Saturday, February 23, 2013

New Non-Fiction Books for the Young Ones!!

Look and Find: Thomas and Friends- Find objects hidden in the drawings.

Dinosaurs- There's nothing more fascinating than dinosaurs. In this Level 1 reader, youngsters learn all about the terrifying giants that once roamed the Earth--maybe even as close as their own backyard!

Grooming: With Practical Tips- Gleaming and gorgeous, well-brushed horses are the envy of their stablemates, but good grooming is more than skin deep. Without thorough daily care, a horse can suffer from easily preventable illnesses and untreated injuries. With Grooming, you'll learn a routine that promotes equine health, including currying, mane and tail care, hoof cleaning, and bathing. You'll benefit, too, because frequent grooming sessions will strengthen your bond with your horse!

Ice! The Amazing History of the Ice Business- Presents a history of the ice business, detailing the processes of harvesting, storage, and distribution, with particular emphasis on activities at Rockland Lake, the "Icebox of New York City." 

Salamander, Frog, and Polliwog- What is an amphibian? Frogs, toads, and salamanders are all amphibians! Clever rhymes from Brian P. Cleary and comical illustrations from Martin Goneau explin the traits that all amphibians have in common and help you determined with creatures belong in this smooth-skinned group.

Noah Webster and His Words- A portrait of the man who wrote the first U.S. dictionary traces his youth as a bookish Connecticut farm boy and his twenty-year effort to write the all-American dictionary that was published in 1828 when he was seventy years old.

The Body Book- Describes the changes a pre-teen girl's body undergoes at puberty, covering such topics as menstruation, diet, exercise, body image, and eating disorders, and providing advice from a Christian perspective on dealing with the changes.

Etched in Clay- The life of Dave, an enslaved potter who inscribed his works with sayings and poems in spite of South Carolina's slave anti-literacy laws in the years leading up to the Civil War. Includes afterword, author's note, and sources.

Johnny Appleseed- Johnny Appleseed, who is really John Chapman, tells of planting apple seeds in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana.

Snow School- Twin snow leopard siblings survive their first year of life in Pakistan's Hindu Kush mountains by learning critical skills from their mother, including how to hunt, where to find shelter, and to stay away from humans.

Look and Find: Cars- Visit the town of Radiator Springs and search for a hidden assortment of all things automotive in eight, extra busy, extra silly Look and Find scenes.

Alex the Parrot- Recounts the true story of an African grey parrot who was the subject of a graduate student's scientific experiment on animal intelligence and who astonished everyone with its ability to add, understand concepts and speak hundreds of words.

How to Draw Dragons and other Mythical Creatures- Learn how to draw mythical creatures with easy step by step instructions.

Show Me Dogs- Defines through text and photos core terms related to dogs.

Freaky Plant Facts: Extreme Greens- What's the largest tree in the world? What plant has the biggest flower? Leaves? Cones? Learn the answers to these and other plant mysteries as you discover how freaky the world of plants can truly be!

The Northern Lights- Explains the northern lights from a scientific standpoint.

Circus Skills- Describes the types of skills useful for putting on a circus show. Includes step-by-step instructions on basic tricks, stunts, and performances such as juggling, plate spinning, tumbling, acrobatics, clown costumes and performances, and more. Encourages readers to practice and hone their performance skills.
A Long, Long Journey- A godwit hatches, evades predators, and learns to hunt and fly. Then, she sets off on her first migration - 7,200 nonstop miles, from Alaska to New Zealand! Facts about godwits.

Too Hot? Too Cold? Keeping Body Temperature Just Right- Explains how people and animals living in different parts of the world survive in hotter and colder climates using remarkable adaptive strategies and behaviors.

You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!- A visual profile of the record-setting baseball star traces his Birmingham childhood, achievements in the Negro Leagues, and fame as a center fielder for the Giants.

Henry and the Cannons- Presents an illustrated account of bookseller Henry Knox's heroic contributions during the Revolutionary War, describing how he dragged fifty-nine cannons to Boston across 225 miles filled with danger and hardship.

Your Skeletal System- The skeletal system is made up of about two hundred and six bones. But what exactly is a bone? And how do bones help your body function? Explore the skeletal system in this engaging and informative book.

Supply and Demand- Introduces supply and demand, defining what they are, what affects them, and how they affect business.

No comments: