Digging into someone’s past allows readers to connect to their future. Whether it’s a well-known name like Joe DiMaggio or a less-known figure like Muhammad Yunus, the subjects in the following biographies will inspire kids to overcome obstacles.
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Under the Common Core State Standards students need quality nonfiction to support class assignments and they need to know how to read it. So where is it?
An Indiegogo campaign to sustain the Nonfiction Minute, a website with audio clips of quality nonfiction written and read by some of the biggest names in the field, aims to raise $50,000 before October 2.
Tim Wadham presents worthy and exemplary informational books for bilingual and Spanish-speaking communities that should be on display not only during Hispanic Heritage Month, but also incorporated into nonfiction bibliographies year-round.
This article was published in School Library Journal's September 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Fascinating narrative nonfiction satisfies the curriculum while quenching kids’ thirst for a riveting story. The following selections by the editors at Junior Library Guild, including picture books about Gandhi and Stubby the War Dog, will intrigue young readers.
From dung beetles that eat on the job to farmers who search leaves by hand every day, facts gleaned in the following selections by the editors at Junior Library Guild will have your patrons glued to the beautifully illustrated picture books.
They say good things come in small packages. In books with fewer than 40 pages, readers learn about Prince Albert’s invention; How Ralph Waldo Emerson’s words inspired his community to action; and why the writer of a classic children’s book was a pioneer in aviation history. The following selections provide tremendous examples of people who made an impact on history.
“Jeffrey Bennett’s What is Relativity? is certainly one of the best nonfiction books I’ve read this year: a fast-paced, highly readable account of one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time,” writes Mark Flowers on the blog Adult Books 4 Teens.
How can the efforts of one woman make an impact? The following nonfiction titles tell the stories of women who forged a path for future generations with small but powerful acts.
From amazing facts about eyes to an artist who could see colors, the following selections by the editors at Junior Library Guild fill a need for top-notch nonfiction that captures the imagination while feeding the demand for increased rigor.
World War II nurses went from gamboling on the beach to being prisoners in Philippine POW camps after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1940. Shyima Hall was sold into slavery by her own family, while Malala Yousafzai was shot because of speaking out for equal rights. Learn about these women with grit in this month’s selection of titles from the editors at Junior Library Guild.
Boyds Mill Press, a division of Highlights, showcased their Spring 2014 nonfiction offerings for young readers at a librarian preview event at the recent Midwinter Meeting, held in Philadelphia, PA earlier this year.
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET/12:00 – 1:00 PM PT Join us for our Nonfiction Webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your readers. Our featured panelists from Gale (part of Cengage Learning), Scholastic Library Publishing and ReferencePoint Press will discuss the trends in nonfiction, hot new releases, and upcoming titles. Archive is now available!
Titles highlighted this month feature individuals, events, and policies germane to our nation’s history—and a dash of poetry.
A dancer who broke the race barrier. A social outcast who became renowned potter. A pastor who found homes for orphaned boys and made them famous. A man who couldn’t resist collecting books. They faced insurmountable obstacles and their legacy lives on today. The following biographies, selected by the editors at Junior Library Guild, will inspire kids to follow their dreams.
Can a reference book win the Newbery? Yes, it can, according to Jonathan Hunt of the blog Heavy Medal.
Scientists encounter amazing phenomena in their work. Narrative nonfiction provides readers with answers and teachers with informational texts for curriculum standards support. The following science titles, selected by the editors at Junior Library Guild, are sure to foster an interest in knowing more about our world, and the scientists who study it.
Nonny Hogrogian’s picture book Come Back, Moon; Fanny Britt’s graphic novel Jane, the Fox & Me; and Mike and the Mighty Magic Pants’s CD Gotta Be the Pants! made SLJ’s November stars list. Take a look inside for more stellar titles.
This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2013 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
It’s a common complaint that many children don’t participate in creative activities that aren’t technology based. The books reviewed below are antidotes to this situation.