New for 2017! Non Fiction Books for Kids
Busy People Librarian by Lucy M. George, illustrated by Ando Twin (ages 4 – 8)
I’m partial to any book that celebrates the library like this does! It’s time for story time. Rita, the librarian, helps everyone feel welcome and interested — today’s a birthday celebration for the library. First they read several books about parties and then the kids share a birthday cake. Then Rita helps Evan find a book about rocket ships and space. Learn about what a librarian does as well as other busy people that librarians work with such as authors, teachers, and parents.
Muhammad Ali: A Champion Is Born by Gene Barretta, illustrated by Frank Morrison (ages 4 – 8)
Kids should all learn the story of Muhammad Ali because his determination and grit are so inspiring. And to think, it all started with a stolen bicycle! Read how a police officer got Ali into boxing as well as about his never waning confidence and the grueling workouts. Superbly done.
Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Floyd Cooper(ages 6 – 10)
Myers expertly captures Frederick Douglass’ life from his desire to learn even though he was a slave child to his brutal beatings, the influence of free black sailors, his escape to the North, and his passionate fight against slavery and for social reform.
Soldier Song A True Story of the Civil War by Debbie Levy, illustrated by Gilbert Ford (ages 6 – 10)
Soldier fighting in the Civil War both thought they were on the right side whether North or South. But, one experience with a shared song of longing for home brought the sides together if just for a short time.
Farm Friends Escape! (Animal Planet Adventures #2) by Gail Herman (ages 6 – 9)
Dolphin Rescue (Animal Planet Adventures #1)by Catherine Nichols (ages 6 – 9)
Escape from Alcatraz: The Mystery of the Three Men Who Escaped From the Rock by Eric Braun (ages 8 – 12)
Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport by Emma Carlson Berne (ages 8 – 12)
Superman Science: The Real-World Science Behind Superman’s Powers by Agnieszka Biskup and Tammy Enz (ages 8 – 12)
The Book of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science 54 All-Star Experiments by Sean Connolly (ages 8 – 12)
The Tapir Scientists Saving South America’s Largest Mammal by Sy Montgomery, photographs by Nic Bishop (ages 10 – 16)
Totally Amazing Facts About Military Vehicles by Cari Meister (ages 8 – 12)
Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life by Kwame Alexander
Loving Vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Shadra Strickland