How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous is a fascinating and gruesome look at the deaths of such historical figures as Henry VIII, Marie Curie and Albert Einstein, as well as many others. Those who love to read about history or those who are reluctant to read about history will want to read it cover to cover. Great non-fiction read for grades 5 and up.
Castle: How It Works. David Macaulay takes readers on a fascinating tour of a medieval castle. Readers learn about the design of the castle as well as the people who lived in it. Designed for early readers, this book can be read alone or together depending upon the individual reading level. Appropriate for students in grades 1-4.
Totally Human: Why We Look and Act the Way We Do. A fun, fascinating book about why humans do the things they do. Great for a child with lots of curiosity who is always asking Why? Why do we laugh? Why do we like music? All those answers and more can be found between the pages of this book. The graphics are quirky and eye-catching. Great for kids 3rd grade and up.
Perimeter, Area, and Volume: A Monster Book of Dimensions is a wonderful and fun introduction to the topic of measurement. The monster illustrations are bright and colorful and add a touch of whimsy to these mathematical concepts. Great for any kid who likes to learn about math. Recommended for grades 2 and up.
The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation. Although this is shelved in the teen department, this book is great for anyone who not only needs to read the Constitution, but needs to understand it. Great for middle school through adults.