Tuesday, February 05, 2013

New Non-Fiction!!

Our Amazing Animal Friends- Introduces record holders of the animal world, including the largest lizard and the fastest mammal.

Animal Families- Text and pictures present families of different kinds of animals doing their ordinary activities.

Animals and Their Hiding Places- Describes the various places in which animals seek safety and shelter for themselves, for their young, and for their food.

Galapagos Penguins- Many people think penguins live only in cold, icy places. But the Galapagos penguins live in the blazing heat of the tropics. While this may seem like paradise, the Galapagos penguins are always on the lookout for ways to stay cool and comfortable.

Mammals- Defines what mammals are and examines the characteristics and behavior of various primates, sea mammals, ungulates, rodents, marsupials, etc.

The Big Cats- Text and pictures introduce lions, tigers, leopards, and the other big cats.

Colors In French- Presents simple pictures with French text to describe different colors. Includes a dictionary and pronunciation guide.

Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?- A flip book for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12. Questions asked by girls appear on one half of the book; flip it over and questions boys ask are on the other half. Contains honest, informative, and reassuring answers to questions pre-adolescents have about puberty, friends, feelings, sex, pimples, babies, body hair, menstruation, bras, and much more.

What's A Fish?- We think of all fish as water-dwelling, but some fish are capable of traveling by land as well. Then there are some traits that all fish do have-such as gills and scales. This incisive volume offers kids a great introduction to the many species of fish that inhabit our oceans, seas, bays, rivers, stream, lakes, ponds, and other bodies of water.

The Body Book For Boys- Provides information to help boys better understand puberty and the challenges of growing up, and includes tips, quizzes, and answers to questions.

Against All Odds- Profiles athletes and teams that either fell far, far behind or made a terrible mistake, but refused to give up or quit.

My First Day- For a newborn animal, simply surviving its fist twenty-four hours can be a challenge. In this eye-opening book, the award-winning team of Steve Jenkins and Robin Page explore some of the fascinating things that animals do on their first day.  

Pumpkins- Presents a history of pumpkins, how they are grown, their nutritional value, and recipes using pumpkin.

The Giant and How He Humbugged America-A description of the Cardiff Giant mystery in which a man in upstate New York buried a ten-foot-tall, petrified model of a man, which was discovered by well diggers a year later, and set into motion a money-making spectacle.

Zombie Makers- Examines real-life accounts of zombies in nature, including a fly-enslaving fungus, a suicide worm, and a cockroach-taming wasp, and related topics.

Animals That Live In Trees- Introduces a variety of animals, such as koala, fruit bat, walkingstick, snail, and howler monkey, that seek safety, food, and shelter in trees. 

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