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ZooBorns showcases the newest and cutest animal babies from accredited zoos and aquariums around the world. With interesting animal facts and background stories on the featured babies, ZooBorns illustrates the connections between zoo births and conservation initiatives in the wild.

Written by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland, Illustrated by Barry Blitt | $9.99 | Simon & Schuster
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The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

Based on five years of research and photography, the pictures in this book are the most complete, and visually arresting, representation available to the naked eye of every atom in the universe, organized in order of appearance on the periodic table.

Written by Theodore Gray, Illustrated by Nick Mann | $29.95 | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
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How Come?

Every kid's science questions explained. A fact-filled, fun-filled, whimsically illustrated compendium answers over 100 of the questions most frequently asked about the world around us.

Written by Kathy Wollare, Illustrated by Debra Solomon | $12.95 | Workman Publishing
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Built to Last

A new hardcover, full color edition that combines Macaulay's three earlier books Castle, Cathedral, and Mosque. A gorgeous volume, it includes newly researched information about how each building was built and the people who created them.

Written by David Macaulay | $24.99 | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way

Favorite historian/author, Joy Hakim, has written a wonderful three-book series published by the Smithsonian. Her book will revolutionize the way you think and read about the birth of science: her narrative is so strong and engaging, you'll want to read all three books. Her history books have won many awards, too!

Written by Joy Hakim | $24.95 | Smithsonian Books
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