Mar 3, 2009

New Kids' Nonfiction

Why are zebras striped?Why do kangaroos have pouches?Why do some monkeys have tails?
Distinctive and captivating art combines with silly questions, and some very, very, silly answers, to make this the perfect book for your sometimes-ridiculous, ever-curious, loveable, maddening why-afflicted zoologist.

At home, out in the yard, or at school all kids love to use simple tools to explore their growing world. The basic tools and techniques for measuring, planting, or taking apart help young children grasp some fundamental science concepts. While focused on NSTA science standards of Physical Science and Science and Technology, this series supports young readers as they explore the use of common tools.
This is the first Presidents reference book on the market after the election. This president will follow in the footsteps of 43 predecessors who have assumed America’s greatest responsibility: these men have faithfully executed their duties—they have signed treaties, addressed Congress, brokered peace, and waged war. Each has left his own indelible mark on the history of the United States and on the lives of the American people.Find out why George Washington gave up his life as a Virginia planter to lead the nation; why John Taylor was deemed "His Accidency"; walk with the presidents through wars, depressions, civil rights movements, and the space race; romp with the Garfield children in a White House pillow fight; and mourn with a nation for John F. Kennedy.

It's a book. It's an encyclopedia. But it's unlike any you've seen before. One Million Things is crammed full of all kinds of incredible stuff, from metals to mollusks, robots to revolutions, all revealed in a fascinating, exciting, totally different way. It's like a museum, a search engine, and the world's biggest garage sale rolled into one. Loads of topics, hundreds of pictures, thousands of words, a galaxy of amazing things to discover and explore...

Look at hockey in a new way: from the perspective of science. This book explores the all-important science of explosive moves (the slapshot) and maximizing a player’s chance of scoring; the science of speedy, powerful skating; the puck, stick, mask, and other equipment; the properties of ice and how skating surfaces are maintained; and the science of fitness and healing injuries. How Hockey Works includes personal stories from the inspirational (the stunning careers of Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky) to the hilarious (the puck’s origins as an India rubber ball reshaped by a frustrated rink owner). From casual to obsessed every hockey fan can find something in How Hockey Works.

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