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What a Waste

By Claire Eamer
Illustrated by Bambi Edlund
Categories: Children's Nonfiction

Hold your nose while you read about the disgustingly fascinating world of garbage!What a Waste! answers the question: when we throw something away, where is “away”? Ever since cave people cracked ...

To Burp or Not to Burp

An informative and humorous look at what happens to your body in space – by someone who has been there. Of all the questions astronauts are asked by kids, the most frequent one is "How do you go to ...

Extreme Battlefields

By Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Illustrated by Drew Shannon
Categories: Children's Nonfiction

The world’s strongest armies discover that Nature can be a secret ally or an unbeatable foe. Not even the strongest troops can match the power of nature. In each of the ten stories in this volume, well-armed ...

Water Wow!

A colorful infographic look at the many surprising and fascinating facts about water. Where did water come from—before it got to Earth? Why is the water you drink the same stuff that was around when ...

DNA Detective

By Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Illustrated by Lil Crump
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

It’ll take a genetics genius to solve this crime . ..

In the center of almost every cell in our bodies, there’s a piece of DNA designed to give the body instructions like: “Create two legs, two arms, ...

Power Up!

An innovative infographic look at what makes our world light up, work, and run.

It's impossible to imagine our lives without energy, but how often do we really think about where it comes from? With Power ...

50 Body Questions

By Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Illustrated by Ross Kinnaird
Categories: Children's Nonfiction
Series: 50 Questions

Unbelievable facts about an amazing specimen—YOU!

Most of us eat, run, or sleep without thinking about it. But our bodies are masterful machines of intricate design that perform amazing feats daily. ...

What Can You Do With Only One Shoe

One can, two can. Who can? You can!
Using junk from the landfill site.
Rusty cans and wood and wire,
thrumming, strumming, day and night.

In this inventive new collection of verse, Sheryl and Simon Shapiro ...

Before the World Was Ready

By Claire Eamer
Illustrated by Sa Boothroyd
Categories: Children's Nonfiction

Eight fascinating tales of scientists and inventors ahead of their time.  

Earth revolves around the sun. Washing hands helps stop the spread of disease. Poisons in the environment affect the entire ecosystem. ...

The Arab World Thought of It

Discover the rich legacy of the peoples of the Arab world.

Ink-filled pens, mattresses, and bars of soap—these are only some of the inventions and innovations that have been passed down through the ...