Best Children’s Nonfiction

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Wanted! Criminals of the Animal Kingdom

Written by Heather Tekavec, Illustrated by Susan Batori There are so many crazy, interesting animals on our planet! Wanted! Criminals of the Animal Kingdom introduces the reader to several animals that have a peculiar trait or odd behaviors. Each animal is presented as a criminal with a dossier describing their criminal activity, including a rap …

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Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier

Written by Jim Ottaviani, Illustrated by Maris Wicks Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier is not your typical read in one-sitting graphic novel. It is loaded with information about the space program and the first women that were astronauts. It is super informative, presented in a fun way, but really dense for a kids graphic …

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Bones: An Inside Look at the Animal Kingdom

Written by Jules Howard, Illustrated by Chervelle Fryer The human skeleton is amazing, but have you ever wondered about why skeletons are different for every living creature? Bones: An Inside Look at the Animal Kingdom briefly covers different aspects of a skeleton. This includes jaws, digging, grasping, holding weight, jumping, gliding, running, and swimming. Each …

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