Thursday, May 05, 2011

New Non-fiction Books

The Taxing Case of the Cows by Iris Van Rynbach and Pegi Deitz Shea
This is a true story of the Smith sisters and their cows in a fresh and funny chapter in history of women's suffrage.

Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time by Elaine Scott
This tells about what the Hubble Telescope saw.

Meadowlands by Thomas F. Yezerski
This book explores the complicated relationship between human enterprises and the natural world there, and shows that we can take action to give the most severely damaged places a second chance.

Journey into the Deep by Rebecca L. Johnson
This book will show you how ocean scientists do their work. There are stunning photographs in this book.

The Bat Scientists by Mary Kay Carson
Did you know that some bat species are near extinction? This book will show you all about the world of bats.

The Chiru of High Tibet by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
A chiru looks like an antelope and is related to wild goats and sheep. Its wool is the warmest and finest in all the world. It lives in the high mountains. People hunt them for the wool and George B. Schaller is trying to get their land protected so they don't become extinct.

Soar, Elinor! by Tami Lewis Brown
This is a story about the youngest licensed pilot in the United States.

Before They Were Famous by Bob Raczka
This story tells how seven artists got their start.

Mathemagic! by Lynda Colgan
This book is about number tricks.

Doggy Slippers by Jorge Lujan
This is a collection of poems about animals.

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You by Mary Ann Hoberman
This book has very short fables to read together.

Kennedy Through the Lens by Martin W. Sandler
This book tells about how photography and television revealed and shaped an extraordinary leader.

She Loved Baseball by Audrey Vernick
This book is all about Effa Manley who loved baseball.

Queen of the Falls by Chris Vans Allsburg
This is a true story about Annie Edson Taylor who went over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel.

The Crossing by Jim Murphy
This book shows us how George Washington transformed from an indecisive leader into a brilliant and confident commander as he delivers the country from the blackest of times - into the brighest of futures.

Nurse, Soldier, Spy by John Hendrix
This story tells how Sarah Emma Edmonds joined the Army during the Civil War. In order to enlist, she had to disguise herself as a man.

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