Recommended reading for Presidents’ Day. From the January 2013 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.
This afternoon, the inaugural issue of our new quarterly e-newsletter Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book went out to subscribers of our long-running monthly newsletter Notes from the Horn Book. Each issue will offer Horn Book Guide reviews of recommended informational books, grouped by subject, that we believe will be useful for schools adhering to [...]
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book, a quarterly supplement to our monthly e-newsletter Notes from the Horn Book. Each issue of Nonfiction Notes will contain brief reviews, taken from the Horn Book Guide, of new and recent informational books we think would be especially good for schools looking to [...]
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 [...]
Berkes, Marianne Animalogy: Animal Analogies Gr. K-3 32 pp. Sylvan Dell 2011 Illustrated by Cathy Morrison. This animal-themed book introduces analogies: “Amphibian is to frog / as mammal is to moose.” Whether illustrating verbs or nouns, the crisp language features accurate syntax, and rhymes on the alternate pages work well. Vivid illustrations of animals in natural [...]
Aretha, David Top 25 Baseball Skills, Tips, and Tricks Gr. 4-6 48 pp. Enslow 2011 Savage, Jeff Top 25 Gymnastics Skills, Tips, and Tricks Gr. 4-6 48 pp. Enslow 2011 Savage, Jeff Top 25 Hockey Skills, Tips, and Tricks Gr. 4-6 48 pp. Enslow 2011 Savage, Jeff Top 25 Soccer Skills, Tips, and Tricks Gr. 4-6 48 pp. Enslow [...]
Heine, Florian 13 Painters Children Should Know Gr. 4-6 48 pp. Prestel 2012 This large-format volume provides a thorough overview of some of history’s most influential painters, organized chronologically from Hieronymus Bosch to Basquiat. Captioned high-quality images of masterpieces support the informational text, which addresses styles, backgrounds, and inspirations; engaging personal details and anecdotes are also [...]