Author: Steve Smallman, Joelle Dreidemy
Percy is a little fish who causes a lot of mischief with the foul-smelling bottom bubbles he blows, but just as the other underwater creatures are applauding a hermit crab's revenge, they discover a benefit to Percy's bad habit.
The Art of the Brick
Author: Nathan Sawaya
Publisher: No Starch Press
The Art of the Brick is a stunning, full-color showcase of the work that has made Sawaya the world’s most famous LEGO artist. Featuring hundreds of photos of his impressive art and behind-the-scenes details about how these creations came to be, The Art of the Brick is an inside look at how Sawaya transformed a toy into an art form.
Author: Mara Davoli, Gino Ferri
Oh No, George!
Author: Chris Haughton
Publisher: Candlewick Press
George finds it hard to be a good dog when there are cats to chase, flowers to dig up, and a delicious cake sitting on the kitchen table.
Scipio, Caesar, Augustus, Nero, Marcus Aurelius ... what was the secret to their power? And the famous Republic, was it really democracy? How were the legions structured? Who exactly were the slaves, the gladiators and the barbarians? What caused the mighty Empire to finally fall? The Handbook is a comprehensive summary of ancient Rome’s history, organized in a totally new format that makes it understandable and easy to scroll. It is the compelling story of Rome from its humble beginnings to the fall of a dominant empire. The book is made up of brief paragraphs with a clear focus on events put into their political and social context. With more than 500 photographs all linked to Google Maps, "A History of Ancient Rome - Handbook for Travelers" couples the historical facts to the places where they actually occurred, making it a truly unique historical guide. The Handbook is an especially useful tool for an archaeological exploration of Rome. Using the internal links in the text you can quickly return to key passages, characters, clarify unfamiliar words and deepen political, military and social aspects of events. There is no shortage of curiosities and anecdotes. The Handbook never veers from the facts and is always reliably historical. The date abbreviations BC (before Christ) and AD (anno domini) are used throughout the book as they are most familiar to the author. The author apologizes for she is well aware of the modern terms BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era) used by the academic community and NASA. These modern terms actually reflect historical correctness given that Christ’s birth date should be around 6 BCE. And why is that? Well, you’ll just have to check it out in the Handbook.
An exploration of the science behind the powers of popular comic superheroes and villains illustrates the physics principles underlying the supernatural abilities of such characters as Superman, Magneto, and Spider-Man.
The House in the Night
Author: Susan Marie Swanson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A spare, patterned text and glowing pictures explore the origins of light that make a house a home in this bedtime book for young children. Naming nighttime things that are both comforting and intriguing to preschoolers—a key, a bed, the moon—this timeless book illuminates a reassuring order to the universe.
Author: Mary Beth Leatherdale
Publisher: Annick Press
"A desperate last hope for safety and freedom. The plight of refugees risking their lives at sea has, unfortunately, made the headlines all too often in the past few years. This book presents five true stories, from 1939 to today, about young people who lived through the harrowing experience of setting sail in search of asylum: Ruth and her family board the St. Louis to escape Nazism; Phu sets out alone from war-torn Vietnam; José tries to reach the United States from Cuba; Najeeba fl es Afghanistan and the Taliban; and after losing his family, Mohamed abandons his village on the Ivory Coast in search of a new life. Stormy Seas combines a vivid and contemporary collage-based design with dramatic storytelling to produce a book that makes for riveting reading as well as a source of timely information. These remarkable accounts will give readers a keen appreciation of the devastating effects of war and poverty on youth like themselves, and helps put the mounting current refugee crisis into stark context."--
Author: Donatella Di Pietrantonio
Atlas for Kids
Author: Karyna Kazimirava, AZ Books
Publisher: AZ Books
Features a world map as well as maps of each of the continents, providing various facts and trivia.
The White Stones
Author: Lester Vaughan
Publisher: Oxford University
'The people on this island don't like archaeologists,' the woman on the ferry says. You only want to study the 4,500 year-old Irish megalithic stones, but very soon strange things begin to happen to you. Can you solve the mystery in time?