New Children’s Nonfiction for September

Look at Me!: How to Attract Attention in the Animal World

By Robin Page and Steve Jenkins
Call Number: QL751.5 .J465 2018
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Showcasing the most attention-grabbing animals on the planet gathered together, Look at Me! helps readers understand the range of ways animals try to get one another’s attention and why. From luring in prey to warning off predators, protecting themselves to attracting a mate, each animal has a remarkable display. These are animals you won’t want to miss.

Do Not Lick This Book

By Idan Ben-Barak
Call Number: QR57 .B42 2018
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Min is a microbe. She is small. Very small. In fact, so small that you’d need to look through a microscope to see her. Or you can simply open this book and take Min on an adventure to amazing places she’s never seen before―like the icy glaciers of your tooth or the twisted, tangled jungle of your shirt.

When Sparks Fly: The True Story of Robert Goddard, the Father of US Rocketry

By Kristen Fulton
Call Number: TL781.85 .G6 F85 2018
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Robert Goddard may be known as the father of US rocketry, but back in the 1880s, he was just a kid in Worcester, Massachusetts. Even as a youngster, his eyes glimmered with scientific interest and the thrill of discovery. With BAMS! POPS! BANGS! he experimented time and time again with one mission: make his rockets fly!

Spring After Spring: Rachel Carson’s Courageous Quest to Save the Environment

By Stephanie Roth Sisson
Call Number: GE56.C37 S57 2018
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As a child, Rachel Carson lived by the rhythms of the natural world. Spring after spring, year after year, she observed how all living things are connected. And as an adult, Rachel watched and listened as the natural world she loved so much began to fall silent. Spring After Spring traces Rachel’s journey as scientist and writer, courageously speaking truth to an often hostile world through her book, and ultimately paving the way for the modern environmental movement.

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