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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Barone, Rebecca E. F.

Mountain of Fire is the narrative nonfiction story of the violent volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980, the story of the people who died, those who survived, and the heroes who fought to raise an alarm. 

Bruchac, Joseph

Gluskonba, an Abenaki hero, visits his human friends and finds disaster. The humans are taking advantage of the gift of maple syrup and have let their village go to ruin. Gluskonba teaches humans the importance of community and honoring gifts from the Creator.

Compestine, Ying Chang

A stirring and magnificently illustrated picture-book memoir of the author's childhood during the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Ellis, Tonya Duncan

A moving picture book about the history of Emancipation Park in Houston, Texas--and the origins of Juneteenth.


Florian, Douglas

Discover the poetry of our weather in these poems about everyday and once-in-a-lifetime natural phenomena.

Katzman, Rebecca

This engaging and comprehensive illustrated guide will answer all kids' questions about how the president is elected. 

Khan, Hena

Come learn about the oldest operating library in existence that was originally founded by a Muslim woman in 859!

Kids, National Geographic

Brings you incredible photos, amazing animals, extreme adventures, fascinating facts, and tons of fun!

Mardini, Samir

Celebrate what makes you unique with this heartwarming and essential picture book that teaches kids to love their unique features and accept each other's differences.

Moore, Michael Boulware

This is the thrilling story of Robert Smalls and the Confederate ship that he used to liberate himself, his family, and over a dozen others from enslavement.

Parry, Rosanne

An exploration of the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone Park, and the positive cascade effect they caused on its environment and surroundings.

Wang, Jin

Share in the joyful, adventure-filled shenanigans of a child growing up in a small mud hut in Inner Mongolia in this charming, illustrated memoir for young middle grade readers.

Williams, Yohuru

A moving and inspiring nonfiction picture book about James Weldon Johnson and the first mass all-Black march for civil rights in the United States when 10,000 Black protestors, including children, marched down New York's Fifth Avenue.

York, Carly Anne

An illustrated guide to amazing females animals from biologist Dr. Carly Anne York.

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

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