In one Lifetime (Chronicle, $17.99), how many fleeces will an alpaca grow? How many beads will a rattlesnake add to its rattle? How many eggs will an alligator lay? Lola M. Schaefer was curious about these and other numerical aspects of animal lives but couldn’t find the answers in books or on the Internet, so she talked to animal experts and used some math to figure them out. The results, presented in a gentle format and accompanied by Christopher Silas Neal’s gorgeous illustrations, make a unique read-aloud for younger readers, while the in-depth back matter will fascinate older animal- and math-lovers. (The answers, by the way, are 20, 40, and 550.) Ages 4-9. EAE
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ISBN: 9781452107141
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 24th, 2013

Sometimes being upside down is more than just fun. To evade predators, the hog-nosed snake flips over and plays dead; a bit of theatrical blood even trickles from its mouth. Sticky liquid seeps from the tiny hairs on a housefly, which allow it to walk up walls and across ceilings. In Animals Upside Down (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $24.99), Steve Jenkins and Robin Page compile a fascinating compendium of animal facts. Rife with flaps to lift, pop-ups to unfold, and tabs to pull, the interactive illustrations of 26 animals will engage early readers, introduce them to a rich array of survival mechanisms, and perhaps propel them to explore life from a different angle. Ages 4-7. ACD
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ISBN: 9780547341279
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2013

Rosie Revere, Engineer (Abrams, $16.95), is dreadfully shy. All she dreams about is being a great engineer and building contraptions to make her family’s life easier. When she is laughed at for one of her inventions, however, Rosie puts away all her devices and begins to build in secret, afraid of being ridiculed. Rosie’s dreams are too persistent to be put away, however, so with the help of her great-great-aunt Rose she faces her fears and follows her dreams. Andrea Beaty’s cadence coupled with David Roberts’s illustrations is a perfect combination, allowing readers to follow Rosie’s dreams and, if they read closely, to learn about real women pioneers. Ages 5-9. KLG
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By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419708459
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2013