Books mentioned in the January 2013 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Earth science

Our Wonderful Weather series

Bodden, Valerie Clouds
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Creative Education     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-146-9

Bodden, Valerie Hurricanes
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Creative Education     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-147-6

Bodden, Valerie Snow
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Creative Education     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-148-3

Bodden, Valerie Thunderstorms
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Creative Education    2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-149-0

Inside series

Carson, Mary Kay Inside Weather
Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     Sterling     2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-4027-5881-2
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4027-8948-9

Stewart, Melissa Inside Earthquakes
Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     Sterling     2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-4027-5877-5
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4027-8163-6

Stewart, Melissa Inside Lightning
Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     Sterling     2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-4027-5878-2
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4027-8949-6

Stewart, Melissa Inside Volcanoes
Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     Sterling     2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-4027-5876-8
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4027-8164-3

Chin, Jason Island: A Story of the Galápagos
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Roaring Brook/Porter     2012
Trade ISBN 978-1-59643-716-6

Marrin, Albert Black Gold: The Story of Oil in Our Lives
High school     181 pp.     Knopf (Random House Children’s Books) 2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-375-86673-9
Library binding ISBN 978-0-375-96673-6

Simon, Seymour Seymour Simon’s Extreme Earth Records
Gr. 4–6     57 pp.     Chronicle     2012
Trade ISBN 978-1-4521-0785-1

Animal behavior

Cusick, Dawn Cool Animal Names: Porcupinefish, Zebra Eels, Leopard Geckos, Owl Monkeys, Giraffe Beettles, & 251 Other Bizarre Creatures
Gr. 4–6     80 pp.     Charlesbridge/Imagine     2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-936140-39-8

Davies, Nicola Talk, Talk, Squawk!: A Human’s Guide to Animal Communication
Gr. 4–6     64 pp.     Candlewick     2011
Trade ISBN 978-0-7636-5088-9

Downer, Ann Elephant Talk: The Surprising Science of Elephant Communication
High school     112 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-5766-7

Animal Lives series

Pryor, Kimberley Jane Attracting Mates
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Smart Apple     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-401-7

Pryor, Kimberley Jane Food and Feeding
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Smart Apple     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-402-4

Pryor, Kimberley Jane Having Young
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Smart Apple     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-403-1  

Pryor, Kimberley Jane Homes
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Smart Apple     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-404-8

Pryor, Kimberley Jane Migration
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Smart Apple     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-405-5

Pryor, Kimberley Jane Movement
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Smart Apple     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-406-2

Animal Bodies Up Close series

Stewart, Melissa Amazing Eyes Up Close
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Enslow/Elementary (Enslow Publishers, Inc.)     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3889-9

Stewart, Melissa Fantastic Feet Up Close
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Enslow/Elementary (Enslow Publishers, Inc.)     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3890-5

Stewart, Melissa Incredible Ears Up Close
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Enslow/Elementary (Enslow Publishers, Inc.)     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3891-2

Stewart, Melissa Nifty Noses Up Close
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Enslow/Elementary (Enslow Publishers, Inc.)     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3892-9

Stewart, Melissa Talented Tails Up Close
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Enslow/Elementary (Enslow Publishers, Inc.)     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3893-6

Stewart, Melissa Terrific Tongues Up Close
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Enslow/Elementary (Enslow Publishers, Inc.)     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3894-3

 

Health and the human body

Checkerboard How-To Library: Cool Health & Fitness series

Dolphin, Colleen Cool Exercise: Healthy & Fun Ways to Get Your Body Moving
Gr. K–3    
32 pp.     ABDO     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-427-1

Kuskowski, Alex Cool Body Basics: Healthy & Fun Ways to Care for Your Body
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     ABDO     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-425-7

Kuskowski, Alex Cool Eating: Healthy & Fun Ways to Eat Right
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     ABDO     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-426-4

Kuskowski, Alex Cool Relaxing: Healthy & Fun Ways to Chill Out
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     ABDO     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-428-8

Green, Dan Human Body Factory
Gr. 4–6
     48 pp.     Kingfisher/Macmillan     2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-7534-6808-1

Inside My Body series

Parker, Steve How Do My Muscles Get Strong?: Muscles and Exercise
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.      Raintree      2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4109-4017-9

Thomas, Isabel Why Do I Burp?: Digestion and Diet
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     Raintree     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4109-4014-8

Rau, Dana Meachen Freaking Out!: The Science of the Teenage Brain [Everyday Science]
High school     64 pp.     Capstone/Compass Point     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7565-4486-7

Buddy Books: Body Systems series

Tieck, Sarah Circulatory System
Gr. K–3
     32 pp.     ABDO     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61613-497-6

Tieck, Sarah Digestive System
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     ABDO     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61613-498-3

Tieck, Sarah Muscular System
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     ABDO     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61613-499-0

Tieck, Sarah Nervous System
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     ABDO     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61613-500-3

 

Machines and technology

Technology 360 series

Grabowski, John Television
High school     112 pp.     Lucent      2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4205-0169-8

Hillstrom, Laurie Collier Global Positioning Systems
High school      96 pp.     Lucent      2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4205-0325-8

Kallen, Stuart A. iPod and MP3 Players
High school     104 pp.     Lucent     2010
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4205-0166-7

First Facts: Transportation Zone series

Hanson, Anne E. Ambulances in Action
Gr. K–3      24 pp.     Capstone     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4296-6827-9

Olien, Becky Police Cars in Action
Gr. K–3      24 pp.     Capstone     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4296-6825-5

Schaefer, Lola M. Semitrucks in Action
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Capstone     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4296-6826-2

Kaner, Etta Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More: The Eco-Journal of Corry Lapont
Gr. 4–6     64 pp.     Kids Can     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-55453-570-5

New Technology series

Graham, Ian Forensic Technology
High school      46 pp.      Smart Apple     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-532-8

Graham, Ian Robot Technology
High school     46 pp.     Smart Apple     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-533-5

Oxlade, Chris Gaming Technology
High school     46 pp.     Smart Apple     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-531-1

Ross, Stewart Sports Technology
High school     46 pp.     Smart Apple     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-534-2

Zimmermann, Karl The Stourbridge Lion: America’s First Locomotive
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Boyds     2012
Trade ISBN 978-1-59078-859-2

 

Books for Presidents’ Day

Kalman, Maira Looking at Lincoln
Gr. K–3     40 pp.     Penguin/Paulsen (Penguin Young Readers Group)     2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-399-24039-3

McClafferty, Carla Killough The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon
Gr. 4–6   120 pp. Carolrhoda 2011
Trade ISBN 978-0-7613-5608-0

Sandler, Martin W. Kennedy Through the Lens: How Photography and Television Revealed and Shaped an Extraordinary Leader
Gr. 4–6     98 pp.     Walker     2011
Trade ISBN 978-0-8027-2160-0
Library binding ISBN 978-0-8027-2161-7

Townsend, Michael Where Do Presidents Come From? And Other Presidential Stuff of Super-Great Importance
Gr. 4–6     156 pp.     Dial     2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-8037-3748-8

Swanson, James L. Bloody Times: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis
High school     196 pp.     HarperCollins/Collins (HarperCollins)     2011
Trade ISBN 978-0-06-156089-7

 

The Civil War

Civil War Highlights series

Cooke, Tim Causes of the War: 1800–1861
Middle school     48 pp.     Smart Apple     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-813-8

Cooke, Tim The Confederacy Advances: 1861–1862
Middle school     48 pp.     Smart Apple     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-814-5

Cooke, Tim Home Front: 1861–1865
Middle school     48 pp.     Smart Apple     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-817-6

Cooke, Tim Politics of the War: 1861–1865
Middle school     48 pp.     Smart Apple      2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-818-3

Cooke, Tim Triumph of the Union: 1864–1865
Middle school     48 pp.     Smart Apple     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-816-9

Cooke, Tim The Turning Point: 1863
Middle school      48 pp.     Smart Apple     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-815-2

Gourley, Catherine The Horrors of Andersonville: Life and Death Inside a Civil War Prison
High school     192 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2010
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-4212-0

Jones, Carrie Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender: The True Story of a Civil War Spy
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Carolrhoda      2011
Trade ISBN 978-0-7613-5399-7

Kostyal, K. M. 1862, Fredericksburg: A New Look at a Bitter Civil War Battle
Gr. 4–6
      48 pp.     National (National Geographic Books)     2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-4263-0835-2
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4263-0836-9

Rosenberg, Aaron The Civil War: One Event, Six People
Gr. 4–6     160 pp.     Scholastic     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-545-28926-9
Paperback ISBN 978-0-545-23756-7

 

Discovering ancient and medieval history

Barnard, Bryn The Genius of Islam: How Muslims Made the Modern World
Gr. 4–6   40 pp. Knopf (Random House Children’s Books) 2011
Trade ISBN 978-0-375-84072-2
Library binding ISBN 978-0-375-94072-9

Goddio, Franck The Treasures of the Seven Seas: Cleopatra and the Mystery of the San Diego
Gr. 4–6     45 pp.     Prestel     2011
Trade ISBN 978-3-7913-5096-7

Hartland, Jessie How the Sphinx Got to the Museum
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Blue Apple     2010
Trade ISBN 978-1-60905-032-0

Understanding World History series

Kallen, Stuart A. Ancient Egypt
High school     96 pp.      ReferencePoint     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60152-152-1

Marcovitz, Hal Ancient Rome
High school      96 pp.      ReferencePoint     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60152-186-6

Woog, Adam The Early Middle Ages
High school     96 pp.     ReferencePoint     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60152-151-4

Woog, Adam The Late Middle Ages
High school     96 pp.     ReferencePoint     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60152-188-0

Rubalcaba, Jill and Cline, Eric H. Digging for Troy: From Homer to Hisarlik
Gr. 4–6     74 pp.     Charlesbridge      2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-58089-326-8
Paperback ISBN 978-1-58089-327-5

 

Music

Cline-Ransome, Lesa Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George
Gr. K–3     40 pp.     Random/Schwartz & Wade     2011
Paperback ISBN 978-0-375-83600-8
Library binding ISBN 978-0-375-93621-0

Ready to Make Music series

Landau, Elaine Is the Flute for You?
Gr. 4–6     40 pp.     Lerner     2010
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-5420-8

Landau, Elaine Is the Guitar for You?
Gr. 4–6     40 pp.     Lerner     2010
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-5424-6

Landau, Elaine Is the Trumpet for You?
Gr. 4–6     40 pp.      Lerner      2010
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-5422-2

Landau, Elaine Is the Violin for You?
Gr. 4–6     40 pp.      Lerner      2010
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-5423-9

Manzella, Teresa Ryan How to Analyze the Music of Bob Dylan [Essential Critiques]
High school      112 pp.     ABDO     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-090-7

Rubin, Susan Goldman Music Was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein
Gr. 4–6     178 pp.     Charlesbridge     2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-58089-344-2

American Music Milestones series

Doeden, Matt American Latin Music: Rumba Sounds, Bossa Nova, and the Salsa Sound
Middle school, High school     64 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-4505-3

Farseth, Erik American Rock: Guitar Heroes, Punks, and Metalheads
Middle school, High school     64 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-4503-9

Kaplan, Arie American Pop: Hit Makers, Superstars, and Dance Revolutionaries
Middle school, High school     64 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-4504-6

Mendelson, Aaron American R&B: Gospel Grooves, Funky Drummers, and Soul Power
Middle school, High school     64 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-4501-5

Sachs, Lloyd American Country: Bluegrass, Honky-Tonk, and Crossover Sounds
Middle school, High school     64 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-4502-2

Sacks, Nathan American HipHop: Rappers, DJs, and Hard Beats
Middle school, High school     64 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-4500-8

 

Dance

Ancona, George Ole! Flamenco
Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     Lee     2010
Trade ISBN 978-1-60060-361-7

Friedman, Lise Becoming a Ballerina: A Nutcracker Story
Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     Viking      2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-670-01392-0

Greenberg, Jan and Jordan, Sandra Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring
Gr. K–3     48 pp.     Roaring Brook/Flash Point/Porter      2010
Trade ISBN 978-1-59643-338-0

Williams, Ann-Marie Learn to Speak Dance: A Guide to Creating, Performing, & Promoting Your Moves
Gr. 4–6      96 pp.     Owlkids     2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-926818-88-7
Paperback ISBN 978-1-926818-89-4

Winter, Jonah Jazz Age Josephine
Gr. K–3     40 pp.     Atheneum (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)     2012
Trade ISBN 978-1-4169-6123-9

 

Snow Day Activities

Creative Writing in 5 Simple Steps series

Dunkleberger, Amy Write a Mystery in 5 Simple Steps
Gr. 4–6, Middle school     48 pp.     Enslow     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3835-6

Lieurance, Suzanne Write a Romance in 5 Simple Steps
Gr. 4–6, Middle school  48 pp. Enslow     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3837-0

Litwin, Laura Baskes Write Horror Fiction in 5 Simple Steps
Gr. 4–6, Middle school  48 pp. Enslow     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3836-3

McKay, Laura Lee  Write Fantasy Fiction in 5 Simple Steps
Gr. 4–6, Middle school     48 pp.     Enslow     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3834-9

Peters, Jeffrey Edward Write a Graphic Novel in 5 Simple Steps
Gr. 4–6, Middle school     48 pp.     Enslow     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3888-2

Schuman, Michael A. Write Science Fiction in 5 Simple Steps
Gr. 4–6, Middle school     48 pp.      Enslow     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3844-8

Craft Star series

Fisher, Diana Rockin’ Crafts: Everything You Need to Become a Rock-Painting Craft Star!
Gr. 4–6     64 pp.     Walter Foster (Black Rabbit Books)     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-936309-40-5

Friday, Megan Green Crafts: Become an Earth-Friendly Craft Star, Step by Easy Step!
Gr. 4–6      64 pp.     Walter Foster (Black Rabbit Books)     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-936309-38-2

Friday, Megan Pet Crafts: Everything You Need to Become Your Pet’s Craft Star!
Gr. 4–6     64 pp.     Walter Foster (Black Rabbit Books)      2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-936309-41-2

Super Simple Cultural Art series

Kuskowski, Alex Super Simple African Art: Fun and Easy Art from Around the World
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     ABDO     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-210-9

Kuskowski, Alex Super Simple American Art: Fun and Easy Art from Around the World
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     ABDO     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-211-6

Kuskowski, Alex Super Simple Chinese Art: Fun and Easy Art from Around the World
Gr. K–3      32 pp.     ABDO     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-212-3

Kuskowski, Alex Super Simple Mexican Art: Fun and Easy Art from Around the World
Gr. K–3   32 pp. ABDO 2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-213-0

Super Simple Recipes series

Tuminelly, Nancy Let’s Cook with Apples!: Delicious & Fun Apple Dishes Kids Can Make
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     ABDO     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-418-9

Tuminelly, Nancy Let’s Cook with Cereal!: Delicious & Fun Cereal Dishes Kids Can Make
Gr. K–3      32 pp.     ABDO     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-419-6

Tuminelly, Nancy Let’s Cook with Cheese!: Delicious & Fun Cheese Dishes Kids Can Make
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     ABDO     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-420-2

Tuminelly, Nancy Let’s Cook with Eggs!: Delicious & Fun Egg Dishes Kids Can Make
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     ABDO      2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-421-9

Checkerboard How-To Library: Cool World Cooking series

Wagner, Lisa Cool African Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     ABDO     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61714-658-9

Wagner, Lisa Cool Chinese and Japanese Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids
Gr. 4–6      32 pp.     ABDO     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61714-659-6

Wagner, Lisa Cool French Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     ABDO     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61714-660-2

Wagner, Lisa Cool Italian Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     ABDO     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61714-661-9

share save 171 16 Books mentioned in the January 2013 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Speak Your Mind

*