November 18, 2017

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Editorial | Series Nonfiction

Good nonfiction answers questions readers might have and provides them with a few new facts, but great nonfiction does that and even more: it leaves students with questions of their own, eager to seek out further information.

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The Whole Truth: The Line Between Providing Age-Appropriate Content and Sugar-Coating

Ensuring that nonfiction aimed at young people is both age appropriate and enlightening is a tall order. But many recent titles are proving that it can be done, and librarians and kid lit experts are emphasizing that despite the challenges, it should be done.

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Making Sense of the World: Social Sciences | Series Nonfiction

It’s exciting to see children start to understand the world around them—from health and wellness to media literacy—and books are a wonderful way to ease transitions and answer questions.

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A Different Perspective: U.S. History | Series Nonfiction

In our increasingly diverse, global society, perspective is a must. Drawing on primary resources, vivid writing, and thoughtful analysis, most of the new series on American history reflect publishers’ ongoing efforts to publish materials that represent different viewpoints.

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Lifestyles of the Classic & Contemporary: Biography | Series Nonfiction

There’s something for nearly every reader here, including perennial report favorites and historical stand-outs, as well as contemporary celebrities and innovators and even some lesser-known but fascinating figures of the past.

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Devastation, Disaster, & Hope: Life Science | Series Nonfiction

With so much focus on unusual feats and destructive natural and human-caused events, perhaps it’s not surprising that almost half the series in this season’s science line-up use disasters and extreme conditions to attract readers.

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Meaningful Pursuits: Careers & Skills | Series Nonfiction

Test pilot, video game designer, and humanitarian aid worker: the careers explored here go beyond the tried-and-true options, offering readers some dynamic new possibilities for future professions.

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Think Like a Scientist: General Science | Series Nonfiction

Whether curious about how amber is created or what the difference is between a neutron and a neutrino, readers are asking questions, and publishers are answering them by offering a multitude of series that appeal to inquisitive minds.

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Pumpkins, Pyramids, & Pixels: Science & Technology | Series Nonfiction

STEM offshoots continue to proliferate as authors and publishers find ingenious new angles with which to present well-worked topics and material, from a look at innovative inventions to a glimpse at engineering efforts.

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Catching on to Culture: Arts, Language, & Media | Series Nonfiction

The titles here take on a variety of themes and are aimed at a range of readers. Younger students will learn the basic principles of phonetics and punctuation, while those in higher grades will refine their analytical and writing skills to create sophisticated essays and other writings, learn about art masterpieces and major art movements through history.

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A Good Look Around: Geography | Series Nonfiction

“Put that phone down and look around you.” That common refrain reminds us how often we encourage students to be more aware of the world around them. These series provide readers that “good look around” that will broaden their outlooks and help them learn about the basics of geographic terms and themes.

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Hunters, Helpers, Engineers, & Invaders: Animals | Series Nonfiction

Animal books don’t sit on the shelves long, and the best of these series will keep students thinking long after they’ve finished reading. Poison dart frogs, feral pigs, and Tasmanian devils are just a few of the wild things covered here.

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From Dracula to the Tooth Fairy: Mythology | Series Nonfiction

Vampires, zombies, werewolves, witches, and other familiar topics are covered yet again in this season’s selections. mythology and paranormal series. Sensational appeal is reflected in gory picture choices and in the phrasing of titles. Several series play on the idea of mystery, both in their titles and in posing a central question: Might these creatures or events be real or have existed in some earlier time?

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Going Beneath the Surface: World History | Series Nonfiction

Ancient empire, war, and inventions that revolutionized history are just a few of the topics covered here. The best of these sets take readers beneath the historical surface and give them in-depth information and analysis that will supplement and enhance what they are learning in class and help them gain a deeper understanding of the world’s past.

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A Bevy of Pet Choices & More: Animals | Series Nonfiction

Whether kids are wondering what pet to get or eager for information on more exotic options, these titles will satisfy their needs and keep them coming back for more.

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It’s Not a Hobby, It’s a Postapocalyptic Life Skill: Arts & Activities | Series Nonfiction

Yep, you’re going to need to know how to squeeze water from a frog and make your own solid perfume when the grid goes down—or at least you’ll want to know kids who have those skills! These books teach readers to think outside the box when looking for entertaining activities, from making ice cream to creating a geocache.

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Athletic Pursuits, New & Old: Sports | Series Nonfiction

Understanding a sport’s history and record-breaking accomplishments helps put current champions’ records into perspective and lays the groundwork for learning about new activities such as parkour and mixed martial arts.

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