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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