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December 17, 2017

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New Nonfiction Books for Children

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Nonfiction Books for children.

 

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Astronaut Mae Jemison

Astronaut Mae Jemison
Lassieur, Allison

While watching Star Trek on television as a child, Mae Jemison was certain she would one day visit space. As an adult, she made this dream a reality when she became the first black female NASA astronaut. Jemison became a medical doctor before applying for NASA's Space Shuttle program. Then, in 1992, she blasted off on the shuttle Endeavour and conducted scientific experiments to test the effects of space on human bone cells. Jemison has dedicated her life to science education and to finding ways to use technology to help communities around the world. Find out how Jemison's passion for science led to her many impressive achievements.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Inventor, Engineer, and Physicist Nikola Tesla

Inventor, Engineer, and Physicist Nikola Tesla
Marsico, Katie, 1980-

Nikola Tesla spent his spare time experimenting with electrical equipment. He worked for inventor Thomas Edison, and went on to invent alternating current electricity. Learn how Tesla's work eventually made turning on electrical devices as easy as flipping a switch!


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli
Venezia, Mike

A series of artist biographies for young readers provides hilarious, cartoon-style illustrations to complement the easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of each master's artwork. Includes primary sources, photos, illustrations, maps and timelines. --Publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Environmentalist Rachel Carson

Environmentalist Rachel Carson
Hustad, Douglas

Learn more about Rachel Carson, an American marine biologist and conservationist whose books helped to advance the global environmental movement.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Animal Scientist and Activist Jane Goodall

Animal Scientist and Activist Jane Goodall
Hustad, Douglas

"Jane Goodall spent her childhood drawing animals and dreaming of visiting Africa to observe these animals up close. Learn what discoveries she made after her dream came true, along with the impact of her research"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Citizenship in the Community

Citizenship in the Community
Boy Scouts of America

Outlines requirements for pursuing a merit badge in citizenship in the community.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Poverty and Hunger

Poverty and Hunger
Spilsbury, Louise

An introduction to poverty and hunger answers such questions as what hunger and poverty are, how people around the world are affected by both, and how readers can help them.


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Holds: 0 on 10 copies

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Exploring the Science of Sounds: 100 Musical Activities for Young Children

Exploring the Science of Sounds: 100 Musical Activities for Young Children
Connors, Abigail Flesch, 1957-


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Holds: 0 on 10 copies

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You're Angry: Throw A Fit or Talk It Out? : You Choose the Ending

You're Angry: Throw A Fit or Talk It Out? : You Choose the Ending
Miller, Connie Colwell, 1976-

"In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Kendra is angry that her dad wants her to go to bed. Will she throw a fit or talk it out? Readers make choices for Kendra and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussion questions"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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You Can Handle Conflict: Hands or Words?

You Can Handle Conflict: Hands or Words?
Miller, Connie Colwell, 1976-

"In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Quinn deals with conflict on the playground: who will get to use the swing? Readers make choices for Quinn and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes five different endings and discussion questions"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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