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      Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World That Fairies Are Real

      by Marc Tyler Nobleman

      Aug 2018

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      This isthe true story of British cousins who fooled the world for more than 60 years with a remarkable hoax, photographs of "real" fairies. Exquisitely illustrated with art and the original fairy photographs.

      Camp Panda: Helping Cubs Return to the Wild

      by Catherine Thimmesh

      Jul 2018

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      This riveting, timely account of panda conservation efforts in China is perfect for budding environmentalists and activists.

      Abraham Lincoln’s Dueling Words

      by Donna Janell Bowman

      Jun 2018

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      When Abraham Lincoln became frustrated with the actions of James Shield, a political rival, he came up with a plan. It was silly. It was clever. And it was a great big mistake!

      The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow

      by Jan Thornhill

      May 2018

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      Behold the most despised bird in human history! Map. Life cycle of the house sparrow. Glossary. List of other animals that have adapted to humans. Resources. Selected references. Full-color illustrations were created digitally.

      Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People Are Perfect Partners

      by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

      Mar 2018

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      Dog lovers everywhere will enjoy this insightful, adorable, and fact-filled exploration of why dogs really are a man's best friend. Resources. Source notes. Additional sources. Index. Black-and-white and full-color photographs.

      Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterpiece

      by Marc Harshman

      Feb 2018

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      In Bear Run, Pennsylvania, a home unlike any other perches atop a waterfall.This is Fallingwater, a masterpiece equally informed by meticulous research and unbounded imagination, designed by the lauded American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

      Bertha Takes a Drive: How the Benz Automobile Changed the World

      by Jan Adkins

      Jan 2018

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      It's 1888 and Bertha Benz's husband, Karl, has invented the prototype Benz motorwagen. But the German government declares the vehicle illegal, and the church calls it the devil's work.

      Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R. B. G. vs. Inequality

      by Jonah Winter

      Dec 2017

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      Structured as a court case in which the reader is presented with evidence of the injustice that Ginsburg faced, this is the true story of how one of America's most "notorious" women bravely persevered to become the remarkable symbol of justice she is today. Glossary. Author's note. Full-color illustrations done with gouache, ink, and Photoshop.

      Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion

      by Chris Barton

      Oct 2017

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      This dazzling nonfiction picture book explores art, desperation, and one man's incredible idea for saving ships from German torpedoes in World War I. Author's note. Illustrator's note. Time line, with photographs. Suggestions for further reading. Link to author's complete bibliography. Full-color illustrations created using mixed analog and digital media.

      Pedal Power: How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World

      by Allan Drummond

      Jun 2017

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      This nonfiction picture book is about the women and children who led the social movement that made Amsterdam the most bike­friendly city in the world. Author's note with photographs. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations.

      The Secret Project

      by Jonah Winter

      Mar 2017

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      Mother-son team Jonah and Jeanette Winter bring to life one of the most secretive scientific projects in history—the creation of the atomic bomb—in this powerful and moving picture book. Author's note. Further reading. Full-color illustrations.

      Book: My Autobiography

      by John Agard

      Dec 2015

      Nonfiction Elementary

      $12.75  $5.00  Member Price
      "I like to think of clay tablets as my ancestors." This unique history of the written word charts the journey of its narrator, "Book," from pictograms to paper to pixels. Sources. Black-and-white mixed-media illustrations.
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