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The Bat

by Elise Gravel
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: nocturnal, science & nature

Hilarious illustrated non-fiction about bats perfect for beginning readers. Conversational text and silly illustrations will have you up all night reading about the only flying mammal on Earth!

Fast bat facts:
    Distinctive trait: The only flying mammal
    Diet: Insects, fruit and even animal blood
    Special talent: Sleeping upside dow …

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The Cockroach

by Elise Gravel
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., science & nature

Hilarious illustrated non-fiction about cockroaches perfect for beginning readers. You'll bug out over this perfect pairing of humorous text and funny illustrations about this insect that's been around for over 335 million years!

Fast cockroach facts:
    Distinctive trait: Flat and oval-shaped body
    Diet: Everything! (Especially if it's g …

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How to Promenade with a Python (and Not Get Eaten)

by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Kathryn Durst
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: science & nature, reptiles & amphibians

In this hilarious new graphic non-fiction series, a savvy cockroach shares wise tips and tricks to surviving an encounter with a charming predator who may (or may not) want to be your friend.

Celeste is a cockroach, and everyone knows that cockroaches are survivors, so who better to give advice on surviving an encounter with a polite predator? Every …

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Islamophobia

Deal with it in the name of peace

by Safia Saleh, illustrated by Hana Shafi
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 5
tagged: prejudice & racism, values & virtues, social topics, islam

Today's kids have lived their whole lives in a world where the topic of religious belief has become a serious social issue. The media and social media are full of stereotypes and misinformation about Islam in particular, and this atmosphere of fear and distrust has entered the everyday life of kids. When kids encounter conflict based on intolerance …

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The Mosquito

by Elise Gravel
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., science & nature

Hilarious illustrated nonfiction about mosquitos perfect for beginning readers. Conversational text and silly illustrations will have you up all night reading about the most annoying bug on Earth!

Fast mosquito facts:
    Distinctive trait: Leaving annoying itchy bites
    Diet: Your blood (and nectar and plant juice)
    Special talent: Ma …

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The Toad

by Elise Gravel
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: reptiles & amphibians, science & nature

She's good for the environment... and she's disgusting!

Distinctive trait: Warts
Food preference: Bugs and worms
Special talent: Eating her own skin

Disgusting? Yes, but fun, too!

The Toad is the next installment of the Disgusting Critter series. Hilarious illustrated non-fiction about toads perfect for beginning readers. Although silly and off-the-wa …

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Science Comics: Crows

Genius Birds

by Kyla Vanderklugt
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: science & nature

That's something to crow about! Learn all about these genius birds in Kyla Vanderklugt'sScience Comics: Crows, the latest volume in First Second’s action-packed nonfiction graphic novel series for middle-grade readers!

Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats …

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Consent

Deal with it before boundaries get crossed

by Keisha Evans & N.B Gonsalvez, illustrated by Jenny Chan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 5
tagged: social topics

Consent isn't just about sex. From an early age, kids are taught to respect personal space. They learn to express themselves about how they feel. As much as they need to be taught that kissing, hugging and touching are sometimes appropriate and sometimes not, it is important that they consider that consent is needed for commonplace interactions lik …

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Comic Book Skills Lab

by Jane Yates
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: techniques, cartooning

This fun art book inspires children to unleash their creativity as they learn how to use a variety of tools, media, and processes to create original comic book works. Mini-bio sections highlight the work of well-known artists and encourage readers to consider the artist's use of the elements of art and principles of design. Skill-building projects …

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