Nonfiction Monday Is Here Today


 Last week was a busy one, with the announcement of the Cybils winners, plus International Book Giving Day. Kudos to everyone who found creative ways to celebrate.

Hope you had a wonderful President’s Day!


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Jeanne from True Tales & A Cherry On Top starts us out today with A Splash of Red:  The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet, a biography that is the result of a unique collaboration between the author and the illustrator.


Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball (written by John Coy and illustrated by Joe Morse) is the awesome title featured this week by Laura at laurasalas.


 In a perfect choice for President’s Day, Jeff at NC Teacher Stuff has Master George’s People: George Washington, His Slaves, and His Revolutionary Transformation by Marfe Ferguson Delano and illustrated by Lori Epstein. Discussing how George Washington’s views on slavery changed throughout his lifetime, this book is for readers aged 10 +.


Here at Wrapped In Foil, we also have a title for President’s Day, Thomas Jefferson for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities by Brandon Marie Miller.

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Alex at Randomly Reading celebrates Black History Month with a biography for ages 10+, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad by David A. Adler.



At Hope is the Word, Amy honors a Cybils nominee  Eggs 1, 2, 3:  Who Will the Babies Be? by Janet Halfmann and illustrated by Betsy Thompson, which is a lift-a-flap picture book for the youngest set.



Lisa has discovered a gorgeous new book, Peace by Wendy Anderson Halpin at Shelf-employed. The accompanying website has activity suggestions, too.


Can all that ice in winter be useful? You’ll find out in ICE! The Amazing History of the Ice Business by Laurence Pringle, reviewed by Sue writing at Sally’s Bookshelf.


We all could use a little laugh sometimes, and Abby at Abby the Librarian has found a solution with The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny) by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer with illustrations by Stacy Innerst.


Alicia highlights a 2013 Batchelder Honor book for 7th grade or older, A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return by Zeina Abirached at LibraiYAn.


At Booktalking Anastasia is sharing a book for President’s Day, US Presidents: The Oval Office All-Stars by Simon Basher and Dan Green.


In a look towards spring, Debra at The Swimmer Writer offers the colorful board book Boats On the River by Peter Mandel.

Jennifer at Jean Little Library is also thinking of spring with a look at The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons.


In a perfect book for Black History Month, Cindy says Bookends is blogging Tanya Lee Stone’s Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickels,  America’s First Black Paratroopers today.


At Apples with Many Seeds Tammy has a list of 10 nonfiction picture books that are essential in her workshops, including Trout Are Made of Trees  by April Pulley Sayre.


Lightning, Hurricanes, and Blizzards: The Science of Storms by Paul Fleisher is Janet’s selection today at All about Books with Janet Squires. 


Sondy at Sonder Books has the Pura Belpre Illustration Award Winner, Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert by Gary D. Schmidt, illustrated by David Diaz, a biography about the life of a saint.


At Biblio File Jennie has selected a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults nominee, Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery.




Thank you to everyone who participated today.

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.

19 Replies to “Nonfiction Monday Is Here Today”

  1. Thanks for hosting Nonfiction Monday, Roberta. Yes, it was a big #kidlit week with the wonderful Cybil awards announcement and International Book Giving Day. I gave my books to a local pediatricians office for their waiting room, and I sent them to classrooms throughout the U.S.

    True Tales & A Cherry On Top is featuring A Splash of Red – The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

  2. Hi Roberta,
    Thanks for hosting nonfiction Monday today. I have a review of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad by David A. Adler. It is a biography of her life and the times she lived in:

    For International Book Giving Day we boxed up 5 boxes for a school on Long Island ruined by Sandy and 6 boxes for Project Cicero to help NYC teachers get classroom books they need.

  3. Hi Roberta. thanks for looking after this week’s event.
    My contribution this week is a list of 10 nonfiction picture books that are essential in my workshops.
    Apples with Many Seeds

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