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Nonfiction Monday: Nacho’s Nachos by Sandra Nickel

I ask you this: who isn’t interested in how the world’s favorite snack came to be?

Review: Fairy Spell by Marc Tyler Nobleman

Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World That Fairies Are Real By Marc Tyler Nobleman Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler Clarion Books (HMH) ISBN: 9780544699489 $17.99 Grades 1-4 Out Now *Best New Book* Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library You thought fake news was new? Way before intentional misinformation was spread to influence […]

Nonfiction Monday: Women Who Broke the Rules: Mary Todd Lincoln

Women Who Broke the Rules: Mary Todd Lincoln By Kathleen Krull Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley Bloomsbury ISBN: 9780802738240 $16.99 Grades 2-5 Out December 1, 2015 Find it at: Schuler Books | Your Library Reanimating┬áthe dead is often more difficult than creating them out of thin air. Good biography brings life and makes the subject feel […]

Nonfiction Monday: Hoop Genius by John Coy

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: 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

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

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: 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

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

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

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 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

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 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 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 […]