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Cecil's Pride by
Call Number: JNF 920 CEC
Describes Cecil the lion's rise to power at the Hwange National Park, from his struggles as a cub and alliance with rival Jericho to his untimely death that shocked the world.
Call Number: P BAK (hardback)
Each year, bar-tailed godwits undertake the longest unbroken migration of any bird, flying from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to Australia and New Zealand and back again. They follow invisible pathways--pathways that have been followed for thousands of years--while braving hunger and treacherous conditions to reach their destination... follows the godwit's incredible flight, taking us over awe-inspiring scenes as the birds spread their wings above such beautiful landmarks as the Great Barrier Reef and China's breathtaking cityscapes.
An Egg Is Quiet by
Award-winning artist Sylvia Long has teamed with up-and-coming author Dianna Aston to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to eggs. From tiny hummingbird eggs to giant ostrich eggs, oval ladybug eggs to tubular dogfish eggs, gooey frog eggs to fossilized dinosaur eggs, it magnificently captures the incredible variety of eggs and celebrates their beauty and wonder.
The evocative text is sure to inspire lively questions and observations. Yet while poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to more than 60 types of eggs and an interesting array of egg facts.
Bat Loves the Night by
Night has fallen, and Bat awakens to find her evening meal. Follow her as she swoops into the shadows, shouting and flying, the echoes of her voice creating a sound picture of the world around her. When morning light creeps into the sky, Bat returns to the roost to feed her baby . . . and to rest until nighttime comes again. Bat loves the night!
The Emperor's Egg Big Book by
Can you imagine spending the winter outdoors in Antarctica without anything to eat? That’s just what the male Emperor penguin does. While his mate is off swimming and catching loads of fish, he stands around in the freezing cold with an egg on his feet for two whole months, keeping it warm and waiting for it to hatch. Welcome to the story of the world’s most devoted dad!
The Honey Makers by
How sweet it is. Thousands of bees visited more than one million flowers to gather the nectar that went into that one-pound jar of honey. Here's the buzz on how these remarkable insects work together to create this amazing food.
Owen and Mzee by
Call Number: JNF 599.63 HAT
Illustrated text and full-color photographs tell the true story of the unusual relationship between Owen, a baby hippopotamus orphaned by the tsunami, and Mzee, a 130-year-old giant tortoise.
The Chiru of High Tibet by
Call Number: JNF 599.64 MAR
Conservationist George Schaller describes his experiences trekking through the mountains to find and secure the protection of the birthing place of the chiru, an animal native to China and Tibet that is at risk from poachers who want its soft wool.
Boy, Were We Wrong about Dinosaurs! by
Call Number: JNF 567.9 KUD
The ancient Chinese thought they were magical dragons. Scientists thought they could only float on water since they were so big. Boy, were they wrong! Even today, notions about dinosaurs are being revised as new discoveries are made. This lively book offers fascinating insight into how certain theories were formulated, and then how those theories were proved or disproved.
Living Lights by
Call Number: JNF 595 LOE
Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of fireflies.
Do Salamanders Spit? by
Call Number: JNF 591.47 DAH
Illustrations and easy-to-follow text teach young readers about the different ways animals protect themselves.
Whose Feet Are These? by
Call Number: JNF 591.47 HAL
Examines a variety of animal feet, noting how they look different and function in different ways.
Call Number: JNF 595.76 GIB
Describes the characteristics, stages of development, and behaviors of ladybugs.
Looking for Miza by
Call Number: JNF 599.884 HAT
When a gorilla named Miza is left alone in the jungles of Virunga National Park after her mother disappears, her father Kabirizi--with help from Congolese rangers--searches for her and eventually returns her to the endangered population of mountain gorillas.
Caribou Journey by
Call Number: JNF 599.658 FRE
Tells the story of Soft Ear, an eight-month-old caribou who follows her mother on the annual migration to the calving grounds of the barren North.
Around the World
Going to school in India by
Call Number: JNF 370.954 HEY
Do you cross a rope bridge to get to school? Does your school meet in the middle of the desert? Does your school bus double as a classroom? If you lived in India, you might answer "yes!" In this inspiring book, meet students who overcome these and other challenges -- all for the chance to learn.
Captivating photographs, engaging text and a contemporary, innovative design open a window to this vibrant culture.
With a foreword by Indian actress and education activist Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe 1994.
If the World Were a Village by
Call Number: JNF 304.6 SMI
Breaks down the population of the world into a collection of one hundred representative people and describes what one would find in this global village, covering languages, ages, religions, food, air and water, schooling, and possessions, accompanied by vivid color illustrations.
Forces and Energy
Call Number: JNF 531 STI
Provides information about how and why things move, and includes fun facts, a related experiment, and a glossary.
Charged Up by
Call Number: JNF 537 BAI
Describes how electrical energy is generated in power stations and how it travels through pylons, power cables, and wires into people's homes
Plug It in! Learn about Electricity by
Call Number: JNF 537 VOG
What is electricity? How is it made? How does it end up in your house? This simple, colorful book teaches kids about the force that powers our world.
Space and Astronomy
Zoo in the Sky by
Call Number: JNF 523.8 MIT
Take an illuminating ride through the starry night sky with National Geographic's Zoo in the Sky! Little Bear and the Great Bear in the Northern Sky; the scaly dragon winding his long tail; the Great Dog chasing the Hare in the Southern Sky; all are beautifully rendered in Christina Balit's vibrant art, studded with shiny stars, which perfectly illustrates Jacqueline Mitton's rich text.
Weather and Climate
magine a force that can toss boats around like toys, wash away bridges, and create waves as high as eighteen feet. With fierce winds and torrential rains, hurricanes can do all of these things. They can cause tremendous damage and even change the shape of a shoreline. For centuries people did not know when a hurricane was coming. But now we have new methods to predict when and where these storms will occur. Young readers will learn how hurricanes are formed, how they are named and classified, and what to do if a dangerous storm is on the way.
ornadoes are funnel-shaped clouds that can cause massive destruction on the ground. Their winds can swirl faster than 260 miles per hour! Using her acclaimed combination of clear text and detailed illustrations, Gibbons explains how tornadoes form, the scale used for classifying them, and what to do in case one should be near you.
It's Raining! by
What makes rain? From drizzle to downpour, here's information on the different kinds of rain and how to prepare if a storm is approaching.
Do You Know Where Your Water Has Been? by
Call Number: JNF 363.72 BAR
Are you ready to go behind the scenes of our amazing sanitation system? From the history of toilets to the mystery of tap water, each book reveals what goes on after the flush and after the trash has been taken out. You'll never look at garbage, toilets, and waste the same way again!
Describes how water is purified before it comes into the home and the effects of unclean water on the body.
Where Does the Garbage Go? by
Call Number: JNF 363.72 SHO
Follow that garbage truck!
...to the landfill to see how trash keeps piling up...to the incinerator to see how trash can be turned into energy ... to the recycling center to see how a soda bottle can be turned into a flowerpot. Filled with graphs, charts, and diagrams, Where Does the Garbage Go? explains how we deal with the problem of too much trash and provides ideas for easy ways to be a part of the solution.
Precious Water by
Call Number: JNF 333.91 WEN
In simple words, accompanied by vivid pictures, a young girl celebrates our most precious natural resource-water. She describes the sources of water, its importance to all living things, and expresses her gratitude for this gift from nature. A companion volume to Little Apple.
Why should I save water? by
Call Number: JNF 333.911 GRE
Children learn that clean water is one of our most precious natural resources. In this book, boys and girls are told about dozens of ways in which they and their families can avoid wasting water. Part of every child's development involves asking questions. Today, some of the most important questions kids ask are related to the natural environment. The enlightening and entertaining four-book Why Should I? series demonstrates the importance of protecting nature. Books present brief, entertaining stories that answer children's questions and feature amusing color illustrations on every page. A note at the back of each book is for parents and teachers, suggesting ways to use these books most effectively.
You Are the Earth by
Call Number: JNF 333.7 SUZ
This lively collection of fascinating facts and fables, colorful cartoons, and dynamic illustrations explains how everything on Earth is connected. Since its original publication, concern for the environment has grown, and although environmental damage has increased, so too have "green" strategies. This new edition reflects these changes, with expanded discussion of environmental issues and new technologies, as well as many more activities. New sidebars offer extra facts, tips, and real-life examples of things other budding ecologists have done to make the world a better place.
A Drop in the Ocean by
Call Number: JNF 553.7 BAI
Follows a drop of water as it cycles from droplet to vapor and back to water and describes its journeys in between.
What If There Were No Bees? by
Call Number: JNF 577.4 SLA
Grassland ecosystems can be found on nearly every continent. Countless animals and plants live in them. So what difference could the loss of one animal species make? Follow the chain reaction, and discover how important honey bees are.
Social Skills and Citizenship
May I Help You? by
Call Number: JNF 177 NET
Letter and response format. Tina Truly, advice columnist to the stars sends advice to kids about caring for others including parents who are divorced, grumpy people, and younger brothers and sisters.
Being Cooperative by
Call Number: JNF 179 DON
Teaches children how to be cooperative, presenting examples of children behaving with cooperation at home, school, and elsewhere, and explains why it is important.
Math and Economics
How Big Is It? by
Call Number: JNF 513.2 HIL
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
Shows just how big several big things truly are by setting them next to other items in illustrations.
Lily Learns about Wants and Needs by
Call Number: JNF 332.024 BUL
Lily wants a new bike. And a new raincoat. And ice cream. But how many of these things does she need? As Lily and her dad drive around town, Lily soon discovers that wants and needs are different things. She picks out which things people have to have. She might even remind her dad that he doesn't need root beer!
Celebrate! Chinese New Year by
Call Number: JNF 394.261 HIR
This book uses the same approach and illustrations as 'Festivals: Chinese New Year', but has shorter simplified text. It tells the story of the celebration, and looks at how it is celebrated around the world today.
Call Number: JNF 363.34 BAL
Presents information about earthquakes, including what they are, what causes them, the damage they can cause, how people measure them, and where they are likely to occur.
Community and Jobs
Sky Boys by
Call Number: JNF 690 HOP
In 1931, a boy and his father watch as the world's tallest building, the Empire State Building, is constructed, step-by-step, near their Manhattan home.
I Have the Right to Be a Child by
Call Number: JNF 323.3 SER
With a very simple text accompanied by rich, vibrant illustrations a young narrator describes what it means to be a child with rights — from the right to food, water and shelter, to the right to go to school, to the right to be free from violence, to the right to breathe clean air, and much more. The book emphasizes that these rights belong to every child on the planet, whether they are “black or white, small or big, rich or poor, born here or somewhere else.” It also makes evident that knowing and talking about these rights are the first steps toward making sure that they are respected
How People Lived by
Call Number: JNF 301 PIP
An entertaining and surprising journey through the history of humans!
Following the huge success and popularity of DK's A Street Through Time, How People Lived is an ambitious update that takes the reader on a journey not only from prehistory to the present (and beyond), but also moves the scene around the globe. Through the stunning, full spread packed artwork, readers can follow the early migration route of humans, taking in the wonders of the Mayans, Ancient Egypt, and Rome, visit a thronging festival in 12th century China, witness the colonists settling in America, and join a crowded street market in Delhi.