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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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Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten

Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten
Veirs, Laura

Elizabeth Cotten was only a little girl when she picked up a guitar for the first time. It wasn't hers (it was her big brother's), and it wasn't strung right for her (she was left-handed). But she flipped that guitar upside down and backwards and taught herself how to play it anyway. By age eleven, she'd written "Freight Train," one of the most famous folk songs of the twentieth century. And by the end of her life, people everywhere from the sunny beaches of California to the rolling hills of England knew her music.


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Holds: 1 on 10 copies

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You Can Stay in Control: Wild or Calm? : You Choose the Ending

You Can Stay in Control: Wild or Calm? : You Choose the Ending
Miller, Connie Colwell, 1976-

"In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Toby can hardly contain his excitement to meet his new baby brother. Will he act wild or stay calm? Readers make choices for Toby and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes three different endings and discussion questions"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Golf Legends

Golf Legends
Butler, Erin

"The game of golf was first played in 1502 by King James IV in Scotland. Today, golf is a professional sport with competitions for large sums of money. From Jack Nicklaus to Jason Day, discover the game's greatest players and their achievements."--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Look! What Do You See?: An Art Puzzle Book of American and Chinese Songs

Look! What Do You See?: An Art Puzzle Book of American and Chinese Songs
Xu, Bing, 1955-

"Seventeen traditional American and Chinese songs are written in artist Xu Bing's signature Square Word Calligraphy"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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The Atlas of Fairy Tales

The Atlas of Fairy Tales
Bordin, Claudia

Whether it's Little Red Riding Hood wandering through the woods or Alice falling down the rabbit hole, almost every children's classic tells the tale of a protagonist's journey. This atlas depicts those incredible adventures as never before, in stunningly illustrated maps. Enjoy a breathtaking aerial view of Dorothy and her friends following the Yellow Brick Road, or of Pinocchio's travels as he tries to become real.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson

Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson
Schubert, Leda

"When she was only five years old, her parents took her to see the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Raven perched on her crushed velvet seat, heard the tympani, and cried with delight even before the curtain lifted. From that moment on, her passion for dance only grew stronger. No black ballerina had ever danced with a major American touring troupe before. Raven would be the first. All Raven Wilkinson wanted to do was dance. On Raven's ninth birthday, her uncle gifted her with ballet lessons, and she completely fell in love with dance. While she was a student at Columbia University, Raven auditioned for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and was finally accepted on her third try, even after being told she couldn't dance with them because of her skin color. She encountered racism in her travels while on tour, but the applause, alongside the opportunity to dance, made all the hardship worth it. She would later dance for royalty with the Dutch National Ballet and regularly performed with the New York City Opera until she was fifty. This beautiful picture book tells the uplifting story of the first African American ballerina to ever dance with a major American touring troupe and how she became a huge inspiration for Misty Copeland. Theodore's unique, heavy line style of illustration brings a deeper level of fluidity and life to the work"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 10 copies

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Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went From the Football Field to the Art Gallery

Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went From the Football Field to the Art Gallery
Wallace, Sandra Neil

Discover the true story of NFL star Ernie Barnes a boy who followed his dreams and became one of the most influential artists of his generation with this beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book.


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Holds: 0 on 10 copies

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Impact!: Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World

Impact!: Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World
Rusch, Elizabeth

"Asteroids come in all shapes and sizes--and hit our planet in them, too. But what happens if a catastrophically large one approaches earth? By looking on the ground at historical asteroid craters and present-day falls, and up into space for the big ones yet to come, a wide variety of scientists are trying to figure out how to track asteroids--and how to avoid devastating impacts in the future."--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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A Place to Start A Family: Poems About Creatures That Build

A Place to Start A Family: Poems About Creatures That Build
Harrison, David L., 1937-

"Many animals build remarkable structures in order to attract mates, lay eggs, give birth, and otherwise perpetuate their species. Twelve animals are presented in four sections based on where they live--underground, in the water, on the land, or in the air. Fish, insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds are included in poems and artwork that to bring these animals to life for kids."--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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For Audrey With Love: Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy

For Audrey With Love: Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy

When two young rising stars Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn cross paths for the first time it's magic... literally, the perfect fit!


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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