by Sotomayor, Sonia, E362.4 SOTOMAY

Just Ask! : Be Different, Be Brave, Be You

In this creative non-fiction story, Sonia and her friends plant a garden, and each one contributes in his or her own special way, in a book that celebrates the many differences among humans. In this warm and inclusive story by U.S. Supreme Justice Sonia Sotomayor, inspired by her own childhood diagnosis of diabetes, re…

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by Kelsey, Elin E304.2 KELSEY

You Are Never Alone

"From the creators of You Are Stardust and Wild Ideas comes a new informational picture book that explores how humans are inextricably connected to nature. This book draws examples from the clouds and the cosmos, the seafloor and the surface of our skin, to show how we are never alone: we are always surrounded and supp…

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by Anderson, Justin E599.7555 ANDERSO

Snow Leopard : Ghost of the Mountain

"The people who live among the high peaks of the Himalayas tell stories of a mysterious animal called the gray ghost. To see one, you'd have to be very lucky indeed. Join a zoologist in the Himalayan mountains as he searches for the elusive creature. With her pale gold and silver-gray coat painted with black rosettes, …

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by Biden, Jill EB BIDEN BIDEN

Joey : the Story of Joe Biden

Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his siblings to be independent and strong. The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where at twenty-nine, Biden was elected one the youngest United States Senators ever elected. This is his story.…

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by Meltzer, Brad EB TUBMAN MELTZER

I Am Harriet Tubman

"A biography of Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist leader who played a key role in helping enslaved people escape via the Underground Railroad."--Provided by publisher.…

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If You Take Away the Otter

An account of the Pacific Coast trophic cascade stemming from the near-extinction of otters describes how new laws helped protect the species, its kelp forest habitat and the creatures that depended on its environmental balance.…

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by Kelsey, Elin E155.937 KELSEY

A Last Goodbye

"This book explores the death of a loved one through the parallel experiences of other species of animals, similar to Elin's treatment of nature in You Are Stardust and problem-solving in Wild Ideas. As with Elin's previous picture books, A Last Goodbye will combine simple, poetic text with a "big idea"--in this case, …

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by Gibbons, Gail E525.5 GIBBONS

The Reasons for Seasons

A simple description of how seasons are caused by the positions of the Earth and the Sun also discusses the delights of each of the seasons.…

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by Drummond, Allan E621.3124 DRUMMON

Solar Story : How One Community Lives Alongside the World's Biggest Solar Plant

"A nonfiction picture book about the largest solar power plant in the world"--…

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by Raschka, Christopher E227.06 RASCHKA

Paul Writes (a Letter)

Introduces the Apostle Paul, an early missionary of Christianity, and examines his writings to his friends on how to live a good life.…

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by Davies, Nicola, E598.764 DAVIES

Hummingbird

Every spring, birds small enough to fit in the palm of your hand fly two thousand miles north to lay their eggs. This is the story of one tiny hummingbird's amazing journey.…

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by Chin, Jason, E530.8 CHIN

Your Place in the Universe

"A non-fiction introduction to the massive scale of the known universe"--…

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by Fulton, Kristen, E325.2109 FULTON

Flight for Freedom : the Wetzel Family's Daring Escape from East Germany

"Many people attempted daring escapes over the Berlin Wall, and most failed, giving their lives for the hope of freedom. This is the true story of one child, Peter Wetzel, and his family's daring escape from East Berlin to West Berlin via handmade hot air balloon in 1979"--…

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by Hillery, Tony, E635 HILLERY

Harlem Grown : How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood

"Once there was a lot full of trash. Now there is a lush, green farm. This is the story of Harlem Grown, a garden in New York City"--…

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by Harrington, Janice N. EB TURNER HARRING

Buzzing with Questions : the Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner

Questions buzzed endlessly in Charles Henry Turner's mind. Fascinated by bugs and other animals, he wondered: Can spiders learn? How do ants find their way home? Can bugs see color? --from dust jacket.…

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by Singh, Simran Jeet, EB FAUJA SINGH

Fauja Singh Keeps Going : the True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Mara

"The inspiring true story of Fauja Singh, who broke world records to become the first one hundred-year-old to run a marathon, shares valuable lessons on the source of his grit, determination to overcome obstacles, and commitment to positive representation of the Sikh community"--…

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by Rex, Michael E121.4 REX

Facts Vs. Opinions Vs. Robots

"Robots try to figure out the difference between facts and opinions"--…

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by Farrell, Kate E323.6509 FARRELL

V is for Voting

"A timely picture book that acts as an introduction to civics for young readers"--…

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by Cline-Ransome, Lesa EB PAYNE CLINE

The Power of Her Pen : the Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne

Ethel L. Payne always had an ear for stories. Seeking truth, justice, and equality, Ethel followed stories from her school newspaper in Chicago to Japan during World War II. It even led her to the White House briefing room, where she broke barriers as one of the first black journalists. Ethel wasn't afraid to ask the t…

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What Do You Do if You Work at the Zoo?

Introduces young children to the important work of zookeepers in protecting animals under their care, depicting such lesser-known jobs as playing soccer with rhinos and trimming elephant toenails.…

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by Page, Robin, E581.467 PAGE

Seeds Move!

Every seed, big or small, needs sunlight, water, and an uncrowded place to put down roots. But how do seeds get to the perfect place to grow? This exploration of seed dispersal covers a wide range of seeds and the creatures that help them move, from a coconut seed floating on waves to an African grass seed rolled by a …

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The Spirit of Springer : the Real-life Rescue of an Orphaned Orca

"A heart-warming and true story about an orphaned orca named Springer who was found swimming alone in the Puget Sound in 2002. The book takes us on Springer's journey from being near starvation to rescued to then the challenges of her release, eventual adoption, and the start of her own family."--…

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by Ward, Jennifer, E598.0723 WARD

How to Find a Bird

"A non-fiction guide to finding and observing birds for young bird-watchers."--…

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by Marshall, Linda Elovitz EB FRANK MARSHAL

Anne Frank : the Girl Heard Around the World

"An evocative and accessible picture book about Anne Frank and how she found her voice in a world determined to silence her."--…

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by Hoopmann, Kathy, E618.9285 HOOPMAN

All Birds Have Anxiety

"Life as a bird can be stressful! From worrying about airplanes, windows and getting enough worms to eat, it is clear that birds can be anxious beings. Through a humorous, quizzical depiction of bird behaviour, this book validates everyday experiences of anxiety, provides an understanding of the associated symptoms and…

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by Brantley-Newton, Vanessa E811.6 BRANTLE

Just Like Me

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 and unique patterns and fabrics, this book invites you to find your…

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by Alko, Selina EB MITCHELL ALKO

Joni : the Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell

"Joni Mitchell painted with words. Sitting at her piano or strumming the guitar, she turned the words into songs. The songs were like brushstrokes on a canvas, saying things that were not only happy or sad but true. But before composing more than two hundred songs, Joni was a young girl from a town on the Canadian prai…

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by Stahl, Asa E523.18 STAHL

The Big Bang Book

The Big Bang presents the mystery of how the universe began in a way we can all understand. Written by an astrophysicist, the pages describe what we know--and what we don't--in a compelling, accessible way.…

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by Meisel, Paul E598.842 MEISEL

My Happy Year by E. Bluebird

"Narrative non-fiction, in journal form, relates the first year in the life of an Eastern bluebird."--…

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by Pimentel, Annette Bay E323.3709 PIMENTE

All the Way to the Top : How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Ch

"Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, Jennifer Keelan grew up battling--and overcoming--the limitations others set for her. From a lack of cutaway curbs and bus lifts to being denied enrollment at her neighborhood school, Jennifer was continually blocked from living the life she wanted. But after discovering the wor…

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by Portis, Antoinette E553.7 PORTIS

Hey, Water!

"Splashy illustrations and simple text explore water in its many shapes and forms"--…

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by Davies, Nicola, E572.86 DAVIES

Grow : Secrets of Our Dna

An introduction to genetic code combines simple, engaging language and expressive, child-friendly illustrations to explain how biological life grows and changes and how DNA combines to make humans both unique and connected to all life on the planet.…

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My Stinky Summer by S. Bug

"Told in diary form, My Stinky Summer by S. Bug introduces readers to the stinkbug's life cycle and survival habits"--…

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by Spencer, Sophia, EB SPENCER SPENCER

The Bug Girl : a True Story

Sophia Spencer has loved bugs ever since a butterfly landed on her shoulder--and wouldn't leave!--at a butterfly conservancy when she was only two-and-a-half years old. In preschool and kindergarten, Sophia was thrilled to share what she knew about grasshoppers (her very favorite insects), as well as ants and fireflies…

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by Barretta, Gene EB CARVER BARRETT

The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver

The inspirational story of George Washington Carver and his childhood secret garden is brought to life in this picture book biography by the author-illustrator team behind Muhammad Ali: A Champion Is Born. When George Washington Carver was just a young child, he had a secret: a garden of his own. Here, he rolled dirt b…

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Girl on a Motorcycle

The author of Cloth Lullaby and the illustrator of When Green Becomes Tomatoes depicts Anne-France Dautheville's hazardous 1973 journey through remarkable world cultures, in a picture book biography of the first woman to ride a motorcycle around the world.…

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by Robeson, Teresa, EB WU ROBESON

Queen of Physics : How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom

"When Wu Chien Shiung was born in China 100 years ago, girls did not attend school. But her parents named their daughter "Courageous Hero" and encouraged her love of science. This biography follows Wu as she battles sexism at home and racism in the United States of America to become what Newsweek magazine called the "Q…

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by Gibbons, Gail E630 GIBBONS

Farming

An introduction, in simple text and illustrations, to farming and the work done on a farm throughout the seasons.…

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by Engle, Margarita EB |CARRENO ENGLE

Dancing Hands : How Teresa Carreno Played the Piano for President Lincoln

Looks at the life and accomplishments of Teresa Carreno, one of the world's most famous pianists who, by age nine, performed for President Abraham Lincoln at the White House.…

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by Brown, Laurene Krasny E321.8 BROWN

Democracy for Dinosaurs : a Guide for Young Citizens

"Using accessible dinosaur characters and clear language, Democracy for Dinosaurs explores key civic values on every adult's mind and helps show young readers how the things they do every single day can be guided by principles we must share in a democratic society: freedom, fairness, the rule of law, equality, respect …

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by Keating, Jess EB THARP KEATING

Ocean Speaks : How Marie Tharp Revealed the Ocean's Biggest Secret

From a young age, Marie Tharp loved watching the world. She loved solving problems. And she loved pushing the limits of what girls and women were expected to do and be. In the mid-twentieth century, women were not welcome in the sciences, but Marie was tenacious. She got a job in a laboratory at Cambridge University, N…

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by Fleming, Candace E595.799 FLEMING

Honeybee : the Busy Life of Apis Mellifera

Describes the life cycle of the hard-working honeybee.…

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by Judge, Lita E591.564 JUDGE

Homes in the Wild : Where Baby Animals and Their Parents Live

"A peek inside the homes--from burrow deep underground to nests high in the trees--where baby animals live and grow"--…

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by Conrad, Vicki EB CLEARY CONRAD

Just Like Beverly

"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 the Pacific Northwest"--…

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by Renaud, Anne, EB EPPERSON RENAUD

The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle : the Cool Science Behind Frank Epperson's Fam

"A curious child who always knew he wanted to be an inventor when he grew up, Frank spent much of his youth experimenting in his basement laboratory -- mixing and measuring, testing and inspecting, studying and scrutinizing. One of his favorite things to experiment with was soda water, and one day after discovering the…

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by Hubbard, Rita L., EB WALKER HUBBARD

The Oldest Student : How Mary Walker Learned to Read

"A picture book biography sharing the inspiring and incredible true story of the nation's oldest student, Mary Walker, who learned to read at the age of 116"--…

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by Moore, Lindsay, E599.786 MOORE

Sea Bear : a Journey for Survival

A polar bear waits patiently for spring when the ice breaks up, but after months of hunting, paddling, and resting on ice floes, summer ends and the bear must swim very far to find land. Includes facts about polar bears and the effect of climate change on their environment.…

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World of Insects.

"Introduction to insects, using simple text, question and answer format, illustrations, and photos. Features include puzzles and games, fun facts, resource list, and index"--Provided by publisher.…

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by Quattlebaum, Mary E306.875 QUATTLE

Brother, Sister, Me and You

Little ones will delight in the similarities lion, turtle, and even bee siblings have with human brothers and sisters in this charming read-aloud book. It opens with 10 kinds of animal siblings and segues naturally into young human brothers and sisters. The children reprise the animal actions, from leaping and pouncing…

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by Barrett, Hayley EB MITCHELL BARRETT

What Miss Mitchell Saw

"Every evening, from the time she was a child, Maria Mitchell stood on her rooftop with her telescope and swept the sky. And then one night she saw something unusual--a comet no one had ever seen before! Miss Mitchell's extraordinary discovery made her famous the world over and paved the way for her to become America's…

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by Rogers, Lisa Jean, E811.52 ROGERS

16 Words : William Carlos Williams & "the Red Wheelbarrow"

"This is the story of great American poet William Carlos Williams and how being mindful can result in the creation of a great poem like 'The Red Wheelbarrow'"--…

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Weather.

"Introduction to weather using simple text, question and answer format, illustrations and photos. Features include puzzles and games, fun facts, a resource list, and an index"--Provided by publisher.…

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by Brown, Tami Lewis E004.092 BROWN

Instructions Not Included : How a Team of Women Coded the Future

"The nonfiction story of a team of women innovators, Jean Jennings Bartik, Kay McNulty Mauchly, and Betty Snyder Holberton, who programmed early computer ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer)"--…

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by Ransom, Candice F., E569.67 RANSOM

Bones in the White House : Thomas Jefferson's Mammoth

"The story of President Thomas Jefferson's quest to locate and assemble the first full mastodon skeleton in American history."--…

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