Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Nonfiction books on display in the 10 subject classifications in the Dewey Decimal System
Maple Avenue Students, we have an extensive collection of nonfiction books.
Please consider checking out a nonfiction book like those books in the spotlight down below, the next time you are in the Maple Avenue Library.
000 - 099 Computer Science, Information, and General Works
Aliens by A spiral-bound book that covers sighting of UFOs, research on extraterrestrial communication, & a rundown on aliens in the movies.
Call Number: 576.8 MIT
Publication Date: 1999-03-03
300 - 399 Social Sciences
Rapunzel by Surely among the most original and gifted of children's book illustrators, Paul O. Zelinsky has once again with unmatched emotional authority, control of space, and narrativecapability brought forth a unique vision for an age-old tale. Few artists at work today can touch the level at which his paintings tell a story and exert their hold. Zelinsky's retelling of Rapunzel reaches back beyond the Grimms to a late-seventeenth-century French tale by Mlle. la Force, who based hers on the Neapolitan tale Petrosinella in a collection popular at the time. The artist understands the story's fundamentals to be about possessiveness, confinement, and separation, rather than about punishment and deprivation. Thus the tower the sorceress gives Rapunzel here is not a desolate, barren structure of denial but one of esoteric beauty on the outside and physical luxury within. And the world the artist creates through the elements in his paintings the palette, control of light, landscape, characters, architecture,interiors, costumes speaks to us not of an ugly witch who cruelly imprisons a beautiful young girl, but of a mother figure who powerfully resists her child's inevitable growth, and of a young woman and man who must struggle in the wilderness for the self-reliance that is the true beginningof their adulthood. As ever, and yet always somehow in newly arresting fashion, Paul O. Zelinsky's work thrillingly shows us the events of the story while guiding us beyond them to the truths that have made it endure.
Call Number: 398.2 ZEL
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
600 - 699 Technology and Applied Science
Freaky-Big Airplanes by Discover the world's biggest, most awesome airplanes! From immense passenger jets to king-sized cargo planes, the aircraft featured in this book all share one quality they're HUGE! Dazzling photos combined with fascinating information will engage kids as they learn all about these super-huge machines.
Call Number: 629.13 GOL
Publication Date: 2009-08-01
900 - 999 History and Geography
You Wouldn't Want to Be a World War II Pilot! by An addition to the humorous and fact-filled history series describes the many hazards of flying a fighter jet for the Royal Air Force during World War II
Call Number: 940.54 GRA
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
100 - 199 Philosophy and Psychology
Scary Night Visitors by Scary Night Visitors helps young children understand the sources of their bedtime fears, by showing how a young boy's scary visitors are projections of his own angry feelings toward his younger sister as well as his fear and worry that his bad wishes might come true. He discovers that his thoughts and wishes are not as powerful as he fears, so he can feel safe enough to let himself experience his emotions without imagining scary creatures.
Call Number: 152.4 MAR
Publication Date: 1990-11-15
400 - 499 Language
First Hundred Words in German by
Call Number: 432.8 AME
Publication Date: 1988-10-01
700 - 799 Fine Arts and Recreation
Deer Hunting by A hunter fires a rifle at a huge buck. Will the hunter score a deer? Deer hunters know that a successful hunt takes skill, patience, and the right equipment. Get the inside information on the guns, ammunition, and safety skills you'll need to take down a trophy buck.
Call Number: 799.2 ADA
Publication Date: 2010-07-01
Electric Ben by Electric Ben is now a 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Book Award Winner, a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book, a Horn Fanfare Book, and a Robert F. Sibert Honor book! “a true standout…bright, witty, informative and cleverly organized as the man himself.” – The New York Times A true Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin was the first American celebrity. In pictures and text, master artist Robert Byrd documents Franklin's numerous and diverse accomplishments, from framing the Constitution to creating bifocals. The witty, wise, and endlessly curious Franklin is the perfect subject for Byrd's lively style and vibrant art. The pages pulse with facts, quotes, and captions, while the inventive design and intricately detailed illustrations make a striking tribute to the brilliant American.
Call Number: 921 FRA
Publication Date: 2012-09-13
200 - 299 Religion
A Faith Like Mine by Using revealing photography and detailed personal accounts to give unique insight into the diversity of religious faith as experienced by children across the world, this is an ideal book for families to read together.
Call Number: 200 BUL
Publication Date: 2005-08-15
500 - 599 Natural Science
Mystery Animal Tracks by When an animal walks the muddy banks of a river, it leaves its footprints behind. Can you guess what animal left the tracks? Read the clues, check out the photos, and put on your detective hats! A flip of the page reveals fun facts and the photo answer.
Call Number: 591.47 BAR
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
800 - 899 Literature
A World of Wonders by Could anyone somersault across the San Andreas fault? Why was Hawaii named after a Sandwich? Of longitude and latitude, which has more "flatitude"? You'll travel the globe (and some of the sky) discovering answers to these and other questions you never knew to ask! There are all sorts of amazing things to know about thousands of "spaces and places to be" within the fantastical world of GE-OG-RA-PHY. Dive in, come aboard, zip along, take it slow-traveling by book is a great way to go!
Call Number: 811 LEW
Publication Date: 2002-03-04
Maple Ave Nonfiction Book Shelves