Non-Fiction

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
Actual Size
Jenkins, Steve
In this visually stunning book, seeing is believing as Jenkins illustrates animals both large and small at their actual size.
Item No. 9780618375943
$18.99
Agatha Christie
Sanchez Vegara, Maria Isabel
In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Agatha Christie, the most famous crime writer of all time.

When Agatha was young, she read books every night, but always had her own idea for how they should end! As an adult, her crime novels, with their twists and turns and peculiar detectives, challenged the minds of millions of readers, making her the queen of mystery and the best-selling novelist of all time. This stirring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the author's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Item No. 9781847809605
$14.99
All Around the World
Cosneau, Géraldine

All Around the World: Animal Kingdom is a charmingly illustrated journey of discovery through different environments, including the ocean, forest, jungle, desert, and Arctic. Each is shown in a giant fold-out panorama, ready to be populated with the four hundred reusable animal stickers that bring the landscapes to life. Children will love Géraldine Cosneau's quirky illustrations and have fun deciding which animals belong in each panorama. On the reverse side of the panoramas are large outline pictures of animals to complete.

When finished, the panoramas can be detached and hung on the wall or left in the book to be used again. With eight large fold-out scenes and hundreds of charming reusable stickers, this book lets young children discover a whole new world of adventure and fun and make it their very own.

Item No. 9781854379764
$16.95
All the Water in the World
Lyon, George Ella
Faucet
well
raincloud
sea ...

from each of these
comes water.

But where does
Water go?

To find out, honey,
turn the page,
dive in
with tongue
or toes,
with eyes and ears and nose--
and wonder
at the flow
of this great world's
life story.

Item No. 9781416971306
$17.99
Always Jackie
Lewis, J Patrick
The unbelievable yet true story of how an eight-year-old white kid from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, met the legendary Jackie Robinson in 1954--and how the two became lifelong friends.
Item No. 9781568463070
$18.99
Amelia & Eleanor
Ryan, Pam Muñoz
An extraordinary picture book from Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan and Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick about two heroines, national treasures, and close friends, Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt!

Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt were birds of a feather. Not only were they two of the most admired and respected women of all time, they were also good friends. Illuminated here for the first time in picture book form is the true story of a thrilling night when they made history together!On a brisk and cloudless evening in April 1933, Amelia and Eleanor did the unprecedented: They stole away from a White House dinner, commandeered an Eastern Air Transport jet, and took off on a glorious adventure--while still dressed in their glamorous evening gowns!This picture book tour de force celebrates the pioneering spirit of two friends whose passion for life gave them the courage to defy convention in the name of fulfillment, conviction, and fun. Soaring text, inspired by the known facts of this event, and breathtaking drawings ask readers to dream dreams as big as Amelia and Eleanor's.
Item No. 9780590960755
$19.99
Amelia to Zora: 26 Women who Changed the World
Chin-Lee, Cynthia
Twenty-six amazing women; twenty-six amazing stories. From writers to scientists, sports figures to politicians, this diverse collection highlights women who changed the world. Celebrating twenty-six unique voices, visions, and victories, Amelia to Zora, introduces children to the scope of both the struggles and the achievements of women historically and globally. Beautiful and intricate collages bring these women's stories and message to life in this collection that will bring young readers inspiration in each turn of the page.
Item No. 9781570915239
$7.95
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Master paper engineer Robert Sabuda has interpreted the classic American anthem "America the Beautiful" in dazzling dimension. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Mount Rushmore to the Statue of Liberty, America has never looked more spectacular. This stunning keepsake masterpiece will be shared and admired by generations to come; indeed it is a national treasure in and of itself.
Item No. 9780689847448
$35.00
An Egg Is Quiet - Hardcover
Hutts Aston, Dianna
Award-winning artist Sylvia Long has teamed with up-and-coming author Dianna Aston to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to eggs. From tiny hummingbird eggs to giant ostrich eggs, oval ladybug eggs to tubular dogfish eggs, gooey frog eggs to fossilized dinosaur eggs, it magnificently captures the incredible variety of eggs and celebrates their beauty and wonder.

The evocative text is sure to inspire lively questions and observations. Yet while poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to more than 60 types of eggs and an interesting array of egg facts. Even the endpapers brim with information. A tender and fascinating guide that is equally at home being read to a child on a parent's lap as in a classroom reading circle.

Item No. 9780811844284
$16.99
An Egg is Quiet - Softcover
Dianna Hutts Aston
This stunningly beautiful and wonderfully informative book from award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston makes for a fascinating introduction to the vast and amazing world of eggs. Featuring poetic text and an elegant design, this acclaimed book teaches children countless interesting facts about eggs. Full of wit and charm, An Egg Is Quiet will at once spark the imagination and cultivate a love of science.
Item No. 9781452131481
$7.99
As Good as Anybody (Softcover)
Michelson, Richard

Autographed by Raúl Colón

MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause.Abraham grew up in a loving family many years earlier, in a Europe that did not welcome Jews. He found a new home in America, where he became a respected rabbi like his father, carrying a message of peace and acceptance.Here is the story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all.

Item No. 9780385753876
$7.99
At Gleason's Gym - Autographed
Ted Lewin

Autographed by Ted Lewin

A KNOCKOUT OF A BOOK about the world's most famous gym.
 
"At Gleason's Gym the world works out.  It's down on the Brooklyn waterfront just a left hook away from the Brooklyn Bridge."  This spectacular book puts you smack in the middle of the action.  But it's more than a book about boxing:  It's about the heart of a community, and about the  power of practice, perseverance, and staying true to yourself.  Paintings, sketches and words by Caldecott Honor artist and former professional wrestler Ted Lewin are your guide to this extraordinary place.
Item No. 9781596432314
$17.95
At the Same Moment, Around the World
Perrin, Clotilde
Discover Benedict drinking hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; and Khanh having a little nap in Hanoi, Vietnam! Clotilde Perrin takes readers eastward from the Greenwich meridian, from day to night, with each page portraying one of (the original) 24 time zones. Strong back matter empowers readers to learn about the history of timekeeping and time zones, and to explore where each of the characters lives on the world map. A distinctive educational tool, this picture book's warm, unique illustrations also make it a joy to read aloud and admire.
Item No. 9781452122083
$17.99
Atlas of Adventures
Williams, Rachel

Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world. Whether you're visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival in Brazil or taking a canoe safari down the Zambezi River, this book brings together more than 100 activities and challenges to inspire armchair adventurers of any age.

Celebrate the great diversity of our planet: with every turn of the page, you'll come across different animals, people and sights unique to each of the locations. Look out for two adventurers in every scene as you travel through the book. Discover with them hundreds of things to spot and learn about.

Each section begins with an infographic map of the region it explores, followed by richly detailed two-page spreads featuring its most fascinating locations. You'll get to go to sleep under the Northern Lights, meet millions of monarch butterflies in the boreal forests of Mexico's volcanic mountains, shower with an elephant in Chiang Mai, and go snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, among many other amazing adventures.

Interesting facts and figures pepper the scenes. Did you know that London's Big Ben clock bell weighs as much as a small elephant? Or that more than one-third of the world's commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawai'i? A 'Can you find?' page at the back challenges you to explore the pages even deeper by locating the pictured people, animals and things.

With epic adventures from the four corners of the globe and discoveries to be made on your own doorstep, this book will inspire you to set off on your own journey of discovery.

Item No. 9781847806956
$35.00
Atlas of Adventures Activity Fun Pack

Get busy with this activity book packed with stickers, maps, global wildlife, cultural activities, and exciting adventures from around the world. Color in every continent and put together your own adventure as you decide whether you'd prefer to stay in a treehouse, an igloo, or a lighthouse, and whether you'd rather travel by camel, tuk tuk, or hot air balloon. Pull out the huge double-sided poster to see the country flags of the world, or flip it to find a world map, ready for you to customize over 50 stickers.

Item No. 9781847807335
$9.99
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky
Ringgold, Faith
Illus. in full color. Cassie, who flew above New York in "Tar Beach,"
soars into the sky once more. This time, she and her brother Be Be meet a train
full of people, and Be Be joins them. But the train departs before Cassie can
climb aboard. With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps
escaping slaves took on the real Underground Railroad and is finally reunited
with her brother at the story's end. "Cassie learns her people's history well;
so will readers of this impressive picture book. Ringgold's dynamic paintings
combine historical fact with strongly realized emotions."--(starred)
"Booklist." "Groundbreaking!"--(starred) "School Library Journal."
Item No. 9780517885437
$6.99
B is for Blue Planet
Strother, Ruth
How much of Earth's surface is covered by water? How do the northern lights get their colors?


Planet Earth has been home to mankind for hundreds of thousands of years and while scientists have learned a lot about it, they're still unraveling many of its mysteries. B is for Blue Planet: An Earth Science Alphabet explains what we do know about our planet and what more we have to learn. Examine Earth's diverse ecosystems (deserts), discover geological wonders (karst caves), learn about weather phenomena (hurricanes), and much more.


Ruth Strother has been in the publishing industry for more than twenty years and is the author of fifteen books for children. She also wrote Sleeping Bear's W is for Woof: A Dog Alphabet. Ruth lives in Southern California.


Bob Marstall was a K-12 art teacher for many years, and today he is an award-winning children's book illustrator. He tours all over the country, lecturing in schools on the integration of art and science. Bob lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.


Item No. 9781585364541
$16.95
Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering
Spiro, Ruth
Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners

Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this book explores the basics of flight - from birds, to planes and rockets - and ties it all to baby's world. Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby's sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well!

With tongue firmly in cheek, the Baby Loves Science series introduces highly intellectual science concepts to the littlest learners.

Item No. 9781580895415
$8.99
Back of the Bus
Reynolds, Aaron
It's December 1, 1955.

A boy and his mother are riding the bus in Montgomery, Alabama like any other day--way in the back of the bus. The boy passes time by watching his marble roll up and down the aisle with the motion of the bus...

Until a big commotion breaks out from way up front.

With simple words and powerful illustrations, Aaron Reynolds and Coretta Scott King medalist Floyd Cooper recount the pivotal arrest of Rosa Parks at the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement.

Item No. 9780147510587
$8.99
Bad Girls (Paperback)
Stemple, Heidi E y
From Jezebel to Catherine the Great, from Cleopatra to Mae West, from Mata Hari to Bonnie Parker, strong women have been a problem for historians, storytellers, and readers. Strong females smack of the unfeminine. They have been called wicked, wanton, and willful. Sometimes that is a just designation, but just as often it is not. Well-behaved women seldom make history, is the frequently quoted statement by historian and feminist Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. But what makes these misbehaving women bad? Are we idolizing the wicked or salvaging the strong?

In BAD GIRLS, readers meet twenty-six of history's most notorious women, each with a rotten reputation. But authors Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple remind us that there are two sides to every story. Was Delilah a harlot or hero? Was Catherine the Great a great ruler, or just plain ruthless? At the end of each chapter, Yolen and Stemple appear as themselves in comic panels as they debate each girl's badness--Heidi as the prosecution, Jane for context.

This unique and sassy examination of famed, female historical figures will engage readers with its unusual presentation of the subject matter. Heidi and Jane's strong arguments for the innocence and guilt of each bad girl promotes the practice of critical thinking as well as the idea that history is subjective. Rebecca Guay's detailed illustrations provide a rich, stylized portrait of each woman, while the inclusion of comic panels will resonate with fans of graphic novels.

Item No. 9781580891868
$9.95
Bake a Rainbow Cake
Kassem, Amirah
Pour it! Mix it! Bake it! Frost it! Make a wish!

With wheels to spin, flaps to open, and tabs to pull, this board book is perfect for little bakers!
In this interactive board book, create Flour Shop's incredible rainbow explosion cake that, when cut, spills out a stream of sparkly sprinkles. Turn a wheel to mix the batter, lift a flap to open the oven, and pull a tab to frost the cake and then release the glittery contents!

Item No. 9781419737466
$16.99
Baking Class
Cook, Deanna F
Following the best-selling book Cooking Class, this delightful baking cookbook for children ages 8-12 features 50 easy-to-follow, kid-friendly recipes. Lively step-by-step photos teach bakers-in-training how to knead dough, make biscuits, decorate cookies, and produce a perfect pie, along with essential skills like following directions and accurately measuring ingredients. Kids will learn to make both sweet and savory treats and will use fresh fruits and vegetables in recipes such as Bursting with Blueberries Muffins, Zombie Zucchini Bread, and Peachy Keen Crumble. Bonus goodie bag stickers, pop-out gift tags, and bake sale signs encourage kids to share their homemade delights with pride.

2017 NPR's Best Books of the Year
2017 IACP Cookbook Award Winner
2017 National Parenting Product Awards Winner
2018 ​Mom's Choice Award Gold Winner
2019 New York Times "Best Cookbooks for Kids"

Also available in this series: Cooking Class and Cooking Class Global Feast!

Item No. 9781612128559
$18.95
Barack Obama (with Autographed Bookplate)
Grimes, Nikki

All purchases include a free autographed Nikki Grimes Bookplate, as supplies last.

Barack Obama is the story of an exceptional man, as told by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier, winners of the Coretta Scott King Award.

Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Kenya, he has held on to Hope. Even as a boy, Barack knew he wasn't quite like anybody else, but through his journeys he found the ability to listen to Hope and become what he was meant to be: a bridge to bring people together.

This is the moving story of an exceptional man, as told by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier, both winners of the Coretta Scott King Award. Barack Obama has motivated Americans to believe with him, to believe that every one of us has the power to change ourselves and change our world.

Item No. 9781416971443
$18.99
Barefoot Books Solar System
Jankeliowitch, Anne
A glow-in-the-dark, interactive guide to the Solar System, carefully crafted to make complex STEM concepts like astronomy, physics and chemistry understandable for children aged 8-12. Barefoot Books Solar System joins the celebrated Barefoot Books World Atlas as another standout nonfiction title on Barefoot's list to explore the world and universe.
Item No. 9781782858232
$19.99