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Books mentioned in the January 2015 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Black History Month

Story of the Civil Rights Movement in Photographs series

Aretha, David The Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Photographs
Gr. 46     48 pp.    Enslow     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-4234-6

Aretha, David The Story of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement in Photographs
Gr. 46     48 pp.    Enslow     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-4237-7

Aretha, David The Story of the Civil Rights Freedom Rides in Photographs
Gr. 46     48 pp.    Enslow     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-4236-0

Aretha, David The Story of the Civil Rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Photographs
Gr. 46     48 pp.    Enslow     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-4238-4

Aretha, David The Story of the Little Rock Nine and School Desegregation in Photographs
Gr. 46     48 pp.    Enslow     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-4235-3

Aretha, David The Story of the Selma Voting Rights Marches in Photographs
Gr. 46     48 pp.    Enslow     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-4239-1

Lewis, J. Patrick, and Lyon, George Ella Voices from the March on Washington
Gr. 4–6   114 pp.   Boyds/Wordsong   2014
Trade ISBN 978-1-62091-785-5

Murphy, Claire Rudolf My Country, ‘Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights
Illustrated by Bryan Collier
Gr. K–3     48 pp.     Holt     2014
ISBN 978-0-8050-8226-5

Smith, Charles R., Jr. 28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World
Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Gr. K–3     56 pp.     Roaring Brook/Porter     2015
ISBN 978-1-59643-820-0

Spilsbury, Richard Who Marched for Civil Rights? [Primary Source Detectives series]
Middle school, high school     64 pp.    Heinemann   2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4329-9604-8
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4329-9611-6

 

Presidents and their families

Gherman, Beverly First Mothers
Illustrated by Julie Downing
Gr. K–3     64 pp.    Clarion    2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-547-22301-8

Gourley, Robbin First Garden: The White House Garden and How It Grew
Gr. K–3     48 pp.    Clarion    2011
ISBN 978-0-547-48224-8

Kimmelman, Leslie Hot Dog!: Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic
Illustrated by Victor Juhasz
Gr. K–3     40 pp.   Sleeping Bear   2014
Trade ISBN 978-1-58536-830-3

Meacham, Jon Thomas Jefferson: President & Philosopher
Middle school, high school     322 pp.     Crown     2014
Trade ISBN 978-0-385-38749-1

Rhatigan, Joe White House Kids: The Perks, Pleasures, Problems, and Pratfalls of the Presidents’ Children
Illustrated by Jay Shin
Gr. 4–6     96 pp.     Charlesbridge/Imagine     2012
Trade ISBN 978-1-936140-80-0

 

Archaeology

Athans, Sandra K. Secrets of the Sky Caves: Danger and Discovery on Nepal’s Mustang Cliffs
Gr. 4–6     64 pp.     Millbrook     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4677-0016-0

Aveni, Anthony Buried Beneath Us: Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas
Illustrated by Katherine Roy
Gr. 4–6     90 pp.     Roaring Brook     2013
Trade ISBN 978-1-59643-567-1

Deem, James M. Faces from the Past: Forgotten People of North America
Middle school, high school     151 pp.     Houghton     2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-547-37024-8

Liu-Perkins, Christine At Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures of Mawangdui
Illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen
Gr. 4–6     80 pp.     Charlesbridge     2014
Trade ISBN 978-1-58089-370-1

Walker, Sally M. and Owsley, Douglas W. Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World
Middle school, high school
    136 pp.     Carolrhoda     2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-7613-7457-2

 

Language and literature

Becker, Helaine AlphaBest: The Zany, Zanier, Zaniest Book About Comparatives and Superlatives
Illustrated by Dave Whamond
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Kids Can     2012
Trade ISBN 978-1-55453-715-0

Isabella, Jude Chitchat: Celebrating the World’s Languages
Illustrated by Kathy Boake
Gr. 4–6     44 pp.     Kids Can     2013
Trade ISBN 978-1-55453-787-7

Levine, Gail Carson Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink
Gr. 4–6
     295 pp.     Harper Collins/Harper     2014
Trade ISBN 978-0-06-227530-1;
Paperback ISBN 978-0-06-227529-5

Essential Critiques series

Llanas, Sheila How to Analyze the Works of Suzanne Collins
Middle school, high school  
112 pp.     ABDO     2012
Library binding ISBN     978-1-61783-456-1

Van Zee, Amy How to Analyze the Works of C. S. Lewis
Middle school, high school        
112 pp.     ABDO     2012.
Library binding ISBN 978-1-61783-455-4

Bryant, Jen. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Gr. K–3     48 pp.   Eerdmans   2014
Trade ISBN 978-0-8028-5385-1

 

Physics and chemistry

Adams, Tom Super Science: Matter Matters!
Illustrated by Thomas Flintham
Gr. 4–6    18 pp.    Candlewick/Templar    2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-7636-6096-3

Pfeffer, Wendy Light Is All Around Us
Illustrated by Paul Meisel
Gr. K–3     40 pp.    HarperCollins/Harper    2014
Trade ISBN 978-0-06-029121-1
Paperback ISBN 978-0-06-440924-7

Exploring Sound series

Spilsbury, Louise and Spilsbury, Richard Making Noise!: Making Sounds
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Heinemann     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4109-5999-7
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4109-6004-7

Spilsbury, Louise and Spilsbury, Richard Why Can’t I Hear That?: Pitch and Frequency
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Heinemann     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4109-6000-9
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4109-6005-4

Walton, Ruth Let’s Go to the Playground [Let’s Find Out series]
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Sea to Sea     2013
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59771-388-7

Mysteries of the Universe series

Whiting, Jim Energy
Middle school, high school     48 pp.     Creative Education     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-187-2

Whiting, Jim Gravity
Middle school, high school     48 pp.     Creative Education     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-189-6

Whiting, Jim Light
Middle school, high school     48 pp.     Creative Education     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-190-2

Whiting, Jim Mass & Matter
Middle school, high school     48 pp.     Creative Education     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-191-9

Whiting, Jim Space & Time
Middle school, high school     48 pp.     Creative Education     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-192-6

These titles were featured in the January 2015 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.

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