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Nonfiction Books and More for Early Childhood and Lower School
On a Beam of Light by
Call Number: Lower School Library 921 EINSTEIN
Publication Date: 2013-04-23
Follows the life of the famous physicist, from his early ideas to his groundbreaking theories.
Mammoth Science by
Call Number: Lower School Library 500 MAC
Publication Date: 2020-08-04
David Macaulay's troupe of curious mammoths lead you through the basics of physics, biology, and chemistry in this unconventional and highly original guide to science. From the interior of an atom to the solar system and beyond, the mammoths seek to understand the science!
The Reason for the Seasons by
Call Number: Lower School Library 525.5 PET
Publication Date: 2020-02-11
We all know there are four seasons in a year. But how do we know? Join intrepid young scientist-adventurer Joulia Copernicus on a journey around the world as she explains with humor and wit how we know what causes the seasons.
Fiction Books and More for Early Childhood and Lower School
Dragons and Marshmallows by
Call Number: Lower School Library F CIT
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
A girl, Zoey, and her cat, Sassafras, use science experiments to help a dragon with a problem.
Papa's Mechanical Fish by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC FLE
Publication Date: 2013-06-04
In the summer of 1851, with encouragement and ideas provided by his family, an inventor builds a working submarine and takes his family for a ride in a story that includes notes about Lodner Phillips, the real inventor on whom the story is based.
Ada Twist, Scientist by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC BEA
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.
Just Because by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC BAR
Publication Date: 2019-09-10
When a child is too full of questions about the world to go to sleep, her patient father offers up increasingly creative responses to his child's nighttime wonderings.
Nothing Happens in This Book by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC SAD
Publication Date: 2018-05-01
This book looks boring, doesn't it?,' says someone from somewhere in the dark. Lighting a lantern and exploring the next few pages, our guide seems to confirm his assumption--not another soul, or anything, to be seen. But wait. Peeking around the corner of the page, our guide spies something: a striped ball. And a brand-new shoe--hmm, how odd.
Here We Are by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC JEF
Publication Date: 2017-11-14
In this salutation from Earth, the chronicler gives a tour of the planet and introduces those who call it home.
The Boy Who Loved Words by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC SCH
Publication Date: 2006-03-28
Selig, who loves words and copies them on pieces of paper that he carries with him, goes on a trip to discover his purpose.
Nonfiction Books and More for Middle and Upper School
Making Books That Fly, Fold, Wrap, Hide, Pop Up, Twist, and Turn by
Call Number: Schlesinger Library 736 DIE
Publication Date: 1999-12-31
Presents instructions for making various kinds of books including those that carry messages across space and time as well as those that save words, ideas, and pictures. Grade 4-8
Born Curious by
Call Number: Schlesinger Library 920 FRE
Publication Date: 2020-02-18
A collection of biographies of twenty groundbreaking women scientists who were curious kids and grew up to make incredible discoveries. Grade 2-7 (Lexile 1000)
Big Ideas for Curious Minds by
Call Number: Schlesinger Library 100 BIG
Publication Date: 2019-09-03
Without prompting children often ask some of the largest questions about time, mortality, happiness and the meaning of life. Yet all too often their inborn curiosity is not developed and, with age, the questions fall away. This book addresses some of their more complex questions by introducing accessible philosophical concepts from 25 famous thinkers, contextualized in relatable everyday scenarios. Presented in an interactive question and answer format this book takes us to meet leading figures of philosophy from around the world and from all eras--and shows us how their ideas continue to matter. With discussions about some of the most vibrant and essential philosophical ideas of history, this accessible book functions as an ideal introduction to the subject as well as a charming way to open up conversations between children and adults about the biggest questions we all face. Grad 4-9 (Lexile: 970)
Every Minute on Earth by
Call Number: Schlesinger Library 031.02 MUR
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
Featuring humorous illustrations, this guide reveals incredible things happening around the world in a minute, from eating 2,137 pounds of popcorn to 750,000 gallons of water tumbling over Niagara Falls.
Call Number: Schlesinger Library 507.8 MUR
Publication Date: 2006-10-04
Offers an illustrated collection of four hundred kid-friendly explorations and experiments that take a special look at everyday items, such as eggs and paper clips, to the process for mummifying a hot dog and breaking secret codes. Grades 3-7
How to Build a Museum by
Call Number: Schlesinger Library 973.049 BOL
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is truly groundbreaking! The first national museum whose mission is to illuminate for all people, the rich, diverse, complicated, and important experiences and contributions of African Americans in America is opening. And the history of NMAAHC--the last museum to be built on the National Mall--is the history of America. The campaign to set up a museum honoring black citizens is nearly 100 years old; building the museum itelf and assembling its incredibly far-reaching collections is a modern story that involves all kinds of people, from educators and activists, to politicians, architects, curators, construction workers, and ordinary Americans who donated cherished belongings to be included in NMAAHC's thematically-organized exhibits. Grade.5+ (Lexile: 1150)
Fiction Books and More for Middle and Upper School
The Season of Styx Malone by
Publication Date: 2018-10-16
Caleb Franklin and his younger brother, Bobby Gene, spend an extraordinary summer their new, older neighbor, Styx Malone, a foster boy from the city. Grade 3-6