Nonfiction Monday: Getting Ready For Fall

You have come to the right place, we’re hosting Nonfiction Monday today!

First up, I have a bit of promotion:

Have you ever visited the STEM Friday blog? This Friday, September 21, 2012, we are hosting a fall/autumn theme, which is always popular. Do you have any posts about science, technology, engineering or math children’s books that would fit in? They can even be older posts. If so, be sure to stop by with a link.

Also, Cybils judges are being announced today, starting at 10 a.m. PST. That means nominations open in just a few weeks!

Nonfiction Monday participants, go ahead and leave your link to posts discussing nonfiction children’s books in the comments and I’ll add them to the round up throughout the day.

Jeanne Walker Harvey at True Tales & A Cherry On Top celebrates the San Francisco Giants and baseball in general with Silent Star: The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy by Bill Wise and illustrated by Adam Gustavson.
At NC Teacher Stuff, Jeff discusses the picture book biography Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President by Ann Malaspina and illustrated by Steve James.
Lisa wonders why DK took so long to revise A Street Through Time: A 12,000-Year Walk Through History by Anne Millard and illustrated by Steve Noon, first published in 1998. She writes at Shelf-employed.
Jen at Reads For Keeps says author Author Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano uses analogies to help guide readers through the universe in A Black Hole is Not a Hole.
Learn about The Amazing Harry Kellar: Great American Magician by Gail Jarrow at Jean Little Library. Jennifer relates that Kellar was once a famous magician who led the way for Harry Houdini.
Tara at A Teaching Life reviewed The Camping Trip That Changed America by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by Mordecai Gerstein, about how Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir first got together and hatched a plan to save our wilderness.
Margo also has a review of the new biography on magician Harry Kellar, who she says is a contemporary of Houdini, and even more famous during that time: The Amazing Harry Kellar: Great American Magician by Gail Jarrow at The Fourth Musketeer.
Shirley takes a look at National Geographic’s new African Animal Alphabet by Beverly and Dereck Joubert at her Simply Science blog.
Books featuring cats are always popular around our house. Anastasia has found a picture book biography Bambino and Mr. Twain by Priscilla Maltbie and illustrated by Daniel Miyares at Booktalking.
Jennie from Biblio File takes an in depth look at Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever, an assessment of early and emergent literacy by the vibrant Mem Fox.
Cindy reports that Bookends is in with Jim Murphy’s book Bomb: The Race to Build–And Steal!–The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon with Common Core Connections linked to the standards. What a good idea!
Tammy Flanders at Apples with Many Seeds has a short but sweet promo for A-B-A-B-A- a Book of Pattern Play by Brian Cleary.
Janet reveals her selection is Amazing animals : the remarkable things that creatures do written by Margriet Ruurs and illustrated by W. Allan Hancock at All About the Books with Janet Squires. Slugs have three noses?
Amy Broadmoore reminds us to Celebrate Constitution Week with a list of picture books at Delightful Children’s Books.

Thank you to everyone who has participated today.

Are you ready for fall?

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.

17 Replies to “Nonfiction Monday: Getting Ready For Fall”

  1. Bookends is blogging about Jim Murphy’s book Bomb: The Race to Build–And Steal!–The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon. We’ve been including Common Core Connections linked to the standards in most of our Monday posts including this one.

  2. Bless you, Roberta! I flew home today (leaving NM at 3:30 am to get to the airport and came home to a mouse invasion. Called pest control, cleaned up, and am about to head out for steel wool until pest people come Wednesday! I appreciate your thoughtfulness so much.

  3. Thanks for hosting.
    My selection is “Amazing animals : the remarkable things that creatures do” written by Margriet Ruurs and illustrated by W. Allan Hancock.

  4. Shirley,

    Sounds like a crazy day for you! Hum, wonder if that mouse experience could be made into a book… 🙂 Hope the rest of the week goes better for you.

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