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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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Clay play!  by Terry Taylor

Clay play!

Terry Taylor

Book

Full-colour illustrations and easy-to-follow directions explain basic techniques as well as every step of the crafting process for 29 clay projects -- a sloth, flamingo, narwhal, llama, panda, zebra, unicorn, koala, elephant, and other cute critters....

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ABC

ABC

Book

This is the first ABC book of the Russian art from the 12th to the 20th centuries. You will find true masterpieces relating to a broad variety of genres: painting, icons, mosaic, sculpture, applied arts, all from the State Tretyakov Gallery collectio...

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Bees  by Rebecca Rissman

Bees

Rebecca Rissman

Book

This book uses simple rhymes and engaging images to teach readers about bees.

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Celtic fairytales  by Philip Wilson

Celtic fairytales

Philip Wilson

Book

Taken from sources that draw on ancient traditions, these tales from the Celtic lands of Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man, have been handed down for centuries by word of mouth. Now retold for a modern readership, with ...

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Welsh fairytales  by Philip author. Wilson

Welsh fairytales

Philip author. Wilson

Book

The traditional stories of Wales conjure up a world of adventure and chivalry. Knights and princesses, kings and bards, and the little people who can make the impossible happen - these are just a few of the characters in the stories featured in this ...

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Celtic tales

Celtic tales

Book

Selkies, wyverns, witches, and giants. Perilous quests, true love, and animals that talk. The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales transport us to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore. These timeless tales brim with wit and...

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A cuddle and a cwtch  by Sarah KilBride

A cuddle and a cwtch

Sarah KilBride

Book

Snugger than a snuggle, cuddlier than a cuddle, A cwtch is a heartbeat of love in a huddle. Cwtch--which rhymes with butch--is a Welsh word used to describe a whole lot of love. This endearing illustrated poem introduces the term to the English language...

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Water safety  by Susan Kesselring

Water safety

Susan Kesselring

Book

Did you know that you should never dive headfirst if the water is shallow? You could get seriously hurt. If you want to dive, ask an adult where it is safe to do so. The water should be at least 9 feet (2.7 meters) deep. Find out more about how to be...

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Singapore  by Catrina Daniels-Cowart

Singapore

Catrina Daniels-Cowart

Book

The Asian Countries Today series provides information on nine of the most important countries in Asia and describes the history, geography, economy, culture, and relationship each country has with its neighbors.

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South Korea  by Catrina Daniels-Cowart

South Korea

Catrina Daniels-Cowart

Book

The Asian Countries Today series provides information on nine of the most important countries in Asia and describes the history, geography, economy, culture, and relationship each country has with its neighbors.

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Survivor kids  by Peter Macinnis

Survivor kids

Peter Macinnis

Book

It seems almost second nature for many Australians to go wandering out into the bush, but how many would know what to do if they ran out water, got lost or needed to take shelter for the night? In this new title, experienced science teacher, Scout leader...

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Indian children's favorite stories  by Rosemarie Somaiah

Indian children's favorite stories

Rosemarie Somaiah

Book

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Indian fairy tales and other folk stories that the whole family will enjoy! Indian Children's Favorite Stories is a charming selection of eight Indian tales that provide an insight in...

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Mars  by Shauna Edson

Mars

Shauna Edson

Book

This beautiful non-fiction book is the ultimate guide to the fourth planet in our solar system. Has there ever been life on Mars? Will we be living there soon? HOW?! Discover the past, present, and future of the mysterious red planet in this beautifu...

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Vietnam  by Jennifer Brown

Vietnam

Jennifer Brown

Book

The Asian Countries Today series provides information on nine of the most important countries in Asia and describes the history, geography, economy, culture, and relationship each country has with its neighbors.

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Thailand  by Catrina Daniels-Cowart

Thailand

Catrina Daniels-Cowart

Book

The Asian Countries Today series provides information on nine of the most important countries in Asia and describes the history, geography, economy, culture, and relationship each country has with its neighbors.

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Philippines  by Catrina Daniels-Cowart

Philippines

Catrina Daniels-Cowart

Book

The Asian Countries Today series provides information on nine of the most important countries in Asia. Every book describes the history, geography, economy, culture, and relationship each country has with its neighbors.

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Birds  by Miranda Krestovnikoff

Birds

Miranda Krestovnikoff

Book

The sky is splendid with fierce, clever and spectacular birds. From the bitter cold polar regions to the lush tropics, birds have found incredible ways to adapt and survive anywhere. White-winged diuca finches nest high upon freezing glaciers and mig...

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Dancing hands  by Margarita Engle

Dancing hands

Margarita Engle

Book

As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys of the piano. If she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share that joy. Soon she was writing her own songs and performing...

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Woke  by Mahogany L. Browne

Woke

Mahogany L. Browne

Book

A collection of poems by women that reflects the joy and passion in the fight for social justice, tackling topics from discrimination to empathy, and acceptance to speaking out.

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What if you had animal teeth!?  by Sandra Markle

What if you had animal teeth!?

Sandra Markle

Book

What if an animal's teeth grew into the space where you lost your two front teeth?

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城堡的秘密  by Richard Platt

城堡的秘密

Richard Platt

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人体的秘密  by Richard Platt

人体的秘密

Richard Platt

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战舰的秘密  by Richard Platt

战舰的秘密

Richard Platt

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揭秘地下  by Chris Oxlade

揭秘地下

Chris Oxlade

Book

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揭秘机器人  by Chris Oxlade

揭秘机器人

Chris Oxlade

Book

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揭秘汽车  by Chris Oxlade

揭秘汽车

Chris Oxlade

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揭秘房屋  by Chris Oxlade

揭秘房屋

Chris Oxlade

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揭秘美术  by Emily Hawkins

揭秘美术

Emily Hawkins

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揭秘音乐  by Rod (Journalist) Green

揭秘音乐

Rod (Journalist) Green

Book

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A new prayer for the animals  by Mark Wilson

A new prayer for the animals

Mark Wilson

Book

From the oceans and coastal plains to the African Veldt, we share this earth with many unique and wonderful creatures. This book celebrates Mark Wilson's lifelong passion for endangered wildlife and the preservation of habitat. A New Prayer for the Animals...

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They did it first  by Julie Leung

They did it first

Julie Leung

Book

They Did It First features fifty trailblazing scientists, artists and mathematicians who were not afraid to dream big and be the FIRST. Discover the pioneers who defied the boundaries of possibility and went on to revolutionise the world. Written by ...

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World's coolest jobs  by Anna Brett

World's coolest jobs

Anna Brett

Book

From ice artist to professional mermaid to snake-venom collector, we reveal the most fun, fascinating and unusual jobs on the planet Earth. Filled with facts, stats and behind-the-scenes knowledge from the experts, this book will your eyes to the exc...

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50 reasons to love endangered animals  by Catherine Barr

50 reasons to love endangered animals

Catherine Barr

Book

Lions have glow-in-the-dark eyes, elk have antlers that grow more if the sun shines, bears wiggle and dance as they scratch, hornbills have eyelashes, and dolphins are deep thinkers. But all the animals in this book need our love -- now more than ever....

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The not bad animals  by Sophie Corrigan

The not bad animals

Sophie Corrigan

Book

You humans have given us a bad rep! You say we're scary and spooky and dangerous and icky. Well we're here to set the record straight because we're fed up with the lies you've been spreading. So here are the facts about what we do, what we eat, how w...

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Get set! piano  by Karen Marshall

Get set! piano

Karen Marshall

Book

Get set! piano tutor book 1 is an exciting new course by Heather Hammond and Karen Marshall, written specially for the twenty-first century child. Packed with familiar classics and engaging new pieces in contemporary styles, the tried and tested progression...

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Hoot and howl across the desert  by Vassiliki Tzomaka

Hoot and howl across the desert

Vassiliki Tzomaka

Book

Discover the remarkable plants and animals that live in the world's driest climates--both hot and cold! With beautifully illustrated landscapes, this book proves just how much life exists in the world's deserts. Travel around the globe and encounter ...

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Morgan  by Charlotte Browne

Morgan

Charlotte Browne

Book

Alex Morgan is co-captain of Team USA and the face of women's football right across the world. As the star who leads the American attacking line, her height, speed and skill make her impossible to defend, and have helped drive USA to World Cup and Ol...

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Creeking and other extreme kayaking  by Elliott Smith

Creeking and other extreme kayaking

Elliott Smith

Book

Explore the wild world of creeking! Readers will learn about creeking styles, equipment needed, and safety measures taken for this extreme sport. Discover other paddle sports and how athletes practice their skills and experience thrills in nature.

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Enduro and other extreme mountain biking  by Elliott Smith

Enduro and other extreme mountain biking

Elliott Smith

Book

Explore the wheeled world of enduro! Readers will learm about enduro styles, equipment needed, and safety measures taken for this sport on wheels. Discover other extreme mountain biking and how athletes practice their skills and experience thrills in...

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Slacklining and other extreme rope sports  by Elliott Smith

Slacklining and other extreme rope sports

Elliott Smith

Book

Explore the wild world of slacklining Readers will learn more about rope sports equipment needed and safety measures taken for this extreme sport. Discover other rope sports and how athletes practice their skills and experience thrill in nature.

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Strangers on country  by Dave Hartley

Strangers on country

Dave Hartley

Book

This book is fiction and non-fiction. The fictional part tells the story of five white castaways or runaways who were found and cared for by Indigenous groups. There are five pairs of stories: each pair of stories has one written by an Indigenous author...

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Drawing faces  by Carolyn Franklin

Drawing faces

Carolyn Franklin

Book

For artists, there's no greater achievement, or more popular subject, than drawing realistic pictures of people. Starting with the simplest shapes, this wonderfully accessible art guide shows you how to capture every aspect of the human face--eyes, h...

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Courageous world changers  by Shirley-Raye Redmond

Courageous world changers

Shirley-Raye Redmond

Book

Meet women who have used their God-given talents to live out their faith to the fullest. They come from a variety of backgrounds, eras, and ethnicities, but each one has answered the Lord's call on their life in bold and innovative ways. Children of all...

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Free solo and other extreme rock climbing  by Elliott Smith

Free solo and other extreme rock climbing

Elliott Smith

Book

Explore the elevated world of rock climbing! Readers will learn about free soloing, equipment needed, and safety measures taken for this sky-high sport. Discover other extreme climbing and how athletes practice their skills and experience thrills in ...

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Drawing animals  by Carolyn Franklin

Drawing animals

Carolyn Franklin

Book

Starting with the simplest shapes, create an illustrated menagerie of animals, from the humble rooster to the king of the jungle--the lion--along with his cubs. This wonderfully accessible art guide features stunning, highly detailed drawings with plenty...

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The noisy classroom  by Ieva Flamingo

The noisy classroom

Ieva Flamingo

Book

It isn't easy being a kid especially not in the noisiest class in the school. Some days, you struggle with algebra, or too much homework. Sometimes, one of your fellow pupils just won't SHUT UP. And sometimes, the hardest thing is just trying to fit in....

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Old enough to save the planet  by Loll Kirby

Old enough to save the planet

Loll Kirby

Book

Meet kids – just like you – taking action against climate change. Learn about the work they do and discover how the future of our planet starts here with you.

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Grow  by Nicola Davies

Grow

Nicola Davies

Book

A beautifully illustrated introduction to the concept of DNA for younger readers. All living things grow - every plant and every animal, including human beings. Some things grow fast and others grow slow; some things grow by tiny degrees, while others...

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Rónán and the mermaid  by Marianne McShane

Rónán and the mermaid

Marianne McShane

Graphic novel

An Irish storyteller revisits the little-known legend of the Mermaid Saint in a haunting, beautifully illustrated tale of kindness, music, and longing. Long ago, on the eastern coast of Ireland, a monk from the Abbey of Bangor was collecting driftwood...

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Eco stories for those who dare to care  by Ben Hubbard

Eco stories for those who dare to care

Ben Hubbard

Book

Celebrate the eco-heroes around the world building a better tomorrow. Eco Stories for those who Dare to Care is the perfect introduction to environmentalism and the world-changing lives that have fought for our planet's future. From Greta Thunberg to...

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Green machine  by Rebecca Donnelly

Green machine

Rebecca Donnelly

Book

From Cats Are a Liquid author Rebecca Donnelly, Green Machine is a playful nonfiction picture book celebrating innovation in the energy cycle with food waste composting--featuring illustrations by Christophe Jacques. Composting is cool! Celebrate the...

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The legend of the first unicorn  by Lari Don

The legend of the first unicorn

Lari Don

Book

Once upon a time in Scotland, a young prince had lost his smile. It seemed nothing could raise a smile from Prince Donald, not the baker's treats or the bard's songs. The court magician tried to make a new magical beast for the prince, but it was so awkward...

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How art works  by Sarah Hull

How art works

Sarah Hull

Book

What is art? Where do artists get their ideas from? How do artists make pictures look real ? This lively book answers these questions and many more, to explore how art works. It features scores of cartoons and over 65 full-colour reproductions, including...

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The kids' book of awesome riddles  by Amanda Learmonth

The kids' book of awesome riddles

Amanda Learmonth

Book

This brain-bending collection of the trickiest riddles for clever kids is packed with hundreds of cunning conundrums and perplexing puzzles that will keep kids guessing. The riddles are accompanied with fun illustrations that add humour, but won't give...

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Minecraft hacks  by Megan Miller

Minecraft hacks

Megan Miller

Book

With Minecraft Hacks: Combat Edition, kids will learn how to defend their property and fight off hostile mobs and monsters like zombies, spiders, and skeletons! Other tips include: updated enchanting for armor, weapons, and more ; how to deal with ne...

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如果达·芬奇是伶盗龙  by Elise Wallace

如果达·芬奇是伶盗龙

Elise Wallace

Book

Jurassic Classics: The Prehistoric Masters of Art uses prehistoric dinosaur humour to introduce young readers to art history in a fun and inviting new way. The Prehistoric Masters of Art features an assortment of artist biographies, each with a "preh...

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木偶奇遇记  by Carlo Collodi

木偶奇遇记

Carlo Collodi

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From space to core  by Guy Holt

From space to core

Guy Holt

Book

Come on a mission of discovery, as we depart from the International Space Station and travel down towards the centre of the Earth....

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Slow down  by Rachel Williams

Slow down

Rachel Williams

Book

All around us, nature is turning, growing...and working. Every day, hour by hour, magical transformations happen right in front of you. But it's not always easy to see them... Discover 50 nature stories, paused just long enough for you to watch them ...

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Minecraft  by Stephanie Milton

Minecraft

Stephanie Milton

Book

Learn how to survive and thrive. Previously published as Guide to Exploration, the revised and updated Guide to Survival has even more insider info and tips from the experts at game-creator Mojang, making this is the definitive, fully illustrated guide...

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Infinite hope  by Ashley Bryan

Infinite hope

Ashley Bryan

Book

From celebrated author and illustrator Ashley Bryan comes a deeply moving picture book memoir about serving in the segregated army during World War II, and how love and the pursuit of art sustained him. In May of 1942, at the age of eighteen, Ashley Bryan...

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Solar story  by Allan Drummond

Solar story

Allan Drummond

Book

A nonfiction picture book about the largest solar power plant in the world.

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My survival  by Rena Finder

My survival

Rena Finder

Book

The astonishing true story of a girl who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler, of Schindler's List fame. Rena Finder was only eleven when the Nazis forced her and her family -- along with all the other Jewish families -- into the ghetto in...

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Just like me  by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Just like me

Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Book

There are all kinds of girls! Girls who feel happy, sad, scared, powerful; girls who love their bodies and girls who don't; country girls, city girls; girls who love their mom and girls who wish they had a daddy. With bright portraits in vibrant colors...

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