Non-Fiction

What Do You Know? Science Bingo

Learn Natural History and Earth Science Facts as you play! Includes 6 game boards, 48 tiles and real cloth bag. Each playing piece features a different species. Beautifully illustrated by Melissa Sweet.

Item No. BOWHA2
$19.95
What We See in the Stars
Oseid, Kelsey
A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more.

Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original art, all accompanied by text that weaves related legends and lore with scientific facts. This beautifully packaged book covers the night sky's most brilliant features--such as the constellations, the moon, the bright stars, and the visible planets--as well as less familiar celestial phenomena like the outer planets, nebulae, and deep space. Adults seeking to recapture the magic of youthful stargazing, younger readers interested in learning about natural history and outer space, and those who appreciate beautiful, hand-painted art will all delight in this charming book.

Item No. 9780399579530
$16.99
What Would She Do? 25 True Stories
Woodward, Kay
Covering 25 diverse women from early world leaders to modern day heroes, What Would She Do? is an inspiring and empowering illustrated guide for today's budding young feminists.

From historic world leaders to brilliant scientists, artists, and modern-day pioneers, What Would She Do? shares twenty-five incredible women's stories that educate and empower. Learn about the remarkable achievements and attitudes of feminist trailblazers such as Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart, Malala Yousafzai, Michelle Obama, and other brave women who overcame huge obstacles to accomplish great things.Featuring stunning illustrations from diverse artists, this beautiful book will inspire young readers and prepare them to face any challenge by simply asking, What would she do?
Item No. 9781338216400
$16.99
What's Cooking?
Stein, Joshua David

A whimsical read-aloud of delicious answers to ridiculous questions about what can -- and cannot -- be done in the kitchen!

Food critic and author Joshua David Stein tackles the world of cookery with his signature quirk and charm. From the practical ("Can I fry a scoop of gelato?") to the playful ("Do frozen peas grow on frozen trees?"), each vignette features an engaging question and a satisfying reveal, all revolving around the preparation of food. The simple yet sophisticated hand-drawings by Julia Rothman provide authenticity and a balance of seriousness to the silliness at hand. Incorporating humor, word play, logic and illogic, foreign foods, and even some cookbook vocabulary, this read-aloud book offers children facts to share and maybe even the impetus to get involved in the kitchen!

Item No. 9780714875088
$16.95
Where Did My Clothes Come From?
Butterworth, Chris
Fun retro illustrations entice kids to follow the thread and learn where their clothes had their start--and how they were put together.

Did you know that the cotton for your jeans was picked from a bush? How did the colorful wool in your sweater get from a sheep's back to a ball of yarn? Where did your soccer uniform, your rain boots, and your fleece jacket come from? And what does recycling plastic bottles have to do with anything? Visit farms, forests, and factories all over the world to find out how everything you wear has a story behind it. Back matter includes an author's note, an illustrator's note, a bibliography, and an index.

Item No. 9780763677503
$12.99
Where Do We Go From Here
King, Martin Luther
In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this prophetic work, which has been unavailable for more than ten years, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America's future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. With a universal message of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end to global suffering, asserting that humankind-for the first time-has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty.
Item No. 9780807000670
$16.00
While You Are Sleeping: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Time Around the World
Bernhard, Durga
As one child goes to bed, another child is waking up on the other side of the world. With each page turn, readers see the same moment in time in nine different countries: the United States, Nigeria, Japan, Mexico, India, Thailand, Haiti, England, and Brazil. The lift-the-flap feature makes the "big idea" concept of time accessible to young readers. Open the book to a child reading before bed in Alaska, then lift the flap on the opposite page to see someone in Nigeria getting dressed to start her day.

Durga Bernhard's simple text and whimsical illustrations make WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING a perfect read-aloud-especially for bedtime. Back matter includes a map and author's note explaining time zones and highlighting the different countries featured in the text.

An excellent resource for all areas of the curriculum, this book invites readers to learn more about the cultures, people, and places in the world around them.

Item No. 9781570914737
$14.95
Whoosh!
Barton, Chris
Celebrate the inventor of the Super Soaker in this inspiring picture book biography about Lonnie Johnson, the maker behind one of the world's favorite toys.


You know the Super Soaker. It's one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy.

A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson's life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults.

Item No. 9781580892971
$16.95
Whose Nest?
Cochrane, Victoria
For preschoolers and beginning readers, Whose Nest? is a beautiful illustrated introduction to nests of all descriptions and their inhabitants. It might be a tree frog or a gecko, a dormouse or a rabbit, a duckling or an eagle!

Can you guess whose nest? Take a peek into the nest and look at the clues that surround it--a feather, a footprint, a tasty food morsel--and guess whose nest. Then turn the page to find out who really lives there. The animals include: - Dormouse - Tree frog - Clownfish - Eagle - Rabbit - Mallard duckling - Bumblebee - Gecko

Item No. 9781608872046
$16.99
Wild Tracks
Arnosky, Jim
When children learn to recognize and read animal tracks they're actually mastering an ancient language of shapes and patterns--and gaining knowledge of the natural world. Acclaimed artist and naturalist Jim Arnosky has created a breathtaking and informative reference on the subject, filled with intricately drawn prints from creatures both wild and domestic, as well as large-scale paintings of the animals in their environment. Some of the art, labeled in Arnosky's own handwriting, even looks as if it came straight out of his personal notebooks. And best of all, many of the tracks are true to size, so kids can compare the trace left by a big-footed polar bear (whose paws act as snowshoes in its icy home) with that of a small bird. Adding to the eye-catching illustrations are four awesome gatefolds that display paintings of a bobcat, wolf, deer, and a variety of hoofed animals right next to their prints. Every spread has plenty of details on how to interpret the footprint, and the featured menagerie includes bighorn sheep and goats, chipmunks and rabbits, grizzlies and brown bears, horses and burros, domestic cats and dogs, and even slithering reptiles! This is the perfect gift for a budding naturalist, animal lover, or artist.
Jim Arnosky has been honored for his overall contribution to literature for children by the Eva L. Gordon Award and the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for nonfiction. Many of his books have been chosen as ALA Notable Books, including Drawing from Nature, a Christopher Award-winner. Wild Tracks! is Jim's 100th book for children.
Item No. 9781402739859
$14.95
Wings-Hardcover
Sneed B. Collard III

Take flight!

Simple text explains the versatility of bird, insect, and mammal wings. Detailed paragraphs spotlight particular animals and discuss how the animals' wings help them to survive. Intricate, cut-paper illustrations capture the delicate beauty of each type of wing.

Includes a glossary and additional resouces.

Item No. 9781570916113
$18.99
Winnie the Pooh Cookbook
Ellison, Virginia
The famously rotund bear is happiest when in possession of a brimming pot of honey, but when it comes time for meals and smackerels, the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood need something a little more substantial. This delightful collection contains over fifty tried-and-true recipes for readers of all ages to make and enjoy, starting with Poohanpiglet pancakes and ending with a recipe for getting thin-with honey sauces, holiday treats, and dishes for every mealtime in between.

Forty years after its original publication, this updated and beautifully redesigned cookbook features quotes from the original books and Ernest H. Shepard's beloved drawings, which leap off the pages in full color.

Item No. 9780525423591
$19.99
Women in Science
Ignotofsky, Rachel
It's a scientific fact: Women rock!

A charmingly illustrated and educational book, New York Times best seller Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!

-- BrainPickings - Best Science Books of the Year

Item No. 9781607749769
$16.99
Women in Science Puzzle
Rachel Ignotofsky

This colorfully illustrated 500-piece puzzle features 15 trailblazing women of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and is a perfect gift for budding feminists and science lovers. A unique 18 x 24-inch-inch poster is included for referencing the design while working on the puzzle.

Based on the New York Times bestselling book Women in Science, this brightly colored 500-piece puzzle celebrates 15 groundbreaking female scientists and is perfect for the whole family.

Item No. 9780525573029
$16.99
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win
Ignotofsky, Rachel

Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science.

Women for the win!

A richly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than forty sports. The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional men's league, and skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee. The book also contains infographics on topics that sporty women want to know about such as muscle anatomy, a timeline ofwomen's participation in sports, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women's teams. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for today's athletes.

Item No. 9781607749783
$16.99
Wonders of the World
Otter, Isabel
Embark on an interactive journey to see the marvels of the Earth and the wonders of the world, from the ancient to the modern. Lift the flaps to discover the history and the secrets that lie behind many of the amazing sights on Earth-from the Great Pyramid of Giza to the Taj Mahal and on...
Item No. 9781944530181
$22.99
Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth 500-Piece Puzzle

From the New York Times bestselling author of Women of Science comes a colorful and informative 500-piece puzzle celebrating planet Earth and its stunning ecosystems - perfect for science lovers, students, gamers, and more.

The uniquely informative and charming art from Rachel Ignotofsky's book The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth portrays our planet in this family-friendly 500-piece puzzle. As you piece the puzzle together, you'll tour our planet's incredible ecosystems large and small, from reefs, deserts, and rainforests to ponds, backyard gardens, and even a drop of water. A poster that features the puzzle design on the front is enclosed to reference while assembling the 18" x 24" puzzle.

Item No. 9780593135020
$16.99
World Explorer: Guided Activity Journal
Galison
A worldwide adventure is in store with Galison's World Explorer Guided Activity Journal! Take an interactive and creative journey around the globe with 112 pages of educational facts and fun activity prompts--from designing clothes based on international trends to learning what Bolivians eat for breakfast. The perfect gift for the creative jetsetter of any age.
- Trim size: 7 x 8.75 inches
- 112 Pages
- Lay-flat binding
- Full-color illustrations
Item No. 9780735341999
$16.99
World Map 100-piece Puzzle

Countries and oceans, landmarks and beasts
Make our world what it is, North, South, West and East.
Learning about it can be such a snap
If you spend lots of time looking over this map!

Features

  • For ages 5 and up
  • 18" x 27" Puzzle
  • Comes with Legend of Icons
  • Winner of the Oppenheim Gold Award
Item No. PZWR2
$16.95
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Grady, Cynthia
A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps.

When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Breed asks the children to write her letters and gives them books to take with them. Through the three years of their internment, the children correspond with Miss Breed, sharing their stories, providing feedback on books, and creating a record of their experiences. Using excerpts from children's letters held at the Japanese American National Museum, author Cynthia Grady presents a difficult subject with honesty and hope.

A beautiful picture book for sharing and discussing with older children as well as the primary audience -- Booklist STARRED REVIEW

A touching tribute to a woman who deserves recognition -- Kirkus Reviews

[An] affecting introduction to a distressing chapter in U.S. history and a brave librarian who inspired hope -- Publisher's Weekly

Item No. 9781580896887
$16.99
You Are Home: Ode to National Parks
Turk, Evan
Award-winning author and illustrator Evan Turk showcases the beauty and importance of the National Parks in this gorgeous picture book that takes readers on an amazing tour across the United States.

Beneath the soaring doorways of stone,
and peaks that pierce the ceiling of clouds,
from every river, star, and stone
comes the eternal refrain:
you are home.

In simple, soaring language and breathtaking art, acclaimed author-illustrator Evan Turk has created a stirring ode to nature and nation. From the rugged coast of Maine to the fiery volcanoes of Hawaii, You Are Home reminds us that every animal, plant, and person helps make this land a brilliant, beautiful sanctuary of life.

Item No. 9781534432826
$18.99
Young, Gifted and Black
Wilson, Jamia
"...to be revisited again and again...The candy-colored pages and straightforward stories are hard to resist..." -The New York Times

"...diverse collection of iconic figures...vibrantly illustrated...beautifully crafted volume..." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review


"...exuberant...exquisitely designed...a launching point for more discoveries." -School Library Journal, Starred Review

"A luminous and diverse tribute to black movers and shakers across the centuries." -Publishers Weekly

Meet 52 icons of color from the past and present in this celebration of inspirational achievement--a collection of stories about changemakers to encourage, inspire, and empower the next generation of changemakers. Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins' colorful and celebratory illustrations.

Written in the spirit of Nina Simone's song "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black," this vibrant book is a perfect introduction to both historic and present-day icons and heroes. Meet figureheads, leaders, and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers and athletes like Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey, and Serena Williams.

All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read. Highlighting the talent and contributions of black leaders and changemakers from around the world, readers of all backgrounds will be empowered to discover what they too can achieve. Strong, courageous, talented, and diverse, these extraordinary men and women's achievements will inspire a new generation to chase their dream...whatever it may be.

The 52 icons: Mary Seacole, Matthew Henson, Ava Duvernay, Bessie Coleman, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Cathy Freeman, George Washington Carver, Malorie Blackman, Harriet Tubman, Mo Farah, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jesse Owens, Beyonce Knowles, Solange Knowles, Katherine Johnson, Josephine Baker, Kofi Annan, Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Brian Lara, Madam C.J. Walker, Yannick Noah, Maurice Ashley, Alexandre Duma, Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, Simone Biles, Stevie Wonder, Esperanza Spalding, Sidney Poitier, Oprah Winfrey, Pele, Nelson Mandela, Louis Armstrong, Rosa Parks, Naomi Campbell, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Muhammad Ali, Shirley Chisholm, Steve McQueen, Zadie Smith, Usain Bolt, Wangari Maathai, Mae Jemison, W.E.B. Du Bois, Nicola Adams, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Misty Copeland.

If you like this book, check out Step Into Your Power and Big Ideas for Young Thinkers, by the same author-illustrator team.
Item No. 9781786031587
$23.99
Yummy
Kelly, Sheila M
Good food is nutritious--but best of all, it's delicious!

Full of colorful photographs of kids growing, preparing, and eating healthy, wholesome meals, Yummy! inspires young readers to make healthy choices. Nutritious meals full of fresh produce, protein, dairy and grains are pictured, along with kids helping in the kitchen--and having a good time eating what they've made, too!

Healthy food choices set kids on the right track to succeed, giving them the energy to get out and play. Aligned with USDA's MyPlate standard for nutrition, Yummy! also offers tips for parents on preparing healthy meals, substituting in nutritious ingredients for high-sugar treats, and getting kids involved in their food choices.

A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
An NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book

Item No. 9780823424269
$16.95
Zachary's Ball (Softcover)
Tavares, Matt
Zachary receives a foul ball at a major league game, and his baseball fantasies start to come alive.

Zachary is amazed by the sights and sounds at Fenway Park when he goes to his first major-league baseball game. But when his father catches a foul ball at the game and gives it to Zachary, something really amazing happens -- suddenly, he finds himself on the pitcher's mound, wearing a Red Sox uniform! As long as Zachary has the ball, all of his baseball fantasies seem to come true. But can he hold onto its magic?

With simple text and striking black-and-white pencil drawings, Matt Tavares brings to life the fantasy of every baseball fan and evokes the spirit of a beloved national pastime.

Item No. 9780763659776
$6.99
Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations
Jacqueline Mitton & Christina Balit

This award-winning book capturing the glittering light show of the constellations is now available in paperback.

Take an illuminating ride through the starry night sky with National Geographic's Zoo in the Sky! Little Bear and the Great Bear in the Northern Sky; the scaly dragon winding his long tail; the Great Dog chasing the Hare in the Southern Sky; all are beautifully rendered in Christina Balit's vibrant art, studded with shiny stars, which perfectly illustrates Jacqueline Mitton's rich text.

Item No. 9780792259350
$7.95