Non-fiction for Kids
The Big Book of the Blue
The book opens by explaining how different types of animals are able to breathe and survive underwater, and the different families to which they belong. Subsequent pages are dedicated to specific creatures, including sea turtles, whales, sharks, stingrays, and seahorses, and show varied life in specific habitats, such as a coral reef or deep sea bed. The Big Book of the Blue also explores the underwater world thematically, looking at animals in danger, learning how to spot creatures at the beach, and discovering how to do our part to save sea life. Beautiful and filled with fascinating facts, young, curious readers won’t be able to tear their eyes away from the page.
Cute as an Axolotl: Discovering the World's Most Adorable Animals
With her signature blend of humor and zoological know-how, Pink Is for Blobfish author Jess Keating shows how cute animals can be more than just a pretty face in this latest installment of the World of Weird Animals.
The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal
This funny and factual picture book from Awkward Yeti creator Nick Seluk explains every part of the Sun's big job: keeping our solar system together, giving Earth day and night, keeping us warm, and more. In fact, the Sun does so much for us that we wouldn't be alive without it. That's kind of a big deal.
Each spread features bite-sized text and comic-style art with sidebars sprinkled throughout. Anthropomorphized planets (and Pluto) chime in with commentary as readers learn about the Sun. For instance, Mars found someone's rover. Earth wants the Sun to do more stuff for it. And Jupiter just wants the Sun's autograph. Funny, smart, and accessible, The Sun Is Kind of a Big Deal is a must-have!
Bubbles: An Elephant's Story
Vivid photography and a captivating narrative convey to young readers the memorable tale of Bubbles, a real-life animal hero. When her parents are killed by poachers, Bubbles seems condemned to the life of an ivory orphan. Good fortune brings her together with a wildlife conservation advocate, who brings Bubbles to his preserve in America. Over time, the baby elephant learns to trust her human caregivers and makes friends with other rescued animals. Bubbles matures, displays extraordinary intelligence, and eventually becomes a symbol of wildlife preservation. The story is told by Doc Antle, Bubbles’ rescuer and founder of the Myrtle Beach Safari.