Monday, October 22, 2012

New Non-Fiction!!

Detection Rats- Introduces detection rats, most of which are African pouched rats, the largest rat in the world, and explains that rats can be trained to find land mines and dangerous diseases.

What's In Your Soda?- Presents the history of soft drinks, from mineral water to diet soda, discussing the nutritional aspects and alternative beverage choices.

Basketball- Provides information about the sport of basketball, including history, rules, and positions.

Tarantulas- Provides information about tarantulas, including anatomy, behavior, and ancestry.

Where Do Presidents Come From?- Shares wacky and engaging facts about many of our nation's leaders, traces the history and powers of the presidency, and offers insight into the job's daily routines, benefits, and challenges.    

Alien Deep- Embarks on a recent, specific deep water exploration that illuminates new knowledge about our oceans and enable young readers to observe the processes involved in marine exploration.

Dogs on Duty- Documents the contributions of specially trained military dogs, profiling noteworthy canine heroes while covering such topics as how they are trained and what happens to them when they retire.

The Extraordinary Music of Mr. Ives- The honk of a car horn. The busy clatter of footsteps. The blast of a ship's whistle. To some, these everyday sounds are noise, but to Charles Ives, a businessman by day and a composer at night, they are a symphony. After the attack and sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, all of New York falls silent, including Mr. Ives. But the sounds of hope wind their way into his heart, and he begins to shape them into music- extraordinary music inspired   by a song overheard in the street on that dark day.  

Annie and Helen- Describes the relationship between Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, and includes excerpts from letters written by Annie about her work with Helen.

A Rock is Lively- Introduces readers to rocks and minerals, describing how they are created, what they can be used for, and their different forms and types.

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