“Non-Fiction” in kids-books


Afghan Dreams: Young Voices of Afghanistan

by: Tony O'Brien

This book consists of succinct first-person accounts of the realities and aspirations of Afghani children and teens interviewed by O'Brien and Sullivan. The volume is artfully designed, with stirring photographs providing a portrait of the country and its people. - Horn Book

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

by: Phillip Hoose

Nine months before Rosa Parks' history-making protest on a city bus, Claudette Colvin, a 15-year-old Montgomery, Alabama, high-school student, was arrested and jailed for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger.

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down

by: Andrea Davis Pinkney

"This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement."--Amazon.com.


by: Nic Bishop

"With breathtaking full-page images, including a double-gatefold spread, Sibert-Honor photographer Nic Bishop introduces the beauty and diversity of lizards.The simple, engaging text presents both basic information and fun, quirky facts about the appearance, habits, and life cycle of these amazing reptiles."--Amazon.com.

What in the Wild?: Mysteries of Nature Concealed... and Revealed

by: David M. Schwartz

Moving beyond camouflaged animals, the new volume from the In the Wild series introduces 10 mysterious objects seen in nature. Each spread begins with a short verse, varying in form from rhymed couplets to concrete poems to haiku. The words are set on a white page facing an excellent color photo of, say, a squirrel nest, an owl pellet, or a blob of spittlebug foam. Opening the gatefold reveals more about the object. The clever verse, curious photos, and guessing-game element will engage children

Art up Close: from Ancient to Modern

by: Claire d'Harcourt

Invites the reader to search for tiny details hidden in famous works of art, providing information about each painting, the techniques used to create them, and how the artists and movements helped art to develop through the ages. Answer key features lift-up flaps.

Me... Jane

by: Patrick McDonnell

Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. Includes biographical information on the prominent zoologist.

Physics: Why Matter Matters!

by: Dan Green

Mixes science and art to bring the world of physics to life, with a gaggle of wacky characters to explain the building blocks of our universe.