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     […]

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

Scientist biographies Berne, Jennifer  On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein Illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky Gr. K–3     48 pp.     Chronicle     2013 Trade ISBN 978-0-8118-7235-5 Burleigh, Robert  Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Simon/Wiseman     2013 Trade ISBN 978-1-4169-5819-2 Byrd, Robert  Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of […]

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

Social issues Exploring Tough Issues series Brownlie, Ali  Why Do People Abuse Human Rights? Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     Raintree      2004 Library binding ISBN 0-7398-6684-2 Senker, Cath  Why Are People Refugees? Gr. 4–6      48 pp.     Raintree      2004 Library binding ISBN 0-7398-6685-0 Woolf, Alex  Why Are People Terrorists? Gr. 4–6      48 pp.     Raintree      2004 Library binding ISBN […]

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

Remembering the Holocaust Holocaust Through Primary Sources series Altman, Linda Jacobs The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Striking a Blow Against the Nazis Middle school, high school     128 pp.     Enslow     2011 Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3320-7 Byers, Ann Rescuing the Danish Jews: A Heroic Story from the Holocaust Middle school, high school     128 pp.     […]

Remembering the Holocaust

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising by Linda Jacobs Altman

Recommended nonfiction books about the Holocaust. From the April 2013 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.

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.     […]

Science and the Common Core

Danielle J. Ford

Both the new Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts and the soon-to-be-released Next Generation Science Standards emphasize competencies in nonfiction literacies: the CCSS in its bold push for a central role for informational text in reading instruction, and the NGSS in its just-as-purposeful spotlight on the critical reading, writing, visual, and oral practices of […]

Snow Day Activities

Write a Mystery in 5 Simple Steps by Dunkleberger

Recommended books on snow day activities. From the January 2013 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.

Dance

Ole! Flamenco by George Ancona

Recommended dance books. From the January 2013 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.

Music

Before There Was Mozart by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Recommended music books. From the January 2013 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.