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New Juvenile Nonfiction

The newest nonfiction books in our collection are listed first. Click on the cover twice to see the book in our catalog.

New Juvenile Nonfiction

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J 621.8 ADL. Kids use simple machines every day without realizing it. Teeth are wedges and so are knives, forks, and thumbtacks. Many toys such as slides, which are inclined planes, and seesaws, which are levers, are also simple machines. Two appealing kids and their comical cat introduce levers, wheels, pulleys, inclined planes, and more, and explain how they work. This lively introduction to physics will get kids excited about how simple machines simplify our lives.

Simple machines : wheels, levers, and pulleys

J 921 DIS. Get a glimpse into the life of Walt Disney and his innovative contributions to animation and film.

Walt Disney : animator & founder

J 811.54 LEW. A poetry collection about cryptozoological creatures (the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, Chupacabra, etc.) from around the world, written so as to allow the design of the book to disguise the fact that the collection is poetry.

Bigfoot is missing!

J 598.7 MCC. Simple text and full-color photos explain the habitat, range, life cycle, and behavior of macaws while emphasizing their bright colors

J 794.8 SCO. The all-new Skylanders Universe The Complete Collection includes heroes from all the popular video games, including the new Skylanders Trap Team. This complete collection includes character origins, battle cries, and personality traits for hundreds of Skylanders.

Skylanders universe : the complete collection

J 306 LAW. Inside this book, discover the games that children play with coconut shells, rubber bands, and even old tires. Find out how kids in Africa play soccer, even when they don't have a ball. And see the wonderful homemade toys that children make from trash and other materials in the world around them.

Time to play

J 306 LAW. Inside this book, discover what kids around the world do at school. See a school inside a tent and a classroom made out of branches. Find out about a library that travels on the back of a camel, and visit one of the smallest schools in the world!

Time for school / by Ellen Lawrence.

J 634.9 COL. In Fire Birds—Valuing Natural Wildfires and Burned Forests, award-winning science author Sneed B. Collard III challenges society's negative views toward natural forest fires. By focusing on the research of biologist Richard Hutto, Collard reveals the complex relationships between fire and thriving plant and animal communities.

Fire Birds: Valuing Natural Wildfires and Burned Forests

J 523.1 HOD. When you gaze into the sky at night, what do you see? Most of us see only the brightest stars because they are the only ones that can cut through the artificial light that overwhelms the night. But up there, beyond the haze of streetlights and buildings, lies the Milky Way--our home galaxy. The words and photos in The Secret Galaxy allow young readers to see the stars as never before.

The secret galaxy

J 636.7 GOL. In this book, readers will learn about dogs in the R.E.A.D. program.

R.E.A.D. dogs

J 409.2 BRY. The story of "shy young Peter Mark Roget, [for whom] books were the best companions--and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time.

The right word : Roget and his thesaurus

J 921 YOU

Malala Yousafzai : education activist

J 324.23 CUN

How political campaigns and elections work

J 327.23 COB

How the US security agencies work

J 796.344 TRU

US women win the World Cup

J 796.5 NIC

Field & Stream's guide to outdoor survival

J 351.23 HIR

How the Executive Branch works

J 347.23 PET

How the Judicial Branch works

J 328.23 PET

How the Legislative Branch works

J 324.23 FIN

How political parties work

J 796.323 DAN.

Magic vs. Bird in the NCAA final

J 921 FRA.

Pope Francis : Catholic spiritual leader

J 979.4 BLA.

Salton Sea resort : death in the desert

J 979.4 BLA. The town that vanished.

Bodie : the town that belongs to ghosts

J 978.8 BLA. Introduces cliff dwellings of the Pueblo Indians and the mysteries that surround them and their home.

Cliff dwellings: a hidden world