Non-Fiction for Kids

June 2019

It's a Girl Thing

What do girls like to do? What can they be? This fun and inspiring book answers those questions and stands as a reminder to girls that they are strong and capable. Illustrated with adorable spot art that contains just a dash of whimsy, the diverse group of girls showcased throughout is sure to inspire the next generation of rule-makers and rule-breakers.

Meet My Family

What kind of families do animal babies have? All different kinds! Charming text and sweet illustrations introduce a wolf pup cared for by the pack, a young orangutan snuggling with its mother high in a tree, a poison dart frog tadpole riding piggyback on its dad, and more. Featuring rhyming verse and informational text, this book lets you discover just how diverse the animal kingdom really is!

What Do You Celebrate? Holidays and Festivals Around the World

Holidays are FUN—and this entertaining nonfiction picture book introduces kids to 14 celebrations from around the world!

Across the globe, every country has its special holidays. From Brazilian carnival and Chinese New Year to France’s Bastille Day and our very own Fourth of July, What Do You Celebrate? presents 14 special occasions where people dance, dress up, eat yummy foods, and enjoy other fun traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. Kids can travel the globe and learn about Fastelavn, Purim, the Cherry Blossom Festival, Holi, Eid al-Fitr, Halloween, Day of the Dead, Guy Fawkes Day, the German Lantern Festival, and more. Each spread showcases a different holiday, offering background and cultural context, vocabulary words, photographs, and instructions for festive projects.

When Plants Attack: Strange and Terrifying Plants

Science writer and plant expert Rebecca E. Hirsch presents fun and gross facts about a variety of plants along with explaining the science behind why they do what they do. Featured plants include the Venus Flytrap, an African tree that houses stinking ants to protect itself from hungry animals, a "vampire vine" that sucks nutrients from other plants, and fiendishly invasive kudzu.

Read Something Else: Collected & Dubious Wit & Wisdom of Lemony Snicket

Looking for wit, wisdom, and inspiration all within the pages of one useful book? Read Something Else.

Life is a turbulent journey, fraught with confusion, heartbreak, and inconvenience. This collection of wit and wisdom from New York Times bestselling author Lemony Snicket is unlikely to help.

It includes a new introduction filled with curious aphorisms, a handful of never-before-seen-or-heard quotations, and fan favorites from works over the years. These dubious offerings, collected from Snicket’s books, unpublished papers, and more, have been made pleasing to the eye by illustrations, select fan art, and design flourishes.