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Egg to Chicken
Written & illustrated by Holly Duhig
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

With this series children can explore some of the most interesting and important life cycles in the animal kingdom. With engaging language and an innovative use of design, this series makes the science behind life cycles accessible to reluctant confident readers alike.

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You Smell!
Written by Clive Gifford & illustrated by Pete Gamlen
picture book
Recommend Ages: 7-11

Everyone smells! The sense of smell plays a crucial part in survival, communication, and taste, and is the basis of a multi-billion-dollar industry. But, despite all this, it’s the sense we often know least about. This hilarious and fact-packed book puts that right. Find out everything you could ever want to know about stinks, whiffs, and pongs, from the fruit so pungent it’s banned from public transport to the top-secret military program developing the stinkiest stink bomb.

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Octopuses One to Ten
Written by Ellen Jackson & illustrated by Robin Page
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-8

“A fascinating counting journey through the amazing and mysterious world of octopuses”—

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Fanatical About Frogs
Written & illustrated by Owen Davey
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-9

Owen Davey returns with a new addition to his About Animals series, this time digging into the wonderous world of frogs! Cool illustrations and fun facts give you all a kid could want to know, and more about frogs! Owen Davey returns with a new addition to his About Animals series, this time digging into the wonderous world of frogs! Did you know that there are over 4,000 known species of frog? Some are bigger than your dinner plate, while others are small enough to sit on your fingernail, and in between is about every color and size you can imagine! Leap into this fascinating illustrated guide to the most diverse amphibians in the world, from the lumbering common toad to the beautiful but deadly poison dart frog.

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Hunger
Written by Donna Jo Napoli
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-14

It is the autumn of 1846 in Ireland. Lorraine and her brother are waiting for the time to pick the potato crop on their family farm leased from an English landowner. But this year is different—the spuds are mushy and ruined. What will Lorraine and her family do?

Then Lorraine meets Miss Susannah, the daughter of the wealthy English landowner who owns Lorraine’s family’s farm, and the girls form an unlikely friendship that they must keep a secret from everyone. Two different cultures come together in a deserted Irish meadow. And Lorraine has one question: how can she help her family survive?

A little known part of history, the Irish potato famine altered history forever and caused a great immigration in the later part of the 1800s. Lorraine’s story is a heartbreaking and ultimately redemptive story of one girl’s strength and resolve to save herself and her family against all odds.

Space book
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Human Body book
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Mama Dug a Little Den book
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Sun! One in a Billion book
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  • Space - With this series, you will be able to impress your friends with extreme facts on all things science. Discover mind-blowing statistics and hair-raising truths that will leave your friends and family gobsmacked!

  • Human Body - With this series, you will be able to impress your friends with extreme facts on all things science. Discover mind-blowing statistics and hair-raising truths that will leave your friends and family gobsmacked!

  • Mama Dug a Little Den - There are so many different kinds of dens that mother animals make for their babies, from desert burrows to snow caves to elaborate underground tunnels. Jennifer Ward introduces young readers to all sorts of animals and the cozy burrows they call home in this bouncy, rhyming picture book, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Steve Jenkins.

  • Sun! One in a Billion - Meet Sun: He’s a star! And not just any star—he’s one in a billion. He lights up our solar system and makes life possible. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Sun in this next celestial “autobiography.” Rich with kid-friendly facts and beautifully brought to life by Stevie Lewis, this is an equally charming and irresistible companion to Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years.

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First Facts and Flaps: Giant Dinosaurs
Written & illustrated by Editors of Silver Dolphin Books
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Lift the flaps and spin the wheel to learn about dinosaurs!

Which dinosaur had a spiky tail? How big was a T. rex tooth? Learn the answers to these questions and more in First Facts and Flaps: Giant Dinosaurs! This book introduces youngsters to the world of dinosaurs with flaps to lift, a wheel to turn, and a giant foldout. With more than 30 flaps to lift, learning about dinosaurs has never been so much fun!

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Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe
Written by Tim J Myers & illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A rollicking romp around an old fashioned car wash—where DINOSAURS are the customers!

How can a dinosaur stay dirt-free in the city? Welcome to the Dino Wash Deluxe, where dinos go to get soaped, scrubbed, and spotlessly clean. The Dino Wash handles it all: scales, spikes, wings, even frills and horns. BUT WAIT! There’s a new customer in town: a T. rex with sharp teeth, long claws, and a mighty mean personality. What will happen when T. rex shows up? Filled with dinosaur facts and fun, this hilarious picture book reminds children that tough guys might not be as scary as they seem.

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Tooling Around
Written by Ellen Jackson & illustrated by Renne Benoit
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-9

Simple, rhyming text introduces eleven animals and the surprising tools they use, including an octopus that hides in a coconut, a dolphin that protects its nose with a sponge, and a deer that bedecks its antlers with heaping piles of mud and grass. Secondary text offers further information about these crafty creatures.

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Life-Sized Animal Poop
Written & illustrated by John Townsend
picture book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

All animals have to poop. And kids can learn all about the process from this eye-opening guide, which features to-scale representations of feces from creatures across the globe, along with salient facts and graphics showing the species’ size relative to humans. The guide will help young readers to identify different animals, opening their eyes to the wonders of nature and encouraging them to appreciate their local wildlife. Some of the animals included are House mouse Grey squirrel Canada goose Koala Red Fox Giant panda Lynx Giraffe Lion Hippopotamus Mountain gorilla

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Stairway to Doom: A Miss Mallard Mystery
Written & illustrated by Robert Quackenbush
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

As one of thirteen guests invited to historic Duckinbill Castle to hear the will of her late great-aunt, Miss Mallard finds that other guests have disappeared overnight and it is up to her to solve the mystery.

Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles book
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My Weird School Fast Facts: Mummies, Myths, and Mysteries book
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In the Wild You Might See... book
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Super Marsupials: Kangaroos, Koalas, Wombats, and More book
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  • Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles - By now you’ve probably heard that bees are disappearing—but they aren’t the only species at risk. Populations of fireflies, butterflies, and ladybugs have all been declining in recent years, too. This middle grade nonfiction explains the growth, spread, and recent declines of each of these four types of insects. Exploring human causes, like the Baltimore electric company that collected fireflies to attempt to harness their phosphorescent lighting source, to natural occurrences, like the mysterious colony collapse disorder that plagues bee populations, master nonfiction storyteller Mark Kurlansky shows just how much bugs matter to our world.

  • My Weird School Fast Facts: Mummies, Myths, and Mysteries - Think fast with A.J. and Andrea from My Weird School! Did you know that ancient Egyptians treated infections by putting moldy bread on them? Did you know that ancient Roman workers would stomp around barefoot in big tubs filled with urine to clean their clothes? Learn more weird-but-true ancient history facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman’s bestselling My Weird School series. This highly illustrated series of nonfiction books features hundreds of hysterical facts, plus lots of photos and illustrations. Whether you’re a kid who wants to learn more about ancient history or simply someone who wants to know what came out of the very first vending machine, this is the book for you! With more than 23 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

  • In the Wild You Might See... - Find all kinds of Wild Animals in this beautifully illustrated First Words book by artist Lisa M. Gardiner, perfect for your youngest reader discovering the joy of books. They can look inside and learn that in the wild they might see a tiger, monkey, toucan, and so much more! Keywords: Informational, repetitive text, strong picture support. Theme; animals in the wild Lexile: 170L GRL: D

  • Super Marsupials: Kangaroos, Koalas, Wombats, and More - Kangaroos, tree kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils, wombats, opossums, and sugar gliders are all amazing animals! What else do these animals all have in common? They are marsupials! Learn about marsupials in this Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science book. People keep their babies in cribs, but animals keep their babies in all sorts of different places! Did you know that some animals keep their babies in pouches? Animals that keep their babies in soft, furry pouches are called marsupials. There are many sorts of marsupials, and they all have super amazing qualities! Did you know that koalas eat so many eucalyptus leaves, they smell like them? This book comes with a colorful infographic and an activity called Joey Day all about what it would be like to carry a marsupial joey (which means baby!) around all day long. Super Marsupials: Kangaroos, Koalas, Wombats, and More is a Level One Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science title, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

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Who Am I?
Written by Tim Flach
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Gorgeous nature photography introduces readers to endangered species in this picture book from Tim Flach Who is that peeking through the page? Is it a giant panda munching on bamboo? Or perhaps a yellow-eyed tree frog hiding in a tropical forest? Who Am I? uses clever riddles and stunning images by esteemed photographer Tim Flach (taken from his Abrams adult book Endangered) to introduce ten vital species-at-risk to readers. With its engaging and timely message, this beautifully crafted picture book is perfect for the youngest animal enthusiasts.

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Mama Built a Little Nest
Written by Jennifer Ward & illustrated by Steve Jenkins
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce different kinds of birds’ nests, from the scrapes that falcons build atop high, craggy ledges to the underground nests that burrowing owls dig. Includes brief facts about each kind of bird.

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Stink it Up!
Written by Megan McDonald & illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

They don’t call him Stink for nothing! Now kids can savor a smorgasbord of facts about smelly and vile stuff in honor of their favorite super sniffer. Did you know that a group of skunks is called a stench? (No lie!) Can you believe that in colonial days, window-washing rags were dipped in pee? Or that snail slime was once an ingredient in cough syrup? Stink has a nose for yuck and muck, and this book is full of it: moose poop festivals, mouse brain toothpaste, maggot cheese, and way more. Its pages are crawling with more than two hundred facts, quizzes, recipes, and bits of trivia about things that are gross, bad, and smelly. P.U.!

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50 Wacky Things Pets Do
Written by Heidi Fiedler & illustrated by Marta Sorte
picture book
Recommend Ages: 7-11

Have you ever wondered why your dog chases its tail or how your cat manages to land on its feet every time? 50 Wacky Things Pets Do takes an up-close look at all the weird and funny things our pets do, from dogs snacking on poop and guppies jumping out of tanks, to cats meowing and ferrets dancing happily. Paired with equally wacky illustrations, 50 wild and incredible facts are presented, along with educational information about each animal’s habits and personality quirks. Whether seriously strange or downright silly, these wacky facts are sure to delight kids while they learn all about pets and their peculiarities.

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Stinkiest!: 20 Smelly Animals
Written & illustrated by Steve Jenkins
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Through illustrations, infographics, facts, and figures, readers will see how big each animal is compared to humans, where it lives on the globe, and just how putrid it can be! With his signature art style, Steve Jenkins’ Extreme Animals reader series explores nature’s truly superlative animals. These readers are fact-packed and span the globe, detailing the astounding abilities of every shape, size, and species. Each installment focuses on amazing and unusual animals, making these nonfiction readers accessible, informative, and fascinating.

All About Animals! book
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Does the Queen Wear Her Crown to Bed? book
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  • All About Animals! - Learn all about your favorite animals with this nonfiction lift-the-flap board book! Did you know that bees have eyes but they don’t have ears? Did you know that chickens can’t fly? Or that zebras sleep standing up? Filled with tons of cool facts about all of your favorite animals, plus colorful flaps to lift, this nonfiction board book is fact-filled and interactive!

  • Does the Queen Wear Her Crown to Bed? - For bedtime stories, the beautifully illustrated ‘Does The Queen Wear Her Crown in Bed?’ will answer all of the important questions little ones have about our Monarch.

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