From women’s political history to an in-depth look at John Brown’s war against slavery, the nonfiction offerings for older students reviewed in our March issue will inspire critical thinking.
A diverse offering of informational books are reviewed in our March issue, including beautiful dung beetles, fascinating fractals, and the evolution of the eye.
A modern and magical retelling of The Snow Queen, a train adventure packed with nonstop action, and a delightful look at the life and inspirations of one of the most well-respected picture book artists round out a rich selection of titles in our March Stars.
Chin introduces youngsters to the concept of gravity, presenting the information in highly understandable language and in captivating paintings that will delight young readers.
Reluctant readers of nonfiction and poetry lovers alike will be drawn to this book’s musical, theatrical nature, making for a fun, enriching, and holistic reading experience.
Brimming with the social and cultural insights that made the first volume so remarkable, Rookie Yearbook Two anthologizes the best of the online magazine’s June 2012-May 2013 offerings.
In this delightful homage, crisp visual language unites with deeply expressive and whimsical paintings to re-create the intriguing world of art as seen through Kandinsky’s distinct lens.
Organized by the seasons, beginning with spring, this collection of 36 impeccably chosen short poems demonstrates that significant emotional power can reside in just a few lines.
What do six-foot tall (and rather rowdy) praying mantises, an aspiring nature photographer, and an artist with synesthesia have in common? They can all be found within our fabulous February Stars list.
From a version of Cinderella starring chickens to a look at The Beatles for kids, the Preschool to Grade 4 Nonfiction reviews feature unique and surprising new titles.
An eye-opening book about transgender teens, two poignant and powerful memoirs, and a guide to K-Pop round out a diverse selection of titles in our February Grades 5 & Up reviews.
This book will be extremely useful to teachers and librarians seeking material to align with Common Core State Standards dealing with the craft of writing of informational text.
As the Common Core State Standards place increased emphasis on nonfiction for young students, this groundbreaking effort fits the bill and does it well.
Titles highlighted this month feature individuals, events, and policies germane to our nation’s history—and a dash of poetry.
“If you’re not naked, you’re into fashion,” so states Tom Streissguth in “Getting the Hang of Fashion” one of the titles in our list of style histories and how-tos.
From a comically cosmic space adventure to a rip-roaring tall tale to several in-depth looks at the lives of fascinating American figures, the January Stars offer opportunities for readers to engage in joyful escapism or intensive close reading.
Several titles in our January Grades 5 & Up Nonfiction section are just in time for Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March), including Bolden’s Seaching for Sarah Rector; Anderson’s Women’s Rights Movement; Lewis’s Women of Steel and Stone; and Shabazz’s Malcolm Little.
Sign language, baseball, endangered animals, and various folk and fairy tales make up a diverse selection of titles reviewed in our Preschool to Grade 4 Nonfiction section this month.
This engaging introduction to the work of Will Allen and his organization, Growing Power, should stimulate interest in gardening in schools, homes, and communities.