Nonfiction Monday Gathering

Welcome to the February 13, 2012 Edition

of Nonfiction Monday!

Tomorrow, February 14, is a big day in the children’s book world. First of all, it is International Book Giving Day. Will you be participating?

It is also a special day because (drumroll please) the Cybils 2011 winners will be announced. Do you have a favorite nonfiction picture book or MG/YA that you are hoping will win?

We are celebrating and commemorating a number of events this week. Look for books for Black History Month, President’s Day, 200 Years of Charles Dickens and even National Children’s Dental Health Month. Thank you to everyone who participated.

(Note:  Title links go to the review posts, blog links go to the home page of the blog.)

For Black History Month, Jeanne has Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Floyd Cooper at True Tales & A Cherry On Top.
Jeff at NC Teacher Stuff reviews an account of how human error led to disaster in The Great Molasses Flood: Boston, 1919 by Deborah Kops.
At her blog, A Teaching Life, Tara shares four books, three of which are picture books that commemorate Black History Month.
Jama says, “I’m sharing my love for Maira Kalman’s Looking at Lincoln,” today at Jama’s Alaphbet Soup in honor of President Lincoln’s birthday.
Myra tells us, “In GatheringBooks, Fats did a review of Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant that Ever Lived by Ralph Helfer – said to be perfect for Valentine’s Week. “
The team of Louise and Cathy have There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter That Ever Lived
by Matt Tavareson on  The Nonfiction Detectives blog today. The book is being released tomorrow and they are offering a giveaway.
Ms. Yingling says, “For Black History Month, I have a review of Cynthia Levinson’s We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March” at Ms. Yingling Reads.
Andrea at RovingFiddlehead Kidlit reviews Baby Mammoth Mummy Frozen in Time! by Christopher Sloan, with Bernard Buigues.
Doret is in with Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass by Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrated by James E. Ransome, reviewed at The Happy Nappy Bookseller. (James Ransome taught himself to draw. It’s an incredible story).
At Booktalking, Anastasia highlights Rosa’s Bus by Jo S. Kittinger and illustrated by Steven Walker, another perfect choice for Black History Month.
Jennifer compares a selection of books on recycling at Jean Little Library. See what she found out.
Maeve wrote a post to celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Dickens at Yellowbrickreads.
Missing the real stuff, Even in Australia reviewed two nonfiction books about snow. (Turns out the blogger is actually from NYC, check her story).
Deborah reviewed Arctic Wolf by Laura DeLalb at The Swimmer Writer. She says, “this picture book takes the reader on a visit to two biologists who study the arctic wolf in its native habitat.” I’ll bet they were not missing snow.
At All About the Books with Janet Squires, Janet has selected If I Ran for President written by Catherine Stier and illustrated by Lynne Avril, right in time for President’s Day.
Heidi has a review of Uri Shulevitz’s How I Learned Geography at Geolibrarian. It is based on Shulevitz’s childhood memories of World War II.
Lisa is featuring Meltdown! The Nuclear Disaster in Japan and our Energy Future – released just in time for the one year anniversary – at Shelf-employed.
Sherry reports, “We read Africa Is Not a Country by Margy Burns Knight and Mark Melnicove,” at Semicolon Blog.
At Apples with Many Seeds, Tammy looking at a series of books that show how different cultures have contributed to different technological advancements.
For National Children’s Dental Health Month, Allison has reviewed Melvin the Magnificent Molar, by Julia Cook and Laura Jana, MD at Better With A Book.
Larry Dane Brimner booktalks Black & White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene “Bull” Connor at Nonfiction Book Blast.
Let’s not forget Step by Step Experiments With Plants by Shirley Duke at Shirley’s Simply Science Blog.  Be sure to go see what great books Shirley has been writing.
At Wrapped in Foil we have The Great Molasses Flood: Boston, 1919 by Deborah Kops with a related hands-on science activity at Growing With Science.

Hope you have a

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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 Booktalking to see who is hosting each week.

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22 Responses to Nonfiction Monday Gathering

  1. Jeanne says:

    Hi Roberta, Thanks for hosting Nonfiction Monday. I look forward to hearing about the CYBILs awards. I’ve posted, in honor of Black History Month, about the picture book, BACK OF THE BUS:
    http://jeannewalkerharvey.blogspot.com/2012/02/back-of-bus.html

    take care
    Jeanne

  2. Jeff says:

    I also have a review of The Great Molasses Flood:

    http://www.ncteacherstuff.blogspot.com/2012/02/nonfiction-monday-great-molasses-flood.html

    Thank you for hosting today and sorry for the duplication!

    Jeff

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  4. jama says:

    Today I’m sharing my love for Maira Kalman’s Looking at Lincoln:

    http://jamarattigan.com/2012/02/12/honest-abe-is-a-babe-maira-kalman-looks-at-lincoln/

    Thanks so much for hosting this week. The Great Molasses Flood looks intriguing and I LOVE those teddy bears :)!

  5. Hi Roberta, thank you so much for hosting this week. In GatheringBooks, Fats did a review of Modoc by Ralph Helfer – said to be perfect for Valentine’s Week. :)

    Here’s the link: http://wp.me/pDlzr-33Z

  6. Thanks for hosting Nonfiction Monday, Roberta. We have a review of There Goes Ted Williams on The Nonfiction Detectives blog today:
    http://nonfictiondetectives.blogspot.com/2012/02/there-goes-ted-williams-nonfiction.html

  7. Ms. Yingling says:

    For Black History Month, I have a review of Levinson’s We’ve Got a Job at
    http://msyinglingreads.blogspot.com/2012/02/nonfiction-monday-weve-got-job.html

    Thanks for hosting!

  8. Andrea says:

    Thanks for hosting! I have a review of Baby Mammoth Mummy. http://rovingfiddlehead.com/kidlit/?p=1494

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  10. Doret says:

    I am in with Words Set Me Free : The Story of Young Frederick Douglass

    http://thehappynappybookseller.blogspot.com/2012/02/words-set-me-free-by-lesa-cline-ransome.html

    Thanks for giving all of these NF reviews a Monday home

  11. I have a selection of books on recycling at Jean Little Library

    http://jeanlittlelibrary.blogspot.com/2012/02/nonfiction-monday-recycling.html

    Jennifer

  12. Maeve says:

    Hi Roberta,

    Thanks for hosting. I wrote a post to celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Dickens here http://yellowbrickreads.blogspot.com/2012/02/charles-dickens-is-200-today.html

    Maeve

  13. Thanks for hosting! My review is for Arctic Wolf by Laura DeLalb. This picturebook takes the reader on a visit to two biologists who study the arctic wolf in its native habitat. The review can be viewed at http://theswimmerwriter.blogspot.com/2012/02/arctic-wolf.html.

  14. Thanks for hosting.
    My selection is “If I Ran for President” written by Catherine Stier and illustrated by Lynne Avril.

  15. Heidi Grange says:

    Thanks for hosting. Today I have a review of Uri Shulevitz’s How I Learned Geography. It can be found at
    http://geolibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/02/nonfiction-monday-how-i-learned.html

  16. Lisa says:

    I’m featuring Meltdown! The Nuclear Disaster in Japan and our Energy Future – releasing just in time for the one year anniversary.

    http://www.shelf-employed.blogspot.com/2012/02/meltdown-review.html

  17. Sherry Early says:

    We read Africa Is Not a Country by Margy Burns Knight and Mark Melnicove.

    http://www.semicolonblog.com/?p=17035

  18. Thanks for looking after today’s event.
    At Apples with Many Seeds, I’m looking at a series of books that show how different cultures have contributed to different technological advancements.
    Tammy

    http://applewithmanyseedsdoucette.blogspot.com/2012/02/technological-progress.html

  19. Allison says:

    Thanks for hosting. For National Children’s Dental Health Month, I have reviewed Melvin the Magnificent Molar, by Julia Cook and Laura Jana, MD.
    http://www.betterwithabook.com/2012/02/celebrate-national-dental-month-with.html

  20. Thanks for hosting today, Roberta! Larry Dane Brimner booktalks Black & White at Nonfiction Book Blast http://wp.me/p1o4au-eo

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