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September 2, 2014

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Inside Human Trafficking, a Natural Mystery, and a Classic Author’s Memoir | Grades 5 & Up Nonfiction

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Check out the latest nonfiction for older readers: Sandra Markle solves the mystery of the little brown bats, Alison Marie Behnke profiles human trafficking, and author Katherine Paterson provides an intimate portrait of her life.

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Dinosaurs, Bears, and Bees: Science for Elementary Readers │ JLG’s On the Radar

Eat Like a Bear

Without honeybees, much of our food supply would consist of corn, rice, and oats. Six muscles attached to your eye keep it from popping out. New volcanoes create mountains, islands, and land. Such are the facts gleaned from these amazing science nonfiction titles selected by the editors at Junior Library Guild.

Pick of the Day: The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees

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The worker bee and its vital role in the life cycle of the honeybee are interwoven with the threat that Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) poses to bees, plants, and humans.

JLG’s On the Radar: New Nonfiction for Elementary Students

Frog Song

From toads to bats and the Beatles to doctors, Junior Library Guild editors select new informational picture books for young readers that complement Common Core State Standards and do more than just fill a hole in the lesson plan.

On the Radar: Top Picks from the Editors at Junior Library Guild: New Releases for Your Nonfiction Shelves

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Good nonfiction titles rise to the top as librarians focus their content needs to meet the Common Core State Standards. New releases by our favorite authors and illustrators include an environmental bilingual poem, a picture-book biography, a fact-filled science title, and a narrative account of a bird’s 7,200 mile migration.