See inside. Space stations and other spacecraft / written by Rosie Dickins ; illustrated by Kellan Stover.

  • 20 January 2019
cover image"Blast off for an amazing inside view of spacecraft - from the early days of the Space Race to building a space station, exploring Mars and more." -- Description provided by publisher.

Absolutely everything! : a history of Earth, dinosaurs, rulers, robots and other things too numerous to mention / Christopher Lloyd.

  • 20 January 2019
cover image"How was our universe made from a tiny speck of energy? Where did the first trees, plants, animals and humans come from? What happened to the dinosaurs? What was so miserable about medieval times? How were railroads and electricity invented? What are the perils of global warming? You might have many big questions about our planet, life and people. Embark on an entertaining journey across millennia and continents with this captivating book by Christopher Lloyd, author of the bestselling What on Earth Happened."--

Garfield nutty as a fruitcake / by Jim Davis.

  • 20 January 2019
cover image"What kind of house does Garfield live in? A nuthouse, of course! The Arbuckle home is located just around the bend, where Jon and his wacky pets display their mad skills for having fun"--Publisher's description.

Understanding politics & government / written by Alex Frith, Rosie Hore, and Louie Stowell ; illustrated by Kellan Stover.

  • 19 January 2019
cover image"Many people will disagree when discussing politics in polite conversation. But understanding it is essential if you're going to understand the world around you. Politics help people decide how to run cities and countries, and how even the simplest decisions in society get made. There are politics involved in almost every aspect of your daily life."

Mo Willems / by Abby Colich.

  • 19 January 2019
cover image"Presents the life and career of Mo Willems, including his childhood, education, and milestones as a best selling children's author"--Provided by publisher.

The tapir scientist / text by Sy Montgomery ; photographs by Nic Bishop.

  • 19 January 2019
cover imageDescribes the research that Patricia Medici and her team are doing on researching tapir in Brazil.

National parks of the U.S.A. / written by Kate Siber ; illustrated by Chris Turnham.

  • 18 January 2019
cover imageTake a tour of America's great outdoors and discover the beauty and diversity of its most iconic and majestic national parks. Explore Florida's river-laced Everglades, travel down the white water rapids of the Grand Canyon, trek across the deserts of Death Valley and scale the soaring summits of the Rocky Mountains with this book that brings you up close to nature's greatest adventures. Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the flora and fauna unique to each park, this fully-illustrated coast-to-coast journey documents the nation's most magnificent and sacred places--and shows why they should be preserved for future generations to enjoy. With maps and information about flora and fauna found in each of the 21 icon parks portrayed, this is a fantastic celebration of the great outdoors.

The book of ingeniously daring chemistry / Sean Connolly ; cover and interior illustrations by Cara Bean.

  • 18 January 2019
cover imageTwenty-four eye-opening chemistry experiments that take readers on an interactive journey through the periodic table of elements. Includes glossary.

Colorful dreamer : the story of artist Henri Matisse / Marjorie Blain Parker ; illustrated by Holly Berry.

  • 18 January 2019
cover imagePresents the life and work of the turn-of-the-twentieth-century French artist Henri Matisse, imagining his art-inspired childhood and growth into becoming one of the most admired artists in the world.

Lift-the-flap periodic table / written by Alice James ; illustrated by Shaw Nielsen ; designed by Emily Barden.

  • 17 January 2019
cover imageEverything in the Universe is made up of just 118 chemical elements, all of which are listed in the Periodic Table. Lift the flaps in this informative book and discover which elements are crucial to life, which are smelly, explosive or radioactive and lots more. An essential introduction to the building blocks of chemistry, with over 125 flaps.

The big book of building : everything Minecraft : imagine it...create it.

  • 17 January 2019
cover image"The Big Book of Minecraft" is packed with the most recent training, tools, and techniques to help readers get more out of their favorite sandbox game. 2014 was a pivotal year for "Minecraft," and this book captures all the latest and greatest things that have happened to one of the most brilliant and immersive games in video game history. From a brief overview of the game to advanced farming, mining, and building techniques, this guide touches on everything "Minecraft" enthusiasts could ever ask for. Featuring authoritative and engaging content from our internal experts, "The Big Book of Minecraft" also highlights some of the most influential builders in the "Minecraft" community today and examines their creations and techniques that catapulted them to fame.

Racism / Harriet Brundle.

  • 16 January 2019
cover imageEDUCATIONAL: PERSONAL, SOCIAL & HEALTH EDUCATION (PSHE). This topical series considers current world issues via informative and factual information, combined with modern imaging that will engage young readers. Ages 9+

Martin Luther King : the peaceful warrior / Ed Clayton ; illustrated by Donald Bermudez.

  • 15 January 2019
cover imageAn account of the civil rights leader's life explores his personal struggles to bring social justice and equality to his people through peaceful means.

Energy experiments using ice cubes, springs, magnets, and more : one hour or less science experiments / Robert Gardner.

  • 14 January 2019
cover image"Find out how energy is stored, transferred, and changed, what conducts and what stores heat, and how to change matter from a solid to a liquid to a gas"-- Provided by publisher.

13 artists children should know / Angela Wenzel ; [translation by Jane Michael].

  • 13 January 2019
cover imageFeatured artists are introduced chronologically, accompanied by a timeline to offer helpful historical context. Each artist's entry includes a concise biography, beautiful reproductions of major works, and lively texts. Games, quizzes and other activities help readers learn about the significant contributions of each artist in a way that is both fun and inspiring.

Bodyguards! : from gladiators to the Secret Service / Ed Butts ; art by Scott Plumbe.

  • 12 January 2019
cover imageDiscusses the actions of different types of bodyguards, such as Caesar's Praetorian Guard, Japanese samurai warriors, and Wild West outlaws, and their influence on history.

Coral reefs / Seymour Simon.

  • 11 January 2019
cover imageAn introduction to the ecology and wildlife of coral reefs and islands.

Beavers / by Rachel Poliquin ; illustrated by Nicholas John Frith.

  • 10 January 2019
cover imageUses humor to describe why the beaver is such an extraordinary animal.

Pet dragon / original concept and illustrations by M.P. Robertson ; written by Sally Symes.

  • 9 January 2019
cover imageFour brave children and their dream dragons are featured in this dragon-care guide.

Brown bear / Suzi Eszterhas.

  • 31 December 2018
cover imageFollow two brown bear cubs as they grow to be adults.

A totem tale / Deb Vanasse ; illustrated by Erik Brooks.

  • 31 December 2018
cover imageOn a full-moon night in Alaska, a traditional native totem pole magically comes to life. Grizzly, Beaver, Frog, and Raven all stretch and scratch and voice their relief at being free at last. But then the first dawn light appears on the horizon, and the totems have to reassemble themselves in the proper order before morning. Who should be on top of whom? Can wise Raven reason with these contentious creatures?

Around the world in 50 ways / written by Dan Smith ; illustrated by Frances Castle.

  • 31 December 2018
cover image"Set off from London and travel across the globe. Then try to make it back! In Lonely Planet Kids' Around the World in 50 Ways, kids choose their favourite routes and transportation, from tuk-tuks and sleds, to steamboats and hot-air balloons. They'll visit famous cities and exotic, far-flung places - and learn amazing facts about each destination along the way. But they'll need to be careful: not every path will take them where they want to go!"--Publisher's website.

Salamander or lizard? / Susan Kralovansky ; consulting editor, Diane Craig, M.A., Reading Specialist.

  • 30 December 2018
cover imageSome types of animals look alike but they are not the same! Salamander or Lizard? explores the stealthy differences between the two animals. Kids will learn to look at the texture of their skin, where they live, how their eggs are and more.

Tidal wave or tsunami? / Kelly Doudna ; consulting editor, Diane Craig.

  • 30 December 2018
cover imageYoung readers will learn all about the differences between this weather--like where they happen, what causes them, and how destructive they are.

A dream called home : a memoir / Reyna Grande.

  • 30 December 2018
cover imageFrom bestselling author Reyna Grandewhose remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us has become required reading in schools across the country comes an inspiring account of one woman's quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time. When Reyna Grande was nine years old, she walked across the US-Mexico border in search of a home, desperate to be reunited with the parents who had left her behind years before for a better life in the City of Angels. What she found instead was an indifferent mother, an abusive, alcoholic father, and a school system that belittled her heritage. With so few resources at her disposal, Reyna finds refuge in words, and it is her love of reading and writing that propels her to rise above until she achieves the impossible and is accepted to the University of California, Santa Cruz. Although her acceptance is a triumph, the actual experience of American college life is intimidating and unfamiliar for someone like Reyna, who is now once again estranged from her family and support system. Again, she finds solace in words, holding fast to her vision of becoming a writer, only to discover she knows nothing about what it takes to make a career out of a dream. Through it all, Reyna is determined to make the impossible possible, going from undocumented immigrant of little means to "a fierce, smart, shimmering light of a writer" (Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild ); a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist "speak[ing] for millions of immigrants whose voices have gone unheard" (Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street ); and a proud mother of two beautiful children who will never have to know the pain of poverty and neglect. Told in Reyna's exquisite, heartfelt prose, A Dream Called Home demonstrates how, by daring to pursue her dreams, Reyna was able to build the one thing she had always longed for: a home that would endure.

Tornado or dust devil? / Josh Plattner ; consulting editor, Diane Craig, M.A./reading specialist.

  • 29 December 2018
cover imageTornado or Dust Devil? Young readers will learn all about the differences between this weather-like where they form, when they happen, and what causes them.

Winter storm or blizzard? / Kelly Doudna ; consulting editor, Diane Craig, M.A./reading specialist.

  • 29 December 2018
cover imageYoung readers will learn all about the differences between this weather--like where they happen, what causes them, and how destructive they are.

Moth or butterfly? / Susan Kralovansky ; consulting editor, Diane Craig, M.A., Reading Specialist.

  • 29 December 2018
cover imageSome types of animals look alike but they are not the same! Moth or Butterfly? explores the stealthy differences between the two animals. Kids will learn to look at the color of their wings, size of their bodies, antennae and more.

Cloud or fog? / Kelly Doudna ; consulting editor, Diane Craig, M.A./Reading Specialist.

  • 29 December 2018
cover imageCloud or Fog? Young readers will learn all about the differences between this weather like where they form, how they form and what they can cause.

Usborne English activities. Grammar & punctuation / written by Sam Taplin ; designed by Pete Taylor ; cover illustration by Alex Latimer.

  • 29 December 2018
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Hail or freezing rain? / Josh Plattner ; consulting editor, Diane Craig, M.A./reading specialist.

  • 28 December 2018
cover imageHail or Freezing Rain? Young readers will learn all about the differences between this weather like when it freezes, how it falls, when it happens.

Hurricane or waterspout? / Josh Plattner ; consulting editor, Diane Craig, M.A./reading specialist.

  • 28 December 2018
cover imageExplains the differences between hurricanes and waterspouts, discussing where they form, what they look like, how long they last, and the dangers they present.

Hippopotamuses / by Julie Murray.

  • 28 December 2018
cover imageProvides information about hippopotamuses, including habitat, anatomy, and feeding habits.

Illustrated elementary math dictionary / Kirsteen Rogers and Tori Large ; designed by Karen Tomlins ; illustrated by Ruth Russell.

  • 28 December 2018
cover imageDefines key terms and concepts dealing with numbers and number facts, calculations, shape and space, measurements, and data.

Brothers Grimm fairy tales : an illustrated classic / with illustrations by Arthur Rackham.

  • 28 December 2018
cover imageA collection of thirty-five fairy tales from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, including well-known titles such as Rapunzel and less familiar ones such as Iron Hans.

Polar bears / Julie Murray.

  • 27 December 2018
cover imageDescribes the habitat, physical characteristics, eating and mating habits of the polar bear.

D-Day : the World War II invasion that changed history / by Deborah Hopkinson.

  • 27 December 2018
cover image"The WWII invasion of Allied troops into German-occupied Europe, known as D-Day, was the largest military endeavor in history. By the time it occurred on June 6, 1944, Hitler and the Axis powers had a chokehold grip on the European continent, which the Allies called "Fortress Europe." Behind enemy lines, Nazi Germany was engaged in the mass extermination of the Jewish people and the oppression of civilians across Europe. The goal of D-Day was no less than the total defeat of Hitler's regime--and the defense of free democracies everywhere. Knowing they had to breach the coast, the United States, Great Britain, and Canada planned the impossible. D-Day was an invasion not for conquest, but for liberation. The vast operation would take years to plan and required complete secrecy in order to maintain the advantage of surprise. Once deployed, Operation Overlord involved soldiers, sailors, paratroopers, and specialists, and a heart-breaking number of casualties on both sides. The major players of D-Day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and countless others, have gone down in history. Acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson details not just their accomplishments, but the courageous contributions of commanders, service members, African-Americans, women, journalists, and others to this critical battle. Her incredible research and masterful weaving of official documents, personal and eye-witness accounts, and archival photos into a clear and compelling narrative thread brings the European arena of WWII to vivid, thrilling life."-- Provided by publisher.

Diary of Charlotte Forten : a free Black girl before the Civil War / by Charlotte Forten.

  • 27 December 2018
cover image"Presents excerpts from the diary of Charlotte Forten, a free African American teenager who lived in Massachusetts before the Civil War"-- Provided by publisher.

Higher, steeper, faster : the daredevils who conquered the skies / Lawrence Goldstone.

  • 27 December 2018
cover image"The pioneers of early flight performed death-defying feats and broke new technological ground as they took to the skies to thrill crowds and advance the boundaries of human innovation"--Provided by publisher.

The book of chocolate : the amazing story of the world's favorite candy / HP Newquist.

  • 27 December 2018
cover imageChocolate ... - Its scientific name means food of the gods. - The Aztecs mixed it with blood and gave it to sacrificial victims to drink.- The entire town of Hershey, Pennsylvania was built by Milton Hershey to support his chocolate factory. Its streetlights are shaped like chocolate Kisses.- The first men to climb to the top of Mount Everest buried a chocolate bar there as an offering to the gods of the mountain.- Every twenty-four hours, the U.S. chocolate industry goes through eight million pounds of sugar.- Its special flavor is created by a combination of 600 to 1000 different chemical compounds.

Kangaroos / by Julie Murray.

  • 26 December 2018
cover imageProvides information about the appearance, homes, eating habits, and reproduction of kangaroos, and includes photographs.

NBA's top 10 playoff upsets / by Marty Gitlin.

  • 26 December 2018
Basketball has some of the most loyal fans. And those fans love to debate and relive the greatest moments from the sport's history. NBA's Top 10 offers readers a handpicked list of the best that pro basketball has to offer. --from back cover.

Something rotten : a fresh look at roadkill / by Heather L. Montgomery ; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley.

  • 26 December 2018
cover imageWhen Heather L. Montgomery sees a rattlesnake flattened on the side of the road, her first instinct is to pick it up and dissect it--she's always wanted to see how a snake's fangs retract when they close their mouths, and it's not exactly safe to poke around in a live reptile's mouth. A wildlife researcher with a special penchant for the animals that litter the roadways, Heather isn't satisfied with dissecting just one snake. Her fascination with roadkill sets her off on a journey from her own backyard and the roadways of the American South to scientists and kids in labs and homes across the globe. From biologists who use the corpses of Tasmanian devils to investigate cures for a contagious cancer, to a scientist who discovered a whole new species of bird from a single wing left behind, to a boy rebuilding animal bodies from the bones up, to a restaurant that serves up animal remnants, Heather discovers that death is just the beginning for these creatures. This engaging narrative nonfiction is an eye-opening and irreverent look at the dead and dying animals that we pass by without a second thought--as well as a fascinating insight to the scientific research process. -- Publisher's description.

Revolutionary rogues : John André and Benedict Arnold / Selene Castrovilla ; illustrated by John O'Brien.

  • 26 December 2018
cover imageLonging for reward and recognition, American Major General Benedict Arnold turns traitor as he plots with British Major John Andre to help the British win the Revolutionary War.

A first book of Christmas songs : for the beginning pianist with downloadable MP3s / [arranged by] Bergerac.

  • 26 December 2018
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ATVs / Sarah Tieck.

  • 25 December 2018
cover imageDiscusses the history and safety of ATVs, how they are used for recreation, racing, work on farms, and in the military.

Dirt bikes / Sarah Tieck.

  • 25 December 2018
cover imageDiscusses the history and safety of dirt bikes, and how they are used for recreation, racing, and tricks and stunts.

Astronauts / Sarah Tieck.

  • 25 December 2018
cover imageProvides information and advice for budding astronauts on the requirements and duties of the job, its history, and how to prepare for space travel.

Commercial fishermen / Sarah Tieck.

  • 25 December 2018
cover imageLearn what it's like to work as a commercial fisherman, including daily tasks, unique challenges, and the special gear and tools used. Readers will also learn about the history of commercial fishermen, safety methods, and required education and experience.

Robert Frost / edited by Jay Parini ; illustrated by Michael Paraskevas.

  • 25 December 2018
cover image"Kids will discover the poetry of Robert Frost in this installment in the Poetry for Kids series. Professor, poet, novelist, and Frost biographer Jay Parini has carefully chosen 35 poems of interest to children and their families, including "Mending Wall," "Birches," "The Road Not Taken," "Fire and Ice," "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," and many more of Frost's favorite and most accessible works"-- Provided by publisher.

Zookeepers / Sarah Tieck.

  • 24 December 2018
cover imageDescribes a zookeeper's varied job responsibilities, which include training, feeding, and ensuring the health of zoo animals.

Elephants / Seymour Simon.

  • 24 December 2018
cover imageFrom their ancient relatives, woolly mammoths and mastodons, to their amazingly versatile trunks and strong ivory tusks, elephants are some of the most fascinating animals on Earth. Join award-winning science writer Seymour Simon as he investigates the many characteristics and behaviors of elephants and, with stunning full-color photographs, learn all about the largest land animals in the world!

Welcome, wombat / Kama Einhorn ; photographs by Phil Melzer, Donna Stepan, and Jacky Ling.

  • 24 December 2018
cover image"Photo-packed series explores the stories and science behind animal sanctuaries. A up-close look at what life is like at a real wombat sanctuary in Australia - straight from a wombat herself in a nonfiction chapter book for elementary-aged readers."-- Provided by publisher.

Thirty minutes over Oregon : a Japanese pilot's World War II story / by Marc Tyler Nobleman ; illustrated by Melissa Iwai.

  • 24 December 2018
cover image"In this important and moving true story of reconciliation after war, beautifully illustrated in watercolor, a Japanese pilot bombs the continental U.S. during WWII--the only enemy ever to do so--and comes back 20 years later to apologize."--Provided by publisher.

When I was a turkey : based on the Emmy award-winning PBS documentary my life as a turkey / Joe Hutto with Brenda Z. Guiberson ; illustrations by Joe Hutto.

  • 24 December 2018
cover imageWhen I Was a Turkey is a middle-grade adaptation of the remarkable true story of a naturalist who raised a flock of wild turkeys using imprinting.

Hubots : real-world robots inspired by humans / written by Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Alex Ries.

  • 23 December 2018
cover image"Robots that look, act and think like humans are no longer the stuff of science fiction - they actually exist in the real world! Hubots explores the characteristics of 10 human-like robots, examines the challenges of integrating them into society and offers a sneak peek at the next generation."--Page [4] of cover.

Little kids first big book of dinosaurs / by Catherine D. Hughes ; illustrated by Franco Tempesta.

  • 23 December 2018
cover imageThis book provides pictures and brief facts about a variety of different kinds of dinosaurs.

Backyard bears : conservation, habitat changes, and the rise of urban wildlife / by Amy Cherrix.

  • 23 December 2018
cover image"North Carolina's black bears were once a threatened species, but now their numbers are rising in and around Asheville. But what happens when conservation efforts for a species are so successful that there's a boom in the population? Can humans and bears live compatibly? What are the long-term effects for the bears? Author Amy Cherrix follows the scientists who, in cooperation with local citizen scientists, are trying to answer to these questions and more. Part field science, part conservation science, Backyard Bears looks at black bears--and other animals around the globe--who are rapidly becoming our neighbors in urban and suburban areas."-- Provided by publisher.

Sweet senior pups / Kama Einhorn ; photographs by TK.

  • 23 December 2018
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Trashing the planet : examining our global garbage glut / Stuart A. Kallen.

  • 23 December 2018
cover imageIntroduces the problems of global waste disposal, describing the hazards of toxins associated with landfills, plastics floating in the oceans, and debris orbiting the planet, with some of the solutions proposed by scientists. --Publisher.

Fantastic failures : true stories of people who changed the world by falling down first / written by Luke Reynolds.

  • 22 December 2018
cover image"There is a lot of pressure in today's society for kids to succeed, but failing is a part of learning how to be a successful person. In his teaching career, Luke Reynolds saw the stress and anxiety his students suffered over grades, fitting in, and getting things right the first time. Fantastic Failures was created for these students to learn that their mistakes and failures do not define their whole lives, but help them grow into their potential. Kids will love learning about some of the well-known people who failed before succeeding and will come to understand that failure is a large component of success. With stories from people like J. K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln, Vincent Van Gogh, Julia Child, and Steven Spielberg, each profile just proves that the greatest mistakes and flops can turn into something amazing. Intermixed throughout the fun profiles, Reynolds spotlights great inventors and scientists who discovered and created some of the most important medicines, devices, and concepts of all time, including lifesaving vacines and medicines that were stumbled upon by mistake. Reynolds's engaging, youthful voice pulls kids into each anecdote much in the same way bestselling Girls Who Rocked the World and Boys Who Rocked the World do, making the teaching moments feel more like a friend just retelling a story. Each profile is followed up with advice on how to come back from your own flops and move forward to succeed"-- Provided by publisher.

Ski soldier : a World War II biography / Louise Borden.

  • 22 December 2018
cover imageBiography in free verse of United States Army soldier, Pete Seibert, who fought with a division of ski troops in World War II.

The thrifty guide to ancient Greece : a handbook for time travelers / Jonathan W. Stokes ; illustrated by Xavier Bonet.

  • 22 December 2018
cover image"A snappy, informative travel guide for the time traveler complete with humorous maps, reviews of places to stay, and top attractions and tips on who to have lunch with"-- Provided by publisher.

A handful of quiet : happiness in four pebbles / Thich Nhat Hanh.

  • 22 December 2018
cover image"A fun, unique, and innovative method of introducing children to the practice of meditation"--Page [4] of the cover.

Little kids first big book of why 2 / Jill Esbaum.

  • 22 December 2018
cover imageThis book answers some of kids' most burning "Why?" questions. More than 200 colorful photos are paired with age-appropriate text featuring answers to questions like "Why do dogs sniff everything?" "Why do I burp?" and "Why is ocean water salty?" This book inspires kids to be curious, ask questions, and explore the world around them.

First big book of why / by Amy Shields.

  • 21 December 2018
cover imageUsing an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child's immediate world, "Big Book of Why?" delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more. It helps prepare preschoolers for school in an interactive way. Full color.

Star Wars character encyclopedia / written by Simon Beecroft and Pablo Hidalgo.

  • 21 December 2018
cover image"Go on a journey through the Star Wars galaxy, and learn all about its brave heroes and deadly villains. Meet a host of loathsome creatures, weird aliens, and loyal droids from the Star Wars saga"-- Back cover.

The Atlas Obscura explorer's guide for the world's most adventurous kid / Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco ; illustrated by Joy Ang.

  • 21 December 2018
cover image"Presents a kid's illustrated guide to 100 of the world's wonders, both natural and manmade, in 47 countries and on every continent on Earth. Travel the world through common points of interest, from sacred skeletons (Trunyan Tree cemetery in Indonesia leads you to India's Skeleton Lake, for example) to wild waterfalls (while in Zambia visit the Devil's Swimming Pool--and then move on to Antarctica's Blood Falls) to ice caves to bioluminescence"-- Provided by publisher.

Bug hotel : a lift-the-flap book of discovery / text by Libby Walden.

  • 21 December 2018
cover imageLift the flaps to find out facts about your favorite creepy crawlies! Then learn how to create your own sustainable environment for garden insects.

All the colors we are : the story of how we get our skin color = Todos los colores de nuestra piel : la historia de por qué tenemos diferentes colores de piel / Katie Kissinger ; photographs by/Fotogr

  • 21 December 2018
cover imageExplains, in simple terms, the reasons for skin color, how it is determined by heredity, and how various environmental factors affect it.

Stories for boys who dare to be different : true tales of amazing boys who changed the world without killing dragons / Ben Brooks ; illustrated by Quinton Winter.

  • 20 December 2018
cover imagePrince charming, dragon slayer, mischievous prankster ... More often than not, these are the role-models boys encounter in the books they read at home and at school. As a boy, there is an assumption that you will conform to a stereotypical idea of masculinity. But what if you're the introvert kind? What if you prefer to pick up a book rather than a sword? What if you want to cry when you're feeling sad or angry? What if you like the idea of wearing a dress? There is an ongoing crisis with regards to young men and mental health, with unhelpful gender stereotypes contributing to this malaise. Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different offers a welcome alternative narrative. It is an extraordinary compilation of 100 stories of famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and innovator in his own way, and all going on to achieve amazing things. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dalí, Rimbaud, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Stormzy, Ai Weiwei and Jesse Owens - different sorts of heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.

Animal homes / illustrated by Maribel Lechuga ; written by Emily Bone ; edited by Jane Chisholm.

  • 20 December 2018
cover image"Open the flaps to look inside all kinds of animal homes - nests in treetops, deep, dark underground burrows, under the sea in a warm coral reef, and even in your own home."--Back cover.

Look inside our world / illustrated by Marianna Oklejak ; written by Emily Bone ; designed by Catherine-Anne MacKinnon and Helen Lee.

  • 20 December 2018
cover imageTake a trip around the world in this fascinating book. Find out what the Earth is made of, who lives in steamy rainforests, how rivers flow into the sea, and much more.

Look inside trains / written by Alex Frith ; illustrated by Colin King.

  • 20 December 2018
cover imageFrom traditional steam trains to super-fast bullet trains, this fact-filled information book allows children to look inside locomotives and find out how they work. Young readers can lift-the-flaps to discover fun facts and find out about the history of train travel.

Listen, my bridge is so cool! : the story of the three billy goats Gruff as told by the troll / by Nancy Loewen ; illustrated by Cristian Bernardini.

  • 20 December 2018
cover imageIn this humorous adaptation of the tale, Arty the troll is really a poetry-loving, non-aggressive guy who is being pressured by the Troll Patrol to act more troll-like or lose his rights to the bridge--so he makes a deal with the largest of the billy goats that makes them both look good.
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