February 18, 2018

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Sneakers, Tibet, and Chernobyl | Nonfiction Grades 5 & Up

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The following titles are reviewed in this month's print issue:

Carbaugh, Sam. Comics: Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning. illus. by Sam Carbaugh. 128p. (Build It Yourself). chron. diag. glossary. index. Nomad. 2014. Tr $22.95. ISBN 9781619302501; pap. $17.95. ISBN 9781619302549.

Carstairs, Sue. Saving Turtles: A Kid’s Guide to Helping Endangered Creatures. 64p. glossary. index. photos. websites. Firefly. 2014. lib. ed. $19.95. ISBN 9781770854345; pap. $9.95. ISBN 9781770852907.

Chant, Chris. Attack and Transport Aircraft: 1945 to Today. ISBN 9781625880420. LC 2013032031.

McNab, Chris. Uniforms: 1944 to Today. ISBN 9781625880482. LC 2013032036.

ea vol: 64p. (Weapons of War). chron. further reading. glossary. illus. index. photos. websites. Smart Apple Media. 2014. Tr. $39.95.

Concepión, Patrick & Traci Concepión. Alphabetics: An Aesthetically Awesome Alliterated Alphabet Anthology. illus. by Dawid Ryski. 64p. glossary. Die Gestalten Verlag/Little Gestalten. 2014. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9783899557282.

Conkling, Winifred. Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson’s Flight from Slavery. 176p. bibliog. chart. chron. index. maps. notes. reprods. Algonquin. Jan. 2015. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781616201968.

de la Bedoyere, Camilla. Creatures of the Night. ISBN 9781770854598.

––––. Monsters of the Deep. ISBN 9781770854659.

ea vol: 80p. diag. glossary. illus. index. photos. Firefly. 2014. Tr. $9.95.

DiPiazza, Francesca Davis. Remaking the John: The Invention and Reinvention of the Toilet. 64p. bibliog. ebook available. further reading. index. notes. photos. reprods. websites. Twenty-First Century. 2014. RTE $34.60. ISBN 9781467726450. LC 2013040138.

Gray, Nick with Laura Scandiffio. Escape from Tibet: A True Story. 154p. chron. glossary. maps. photos. Annick. 2014. Tr $21.95. ISBN 9781554516636; pap. $12.95. ISBN 9781554516629.

Johnson, Rebecca L. Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone. 64p. bibliog. further reading. glossary. index. maps. notes. photos. websites. Twenty-First Century. 2014. RTE $34.60. ISBN 9781467711548. LC 2013039471.

KAMPAKIS, Kari . 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know. 224p. Thomas Nelson. 2014. pap. $12.99. ISBN 9780529111036.

Keyser, Amber J. Sneaker Century: A History of Athletic Shoes. 64p. bibliog. ebook available. further reading. index. notes. photos. reprods. websites. Twenty-First Century. Jan. 2015. lib. ed. $34.65. ISBN 9781467726405. LC 2014003214.

Kurlansky, Mark. Frozen in Time: Clarence Birdseye’s Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food. 165p. bibliog. ebook available. index. photos. reprods. websites. Delacorte. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780385743884; lib. ed. $19.99. ISBN 9780375991356; pap. $8.99. ISBN 9780385372442.

McCarney, Rosemary & others. Because I Am a Girl I Can Change the World. 96p. ebook available. photos. Second Story. 2014. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9781927583449.

Mills, James Edward. The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors. 208p. index. maps. Mountaineers Bks./Mountaineers. 2014. pap. $19.95. ISBN 9781594858680.

Mills, Andrea. True or False? 192p. chart. illus. index. maps. notes. photos. reprods. DK. 2014. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781465424679.

Reef, Catherine. Arthur Miller. 128p. (World Writers). bibliog. chron. index. notes. photos. reprods. websites. Morgan Reynolds. 2014. lib. ed. $28.95. ISBN 9781599354002. LC 2013009857.

Rivera, Mariano & Wayne Coffey. The Closer: Young Readers Edition. adapted by Sue Corbett. 336p. ebook available. glossary. photos. Little, Brown. 2014. Tr $17. ISBN 9780316404808. LC 2014015176.

Ross, Michael Elsohn. A World of Her Own: 24 Amazing Women Explorers and Adventurers. 272p. (Women of Action). bibliog. index. notes. photos. reprods. websites. Chicago Review. 2014. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781613744383. LC 2013024947.

Smith, Rachelle Lee. Speaking Out: Queer Youth in Focus. photos by Rachelle Lee Smith. 128p. PM Pr. Feb. 2015. Tr $14.95. ISBN 9781629630410. LC 2014908062.

Terry, Paul. Top 10 of Everything 2015. 320p. (Top 10 of Everything). chart. index. photos. reprods. Firefly. 2014. Tr $24.95. ISBN 9781770854697.

Wilder, Laura Ingalls. edited by Pamela Smith Hill. Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography. 383p. bibliog. index. maps. notes. photos. reprods. South Dakota State Historical Society. 2014. Tr $39.95. ISBN 9780984504176.

Woolf, Alex. Children of the Holocaust. 64p. chron. further reading. glossary. index. photos. reprods. websites. Barron’s. 2014. lib. ed. $12.99. ISBN 9780764167584. LC 2014940649.

Graphic Novels

Gill, Joel Christian. Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth. Vol. 1. illus. by Joel Christian Gill. 158p. Fulcrum. 2014. pap. $25.95. ISBN 9781938486630.

Wilson, Sean Michael. Musashi. illus. by Michiru Morikawa. 176p. ebook available. Shambhala. 2014. pap. $16.95. ISBN 9781611801354. LC 2014000958.

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