Books mentioned in the October 2012 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Government, Politics, and Leaders

Brezina, Corona America‘s Recession: The Effects of Economic Downturn [Headlines! series]
High school   64 pp.   Rosen   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4488-1296-7

Systems of Government series

Connolly, Sean Communism
Middle school   48 pp.   Smart Apple   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-802-2

Connolly, Sean Democracy
Middle school   48 pp.   Smart Apple   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-803-9

Connolly, Sean Dictatorship
Middle school   48 pp.   Smart Apple   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-804-6

Connolly, Sean Monarchy
Middle school   48 pp.   Smart Apple   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-805-3

Connolly, Sean Theocracy
Middle school   48 pp.   Smart Apple   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-806-0

Freedman, Russell Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship
Gr. 4-6   119 pp.   Clarion   2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-547-38562-4

Keating, Frank George: George Washington, Our Founding Father
Gr. K-3    32 pp.   Simon/Wiseman   2012
Trade ISBN 978-1-4169-5482-8

Wood, Douglas Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World
Gr. 4-6   40 pp.   Candlewick   2011
Trade ISBN 978-0-7636-3383-7

 

The Civil Rights Movement

Brimner, Larry Dane Black & White
High school   112 pp.   Boyds/Calkins (Boyds Mills Press)   2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-59078-766-3

Evans, Shane W. We March
Gr. K-3   32 pp.   Roaring Brook/Porter   2012
Trade ISBN 978-1-59643-539-1

Levinson, Cynthia We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March
Middle school   176 pp.   Peachtree   2012
Trade ISBN 978-1-56145-627-7

Magoon, Kekla Today the World Is Watching You: The Little Rock Nine and the Fight for School Integration, 1957 [Civil Rights Struggles Around the World series]
High school   160 pp.   Twenty-First Century   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-5767-4

Watkins, Angela Farris My Uncle Martin’s Words for America
Gr. K-3   40 pp.   Abrams   2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-4197-0022-4

 

World Cultures

Bowler, Ann Martin All About Korea: Stories, Songs, Crafts and More
Gr. 4-6   64 pp.   Tuttle   2011
Trade ISBN 978-0-8048-4012-5

Moore, Willamarie All About Japan: Stories, Songs, Crafts and More
Gr. 4-6   64 pp.   Tuttle   2011
Trade ISBN 978-4-8053-1077-9

Ellis, Deborah Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War
Middle school, High school
   144 pp.   Groundwood (House of Anansi Press)   2012
Trade ISBN 978-1-55498-181-6

Countries of the World series

Forest, Christopher Brazil
Middle school   144 pp.   ABDO   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-106-5

Karlsson, Val Egypt
Middle school   144 pp.   ABDO   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-108-9

Pelleschi, Andrea China
Middle school   144 pp.   ABDO   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-107-2

Wittekind, Erika Argentina
Middle school   144 pp.   ABDO   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-105-8

Laroche, Giles If You Lived Here: Houses of the World
Gr. K-3   32 pp.   Houghton (Houghton Mifflin Trade and Reference Division)   2011
Trade ISBN 978-0-547-23892-0

Smith, David J. If the World Were a Village: A Book About the World’s People
Gr. K-3   32 pp.   Kids Can    2011; new ed. (2002)
Trade ISBN 978-1-55453-595-8

 

Pollution and Conservation

Confronting Global Warming series

Ferguson, Rebecca The Role of the Individual
High school   144 pp.   Greenhaven   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7377-4853-6

Henningfeld, Diane Andrews Nature and Wildlife
High school
   136 pp.   Greenhaven   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7377-5174-1

Langwith, Jacqueline Population, Resources, and Conflict
High school
   124 pp.   Greenhaven   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7377-5175-8

Miller, Debra A. Farming and the Food Supply
High school   135 pp.   Greenhaven   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7377-5173-4

Streissguth, Tom The Role of Industry
High school   158 pp.   Greenhaven   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7377-5176-5

Jenkins, Martin Can We Save the Tiger?
Gr. K-3   56 pp.   Candlewick   2011
Trade ISBN 978-0-7636-4909-8

Langley, Andrew Bridging the Energy Gap [Environment Challenge series]
Gr. 4-6   48 pp.   Raintree/Freestyle   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4109-4297-5
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4109-4304-0

Go Green series

Lanz, Helen Having the Energy
Gr. 4-6   32 pp.   Sea to Sea   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59771-301-6

Lanz, Helen How Shall We Travel?
Gr. 4-6   32 pp.   Sea to Sea   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59771-302-3

Lanz, Helen Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Gr. 4-6   32 pp.   Sea to Sea   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59771-303-0

Lanz, Helen Shopping Choices
Gr. 4-6   32 pp.   Sea to Sea   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59771-304-7

Lanz, Helen What Shall We Eat?
Gr. 4-6   32 pp.   Sea to Sea   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59771-305-4

Lanz, Helen Wonderful Water
Gr. 4-6   32 pp.   Sea to Sea   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59771-306-1

Ward, D. J. What Happens to Our Trash? [Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series]
Gr. K-3   40 pp.   HarperCollins/Collins (HarperCollins)   2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-06-168756-3
Paperback ISBN 978-0-06-168755-6

 

Experiments and Science Projects

Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta Kitchen Science Experiments: How Does Your Mold Garden Grow? [Mad Science series]
Gr. 4-6   64 pp.   Sterling   2010
Trade ISBN 978-1-4027-2413-8

Team Green Science Projects series

Gardner, Robert Air: Green Science Projects for a Sustainable Planet
Gr. 4-6   128 pp.   Enslow   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3646-8

Gardner, Robert Earth’s Cycles: Green Science Projects About the Water Cycle, Photosynthesis, and More
Gr. 4-6   112 pp.   Enslow   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3644-4

Gardner, Robert Energy: Green Science Projects About Solar, Wind, and Water Power
Gr. 4-6   128 pp.   Enslow   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3643-7

Gardner, Robert Recycle: Green Science Projects for a Sustainable Planet
Gr. 4-6   128 pp.   Enslow   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3648-2

Gardner, Robert Soil: Green Science Projects for a Sustainable Planet
Gr. 4-6   128 pp.   Enslow   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3647-5

Gardner, Robert Water: Green Science Projects for a Sustainable Planet
Gr. 4-6   128 pp.   Enslow   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3645-1

Mason, Adrienne Motion, Magnets and More: The Big Book of Primary Physical Science
Gr. K-3   128 pp.   Kids Can   2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-55453-707-3

Cool Science Projects with Technology series

Sobey, Ed Electric Motor Experiments
High school   128 pp.   Enslow   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3306-1

Sobey, Ed Radio-Controlled Car Experiments
High school   128 pp. Enslow   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3304-7

Sobey, Ed Robot Experiments
High school   128 pp.   Enslow   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3303-0

Sobey, Ed Solar Cell and Renewable Energy Experiments
High school
   128 pp.   Enslow   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3305-4

Toys and Forces series

Whittaker, Helen How Toys Slide
Gr. K-3   32 pp.   Smart Apple   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-466-6

Whittaker, Helen How Toys Bounce
Gr. K-3   32 pp.   Smart Apple   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-463-5

Whittaker, Helen How Toys Float
Gr. K-3   32 pp.   Smart Apple   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-464-2

Whittaker, Helen How Toys Fly
Gr. K-3   32 pp.   Smart Apple   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-465-9

Whittaker, Helen How Toys Roll
Gr. K-3   32 pp.   Smart Apple   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-468-0

Whittaker, Helen How Toys Spin
Gr. K-3   32 pp.   Smart Apple   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-467-3

 

Astronomy

Christensen, Bonnie I, Galileo
Gr. K-3   40 pp.   Knopf (Random House Children’s Books)   2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-375-86753-8
Library binding ISBN 978-0-375-96753-5

DeCristofano, Carolyn Cinami A Black Hole Is NOT a Hole
Gr. 4-6   75 pp.   Charlesbridge   2012
Trade ISBN 978-1-57091-783-7

Fox, Karen C. Older than the Stars
Gr. K-3   32 pp.   Charlesbridge   2010
Trade ISBN 978-1-57091-787-5

Goldsmith, Mike The Kingfisher Space Encyclopedia
Gr. 4-6   160 pp.   Kingfisher/Macmillan (Macmillan)   2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7534-6805-0

Seven Wonders series

Miller, Ron Seven Wonders Beyond the Solar System
Middle school
   80 pp.   Twenty-First Century   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-5454-3

Miller, Ron Seven Wonders of the Gas Giants and Their Moons
Middle school
   80 pp.   Twenty-First Century   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-5449-9

Miller, Ron Seven Wonders of the Rocky Planets and Their Moons
Middle school
   80 pp.   Twenty-First Century 2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-5448-2

 

Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life

Bonner, Hannah When Dinos Dawned, Mammals Got Munched, and Pterosaurs Took Flight: A Cartoon Prehistory of Life in the Triassic
Gr. 4-6   48 pp.   National (National Geographic Books)   2012
Trade ISBN 978-1-4263-0862-8
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4263-0863-5

Fern, Tracey Barnum’s Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World
Gr. K-3   40 pp.   Farrar/Ferguson   2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-374-30516-1

Hartland, Jessie How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum
Gr. K-3   40 pp.   Blue Apple   2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-60905-090-0

McGowan, Chris Dinosaur Discovery: Everything You Need to Be a Paleontologist
Gr. K-3   48 pp.   Simon (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)   2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-4169-4764-6

Sloan, Christopher Baby Mammoth Mummy: Frozen in Time
Gr. 4-6   48 pp.   National (National Geographic Books)   2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-4263-0865-9
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4263-0866-6

 

Language Arts

Berkes, Marianne Animalogy: Animal Analogies
Gr. K-3   32 pp.   Sylvan Dell   2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-60781-127-9
Paperback ISBN 978-1-60718-137-8

Fogarty, Mignon Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students
High school   296 pp.   Holt   2011
Trade ISBN 978-0-8050-8943-1
Paperback ISBN 978-0-8050-8944-8

Hoberman, Mary Ann Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart
Gr. K-3   144 pp.   Little/Tingley   2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-316-12947-3

Myers, Walter Dean Just Write: Here’s How
High school
   161 pp.   HarperCollins/Collins (HarperCollins)   2012
ISBN 978-0-06-220389-2
Paperback ISBN 978-0-06-220390-8

Raczka, Bob Lemonade, and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word
Gr. 4-6   44 pp.   Roaring Brook   2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-59643-541-4

 

The Arts

Heine, Florian 13 Painters Children Should Know
Gr. 4-6    48 pp.   Prestel   2012
Trade ISBN 978-3-7913-7086-6

Schroeder, Alan Baby Flo: Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage
Gr. K-3   40 pp.   Lee   2012
Trade ISBN 978-1-60060-410-2

Sullivan, George Click Click Click!: Photography for Children
Gr. 4-6   88 pp.   Prestel   2011
Trade ISBN 978-3-7913-7079-8

VanHecke, Susan Raggin’, Jazzin’, Rockin’: A History of American Musical Instrument Makers
Middle school
   136 pp.   Boyds   2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-59078-574-4

Winter, Jonah Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!
Gr. K-3   48 pp.   Scholastic/Levine   2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-545-13291-6

 

After-School Fun

Top 25 Sports Skills, Tips, and Tricks series

Aretha, David Top 25 Baseball Skills, Tips, and Tricks
Gr. 4-6   48 pp.   Enslow   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3859-2

Savage, Jeff Top 25 Gymnastics Skills, Tips, and Tricks
Gr. 4-6   48 pp.   Enslow   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3868-4

Savage, Jeff Top 25 Hockey Skills, Tips, and Tricks
Gr. 4-6   48 pp.   Enslow   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3869-1

Savage, Jeff Top 25 Soccer Skills, Tips, and Tricks
Gr. 4-6   48 pp.   Enslow   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3860-8

Torres, John Albert Top 25 Basketball Skills, Tips, and Tricks
Gr. 4-6   48 pp.   Enslow   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3857-8

Torres, John Albert Top 25 Football Skills, Tips, and Tricks
Gr. 4-6   48 pp.   Enslow   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3858-5

Brown, Peggy The Golden Book of Family Fun
Gr. 4-6   133 pp.   Golden (Random House Children’s Books)   2011
Trade ISBN 978-0-375-86668-5

Hodge, Deborah Watch Me Grow!: A Down-to-Earth Look at Growing Food in the City
Gr. K-3   32 pp.   Kids Can   2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-55453-618-4

Checkerboard How-To Library: Cool School Spirit series

Kenney, Karen Latchana Cool School Cheerleading: Fun Ideas and Activities to Build School Spirit
Gr. 4-6   32 pp.   ABDO   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61714-665-7

Kenney, Karen Latchana Cool School Clubs: Fun Ideas and Activities to Build School Spirit
Gr. 4-6   32 pp.   ABDO   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61714-666-4

Kenney, Karen Latchana Cool School Dance: Fun Ideas and Activities to Build School Spirit
Gr. 4-6   32 pp.   ABDO   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61714-667-1

Kenney, Karen Latchana Cool School Drama and Theater: Fun Ideas and Activities to Build School Spirit
Gr. 4-6   32 pp.   ABDO   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61714-668-8

Xtreme Athletes series

Robison, Ken Apolo Ohno
High school   112 pp.   Morgan   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59935-186-5

Savage, Jeff Brock Lesnar
High school   112 pp.   Morgan   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59935-185-8

Savage, Jeff Tito Ortiz
High school   112 pp.   Morgan   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59935-184-1

Young, Jeff C. Michelle Wie
High school   112 pp.   Morgan   2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59935-187-2

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