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Nonfiction Monday: Gravity by Jason Chin

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Gravity By Jason Chin Roaring Brook Pres (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781596437173 $16.99 Grades K-3 In Stores April 29, 2014 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Pet peeve time. Often when people talk about low-level nonfiction, they don’t mean really low. Sorry K-1 crowd. Although the field is getting better all the [...]

Nonfiction Monday: Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill

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Shackleton’s Journey By William Grill Flying Eye Books (Nobrow) ISBN: 9781909263109 $24.00 Grades 3 and Up In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Some works of nonfiction come off a bit like assignments. The author dutifully studies a topic and relates the subject matter for young readers. Other nonfiction books, like Shackleton’s [...]

Nonfiction Monday: He Has Shot the President! by Don Brown

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He Has Shot the President! April 14, 1865: The Day John Wilkes Booth Killed President Lincoln By Don Brown Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781596432246 $17.99 Grades 4-6 In stores April 1, 2014 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library I know you’ve noticed, but we are in the midst of a Lincoln revival. [...]

Nonfiction Monday: The Scraps Book by Lois Elhert

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The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life By Lois Ehlert Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster) ISBN: 9781442435711 $17.99 Grades K-5 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library If you’re thinking of challenging an illustrator to an autobiography-off, just don’t. Oh, you already did it? Look, there’s no shame in bending [...]

Nonfiction Monday: Look Up! by Annette LeBlanc Cate

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Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard By Annette LeBlanc Cate Candlewick Press ISBN: 9780763645618 $15.99 Grades 2-4 In Stores March 12, 2013 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Let us be honest – in terms of activities for kids, birdwatching is pretty low on the popularity list. Due to [...]

Nonfiction Monday: Hoop Genius by John Coy

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The Nonfiction Monday round-up is right here (see below). If you’d like to be included, share a link in the comments. Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball By John Coy Illustrated by Joe Morse Carolrhoda Books (Lerner) ISBN: 9780761366171 $16.95 Grades 1-4 In Stores March 1, 2013 Find [...]

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Nonfiction Monday: National Parks by Erin McHugh

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National Parks: A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments, and Landmarks By Erin McHugh Art by Neal Aspinall, Doug Leen, and Brian Maebius Black Dog & Leventhal ISBN: 9781579128845 $19.95 Grades 3-6 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library It’s easy to overlook guides. They can be unassuming, but if your library [...]

Nonfiction Monday: Castle: How It Works by David Macaulay

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Castle: How It Works By David Macaulay with Sheila Keenan David Macaulay Studio (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781596437449 $15.99 Grades 1-4 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library One of the more satisfying things about being an elementary school librarian (other than the resurgence of the cardigan sweater) is seeing gaps filled. The landscape [...]

Nonfiction Monday: Bird Talk by Lita Judge

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Bird Talk: What Birds Are Saying and Why By Lita Judge Roaring Brook Press ISBN: 9781596436466 $17.99 Grades 2-4 In Stores Find it at Schuler Books | Your Library You have your nonfiction that clearly covers the basics – here’s an animal, here’s where it lives, here’s what it eats – and then you have [...]

Nonfiction Monday: One Dead Spy by Nathan Hale

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Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy By Nathan Hale Amulet (ABRAMS) ISBN: 9781419703966 $12.95 Grades 3-6 In Stores August 1, 2012 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Through my side gig of professional reviewing, I’ve read a lot of nonfiction graphic novels. In terms of quality, let me tell [...]

Nonfiction Monday: How Many Jelly Beans? by Andrea Menotti

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How Many Jelly Beans? A Giant Book of Giant Numbers By Andrea Menotti Illustrated by Yancey Labat Chronicle ISBN: 9781452102061 $18.99 Grades K-4 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library You gotta like books with guts. Books that are willing to throw caution to the wind in terms of format or content [...]

Nonfiction Monday: Outside Your Window by Nicola Davies

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Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature By Nicola Davies Illustrated by Mark Hearld Candlewick Press ISBN: 9780763655495 $19.99 Grades PreK-2 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library There’s a lot of cookie-cutter children’s lit out there. But there’s also hope. One of my favorite elementary education trends of the 21st [...]

Nonfiction Monday: Zig and Wikki in The Cow by Nadja Spiegelman

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Zig and Wikki in The Cow By Nadja Spiegelman Illustrated by Trade Loeffler TOON Books (Candlewick) ISBN: 9781935179153 $12.95 Grades 1-3 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library If I were to stumble upon a time machine and bring Zig and Wikki in The Cow to the me of 10 years ago, [...]

Nonfiction Monday: Citizen Scientists by Loree Griffin Burns

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Thank you for visiting the Nonfiction Monday roundup. Scroll down for links to other Nonfiction Monday posts. If you would like to add yours, let me know in the comments (don’t forget the url). Citizen Scientists By Loree Griffin Burns Photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz Henry Holt ISBN: 9780805090628 $19.99 Grades 3-6 In Stores *Best New [...]