Children’s New Arrivals – Nonfiction

June Arrivals


    • J 031.02 HANDICOTT
      Handicott, Ben
      Wonders of the world
      Summary:Presents information about some of the greatest sights and places around the world, from the Northern Lights to the Pyramid at Giza.
      ISBN:“1786033445 : HRD”, “9781786033444 : HRD”





    • J 291.13 MORAES
      Moraes, Thiago de
      Myth atlas : maps and monsters, heroes and gods from twelve mythological worlds
      Summary:Presents pictorial maps showing how twelve cultures saw the world. For some, it was a giant tree or an upside-down mountain, while others believed we were living on the back of a giant turtle. It reveals what the Egyptians, Greeks, Hindus, Norse, Polynesians, Aztecs, and many more believed, and includes an array of gods, monsters, heroes, tricksters, and fantastical beasts.
      ISBN:1499808283, 9781499808285



    • J 306.76 MEDINA
      Medina, Nico
      What was stonewall?
      ISBN:“9781524786014 (epub)”, “1544420668 : PBD”, “9781544420660 : PBD”



    • J 324.623 ZIMET
      Zimet, Susan
      Roses and radicals : the epic story of how American women won the right to vote
      Summary:“The United States of America is almost 250 years old, but American women won the right to vote less than a hundred years ago. And when the controversial nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution-the one granting suffrage to women-was finally ratified in 1920, it passed by a mere one-vote margin. The amendment only succeeded because a courageous group of women had been relentlessly demanding the right to vote for more than seventy years. The leaders of the suffrage movement are heroes who were fearless in the face of ridicule, arrest, imprisonment, and even torture. Many of them devoted themselves to the cause knowing they wouldn’t live to cast a ballot. The story of women’s suffrage is epic, frustrating, and as complex as the women who fought for it. Illustrated with portraits, period cartoons, and other images, Roses and Radicals celebrates this captivating yet overlooked piece of American history and the women who made it happen”–,”A history of the women’s movement and the fight to ratify the 19th Amendment-giving women the right to vote in 1920″–
      ISBN:0425291464, 9780425291467, 0451477545, 9780451477545



    • J 342.73 DEMUTH
      Demuth, Patricia Brennan
      What is the constitution?
      Summary:“We the people at Who HQ bring readers the full story–arguments and all–of how the US Constitution came into being. Signed on September 17, 1787–four years after the American War for Independence–the Constitution laid out the supreme law of the UnitedStates of America. Today it’s easy for us to take this blueprint of our government for granted. But the Framers–fifty-five men from almost all of the original 13 states–argued fiercely for many months over what ended up being only a four-page document.Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the hotly fought issues–those between Northern and Southern States; big states and little ones–and the key players such as James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington who suffered through countless revisions to make the Constitution happen”–
      ISBN:“1544405480 : PBD”, “9781544405483 : PBD”



    • J 363.37 MAURER
      Maurer, Tracy
      The world’s worst wildfires
      Summary:“Wind blows dry, tall grass. A storm brews. Lightning strikes the ground, and soon, flames spread across the grassland. It’s a wildfire!”–
      ISBN:“9781543554830 (ebook pdf)”, “1543554792 : LIB”, “9781543554793 : LIB”





    • J 500.2 BARSS
      Barss, Patchen
      Flow, spin, grow : looking for patterns in nature
      Summary:“Flow, Spin, Grow encourages kids to observe and discover patterns in the natural world that reveal deep, unexpected connections. For example, look up, and you will see the branches of a tree. If you could see underground, you would also find its roots branching. And inside yourself, in your lungs and veins, there is also branching. And as water runs off from the mountains, into rivers, then streams, then creeks, that is also called branching. Why is that? It turns out that where there is flow, there is branching. There are other patterns around us all the time, such as spiraling and spinning, the way shapes stack, the way things crack. And if you look into any of these patterns, you will find a shared “logic” in the objects that express them. Flow, Spin, Grow speaks to our innate impulse to understand why things are the way they are. In addition to math and physics, patterns are inherently beautiful. This is reflected in illustrator Todd Stewart’s multilayered screen prints that take us from the miniscule (a spinning maple key) to the majestic (a spinning universe).”–
      ISBN:1771472871, 9781771472876



    • J 503 SPARROW
      Sparrow, Giles
      Children’s encyclopedia of science
      Summary:Introduces young readers to the world of science, including information on matter, the human body, and technology.
      ISBN:“1788285077 : HRD”, “9781788285070 : HRD”



    • J 507.8 LEIGH
      Leigh, Anna
      30-minute outdoor science projects
      Summary:“Explore science in your own backyard with these quick, fun outdoor science projects.”–
      ISBN:“1541538897 : LIB”, “9781541538894 : LIB”



    • J 513.2 MORGANELLI
      Morganelli, Adrianna
      Building tens with my friends
      Summary:Friends learn different ways to construct sets of ten and find it helps them get better at working with numbers and place value.
      ISBN:9780778762911, 9780778762300







    • J 523.1 CARTER
      Carter, James
      Once upon a star : a poetic journey through space
      Summary:“In this poetic tour of the universe, children learn about the Big Bang and the origins of life on Earth.”–
      ISBN:“0525579338 (hc)”, “9780525579335 (hc)”





    • J 523.4 MANLEY
      Manley, Curtis
      Just right : searching for the Goldilocks planet
      Summary:Follow a young girl as she explores questions about the wondrous search for another Goldilocks planet.
      ISBN:“1250155339 (hardcover)”, “9781250155337 (hardcover)”



    • J 523.7 MCANULTY
      McAnulty, Stacy
      Sun! : one in a billion
      Summary:“Meet Sun: He’s a star! And not just any star–he’s one in a billion. He lights up our solar system and makes life possible. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Sun in this next celestial “autobiography.” Rich with kid-friendly facts and beautifully illustrated, this is an equally charming and irresistible companion to Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years.”–
      ISBN:1250199328, 9781250199324



    • J 523.7 SELUK
      Seluk, Nick
      The sun is kind of a big deal
      Summary:“The Sun never stops working to keep things on Earth running smoothly. (That’s why it’s been Employee of the Month for 4.5 billion years.) So why does the Sun get to be center of attention? Because it’s our solar system’s very own star! This funny and factual picture book from Awkward Yeti creator Nick Seluk explains every part of the Sun’s big job: keeping our solar system together, giving Earth day and night, keeping us warm, and more. In fact, the Sun does so much for us that we wouldn’t be alive without it. That’s kind of a big deal. Each spread features bite-sized text and comic-style art with sidebars sprinkled throughout. Anthropomorphized planets (and Pluto) chime in with commentary as readers learn about the Sun.”–
      ISBN:“1338166972 (hardcover)”, “9781338166972 (hardcover)”



    • J 548 PETTIFORD
      Pettiford, Rebecca
      Crystals : geology genius
      Summary:“Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about how crystals form, the shapes they take, and where they can be found. Infographics aid understanding, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery.”–
      ISBN:“1624968252 (pbk.)”, “9781624968259 (pbk.)”, “1624968244 (hardcover : alk. paper)”, “9781624968242 (hardcover : alk. paper)”



    • J 551 HALE
      Hale, Christy
      Water land : land and water forms around the world
      Summary:Based on Montessori teachings, die-cut pages identify and contrast types of water bodies and their corresponding land masses to help young readers understand how connected the earth and the water really are.
      ISBN:1250152445, 9781250152442



    • J 552.1 SAWYER
      Sawyer, Ava
      Igneous rocks
      Summary:“Did you know igneous rock is formed as a result of volcanic activity? This type of rock is made up of minerals. Find out more about minerals, where igneous rocks form, and what purposes they serve. You may even have igneous rocks in your own home!”–
      ISBN:“1543527019 : LIB”, “9781543527018 : LIB”



    • J 552.4 SAWYER
      Sawyer, Ava
      Metamorphic rocks
      Summary:“Did you know rocks could go through metamorphosis? Intense heat or pressure changes the form of metamorphic rocks. This type of rock is the oldest found on Earth. Find out where metamorphic rocks are formed, how they’ve impacted the planet’s landscape, and more.”–
      ISBN:“1543527027 : LIB”, “9781543527025 : LIB”



    • J 552.5 SAWYER
      Sawyer, Ava
      Sedimentary rocks
      Summary:“Sedimentary rocks are all around you. They form from soil, gravel, dust, and other sediment. This type of rock is often affected by wind and water erosion. Learn how this can change an area’s landscape and how sedimentary rocks are useful.”–
      ISBN:“1543527035 : LIB”, “9781543527032 : LIB”



    • J 567.9 CARBALLIDO
      Pol, Diego
      The titanosaur : digging up the world’s largest dinosaur
      Summary:“Through a combination of photographs and illustrations, this picture book will tell the story of the discovery of this new dinosaur, while weaving in exciting facts about what life was like for this brand new species that doesn’t even have an official name yet! Chock-full of back matter like a glossary, a dinosaur time period chart, and a gatefold and/or inside jacket poster of the Titanosaur cast, kids of all ages will devour this book. Additionally, it will be vetted and approved by the specialists at the museum as the ultimate, official Titanosaur book.”–
      ISBN:“1338207393 (hardcover)”, “9781338207392 (hardcover)”



    • J 567.9 MY
      My encyclopedia of very important dinosaurs
      Summary:An introduction to dinosaurs provides information about more than eighty prehistoric creatures and describes how paleontologists study fossils and other clues to the prehistoric world.-
      ISBN:146546848X, 9781465468482



    • J 577.27 HERMAN
      Herman, Gail
      What is climate change?
      Summary:Presents an overview of climate change, discussing if humans are at fault for the rapidly warming Earth, and describes why climate change has recently become a political issue.
      ISBN:“1544405472 : PBD”, “9781544405476 : PBD”





    • J 591.14 HOLLAND
      Holland, Mary
      Animal noses
      Summary:“Noses come in all kinds of shapes and sizes that are just right for its particular animal host. Not only do most animals use their noses to breathe but for many animals, the sense of smell helps them find food, a mate, or even to know when danger is near! Following Animal Tails, Animal Eyes, Animal Mouths (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Science Award), and Animal Legs, Mary Holland continues her photographic Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series by exploring many different animal noses and how those noses help the animals survive in their habitats”–
      ISBN:“9781607188100 (Interactive, read-aloud ebook features selectable English)”, “9781643511542 (English ePub)”, “9781607188087 (English ebook PDF downloadable)”, “1607188058 : SAL”, “9781607188056 : SAL”



    • J 591.18 HOLLAND
      Holland, Mary
      Animal ears
      ISBN:“1607184478 : SAL”, “9781607184478 : SAL”



    • J 591.47 JENKINS
      Jenkins, Steve
      Look at me! : how to attract attention in the animal world
      Summary:“The latest offering from the award-winning team of Robin Page and Steve Jenkins focuses on the most unique and exciting animal displays in the natural world, used by creatures to stand out. This eye-catching, high-interest material is ideal for nature lovers, Jenkins fans, and even the most reluctant readers.”–
      ISBN:“0544935535 (hbk.)”, “9780544935532 (hbk.)”



    • J 591.56 WARD
      Ward, Jennifer
      Mama dug a little den
      Summary:“An exploration of all the different kinds of dens animals build for their babies.”–
      ISBN:“1481480375 (hardcover : alk. paper)”, “9781481480376 (hardcover : alk. paper)”, “9781481480383 (e-book)”





    • J 597.89 JENKINS
      Jenkins, Steve
      The frog book
      Summary:An introduction to an assortment of the world’s frog species discusses their colors, shapes, and sizes; many different habitats; their lifecycle; and how they find food, escape danger, and attract a mate.
      ISBN:0544387600, 9780544387607



    • J 599.37 POLIQUIN
      Poliquin, Rachel
      Beavers
      Summary:Uses humor to describe why the beaver is such an extraordinary animal.
      ISBN:0544949870, 9780544949874



    • J 599.743 MONTGOMERY
      Montgomery, Sy
      The hyena scientist
      Summary:“Travel to the African bush with Sibert medal winning team Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop in this myth-busting new addition to the Scientists in the Field series as they join the internationally acclaimed woman researcher conducting one of the longest and most important studies of African mammals in the history of science.”–
      ISBN:0544635116, 9780544635111



    • J 599.785 CHERRIX
      Cherrix, Amy E.
      Backyard bears : conservation, habitat changes, and the rise of urban wildlife
      Summary:“North Carolina’s black bears were once a threatened species, but now their numbers are rising in and around Asheville. But what happens when conservation efforts for a species are so successful that there’s a boom in the population? Can humans and bears live compatibly? What are the long-term effects for the bears? Author Amy Cherrix follows the scientists who, in cooperation with local citizen scientists, are trying to answer to these questions and more. Part field science, part conservation science, Backyard Bears looks at black bears–and other animals around the globe–who are rapidly becoming our neighbors in urban and suburban areas.”–
      ISBN:“1328858685 (hardcover)”, “9781328858689 (hardcover)”





    • J 629.45 BETHEA
      Bethea, Nikole Brooks
      Moon landing
      Summary:“In The Moon Landing, readers will learn about the science and technology behind the first trip to the moon. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn about the challenges the astronauts faced and the triumph of the landing”–
      ISBN:“9781624968723 (hardcover : alk. paper)”



    • J 629.45 GLADSTONE
      Gladstone, James
      Earthrise : Apollo 8 and the photo that changed the world
      Summary:“Earthrise tells the story of the first time the planet Earth was photographed in color from space. The photo, later called Earthrise, was taken in 1968 by the astronauts on Apollo 8, the first US space mission to break free of Earth’s orbit and circle the Moon. The Apollo 8 astronauts were surveying the lunar surface for places to land future missions. As they were charting the Moon, they happened to look up just as Earth, in a flash of color and life, was rising above the darkness of space and the dead rock of the Moon. The sight had a profound effect on the astronauts-and the photo they took had a similarly profound effect when it was published back on Earth in newspapers and magazines. By making clear that Earth was, and is, at heart, a world without borders, a home to all peoples, the photo’s mind-bending shift in perspective is credited for galvanizing the fledgling environmental movement and sparking hope in a year of global unrest. And, to quote from the last page of the book, ‘in a time when people still struggle to live together in peace, that picture of the rising Earth is as powerful now as it was in 1968’.”–
      ISBN:1771473169, 9781771473163



    • J 629.45 JEFFERIS
      Jefferis, David
      Project Apollo : the race to land on the Moon
      Summary:On July 23, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin stepped from their spacecraft onto the alien soil of the Moon-Earth’s sister world. Using archival images and explanatory text, this riveting title guides the reader through NASA’s Apollo space program, including the tragic deaths of an entire flight crew and Apollo’s ultimate triumph-the first lunar landing in 1969. Maps of the Moon show where Apollo 11’s lunar lander Eagle landed and the route taken by the Soviet robot lander Lunokhod 1 in 1970.
      ISBN:9780778754190, 9780778754107



    • J 629.45 LONG
      Long, David
      When we walked on the moon
      Summary:Chronicles the history of the Apollo space program, tracing the events of missions ranging from the 1969 lunar landing to the rescue of Apollo 13, offering lesser-known facts that marked each journey.
      ISBN:“1786030926 : HRD”, “9781786030924 : HRD”



    • J 629.454 BROWN
      Brown, Don
      Rocket to the moon!
      Summary:On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it wasnt just one man who got us to the moon. The Moon Landing explores the people and technology that made the moon landing possible. Instead of examining one persons life, it focuses on the moon landing itself, showing the events leading up to it and how it changed the world. The book takes readers through the history of rocket building: from ancient Chinese rockets, to “bombs bursting in air” during the War of 1812, to Russia’s Sputnik program, to the moon landing. Beautifully illustrated and well-researched, this book is the perfect resource for curious readers and tomorrows scientists. It includes a timeline of space travel, a bibliography, and an index.
      ISBN:1419734040, 9781419734045











    • J 786.8 LAKIN
      Lakin, Patricia
      Steel drums
      Summary:“Go behind the scenes and learn how craftsman Glenn Rowsey makes one-of-a-kind steel drums by hand with this nonfiction book that’s full of photographs and illustrations about his process. Tap-happy Glenn was inspired and taught by the Father of the Modern Steel Drum, Ellie Mannette. This book gives a step-by-step glimpse at Glenn’s creative process for making and tuning pans–from start to finish–with love and care. It also features a timeline and history detailing how the passion of generations of determined people from Trinidad gave birth to this percussion instrument. Charts, infographics, and bold photographs will inspire kids to make their own objects by hand”–Publisher’s website.
      ISBN:1481478982, 9781481478984



    • J 796.083 HEWITT
      Hewitt, Ben
      The young adventurer’s guide to (almost) everything : build a fort, camp like a champ, poop in the woods–45 action-packed outdoor activities
      Summary:“Once upon a time, kids learned the most amazing and unusual things. They learned how to shelter and clothe themselves, how to use a knife and hatchet, how build a fire, tie knots, and read a compass. They learned how to spend a comfortable night in the forest without a nylon tent from REI. The Young Adventurer’s Guide will teach kids everything from how to walk like a fox and see like an owl to use the stars as their own personal GPS and even how to build the world’s coolest fort out of foraged sticks. This handbook for curious kids will empower them to explore the natural world and even the comfort of their own backyard through a whole new set of skills. Featuring 65 different skills in sections that include: Secrets of the Woods, The Best Camping Trip,Make Cool Stuff That’s Actually Useful and Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary”–
      ISBN:“1611805945 : HRD”, “9781611805949 : HRD”



    • J 797.3 MACDONALD
      MacDonald, Lisa
      The science of waves and surfboards
      Summary:Explores the science and history of surfing, and features of surfboards that make them work for different body types and skill levels.
      ISBN:“1549080628 : PBD”, “9781549080623 : PBD”



    • J 910 KREITNER
      Kreitner, Richard
      Booked : a traveler’s guide to literary locations around the world
      Summary:A practical, armchair travel guide that explores eighty of the most iconic literary locations from all over the globe that you can actually visit. A must-have for every fan of literature, Booked inspires readers to follow in their favorite characters footsteps by visiting the real-life locations portrayed in beloved novels including the Monroeville, Alabama courthouse in To Kill a Mockingbird, Chatsworth House, the inspiration for Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice, and the Kyoto Bridge from Memoirs of a Geisha. The full-color photographs throughout reveal the settings readers have imagined again and again in their favorite books. Organized by regions all around the world, author Richard Kreitner explains the importance of each literary landmark including the connection to the author and novel, cultural significance, historical information, and little-known facts about the location. He also includes travel advice like addresses and must-see spots.
      ISBN:“0316420875 (paper over board)”, “9780316420877 (paper over board)”



    • J 910.41 THURAS
      Thuras, Dylan
      The Atlas Obscura explorer’s guide for the world’s most adventurous kid
      Summary:“Presents a kid’s illustrated guide to 100 of the world’s wonders, both natural and manmade, in 47 countries and on every continent on earth. Travel the world through common points of interest, from sacred skeletons (Trunyan Tree cemetery in Indonesia leads you to India’s Skeleton Lake, for example) to wild waterfalls (while in Zambia visit the Devil’s Swimming Pool–and then move on to Antarctica’s Blood Falls) to ice caves to bioluminescence”–
      ISBN:1523503548, 9781523503544



    • J 910.91 SABOL
      Sabol, Stephanie
      What was the Titanic?
      Summary:“For more than 100 years, people have been captivated by the disastrous sinking of the Titanic that claimed over 1,500 lives. Now young readers can find out why the great ship went down and how it was discovered seventy-five years later. At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic, the largest passenger steamship of this time, met its catastrophic end after crashing into an iceberg. Of the 2,240 passengers and crew onboard, only 705 survived. More than 100 years later, today’s readers will be intrigued by the mystery that surrounds this ship that was originally labeled ‘unsinkable’.”–Provided by publisher.
      ISBN:“1544401515 : PBD”, “9781544401515 : PBD”



    • J 911 HISTORY
      Adams, Simon
      Children’s illustrated history atlas
      Summary:“This beautiful history atlas helps children learn about world history, all the way from the first humans leaving Africa right up to how the world looks now, with a modern world map. It’s packed with more than 40 historical maps and fascinating nuggets of information about the past.”–Publisher’s description.
      ISBN:146547031X, 9781465470317





    • J 929.92 SILVESTRI
      Silvestri, Federico
      The atlas of flags
      Summary:A global tour of national flags describes the history of notable flags, explaining how other nations’ flags are sometimes used as inspiration for newly independent countries.
      ISBN:“8854412805 : HRD”, “9788854412804 : HRD”



    • J 940.5318 HERMAN
      Herman, Gail
      What was the Holocaust?
      Summary:“A thoughtful and age-appropriate introduction to an unimaginable event–the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a genocide on a scale never before seen, with as many as twelve million people killed in Nazi death camps–six million of them Jews. Gail Herman traces the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, whose rabid anti-Semitism led first to humiliating anti-Jewish laws, then to ghettos all over Eastern Europe, and ultimately to the Final Solution. She presents just enough information for an elementary-school audiencein a readable, well-researched book that covers one of the most horrible events in history. Includes a letter from the editor and series creator, Jane O’Connor”–
      ISBN:“1518239145 : PBD”, “9781518239144 : PBD”



    • J 952.023 TASHIRO
      Tashiro, Osamu
      The samurai handbook
      Summary:“Japan in the 1500s was torn apart by warring clans. The heroes of the many battles were the samurai who defended lands, conquered foes, and unified the nation. Learn their stories, and explore their armor, weapons, tactics, and more”–Back Cover.
      ISBN:4056210632, 9784056210637



    • J 974.71 YAZDANI
      Yazdani, Ashley Benham
      A green place to be : the creation of Central Park
      Summary:New York City needed a park — a special spot to gather, play, and enjoy nature. A quiet, wild place made just for you. In 1858, New York City was growing so fast that new roads and tall buildings threatened to swallow up the remaining open space. The people needed a green place to be — a park with ponds to row on and paths for wandering through trees and over bridges. When a citywide contest solicited plans for creating a park out of barren swampland, Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted put their heads together to create the winning design, and the hard work of making their plans a reality began. By winter, the lake opened for skating. By the next summer, the waterside woodland known as the Ramble opened for all to enjoy. Meanwhile, sculptors, stone masons, and master gardeners joined in to construct thirty-four unique bridges, along with fountains, pagodas, and band shells, making New York’s Central Park a green gift to everyone. Included in the end matter are bios of Vaux and Olmsted, a bibliography, and engaging factual snippets.
      ISBN:0763696951, 9780763696955