Newest Children's Non-fiction Book:
Here Is the World : A year of Jewish Holidays
Here Is the World is a joyous celebration of the Jewish holidays throughout the year for young children.
Beginning with the weekly observance of Shabbat, readers join a family through the holidays and the corresponding seasons. From sounding the shofar on Rosh Hashanah to lighting the menorah for Chanukah to rattling a grogger for Purim, and on through the Jewish year, the joy and significance of each holiday beautifully come to life.
In addition to the narrative text, there is a description of each holiday in the back matter along with an easy craft or recipe.
What keeps objects from floating out of your hand?
What if your feet drifted away from the ground?
What stops everything from floating into space?
As in his previous books, Jason Chin has taken a complex subject and made it brilliantly accessible to young readers in this unusual, innovative, and very beautiful book.
The Girl from the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement
Before the Little Rock Nine, before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King Jr. and his March on Washington, there was Barbara Rose Johns, a teenager who used nonviolent civil disobedience to draw attention to her cause.
In 1951, witnessing the unfair conditions in her racially segregated high school, Barbara Johns led a walkout, the first public protest of its kind demanding racial equality in the U.S., jumpstarting the American civil rights movement. Ridiculed by the white superintendent and school board, local newspapers, and others, and even after a cross was burned on the school grounds, Barbara and her classmates held firm and did not give up. Her school's case went all the way to the Supreme Court and helped end segregation as part of Brown vs. the Board of Education.
Barbara Johns grew up to become a librarian in the Philadelphia school system. The Girl from the Tar Paper School mixes biography with social history and is illustrated with family photos, images of the school and town, and archival documents from classmates and local and national news media. The book includes a civil rights timeline, bibliography, and index.
Older Children's Non-Fiction:
- 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
- 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