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Lake Oswego Public Library

Nonfiction Booklist

Owen and Mzee Cover
*Asterisk denoted book for older reader
 
The Unexplained
Encyclopedia Horrifica J 001.9 Gee, Joshua
Aliens and UFOs J 001.942 Hawkins, John
   
Mythology
Treasury of Greek Mythology J 292.13 Napoli, Donna Jo
D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths J 293.13 D'Aulaire
 
Social Sciences
The Called Themselves the KKK* J 322.42 Bartoletti, Susan
The Dark Game: True Spy Stories* J 327.73 Janeczko, Paul
Heroes of the Environment* J 333.7 Rohmer, Harriet
An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming* J 363.738
 
Folklore and Fairy Tales
The McElderry Book of Grimms' Fairy Tales J 398.2 Grimm
Princess Tales: Once Upon a Time iin Rhyme with Seek
and Find Pictures
J 398.2 Maccarone, Grace
Robin of Sherwood J 398.2 Morpugo, Michael
The Arabian Nights J 398.2 Philip, Neil
Dr. Ernest Drake's Dragonology J 398.469 Drake
 
Science
Extreme Scientists* J 509.22 Jackson, Donna
The Solar System Through Infographics J 523.2 Higgins, Nadia
The Mighty Mars Rover J 523.43, Rusch, Elizabeth
A Black Hole Is Not a Hole J 523,8875 DesCristofano, Carolyn Cinami
For Good Measure J 530.8 Robbins, Ken
Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens * J 551.2 Lauber, Patricia (Newbery Honor Book)
Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives* J 551.21 Rusch, Elizabeth
Tracking Tyrannosaurs J 567.91 Sloan, Christopher
Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled: How Do We Know What
Dinosaurs Really Looked Like?*
J 567.91 Thimmesh, Catherine
Tropical Rain Forests J 574.52642 Lepthien, Emilie
The Frog Scientist* J 597.89 Turner, Pamela S.
 
Animals/Insects
The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest,
Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest Animals--and most surprising--
Animals on Earth
J 590 Jenkins, Steve
Friends J 591.5 Thimmesh, Catherine
Curious Critters J 591.97 Fitzsimmons, David
Sharks: Biggest! Littlest! J 597.31 Markle, Sandra
Endangered Komodo Dragons J 597.95 Kalman, Bobbie
Nic Bishop Snakes J 597.96 Bishop, Nic
Look Up: Bird Watching in Your Own Backyard J598.07234 Cate, Annette
Moonbird* J 598.07234 Hoose, Phillip
How Animals Play J 599.052 Stefoff, Rebecca
Koalas J 599.2 Riley, Joelle
Whales J 599.5 Greenberg, Daniel
Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable
Friendship
J 599.635 Hatkoff, Isabella
Giraffes J 599.638 Parker, Barbara
Tapir Scientist* J 599.66 Montgomery, Sy
Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became
Best Friends
J 599.Buckley, Carol
Saving The Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow
Leopards*
J 599.755 Montgomery, Sy
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda J 599.789 Potter, Alicia
Koko-Love! Conversations with a Signing Gorilla J 599.88 Patterson. Francine
The Chimpanzees I Love: Saving Their World and Ours J 599.885 Goodall, Jane
 
Medicine/Health
The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat* J 612. 3 Pollan, Michael
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of
the Yellow Fever Epidemic *
J 614. 541 Murphy, Jim (Newbery Honor Book)
Your Body Battles a Cold J 616.205 Cobb, Vicki
 
Enginereering/Technology
Bomb: The Race to Build the World's Most Famous
Weapon*
J 623.4519 Sheinkin, Steve (Newbery Honor Book)
Fabulous Bridges J 624.2 Graham Ian
 
Space Exploration
This is Rocket Science* J 629.4 Skurzynski, Gloria
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream* J 629.45 Stone, Tanya Lee
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on
the Moon*
J 629.45 Thimmesh, Catherine
Spacewalk: The Astounding GEmini 4 Mission J 629. 454 Green, Carl R
 
Gardening
The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids J 635 Cohen, Whitney
Potatoes on Rooftops: Farming in the City J 635.0917 Dyer, Hadley
 
Animals (Pets)
Alex the Parrot, No Ordinary Bird J 636.6865 Spinner, Stephanie
Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle* J 636.7 Dennis, Brian
Dogs J 636.7 Simon, Seymour
Marley: A Dog Like No Other* J 363.7527 Grogan, John
Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog* J 636.7 Turner, Pamela S.
If You Were a Cat J. 636.8 Hibbert, Clare
Why Do Cats Meow J 636.8 Holub, Joan
Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot J 636.97871 Montgomery, Sy
 
Cooking
One World Kids Cookbook J 641.5 Mendez, Sean
 
Architecture
What's Inside J 720 Laroche, Giles
From Mud Huts to Skyscrapers:Architecture for Children* J 720 Paxmann, Christine
Storybook Homes J 728 Bailey, Gerry (Young Architect series)
 
Graphic Novels
Garfield Books J 741.5 Davis, Jim
Rapunzel's Revenge J 741.5 Hale, Shannon
A Wrinkle in Time:  A Graphic Novel J 741.5 Larson, Hope
Star Wars Clone Wars J 741.5 Star Wars
Geronimo Stilton J 741.5 Stilton
 
Art/Crafts
Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design* J 741.6 Kidd, Chip
1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Wildlife J 743.3 Barr, Steve
How to Make Stuff with Duct Tape J 745.5 Bell, Samantha
 
Jokes/Riddles
Just Joking 3: 300 Hilarious Jokes About Everything Including
Tongue Twisters, Riddles and More
J 793.7 Just
 
Sports
Basketball: From Tip Off to Slam Dunk: The Essential Guide J 796.323 Gifford, Clive
Play Like a Pro: Soccer Skills and Drills J 796.334 Dann, Sarah
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro Legue Baseball* J 796.357 Nelson, Kadir
Camping J 796.54 Hardyman, Robin
 
Poetry
A Runny Babbit J 811 Silverstein, Shel
A Strange Place to Call Home J 811 Singer, Marilyn
 
Geography
Map Mania J 912 Dispezio, Michael
 
Explorers
Pirates J 910.4 Stewart, Alex
Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids:
With 21 Activities
J 910.92 Columbus
 
United States
United States of America J 917.3 Burgan, Michael
Oregon J 917.95 Hart, Joyce
Stars & Stripes the Story of the
     American Flag
J 929.92 Thomson, Sarah
 
Biography
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure
Heroism, and Treachery*
J 921 Arnold, Benedict
Bylines: A Photobiography of Nellie Bly* J 921 Bly, Nellie
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice J 921 Colvin, Claudette (National Book Award;
Newbery Honor Book)
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart* J 921 Earhart, Amelia
Life in the Ocean J 921 Earle, Sylvia
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein J 921 Einstein, Albert
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin J 921 Franklin, Ben
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution* J 921 Jiang, ji-li
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio J 921 Kehret, Peg
Lincoln: A Photobiography J 921 Lincoln, Abraham (Newbery Award)
Colorful Dreamer the Story of Artist
     Henri Matisse
J 921 Matisse, Henri
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America* J 921 Pickney, Andrea
Becoming Babe Ruth J 921 Ruth, Babe
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery J 921 Roosevelt, Eleanor (Newbery Honor Book)
Knucklehead* J 921 Scieszka, Jon
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain J 921 Sis, Peter (Caldecott Honor Book)
 
History
The Great Fire* J 917.7311 Murphy, Jim (Newbery Honor Book)
After the Last Dog Died* J 919.89 Bredeson, Carmen
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World* J 919.9 Armstrong, Jennifer
The Egyptians:  Life in Ancient Egypt J 932 Sonneborn, Liz
Knights & Armor J 940.1 Kerr, Daisy
The Renaissance J 940.21 Shuter, Jane
World War I J 940.3 Oxlade
Welcome to Molly's World, 1944 J 940.5373 American
Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima* J 940.5426 Bradley, James
Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the
USS Indianapolis*
J 941.5 Bartoletti, Susan
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow* J 943.086 Bartoletti, Susan ( Newbery Honor Book)
Candy Bomber:  The Story of the Berlin
     Airlifts "Chocolate Pilot"
J 943.155 Tunnell, Michael
Vikings J 948 Thomson, Ruth
Samurai:  Warlords of Japan J 952 Dean, Arlan
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans* J 973.0496 Nelson, Kadir
The Boston Tea Party J 973.311 Freedman, Russell
Photo by Brady: A Picture of Civil War* J 973.7 Armstrong, Jennifer
Lincoln's Grave Robbers* J 973.7092 Sheinkin, Steve
Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust Bowl* J 978.032 Marrin, Albert
The Camping Trip That Changed the
     World
J 979.447 Rosenstock, Barbara
Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing
Arctic Adventure
J 979.803 Sandler, Martin
 
Other Topics of Interest
Religion Location: J 200-291
Learning Foreign Languages Location: J 430-499
Science Experiments Location: J 507.2
Mathematics Location: J 510
Inventions Location: J 609
Human Body Location: J 612
Artists Location: J 751-759
Foreign Countries Location: J 912-917.2
Ancient Greece Location: J 938
Native Americans Location J 970
American Revolution Location J 973.3
American Civil War Location J 973.7
American Colonies Location J 974.975
Pioneers Location J 978
 
Series for Young Readers
American Girl (Various Topics)
Early Bird Nature Books (Animals and Insects)
Edge Books (Various Topics)
First Facts (Various Topics)
True Book (Various Topics)
Who Is/Was? (Biographies)