Auckland Libraries: Kids nonfiction new titles

Kids nonfiction new titles

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Have a flick through our fascinating collection of new nonfiction books for kids. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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25 women who ruled  by Rebecca Stanborough

25 women who ruled

Rebecca Stanborough

Book

Discover 25 women who shattered the glass ceiling, each in their own way. In politics, government, the business world and more, these women show us that ambition, perserverance and hard work go a long way.

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Ballesteros on my mind  by Rey E. (Rey Edrozo) De la Cruz

Ballesteros on my mind

Rey E. (Rey Edrozo) De la Cruz

Book

The author tells the story of growing up with his family in the small town of Ballesteros in the Province of Cagayan, Luzon, in the Philippines.

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The LEGO zoo  by Jody Padulano

The LEGO zoo

Jody Padulano

Book

"Instructions for how to build 50 simple animal models using only standard LEGO parts, in order of increasing complexity"--

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Maths in nature  by Nancy Dickmann

Maths in nature

Nancy Dickmann

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An igloo on the Moon  by Adrian (Graphic artist) Buckley

An igloo on the Moon

Adrian (Graphic artist) Buckley

Book

Aimed at young, enquiring minds An Igloo on the Moon explores how and why we build. Beginning with the igloo, whose origins are lost in time, and culminating in the latest 3D-printing technology for building on the Moon, the book weaves together themes...

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A history of pictures for children  by David Hockney

A history of pictures for children

David Hockney

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A History of Pictures takes young readers on an adventure through art history. From cave paintings to video games, this book shows how and why pictures have been made, linking art to the human experience. Hockney and Gayford explain each piece of art...

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The amazing life cycle of butterflies  by Kay Barnham

The amazing life cycle of butterflies

Kay Barnham

Book

Explore the incredible butterfly life cycle story, from tiny eggs to crawling caterpillars and incredible chrysalises. Follow the journey of a young boy and girl as they find out how insect life cycles. This beautifully illustrated picture book explains...

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The amazing life cycle of plants  by Kay Barnham

The amazing life cycle of plants

Kay Barnham

Book

Follow the life cycle of a plant, from a tiny seed to a shoot growing taller and stronger until it is ready to make seeds of its own.

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I am the seed that grew the tree

I am the seed that grew the tree

Book

"A glorious landmark piece of publishing with nature poems and gorgeous illustrations to delight and inspire for every day of the year I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, named after the first line of Judith Nicholls' poem 'Windsong', is a lavishly i...

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Maths in science  by Nancy Dickmann

Maths in science

Nancy Dickmann

Book

"Explore how mathematics has shaped how we look at and understand the world. From figuring out Earth's circumference using geometry to developing load-bearing arches, young readers will be engaged as they learn about real world math applications."-- ...

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A guide to Britain and Ireland  by Kevin Pettman

A guide to Britain and Ireland

Kevin Pettman

Book

The British Isles is a small and wet group of countries but it's filled with ancient history, looming landmarks, stunning scenery and famous faces, and this infographic guide is the perfect way for kids to navigate themselves around its winding roads....

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Your number's up  by Rob Colson

Your number's up

Rob Colson

Book

Learn all about numbers, big and small, and how we use them to describe the world around us.

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15-minute stem  by Emily Hunt

15-minute stem

Emily Hunt

Book

"Governments, industries and scientific bodies around the world are increasingly prioritising investment in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) knowledge and skills because these are regarded as key, interlinked foundations of future em...

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Spotter's world  by Kate Baker

Spotter's world

Kate Baker

Book

"Designed for children and adults alike, it also features facts about each destination so you can learn as you search. Challenge yourself, friends and family to a game of search and find with Lonely Planet's Spotter's World."--Provided by publisher.

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安徒生  by 김세실

安徒生

김세실

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野地上的花園  by Kathryn Osebold Galbraith

野地上的花園

Kathryn Osebold Galbraith

Book

An exploration of the different ways seeds are dispersed into the environment.

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Pride & prejudice  by Sarah (Writer of children's books) Powell

Pride & prejudice

Sarah (Writer of children's books) ...

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"Discover the world of Jane Austen with Search and Find Pride & Prejudice. The popular, classic story is retold in beautifully illustrated search and find scenes. Search and discover the characters on the busy pages and follow them through the story....

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The truth about elephants  by Maxwell Eaton

The truth about elephants

Maxwell Eaton

Book

"Did you know that an elephant's tusks never stop growing? Did you know that elephants can sometimes purr like giant cats? And that they use six sets of teeth throughout their lives? Impress your friends and teachers with these facts and more in this...

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Jungle wildlife  by Lori Vetere

Jungle wildlife

Lori Vetere

Book

"Some of the most amazing and unique animals on the planet live n the jungles of the world. From the tigers roaming the rain forests of Asia, to the gorillas in the mists of central Africa's jungles, and the rare pink dolphins at play in the Amazon, ...

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Girl's guide to growing up  by Anita Naik

Girl's guide to growing up

Anita Naik

Book

A friendly and reassuring guide for girls as they approach puberty, explaining the changes that will happen to their bodies as they grow up and how these changes might make them feel. Covering everything from periods and breast development to body hair...

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Make your own squishies  by Stacia Ann

Make your own squishies

Stacia Ann

Book

"With the instructions in this book, you can create amazingly fun and fantastic squishies. Whether it is with foam, duct tape or other means, this book provides innovative ways to create fun, kawaii creatures and objects."--Publisher's description.

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Kingfisher animal encyclopedia  by David Burnie

Kingfisher animal encyclopedia

David Burnie

Book

"Meet an amazing menagerie of creatures on this breathtaking safari through the animal kingdom. The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia spans the Earth from pole to pole, covering 2000 animals from the tiniest protozoan to the mightiest mammal. Each entry...

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The day my brain went crazy  by Michelle Karavas

The day my brain went crazy

Michelle Karavas

Book

"Jake is an 8-year-old boy who gets angry about many things, like when he gets attacked by a zombie in his video game or when his older brother picks on him. One day Jake gets so upset he thinks his brain is going crazy! What does Jake do? Can he find...

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Maths in art and sport  by Nancy Dickmann

Maths in art and sport

Nancy Dickmann

Book

"Discover how the rules of math are at work when balls drop into the net and when creating a piece of art. Full-color photographs and related age-appropriate math questions engage young readers and give real world applications to mathematics."--Publi...

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Women in science  by Rachel Ignotofsky

Women in science

Rachel Ignotofsky

Book

"Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scien...

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Why is that lake so blue?  by Simon (Simon David) Pollard

Why is that lake so blue?

Simon (Simon David) Pollard

Book

" In this fun-filled, fact-rich book, award-winning science writer Simon Pollard shares the magic, secrets, mysteries and marvels of Aotearoa New Zealand's natural world"--Publisher information.

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Stuff you should know about planet earth  by John Farndon

Stuff you should know about planet earth

John Farndon

Book

"In this fascinating introduction to Planet Earth, large, colorful diagrams are brought to life by tiny people running around performing the actions that are explained in the text. With Earth's processes visualized in this imaginative and fun way and...

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当红蟹跨越沙地  by Sharon Katz Cooper

当红蟹跨越沙地

Sharon Katz Cooper

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当鲸鱼穿越海洋  by Sharon Katz Cooper

当鲸鱼穿越海洋

Sharon Katz Cooper

Book

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当蝴蝶飞越天空  by Sharon Katz Cooper

当蝴蝶飞越天空

Sharon Katz Cooper

Book

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当企鹅翻越冰川  by Sharon Katz Cooper

当企鹅翻越冰川

Sharon Katz Cooper

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人类简史  by Bertrand Fichou

人类简史

Bertrand Fichou

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小红小黑  by 柏原晃夫

小红小黑

柏原晃夫

Book

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日本  by author Bu ke bu ke

日本

author Bu ke bu ke

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Human environmental impact  by Ava Sawyer

Human environmental impact

Ava Sawyer

Book

Pollution and mining for resources have negatively impacted Earth. Nonrenewable resources will someday run out. Then what? In this title readers will learn about alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal energy, and what they can...

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Build your own chain reaction machines  by Paul (Paul G.) Long

Build your own chain reaction machines

Paul (Paul G.) Long

Book

"With Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines, you'll create twelve zany and awesome mechanical contraptions using stuff from around the house"--

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Where's Mickey?  by Emma Drage

Where's Mickey?

Emma Drage

Book

"Follow Mickey as he travels across the globe with a host of friends! This uniquely illustrated search and find book depicts Mickey in various stages of his artistic evolution. Perfect for Disney fans young and old, this is a great way to celebrate the...

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Humans and other life on Earth  by Ava Sawyer

Humans and other life on Earth

Ava Sawyer

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Humans have influenced the world around them since they first walked on Earth. Hunting has impacted animal populations. Pollution and deforestation have affected habitats. Humans have also worked to protect the environment through preserves and breed...

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What kids should know about Filipino food  by Felice (Santa María) Sta. María

What kids should know about Filipino food

Felice (Santa María) Sta. María

Book

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Marvel  by Art Mawhinney

Marvel

Art Mawhinney

Book

"Be a super-hero by searching for hidden objects in scenes from Spider-Man, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy."--Provided by publisher.

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The element in the room  by Mike Barfield

The element in the room

Mike Barfield

Book

"Did you know that without the "lead" in your pencil, there would be no life on Earth? Or that the deadly ingredient used to make the most dangerous weapon in history can also be found in your bottle water? Just about everything in the universe is made...

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Rivers  by Peter Goes

Rivers

Peter Goes

Book

"This breathtaking journey along the most important rivers in the world takes us from the Nile to the Amazon, the Mekong Delta to the Mississippi, the Murray to the Waikato. Our seas and rivers tell a compelling story about our planet. Through tracking...

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十二生肖传说  by Gabrielle Wang

十二生肖传说

Gabrielle Wang

Book

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Animals of Aotearoa  by Gillian Candler

Animals of Aotearoa

Gillian Candler

Book

"Animals of Aotearoa is a must-have compendium for children curious about New Zealand's wild animals. Based on the award-winning and best-selling Èxplore and Discover' children's series about New Zealand's natural history, this book is packed full of...

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New Zealand's backyard beasts   by Ned Barraud

New Zealand's backyard beasts

Ned Barraud

Book

In the garden, creeping along branches, hiding under stones or flitting from flower to flower, a whole universe of creatures is waiting to be discovered. Butterflies, moths, beetles, wasps, spiders... what have you found in your backyard? Did you know...

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A is for aloha  by Stephanie Feeney

A is for aloha

Stephanie Feeney

Book

"Through beautiful images, this "A-Z" book portrays some of the people, places, plants, animals, and activities that make up the everyday life of children in Hawaii and shows the brilliant color that characterizes the Hawaiian Islands"--Provided by p...

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What's so special about Dickens?  by Michael Rosen

What's so special about Dickens?

Michael Rosen

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From the Artful Dodger to Miss Havisham to Scrooge, Charles Dickens brought some of our favorite fictional characters to life. But what inspired him? Who was the man behind the pen? Michael Rosen's chatty and engaging narrative helps answer these questions...

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小飞人卡尔松, by 林格伦, 阿斯特丽德

小飞人卡尔松,

林格伦, 阿斯特丽德

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小飞人卡尔松, by 林格伦, 阿斯特丽德

小飞人卡尔松,

林格伦, 阿斯特丽德

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小飞人卡尔松, by 林格伦, 阿斯特丽德

小飞人卡尔松,

林格伦, 阿斯特丽德

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小飞人卡尔松, by 林格伦, 阿斯特丽德

小飞人卡尔松,

林格伦, 阿斯特丽德

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Molau and Tanovo  by Briar Wilton

Molau and Tanovo

Briar Wilton

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Molau and Tanovo is a tale from Fiji about how two fighting giants caused the creation of the islands around Kadavu. Bula Fiji is a short factual introduction to the country and culture.

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Eliza & the white camellia  by Debbie McCauley

Eliza & the white camellia

Debbie McCauley

Book

Sarah Hart was pregnant with her second child when her husband, bricklayer Edward Hart, stole food to feed his hungry family. On the run for 17 months, when captured he served six years on board prison hulks. After his release the family searched for...

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