Nonfiction Monday For July 22, 2013



Let’s celebrate all the bloggers who are sharing children’s nonfiction books today:

Note:  Title links lead to the book review.



Reshama leaves us gasping for breath with America’s Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle by David A. Adler and illustrated by Terry Widener over at Stacking Books.


After listening to the audiobook version of Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steven Sheinkin, Lisa’s review has a big impact at Shelf-employed.



Writing at NC Teacher Stuff, Jeff has built a strong review of Colosseum by Simon Rose.


Myra from Gathering Books is offering Maya Soetoro-Ng’s beautiful tribute to her mother, Ladder to the Moon, illustrated by Yuyi Morales.


Who wouldn’t be captivated by that cover? MotherReader is sharing the book Zooborns: The Next Generation by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland today.


Jennifer questions the audience for the upper middle grade/young adult nonfiction graphic novel Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks at Jean Little Library.



Louise investigates the newest in the Scientists in the Field series, The Tapir Scientist: Saving South America’s Largest Mammal by Sy Montgomery and photographs by Nic Bishop on The Nonfiction Detectives blog.



Writing at Kid Lit About Politics, Liz supports Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President by Ann Malaspina and illustrated by Steve James.


Jeanne of True Tales & A Cherry On Top hits one out of the ballpark with Becoming Babe Ruth by author/illustrator Matt Tavares.



Janet explores Even an Octopus Needs a Home by Irene Kelly at All About the Books with Janet Squires.


At Sonder Books, Sondra recommends the biography of ground-breaking children’s librarian Anne Carroll Moore,  Miss Moore Thought Otherwise:  How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children by Jan Pinborough and 
illustrated by Debby Atwell.



Abby uncovers the story of the baseball player Kenichi Zenimura, who created a place to play baseball in an isolated internment camp in Barbed Wire Baseball by Marissa Moss and illustrated by Yuko Shimizu at Abby the Librarian.


At Growing with Science, I have What’s the Difference Between a Butterfly and a Moth? (What’s the Difference?) by Robin Michal Koontz and illustrated by Bandelin-Dacey (2009) and other books to mark National Moth Week, July 20-28. 2013.


Thanks to everyone who took time out of their busy day to share a nonfiction children’s book.

Do you have any reviews of STEM books to share? On July 26, 2013 I will also be hosting STEM Friday.  If you would like, stop on over and leave a link or check out what we have to offer. We’d love to hear from you!


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.

Today’s round up is here!

22 Replies to “Nonfiction Monday For July 22, 2013”

  1. Hi Roberta,
    Thanks for hosting Non FIction Monday. I have always been mixed up between butterflies and moths! DD would love to read this because we have a butterfly kit at home which arrived recently! These set of books would be great reads for her.
    I am excited to share a great picture book biography on Gertrude Ederle. Here is the link:

  2. Tanya,

    Good to meet you, too. If your bookworms like nonfiction, stop by again tomorrow when our list is complete.

  3. Hi there! Thank you so much for hosting this week. My Nonfiction Monday offering is Maya Soetoro-Ng’s beautiful tribute to her mother, Ladder to the Moon, illustrated by Yuyi Morales. One of the most gorgeous books I’ve read this year. Here’s my link:
    or this shorter one:

  4. Jeff,

    Members of our family have built models of the Colosseum a couple of times over the years. Sounds like a perfect book to accompany a building project.

  5. It is never too late. I’m three hours later that most of you, so it’s still morning here.

    Plus, I’m really enjoying visiting all your blogs, so it taking me longer than usual. 🙂

  6. No worries. It was good to see everyone and get a tour of your blogs. A lot of wonderful, dedicated bloggers in this group.

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