Non-Fiction

Clemente
Perdomo, Willie

A little boy named Clemente learns about his namesake, the great baseball player Roberto Clemente, in this joyful picture book biography.

Born in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente was the first Latin American player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the only player for whom the five-year initiation period was waived. Known not only for his exceptional baseball skills but also for his extensive charity work in Latin America, Clemente was well-loved during his 18 years playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He died in a plane crash while bringing aid supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Willie Perdomo's rhythmic text and Bryan Collier's energetic art combine to tell the story of one of baseball's greats.

Item No. 9781250073228
$8.99
Dave the Potter
Hill, Laban Carrick
A Caldecott HonorA Coretta Scott King Award Winner

An award-winning celebration of an American hero
Dave was an extraordinary artist, poet, and potter living in South Carolina in the 1800s. He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant poetry, carved onto his pots, transcending the limitations he faced as a slave. In this inspiring and lyrical portrayal, National Book Award nominee Laban Carrick Hill's elegantly simple text and award-winning artist Bryan Collier's resplendent, earth-toned illustrations tell Dave's story, a story rich in history, hope, and long-lasting beauty.
Item No. 9780316107310
$18.99
Martin's Big Words (Hardcover)
Rappaport, Doreen
This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. A timeline and a list of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.

Item No. 9780786807147
$17.99
Martin's Big Words (Paperback)
Rappaport, Doreen
This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. A timeline and a list of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.

Item No. 9781423106357
$7.99
Visiting Langston
Willie Perdomo and Bryan Collier
A wonderful picture book introduction to a legendary American writer

It’s a special day when a little girl and her father go to visit the house where the great poet Langston Hughes lived—especially when the little girl is a poet herself!

This rhythmic tale is a wonderful introduction to the work and world of Langston Hughes, who was a central figure of the Harlem Renaissance and an American cultural hero.
Item No. 9780805078817
$9.99
Roanoke The Lost Colony: An Unsolved Mystery from History
Jane Yolen & Heidi E.Y. Stemple & Roger Roth

In 1587 John White was chosen by Sir Walter Raleigh to lead a new colony at Roanoke off the Atlantic coast. After bringing many men, women, and children to the new land, White went back to England to gather supplies for the long winter. But when he finally returned to the fort almost three years later, he found that all of the colonists had vanished. The only signs of life left were the letters CRO carved into a tree and the word CROATOAN carved into one of the fort's posts. Some people think that the Spanish army captured the colonists; some people think that the local native people murdered them; others think that the colonists went off to live with the native people and start a new life. Still others think that the colonists tried to sail home to England and were lost at sea. No one knows for sure.
Become a detective as you read this true story, study the clues, and try to figure out the fate of the lost colony of Roanoke. The Unsolved Mystery from History series is written by acclaimed author Jane Yolen and former private investigator Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple. Read carefully and check your clues. You might be the first to solve a puzzle that has baffled people for years.

Item No. AUTOJY30
$17.99
Inside-Outside Dinosaurs
Munro, Roxie

Free autographed bookplate signed by Roxie Munro with purchase. Find more books by Roxie Munro here.

There is a giant dinosaur, a flying reptile, a dinosaur with plates and spikes on its body, and even baby dinosaurs cracking out of their shells.

There is a ferocious dinosaur that eats meat and vegetarian dinosaurs that hide from the carnivores.

Look inside the dinosaurs and you'll see a dynamic view of eight dinosaur skeletons. Look outside the dinosaurs and you'll see sweeping paintings of these creatures as they once lived on our planet. But watch out for the T-Rex!

Fun facts, a list of further reading, and online resources are also included.

Item No. 9781503902428
$9.99
#Not Your Princess: Voices of Native American Women
Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.
Item No. 9781554519576
$12.95
28 Days: Moments in Black History
Smith, Charles R

Each day features a different influential figure in African-American history, from Crispus Attucks, the first man shot in the Boston Massacre, sparking the Revolutionary War, to Madame C. J. Walker, who after years of adversity became the wealthiest black woman in the country, as well as one of the wealthiest black Americans, to Barack Obama, the country's first African-American president.

With powerful illustrations by Shane Evans, this is a completely unique look at the importance and influence of African Americans on the history of this country.

Item No. 9781596438200
$18.99
50 States
Balkan, Gabrielle

In 51 charmingly illustrated infographic maps, explore every state of the USA from Alabama to Wyoming and the nation's capital to discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, cities, nature, and historic events that have helped make America what it is today. You'll also get an expansive guide to the state flags and US presidents.

Ghost towns, swamp tours, the center of the universe...bacon donuts, brainy berries, salmon jerky...The French Fry King, The Mother of Oregon, The Queen of Blues...be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty, and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps.

On each wonderful map, find:

  • A welcome box with a short introduction to the state
  • Key facts, including the capital; state bird, flower, and tree; and statehood order
  • State icons celebrating the state's people, places, and history
  • Six inspiring people who have a connection to the state
  • Region spotlight bubbles to allow you to discover more about one particular place
  • A moments to remember box with a list of significant dates and their events in the state's history
  • Each state's map also contains information about which states it neighbors, its bodies of water and borders, as well as where it is situated in the country. Did you know that while Hawaii shares its border with no one, both Missouri and Tennessee border eight other states? Many state parks, battlefields, national forests, and reservations are also included to inspire you to respect and explore the great outdoors.

    So pack your bags and say later 'gator...the great States await!

    Also available from the 50 States series: The 50 States, 50 Cities of the U.S.A., The 50 States: Activity Book, The 50 States: Fun Facts, 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, and I Spy the 50 States.

    Item No. 9781847807113
    $30.00
    9 Months: A Month by Month Guide to Pregancy
    Van De Paal, Esther
    Can you believe that every one of us started as a tiny egg in our mummy's belly? One tiny cell, not bigger than a speck of dust, will grow into a baby in just nine months time. In this book, we follow this amazing process called pregnancy, and see the miracle of a creation of a new life. This fun and informative way to prepare your child for the arrival of their new baby brother or sister is written by two of today's most popular mum bloggers in the English language world, and co-founders of Babyccino: Courtney Adamo and Esther Van de Paal.
    Item No. 9781847809759
    $17.99
    A Butterfly is Patient (Hardcover)
    Dianna Hutts Aston

    The creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. From iridescent blue swallowtails and brilliant orange monarchs to the worlds tiniest butterfly (Western Pygmy Blue) and the largest (Queen Alexandra's Birdwing), an incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshelf or for a classroom reading circle!

    Item No. 9780811864794
    $16.99
    A Butterfly is Patient - Softcover
    Dianna Aston

    From the creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. An incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder, from the tiny Arian Small Blue to the grand Queen Alexandra's Birdwing. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshelf or for the classroom!

    Item No. 9781452141244
    $7.99
    A City Is - Autographed Hardcover
    Norman Rosten, Melanie Hope Greenberg

    Autographed by illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg.

    An evocative collection of poems about New York City is brought to life in detailed, vibrant illustrations.

    Item No. 11724
    $17.00
    Day for Rememberin'
    Leah Henderson and Floyd Cooper

    A moving tribute to the little-known history behind the first Memorial Day, illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Floyd Cooper

    Today is a special day. Eli knows it's important if he's allowed to miss one second of school, his "hard-earned right."
    Inspired by true events and told through the eyes of a young boy, this is the deeply moving story about what is regarded as the first Memorial Day on May 1, 1865. Eli dresses up in his best clothes, Mama gathers the mayflowers, Papa straightens his hat, and together they join the crowds filling the streets of Charleston, South Carolina, with bouquets, crosses, and wreaths. Abolitionists, missionaries, teachers, military officers, and a sea of faces Black, Brown, and White, they march as one and sing for all those who gave their lives fighting for freedom during the Civil War.


    With poignant prose and celebratory, powerful illustrations, A Day for Rememberin' shines light on the little-known history of this important holiday and reminds us never to forget the people who put their lives on the line for their country. The book is illustrated by award-winning illustrator Floyd Cooper and includes archival photos in the back matter, as well as an author's note, bibliography, timeline, and index.

    Item No. 9781419736308
    $18.99
    A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asa
    D'Aquino, Andrea
    Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was an influential and award-winning sculptor, a beloved figure in the Bay Area art world, and a devoted activist who advocated tirelessly for arts education. This lushly illustrated book by collage artist Andrea D'Aquino brings Asawa's creative journey to life, detailing the influence of her childhood in a farming family, and her education at Black Mountain College where she pursued an experimental course of education with leading avant-garde artists and thinkers such as Anni and Josef Albers, Buckminster Fuller, Merce Cunningham, and Robert Rauschenberg. Delightful and substantial, this engaging title for young art lovers includes a page of teaching tools for parents and educators.
    Item No. 9781616898366
    $17.95
    A Nest is Noisy
    Aston, Dianna Hutts
    From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative look at the fascinating world of nests. From tiny bee hummingbird nests to orangutan nests high in the rainforest canopy, an incredible variety of nests are showcased here in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched book introduces children to a captivating array of nest facts and will spark the imaginations of children whether in a classroom reading circle or on a parent's lap.
    Item No. 9781452127132
    $16.99
    A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation
    Wittenstein, Barry
    As a new generation of activists demands an end to racism, A Place to Land reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech and the movement that it galvanized.

    Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
    Selected for the Texas Bluebonnet Master List

    Much has been written about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 1963 March on Washington. But there's little on his legendary speech and how he came to write it.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. was once asked if the hardest part of preaching was knowing where to begin. No, he said. The hardest part is knowing where to end. It's terrible to be circling up there without a place to land.

    Finding this place to land was what Martin Luther King, Jr. struggled with, alongside advisors and fellow speech writers, in the Willard Hotel the night before the March on Washington, where he gave his historic I Have a Dream speech. But those famous words were never intended to be heard on that day, not even written down for that day, not even once.

    Barry Wittenstein teams up with legendary illustrator Jerry Pinkney to tell the story of how, against all odds, Martin found his place to land.

    An ALA Notable Children's Book
    A Capitol Choices Noteworthy Title
    Nominated for an NAACP Image Award
    A Bank Street Best Book of the Year
    A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
    A Booklist Editors' Choice
    Named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and School Library Journal
    Selected for the CBC Champions of Change Showcase

    Item No. 9780823443314
    $18.99
    A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams
    Bryant, Jen
    2009 Caldecott Honor Book
    An ALA Notable Book
    A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book
    A Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book
    NCTE Notable Children's Book

    When he wrote poems, he felt as free as the Passaic River as it rushed to the falls. Willie's notebooks filled up, one after another. Willie's words gave him freedom and peace, but he also knew he needed to earn a living. So he went off to medical school and became a doctor -- one of the busiest men in town! Yet he never stopped writing poetry. In this picture book biography of William Carlos Williams, Jen Bryant's engaging prose and Melissa Sweet's stunning mixed-media illustrations celebrate the amazing man who found a way to earn a living and to honor his calling to be a poet.

    Item No. 9780802853028
    $18.00
    A Sweet Smell of Roses

    There's a sweet, sweet smell in the air as two young girls sneak out of their house, down the street, and across town to where men and women are gathered, ready to march for freedom and justice.
    Inspired by the countless young people who took a stand against the forces of injustice, two Coretta Scott King Honorees, Angela Johnson and Eric Velasquez, offer a stirring yet jubilant glimpse of the youth involvement that played an invaluable role in the Civil Rights movement.

    Item No. 9780689832529
    $19.99
    A Thousand Glass Flowers: Marietta Barovier
    Turk, Evan
    This gorgeous and empowering picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Evan Turk paints the portrait of Marietta Barovier, the groundbreaking Renaissance artisan who helped shape the future of Venetian glassmaking.

    Marietta and her family lived on the island of Murano, near Venice, as all glassmakers did in the early Renaissance. Her father, Angelo Barovier, was a true maestro, a master of glass. Marietta longed to create gorgeous glass too, but glass was men's work.

    One day her father showed her how to shape the scalding-hot material into a work of art, and Marietta was mesmerized. Her skills grew and grew.

    Marietta worked until she created her own unique glass bead: the rosetta. Small but precious, the beautiful beads grew popular around the world and became as valuable as gold. The young girl who was once told she could not create art was now the woman who would leave her mark on glasswork for centuries to come.

    Item No. 9781534410343
    $17.99
    A Woman for President - Autographed Hardcover
    Kathleen Krull & Jane Dyer
    Autographed by illustrator Jane Dyer
    Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to do many things: the first woman to own a newspaper, to speak before Congress, and to have a seat on the stock exchange. But her boldest act was announcing herself as the first female candidate for the presidency of the United States in 1872--before women even had the right to vote.

    Arguably one of the most revolutionary women in American history, she was many years ahead of her time, breaking boundaries. But her presidential campaign, and the backlash it sparked, left her in political ruin and bankruptcy. Amazingly, her name has been practically erased from history. 

    Acclaimed biographer Kathleen Krull and beloved illustrator Jane Dyer combine their talents to bring one of the most fascinating personalities in U.S. history back to life for young readers.
    Item No. AUTOJD18
    $16.95
    A Woman For President - Hardcover
    Kathleen Krull


    In 1872, American women couldn’t vote, but they could run for president.

    Can you name the first woman to run for president, or the first woman
    to have a seat on the stock exchange? Do you know the first woman
    to own a newspaper or to speak before Congress?

    Amazingly, one woman achieved each of these feats, and her name has been all but erased from history. Born in complete poverty, the seventh
    of ten children, Victoria Woodhull was supporting her family by the
    age of eight as a child preacher. Seeking a better life, she married, divorced, moved to New York City, and became a millionaire by offering Cornelius Vanderbilt financial advice from the spirit world.

    Victoria did not stop there. Now that she had money and power, she was ready to challenge society’s harsh limitations on women. Her boldest act was announcing herself as the first female candidate for the presidency
    of the United States. She founded her own newspaper to publicize this groundbreaking campaign, which took her from the chambers of Congress to the glorious moment when she was nominated by the Equal Rights Party at a convention that she, a woman, had organized and funded.

    In the first book about Victoria Woodhull for young readers, Kathleen Krull and Jane Dyer team up to bring one of the most fascinating personalities in U.S. history to life.
    - The perfect book to explore the electoral process during the upcoming presidential election.
    - One of the most revolutionary American women has been
    forgotten by history—until now.
    - Walker & Company is proud to welcome acclaimed biographer Kathleen Krull and talented illustrator Jane Dyer to our list.

    Item No. 9780802789082
    $16.95
    Abe's Honest Words (Softcover)
    Rappaport, Doreen
    Told in Doreen Rappaport's accessible, absorbing prose, and brought to life in powerful illustrations by Kadir Nelson, Abe's Honest Words is an epic portrait of a truly great American president.

    From the time he was a young boy roaming the forests of the unsettled Midwest, Abraham Lincoln knew in his heart that slavery was deeply wrong. A voracious reader, Lincoln spent every spare moment of his days filling his mind with knowledge, from history to literature to mathematics, preparing himself to one day lead the country he loved towards greater equality and prosperity. Despite the obstacles he faced as a self-educated man from the back woods, Lincoln persevered in his political career, and his compassion and honesty gradually earned him the trust of many Americans. As president, he guided the nation through a long and bitter civil war and penned the document that would lead to the end of slavery in the United States.

    The passion for humanity that defined Lincoln's life shines through in this momentous follow-up to Martin's Big Words and John's Secret Dreams.

    Item No. 9781484749586
    $8.99
    Above the Rim
    Bryant, Jen
    Winner of 2021 Orbis Pictus Award!

    The story of Elgin Baylor, basketball icon and civil rights advocate, from an all-star team

    Hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of basketball's all-time-greatest players--an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet force for change. One of the first professional African-American players, he inspired others on and off the court. But when traveling for away games, many hotels and restaurants turned Elgin away because he was black. One night, Elgin had enough and staged a one-man protest that captured the attention of the press, the public, and the NBA.

    Above the Rim is a poetic, exquisitely illustrated telling of the life of an underrecognized athlete and a celebration of standing up for what is right.

    Item No. 9781419741081
    $18.99