Can the graphic novel format ever be considered “true” nonfiction? For librarian Jennifer Wharton, who recommended several recent favorites, they occupy a space between fiction and nonfiction, offering readers a highly accessible and exciting entry into informational text.
Librarian Jennifer Wharton explains the three major reluctant reader types and recommends high-interest titles for each.
Narrative nonfiction offers opportunities to teach students how to structure a research project, pose questions, investigate sources, and draw conclusions. These five titles are ideal mentor texts for use in classrooms and curricula.
Sarah Albee is passionate about the research process—be it about famous historical figures, insects, or the evolution of the toilet.
Nonfiction Notions columnist Jennifer Wharton recommends several recent nonfiction titles and offers simple ways to include them in summer reading booktalking.
Librarian Jennifer Wharton recommends several cheap, easy, and low-tech maker activities paired with books that offer step-by-step instruction.