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Book Review: Grades 5 & Up Nonfiction | December 2013

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The following titles are reviewed in this month's print issue:

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.

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