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50 Ways to Help Save the Bees Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781682686263
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Published: Countryman Press - April 13th, 2021

Have you heard the buzz? Bees—the tiny insects that pollinate nearly all our fruits and vegetables—need our support.


Saving American Beach: The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch Cover Image
By Heidi Tyline King, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101996294
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 13th, 2021

This heartfelt picture book biography illustrated by the Caldecott Honoree Ekua Holmes, tells the story of MaVynee Betsch, an African American opera singer turned environmentalist and the legacy she preserved.


Our World Out of Balance: Understanding Climate Change and What We Can Do Cover Image
By Andrea Minoglio, Laura Fanelli (Illustrator)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781735000534
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Published: Blue Dot Kids Press - April 13th, 2021

An encouraging and comprehensive illustrated nonfiction guide introducing children to the important topic of climate change with clear facts and positive solutions.


Wilderness Adventure Camp: Essential Outdoor Survival Skills for Kids Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781635861525
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - April 13th, 2021

Whether in the rugged backcountry or a suburban backyard, kids can experience the sense of personal independence and self-confidence that come from outdoor proficiency, while also developing a deeper connection to and understanding of the natural world.


Banksy Graffitied Walls and Wasn’t Sorry. Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781838662608
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Published: Phaidon Press - April 7th, 2021

A clever, quirky biography of a leading contemporary artist, for children

Banksy is a world-famous graffiti artist who secretly spray paints pictures on streets and walls while no one is watching! His works are often about politics, war, and other important things, but he also likes to paint rats. Rats scurry around and hide, often creating a bit of a stir, just like he does!


Fungarium: Welcome to the Museum Cover Image
By Ester Gaya, Katie Scott (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781536217094
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Published: Big Picture Press - April 6th, 2021

Welcome to the Fungarium! Step into the world of fungi and learn all about these strange and fascinating life-forms.


Birds: Explore Their Extraordinary World Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781547605293
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 6th, 2021

A heavily designed and stunning look at the many birds of the sky--perfect for fans of Botanicum.

From the bitter cold polar regions to the lush tropics, birds have found incredible ways to adapt and survive anywhere. White-winged diuca finches nest high upon freezing glaciers and mightly peregrine falcons circle skyscrapers in busy cities. Look up!


Pranklab: Practical Science Pranks You and Your Victim Can Learn from Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728223742
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - April 6th, 2021

Learn about chemistry, physics, biology and more while performing fun and hilarious pranks with this unique book from the #1 bestselling science author for kids


The Outdoor Scientist: The Wonder of Observing the Natural World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593115558
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Published: Philomel Books - April 6th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned scientist and autism spokesperson Temple Grandin comes a book about exploring the world around us, asking questions, and making sense of what we see--with 40 fun outdoor activities that promote independent thinking, which kids can enjoy all year round!


We Are a Garden: A Story of How Diversity Took Root in America Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593123133
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - April 6th, 2021

This lyrical and extremely timely picture book illuminates the many different migrants who have made their homes in North America through the centuries.

Long ago a strong wind blew. It blew people, like seeds, to a new land.


Beyond: Discoveries from the Outer Reaches of Space Cover Image
By Miranda Paul, Sija Hong (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541577565
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Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - April 6th, 2021

Journey far beyond our solar system and explore the marvels of interstellar space. A wonder-filled poem and spectacular illustrations bring readers across the observable universe to encounter dwarf planets, black holes, brand-new stars, and other incredible phenomena.


How to Build an Insect Cover Image
By Roberta Gibson, Anne Lambelet (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541578111
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Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - April 6th, 2021

See what the buzz is about in this fresh, fun look at insect anatomy.


Do You Know?: Dinosaurs and the Prehistoric World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9782408024673
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Published: Twirl - April 6th, 2021

When did dinosaurs roam the earth? How are dinosaur bones put together? What are fossils, and how do they teach us about the prehistoric world? The Do You Know?™ books provide an in-depth look at a wide range of popular subjects. Appealing to children who want to know everything, each thought-provoking book features


The Water Lady: How Darlene Arviso Helps a Thirsty Navajo Nation Cover Image
By Alice B. McGinty, Shonto Begay (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525645009
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - March 30th, 2021

This inspiring picture book tells the true story of a woman who brings desperately needed water to families on the Navajo reservation every day.


What Is a River? Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781592702794
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - March 30th, 2021

"What is a river?" an inquisitive young girl asks her grandmother as the pair sits together on the river's banks. Like many questions posed by curious children, this one is deceptively simple in its asking. Yet, its answer spans the very world itself: geography and history, science and religion, industry and environmentalism.


A Most Clever Girl: How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547601103
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - March 30th, 2021

For fans of I Dissent and She Persisted -- and Jane Austen fans of all ages -- a picture book biography about the beloved and enduring writer and how she found her unique voice.


Game, Set, Sisters!: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams (Who Did It First?) Cover Image
By Jay Leslie, Ebony Glenn (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250307408
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 30th, 2021

A stirring picture book biography of Venus and Serena Williams that celebrates their achievements…and their sisterhood.

This is the story of two sisters…
who took the tennis world by storm,
who achieved everything possible in the sport…and then some,
and who stood by one another through thick and thin.


Be a Tree! Cover Image
By Maria Gianferrari, Felicita Sala (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419744228
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 30th, 2021

Strange Nature: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss Cover Image
By Levon Biss (Illustrator), Gregory Mone
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419731662
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 23rd, 2021

A highly original collection of photographs that unlocks the hidden beauty of the insect world—now adapted for young readers!
 
Adapted from the adult title Microsculpture, this book for young readers is a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science.


National Parks of the USA Postcards Cover Image
By Chris Turnham (Illustrator), Kate Siber
$16.99
ISBN: 9780711263277
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - March 23rd, 2021

Set your spirit of adventure free with these 52 gorgeous postcards, each with a different vintage-style illustration showcasing the great American wilderness in all its glory.


A World of Plants Cover Image
By Martin Jenkins, James Brown (Illustrator)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781536215328
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Published: Candlewick Studio - March 23rd, 2021

A conservation biologist and a printmaker team up for a fascinating, visually arresting guide to botanical history, biodiversity, and the rich inner lives of plants. A must-read for budding gardeners!


The Body Book Cover Image
By Nosy Crow, Hannah Alice (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536217254
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Published: Nosy Crow - March 23rd, 2021

What’s going on inside our bodies? How do we move, eat, think, and breathe? Children will love looking inside the human body to discover the answers with this incredible interactive book. With labeled acetate diagrams of the muscular, skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory, and nervous systems, this is a fantastic first look at human anatomy.


Finding Home: The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees Cover Image
By Jen Sookfong Lee, Drew Shannon (Illustrator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781459818996
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 16th, 2021

What drives people to search for new homes? From war zones to politics, there are many reasons why people have always searched for a place to call home. In Finding Home: The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees we discover how human migration has shaped our world.


Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? (Who HQ Now) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593226407
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 16th, 2021

The inspiring story of the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, told in the new Who HQ Now format for trending topics.


Can't Stop Won't Stop (Young Adult Edition): A Hip-Hop History Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250790514
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Published: Wednesday Books - March 16th, 2021

The American Book Award winner, now completely adapted for a young adult audience!

From award-winning author Jeff Chang, Can't Stop Won't Stop is the story of hip-hop, a generation-defining movement and the music that transformed American politics and culture forever.


Cats vs Dogs: 99 scientific answers to weird and wonderful questions about animals Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781529339208
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Published: Nicholas Brealey - March 16th, 2021


Informative, surprising and hilarious,New Scientist tackles questions about the animal kingdom from readers in the magazine's popular 'Last Word' column. This book brings together the best of the bunch:
Why do millipedes have so many legs?

Do geese always fly in a V formation?


Explore the water, land, and air around us with this entertaining and informative look at our magnificent planet—and learn how your experiments, activities, and everyday actions can help save the environment. 

This book looks at the wide variety of ecosystems and environmental regions of the Earth, from deserts and forests, to cities and farms, to oceans and ice caps,


A Child's Introduction to Egyptology: The Mummies, Pyramids, Pharaohs, Gods, and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt (A Child's Introduction Series) Cover Image
By Heather Alexander, Sara Mulvanny (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780762471577
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - March 16th, 2021

Get ready to go back in time and discover one of history's most fascinating civilizations—Ancient Egypt!


If Bees Disappeared (If Animals Disappeared #1) Cover Image
By Lily Williams, Lily Williams (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250232458
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 16th, 2021

What would happen if bees disappeared? Find out in this fourth book from Lily Williams in the award-winning If Animals Disappeared Series that imagines the consequences of a world without bees.

The rolling hills and lush climate of Kent, England are home to many creatures.

These creatures are fluffy, sneaky, spikey, and ... small, like the bee.


Malala Yousafzai (Little People, BIG DREAMS #57) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780711259041
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - March 16th, 2021

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Malala Yousafzai, the incredible activist for girls’ education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate​.

When Malala was born in Mingora, Pakistan, her father was determined she would have every opportunity that a boy would have.


Busy Spring: Nature Wakes Up Cover Image
By Sean Taylor, Alex Morss, Cinyee Chiu (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780711255395
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Published: Words & Pictures - March 16th, 2021

In this uplifting picture book about spring, follow two children and their father through their backyard as they discover all the different ways nature wakes up from its long winter sleep.

Spot the busy creatures and plants as the tale unfolds, then learn about how each responds to the increasing daylight and warmth that usher in the season.


Drawn Across Borders: True Stories of Human Migration Cover Image
By George Butler, George Butler (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536217759
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Published: Candlewick Studio - March 16th, 2021

From a celebrated documentary artist, twelve portraits from the front lines of migration form an intimate record of why people leave behind the places they call home.

It is an unusual feeling to walk into a place that everyone is leaving . . .


Chicken Talk Around the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781632172914
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Published: Little Bigfoot - March 16th, 2021

Explore world languages and different cultures as we see--and hear--grandmothers' chickens in the United States, Mexico, Kenya, Japan, India, and France, in this delightful book that introduces children to cultural diversity.


Epic Athletes: Simone Biles Cover Image
By Dan Wetzel, Marcelo Baez (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250763501
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Published: Square Fish - March 16th, 2021

In Epic Athletes: Simone Biles, celebrated sports journalist Dan Wetzel scores a perfect ten with this uplifting young reader's biography of gold medal gymnast Simone Biles!

Featuring comic-style illustrations from Marcelo Baez!


Little Dandelion Seeds the World Cover Image
By Julia Richardson, Kristen Howdeshell (Illustrator), Kevin Howdeshell (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534110533
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 15th, 2021

Did you know dandelions thrive on all seven continents? The cheery blooms are among the most resilient and adaptable in the world. In this lyrical book, learn how the crafty plant travels on the wind and hitches rides in all manner of ways in order to spread far and wide. Includes a map and backmatter on dandelions.


Dear Black Girl: Letters From Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781523092291
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Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - March 9th, 2021

"Dear Black Girl is the empowering, affirming love letter our girls need in order to thrive in a world that does not always protect, nurture, or celebrate us. This collection of Black women's voices...


I am Frida Kahlo (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780525555988
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Published: Dial Books - March 9th, 2021

The famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is the 23rd hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series from Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos


Let's Talk About It: The Teen's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893147
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Published: Random House Graphic - March 9th, 2021

Is what I'm feeling normal? Is what my body is doing normal? Am I normal? How do I know what are the right choices to make? How do I know how to behave? How do I fix it when I make a mistake?

Let's talk about it.


Growing up is complicated.


Treemendous: Diary of a Not Yet Mighty Oak Cover Image
By Bridget Heos, Mike Ciccotello (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525579366
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - March 9th, 2021

This adorable picture book illustrates the life of a tiny acorn growing up to be a tall oak tree. A wonderful introduction to nonfiction for curious, nature-loving kids!

Hello, world! This little acorn is so excited to grow!


Wilbur Wright Meets Lady Liberty Cover Image
By Robert Burleigh, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781627793681
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 9th, 2021

In Robert Burleigh's nonfiction picture book Wilbur Wright Meets Lady Liberty, illustrated by Wendell Minor, two American icons meet during Wilbur Wright's dramatic flight circling the Statue of Liberty.


Stanley Jr. Gardening is Awesome!: Projects, Advice, and Insight for Young Gardeners (STANLEY® Jr.) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780760368428
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Published: Cool Springs Press - March 9th, 2021

STANLEY® Jr. Gardening is Awesome! gets kids outside with activities and projects.

Kids can jump right in with an introduction to gardening. A complete basics section on vegetables, fruits, flowers, trees, and shrubs kicks things off.


The World's Most Magnificent Machines Cover Image
By David Long, Simon Tyler (Illustrator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780571347186
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Published: Faber & Faber - March 2nd, 2021

Taking our lead from the travel posters of the 20s and 30s, a beautiful and thrilling round-up of 32 of the best Magnificent Machines from across history.


True Stories of Animal Heroes: Onyx: The Wolf Who Found a New Way to be a Leader Cover Image
By Vita Murrow, Anneli Bray (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780711261457
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - March 2nd, 2021

In this new series, based on real-life animal tales, discover that not all heroes wear capes – some have four legs, a wet nose, and a brave heart. Big or small, fall in love with animal friends who have lived truly wild lives.

Read about Onyx, the wolf pup, who was the runt of the litter.


Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593303740
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Michelle Obama’s worldwide bestselling memoir, Becoming, is now adapted for young readers.


Earth Squad: 50 People Who Are Saving the Planet Cover Image
By Alexandra Zissu, Nhung Lê (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762499212
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Published: Running Press Kids - March 2nd, 2021

Inspire young activists with stories about 50 inspiring and extraordinary environmental crusaders working to save our planet.

Kids across the globe will be moved by the passion of these amazing eco-warriors who have dedicated their lives to making our world a better place.


The Story of Climate Change: A first book about how we can help save our planet (Story of...) Cover Image
By Catherine Barr, Steve Williams, Amy Husband (Illustrator), Mike Love (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780711256309
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - March 2nd, 2021

The Story of Climate Change introduces one of the most important issues facing our world today, and tells you what you can do to help make a change!
 
Combining history with science, this book charts the changes in our Earth’s climate, from the beginnings of the planet and its atmosphere, to the Industrial revolution and the dawn of machinery.


The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field Cover Image
By Scott Riley, Nguyen Quang (Illustrator), Kim Lien (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541579156
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Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - March 2nd, 2021

On the island of Koh Panyee, in a village built on stilts, there is no open space. How will a group of Thai boys play soccer?


The Wisdom of Trees: How Trees Work Together to Form a Natural Kingdom Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250237071
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 2nd, 2021

With lush illustrations, poems, and accessible scientific information, The Wisdom of Trees by Lita Judge is a fascinating exploration of the hidden communities trees create to strengthen themselves and others.

We clean the air and seed the clouds, we drench the thirsty land with rain. We are like wizards.


The Camping Life: Inspiration and Ideas for Endless Adventures Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781579658434
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Published: Artisan - March 2nd, 2021

Packed with expert information and inspiring photography, The Camping Life is the perfect invitation to leave the noise and screens behind—if only for a single night—and reconnect with nature.