant: Michelangelo's David and How He Came to Be, by
- Mysterious Patterns : Finding Fractals in Nature, by
- The Cart That Carried Martin, by
- 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
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- Helen's Eyes: A Photobiography of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's Teacher, by
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