Children’s Non-Fiction

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    Kids can bake : Recipes for budding bakers

    Coombs, Esther, illustrator.

    "Kids Can Bake is a collection of 30 beautifully illustrated step-by-step recipes which show children how to bake delicious cakes, biscuits, pies, puddings and tarts. As well as learning how easy it is to bake all sorts of tasty treats, they'll practise skills like measuring, weighing and counting without even realising it. Full of sweet and savoury ideas for everything from cupcakes to cornbread, including breakfasts, snacks, main meals and desserts, there's plenty to keep young bakers busy in the kitchen. Features vegan and gluten-free variations."-- Amazon.....

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    Killers of the flower moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI

    Grann, David, author.

    This book is an essential resource for young readers to learn about the Reign of Terror against the Osage people--one of history's most ruthless and shocking crimes. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma, thanks to the oil that was discovered beneath their land. Then, one by one, the Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances, and anyone who tried to investigate met the same end. As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created Bureau of Investigation, which became the FBI, took up the case, one of the organization's first major homicide investigations. An undercover team, including one of the only Native American agents in the bureau, infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest modern techniques of detection. Working with the Osage, they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. In this adaptation of the adult bestseller, David Grann revisits his gripping investigation into the shocking crimes against the Osage people. The book is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward Native Americans that allowed the murderers to occur for so long.....

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    Beetles for breakfast

    Finlay, Madeleine, author.

    We all know the effects that climate change is having on our planet - but what about the strange, and creative ways that scientists are working to find practical and imaginative answers to these big problems? Following a day in the life of a child, we see how new green inventions could fit into everyday life, from brushing your teeth with biodegradable algae, to eating beetle burgers for lunch and coming home to do your homework with a pen with ink made from exhaust fumes. With a mixture of infographic-style artwork and topical, and funny facts from scientist Madeleine Finlay, children will love seeing familiar scenes with a futuristic twist. Open up to learn all about the cool, exciting and sometimes quite strange inventions that could be part of normal life in the future.....

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    The book of amazing trees

    Tordjman, Nathalie, author.

    Did you know that gingko trees have been around since before the dinosaurs? Or that trees can communicate with each other through fungi in the ground? The Book of Amazing Trees is a comprehensive guide for young readers, covering the basics of tree anatomy, photosynthesis, the role of flowers, and more, while sharing amazing facts from the most up-to-date research about trees. Young nature-lovers can put their knowledge to the test with interactive quizzes, detailed seek-and-find scenes, and hands-on activities, like how to grow a tree from a seed yourself. This follow-up to The Book of Tiny Creatures is perfect for budding naturalists and children with a growing interest in the natural world.....

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    Picturing a nation : the Great Depression's finest photographers introduce America to itself

    Sandler, Martin W., author.

    This book features photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration by ten renowned photographers, featuring scenes from regions throughout the United States.....

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    What's the point of science?

    Aves, Edward, author.

    Explains in simple terms how science really works and offers stories of ingenuity and endeavor that convey the sense of wonder that inspired great scientists past and present.....

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    The young cyclist's companion

    Drinkell, Pete, author, photographer.

    Who doesn't remember what it feels like to be a young person on a bike? Cycling offers kids an unrivalled freedom and independence. With global cycling trends on a new, post-pandemic high, ever more young people are experiencing the joys of the beautiful machine. This book is aimed at young people who are just entering into the world of cycling. It explains all the basics: How to choose a bike (types of bike, getting the right fit), basic maintenance (changing a tyre, cleaning your bike), cycling techniques (pedalling, gearing, cornering, bunny hops) and next level cycling (competitions and training). Alongisde these informative texts there is a cornucopia of facts and trivia about the unusual habits of famous cyclists, the weirdest, biggest, furthest and longest bikes and journeys, the most useful cycling life-hacks, etc. This multi-layering of information makes this an enjoyable toilet read as well as an extremely useful manual. Clearly written by author, photographer and cycling enthusiast, Peter Drinkell, it is beautifully brought to life with bright colour photography and charming illustrations by the talented Thomas Slater, making a beautiful package for the beautiful machine!....

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    Black hole chasers : the amazing true story of an astronomical breakthrough

    Redding, Anna Crowley, author.

    Presents the true story of one of the Event Horizon Telescope team's reveal of the first image of a super massive black hole"--Provided by publisher.....

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    Recognize! : an anthology honoring and amplifying Black life

    BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED. Prominent Black creators lend their voice, their insight, and their talent to an inspiring anthology that celebrates Black culture and Black life. Essays, poems, short stories, and historical excerpts blend with a full-color eight-page insert of spellbinding art to capture the pride, prestige, and jubilation that is being Black in America. In these pages, find the stories of the past, the journeys of the present, and the light guiding the future. BLACK LIVES WILL ALWAYS MATTER.....

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    Baseball GOATs : the greatest athletes of all time

    Berglund, Bruce R., author.

    How do you pick baseball's GOATs? Is Sandy Koufax the greatest pitcher to take the mound? Is Ted Williams the greatest pure hitter the game has seen? It comes down to stats, history, and hunches. Read more about some of the legends of baseball and see if you agree that they're the greatest of all time.....

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