New Nonfiction Books for Kids
Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Nonfiction Books for kids.
We Are Grateful
Otsaliheliga is a Cherokee word that is used to express gratitude. Journey through the year with a Cherokee family and their tribal nation as they express thanks for celebrations big and small. This book presents a look at modern Native American life as told by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
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"In October 1918, during World War I, nearly seven hundred American soldiers were trapped behind enemy lines with no prospect of rescue. Allied troops did not have access to their location, and every attempt at communication provoked more casualties. Their only hope -- to dispatch a trained messenger pigeon to reach help miles away. This unforgettable story celebrates courage and determination in its most vulnerable form. Cher Ami's fearless flight was a remarkable moment in history."--
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At the Pond
"Witty poems and luminous illustrations celebrate a day at the pond." --
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City Streets Are for People
"Congested city streets are noisy and thick with cars and trucks, while pedestrians and cyclists are squeezed to the dangerous edges--but does it have to be this way? Imagine a city where we aren't stuck in cars, where clean air makes it easier to breathe, and where transit is easy to access--and on time. Imagine a city where streets are for people! This fun, accessible and ultimately hopeful book explores sustainable transportation around the globe, including electric vehicles, public transit, bicycles, walking and more. It invites us to conjure up a city of the future, where these modes are all...
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The Mystery of the Monarchs
"An entomologist and his wife solve the mysteries of monarch butterfly migration with the help of schoolchildren in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, in this colorful picture book based on a true story"--
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Mae Makes A Way
"Mae had a dream to make one-of-a-kind hats. But the path for a Black female designer was unclear, so Mae made a way, leaving her home in the segregated South to study at the Chicago School of Millnery. Now, Mae had the skills, but craved the independence to create her own styles. So Mae found a way. In Philadelphia, she became the first Black woman to own a business on South Street. Whether you were Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Marian Anderson or a lady from the neighborhood, Mae wanted you to look good and feel special in one of her...
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"How do you pick football's GOATs? Is Tom Brady the greatest quarterback? Is Alan Page the greatest defensive tackle? Who's the all-around champ? It comes down to stats, history, and hunches. Read more about some of the legends of football and see if you agree that they're the greatest of all time"--
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Earth Knowledge Genius!
"A brilliant quiz book for clever kids - put your knowledge about planet Earth to the test and dazzle your family and friends with your brainpower!"--Publisher's description.
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The Perfect Split
In this math themed story, Albert the mouse and his friend Leo agree to split everything they get at the arcade restaurant, Melty's, equally--which works perfectly until their "prize" turns out to be seven balls.
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Why Humans Work
"Part of the nonfiction Orca Think series for middle-grade readers, with photographs and illustrations throughout. This book explores why we work and why people around the world end up in the jobs, careers and professions they do."--
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