Flyleaf's Favorite Kids Nonfiction 2021

Science, history, biographies and more!
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Bodies Are Cool Cover Image
By Tyler Feder, Tyler Feder (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593112625
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Published: Dial Books - June 1st, 2021

Bodies Are Cool is the kids picture book of our dreams - celebrating all bodies! Genni's body is short, stretch-marked, and sparsely freckled. She has glasses and curly-wavy hair. Her body is a cool body! Ellie's body is short and mole-y. She has blue eyes and tiny feet. Her body is a cool body! Whatever your body looks like, it is a cool body! --Genni & Ellie


My Book of Butterflies Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781773063355
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Published: Groundwood Books - August 3rd, 2021

Just You and Me: Remarkable Relationships in the Wild Cover Image
By Jennifer Ward, Alexander Vidal (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534460980
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 14th, 2021

Humongous Fungus Cover Image
By DK
$16.99
ISBN: 9780744033335
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Published: DK Children - August 17th, 2021

Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316167581
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

History Smashers: Pearl Harbor Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Dylan Meconis (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593120378
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021

An excellent history of America's entry into WWII. A combination of storytelling modes--including comics, maps, and primary sources--illuminate this important moment in US history with accuracy, context, and emotional nuance. Rather than writing this story in terms of simplified heroes and villains, Messner skillfully captures the moral complexity of wartime for everyone involved. You'll learn something new no matter your age. Check out the rest of the History Smashers series, too! --Talia


King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534410367
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

My fellow children's book enthusiast Susie Wilde always says "everything I learned, I learned for a children's book" and that couldn't be more true with this story. A fascinating, beautiful and gorgeous picture book biography of Scott Joplin that also led to fascinating discussions with my youngest about the ways in which music has been distributed & sold over the decades. --Elese


A Dinosaur Named Ruth: How Ruth Mason Discovered Fossils in Her Own Backyard Cover Image
By Julia Lyon, Alexandra Bye (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534474642
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 2nd, 2021

A fascinating picture book biography of Ruth Mason, a young girl growing up in pioneer-era South Dakota who went on to find hundreds of dinosaur fossils in her family's backyard. After years of Ruth's fossil collecting, paleontologists finally made it out to South Dakota and many of her dinosaur skeletons ended up in the natural history museums we still visit today. A great read for any child obsessed with dinosaurs! --Jennie


Nina: A Story of Nina Simone Cover Image
By Traci N. Todd, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524737283
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534419131
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 12th, 2021

Niki Nakayama: A Chef's Tale in 13 Bites Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374313876
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 14th, 2021

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