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by Brenda Z. Guiberson Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 07, 2010)

Natural and man-made disasters have the power to destroy thousands of lives very quickly. Both as they unfold and in the aftermath, these forces of nature astonish the rest of the world with their incredible...

Dung for Dinner

by Christine Virnig & Korwin Briggs Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (July 20, 2020)

Discover the stomach-churning truth about the animal poop, pee, vomit, and secretions that humans have eaten throughout history--and sometimes still do--in Christine Virnig's laugh-out-loud middle-grade nonfiction...

Cool Robots

by Sean Kenney Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (November 16, 2010)

Attention young LEGO brick builders: Sean Kenney is back again with original creations of Robotopolis--robots, transformers, and spaceships of all sizes, colors, and features.

Complete with select model instructions,...

Tiny Bird

by Robert Burleigh & Wendell Minor Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (April 13, 2020)

Robert Burleigh's narrative nonfiction picture book follows a hummingbird's migration south for the winter, with stunning art by Wendell Minor.

When the last summer flowers open their petals to the sun, it's...

What Is Baby Gorilla Doing?

by Christena Nippert-Eng, John Dominski & Miguel Martínez Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 12, 2017)

Baby gorilla plays, looks, sits, smells, tastes, climbs, claps, smiles, and sleeps--just like the young readers of this book. Beautiful photographs capture an adorable baby gorilla in action. A gentle bedtime...

You're a Crab!

by Jenny Whitehead Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 01, 2015)

Some days, it's easy to feel friendly or funny or silly. But other days, it's easier to feel mad or mean or snappy-in other words, to be a crab.

In this accessible introduction to moods and feelings, children...

Who Has This Tail?

by Laura Hulbert & Erik Brooks Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 15, 2012)

Short and fuzzy, long and scaled: no matter their size and shape, tails aren't just hanging around--they're useful! This fun, informative book invites readers to guess the owner of nine tails, and then turn...

Eat Like a Bear

by April Pulley Sayre & Steve Jenkins Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 21, 2013)

Can you eat like a bear?

A sleepy bear awakes in spring and goes to find food. But what is there to eat in April? In May? Follow along and eat like a bear throughout the year: fish from a stream, ants from a...

The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea

by Brenda Z. Guiberson & Gennady Spirin Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 15, 2015)

Which sea creature is the greatest? Is it the one with the most venom, the greatest diver, the one with blue blood, or the best rotating eyes? Or is it the master of disguise, the one with the best light, the...

Wonderful Winter

by Bruce Goldstone Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (November 07, 2016)

Winter is a season of wondering and waiting. We wonder why some trees lose their leaves while others stay green all winter long. We wait for the first snowfall--and then wonder at how amazing each snowflake...

Polar Bears

by Mark Newman Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (March 26, 2018)

Whose fur isn't really white?

Who usually gives birth to twins?

Who's the biggest bear in the world?

The Polar Bear!

Full of fascinating information, this book explores the world of the polar bear on land and under...

Neo Leo

by Gene Barretta Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (August 03, 2009)

An introduction to Leonardo da Vinci's genius focusing on his famous notebook sketches and the modern inventions they predicted.

In 1781, Thomas Paine came up with a model for a single-span bridge; in 1887, Adolf...

Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep

by April Pulley Sayre & Steve Jenkins Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 31, 2016)

Squirrels wrestle.

Squirrels leap.

Squirrels climb.

Squirrels sleep.

If you followed a squirrel for a day, what would you see? Climbing branches, storing seeds, making homes in tree holes, and maybe even flying!...

Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?

by Tanya Lee Stone & Marjorie Priceman Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 18, 2013)

In the 1830s, when a brave and curious girl named Elizabeth Blackwell was growing up, women were supposed to be wives and mothers. Some women could be teachers or seamstresses, but career options were few. Certainly...

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

by Helaine Becker & Dow Phumiruk Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 18, 2018)

The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film Hidden Figures.

You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon...


by Brenda Z. Guiberson & Chad Wallace Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (March 15, 2010)

The earth's climate is getting hotter, and this warming affects habitats, food chains, and life cycles around the world. It also affects the habitat of every single animal on the planet. But the animals themselves...

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years

by Stacy Mcanulty & David Litchfield Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 23, 2017)

A lighthearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the Earth--told from the perspective of the Earth itself!

"Hi, I'm Earth! But you can call me Planet Awesome."

Prepare to learn all about...

Citizen Scientists

by Loree Griffin Burns & Ellen Harasimowicz Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 13, 2012)

Anyone can get involved in gathering data for ongoing, actual scientific studies such as the Audubon Bird Count and FrogWatch USA. Just get out into a field, urban park, or your own backyard. You can put your...

Who Has These Feet?

by Laura Hulbert & Erik Brooks Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (August 15, 2011)

In a lively guessing game format, find out why the feet of tree frogs, and those of eight other animals, are perfectly adapted to their habitats. Illustrated with brightly detailed paintings, this simple, informative...

Bee Dance

by Rick Chrustowski Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 15, 2015)

In Bee Dance, follow a foraging honeybee as she searches for food and returns to the hive to share the news in a honeybee dance!

A honeybee searches for nectar, then returns to the hive to tell the other bees....

Green Machine

by Rebecca Donnelly & Christophe Jacques Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (March 16, 2020)

From Cats Are a Liquid author Rebecca Donnelly, Green Machine is a playful nonfiction picture book celebrating innovation in the energy cycle with food waste composting--featuring illustrations by Christophe...

Marie Curie

by Demi Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 19, 2018)

Celebrated author and artist Demi beautifully portrays the life and story of Marie Curie, the revolutionary scientist and winner of two Nobel Prizes.

Maria Salomea Sklodowaska was born on November 7, 1867. Her...

Don't Lick the Dog

by Wendy Wahman Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (April 26, 2009)

Meeting a new dog is exciting, but it can also be scary. This humorous how-to manual shows kids the best ways to interact with unfamiliar dogs, providing helpful tips about all sorts of dog behavior. Children...


by Lesa Cline-Ransome & James Ransome Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (January 09, 2017)

Come meet the good, the bad, and the ugly--yes, germs!

There's so much to discover about germs. Did you know that germs make your stomach growl as they break down your food? Or that they can travel the world...

Sun! One in a Billion

by Stacy Mcanulty & Stevie Lewis Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 22, 2018)

From the author of Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years comes a new picture book about space--

this time starring our Sun!

Meet Sun: He's a star! And not just any star--he's one in a billion. He lights up our solar...

Moon! Earth's Best Friend

by Stacy Mcanulty & Stevie Lewis Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 10, 2019)

From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator Stevie Lewis, Moon! Earth's Best Friend is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the moon--told from the perspective of the moon...

The Food Parade

by Elicia Castaldi Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (December 30, 2013)

It's time to celebrate with the five basic food groups. The mayor of Food Town introduces each food group as they march in the town parade, from the vegetables, fruits, and legumes, to the grains and fats. Kids...

Super Summer

by Bruce Goldstone Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (May 06, 2019)

Summer is a season of plenty--plenty of sun and fun. People take vacations and find plenty of activities in and around water. Animals try to stay cool, while bees and wasps go to work. Flowers bloom and fruits...

Leopard & Silkie

by Brenda Peterson & Robin Lindsey Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (April 23, 2012)

In the Pacific Northwest, concerned volunteers become seal sitters, keeping vigil over the vulnerable baby seals that are left on the shore while their mothers hunt for food. Surviving in the animal kingdom...

Timeless Thomas

by Gene Barretta Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (July 16, 2012)

What do record players, batteries, and movie cameras have in common?

All these devices were created by the man known as The Wizard of Menlo Park: Thomas Edison.

Edison is most famous for inventing the incandescent...

When I Was a Turkey

by Joe Hutto & Brenda Z. Guiberson Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (November 06, 2017)

When I Was a Turkey is a middle-grade adaptation of the remarkable true story of a naturalist who raised a flock of wild turkeys using imprinting.

After a local farmer left a bowl of wild turkey eggs on Joe Hutto's...

The Elephant Whisperer (Young Readers Adaptation)

by Graham Spence, Lawrence Anthony & Thea Feldman Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 23, 2017)

When Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a rogue herd of elephants in his reserve in South Africa, it was the last chance for these elephants. If Anthony didn't take them, they would be shot. But he had no...


by Don Wulffson & Laurie Keller Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (December 01, 2014)

A fresh, intriguing look at the stories behind great toy inventions, by Don Wulffson and illustrated by Laurie Keller.

"Originally, Play-Doh only came in white. There's a good reason for this. You see, Play-Doh...

Fighting Fire!

by Michael L. Cooper Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (March 03, 2014)

From colonial times to the modern day, two things have remained constant in American history: the destructive power of fires and the bravery of those who fight them.

Fighting Fire! brings to life ten of the deadliest...

Gorillas Up Close

by Christena Nippert-Eng, John Dominski & Miguel Martínez Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (April 18, 2016)

Have you ever wondered how experts train a gorilla? Or what design features make a great gorilla habitat? Did you know that some gorillas can solve problems on giant touch-screen computers?

Filled with facts...