New & Coming Soon Nonfiction Books for Kids of All Ages

One of our favorite genres to share with young readers is nonfiction. There's something to captivate every kid, and there are so many wonderful new titles out this spring. Plus, nonfiction is a great way to expand background knowledge. Place a hold or check one out today!

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Beckerman, Nell Cross, 1973- author.

"Sunrises and lightning storms, rainbows and volcanoes, meteors and fireflies-these beautiful, and sometimes frightening, events that light up the sky might seem like magic. But there is a scientific explanation for each natural phenomenon. Find out the science behind the magic in this beautiful and enlightening nonfiction picture book"-- Provided by publisher.

Fletcher, Susan
Gravel, Elise

"In this hilarious, yet fact-filled book, Elise Gravel uses her kid-friendly wit and quirky illustration style to break down what fake news is, why people spread it, and how to tell what is real and what isn't. And that's the truth!"--

Juarez, Estela, author.

"The true story of Estela Jaurez, a young American girl who writes letters to her local newspaper, to Congress, and even to the president, pleading for someone to listen and reunite her family after her mother's deportation"-- Provided by publisher.

Pallotta, Jerry, author.

Ten fierce animals battle it out in this exciting bind-up featuring five books in this action-packed animal series! Which dangerous animals would win in a fight? Find out in this awesome bind-up of five books in the popular Who Would Win? series. The collection features a range of mammals, sea creatures, reptiles, and birds to satisfy all kinds of animal fans, including Falcon vs. Hawk, Hyena vs. Honey Badger, Komodo Dragon vs. King Cobra, Tarantula vs. Scorpion, and Whale vs. Giant Squid. Kids will learn about each animal's anatomy, behavior, and more alongside photos, charts, illustrations, and amazing facts.

Smith, Charles R., Jr.

"Hop on the bike with Bessie Stringfield, the motorcycle queen of Miami, in this powerful picture book from Coretta Scott King medalist Charles R. Smith, Jr. and debut picture book illustrator Charlot Kristensen. In 1929, 18-year-old Bessie Stringfield hopped on her motorcycle and headed out on an adventure, an unusual choice for a young Black woman at the time. Paying her way by winning motorcycle races, she criss-crossed the country through small towns, big cities, and wide open spaces. But not everyone was happy to see Bessie's brown face peeking out from underneath her helmet. And more than once, Bessie found herself making some quick exits on the back of her bike to escape Jim Crow. A trailblazer in the world of women's racing and motorcycling, Bessie Stringfield was a figure who will inspire all children to pursue their dreams"--

Thundercloud, Ria
Watson, Renee
Wilson, Misty
Yamasaki, Katie

Katie Yamasaki's newest picture book celebrates the life of her grandfather, the acclaimed Japanese American architect Minoru Yamasaki.

York, Carly Anne

A beautifully illustrated nonfiction story following wild horses like mustangs, zebras, donkeys, and ponies over the course of one day.

Summaries provided by DPL's catalog unless otherwise noted. Click on each title to view more information.

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