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Monday, June 17, 2013

New to Our Shelves ~ Children's Nonfiction

 There's a whole slew of cool new nonfiction for kids. From Bats to Cowboys to Really Disgusting Things! Bats: Biggest! Littlest! offers a fun way to learn about these flying mammals. If you're outside watching fireflies this summer, you will probably see some bats, too.

Cowboy Up! is a mix of poetry, narrative, and lots of excellent photos of Navajo rodeo. Children rope and ride, too, though on a tamer, and smaller scale. The photos are so good you can almost taste the dust.

The Mystery of Darwin's Frog tells about an unusual species where the daddy frog holds tadpoles in his vocal sac until they get their legs and are ready to see the world. It's written by a scientist who studied these frogs - and the illustrations are wonderful.

 If you've got a kid whose favorite phrase is "eeeww! That's Disgusting!" then we've got the perfect series for you. "That's Disgusting" is a series of books that feature Disgusting Animals, Disgusting Bugs, Disgusting Plants, Foods, Jobs, and Places. Books feature slimy animals, creepy crawlies that live in your bed, and other details that are simply too disgusting to talk about. BUT they are great to read about - especially for the 8 - 12 year old crowd. If you have a reluctant reader, one of these books might just be the ticket to get him - or her - reading. And maybe even going outside to check out disgusting things in your back yard.

In addition to books, we've got some EXPLORE bags for the 8 and older crowd. One contains a handlens - perfect for searching out disgusting bugs and plants.