New Books for Kids
Brain Games: Experiments
Trick your senses and test your noodling skills with mind-blowing experiments in this fascinating, kid-friendly book based on the hit National Geographic TV show Brain Games!
Can you outsmart your brilliant brain? You may be surprised by what it can--and can't--do. In this awesome interactive book you'll discover what makes your mind tick. Explore the secrets behind smell, taste, touch, and vision. Find out how to trick your friends into thinking they taste something they don't. Then turn the tables as you try to outsmart your own brain. Put your own mental powers to the test with tricky quizzes, optical illusions, and more. Learn about phantom sensations as you make your brain think your nose is six feet long! Each kid-friendly experiment is paired with step-by-step instructions, vibrant photography, and intriguing explanations of the neuroscience at work.
Mind-blowing topics include:
* Senses: Test your powers of sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing.
* Brain and Body: Explore how your mind knows where your body is, how to play brain games with your friends, and secrets behind superhero super poses.
* Thinking: Challenge your memory, strength of the hive mind, puzzle power, mind-reading abilities, and concentration.
* Reactions: Put your reflexes to work to catch, dodge, check snap judgments, and more.
Perfect for fans of National Geographic Channel's award-winning Brain Games series who want to get in on the fun at home!
Complete your collection with these National Geographic Kids books:
Brain Games: The Mind-Blowing Science of Your Amazing Brain
Brain Games: Big Book of Boredom Busters
Brain Games: Colossal Book of Cranium-Crushers
Brain Games: Mighty Book of Mind Benders
Dog Science Unleashed: Fun Activities to Do With Your Canine Companion
Cat Science Unleashed: Fun Activities to Do With Your Feline Friend
Edible Science: Experiments You Can Eat
David Dixon's Day As a Dachshund (Class Critters #2)
The second book in a humorous and heartfelt new chapter book series about a second-grade class where each kid turns into an animal for a day
When Mrs. Norrell invites her students to bring something they love from home for show and tell, David Dixon sneaks in his new dachshund puppy, Bandit. But during the presentation, the puppy escapes. By the time David rushes into the hallway, his mischievous puppy has vanished. Mrs. Norrell launches a formal search, but David is an "act first, worry about the consequences later" kind of kid. Without stopping to think or tell anyone what he's doing, David races off into the school building by himself to find Bandit. As he runs away from Mrs. Norrell's classroom, David turns into a dachshund!
At first, he's delighted by the transformation and even tracks down Bandit. He and Bandit are able to do whatever they want as dogs--eat the day's lunch, jump in the suds-filled sink, and run around on the playground. But he doesn't want to be a dog forever!
In this new chapter book series, Mrs. Norrell's second-grade classroom has magic that allows kids to transform into animals to learn important life lessons. Each book will follow a different kid and their animal transformation, and will include fun natural science facts about the featured animal in the back matter.
Somewhere in the Bayou
When four swamp creatures looking to cross a river come upon a log that would allow for precisely that, they can't believe their luck. But a questionable tail adjacent to that log gives them second thoughts. Opossum believes it's a sneaky tail and that they must pass it quietly. Squirrel thinks it's a scary tail that can be cowed by intimidation. Rabbit decides it's a mean tail that deserves a taste of its own medicine. As the critters exhaust approaches one by one, Mouse, the smallest of the lot, observes their folly and adjusts accordingly. But is it the mouse or the tail that will defy expectations?
Pairing their iconic illustration style with a wry irreverence, the Pumphrey brothers have crafted a delightful tale that reminds us to think before we act.
“A mama's wishes for her brave Little Wonder tell a tale as old as time in a whole new world perfect for new graduates, gift-givers, and anyone who wants to share a splash of courage with a loved one.
Wake up, Little Wonder! The whole wide world awaits you!
A love letter from a mother to her child accompanies him on a journey of unbelievable fantasies. It's a day full of breathtaking adventures, exciting twists and turns, and unexpected friends. With an imagination stronger than the tide and a mama's love deeper than the ocean, Little Wonder can do anything he believes he can.
And he will!
The positive messaging of this book, its gorgeous marine setting, and the gentle, reassuring narration will resonate with parents, grandparents, and children alike, with the universal appeal of undersea adventures setting all imaginations on fire. Adults will be attracted to the book's encouragement of open-mindedness and determination in the face of uncertainty, and kids will love the lush illustrations and call to fantastical adventures.”
Llama Llama Back to School
A Netflix Original series
With over 30 million copies in print, Anna Dewdney's New York Times bestselling Llama Llama books have provided hours of comfort and fun-to-read-aloud rhyme.
Summer days are getting shorter and it's almost time for the first day of school for Llama! But Llama Llama isn't ready for summertime to end. It's been full of backyard camping, family picnics, and ice cream with friends. All he wants is for summer to go on forever! He's anxious about his first day back at school but maybe, with some help from his friends and Mama Llama, going back to school will be fun after all!
eResources for Kids
Biography Reference Center
Pre K-2nd grade. Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes, animals, and more.
Nonfiction geared for K-12 students. Includes articles, images, eBooks, novels, and essays.
Britannica School - Elementary
Grades 3-4. Information on countries, animals, and people. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.
Britannica School - Middle
Grades 5-7. Find maps, photos, articles, and famous people and places.