Non-Fiction for Kids

July 2019

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Science

This lively introduction to the fascinating world of science explores the different kinds of science, what scientists do, and the amazing things that scientists study: animals and plants; oceans and space; earthquakes and volcanoes; sound and light; inventions and more!

Make sure kids' first experience of the wonders of science is a thrilling eye-opener with this fun reference book. Fun activities, games, and simple experiments encourage interactive learning, showing kids that anyone can use scientific observation and experimentation to be a scientist and discover new things. With bright images and age-appropriate text, this book inspires kids to be curious, ask questions, and explore the world around them and maybe even grow up to be a scientist one day, too! Topics include astronomy, botany, paleontology, malacology (that's the science of clams, snails, and other animals with shells!), zoology, and more.

Calling All Witches! The Girls Who Left Their Mark on the Wizarding World (Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts)

This powerful collection of favorite movie moments is readers' gateway to the most empowering witches of our age!

For all the girls as clever as Hermione Granger, as dedicated as Tina Goldstein, and as fierce as Minerva McGonagall, this incredible compendium is packed with the stories of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts' extraordinary heroines! Besides the series' best-known characters, get to know the female mentors, founders, rule-breakers, and -- yes, even villains like Bellatrix Lestrange and Vinda Rosier -- who made the wizarding world what it is today.

Complete with gorgeous, full-color illustrations and photography from iconic movie moments on every spread, fans will love this colorful romp with the most empowering witches of our age. Explore the many ways these women built, enriched, and saved the wizarding world, and get inspired by their stories in this compelling handbook--a must-have for fans!

Disney Pixar Character Encyclopedia

Do you know your Mike from your Mater? Or your Evelyn from your EVE? Dive into the wonderful world of DisneyPixar with this colorful, fact-filled guide to your favourite Pixar characters. Find out more about the greatest and funniest heroes, villains, sidekicks and oddballs from across all 21 movies - including the newest characters from Toy Story 4.

Whether your favorite character is Woody, Dory, Lightning McQueen, Edna, Bing Bong or Dante, the DisneyPixar Character Encyclopedia lets you relive their best movie moments and latest adventures, discover special "did you know?" facts, and much more. Now featuring more than 290 characters, this new edition has been updated and expanded to include characters from Monsters University, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, Cars 3, Coco, The Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4.

Wondering what breed of dog lovable Dug is, or who first owned Mrs. Potato Head? Or how far Elastigirl's limbs stretch, or what Sadness does in her spare time? The DisneyPixar Character Encyclopedia is the book for you!

Disney Pixar Toy Story 4 The Official Guide

The toys are back in town! Disney * Pixar's Toy Story 4 opens a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the Toy Story gang.

Catch up with much-loved toys, including Jessie, Bo Peep, Buzz, Woody, Trixie, Rex, Hamm and Slinky Dog. The ultimate companion to Disney * Pixar's highly anticipated fourth installment in the Toy Storyfranchise, DK's Official Guide will cover all Toy Story 4's memorable and popular characters, plus key locations, themes and iconic moments from the movie. Directed by Josh Cooley (Riley's First Date?) and produced by Jonas Rivera (Inside Out, Up) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer Inside Out), Toy Story 4 opens in theaters on June 21, 2019.

The Great Big Book of Life

A glorious, diverse celebration of human life, from birth to death, by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith.

The sixth title in the Great Big Book series explores every stage of human life. From birth to starting nursery, being a teenager to becoming an adult, from work to relationships, homes and jobs, to aging illness and death. A universal but challenging topic is dealt with Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith's trademark sensitivity and humour and inclusivity.