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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 labyrinths and mazes  by Silke Vry

The book of labyrinths and mazes

Silke Vry

Graphic novel

"Two of the world's ancient traditions come alive for young readers in this fascinating book that proves the most interesting distance between two points is never a straight line. This brilliant book on mazes and labyrinths in history and the modern ...

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Odd one out  by Kathryn Selbert

Odd one out

Kathryn Selbert

Graphic novel

"Children will take great pleasure in carefully exploring the detailed, pattern-based artworks in this delightful odd-one-out puzzle book. Inside they can find the caterpillar who's munched more than all the rest, the axolotl wearing a snorkel and much...

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Good night  by Alexandra Helm

Good night

Alexandra Helm

Graphic novel

"Six nighttime scenes--from a slumbering fairytale woodland to a dozing toy store--depict a few hidden characters going about their night as they prepare for bed. Why are the toy rabbits having a pillow fight with the zebra? What are Jim the Giant's ...

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The legend of Korra : Book two, Spirits  by Bryan Konietzko

The legend of Korra : Book two, Spirits

Bryan Konietzko

Book

"Go behind the scenes of the second season from the animated TV series The Legend of Korra--created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko--the smash hit sequel to their blockbuster show Avatar: The Last Airbender! This handsome hardcover gives...

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神逻辑  by Ali Almossawi

神逻辑

Ali Almossawi

Book

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好奇怪  by Inger Halsør Hagerup

好奇怪

Inger Halsør Hagerup

Book

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经典寓言故事  by Scott Gustafson

经典寓言故事

Scott Gustafson

Book

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经典童话故事  by Scott Gustafson

经典童话故事

Scott Gustafson

Book

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The sister who ate her brothers  by Jen Campbell

The sister who ate her brothers

Jen Campbell

Book

"Do you dare read this collection of terrifyingly gruesome tales? In this gripping volume, author Jen Campbell offers young readers an edgy, contemporary, and inclusive take on classic fairy tales, taking them back to their gory beginnings while updating...

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Unicorns, myths and monsters  by May Shaw

Unicorns, myths and monsters

May Shaw

Book

"From the Magical Unicorn Society's Department of Unicorns, Myths and Monsters comes this all-new collection of stories dedicated to the amazing mythical creatures – good and bad – that exist alongside unicorns. Introduced by department head and intr...

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Lift-the-flap questions and answers  by Katie Daynes

Lift-the-flap questions and answers

Katie Daynes

Book

"This excellent addition to the ever popular Questions & Answers series lifts the flap on all kinds of gadgets, systems and ideas. It answers questions such as How does electricity get into our walls? Why do waves go up and down? and Where does money...

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The illustrated encyclopedia of the elements  by Lisa Congdon

The illustrated encyclopedia of the elements

Lisa Congdon

Book

"Takes readers on a rollicking ride through the world of all 118 known elements where they will discover their uses and special properties"--Publisher's description.

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Awesome art Philippines  by Norma Olizon-Chikiamco

Awesome art Philippines

Norma Olizon-Chikiamco

Book

"Jump into the awesome world of art! Join Cardo the carabou on this journey of 10 captivating works of art. Learn more about the Philippines' rich history and exciting visual culture with phenomenal portraiture, striking sculptures and the coolest "c...

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The best ever bread book  by Lizzie Munsey

The best ever bread book

Lizzie Munsey

Book

"This beautiful book brings the story of bread to life with fascinating facts and 20 delicious recipes from around the world. What's the main ingredient of bread? Flour! Find out how it is made, then use it to bake 20 sensational recipes from around the...

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The dinosaur book  by Anne Rooney

The dinosaur book

Anne Rooney

Book

"Travel across the world and back in time to meet the incredible creatures that once stalked our planet, including dinosaurs, flying reptiles and marine reptiles. Whether big, small, fast, slow, fearsome or friendly, you'll find it here. Divided into...

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Eric Carle's book of amazing animals  by Eric Carle

Eric Carle's book of amazing animals

Eric Carle

Book

"Discover over 180 amazing animals with The Very Hungry Caterpillar! A bright and engaging first introduction to the animal kingdom. Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar on a journey many different animal habitats, including lush rainforests, arid deserts...

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Who's who in the Marvel Universe  by Steve Behling

Who's who in the Marvel Universe

Steve Behling

Book

"The Marvel Universe is full of so many amazing heroes and villains-how do you keep track? Enter the Who's Who in the Marvel Universe character storybook, featuring over 40 key players every Marvel fan needs to know! Readers can get to know the ins-a...

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Hurricane  by Salvador Gómez-Colón

Hurricane

Salvador Gómez-Colón

Book

"Launching a propulsive middle grade nonfiction series, a young man shares how he combated Puerto Rico's public health emergency after Hurricane Maria. Suffering heavy damage in the wake of Hurricane Maria in 2017, Puerto Rican communities lacked access...

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Dude Perfect  by author Dude Perfect (Group)

Dude Perfect

author Dude Perfect (Group)

Book

"From trick shots to mind-bending stunts to setting absurd records, Dude Perfect 101 Tricks, Tips, and Cool Stuff offers a full-color, at-home, screen-free adventure for young people eager to accept the challenge of performing the same unbelievable m...

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See where we come from!  by Scot Ritchie

See where we come from!

Scot Ritchie

Book

"In this perfect, kid-friendly introduction to the concept of family heritage, the five friends from Scot Ritchie's popular series participate in a Heritage Festival at their school. Today is a big day for the five friends. Their class is hosting a H...

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Is there life on your nose?  by Christian Borstlap

Is there life on your nose?

Christian Borstlap

Book

"They live inside and outside your body, as well as everywhere in the world: microbes! But what do you know about these microscopic creatures? This book reveals just how amazing they really are! It's high time you discover their 'invisible' world"--P...

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100 endangered species  by Rachel Hudson

100 endangered species

Rachel Hudson

Book

"This is a little book with a big ambition, to highlight 100 endangered species from around the world and the work being done to bring them back from the brink of extinction. From Andean bears to sungazer lizards, it explores the incredible species that...

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Science school  by Laura Minter

Science school

Laura Minter

Book

"Science School teaches children about the basic principles of science through 30 exciting experiments and crafts that can be done at home, using everyday objects and materials around you. Why do bubbles hold their shape? How does an electric circuit...

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Pie for breakfast  by Cynthia (Writer of children's books) Cliff

Pie for breakfast

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

Book

"When Hazel and her father bake together, her mother says they make the whole house smell like a fancy bakery. And when they bake in the morning, it's absolutely okay to sample the goods--even if it's for breakfast. One day Hazel decides to organize a...

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Mad for ads  by Erica Fyvie

Mad for ads

Erica Fyvie

Book

"A visual handbook that guides kids through an ad-saturated world. This fact-packed exploration of how advertising works is a vital, entertaining peek behind the curtain of an industry that influences everything we see. Through sample ads, eye-catchi...

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Chess strategy for kids  by Thomas Engqvist

Chess strategy for kids

Thomas Engqvist

Book

"So you have learned how to play chess, studied tactics and know some basic endgames and openings. What's next? The glue that binds it all together is strategy. By forming a good plan, chess-players seize strong points on the board and target the opp...

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我是伽利略  by Bonnie Christensen

我是伽利略

Bonnie Christensen

Book

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為星星演奏的女孩  by Julia Finley Mosca

為星星演奏的女孩

Julia Finley Mosca

Book

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眼光獨到的女孩  by Julia Finley Mosca

眼光獨到的女孩

Julia Finley Mosca

Book

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有數學頭腦的女孩  by Julia Finley Mosca

有數學頭腦的女孩

Julia Finley Mosca

Book

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台灣早餐地圖  by 百香果

台灣早餐地圖

百香果

Book

今天, 你吃早餐了嗎?你最喜歡吃怎樣的早餐呢?19張精彩的手繪早餐地圖, 結合各地美食與文化風貌, 挑動你的味蕾, 讓人口水直流. 更讓美食不只是美食, 而是深入了解台灣的第一步.

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给孩子们的音乐课 = A history of music for children  by 田艺苗

给孩子们的音乐课 = A history of music for children

田艺苗

Book

以世界大历史为背景,以古典音乐史为线索,介绍古典音乐知识,讲述各个时代音乐大师的学琴经历和人生故事,包括帕莱斯特里那、巴赫、法里内利、海顿、莫扎特、贝多芬、帕格尼尼、李斯特、肖邦、施特劳斯父子、德彪西、拉威尔,以及特别专题——格列高利圣咏和歌剧。

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古诗是本故事书  by 未艾

古诗是本故事书

未艾

Book

如果让大唐诗人们来举行一场诗会,你会看到什么情形?赶上初唐然而不小心选了“人生困难模式”的“四杰”,同年出生却当对方不存在的“诗仙”和“诗佛”,悲欢离合“铁三角”、被一个名字耽误的“考霸”李贺,“唐传奇主角”改变人生的一首诗……

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小时候就在想的事 by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

小时候就在想的事

Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

Book

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Accused  by Adama Bah

Accused

Adama Bah

Book

"Launching a propulsive middle grade nonfiction series, a young woman shares her harrowing experience of being wrongly accused of terrorism. Adama Bah grew up in East Harlem after immigrating from Conakry, Guinea, and was deeply connected to her community...

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Attacked at sea  by Mike Tougias

Attacked at sea

Mike Tougias

Book

"On May 19, 1942, during WWII, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. The submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia. Most onboard were merchant seamen, but there were also civilians, including the Downs ...

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Dovey undaunted  by Tonya Bolden

Dovey undaunted

Tonya Bolden

Book

"Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author Tonya Bolden chronicles the life of an intrepid lawyer and civil rights pioneer. Dovey Johnson Roundtree was most famous for her successful defense of an indigent Black man accused of the murder of Mary Pinchot...

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The Titanic  by Kate Messner

The Titanic

Kate Messner

Book

"On April 15, 1912 an "unsinkable" ship called the Titanic unexpectedly hit an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic. Right? Wrong! Nobody was really talking about the Titanic being unsinkable until after it sank. The truth is, four ...

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Brain candy 3  by Julie (Children's author) Beer

Brain candy 3

Julie (Children's author) Beer

Book

"Elephants have thick skin, but just how thick? Turns out it's 50 times thicker than human skin and can add as much as 2,000 pounds (900kg) to the weight of this massive animal. Earth's smaller animals offer some sweet surprises, too. Hop on a honeybee...

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Stories of horses and ponies for little children  by Rosie Dickins

Stories of horses and ponies for little children

Rosie Dickins

Book

"Canter into this collection of traditional tales, filled with bold little ponies, kindly carthorses... and just a touch of magic"--Publisher's description.

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Marvellous magnets  by John Lesley

Marvellous magnets

John Lesley

Book

"We use magnets every day. From little magnets in toys to very large magnets in heavy machinery, magnets are an important component in all sorts of technological devices. Find out what makes magnets attract and repel, and what makes our Earth behave like...

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The history of everywhere  by Philip Parker

The history of everywhere

Philip Parker

Book

"Did you know that woolly mammoths were still around when the Egyptians built their pyramids? Or that Leonardo Da Vinci lived at the same time as Henry VIII and the Aztecs? Welcome to "The History of Everywhere", a fascinating guide to all the stuff you...

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The illustrated encyclopaedia of peculiar pairs in nature  by Sami Bayly

The illustrated encyclopaedia of peculiar pairs in nature

Sami Bayly

Book

"Discover 60 of the most peculiar pairs in nature and learn how plant and animal species rely on each other for their survival. Whether it be a rare tick living in the fur of a pygmy possum, a stick insect feasting and hiding out amongst the Melaleuca...

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The big book of belonging  by Yuval Zommer

The big book of belonging

Yuval Zommer

Book

"The Big Book of Belonging is a timely celebration of all the ways that humans are connected to life on planet Earth. With children at the heart of every beautifully illustrated spread, this book draws parallels between the way humans, plants, and animals...

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How to draw historical ships  by Mark Bergin

How to draw historical ships

Mark Bergin

Book

"The How To Draw series takes a highly visual and practical approach to drawing, featuring step-by-step instructions and highly-detailed illustrations for each art project. This comprehensive drawing handbook covers all aspects of drawing historic sh...

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