Nonfiction Monday September 12, 2011

You have found the right spot for this week’s Nonfiction Monday round up.

The theme for this edition is “Gems from the Internet.” Let’s see what shiny treasures the prospectors have found for us.

Jeff at NC Teacher Stuff has found a diamond in the rough with Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer.

Lisa has gotten out there early and brought in the sparkling ruby Big Wig: A Little History of Hair by Kathleen Krull (at Shelf-Employed).

At Nonfiction Detectives, Cathy and Louise have dug up the amethyst Mysterious Bones: The Story of the Kennewick Man by Katharine Kirkpatrick.

Jennifer contributes the dazzling opal from Jean Little  From Jazz Babies to Generation Next: The History of the American Teenager by Laura Edge. Although the outside is pretty, Jennifer was disappointed with the inside.

Wild About Nature blog brings the glimmering topaz In the Wild by David Elliott. Thanks, Kim.

A big welcome to Jama, who serves up an unusual blue lazulite My Lunch Box: 50 Recipes for Kids to Take to School by Hilary Shevlin Karmilowicz at her Jama’s Alphabet Soup blog.

At Biblio File, Jennie has unearthed a peridot in the Young Reader’s Edition of Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen and David Oliver Relin, adapted by Sarah Thomson.

Digging deep, Shirley uncovers the jade Healthy Habits by Rebecca Weber at Simply Science.

Here at Wrapped In Foil, we didn’t have far to look for the smoky quartz Science Fair Season by Judy Dutton.

If you are ready to take a break from mining, remember that this week is Book Blogger Appreciation Week. The theme for today is “community” and what better way to celebrate than participating in our wonderful Nonfiction Monday round up?

Miner Jeanne at True Tales & A Cherry On Top brings in malachite in the form of Orani written and illustrated by Claire Nivola.

Welcome back to Angela, who has turned up the tigereye Wheels of Change by Sue Macy, as well as an ode to nonfiction books at Bookish Blather as part of the Speak Out With Your Geek Out celebration.

At Apples with Many Seeds, Tammy delivers moonstones with Faces of the Moon by Bob Crelin, as well as two related books.

They’re threading pearls and rubies in their hair with Big Wig by Kathleen Krull at Bookends. Thank you, Cindy.

Anastasia from Picture Book of the Day brings to light a sapphire in the form of My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden’s Childhood Journey by Jeanne Walker Harvey and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon.

To memorialize The World’s Oldest Living Brine Shrimp, Paula has found some appropriate pink quartz in Animals With Super Powers series at Pink Me.

Deborah at The Swimmer Writer distributes some onyx with Heading West: Life with the Pioneers with 21 Activities by Pat McCarthy.

It’s garnet for America is Under Attack: September 11, 2001, The Day the Towers Fell by Don Brown, mined by Heidi at Geo Librarian.

Janet, of All About the Books with Janet Squires, has uncovered a glowing emerald with You Are the First Kid on Mars by Patrick O’Brien.

Secrets of Animal Survival by National Geographic Society is Ana’s prize red beryl at Ana’s Nonfiction blog.

Loree at A Life in Books sends us an aquamarine in the form of Seeds From a Birch Tree:  Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey by Clark Strand.


Nonfiction Monday is a blogging celebration of nonfiction books for kids. We invite you to join us. For more information and a schedule, stop by the new Nonfiction Monday blog to see who is hosting each week.

20 Replies to “Nonfiction Monday September 12, 2011”

  1. Do I have gems for you! My curriculum tie-in this week is
    HEADING WEST: LIFE WITH THE PIONEERS by Pat McCarthy. Teachers, This most excellent book has a plethora of activities that can be used in the classroom.
    For Laura Ingalls Wilder fans I recommend Laura Ingalls Wilder Country, a photographic book of places Laura and her family lived. For parents of little girls who would love to visit these places for themselves, visit my blog for the link to the New York Times article discussing these places.

  2. What a wonderful community we have! Thank you all for participating today.

    I enjoyed getting to visit each of your blogs and read about all the diverse books presented. They really are gems.

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