Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Non-Fiction!!

Looking at Life Cycles: Cat- An introduction to the life cycle of a cat, including pregnancy, giving birth, growing up, and becoming an adult.

Cats- A simple introduction to the physical characteristics of cats. 

Bugs- Introduces the world of insects, describing their common physical characteristics and behavior, including information on spiders, butterflies, snails, flies, and ladybugs. 

The White House- This book tells about the building in Washington, D.C. that has been the home of U.S. presidents for more than 200 years, including its history, a tour of the rooms, and information about who works there.

The United States Capitol- Describes the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., including its history.

The Statue of Liberty- This book provides a history of the Statue of Liberty and describes its importance to immigrants who passed by on their way to Ellis Island.   

Lobsters, Crabs, and other Crustaceans- Introduces the reader to one of the most fascinating group of animals, from the lobsters and crabs of the ocean to the household woodlouse.  

Top Ten Dogs For Kids- Provides facts on the top ten dog breeds for kids and how to care for them.  

Robots In Space- Discusses how robots are used to explore planets and other bodies in space, advances in space robotics, and what we can learn from the data these robots gather

Small Mammals- Describes several small mammals and where they live.

 Meet the Colts- An introductory look at the Indianapolis Colts football team. Includes a brief history, facts, photos, records, glossary, and fun activities.

Indianapolis Colts- Provides an overview of the history of the Indianapolis Colts football team, highlighting popular players, influential coaches, winning and losing seasons, and key moments that shaped the team and the NFL.     

Monster Trucks- Describes the first monster trucks, how monster trucks are built, and their performances in shows.

The Planets of our Solar System- Describes the eight planets in our solar system, including the birth of the solar system and the planets' orbits around the Sun.

Mount Rushmore- Relates how the Mount Rushmore National Memorial ceived, designed, and created. Includes biographical information about the four presidents represented on the monument. 

The Legend of Johnny Appleseed- Little Johnny Appleseed had a big heart, and even bigger dreams. The young boy hoped to one day spread his love of apples by planting apple seeds across the entire country. That way, the apples can feed the hungry, and everyone can enjoy the beautiful trees. So, one day, Johnny sets out to do just that! His adventures bring him face to face with an injured wolf, a giant catfish, the Bigfoot, and much more in this tall tale of a true American legend.

Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20- Colorful photos of rabbits, chicks, cars, fish, dogs, cookies, and other fun objects, a rhyming text, and a fun game all help children learn numbers and number value.

NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe- A reference guide to the stars, galaxies, and planets that are visible in the night sky from North America and the Southern hemisphere. Includes star charts, diagrams, and photographs.   

Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World- At the height of World War II, only a few days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill began an extraordinary visit, during which they made plans that would lead to the success of the Allied powers as well as to a continuing peace after the war ended.

The Elephant Scientist- Journey to the Namibian desert with Caitlin O'Connell, an American scientist, and witness one of nature's largest , most complex, and most intelligent mammals living today on this earth. 

The Bald Eagle- Describes the history behind the symbol chosen to be significant by the people of the United States.

An Astronaut Cookbook- Provides instructions and close-up step photos for making a variety of simple snacks and drinks with an astronaut theme.

Indy Cars- Describes how Indy cars evolved into the highly advanced cars they are today, as well as how teams prepare their cars for races and how races are run.

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