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Nonfiction Monday: The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond

The Blue Whale

The Blue Whale By Jenni Desmond Enchanted Lion Books ISBN: 9781592701650 $17.95 Grades K-4 Out May 27, 2015 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library There are things we know, but we don’t really know. Example: anyone from 2-200 can tell you that blue whales are big. Very very big. Got it. Often that’s […]

Nonfiction Monday: Tricky Vic by Greg Pizzoli

Tricky Vic

Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower By Greg Pizzoli Viking (Penguin) ISBN: 9780670016525 $17.99 Grades 2-4 Out March 10, 2015 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library The Big Con. It’s an idea so captivating that countless books have been written about pulling […]

Review: Shooting at the Stars by John Hendrix

Shooting at the Stars

Shooting at the Stars: the Christmas Truce of 1914 By John Hendrix ABRAMS ISBN: 9781419711756 $18.95 Grades 3-7 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Wise are those who understand that picture books don’t just belong in the grips of the rug rats of the world. Wise, then, is John Hendrix. With […]

Review: Neighborhood Sharks by Katherine Roy


Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands By Katherine Roy David Macaulay Studio – Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781596438743 $17.99 Grades 3-5 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Kids are swimming in a sea of generic shark books. While a topic in constant demand, titles that […]

Nonfiction Monday: Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Ivan True Story

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla By Katherine Applegate Illustrated by G. Brian Karas Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) ISBN: 9780544252301 $17.99 Grades K and Up In Stores October 7, 2014 *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Since I cried while reading this book, the topic […]

Nonfiction Monday: The Fly by Elise Gravel

The Fly

The Fly (Disgusting Critters series) By Elise Gravel Tundra Books ISBN: 9781770496361 $10.99 Grades K-3 Out Now Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library I am, if nothing else, on the lookout for books that will be engaging to kids. There’s plenty of nonfiction out there that does the job admirably – providing information […]

Nonfiction Monday: Gravity by Jason Chin


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

Shackleton's Journey

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

Shot the President

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

Scraps Book

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

Look Up!

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

Nonfiction Monday Drawing

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


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


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 […]