July 5, 2015

Subscribe to SLJ

Book Review: Grades 5 & Up Nonfiction | December 2013

Get the latest SLJ reviews every month, subscribe today and save up to 35%.

For all the latest reviews in this subject area and more, check out our Book Verdict site! Book Verdict is fully accessible to all users, though certain content and functionality are only available to subscribers. To log in to your account, click here. To view the new subscription options, Get Started With Book Verdict Pro Today. Don't know if you have an account with us? It's easy to check and verify your email, or create a new account.
The following titles are reviewed in this month's print issue.
Visit Book Verdict for the full reviews.

BOW , James. Gangs. ISBN 9780778721857; ISBN 9780778721925. LC 2013004907.

IORIZZO , Carrie. Divorce and Blended Families. ISBN 9780778721826; ISBN 9780778721895. LC 2013004904.

––––. Eating Disorders. ISBN 9780778721833; ISBN 9780778721901. LC 2013004642.

PEGIS , Jessica. Bullying. ISBN 9780778721819; ISBN 9780778721888.

ea vol: 48p. (Straight Talk About… Series). chart. diag. glossary. index. maps. photos. reprods. websites. Crabtree. 2013. lib. ed. $22.95; pap $9.95.

BRAUN , Marta. Muybridge and the Riddle of Locomotion. 24p. chron. further reading. photos. reprods. websites. Firefly. 2013. RTE $19.95. ISBN 9781770852297.

CARLSON , Dale & Michael Bower. Out of Order: Young Adult Manual of Mental Illness and Recovery. illus. by Carol Nicklaus. 225p. bibliog. chart. glossary. index. websites. Bick Publishing House. Jan. 2014. pap. $14.95. ISBN 9781884158377. LC 2013003328.

CHRISP , Peter, Joe Fullman, & Susan Kennedy. History Year by Year: The History of the World, from the Stone Age to the Digital Age. 320p. chron. glossary. illus. index. maps. photos. reprods. DK. 2013. Tr $24.99. ISBN 9781465414182.

CLAYBOURNE , Anna. Ear-Splitting Sounds and Other Vile Noises. ISBN 9780778709251; ISBN 9780778709510.

––––. Electric Shocks and Other Energy Evils. ISBN 9780778709268; ISBN 9780778709534.

ea vol: 32p. (Disgusting and Dreadful Science Series). chart. diag. glossary. illus. index. photos. websites. Crabtree. 2013. lib. ed. $27.60; pap. $9.95.

CORRIGAN , Jim. In the Air: Fighter Jets. ISBN 9781599353760.

NARDO , Don. In the Air: Drones. ISBN 9781599353609.

ea vol: 64p. (The Military Experience Series). bibliog. glossary. index. maps. notes. photos. reprods. websites. Morgan Reynolds. 2013. lib. ed. $27.45.

DUBOIS , Jill, Xenia Skoura, et al. Greece. ISBN 9781608708697. LC 2012018496.

FULLER , Barbara, Gabriele Vossmeyer, et al. Germany. ISBN 9781608708680. LC 2012017632.

ea vol: 3rd ed. 144p. (Cultures of the World Series). bibliog. chart. chron. further reading. glossary. index. maps. photos. reprods. websites. Cavendish Square. 2013. lib. ed. $47.07.

DUIGNAN , Brian, ed. Economics and Economic Systems. 126p. bibliog. diag. ISBN 9781615308927. LC 2012022528.

––––. Notable Economists. 202p. ISBN 9781615308910. LC 2012020470.

ea vol: (Economics: Taking the Mystery Out of Money Series). further reading. glossary. index. photos. reprods. Britannica. 2013. lib. ed. $38.75.

EAMER , Claire. Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science. illus. by Sa Boothroyd. 128p. appendix. bibliog. further reading. index. Annick. 2013. Tr $24.95. ISBN 9781554515363; pap. $14.95. ISBN 9781554515356.

ELLIS , Carol with Robert Grayson. Drug Cartels and Smugglers. ISBN 9781619000285.

––––. Infamous Terrorists. ISBN 978161 9000315.

––––. Mass Murderers. ISBN 978161 9000346.

––––. Modern-Day Pirates. ISBN 978161 9000377.

––––. Organized Crime. ISBN 978161 9000407.

––––. Serial Killers. ISBN 9781619000438.

ea vol: 96p. (True Crime Library Series). chart. further reading. glossary. illus. index. maps. notes. photos. reprods. websites. Eldorado Ink. 2013. lib. ed. $34.95. ebook available.

ESIRI , Allie & Rachel Kelly, eds. iF: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility. illus. by Natasha Law. 278p. glossary. index. Canongate Books, Ltd. 2013. Tr $27.99. ISBN 9780857865571.

FURGANG , Adam. Internship & Volunteer Opportunities for TV and Movie Buffs. ISBN 9781448882953. LC 2012014792.

FURGANG , Kathy & Adam Furgang. Internship & Volunteer Opportunities for People Who Love Music. ISBN 9781448882960. LC 2012014796.

ea vol: 80p. (A Foot in the Door Series). bibliog. further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Rosen. 2013. lib. ed. $33.25.

GERLINGS , Charlotte. Great Artists. 128p. (Great People in History Series). chron. further reading. glossary. index. reprods. websites. Rosen. 2013. lib. ed. $34.60. ISBN 9781477704011. LC 2012032159.

GREEN , Dan. Extreme Physics. illus. by Simon Basher. 64p. (Basher Science Series). glossary. index. Kingfisher. 2013. lib. ed. $12.99. ISBN 9780753469699; pap. $7.99. ISBN 9780753469569.

HUNTER , Nick. Alexander the Great. ISBN 9781410953575; ISBN 9781410953643. LC 2012043789.

––––. Julius Caesar. ISBN 9781410953568; ISBN 9781410953636. LC 2012043471.

PRICE , Sean Stewart. Hannibal of Carthage. ISBN 9781410953599; ISBN 97814 10953667. LC 2012043524.

ea vol: 48p. (Hero Journals Series). chron. further reading. glossary. illus. index. maps. photos. reprods. websites. Raintree. 2013. lib. ed. $32.65; pap. $8.99.

KRULL , Kathleen. Benjamin Franklin. illus. by Boris Kulikov. 128p. (Giants of Science Series). bibliog. index. websites. Viking. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9780670012879. LC 2013018404.

KUIPER , Kathleen, ed. The Comedies of William Shakespeare. 117p. ISBN 9781615309283. LC 2012029319.

––––. The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare. 96p. ISBN 9781615309290. LC 2012032633.

ea vol: (Shakespeare: His Work and World Series). bibliog. glossary. index. photos. reprods. Britannica. 2013. lib. ed. $32.90.

MANNING , Mick & Brita Granström. The Secrets of Stonehenge. illus. by authors. 32p. chron. diag. glossary. Frances Lincoln/Janetta Otter-Barry Bks. Dec. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781847803467.

MITCHEM , James, ed. The Big Book of Crafts & Activities. photos by Dave King. 128p. diag. glossary. illus. index. DK. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781465402561.

NAPOLI , Donna Jo. Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals. illus. by Christina Balit. 192p. bibliog. chron. further reading. index. maps. photos. reprods. websites. National Geographic. 2013. Tr $24.95. ISBN 9781426313806.

PLUMLEY , Amie Petronis & Andria Lisle. Sewing School 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing; 20 Projects Kids Will Love to Make. 160p. diag. further reading. index. websites. Storey. 2013. spiral $18.95. ISBN 9781612120492; ebk. $18.95. ISBN 9781603428965. LC 2012042990.

PRICE , Sean Stewart. Modern Spies. ISBN 9781476501239; ISBN 9781476535937. LC 2013009490.

––––. World War II Spies. ISBN 9781476501222; ISBN 9781476535920. LC 2012046431.

SODARO , Craig. Civil War Spies. ISBN 9781429699761; ISBN 9781476535906. LC 2013009488.

YOMTOV , Nel. Revolutionary War Spies. ISBN 9781429699778; ISBN 9781476535913. LC 2013009489.

ea vol: 48p. (Classified Series). further reading. glossary. illus. index. maps. photos. reprods. websites. Capstone. 2013. lib. ed. $31.32; pap. $9.95. ebook available.

PYE , Michael & Kirsten Dalley, eds. Lost Cities and Forgotten Civilizations. 262p. (Mysteries Uncovered, Secrets Declassified Series). diag. further reading. glossary. index. maps. notes. photos. reprods. websites. Rosen. 2013. lib. ed. $37.25. ISBN 9781448892518. LC 2012032332.

REIS , Ronald A. Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids: With 21 Activities. 160p. (For Kids Series). bibliog. chron. diag. glossary. index. maps. notes. photos. reprods. websites. Chicago Review Press. 2013. pap. $16.95. ISBN 9781613746745.

RICHARDS , Jon. The Human Body. ISBN 9781926973937. LC 2013930495.

––––. The Human World. ISBN 9781926973944. LC 2013930496.

ea vol: illus by. Ed Simkins. 32p. (The World in Infographics Series). chart. diag. glossary. index. maps. websites. Owlkids. 2013. Tr $15.95.

SLOAN , Christopher. Tracking Tyrannosaurs: Meet T. rex’s Fascinating Family, from Tiny Terrors to Feathered Giants. illus. by Xing Lida. 48p. diag. further reading. glossary. index. maps. photos. websites. National Geographic. 2013. Tr $18.95. ISBN 9781426313745.

SYLVESTER , Kevin & Michael Hlinka. Follow Your Money: Who Gets It, Who Spends It, Where Does It Go? illus. by Kevin Sylvester. 56p. chart. chron. further reading. index. websites. Annick. 2013. lib. ed. $24.95. ISBN 9781554514816; pap. $14.95. ISBN 9781554514809.

TAYLOR , Keren, ed. You Are Here: The WriteGirl Journey. 360p. index. photos. WriteGirl Publications. 2013. pap. $19.95. ISBN 9780983708124.

VERRECAS , Charlotte. Funny Faces: A Big Book of Face Painting. tr. from Dutch. 80p. Clavis. 2013. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781605371733.

WATSON , Stephanie. Pope Francis: First Pope from the Americas. 48p. (Gateway Biographies Series). bibliog. chron. further reading. index. notes. photos. reprods. websites. Lerner. 2013. lib. ed. $26.60. ISBN 9781467721769; ebk. $19.95. ISBN 9781467721868. LC 2013013761.

WELLS , Polly. Freaking Out: Real-Life Stories About Anxiety. illus. by Peter Mitchell. 130p. further reading. websites. Annick. 2013. Tr $22.95. ISBN 9781554515455; pap. $12.95. ISBN 9781554515448.

WOREK , Michael. Weird Insects. 64p. index. photos. Firefly. 2013. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781770852358; pap. $9.95. ISBN 9781770852341.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2013 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

SummerTeen 2015: #SLJTeenLive!
SummerTeen Join us on August 13, 2015 for a full day of free online programming tackling important issues impacting teen collection and programming. Hear directly from authors about their current and forthcoming titles, plus discussion panels focusing on critical teen issues and trends.