Sunday, February 26, 2012

New Non-Fiction!!

Around the World- Challenged with circling the world at the end of the nineteenth century, three very different adventurers--avid bicyclist Thomas Stevens, fearless reporter Nellie Bly, and retired sea captain Joshua Slocum--embark on epic journeys.

Nursery Rhyme Comics- Presents fifty traditional nursery rhymes in comic book format, with illustrations by well-known cartoonists.

Worst of Friends- John Adams and Thomas Jefferson put aside their differences in the name of friendship.

The Polar Bear Scientists- Young readers can follow scientists as they scan the Alaskan wilderness for these magnificent creatures. Full color.

Suddenly Alligator- Learn about adverbs, or words that tell how, when, where, and how much, and that describe verbs, adjectives, and other verbs, while following a boy who is on his way to the store to buy new socks, taking the scenic route through the swamp.

Swirl by Swirl- Celebrates the shape of a spiral in nature, from rushing rivers to flower buds and even the shape of an ear.

Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs- The stories of the Egyptian pharaohs and their gods beginning with Ra rising from the waters of the Nile to create the gods of earth, sky, and rain. In this retelling of nine tales, Marcia Williams uses her signature comic-strip style to capture the rich mythology and early history of this great civilization.

Wild Women of the Wild West- Presents an account of frontier life for women in the American West through brief biographies of fifteen famous individuals, including Calamity Jane, Belle Starr, Nellie Cashman, Mary Fields, and Annie Oakley.

Just a Second- What can happen in just a second, a minute, or an hour? How can we measure time? The flap of a vulture's wing. A crocodile's heartbeat. The weight of a baby blue whale. The life of a mayfly. These increments of time may sound a bit strange, but they are all fascinating ways in which we can think about time. But what exactly is time? In Just a Second, the award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins brings forth unique ways to think about time beyond the hands we see every day on a ticking clock. This non-fiction picture book explores time and how we think about it in a different way - as a series of events in the natural world (some of them directly observable, others not) that take place in a given unit of time. Steve Jenkins' extraordinary illustrations will accompany this engaging look at time.

For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson- To some, he was "Professor Nuts Peterson," but to the world he was Roger Tory Peterson. For the birds: the life of Roger Tory Peterson tracks this American artist, activist, and passionate bird lover from his days as a child, to art student, to creator of the Peterson Field Guides, to global environmentalist. Peterson's guides were revolutionary--simply written and drawn for everyone to enjoy the birds, animals, and plants of the outdoors. Millions of copies have sold to date. Author Peggy Thomas and artist Laura Jacques worked closely with the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York, to create the first children's book about this great naturalist.

North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration- Presents a tribute to the migrations of millions of creatures to the Arctic, including depictions of the cyclical journeys of gray whales, caribou and more.

If You Lived Here: House of the World- Features detailed, bas-relief collage spreads of dwellings in other world regions and historical times to explain how different people live and have lived, from a village house in South Africa to a floating green house in the Netherlands.

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