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

Colonial America

Arato, Rona Story Voyages Through History 1750–1899 [On an American Day]
Illustrated by Ben Shannon
Gr. 4-6    
96 pp.     Owlkids     2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-926818-91-7
Paperback ISBN 978-1-926818-92-4

Fact Finders: Life in the American Colonies series

Asselin, Kristine Carlson The Real Story About Government and Politics in Colonial America
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     Capstone     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4296-6139-3
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4296-7219-1

Raum, Elizabeth The Scoop on Clothes, Homes, and Daily Life in Colonial America
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     Capstone     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4296-6138-6
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4296-7213-9

Freedman, Russell Becoming Ben Franklin: How a Candle-Maker’s Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty
Middle school, high school     86 pp.     Holiday     2013
Trade ISBN 978-0-8234-2374-3

McNamara, Margaret George Washington’s Birthday: A Mostly True Tale
Illustrated by Barry Blitt
Gr. K–3    
40 pp.     Random/Schwartz & Wade     2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-375-84499-7
Library binding ISBN 978-0-375-94458-1

Schanzer, Rosalyn Witches!: The Absolutely True Story of Disaster in Salem
Gr. 4–6     144 pp.     National Geographic     2011
Trade ISBN 978-1-4263-0869-7
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4263-0870-3

 

Literary biographies

Brown, Monica Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People
Illustrated by Julie Paschkis
Gr. K–3    
32 pp.     Holt     2011
Trade ISBN 978-0-8050-9198-4

Fradin, Dennis Brindell and Fradin, Judith Bloom Zora!: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston
Middle school, high school     180 pp.     Clarion     2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-547-00695-6

Neimark, Anne E. Mythmaker: The Life of J. R. R. Tolkien, Creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Illustrated by Brad Weinman
Gr. 4–6
     136 pp.     Harcourt     2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-547-99734-6

Reef, Catherine The Brontë Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne
High school     231 pp.     Clarion     2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-547-57966-5

Yolen, Jane The Emily Sonnets: The Life of Emily Dickinson
Illustrated by Gary Kelley
Gr. 4–6, middle school
     40 pp.     Creative Editions     2012
Trade ISBN 978-1-56846-215-8

 

Technology innovations past and present

Innovative Technologies series

Carmichael, L. E. Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
High school     112 pp.     ABDO     2013
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-463-9

Farrell, Courtney Methane Energy
High school     112 pp.     ABDO     2013
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-465-3

Hand, Carol Biomass Energy
High school     112 pp.     ABDO     2013
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-462-2

Hirsch, Rebecca Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
High school     112 pp.     ABDO     2013
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-464-6

Technology Pioneers series

Harris, Ashley Rae Facebook: The Company and Its Founders
Middle school, high school     112 pp.     ABDO     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-332-8

Harris, Ashley Rae Microsoft: The Company and Its Founders
Middle school, high school     112 pp.     ABDO     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-333-5

Wittekind, Erika Amazon.com: The Company and Its Founder
Middle school, high school     112 pp.     ABDO     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-330-4

Montgomery, Sy Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World
Gr. 4-6     148 pp.     Houghton     2012
Trade ISBN 978-1-547-44315-7

Rumford, James From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World
Gr. K–3     40 pp.     Roaring Brook/Flash Point/Porter     2012
Trade ISBN 978-1-59643-542-1

Rusch, Elizabeth The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity [Scientists in the Field series]
Gr. 4–6    
80 pp.     Houghton     2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-547-47881-4

 

Visual arts

Bernier-Grand, Carmen T. Picasso: I the King, Yo el rey
Illustrated by David Diaz
High school    
64 pp.     Amazon      2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-7614-6177-7

Brushes with Greatness series

Bodden, Valerie History Paintings
Middle school, high school     48 pp.     Creative Education     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-200-8

Bodden, Valerie Landscapes
Middle school, high school     48 pp.     Creative Education     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-201-5

Frisch-Schmoll, Joy Portraits
Middle school, high school     48 pp.     Creative Education     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-202-2

Frisch-Schmoll, Joy Still Lifes
Middle school, high school     48 pp.     Creative Education     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-203-9

Parker, Marjorie Blain Colorful Dreamer: The Story of Artist Henri Matisse
Illustrated by Holly Berry
Gr. K–3     32 pp.      Dial     2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-8037-3758-7

Tan, Shaun The Bird King: An Artist’s Notebook
Gr. 4–6     128 pp.     Scholastic/Levine     2013
Trade ISBN 978-0-545-46513-7

Vry, Silke 13 Art Illusions Children Should Know
Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     Prestel     2012
Trade ISBN 978-3-7913-7110-8

 

Sports season

Kelly, David A. Miracle Mud: Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud That Changed Baseball
Illustrated by Oliver Dominguez
Gr. K–3    
32 pp.     Millbrook     2013
Trade ISBN 978-0-7613-8092-4

Exercise! series

Labrecque, Ellen Flexibility: Stretch and Move Farther
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Heinemann     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4329-6730-7
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4329-6737-6

Labrecque, Ellen Speed: Get Quick!
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Heinemann     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4329-6732-1
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4329-6739-0

Malaspina, Ann Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper
Illustrated by Eric Velasquez
Gr. 4–6
     32 pp.      Whitman     2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-8075-8035-6

Savage, Jeff Jeremy Lin [Xtreme Athletes series]
Middle school, high school     112 pp.     Morgan     2013
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59935-352-4

Skead, Robert Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe DiMaggio
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     Carolrhoda     2013
Trade ISBN 978-0-7613-6619-5

These titles were featured in the October 2013 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.

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