We have been purchasing some of the best books of the past year, filling in some titles we missed. There are some really great nonfiction titles for older readers. Take a look!
Can We Save the Tiger? Written by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Vicky White. (JUV591.68 JE)
Conservationist Martin Jenkins and artist Vicky White partner to introduce young readers to some of the world’s most endangered species. Included is information regarding species, habitat, habits, breeding, size and more.
Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monsters by Donna Jo Napoli. Illustrated by Christina Balit (J398.2093 NA)
A wonderful collection of stories from Zeus to Aphrodite, beautifully illustrated and filled with additional information including a family tree of the gods and goddesses, a map of Greece and the Mediterranean that helps put stories into geographic context, a fast facts section about each of the characters and more! Easy to browse but well worth an in-depth look.
Described as the “ultimate you are there” experience, this edition is a meticulously researched account of the dramatic tale of the building, launching and sinking of the legendary ship. A mix of fiction and fact coupled with dynamic photographs will engage readers of all ages.
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson. (J973.0496 NE)
Kadir Nelson is one of today’s most accomplished artists and this book lives up to his reputation. This is an introduction to the history of America and African Americans, from colonial days through the civil rights movement. A fascinating look at pieces of our country’s history and the people that helped shape it.
The Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O’Connell and Donna M. Jackson. Photographs by Caitlin O’Connell and Timothy Rodwell. (J599.674 OC)
Thought you knew lots about elephants? Well, so did American scientist Caitlin O”Connell until she traveled to Etosha National Park in Namibia to study African elephants in their natural habitat. What she saw, discovered and documented is shared in this amazing book. The photos alone make this one to spend time with.
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Weird But True: 1,000 Wild and Wacky Facts & Photos (J031.02 UL)
Perfect choice for kids that love to look for the “weird” of the world. Filled with so many facts and photos you will pour over this book for hours amazed by what you find.