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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

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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

Castle

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

Bird Talk

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

One Dead Spy

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

How Many Jelly Beans

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

Outside Your Window

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

Zig and Wikki in the Cow

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

Citizen Scientists

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 […]

Nonfiction Monday: Giant Squid by Mary M. Cerullo

Giant Squid

Giant Squid By Mary M. Cerullo and Clyde F. E. Roper Capstone Press ISBN: 9781429675413 $8.95 Grades 4-7 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Elusive beasts have always captured the imagination of kids. While jaded adults are convinced that Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and UFOs aren’t real, youngsters are eager […]

Nonfiction Monday: Those Rebels, John & Tom by Barbara Kerley

Those Rebels

Those Rebels, John & Tom By Barbara Kerley Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham Scholastic Press ISBN: 9780545222686 $17.99 Grades 2-4 In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library The message is important, sure, but the messenger is key. While the drama surrounding the creation of The Declaration of Independence is something […]

Nonfiction Monday: A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson

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A Boy Called Dickens By Deborah Hopkinson Illustrated by John Hendrix Schwartz & Wade (Random House) ISBN: 9780375867323 $17.99 Grades 2-5 In Stores Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library It seems like most picture books on famous subjects go one of two ways – a cradle-to-grave overview, or a sliver of life that […]

Nonfiction Monday: Here Come the Girl Scouts! by Shana Corey

Here Come the Girl Scouts

Here Come the Girl Scouts! By Shana Corey Illustrated by Hadley Hooper Scholastic Press ISBN: 9780545342780 $17.99 Grades 1-3 In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library And now for something a bit different. I’m tag-teaming today’s review with the host of this week’s Nonfiction Monday, Mary Ann of the […]