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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 [...]

Nonfiction Monday: My First Day by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

My FIrst Day

My First Day: What Animals Do on Day One By Steve Jenkins and Robin Page Illustrated by Steve Jenkins Houghton Mifflin ISBN: 9780547738512 $16.99 Grades K-2 In Stores Jan 8, 2013 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library The capabilities of newborn animals are, for the most part, a mystery. While you can’t walk [...]

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: 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: 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: 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 is Coming…Monday

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Pay no attention to this Camera Obscura album cover – I want all the nonfiction you got. The traveling fact circus known as Nonfiction Monday will be pitching its tent (yeah, that’s right, I’m taking that expression back for everyday use) here this coming Monday (March 5, 2012). Looking forward to it.

Nonfiction Monday: A Boy Called Dickens by Deborah Hopkinson

Dickens

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: Drawing From Memory by Alan Say

Drawing from Memory

Drawing from Memory By Allen Say Scholastic Press ISBN: 9780545176866 $17.99 Grades 5 and Up In Stores *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Can anyone tell their life story like an illustrator? The ability to use artwork as well as words adds a storytelling facet and element of interest that [...]

Nonfiction Monday: Big Wig by Kathleen Krull

Big Wig

100 Scope Notes is honored to host Nonfiction Monday this week. Add a comment with your review URL and I’ll include it in the bottom of this post. Big Wig: A Little History of Hair By Kathleen Krull Illustrated by Peter Malone Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic) ISBN: 9780439676403 $18.99 Grades 2-4 In Stores I [...]

Nonfiction Monday: Time to Eat by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

Time-to-Eat

Time to Eat By Steve Jenkins and Robin Page Houghton Mifflin ISBN: 9780547250328 $12.99 Grades K-3 In Stores You know what’s not exciting? What I eat. Unless, that is, you find my occasional switch between regular peanut butter crackers and the neon orange variety to be fascinating stuff. You know what is exciting? A bird [...]

Nonfiction Monday: America Is Under Attack by Don Brown

America Under Attack

America is Under Attack By Don Brown Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan) ISBN: 9781596436947 $16.99 Grades 4-6 In Stores August 16, 2011 *Best New Book* This year is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11. It’s hard to believe for many adults, but we now have elementary schools full of children who have [...]

Nonfiction Monday: Ask a Bug

Ask a Bug

Ask a Bug DK ISBN: 9780756672300 $9.99 Grades 2-4 In Stores If there’s one thing that kids have in spades (other than an undying love of Skittles) it’s questions. Even a parent in the midst of a seemingly endless “why?”-athon understands that this curiosity about the world is vital. The child is learning. Here’s the [...]

Nonfiction Monday: How Things Work in the Yard by Lisa Campbell Ernst

How Things Work

How Things Work in the Yard By Lisa Campbell Ernst Blue Apple Books (Chronicle) ISBN: 9781609050092 $14.99 Grades 1-3 In Stores Some nonfiction thinks big, covering iconic figures from history, complex concepts, and the world’s greatest, best, and most amazing. With her picture book How Things Work in the Yard, Lisa Campbell Ernst (Round Like [...]

Nonfiction Monday: Celebritrees by Margi Preus

Celebritrees

Celebritrees: Historic and Famous Tree of the World By Margi Preus Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon Henry Holt (Macmillan) ISBN: 9780805078299 $16.99 Grades 2-4 In Stores Not to get all “hippie” on you, but do you ever think about trees? Here are these massive plants, unmatched by anything on earth, and we walk around barely paying [...]