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Juvenile Nonfiction

Story of Hanukkah

Story of Hanukkah

Adler, David A.
$7.99
Celebrate Hanukkah with a beautiful board book that tells the story of a great miracle.

Hanukkah is a wonderful time filled with games, food, family, and fun. It's also the celebration of an ancient miracle, and retelling and remembering the story of that miracle is an essential part of the holiday, for young and old. This board book version of the popular and well-received picture book has been carefully pared down for preschoolers and toddlers, and will introduce children to the Maccabean Revolt, the Holy Temple of Jerusalem, and the oil that burned for eight nights.

Child's Introduction to Egyptology

Child's Introduction to Egyptology

Alexander, Heather
$19.99
Get ready to go back in time and discover one of history's most fascinating civilizations--Ancient Egypt! This illustrated introduction to Egyptology is packed with stories of pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, gods, and more.
In A Child's Introduction to Egyptology, kids will travel back in time and discover one of history's most fascinating civilizations: Ancient Egypt. Author Heather Alexander leads young readers from the very beginning of the kingdom 4,500 years ago through the reign of Cleopatra in 31 BC. Included throughout are beautifully illustrated profiles of gods and goddesses like Ra, the god of the sun, and Isis, the goddesses of magic, as well as information about scribes, priests, and other notable Egyptians. Kids will learn about the great pharaohs like Ramses II and Nefertiti, how the magnificent Great Pyramid in Giza was built, an in-depth explanation of how Tutankhamun's tomb was found, and even how mummies were made.

This fact-filled book with original illustrations, a removable hieroglyphics poster, and activities like How to Mummify an Apple and Create Your Own Papyrus is perfect for every young, budding Egyptologist.

Child's Introduction to the World

Child's Introduction to the World

Alexander, Heather
$19.99
Readers ages 9 to 12 will travel around the globe, from Greenland to Tasmania, learning the locations and characteristics of continents, countries, and states and provinces in this lively introduction to our world, its geography, culture, and people.

Starting with the basics hemispheres, latitude and longitude, continental drift, map notation, landforms, population density, and more the book gives kids a solid foundation to begin exploring world geography. Each section profiles a different continent, including climates and biomes (tundra, grasslands, etc.), mountain ranges and bodies of water, people and cultures, governments and industries, wildlife, and much more. And sidebars throughout offer biographies of explorers, fun facts, and projects kids can do with parents or on their own. The book also includes a pop-up paper globe and reusable stickers.

With 150 charming, original watercolor illustrations, A Child's Introduction to the World is an entertaining and comprehensive overview of our fascinating planet.

Who Is Hillary Clinton?

Who Is Hillary Clinton?

Alexander, Heather
$5.99
Who Is Hillary Clinton? Readers of our New York Times best-selling series can find out now!

At age fourteen, Hillary Clinton thought it would be thrilling to become an astronaut, so she sent an application to NASA. The reply was a flat out rejection: the space program didn't take women. It was a critical moment for the young girl, one that made her realize the world she lived in needed changing and that she had better try to make those changes happen. Clinton's life has been a thrilling series of firsts--First Lady of the US, then first First Lady to become a US Senator, Secretary of State, and the first woman to run as the Democratic candidate for President. This easy-to-read biography gives readers a firm grounding not only in Clinton's life history but the history of the times in which she's lived. It comes out as she makes her historic run for the White House.

All in a Drop: How Antony Van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World

All in a Drop: How Antony Van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World

Alexander, Lori
$17.99
Robert F. Sibert Honor Award winner
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A 2020 Outstanding Science Trade Book
A New York Public Library Best of 2019
A 2020 Best STEM Book by NSTA and CBC

For fans of the "Who Was" series, this lively, accessible, and full-color chapter book biography shows how a self-taught scientist was the first to observe the microbial life in and around us. By building his own microscope, Antony van Leeuwenhoek advanced humanity's understanding of our oft-invisible world around us.

Microbes are everywhere: in the soil and oceans, in snow, and inside our bodies. But in Antony van Leeuwenhoek's time, people believed that what they saw with their own eyes was all that existed in the world. How did a simple tradesman--who didn't go to college or speak English or Latin like all the other scientists--change everyone's minds?

Proving that remarkable discoveries can come from the most unexpected people and places, this eye-opening chapter book, illustrated with lively full-color art, celebrates the power of curiosity, ingenuity, and persistence.

Who Was Steve Irwin?

Who Was Steve Irwin?

Anastasio, Dina; Eldridge, Jim
$5.99
By popular demand, the 100th Who Was...? subject is Steve Irwin!

Steve Irwin did not have a typical childhood. Born in Melbourne, Australia, on February 22, 1962, he was raised on the wildlife park his parents owned. He cared for the animals and especially loved reptiles--he got a python for his sixth birthday! At nine years old, Steve was already helping his father wrestle small crocodiles. He became a crocodile trapper after graduating high school, catching the creatures before dangerous poachers could. Steve met his wife, Terri, at his family's park, and instead of a honeymoon, the pair filmed a wildlife documentary that led to the creation of the well-known series The Crocodile Hunter. Tragically, Steve was killed on September 4, 2006 while filming a documentary when a stingray attacked, piercing his heart. He was forty-four years old. However, his life's work obviously still strikes a chord with kids who voted him the winner of the 100th Who Was...? title.

Who Was Andy Warhol?

Who Was Andy Warhol?

Anderson, Kirsten; Copeland, G
$5.99
Best known for his screen prints of soup cans and movie stars, this shy young boy from Pittsburgh shot to fame with his radical ideas of what "art" could be. Working in the aptly named "Factory," Warhol's paintings, movies, and eccentric lifestyle blurred the lines between pop culture and art, ushering in the Pop Art movement and, with it, a national obsession. Who Was Andy Warhol? tells the story of an enigmatic man who grew into a cultural icon.
Introduction to Norse Mythology for Kids

Introduction to Norse Mythology for Kids

Aperlo, Peter
$14.95
Immerse yourself in the dangerous, fascinating, and awesome world of Norse heroes, monsters, gods, and goddesses, from Thor and Loki to Odin, Frey, and many more!

Get to know the stories behind your favorite Norse heroes, gods, and villains with this in-depth introduction to Norse mythology. Learn all about how Thor got his hammer Mjölnir, or the cunning and mischievous adventures of the trickster Loki. Discover fantastical creatures, fearsome monsters, and epic battles--all from ancient Scandinavia--with stories including:
Thor and the Clay Giant The Death of Baldr Loki's Dangerous Children And more!
Plus, in addition to the mythical tales, you'll also learn what daily life was like for Vikings and how they fought. This book is more than just a collection of gods and goddesses, it's the perfect collection of Nordic and Viking trivia for any kid who loves to learn about history or for fans of Marvel movies!

How to Go Anywhere (and Not Get Lost)

Aschim, Hans
$14.95
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell?

Who Was Alexander Graham Bell?

Bader, Bonnie
$5.99
Did you know that Bell's amazing invention--the telephone--stemmed from his work on teaching the deaf? Both his mother and wife were deaf. Or, did you know that in later years he refused to have a telephone in his study? Bell's story will fascinate young readers interested in the early history of modern technology!
Who Was Christopher Columbus?

Who Was Christopher Columbus?

Bader, Bonnie
$5.99
Learn all about Christopher Columbus' early life at sea, which led him to seek fortune by sailing west in hopes of creating new trade routes with the Indies. Kids will read about why he called himself the "Great Admirald of the Seas" and learn of all his struggles to find finacial support for his voyage.
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Bader, Bonnie
$5.99
The story of one of the most influential civil rights activist of our time.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death--from an assassin's bullet--in 1968. With clearly written text that explains this tumultuous time in history and 80 black-and-white illustrations, this Who Was? celebrates the vision and the legacy of a remarkable man.

¿Quién fue Martin Luther King, Jr.?

¿Quién fue Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Bader, Bonnie
$7.99
The famous civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death - from an assassin's bullet - in 1968. This tumultuous time in history comes to life in over 100 black-and-white illustrations that celebrate of this remarkable man.
My Big Book of Christmas Activities

My Big Book of Christmas Activities

Beaton, Clare
$12.99
Cut, color, and craft your way to a fantastic and spectacularly creative Christmas with these fantastic projects, cards, decorations, and gift ideas. All the activities have clear and simple instructions and can be made with simple household items or by simply making a trip to your local dollar store or supermarket.

The projects and activities in this book include:

  • Festive decorations for your home or classroom
  • Delicious Christmas food recipes
  • Twelve cards to cut out and color
  • Twenty-six decorations to cut out and color
  • Tons of templates for great ideas including an envelope for the Christmas cards

    Spread some holiday cheer for Santa and make everything you need for a homemade Christmas! My Big Book of Christmas Activities is the perfect gift for families to hand-make all the necessary Christmas trimmings and spend some quality time together.

  • Who was Nelson Mandela?

    Who was Nelson Mandela?

    Belviso, Meg
    $5.99
    As a child he dreamt of changing South Africa; as a man he changed the world. Nelson Mandela spent his life battling apartheid and championing a peaceful revolution. He spent twenty-seven years in prison and emerged as the inspiring leader of the new South Africa. He became the country's first black president and went on to live his dream of change. This is an important and exciting addition to the Who Was...? series.

    Crayon Man

    Biebow, Natascha
    $17.99
    Who Was Sacagawea?

    Who Was Sacagawea?

    Bloom Fradin, Judith
    $5.99
    Sacagawea was only sixteen when she made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history, traveling 4500 miles by foot, canoe, and horse-all while carrying a baby on her back! Without her, the Lewis and Clark expedition might have failed. Through this engaging book, kids will understand the reasons that today, 200 years later, she is still remembered and immortalized on a golden dollar coin.
    Who Was Ben Franklin?

    Who Was Ben Franklin?

    Brindell Fradin, Dennis
    $5.99
    Ben Franklin was the scientist who, with the help of a kite, discovered that lightning is electricity. He was also a statesman, an inventor, a printer, and an author-a man of such amazingly varied talents that some people claimed he had magical powers! Full of all the details kids will want to know, the true story of Benjamin Franklin is by turns sad and funny, but always honest and awe-inspiring.
    Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different 2

    Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different 2

    Brooks, Ben
    $16.99
    Boys can be anything they want to be! In this sequel to the New York Times bestseller Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, Ben Brooks introduces seventy-six more boys and men who will inspire young readers to live boldly and true to themselves.

    What do environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, philosopher Socrates, and singer Ed Sheeran all have in common? Each of them defied expectations -- going against the grain and pursuing their dreams despite a seemingly impossible barrage of obstacles and difficulties. Their stories are incredible, as are those of tap dancer Evan Ruggiero, Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri, the brave Chernobyl Divers, and the other inspirational boys who fill the pages of this extraordinary book.

    Together, their stories offer young boys the welcome alternative message that masculinity can mean many things -- that it's okay to be sensitive, to be bold, and to follow their hearts.

    Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different

    Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different

    Brooks, Ben
    $16.99
    Boys will be boys and girls will be girls? Not in this book.
    The follow-up to Ben Brooks's New York Times bestselling Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, this book offers more extraordinary true stories of amazing people who broke the mold and changed the world for the better. The resulting message? Be yourself, and your dreams might come true.

    With the help of Quinton Winter's striking full-color illustrations, Brooks offers an accessible compilation of 76 famous and not-so-famous influencers from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his or her own way. Entries include Emma Gonzalez, Andy Warhol, Bjork, Hans Christian Andersen, Sally Ride, and so many more -- heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

    Who Was Betsy Ross?

    Who Was Betsy Ross?

    Buckley, James
    $5.99
    Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag? That's up for debate, but Who Was Betsy Ross? tells the story of a fierce patriot who certainly helped create the flag of a new nation.
    Who Was Booker T. Washington?

    Who Was Booker T. Washington?

    Buckley, James
    $5.99
    Learn how a slave became one of the leading influential African American intellectuals of the late 19th century.

    African American educator, author, speaker, and advisor to presidents of the United States, Booker Taliaferro Washington was the leading voice of former slaves and their descendants during the late 1800s. As part of the last generation of leaders born into slavery, Booker believed that blacks could better progress in society through education and entrepreneurship, rather than trying to directly challenge the Jim Crow segregation. After hearing the Emancipation Proclamation and realizing he was free, young Booker decided to make learning his life. He taught himself to read and write, pursued a formal education, and went on to found the Tuskegee Institute--a black school in Alabama--with the goal of building the community's economic strength and pride. The institute still exists and is home to famous alumnae like scientist George Washington Carver.

    Who Was Muhammad Ali?

    Who Was Muhammad Ali?

    Buckley, James
    $5.99
    Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. won the world heavyweight championship at the age of 22, the same year he joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. He would go on to become the first and only three-time (in succession) World Heavyweight Champion. Nicknamed "The Greatest," Ali was as well known for his unique boxing style, consisting of the Ali Shuffle and the rope-a-dope, as he was for the catchphrase "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." He was an uncompromising athlete who brought beauty and grace to a very rough sport and became one of the world's most famous cultural icons. Read Who Was Muhammad Ali? and discover "The Greatest."
    Who Was Ernest Shackleton?

    Who Was Ernest Shackleton?

    Buckley, Jim
    $5.99
    As a boy he preferred reading sea stories to doing homework and, at age 16, became an apprentice seaman. Subsequently, Ernest Shackleton's incredible journeys to the South Pole in the early 1900s made him one of the most famous explorers of modern times. His courage in the face of dangerous conditions and unforeseeable tragedies reveal the great leader that he was. His historic 1914 journey aboard the Endurance has all the drama of an action movie.
    Pop-Up Moon

    Pop-Up Moon

    Buxton, Annabelle
    $29.95

    You see it almost every night, but how much do you really know about the moon? In this incredible pop-up book, discover where the moon came from, why it appears to change shape, how it affects our oceans, and what a blood moon is. Shoot into space with the Saturn V rocket and travel back in time to join the first astronauts to set foot on the moon.

    Four breathtaking pop-ups reveal the inner workings of the solar system, demonstrate how eclipses occur, and more. Intricate illustrations and fact-filled pages bridge the 238,000-mile distance between us and the moon, making this the perfect gift for young stargazers. Budding astronomers and anyone curious about the night sky will find that the moon's secrets are just "one small step" away!

    Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

    Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

    Celenza, Anna Harwell; Kitchel
    $21.95
    George Gershwin only has a few weeks to compose a concerto. His piece is supposed to exemplify American music and premiere at a concert entitled "An Experiment in Modern Music." Homesick for New York while rehearsing for a musical in Boston, he soon realizes that American music is much like its people, a great melting pot of sounds, rhythms, and harmonies. JoAnn Kitchel's illustrations capture the 1920s in all their art deco majesty.
    Includes a CD of "Rhapsody in Blue" performed by George Gershwin (1925 piano roll) and the Columbia Jazz Band, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.
    Pop-Up Earth

    Pop-Up Earth

    Charbonnel, Olivier
    $29.95

    You live on it, but how much do you really know about the planet Earth? In this incredible pop-up book, discover why the Earth is so special by learning about how it's changed over time, how all living things are connected, how tectonic plates form mountains, and about different ecosystems around the world.

    In Pop-Up Earth five colorful, breathtaking pop-ups reveal the inner workings of the planet. Intricate illustrations and fact-filled pages connect us to our world, making this a perfect gift for young ecologists and climate activists. Budding geologists and anyone curious about how our planet works will be amazed!

    I'm Growing Up: Foot by Foot, Inch by Inch

    I'm Growing Up: Foot by Foot, Inch by Inch

    Cider Mill Press
    $14.95
    A memento like never before! Hang this accordion-style board book on the wall and chart your child's growth alongside their most treasured memories!

    Connect the dots of a child's growth and development by recording special events and accomplishments alongside their height. Take note of fun details, like your child's favorite book, movie, sports, friends, and teachers at each age. The fun and unique accordion-style design allows you to simply unfold and enjoy. This adorable childhood souvenir will take a well-deserved place on your wall, or you can store it in its case and keep it on the bookshelf so that it can be shared years later. Unlike parents' pencil markings on the door jamb, this book can move with the family no matter where you live. The perfect gift for new parents, baby showers, family, and friends to spread love and cherished memories. Capture your child's best memories and create a timeline of the childhood years that will make sure you'll never forget.

    True Detective

    True Detective

    Cider Mill Press
    $16.95
    True Detective features a portable magnifying glass that will allow readers to unlock their inner Sherlock and riddle their way through mind-bending visual puzzles!

    There is just one difference between each set of like objects. It'll take a true detective to solve these mysteries! Use the enclosed magnifying glass to sleuth your way through these unicorns, race cars, dogs, dinosaurs, and more. With a wide range of puzzles from beginner sleuth to super sleuth, there is something fun to amuse detectives of all ages. Stumped? Solutions are included in the back of the book for those puzzles you just can't solve.

    Acadia Files

    Acadia Files

    Coppens, Katie
    $7.95
    Acadia Greene wants answers. Who keeps stealing her blueberries just as they ripen on the bushes? Why is her hair curly? Why does the sun wake her up so early in the summer? Why does the tide submerge her sandcastles? How do rocks become sand? Acadia doesn't set out to do science, but she has these important questions and her scientist parents refuse to simply feed her the answers. "Conduct an experiment," they tell her. "Use the scientific method." So Acadia gathers evidence, makes hypotheses, designs experiments, uses the results to test her hypotheses, and draws conclusions. Acadia does science.

    The author, Katie Coppens writes a recurring column for NSTA's middle school magazine Science Scope on science and literacy called The Integrated Classroom.

    ABCs of Black History

    ABCs of Black History

    Cortez, Rio
    $14.95
    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright! And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture.

    Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak, creativity and joy.

    It's a story of big ideas--P is for Power, S is for Science and Soul. Of significant moments--G is for Great Migration. Of iconic figures--H is for Zora Neale Hurston, X is for Malcom X. It's an ABC book like no other, and a story of hope and love.

    In addition to rhyming text, the book includes back matter with information on the events, places, and people mentioned in the poem, from Mae Jemison to W. E. B. Du Bois, Fannie Lou Hamer to Sam Cooke, and the Little Rock Nine to DJ Kool Herc.

    Streams and Ponds

    Streams and Ponds

    Cosneau, Olivia
    $7.99
    Did you know that water scorpions use a snorkel to breathe, that the eyes of the damselfly can swivel in every direction, or that moorhen chicks leave the nest as soon as they hatch? Ponds and streams have complex ecosystems full of amazing birds, strange insects, and colorful crustaceans, fish, and other creatures. Draw a snail's shell, color in the frogs, and perch a bird in her nest.
    Discovering Reptiles

    Discovering Reptiles

    Csotonyi Julius T
    $19.95
    Discover the wonderful world of reptiles with Discovering Reptiles: a book jam-packed with scientific facts and fantastic, full-color images that crawl and slither right off the page!

    From iguanas to cobras and everything in between, this book is filled with information about everyone's favorite cold-blooded creatures: the reptiles. Explore scientific facts about reptiles of all shapes and sizes with this easy-to-read book, including facts about the biggest reptiles to ever walk the Earth: the dinosaurs. Featuring a gorgeous tactile cover more colorful than any chameleon, this book is the perfect gift for any junior herpetologist. A must-have book for any child fascinated by the world's best cold-blooded critters.

    Ultimate Kids’ Baking Book

    Ultimate Kids’ Baking Book

    Dahle, Tiffany
    $21.99

    Take the Lead Baking Treats You and Your Family Will Love

    This time you're in charge of making dessert instead of your parents! Master what all the best bakers know, from separating eggs to creaming butter and sugar together and even rolling your own cookie dough. Each skill you learn will make you a next-level baker so you'll be ready to deck out the Thanksgiving table with a Thankful-for-You Cake Pop Bouquet, wow a friend with Birthday Sprinkle Donuts or bake Smart Cookies for back to school. With something for every celebration, your friends and family will be amazed at all the wonderful treats you can bake.

    Now that you're the head baker at home, you can make each dessert your own with unique decorations! Choose your own shapes for the Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts. Finish off your cookies and cakes with Sweet Buttercream Frosting using your favorite colors and flavors. Top Confetti Cupcake Cuties with any sprinkles you like. Once you've mastered all the decorating basics, you can put your skills to the test with the Epic Chocolate Layer Cake. Full of fun desserts for any day of the year, The Ultimate Kids' Baking Book has all the tips, tricks and treats you need to become the best baker ever!

    Amazing Earth: Jungles

    Amazing Earth: Jungles

    Daviz, Paul
    $16.99
    Learn all about the amazing creatures that inhabit jungles and rainforests and build five animal models. No tools needed, just slot the pieces together!

    Explore the world's vast jungles and rainforests and meet some of the wild inhabitants that are found in these unique ecosystems in this colorful, interactive book. From the bottom of the forest floor to the towering canopy, jungles and rainforests burst to life on these pages full of stunning art that will captivate children and packed with intriguing facts for them to learn. Once young explorers have read all about these habitats, the adventures continue with five included cardstock models to build. No tools are required to assemble the sturdy keepsake models of a pouncing jaguar, a beautiful toucan, a spectacled caiman, a capuchin monkey, and a Goliath birdeater tarantula--the largest spider in the world!

    Wow! Look What's In The Forests

    Wow! Look What's In The Forests

    de la Bedoyere, Camilla
    $8.99

    Which tree is as tall as a skyscraper ? Who lives high up in the trees? Is there really a ghost bear? Find out the answers to these questions, and lots more, in this book featuring trees, leaves, animals on the ground, at the top of a tree and everything in between.

    Wow!
    is a fantastic series not only filled with the best and most amazing facts about popular science topics, but each book also includes beautiful illustrations with fun and interactive artwork clues that lead readers through the book and stimulate discussion. This appealing series is certain to make readers say Wow! over and over again.

    Who Is Bill Gates?

    Who Is Bill Gates?

    Demuth, Patricia Brennan
    $5.99
    Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was...? biography, children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer technology, which led him to revolutionize personal computers. Through the success of his now-world-famous software company, Microsoft, Bill Gates became one of the wealthiest philanthropists in history.This fascinating story of a child technology genius is sure to captivate any audience!
    Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?

    Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?

    Demuth, Patricia Brennan
    $5.99
    Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, based on her own childhood and later life, are still beloved classics almost a century after she began writing them. Now young readers will see just how similar Laura's true-life story was to her books. Born in 1867 in the "Big Woods" in Wisconsin, Laura experienced both the hardship and the adventure of living on the frontier. Her life and times are captured in engaging text and 80 black-and-white illustrations.
    Who Was Galileo?

    Who Was Galileo?

    Demuth, Patricia Brennan; O'Br
    $5.99
    Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition.
    Hanukkah

    Hanukkah

    Dittmer, Lori
    $8.99
    A kindergarten-level introduction to Hanukkah, covering the holiday's history, popular traditions, and such defining symbols as the menorah and the dreidel.
    Beneath the Waves

    Beneath the Waves

    Drimmer, Stephanie Warren
    $24.99
    Open this charming read-aloud book and you'll find amazing animal profiles, whimsical poetry, stunning photography, plus fascinating information about the wondrous creatures that call the ocean home. Starting with the seashore and journeying through the ocean's zones, readers will discover mangrove forests, coral reefs, and the deepest ocean depths. On this journey they will discover some of the extraordinary animals that live on shore and under the sea. Along the way, readers will enjoy poems, stories, fun facts, photo galleries, and more. Highlights include a foreword from explorer and renowned photojournalist Brian Skerry; an interview with National Geographic Explorer and marine conservationist Jess Cramp; a poem by former children's poet laureate J. Patrick Lewis; the work of Explorer-in-Residence and ocean ecologist Enric Sala; and an afterword by renowned ocean conservationist Sylvia Earle. This keepsake treasure is sure to wow readers while also serving as an important reminder to protect this precious and wonderful resource.
    Child's Introduction to the Environment

    Child's Introduction to the Environment

    Driscoll, Michael
    $19.99
    Explore the water, land, and air around us with this entertaining and informative look at our magnificent planet--and learn how your experiments, activities, and everyday actions can help save the environment.

    This book looks at the wide variety of ecosystems and environmental regions of the Earth, from deserts and forests, to cities and farms, to oceans and ice caps, as well as the atmosphere, weather, energy sources, plants, and animals of each area. Michael Driscoll and professor of meteorology Dennis Driscoll explain the changes to our planet that are currently taking place, including rising temperatures and sea levels, and the effects they can have on our environment. They also profile young environmental activists like Greta Thunberg and Isra Hirsi, and highlight important, everyday actions such as water conversion and recycling that kids can do on their own or with their parents. Also included are fun projects and experiments to do at home like brewing sun tea, creating lightning, and making a smog detector.

    Packed with facts, experiments, and a removable poster with tips on how to save the planet, this comprehensive guide will inspire kids and their families to think about our planet in new ways and help keep it beautiful and healthy for years to come.

    Who Is Stan Lee?

    Who Is Stan Lee?

    Edgers, Geoff
    $5.99
    Stanley Lieber was just seventeen when he got his first job at Timely Comics in 1939. Since then, the man now known as Stan Lee has launched a comic book empire, made Marvel Comics a household name, and created iconic superheroes such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the Fantastic Four. Stan Lee is still dreaming up caped crusaders and masked vigilantes in his nineties. Who Is Stan Lee? tells the story of a New York City kid with a superhero-sized imagination.
    Girl Talk

    Girl Talk

    Editors of Cider Mill Press
    $12.95
    Girl Talk is the must-have advice book for girls navigating all things puberty and growing up!

    This easy to read, diverse guide is illustrated for better understanding and includes bodies of all shapes, abilities, and sizes. With Girl Talk, get the answers to the questions you don't know who to ask or are too embarrassed to. From body changes, personal hygiene, healthy eating, and tips for sensitive topics, this book covers all the bases. Learn to not only prioritize your physical health, but your emotional health, too! A healthy mind and a healthy heart makes for a happy life. Maintain healthy relationships with family, friends, and peers. Growing up isn't just about your changing body. Learn how to handle peer pressure, social media safety, leadership, and self-confidence so that you can be your best you as you journey through this new time in your life.

    Backpack Explorer: Beach Walk

    Backpack Explorer: Beach Walk

    Editors of Storey Publishing
    $12.95
    Pack up sandcastle-building supplies, sunscreen, and this take-along activity book! In the second book of the Backpack Explorer series from the Editors of Storey Publishing, little beachcombers are encouraged to discover all the wonders of saltwater oceans and freshwater lakes, from identifying shorebirds to learning about the life found in tide pools to listening to the waves and watching the tides.

    Backpack Explorer: Beach Walk is packed with prompts and activities, including 12 interactive field guides (for shells, jellyfish, and more), sensory scavenger hunts, science experiments such as a Stick Sundial, games, and simple projects including food chain match-ups and driftwood fish. Equipped with a real magnifying glass, stickers, and a beach log for recording shoreline sightings and adventures, this book is the perfect takealong for any beach adventure.

    Also available in this series: Backpack Explorer: Bird Watch and Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail.

    Backpack Explorer: Bird Watch

    Editors of Storey Publishing
    $12.95
    Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail

    Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail

    Editors of Storey Publishing
    $12.95
    Gold Mom's Choice Award Winner

    Jump-start curiosity with this take-along field guide for children ages 4 to 8. From worms, birds, and spiders to trees, flowers, and clouds, young explorers learn what to look and listen for wherever they are -- whether in a nature preserve, an urban park, or a suburban backyard. Seek-and-find lists, on-the-trail art projects, and discovery games get kids engaged in hands-on learning about nature, and a real pull-out magnifying glass helps them get a close-up glimpse of leaf veins, seed pods, and tiny insects. Filled with activities, checklists, and stickers, this interactive nature guide belongs in every kid's backpack.

    Who Is Barack Obama?

    Who Is Barack Obama?

    Edwards, Roberta
    $5.99
    As the world now knows, Barack Obama has made history as our first African-American president. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography is perfect for primary graders looking for a longer, fuller life story than is found in the author's bestselling beginning reader Barack Obama: United States President.
    Who Was George Washington?

    Who Was George Washington?

    Edwards, Roberta
    $5.99
    In 1789, George Washington became the first president of the United States. He has been called the father of our country for leading America through its early years. Washington also served in two major wars during his lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. With over 100 black-and-white illustrations, Washington's fascinating story comes to life - revealing the real man, not just the face on the dollar bill!
    Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?

    Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?

    Edwards, Roberta
    $5.99
    Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted painter, talented musician, and dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters. Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to. Only thirteen paintings are known to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he intended to create, all that he left were thousands of disorganized notebook pages. Here is an accessible portrait of a fascinating man who lived at a fascinating time--Italy during the Renaissance.