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Staff Picks-- Best Children's Nonfiction Books of 2016

The following children's nonfiction titles were chosen as CPL librarians' favorites of 2016. Check them out today!

A picture book biography of mathematician Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, by the award-winning author/illustrator Fiona Robinson.

Shares the childhood of the famous artist as she apprenticed in her family's tapestry shop and was inspired by her mother's work as a weaver.

An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents.

Enslaved African Americans longed for freedom, and that longing took many forms including music. Like a Bird brings together text, music, and illustrations by Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Michele Wood to convey the rich meaning behind thirteen of these powerful songs.

Poised and pink by Kelly Calhoun

Poised and Pink: Flamingo provides young curious readers with striking visual clues and simply written hints. Using the photos and text, readers rely on visual literacy skills, reading, and reasoning as they solve the animal mystery.

Presents facts about bees, describes humanity's dependence on them, and explains how people are working on many different ways to save their colonies.

After spending a night studying his books, a monk reflects on his life and finds that he and his cat live equally simple lives, both in constant pursuit.

A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond.  In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors.

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