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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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The book of stone  by author Mark Greenwood

The book of stone

author Mark Greenwood

Graphic novel

"Every stone has its own unique story – and everybody needs a story stone and a book to collect it in! Mark has collected stones of all shapes and sizes since he was a kid and now he wants to share his passion in a book (unlike all other other rock and...

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Animology  by Maree Coote

Animology

Maree Coote

Graphic novel

"A stunning new collection of typographic illustrations paired with delightful not-so-nonsense verse. Every animal portrait is made from the letters that spell that animal's name.These ingenious illustrations link letter and image in a totally new wa...

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Animals  by Ed Myer

Animals

Ed Myer

Graphic novel

"From tigers and zebras to Diplodocuses and Stegosauruses, there are so many things to find on this animal spotting adventure. Filled with colourful illustrations and a wonderful cast of animals to find, this exciting activity book is guaranteed to k...

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Dancing through fields of color  by Elizabeth Brown

Dancing through fields of color

Elizabeth Brown

Graphic novel

"They said only men could paint powerful pictures, but Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) splashed her way through the modern art world. Channeling deep emotion, Helen poured paint onto her canvas and danced with the colors to make art unlike anything anyone...

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Seach-and-find  by Allan Sanders

Seach-and-find

Allan Sanders

Graphic novel

"Take a ride through 26 fully illustrated search and find spreads, each one themed on a number. Count the animals going into Noah’s Ark two-by-two, spot 13 scary ghosts at the haunted house on Halloween, and visit Farm Fifteen where everything from o...

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Caribou  by Dorothy Aglukark

Caribou

Dorothy Aglukark

Book

Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children's non-fiction books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-h...

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Bear Grylls adventure annual 2020  by Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls adventure annual 2020

Bear Grylls

Book

How do animals survive in baking hot deserts? Where is the best place to shelter in a blizzard? What is it like to climb the highest mountain in the world? Get ready for the wildest experience of your life! Containing everything you need to be a true...

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Encyclopedia of animals  by Jules Howard

Encyclopedia of animals

Jules Howard

Book

Packed with hundreds of creatures, every one is looked at in detail by natural history expert, Jules Howard. From the tiniest sponge to the largest elephant, all entries are gloriously illustrated in this spectacular celebration of life on Earth.

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Do elephants ever forget?  by Guy Campbell

Do elephants ever forget?

Guy Campbell

Book

Containing over 45 of the most important questions you have ever asked (and some quite silly ones, too), "Do Elephants Ever Forget?" is an utterly random collection of fiendishly fascinating and perplexing ideas. Have you ever wondered why yawns are ...

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Just like Beverly  by Vicki Conrad

Just like Beverly

Vicki Conrad

Book

A beautifully illustrated children's biography of Beverly Cleary, from her roots in Portland to her years as a librarian and an eventual children's book writer. The debut book in Little Bigfoot's new Growing to Greatness series of notable people from...

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Managing your money  by Jane Bingham

Managing your money

Jane Bingham

Book

Why does nobody talk about money? This very helpful book is designed to take the mystery out of money. Filled with practical advice on such topics as how to save money, how to be a smart shopper, and how to budget, it will equip young people with the...

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Saving money  by Ben Hubbard

Saving money

Ben Hubbard

Book

A friendly, first look at making money for young readers. Marek wants a new kick scooter but his parents say he's going to have to save up for it! Will Marek manage it - or will he be tempted by new clothes, toys and fizzy sweets? An illustrated,...

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From pup to shark  by Camilla De la Bédoyère

From pup to shark

Camilla De la Bédoyère

Book

Where do sharks lay eggs? What do shark pups feed on? How many pups can sharks have at a time? Discover the amazing stages of different life cycles and learn how different species are born, grow up and reproduce with this stunning series. Packed with...

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Telling time  by David A. Adler

Telling time

David A. Adler

Book

This picture book offers explanations of how to tell time, the difference between digital and analog time and AM and PM.

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The legend of Troy  by Goldie Hawk

The legend of Troy

Goldie Hawk

Book

Coinciding with the hotly anticipated British Museum exhibition about the legend of Troy in November 2019, this is the fascinating story of the destruction of an ancient city and the many ways it has been told and retold over time. Featuring fearsome...

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A home for a princess

A home for a princess

Book

Join Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine from Aladdin, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Rapunzel from Tangled, Snow White, Merida from Brave, and Mulan for a never-before-seen look at their incredible castles....

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Let's celebrate!  by Kate DePalma

Let's celebrate!

Kate DePalma

Book

In this rhyming story, children from around the globe introduce young readers to thirteen special days and the activities associated with them: Kodomo no Hi (Japan), Spring Festival (China), Matariki (New Zealand), Inti Raymi (Peru), Carnaval (Brazil...

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Every tree has a story  by Cécile Benoist

Every tree has a story

Cécile Benoist

Book

This visually stunning book is an exploration of unique trees - from the tallest Sequoia in California, to a very special forest in India, to a lone Acacia in the Sahara desert - offering a window into different culture around the world. Spectacular ...

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Ostriches  by Rachel Poliquin

Ostriches

Rachel Poliquin

Book

A book filled with interesting facts and information about ostriches, the world's largest birds.

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Brain candy  by Julie (Children's author) Beer

Brain candy

Julie (Children's author) Beer

Book

Unwrap 500 fascinating knowledge nuggets about all kinds of topics to boost your brainpower in this yummy little fact book. Let's start with a million. A million days ago, the first Olympics took place in ancient Greece. If you live a million hours, you'll...

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Are coconuts more dangerous than sharks?  by Guy Campbell

Are coconuts more dangerous than sharks?

Guy Campbell

Book

A captivating collection of misunderstandings, mistakes and misconceptions, "Are Coconuts More Dangerous Than Sharks?" reveals the reality behind myths that have been mixed up with truth over the years. If you really thought that Mount Everest is the...

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Monsters & creatures  by Jim Zub

Monsters & creatures

Jim Zub

Book

This introductory guide to the worlds of the leading fantasy role-playing game franchise provides an immersive illustrated primer to the beasts and creatures of D&D. In this illustrated guide for new players, you're transported to the mystical and ma...

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The story orchestra  by Jessica Courtney-Tickle

The story orchestra

Jessica Courtney-Tickle

Book

"From the dawn chorus to an icy sunset, follow one girl and her dog as they adventure through spring, summer, autumn and winter in just one day."--publisher.

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科技大透視. by 紙上魔方

科技大透視.

紙上魔方

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科技大透視. by 紙上魔方

科技大透視.

紙上魔方

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科技大透視. by 紙上魔方

科技大透視.

紙上魔方

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科技大透視. by 紙上魔方

科技大透視.

紙上魔方

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我們的身體  by Pascale Hédelin

我們的身體

Pascale Hédelin

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登陸月球大計劃  by Thomas Kingsley Troupe

登陸月球大計劃

Thomas Kingsley Troupe

Book

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感觉好多了  by Rachel Rashkin

感觉好多了

Rachel Rashkin

Book

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我做得到!  by Kathleen Krull

我做得到!

Kathleen Krull

Book

A biography of the former first lady who has become a senator, Secretary of State, and a presidential candidate discusses her childhood dreams of flight, her career as a lawyer, and her determination to pursue her dreams.

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生命之旅  by Mary Hoffman

生命之旅

Mary Hoffman

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玩转数字  by Rob Colson

玩转数字

Rob Colson

Book

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风与树的歌  by 安房直子

风与树的歌

安房直子

Book

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花香小镇  by 安房直子

花香小镇

安房直子

Book

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银孔雀  by 安房直子

银孔雀

安房直子

Book

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鐵達尼號大沈船  by Thomas Kingsley Troupe

鐵達尼號大沈船

Thomas Kingsley Troupe

Book

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Stranger places  by Hannah (Editor) Wilson

Stranger places

Hannah (Editor) Wilson

Book

Get ready to visit the world’s strangest and most surprising places! From animal islands filled with deadly snakes to terrifying towns and decaying buildings, these natural features and man-made structures will blow your mind. Journey to a giant blue...

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Narwhals and other whales  by Mary Pope Osborne

Narwhals and other whales

Mary Pope Osborne

Book

Track the facts about the unicorn of the sea--the narwhal--and its closest relatives! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #33: Narwhal on a Sunny Night, they had lots of questions. What is a narwhal? Why is it nicknamed...

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Adventures on Earth  by Simon Tyler

Adventures on Earth

Simon Tyler

Book

Graphic illustrator Simon Tyler explores the extremes of our planet – and the people who venture there – in his bold and colourful style. Following on from the magnificent Adventures in Space, comes a compendium on a topic closer to home – our planet,...

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The white stag  by Kate Seredy

The white stag

Kate Seredy

Book

Retells the legendary story of the Huns' and Magyars' long migration from Asia to Europe where they hope to find a permanent home.

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A kid's guide to awesome duct tape projects

A kid's guide to awesome duct tape projects

Book

It is a known fact of the universe that duct tape can fix anything. If it's broken, just add duct tape! For generations this has been the case, and now thanks to Instructables.com, there's one more thing duct tape can fix -- boredom! Duct tape has come...

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The story orchestra  by Katy Flint

The story orchestra

Katy Flint

Book

Follow Clara on a magical Christmas adventure in this retelling of the classic ballet story. Watch the Nutcracker battle the Mouse King, meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and journey to the Land of Sweets, where wonder and excitement await. Including music from:...

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Ninja bandicoots and turbo-charged wombats  by Hazel Flynn

Ninja bandicoots and turbo-charged wombats

Hazel Flynn

Book

Why does each koala in a zoo need 1000 trees? How do you check a Tree-kangaroo's pouch for joeys? Why is a wombat's poo square-shaped? And how do dogs help look after 'extinct' bandicoots? Discover all this and more, as we take you behind the scenes of...

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Bugs in danger  by Mark Kurlansky

Bugs in danger

Mark Kurlansky

Book

Bees are disappearing--but they aren't the only species at risk. Populations of fireflies, butterflies, and ladybugs have all been declining in recent years, too. This book explains the growth, spread, and recent declines of each of these four types of...

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Thomas Edison  by Lori Haskins Houran

Thomas Edison

Lori Haskins Houran

Book

Describes the life and accomplishments of the famous inventor known for creating the movie camera and the battery for an electric car.

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Cautionary verses  by Hilaire Belloc

Cautionary verses

Hilaire Belloc

Book

An hilarious classic anthology of moral instruction introduced by Quentin Blake. If you are you prone to telling tales or running away then ignore these poems at your peril or you might suffer the same fate as Matilda, Who told lies and was Burned to...

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What is the story of the Wizard of Oz?  by Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie) Anderson

What is the story of the Wizard of Oz?

Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie) Anderso...

Book

Presents the history of the legendary film, from its creation as a novel by L. Frank Baum and the production of the film to the legacy the cultural phenomenon has inspired.

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Star Wars, the rise of Skywalker  by Matt (Editor) Jones

Star Wars, the rise of Skywalker

Matt (Editor) Jones

Book

Star Wars- The Rise of Skywalker- The Official Guide is a 96-page informative guide to Star Wars- The Rise of Skywalker for younger fans, revealing the characters, creatures, droids, locations, and technology from the new film. Packed with images and...

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