The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True - Richard Dawkins and Dave McKean

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins joins forces with illustrator Dave McKean to present The Magic of Reality (Free Press, $29.99), a wonderful assortment of answers to the most frequently asked questions about our universe. From Darwin’s theory of evolution to the science of rainbows and earthquakes, Dawkins’s ability to unravel the most complex scientific concepts for his readers is a sort of magic in itself, and the book’s accessibility is further boosted by McKean’s quirky, graphic-novel style illustrations. Ages 12 and up. DR

The House Baba Built: An Artist's Childhood in China - Ed Young and Libby Koponen

As war crept through China and the world became more and more dangerous in the 1930s, Ed Young and his brothers and sisters were all safe in Shanghai in The House Baba Built (Little, Brown, $17.99). This autobiography tells the story of life in wartime China through episodes, photographs, and collages of keepsakes and found objects from the artist’s childhood. Truly a tribute to the author’s father, the architect of his happy childhood, this book is an inspiration to all budding artists. Ages 8-12. DMC
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By Ed Young, Libby Koponen (With)
ISBN: 9780316076289
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2011

If You Lived Here: Houses of the World - Giles Laroche

Imagine a log cabin in the woods of New England, or a house on stilts off the Pacific coast of Chile. Imagine a pueblo built of adobe clay, or a whitewashed village on a Greek island. Imagine If You Lived Here (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99). Giles Laroche explores the lives of people all around the world through the houses they live in. Each dwelling is depicted in a cut-paper collage and accompanied by basic facts: where is this house located, what is it made of, and who lives there? Ages 7-11. DMC
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ISBN: 9780547238920
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Published: Clarion Books - October 25th, 2011