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Growing up Muslim : understanding Islamic beliefs and practices / Sumbul Ali-Karamali.
cover imageA comprehensive introduction to one of the world's major religions and its everyday context in Muslim life in America.

The how and wow of the human body : from your tongue to your toes and all the guts in between / by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz ; illustrated by Jack Teagle.
cover image"Based on their #1 kids podcast, Wow in the World, hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz take readers on a hilarious, fact-filled, and highly illustrated journey through the human body--covering everything from our toes to our tongues to our brains and our lungs!"-- Provided by publisher.

Beavers : radical rodents and ecosystem engineers / Frances Backhouse.
cover image"Part of the Orca Wild series, this nonfiction book for middle-grade readers explores the important role beavers play as a keystone species. They were nearly driven to extinction for their furs, but today beavers are valued for their role as habitat creators and water stewards."-- Provided by publisher.

Pelicans / Melissa Gish.
cover image"A look at pelicans, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their flexible gular pouches, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their vulnerability to pollution in the world today"-- Provided by publisher

On our nature walk : our first talk about our impact on the environment / Dr. Jillian Roberts ; foreword by Bob McDonald ; illustrations by Jane Heinrichs.
cover image"Young readers are introduced to environmental issues in their own neighborhoods in this illustrated nonfiction picture book."-- Provided by publisher.

Race to the bottom of the Earth : surviving Antarctica / Rebecca E. F. Barone.
cover image"In 1910, Captain Robert Scott prepared his crew for a trip that no one had ever completed: a journey to the South Pole. He vowed to get there any way he could, even if it meant looking death in the eye. Then, not long before he set out, the telegram arrived: "Proceeding to Antarctic - Roald Amundsen." What was to be an expedition had become a race. One hundred and eight years later, Captain Louis Rudd readied himself for a similarly grueling task: the first solo crossing of treacherous Antarctica. Then came the Instagram message: "On Nov. 1, I depart for the ice - Colin O'Brady." What was to be a journey had become a race. For fans of Michael Tougias' The Finest Hours, this gripping tale of two history-making moments is perfect for budding scientists, survivalists, and thrill seekers"-- Provided by publisher.

Jellyfish / by Deborah Coldiron.
cover imageSimple, narrative text and colorful pictures and photos introduce the world of jellyfish, one species of more than 250,000 kinds of plants and animals in the underwater world.

Demolition experts : life blowing things up / Mark Beyer.
cover imageExplains the role of a demolition expert, the training required and the risks involved.

Toxic! : killer cures and other poisonings / Susie Hodge.
cover image"Presents several types of poisons and poison delivery systems used throughout history, while using science to describe the effects that toxins have on the human body"--Provided by publisher.

Prison break! : and other adventures underground / Grant Bage and Jane Turner.
cover image"Presents the science of Earth's underground layer, including archeological finds, underground construction and mummification"--Provided by publisher.

Ultimate showdown : 5 books in 1! / by Jerry Pallotta ; illustrated by Rob Bolster.
cover imageWhat if one dangerous animal had a fight with another? Who do you think would win? In this five-book bind-up of the popular Who Would Win? series, kids will learn about each animal's anatomy, behavior, and more. Then compare and contrast the battling pairs before finally discovering the winner! This nonfiction collection is full of facts, photos, and realistic illustrations, and it includes a range of mammals, sea creatures, insects, and dinosaurs to satisfy all kinds of animal fans, including Lion vs. Tiger, Hammerhead vs. Bull Shark, Polar Bear vs. Grizzly Bear, Hornet vs. Wasp, and Triceratops vs. Spinosaurus.So who do YOU think would win?

Battle royale : 5 books in 1! / by Jerry Pallotta ; illustrated by Rob Bolster.
cover imageWhich dangerous animals would win in a fight? Find out in this awesome bind-up of five books in the popular Who Would Win? series. The collection features a range of mammals, sea creatures, reptiles, and dinosaurs to satisfy all kinds of animal fans.

Ancient China for kids : early dynasties, civilization and history.
cover imageAncient China has a history very rich in culture and traditions. It has gone through leaders and dynasties, and all of these transformed China until it became the cultural and economic hub that it is today.

Hear my voice : the testimonies of children detained at the southern border of the United States / compiled by Warren Binford for Project Amplify ; foreword by Michael Garcia Bochenek of Human Rights Watch = Escucha mi voz : los testimonios de niños detenidos en la frontera sur de los Estados Unidos / recopilado por Warren Binford para Project Amplify ; prefacio por Michael Garcia Bochenek de Human Rights Watch.
cover imageEste libro, una historia de niños contada por niños, no fue fácil de contar o escuchar. Pero no es solo una historia sobre la crueldad y la negligencia de los adultos, sino que a fin de cuentas, es también la historia de la fuerza, valentía y esperancza de los niños.

How things came to be : Inuit stories of creation / written by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley ; illustrated by Emily Fiegenschuh, Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall.
cover image"This beautiful compendium of tales shares eight classic Inuit creation stories from the Baffin region. From the origins of day and night, thunder and lightning, and the sun and the moon to the creation of the first caribou and source of all the Arctic's fearful storms, this book recounts traditional Inuit legends in the poetic and engaging style of authors Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley."-- Provided by publisher.

The kid's guide to camping / Eileen Ogintz.
cover image"A kid's guide to camping. Includes break-out boxes; tips for parents and for/from kids; interactive games, puzzles, and coloring pages; and more"-- Provided by publisher.

Avati : discovering Arctic ecology / by Mia Pelletier ; illustrated by Sara Otterstätter.
cover image"The Arctic is not a barren, frigid landscape filled with only ice and snow. It is a complex ecosystem that contains many thriving habitats, each supported by dozens of ecological relationships between plants and animals. From the many animals that live and hunt at the floe edge, to the hundreds of insects that abound on the summer tundra, this book gives a detailed bird’s-eye view of the fascinating ways that animals, plants, and insects coexist in the Arctic ecosystem."-- Provided by publisher.

Muskox / by Allen Niptanatiak ; illustrated by Kagan McLeod.
cover image"In this book, kids will learn how muskoxen raise their babies, what they, how they protect themselves from predators, and other interesting information, like the many fascinating adaptations they exhibit that allow them to live in colder habitats than most other animals!"-- Provided by publisher.

Darwin's rival : Alfred Russel Wallace and the search for evolution / Christiane Dorion ; illustrated by Harry Tennant.
cover image"Everyone knows Charles Darwin, the famous naturalist who proposed a theory of evolution. But not everyone knows the story of Alfred Russel Wallace, Darwin's friend and rival who simultaneously discovered the process of natural selection. This sumptuously illustrated book tells Wallace's story, from his humble beginnings to his adventures in the Amazon rain forest and Malay Archipelago, and demonstrates the great contribution he made to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time"-- Provided by publisher.

Adventures in engineering for kids : 35 challenges to design the future as you journey to City X / Brett Schilke.
cover imageDesign Genius Jr: Adventures in Engineering for Kids teaches creative problem solving, design thinking, and multiple facets of engineering to expands kids' understanding of the world today and the possible worlds of the future.

Changing the equation : 50+ US Black women in STEM / Tonya Bolden.
cover image"Award-winning author Tonya Bolden explores the black women who have changed the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in America. Including groundbreaking computer scientists, doctors, inventors, physicists, pharmacists, mathematicians, aviators, and many more, this book celebrates over 50 women who have shattered the glass ceiling, defied racial discrimination, and pioneered in their fields. In these profiles, young readers will find role models, inspirations, and maybe even reasons to be the STEM leaders of tomorrow. These stories help young readers to dream big and stay curious. The book includes endnotes, a bibliography, and an index"-- Provided by publisher.

What do scientists do all day? / by Jane Wilsher, illustrated by Maggie Li.
cover image"What do scientists do all day? Find out in this fully illustrated book that features more than 100 scientists at work. Little ones can explore fourteen scenes of scientists at work in different environments - discover dinosaur bones with the paleontologist on a dig, meet zoologists at the nature reserve, see a doctor doing experiments on the International Space Station, collect seeds with a plant biologist at the botanical gardens, build a robot with a robotics scientist in the testing centre - turn the page to find out what each scientist is doing and how." -- (Source of summary not specified)

Caribou / by Dorothy and David Aglukark ; illustrated by Amanda Sandland.
cover image"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-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal. In this book, kids will learn how caribou raise their babies, where they live, what they eat, and other interesting information, like how fast caribou can run--up to 50 miles per hour!"-- Provided by publisher.

Pika country : climate change at the top of the world / Dorothy Hinshaw Patent & Marlo Garnsworthy ; photographs by Dan Hartman.
cover image"Journey to a place you've never ventured before--beneath a rock pile on a lonely mountain top--and meet the pikas, or rock rabbits. These scurrying, squeaking, industrious, and exceedingly cute mammals make their living harvesting grass and wildflowers during the brief alpine summers. But despite the remoteness of their homes, the pikas' lifestyle and survival are threatened by climate change. Follow the story of pikas, told with lavish photographs and clear prose, and learn how small actions on our part can have global benefits."-- Publisher's description.

Niños : poems for the lost children of Chile / María José Ferrada ; [illustrated by] María Elena Valdez ; translated by Lawrence Schimel.
cover image"With one poem for each child, this collection explores the hopes of the thirty-four children disappeared and killed during Augusto Pinochet's regime in Chile."-- Provided by publisher.

There's no ham in hamburgers : facts and folklore about our favorite foods / Kim Zachman ; illustrated by Peter Donnelly.
cover imageWhy is there no ham in hamburgers? How did we make ice cream before we could make ice? How did hot dogs get their name? From the origins of pizza to the invention of chicken fingers, this book has all the ingredients for an entertaining read about the origins of some of America's most popular foods.

Living the confidence code / Katty Kay, Claire Shipman, and JillEllyn Riley.
cover imageConfidence is your fuel. It turns your thoughts into action; your dreams into reality. The best way to understand confidence and learn how to harness its secret powers is to see it in action for yourself. So take a look at these thirty stories of real girls. From Bali to Brazil, South Africa to Seattle, Australia to Afghanistan, these girls are pursuing their passions, struggling and stumbling, but along the way figuring out how to build their own special brand of confidence. These inspiring stories prove that no matter who you are--or how old you are--nothing is out of reach when you decide to try. Join this growing, global community of powerful girls and ask yourself: What would you like to do once you tap into your confidence? How will you write your story?--page 4 of cover.

Lift as you climb : the story of Ella Baker / Patricia Hruby Powell, R. Gregory Christie.
cover image"A picture book about the life of civil rights activist Ella Baker"--Provided by publisher.

Hippos : in the wild / by Jody Sullivan Rake.
cover image"Describes Hippopotamuses, their habitat, hunting habits, and relationship to people"--Provided by publisher.

Mountain lions / Christa C. Hogan.
cover image"Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of mountain lions. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike." -- Amazon.com.

Our world out of balance : understanding climate change and what we can do / Andrea Minoglio, Laura Fanelli ; translated by Emma Mandley.
cover imageAn encouraging and comprehensive illustrated nonfiction guide introducing children to the important topic of climate change with clear facts and positive solutions. Easy-to-follow "Before" and "After" segments help children understand complex topics like: air pollution, rising seas, plastics and increased waste, wildfires, and more.

Puberty is gross but also really awesome / by Gina Loveless ; illustrated by Lauri Johnston.
cover image"Puberty . . . is pretty gross for pretty much everyone. It's a smelly, hairy, sticky, and (worst of all) totally confusing time! But did you know there's a lot about puberty that makes it REALLY AWESOME? Get the whole picture with this honest, humorous, and empowering survival guide to the tween years. It's packed with straighforward illustrations, easy-to-understand scientific information, interesting studies, and tips from experts, covering everything from breast development and gender identity to acne and mental health." -- Amazon.com.

Beatrix Potter, scientist / Lindsay H. Metcalf ; illustrated by Junyi Wu.
cover image"Everyone knows Beatrix Potter as the creator of the Peter Rabbit stories. But before that, she was a girl of science. As a child, Beatrix collected nature specimens; as a young adult, she was an amateur mycologist presenting her research on mushrooms and other fungi to England's foremost experts. Like many women of her time, she remained unacknowledged by the scientific community, but her keen eye for observation led her to an acclaimed career as an artist and storyteller. A beloved author is cast in a new light in this inspiring picture book story"-- Provided by publisher.

Ocean atlas : a journey across the waves and into the deep / Tom Jackson ; illustrations by Ana Djordjevic.
cover imageA comprehensive exploration of our oceans, covering geography, ecosystems, and animals through a mix of illustrations, photographs, maps, and diagrams. Map out the oceans layers, from the sunlight zone to the abyss, exploring the conditions within each zone and the different creatures that live there, as well as exploring features of the ocean floor such as underwater volcanoes, thermal vents, and the mid-Atlantic ridge.-- Amazon.

Light / Jo S. Kittinger.
cover image"This book details the science of light. It explains where this energy comes from, how it affects life on Earth, what uses people have found for it, and more."-- Provided by publisher.

Return from extinction : the triumph of the elephant seal / Linda L. Richards.
cover image"This nonfiction book for middle readers tells the story of the Northern elephant seal, from being hunted to near extinction less than 100 years ago to their thriving population of more than 250,000 today. Illustrated with photos from the author."-- Provided by publisher.

Wild vet adventures : saving animals around the world with Dr. Gabby Wild / Gabby Wild with Jennifer Szymanski.
cover image"Information about being a vet for young children"-- Provided by publisher

In the dark : the science of what happens at night / Lisa Deresti Betik ; Josh Holinaty.
cover image"Do you know why humans snore? Or how a cat sees in the dark? Have you ever heard of a flower that blooms only at night? The answers to these nighttime mysteries and more are revealed in this entertaining non-fiction introduction to the science of night. There's a whole world of activity going on in the world in the dark, and even inside us, when our bodies and brains seem to be quiet and still. In the Dark investigates the big questions about what happens at night, from why we dream to why night exists at all. With each chapter tackling a different topic, young readers will uncover everything there is to know about human sleep, nocturnal creatures, all kinds of plants and the objects in the night sky. Along the way, they'll learn fascinating facts about snoring, animal adaptations, lunar eclipses and tons more -- even plants that do math overnight! With excellent STEM curriculum links in Earth, Life and Physical Sciences, In the Dark is sure to foster a love of science in young readers. Author Lisa Deresti Betik's comprehensive text is kid-friendly and engaging, and illustrator Josh Holinaty's stylish art brings plenty of humour. Backmatter includes a glossary, index and sources for further reading."-- Provided by publisher.

Oh, the lavas that flow! / by Todd Tarpley ; illustrated by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu.
cover image"With a little help from Thing One and Thing Two, the Cat in the Hat travels the Earth--and beyond--to introduce beginning readers to the science and history of volcanoes. From how they are formed to how they errupt, kids will learn why we wouldn't have rain, sleet, or snow without them; the difference between lava and magma; how most volcanoes are under water; and much, much more! Also included is a look at specific volcanoes from around the world (and Mars) including Mt. Vesuvius, Mt. Etna, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Pinatubo, Mt. Krakatoa, Mt. Erebus, Castle Rock, Mauna Loa, and Olympus Mons." -- Amazon.com.

The Constitution decoded : a guide to the document that shapes our nation / by Katie Kennedy; illustrated by Ben Kirchner; contributing editor, Kermit Roosevelt.
cover imageThe ultimate guide to the US Constitution--and the history of the US through the law of the land--for middle grade readers ages 10+. The book decodes the original document with a direct translation of the text, dissecting every word, phrase and idea. Then it connects the document to major historical figures and events using full-color illustrations and examples of how the document works in practice.

Becoming : adapted for young readers / Michelle Obama.
cover imageThis volume for young people is an honest and fascinating account of Michelle Obama's life led by example. She shares her views on how all young people can help themselves as well as help others, no matter their status in life. She asks readers to realize that no one is perfect, and that the process of becoming is what matters, as finding yourself is ever evolving. In telling her story with boldness, she asks young readers: Who are you, and what do you want to become?

I heard a sound / by David J Ward, illustrated by Eric Comstock.
cover image"Learn the science of sound with easy experiments and examples from everyday life"-- Provided by publisher.

Heartbeat / Doe Boyle ; illustrated by Daniel Long.
cover image"Lub-DUB. Lub-DUB. Lub-DUB. The rhythm of every animal's heartbeat is different. Flick-dash flick-dash! Lub-DUB. Lub-DUB. Lub-DUB. From tiny meadow mice to tall giraffes to the octopus with three hearts, each animal's heart has its own beat, in tune with its body's needs"-- Provided by publisher.

The outdoor scientist : the wonder of observing the natural world / Temple Grandin with Betsy Lerner.
cover image"A guide to exploring the outdoors and asking questions about nature"-- Provided by publisher.

Hidden wonders! / by Walter Wick.
cover image"Optical illusions abound! Explore a world of toys, an enchanted ball, the farthest reaches of outer space, and more"-- Provided by publisher.

Can you see what I see? : out of this world / by Walter Wick.
cover imageA search-and-find book that features a princess in a castle and a robot in a spaceship learning that they are not that different from one another.

Insect / written by Laurence Mound.
cover imageExplores the anatomy, behavior, and ecological role of the world's most populous class of animals.

Joe Biden / by Grace Hansen.
cover imageThis title will introduce little readers to the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden.

Hard work, but it's worth it : the life of Jimmy Carter / written by Bethany Hegedus ; illustrated by Kyung Eun Han.
cover image"The first picture book about the inspiring life of humanitarian Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and a Nobel Prize winner. Even before Jimmy Carter became president, he knew the value of hard work. Living on his family's peanut farm, Jimmy saw how hard work yielded strong results. At least it did for some people. But growing up in the segregated South, Jimmy also saw firsthand how white people and black people were not treated equally. None of it was right. None of it was fair. So Jimmy created a list of Good Mental Habits to help him navigate life's challenges. The list guided his thoughts and actions and helped him fight for change, whether working with civil rights leaders to end racial discrimination in his home state of Georgia, helping to negotiate peace in the Middle East, or building homes for the poor through Habitat for Humanity. From the statehouse to the White House and beyond, Jimmy has worked to make change for all people, devoting decades to public service and becoming one of the most respected humanitarians of our time." provided by publisher.

The book of brilliant bugs / written by Jess French ; illustrated by Claire McElfatrick.
cover imageLearn about the amazing world of insects and minibeasts in this gorgeously illustrated book of bugs. From the world's biggest beetle to dancing bees, you'll learn all about the incredible secret world of creepy crawlies. Did you know that ladybirds love to snuggle or how fireflies glow so brightly? Find out inside. The Brilliant Book of Bugs, written by insect expert Jess French and gorgeously illustrated by Claire McElfatrick, takes children on a fascinating journey of exploration, showing them just how amazing creepy-crawlies are, including insect relatives such as slimy slugs and scuttling centipedes. Discover how they pass on messages, how they compete for food, seek true love, and fill the air with buzzing wings.

The tempest / retold by Georghia Ellinas ; illustrated by Jane Ray.
cover imageAriel is a spirit of the air who can fly, ride on clouds, and glow bright as fire. When his master, the magician Prospero, is overthrown by his brother as the Duke of Milan, Ariel joins Prospero and his baby daughter on a journey that will bring them to a beautiful island ruled by the monstrous Caliban - and to a series of events that lead to a vengeful storm, confounding spells, true romance, and a master who is persuaded to give his transgressors a second chance. Narrated from Ariel's perspective, the story is told in language that is true to the original play but accessible to all. With illustrations by acclaimed artist Jane Ray, this captivating retelling is a magical way to introduce children to one of the best-loved works of the world's greatest playwright.

Notes on grief / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
cover imageThe author presents a timely and deeply personal account of the loss of her father.

We are still here! : Native American truths everyone should know / Traci Sorell ; illustrated by Frané Lessac.
cover image"A group of Native American kids from different tribes presents twelve historical and contemporary time periods, struggles, and victories to their classmates, each ending with a powerful refrain: we are still here"-- Provided by publisher.

My time will come : a memoir of crime, punishment, hope, and redemption / Ian Manuel ; foreword by Bryan Stevenson.
cover image"The ... story of a fourteen-year-old sentenced to life in prison, of the extraordinary relationship that developed between him and the woman he shot, and of his release after twenty-six years of imprisonment through the efforts of ... legal activist Bryan Stevenson"-- Provided by publisher.

The light of days : the untold story of women resistance fighters in Hitler's ghettos / Judy Batalion ; with Winifred Conkling.
cover imageWitnesses to the murder of their families and the destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland became the nerves of a wide-ranging resistance network that fought the Nazis. The Light of Days reveials the real history of these women whose little-known feats have been eclipsed by time.

It's Trevor Noah : born a crime : stories from a South African childhood / Trevor Noah.
cover imageThe comedian traces his coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.

Name and tame your anxiety : a kid's guide / Summer Batte ; illustrated by Amberin Huq.
cover image"A book to help kids understand and manage anxiety, with specific information for kids diagnosed with an anxiety disorder"-- Provided by publisher.

Condor comeback / words by Sy Montgomery ; photographs by Tianne Strombeck.
cover imageAward-winning and best-selling author Sy Montgomery turns her talents to the story of California condors and the scientists who have fought against their extinction.

Women artists A to Z / by Melanie LaBarge ; illustrated by Caroline Corrigan.
cover image"An alphabet picture book featuring famous women artists and their most iconic works"-- Provided by publisher.

Althea Gibson : the story of tennis' fleet-of-foot girl / Written by Megan Reid ; Illustrated by Laura Freeman.
cover imageAlthea Gibson was the quickest, tallest, most fearless athlete in 1940s Harlem. She couldn't sit still! When she put her mind to it, the fleet-of-foot girl reigned supreme at every sport--stickball with the boys, basketball with the girls, paddle tennis with anyone who would hit with her. But being the quickest, tallest, most fearless player in Harlem wasn't enough for Althea. She knew she could be a tennis champion. Because of segregation, black people weren't allowed to compete against white people in sports. Althea didn't care. She just wanted to play tennis against the best athletes in the world. And with skill and determination, she did just that, eventually becoming the first black person--man or woman--to win a trophy at Wimbledon.

People of pride : 25 great LGBTQ Americans / by Chase Clemesha, MD.
cover image"What do Frank Ocean, Sally Ride, George Takei, and Sharice Davids all have in common? They're all proud LGBTQ Americans! Featuring people from a variety of occupations and backgrounds, this collection of 25 short biographies demonstrates the diversity, accomplishments, and pride within the American LGBTQ community."--Amazon.

A year full of celebrations and festivals / compiled by Christopher Corr and Claire Grace.
cover image"Countless different festivals are celebrated all over the world throughout the year. Some are national holidays, celebrated for religious and cultural reasons, or to mark an important date in history, while others are just for fun. Give thanks and tuck into a delicious meal with friends and family at Thanksgiving, get caught up in a messy tomato fight in Spain at La Tomatina, add a splash of color to your day at the Holi festival of colors and celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. With fact-filled text accompanied by beautifully bright illustrations from the wonderfully talented Chris Corr, prepare yourself for a journey as we travel around the world celebrating and uncovering a visual feast of culture"--Publisher description.

We must not forget : Holocaust stories of survival and resistance / Deborah Hopkinson.
cover image"As World War II raged, millions of young Jewish people were caught up in the horrors of the Nazis' Final Solution. Many readers know of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi state's genocidal campaign against European Jews and others of so-called "inferior" races. Yet so many of the individual stories remain buried in time. Of those who endured the Holocaust, some were caught by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps, some hid right under Hitler's nose, some were separated from their parents, some chose to fight back. Against all odds, some survived. They all have stories that must be told. They all have stories we must keep safe in our collective memory. In this thoroughly researched and passionately written narrative nonfiction for upper middle-grade readers, critically acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson allows the voices of Holocaust survivors to live on the page, recalling their persecution, survival, and resistance. Focusing on testimonies across Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Poland, Hopkinson paints a moving and diverse portrait of the Jewish youth experience in Europe under the shadow of the Third Reich. With archival images and myriad interviews, this compelling and beautifully told addition to Holocaust history not only honors the courage of the victims, but calls young readers to action -- by reminding them that heroism begins with the ordinary, everyday feat of showing compassion toward our fellow citizens"-- Provided by publisher.

Don't try this at home! : the science of extreme behaviors / Laura Layton Strom.
cover imageLearn why and how it is important to avoid risky behavior.

A day in the life of a poo, a gnu, and you / written by Mike Barfield ; illustrated by Jess Bradley.
cover image"Packed with comics, diagrams, and "secret diaries," this book is a wondrous, encyclopedic glance at a dizzying host of different things--from hearts to farts to coconuts--and makes a hilarious and informative guide for curious young readers. Join the hilarious exploration of "a day in the life" of nearly 100 things on Earth. Find out what exactly your tongue does all day long, how a Japanese knotweed destroys everything in its path, and why no two snowflakes are ever the same. From the gross and smelly to the beautiful and fascinating, this book is a treasure trove of entertaining information."--Publisher's website.

Design like nature : biomimicry for a healthy planet / Megan Clendenan, Kim Ryall Woolcock.
cover image"Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle readers, in this book young readers discover innovations and inventions inspired by nature"-- Provided by publisher.

Hidden army : clay soldiers of ancient China / by Jane O'Connor ; illustrated by Erfian Asafat and Caravan Studio and with photographs.
cover imageIllustrations and easy-to-follow text describe the army of clay soldiers that were created by China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, and how twentieth-century farmers uncovered the army, which had been buried for over two thousand years.

Ancient China / Mel Friedman.
cover imageProvides information about ancient China, discussing structures, significant individuals, schools of thought, everyday life, and other related topics.

What do you find in a tide pool? / Megan Kopp.
cover image"Tide pools form from water left on rocky shores when the tide withdraws. From seaweed and sea snails to shore crabs and seabirds, readers will discover some of the plants and animals that live in and around these ever-changing ecosystems."-- Provided by publisher.

Bird's-eye view : keeping wild birds in flight / Ann Eriksson.
cover image"Part of the nonfiction Wild series for middle readers, this book looks at wild birds around the world, the threats to their survival and what young people are doing to conserve their populations."-- Provided by publisher.

Giant squid : mysterious monster of the deep / Paige V. Polinksy.
cover image"Meet the monstrous Giant Squid as it lurks in the ocean's depths! This book introduces the unique features of this wild animal including habitat, life cycle, physical characteristics, diet, threats, and defenses. Also included are a range map and food chain and body diagrams."-- From publisher website.

You can be a primatologist / Jill Pruetz.
cover image"Come along with Dr. Jill Pruetz as she heads to the wilds of Africa to study chimpanzees and other primates. Through simple, accessible text in question-and-answer format and bright, friendly photography, young scientists will learn all about this exciting science career. Do all primates live in the jungle? Do primatologists live there with them? What's a primatologist's day like? Explore these questions and more!"-- Provided by publisher.

Sing with me = Canta conmigo / by José-Luis Orozco ; illustrated by Sara Palacios.
cover imageCome along and sing with me! Sing along to your child's favorite songs, from "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" to "The Wheels on the Bus," in English and in Spanish! Accompanied by joyful, charming illustrations by Pura Belpré award winner Sara Palacios, this book is for every child who loves to sing, dance, and play.

Curious George discovers the ocean / adaptation by Bethany V. Freitas.
cover image"Come along as George explores life under the sea and learns all about the coral reef and the plants and creatures living near the ocean floor"-- provided by publisher.

Spotted Tail / by David Heska Wanbli Weiden, illustrated by Jim Yellowhawk + Pat Kinsella.
cover imageThis biography of Spotted Tail traces the life of the famous Lakota leader who expertly guided his people through a pivotal and tumultuous time in their nation's history as they fought and then negotiated with the U.S. government. Spotted Tail is remembered for his unique leadership style and deep love for his people. Includes information on some Lakota customs and a short history of the Lakota people.

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