Children’s Non-Fiction

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    Can you hear the trees talking? : discovering the hidden life of the forest

    Wohlleben, Peter, 1964- author.

    With his groundbreaking, internationally bestselling book The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben established himself as a global advocate for forests and our relationship with trees. Now, Peter shares his famous imagination and storytelling style with ....

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    Stephen Biesty's more incredible cross-sections

    Platt, Richard, author.

    Part of a unique series, More Incredible Cross-sections is Stephen Biesty at the top of his game. In this updated edition with a refreshed, contemporary style, he gives readers an exploded view of 12 objects, places, landmarks, and modes of transport. But....

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    My new home after Somalia

    Hudak, Heather C., 1975- author.

    From conflict-torn Somalia, to the massive Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya, and finally to a new home in Sweden, Fatuma's family is used to constant change. Still, Sweden's cold winters and difficult language have required a lot of adjustment. There is hope,....

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    Frozen II : the magical guide

    March, Julia, author.

    Set off on a magical adventure! Elsa and Anna must journey to an enchanted forest--and you can be with them every daring step of the way! Follow their thrilling mission to unlock the truth about Elsa's power and save the kingdom of Arendelle. Can they put....

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    Tech lab : brilliant builds for super makers

    Challoner, Jack, author.

    Keep your siblings out of your room with a brilliant bedroom alarm, power a propellor motorboat, make a thermoelectric phone charger, build a set of speakers, and construct a crane by following step-by-step instructions and using affordable equipment. Tec....

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    Leading the way : women in power

    Howell, Janet, 1944- author.

    "In this engaging and highly accessible compendium for young readers and aspiring power brokers, Virginia Senator Janet Howell and her daughter-in-law Theresa Howell spotlight the careers of fifty American women in politics |&| and inspire readers to make....

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    The first dinosaur : how science solved the greatest mystery on earth

    Lendler, Ian, author.

    Dinosaurs existed. That's a fact we accept today. But not so long ago, the concept that these giant creatures could have roamed Earth millions of years before humans was unfathomable. People thought what we know as dinosaur bones were the bones of giant h....

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    Migrations : open hearts, open borders

    From Mexico City's Natalia Gurovic comes a jewel-toned bird opposite the words �From up here I see no borders.� From P.J. Lynch comes a seabird with the artist's personal wish for a safe journey and an openhearted welcome. From Argentinian illustrator Iso....

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    Torpedoed : the true story of the World War II sinking of "The Children's Ship"

    Heiligman, Deborah, author.

    "A true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII."--Provided by publisher.....

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    Thanku : poems of gratitude

    This poetry anthology, edited by Miranda Paul, explores a wide range of ways to be grateful (from gratitude for a puppy to gratitude for family to gratitude for the sky) with poems by a diverse group of contributors, including Joseph Bruchac, Margarita En....

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    How things came to be : Inuit stories of creation

    Qitsualik-Tinsley, Rachel, 1953- author.

    This beautiful compendium of tales shares eight classic Inuit creation stories from the Baffin region. From the origins of day and night, thunder and lightning, and the sun and the moon to the creation of the first caribou and source of all the Arctic's f....

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    Animals : Witness life in the wild featuring 100s of species

    Callery, Sean, author.

    More than 1,000 animal species are profiled in this truly stunning, all-new information book. Packed with the latest expert information across the world of natural history research along with eye-catching photographs, Animals includes short, educational f....

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    Brain candy : seriously sweet facts to satisfy your curiosity

    Beer, Julie (Children's author), author.

    Let's start with a million. A million days ago, the first Olympics took place in ancient Greece. If you live a million hours, you'll be 114 years old. And how many ants equal the weight of one average human? That's right, a million. Open the candy cover a....

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    Eek, you reek! : poems about animals that stink, stank, stunk

    Yolen, Jane, author.

    Eek, you reek, you make a funk. Where you have been, things stink, stank, stunk. You've left a path, a swath of smell, And?yuk! You did it very well. Readers will be delighted by the malodorous melodies of poems calling out the different pungent attribute....

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    Why don't cars run on apple juice? : real science questions from real kids

    Vermond, Kira, author.

    What keeps the stars from falling from the sky? Why do metal boats float? And more importantly, why don't cars run on apple juice?! All these questions and more are found in the pages of this science Q & A book with questions from the most inquisitive of ....

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