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

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


The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker: Press the note to hear Tchaikovsky's music Cover Image
By Jessica Courtney-Tickle (Illustrator), Katy Flint (Adapted by)
ISBN: 9781786030689
Availability: Available from Warehouse (minimum 2 days to arrive)
Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - October 5th, 2017

Follow Clara on a magical Christmas adventure in this musical retelling of The Nutcracker ballet—push the button on each beautiful scene to hear the vivid sound of an orchestra playing from Tchaikovsky’s score.

It is Christmas Eve at Clara’s house. Scents of ginger, chocolate, and peppermint waft through the air.

Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Teresa Martinez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062994547
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - September 28th, 2021

The New York Times bestselling author of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, Joanna Ho, delivers a poignant picture book biography about the musician Yo-Yo Ma, immigration, and using music to build bridges.

Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Award Honor * Featured in Book Riot’s Must Read September 2021 List

Change Sings: A Children's Anthem Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593203224
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

A lyrical picture book debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long
"I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don't fear change coming,
And so I sing along."

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593307359
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kokila - November 16th, 2021

The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson.

Larger than Life: Lyndon B. Johnson and the Right to Vote Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324015543
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Norton Young Readers - July 27th, 2021

An accessible, informed, and timely biography of Lyndon Johnson that centers his life and presidency around the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

Lobstah Gahden: Speak Out Against Pollution with a Wicked Awesome Boston Accent! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728232461
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Explore - April 6th, 2021

With pictures from the illustrator behind Last Week Tonight's A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, this delightfully punny story about ocean life, conservation, and cooperation is perfect for sparking conversations in the classroom and at home.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas in Boston Cover Image
By Jo Parry (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781728237565
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hometown World - October 1st, 2021

A classic Christmas story featuring all the magic of Santa combined with the magic of your favorite city, state, or country.

I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316426923
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 23rd, 2021

An ALA Notable Book for Children

He challenged the Supreme Court on his right to be called citizen—and won
When American-born Wong Kim Ark returns home to San Francisco after a visit to China, he’s stopped and told he cannot enter: he isn’t American.

Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307157850
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Golden Books - June 1st, 1998

It's time to start your engines in this Richard Scarry classic all about vehicles!

Buckle-up for a fun-filled day of planes, trains, automobiles . . . and even a pickle truck! Featuring hundreds of clearly labeled vehicles, this is the perfect book for little vehicle fans from the one and only Richard Scarry.

All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374312718
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller!
Optioned for television by Gabrielle Union

Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC feature stories
Velshi Banned Book Club

Amazon Best Book of the Year
Indie Bestseller

Teen Vogue Recommended Read
Buzzfeed Recommended Read

What Was the Wild West? (What Was?) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399544248
Availability: Available from Warehouse (minimum 2 days to arrive)
Published: Penguin Workshop - April 25th, 2017

Saddle up and get ready for a ride back into the wild and wooly past of the American West.

Who Was Sitting Bull? (Who Was?) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780448479651
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2014

No one knew the boy they called “Jumping Badger” would grow to become a great leader. Born on the banks of the Yellowstone River, Sitting Bull, as he was later called, was tribal chief and holy man of the Lakota Sioux tribe in a time of fierce conflict with the United States.

Who Was Alexander the Great? (Who Was?) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780448484235
Availability: Available from Warehouse (minimum 2 days to arrive)
Published: Penguin Workshop - June 7th, 2016

Alexander the Great conquers the New York Times best-selling Who Was...? series!

Minecraft: Guide to Survival Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593158135
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - April 7th, 2020

Learn how to survive and thrive. Previously published as Guide to Exploration, the revised and updated Guide to Survival has even more insider info and tips from the experts at game-creator Mojang, making this is the definitive, fully illustrated guide to survival in Minecraft.

Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593303740
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Delacorte Press - March 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Michelle Obama’s worldwide bestselling memoir, Becoming, is now adapted for young readers.