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Non-Fiction From All Catalogued Years
Celebrating Families by Rosemary Hausherr (4/21/1997)
Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children by Sandra L Pinkney (12/18/2000)
Oh, Freedom! Kids Talk About the Civil Rights Movement with the People Who Made It Happen by Casey King and Linda Barrett Osborne (3/31/1997)
Savion: My Life in Tap by Savion Glover (9/4/2000)
Beatrix by Jeanette Winter (3/3/2003)
The Fantastic Journey of Pieter Bruegel by Anders C. Shafer (1/27/2003)
First to Fly: How Wilbur and Orville Wright Invented the Airplane by Peter Busby (6/2/2003)
Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case by Chris Crowe (7/21/2003)
Hana's Suitcase: A True Story by Karen Levine (8/11/2003)
Rachel: The Story of Rachel Carson by Amy Ehrlich (3/24/2003)
The Road to There: Mapmakers and Their Stories by Val Ross (10/20/2003)
Romare Bearden: Collage of Memories. by Jan Greenberg (10/27/2003)
Runaway Girl: The Artist Louise Bourgeois by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan (5/19/2003)
¡Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, selectors. English adapations by Alice Schertle (4/28/2003)
The Song Shoots Out of My Mouth by Jaime Adoff (2/10/2003)
Perfect Harmony: A Muscial Journey with the Boys Choir of Harlem by Charles R. Smith, Jr. (11/18/2002)
William Shakespeare and the Globe Aliki (6/14/1999)
Building Big by David Macaulay (1/22/2001)
There Goes the Neighborhood: Ten Buildings People Love to Hate by Susan Goldman Rubin (5/21/2001)
Frida by Jonah Winter (4/29/2002)
All Around Town: The Photographs of Richard Samual Roberts by Dinah Johnson (4/13/1998)
So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George (8/21/2000)
The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rainforest Canopy by Kathryn Lasky (8/4/1997)
Iqbal Masih and the Crusaders Against Child Slavery by Susan Kuklin (10/19/1998)
This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life & Songs of Woody Guthrie by Elizabeth Partridge (4/15/2002)
Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy by Rhoda Blumberg (1/14/2002)
The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party by Marian Calabro (1/31/2000)
The Race of the Birkebeiners by Lise Lunge-Larsen (12/24/2001)
Blizzard! The Storm that Changed America by Jim Murphy (11/6/2000)
Hoops with Swoopes by Susan Kuklin (5/28/2001)
Girls Got Game: Sports Stories and Poems by Sue Macy (4/23/2001)
Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins (9/28/1998)
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-Li Jiang (1/26/1998)
Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs: A Photobiography of Roy Chapman Andrews by Ann Bausum (6/26/2000)
Carver: A Life in Poems by Marilyn Nelson (6/18/2001)
Cool Melons -- Turn to Frogs! The Life and Poems of Issa by Matthew Gollub (1/4/1999)
Jelly Beans for Sale by Bruce McMillan (2/17/1997)
Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog by Pamela S. Turner (9/20/2004)
The Kids Book of the Night Sky by Ann Love and Jane Drake (8/23/2004)
Bottle Houses: The Creative World of Grandma Prisbey by Melissa Eskridge Slaymaker (7/19/2004)
Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing by Paul B. Janeczko (6/21/2004)
The Tarantula Scientist by Sy Montgomery (6/7/2004)
Jim Thorpe's Bright Path by Joseph Bruchac (4/19/2004)
Art Against the Odds: From Slave Quilts to Prison Paintings by Susan Goldman Rubin (4/12/2004)
Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America by Sharon Robinson (3/29/2004)
Wake Up Our Souls: A Celebration of Black American Artists by Tonya Bolden (3/8/2004)
Go! Go! Maria! What It's Like To Be 1 by Robie H. Harris (2/3/2004)
Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story by Lisa Westberg Peters (1/18/2004)
When Everybody Wore a Hat by William Steig (11/3/2003)
Across a Dark and Wild Sea by Don Brown (3/18/2002)
Are Trees Alive? by Debbie S. Miller (7/8/2002)
Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World by Jeanette Winter (3/25/2002)
Field Trips: Bug Hunting, Animal Tracking, Bird-Watching, and Shore Walking with Jim Arnosky by Jim Arnosky (7/1/2002)
Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America by Tonya Bolden (2/18/2002)
Togo by Robert Blake (12/16/2002)
What Charlie Heard by Mordicai Gerstein (6/17/2002)
With Their Eyes: September 11th - The View from a High School at Ground Zero by Annie Thoms, editor (11/9/2002)
The Greatest: Muhammad Ali by Walter Dean Myers (9/24/2001)
Ida B. Wells: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement by Dennis Fradin and Judith Bloom Fradin (1/15/2001)
Nobody Particular: One Woman's Fight to Save the Bays by Molly Bang (3/12/2001)
Sharks! Strange and Wonderful by Laurence Pringle (5/7/2001)
Tomboy of the Air: Daredevil Pilot Blanche Stuart Scott by Julie Cummins (7/23/2001)
Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert (8/20/2001)
America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle by David A. Adler (3/20/2000)
Anne Frank: A Hidden Life by Mirjam Pressler (6/12/2000)
Satchel Paige by Lesa Cline-Ransome (5/29/2000)
Spellbinder: The Life of Harry Houdini by Tom Lalicki (7/31/2000)
Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley (12/13/1999)
An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly by Laurence Pringle (7/7/1997)
Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison (10/25/2004)
With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Women's Right to Vote by Ann Bausum (11/8/2004)
If the Walls Could Talk: Family Life at the White House by Jane O'Connor (11/22/2004)
A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968 by Diane McWhorter (1/31/2005)
Art Attack: A Short Cultural History of the Avant-Garde by Marc Aronson (1/18/1999)
Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York's African Burial Ground by Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan (2/8/1999)
Remix: Conversations with Immigrant Teenagers by Marina Budhos (12/6/1999)
Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee (2/21/2005)
Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero by James Cross Giblin (1/5/1998)
Fiesta Fireworks by George Ancona (9/14/1998)
I See the Rhythm by Toyomi Igus (3/9/1998)
In Praise of Our Fathers and Our Mothers: A Black Family Treasury by Outstanding Authors and Artists by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, compilers (2/2/1998)
The New Baby at Your House by Joanna Cole (5/18/1998)
No More Strangers Now: Young Voices from a New South Africa by Tim McKee (11/9/1998)
Bowman's Store: A Journey to Myself by Joseph Bruchac (11/10/1997)
Dear Mrs. Parks: A Dialogue with Today's Youth by Rosa Parks and Gregory J. Reed (1/20/1997)
A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder by Walter Wick (3/17/1997)
HIV Positive by Bernard Wolf (9/22/1997)
Painting Dreams: Minnie Evans, Visionary Artist by Mary E. Lyons (3/3/1997)
Rabbits and Raindrops by Jim Arnosky (5/5/1997)
A Ripple of Hope: The Life of Robert F. Kennedy by Barbara Harrison and Daniel Terris (11/13/1997)
Thinking About Ants by Barbara Brenner (6/9/1997)
We Have Marched Together: The Working Children's Crusade by Stephen Currie (9/1/1997)
Winning Ways: A Photohistory of American Women in Sports by Sue Macy (2/3/1997)
Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein by Marfé Ferguson Delano (3/21/2005)
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter (3/28/2005)
A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms by Paul B. Janeczko (4/18/2005)
Mudball by Matt Tavares (5/2/2005)
Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates by Jonah Winter (5/16/2005)
Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust by April Pulley Sayre (5/23/2005)
Guts: Our Digestive System by Seymour Simon (5/30/2005)
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell (6/13/2005)
A Book about Design: Complicated Doesn't Make It Good by Mark Gonyea (6/27/2005)
A Small Dog's Big Life: Around the World with Owney by Irene Kelly (9/19/2005)
Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX, the Law that Changed the Future of Girls in America by Karen Blumenthal (11/28/2005)
Our Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt’s Remarkable Life by Candace Fleming (1/2/2006)
The Good Lion by Beryl Marhkam (1/16/2006)
Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics by Sue Macy (2/6/2006)
Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference by Joanne Oppenheim (3/6/2006)
Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor by Emily Arnold McCully (3/13/2006)
How To Survive in Antarctica by Lucy Jane Bledsoe (8/14/2006)
Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta (9/11/2006)
Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement by Ann Bausum (10/2/2006)
George Washington's Teeth by Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh (11/27/2006)
Dizzy by Jonah Winter (1/1/2007)
Great Estimations by Bruce Goldstone (2/12/2007)
Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea by Chris Butterworth (2/26/2007)
Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam Barakat (4/16/2007)
Houdini: The Handcuff King by Jason Lutes (7/30/2007)
Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill (8/6/2007)
Stealing Home: Jackie Robinson Against the Odds by Robert Burleigh (8/14/2007)
Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion (Scientists in the Field) by Loree Griffin Burns (10/8/2007)
The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming by Laurie David and Cambria Gordon (11/5/2007)
First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (11/12/2007)
Comic Book Century: The History of American Comic Books by Stephen Krensky (2/18/2008)
Side by Side: New Poems Inspired by Art from Around the World by Jan Greenberg (4/25/2008)
Ain't Nothing But a Man: My Quest to Find the Real John Henry by Scott Reynolds Nelson and Marc Aronson (5/9/2008)
Sisters and Brothers: Sibling Relationships in the Animal World by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page (5/30/2008)
Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum by Robert Andrew Parker (6/19/2008)
The Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes. (Scientists in the Field) by Ellen Jackson (7/2/2008)
Real Food Real Fast by Sam Stern and Susan Stern (7/21/2008)
Loon Summer by Sandy Gillum (8/8/2008)
A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero by Gina Capaldi (9/1/2008)
Little Lions, Bull Baiters, and Hunting Hounds: A History of Dog Breeds by Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson (10/3/2008)
Thoreau at Walden by Henry David Thoreau (10/17/2008)
Gay America: Struggle for Equality by Linas Alsenas (10/27/2008)
Up Close: Thurgood Marshall by Chris Crowe (1/19/2009)
Our Farm: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Family’s Farm by Michael J. Rosen (1/30/2009)
Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell (2/6/2009)
Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter (3/13/2009)
Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse by Meghan McCarthy (2/20/2009)
The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West by Sid Fleischman (2/27/2009)
The Cuckoo's Haiku and Other Birding Poems by Michael J. Rosen (4/17/2009)
Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life’s Song by Ashley Bryan (5/29/2009)
You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! by Jonah Winter (6/15/2009)
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland by Sally M. Walker (6/29/2009)
Pippo the Fool by Tracey E. Fern (7/6/2009)
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca (7/13/2009)
The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner (8/24/2009)
Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa (9/14/2009)
Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride by Andrea Davis Pinkney (1/11/2010)
My Papa Diego and Me: Memories of My Father and His Art = Mi papa Diego y yo: Recuerdos de mi padre y su arte by Guadalupe Rivera Marín (2/1/2010)
The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy by James Cross Giblin (2/9/2010)
Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out! by April Pulley Sayre (3/15/2010)
Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25 by Naomi Shihab, selector Nye (3/22/2010)
Emma's Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty by Linda Glaser (4/6/2010)
The Humblebee Hunter: Inspired by the Life & Experiments of Charles Darwin and His Children by Deborah Hopkinson (4/12/2010)
Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton (4/19/2010)
Born to be Giants: How Baby Dinosaurs Grew to Rule the World by Lita Judge (7/19/2010)
Stand Straight, Ella Kate: The True Story of a Real Giant by Kate Klise (8/9/2010)
We Shall Overcome: A Song That Changed the World by Stuart Stotts (9/6/2010)
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing by Ann Angel (11/8/2010)
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia by Jeanette Winter (11/22/2010)
The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll’s History and Her Impact on Us by Tanya Lee Stone (12/6/2010)
Every Bone Tells a Story:
Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates
by Jill Rubalcaba and Peter Robertshaw (2/7/2011)
Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors by Joyce Sidman (2/21/2011)
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming (4/4/2011)
Time for a Bath by Jenkins Steve and Robin Page (4/25/2011)
While You Are Sleeping: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Time Around the World by Durga Bernhard (5/9/2011)
Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz (10/31/2011)
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade by Melissa Sweet (11/21/2011)
The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families by Roth Susan L. and Cindy Trumbore (12/5/2011)
Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela Muntean (6/11/2012)
Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O'Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky (9/10/2012)
A Black Hole Is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano (11/19/2012)
Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose (10/15/2012)
The Fairy Ring or Elsie and Frances Fool the World by Mary Losure (12/3/2012)
Zora! The Life of Zora Neale Hurston by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin (12/10/2012)
Ice! The Amazing History of the Ice Business by Laurence Pringle (2/11/2013)
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town by Warren St. John (2/18/2013)
Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story by S. D. Nelson (2/25/2013)
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant (4/1/2013)
Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies by Nell Beram and Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky (4/22/2013)
Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet by Andrea Cheng (7/28/2013)
Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty by Tonya Bolden (10/7/2013)
The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth by Steve Jenkins (11/4/2013)
The Great American Dust Bowl by Don Brown (11/11/2013)
Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled by Catherine Thimmesh (2/10/2014)
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin (5/5/2014)
Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi by Susan Goldman Rubin (6/9/2014)
The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening by Chris Raschka (6/23/2014)
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell (9/8/2014)
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate (9/15/2014)
Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature by Sarah C. Campbell (9/29/2014)
Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines by Paul Fleischman (10/13/2014)
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock (12/8/2014)
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (2/2/2015)
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle (3/2/2015)
In Mary's Garden by Tina Kügler and Carson Kügler (3/30/2015)
Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum (5/18/2015)
Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary by Gail Jarrow (6/15/2015)
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don Brown (6/29/2015)
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (10/19/2015)
Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story by Emily Arnold McCully (11/9/2015)
My Book of Birds by Geraldo Valério (2/22/2016)
Fabulous Frogs by Martin Jenkins (5/23/2016)
The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden & the Trial of the Century by Sarah Miller (7/18/2016)
The Secret Subway by Shana Corey (8/22/2016)
The Hole Story of the Doughnut by Pat Miller (9/19/2016)
Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White by Melissa Sweet (11/21/2016)
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman (11/14/2016)
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley (12/12/2016)
Giant Squid by Candace Fleming (2/20/2017)
Round by Joyce Sidman (3/20/2017)
Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge (3/19/2018)
Martin Rising: Requiem for a King by Andrea Davis Pinkney (4/2/2018)
Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten by Laura Veirs (7/2/2018)
Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree by Sally M. Walker (7/16/2018)
We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults by Susan Kuklin (2/18/2019)
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise (3/4/2019)
A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of The Soviet Union in World War II by Elizabeth Wein (3/11/2019)
Beware of the Crocodile by Martin Jenkins (3/18/2019)
This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality by Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy (6/10/2019)
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese (7/8/2019)
The Bluest of Blues: Anna Atkinson and the First Book of Photographs by Fiona Robinson (8/12/2019)
The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets by Sarah Miller (10/21/2019)
The (Other) F Word by Angie Manfredi (editor) (11/11/2019)
Viral: The Fight against AIDS in America by Ann Bausum (12/1/2019)

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