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

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: 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 […]

Nonfiction Monday: Case Closed? by Susan Hughes

Case Closed? Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science By Susan Hughes Illustrated by Michael Wandelmaier Kids Can Press ISBN: 9781554533626 $17.95 Grades 5-8 In Stores The nonfiction landscape is littered with books on unexplained phenomena. The Bermuda Triangle, the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot – these sorts of real-life mysteries contain endless appeal for readers. […]

Nonfiction Monday: The Secret Cave by Emily Arnold McCully

The Secret Cave: Discovering Lascaux By Emily Arnold McCully Farrar Straus Giroux ISBN: 9780374366940 $16.99 Grades 2-4 In Stores There is a little-known room in the famous cave of Lascaux. Never shown to the public, the secret chamber featured a painting so odd, the French government would never release photos. Until now: How these ancient […]

Nonfiction Monday: Ideas that Changed the World

Ideas that Changed the World: Incredible inventions and the stories behind them DK ISBN: 9780756665319 $24.99 Grades 5-8 In Stores Sometimes, I claim to have ideas. Usually these ideas are either stolen (à la the t-shirt cardigan) or original and stupid (care to hear about my hot dog restaurant called Redonkulous Dogs?). But when honest […]

Nonfiction Monday: 1+1=5 by David LaRochelle

1+1=5 and Other Unlikely Additions By David LaRochelle Illustrated by Brenda Sexton Sterling ISBN: 9781402759956 $14.95 Grades K-2 In Stores September 7, 2010 Teachers will tell you the truth. When faced with introducing a new concept, teachers know that their skills as educators are no match for a good book. Wanna teach proper apostrophe use? […]

Nonfiction Monday: How to Clean a Hippopotamus by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships By Steve Jenkins & Robin Page Houghton Mifflin ISBN: 9780547245157 $16.00 Grades K-3 In Stores *Best New Books* If you’re like me (and you should hope you’re not – my chocolate milk habit is out of hand), you sometimes become oblivious to greatness. Certain […]