This Week's Bestsellers - Kids/YA Non-Fiction

The top selling kids and young-adult non-fiction titles this week:

 

The Leaf Detective: How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest Cover Image
By Heather Lang, Jana Christy (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781684371778
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Calkins Creek - February 9th, 2021

This picture book biography tells the story of Meg Lowman, a groundbreaking female scientist called a "real life Lorax" by National Geographic, who was determined to investigate the marvelous, undiscovered world of the rainforest treetops.


Brave Maeve: A Story to Help Young Children and Grown-Ups Navigate Covid-19 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781665511964
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Authorhouse - January 14th, 2021

Four year-old Maeve explains what life was like before COVID-19 and then describes how everything has changed. Written by a grandmother and mother duo, this book uses examples from Maeve's day-to-day life with her mom and favorite stuffed animal.


Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062869944
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Heartdrum - February 9th, 2021

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.

Native families from Nations across the continent gather at the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actor, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062877703
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - November 3rd, 2020

Pura Belpré Honor winner Anika Aldamuy Denise (Planting Stories) and New York Times bestselling illustrator Leo Espinosa (Islandborn) tell the story of Rita Moreno, the Puerto Rican superstar best known for her Oscar-winning performance in the original West Side Story film, in this gorgeous picture book biography.


Dear Earth…From Your Friends in Room 5 Cover Image
By Erin Dealey, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915320
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 1st, 2020

"A well-thought-out presentation of an important environmental message." —Kirkus


Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Llama (I Can Read Level 1) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062432285
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - March 17th, 2020

Explore the lives of llamas with Ranger Rick in this beginning reader with full-color photos of llamas in action! 


See, Touch, Feel: A First Sensory Book Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780312527594
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Priddy Books US - September 25th, 2018

There's lots for baby to explore in See, Touch, Feel: A First Sensory Book. This sturdy board book, with bright photographs of happy babies, is specially designed to stimulate curiosity through sensory play. Each page has a colorful picture activity that invites baby to touch and explore.


Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358106319
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

Best-selling author Jacqueline Davies tells the story of two unlikely friends: Sydney and Taylor, a skunk and a hedgehog who strike out to discover the great unknown, despite how afraid they are of it.


Becoming a Good Creature Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358252108
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller

School is not the only place to find a teacher. In this beautiful picture booklearn the many surprising lessons animals have to teach us about friendship, compassion, and how to be a better creature in the world.


Sy Montgomery has had many teachers in her life: some with two legs, others with four, or e


Wow in the World: The How and Wow of the Human Body: From Your Tongue to Your Toes and All the Guts in Between Cover Image
By Mindy Thomas, Guy Raz, Jack Teagle (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780358306634
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

Based on their #1 kids podcast, Wow in the World, hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz take readers on a hilarious, fact-filled, and highly illustrated journey through the human body—covering everything from our toes to our tongues to our brains and our lungs!

WHY in the world do I have a belly butt


The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs: 100+ Sweet and Savory Recipes That You'll Love to Bake, Share and Eat! Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781492677697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Explore - October 1st, 2019

A New York Times Bestseller

From the creators of the #1 New York Times bestselling cookbook for kids comes the ultimate baking book. America's Test Kitchen once again brings their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS

BAKING ISN'T JUST FOR CUPCAKES


Runaway: The Daring Escape of Ona Judge Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374307042
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 5th, 2021

A powerful poem about Ona Judge's life and her self-emancipation from George Washington’s household.


The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780374300227
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 12th, 2015

A Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor Winner


I Am a Big Brother (Caroline Jayne Church) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545688864
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cartwheel Books - January 27th, 2015

Share the joys of becoming a big brother!

With the arrival of a new baby comes many transitions, and big brothers may need a little extra tender loving care to adjust to a new family situation. This sweet story with adorable toddler illustrations by Caroline Jayne Church is just right to share with and prepare an older brother getting ready for an expanding family.


Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780590189231
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - September 1st, 1999

In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through her own words.


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