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

Creepy-crawlies

Burns, Loree Griffin  Beetle Busters: A Rogue Insect and the People Who Track It
Photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz
Gr. 4–6, middle school     64 pp.     Houghton     2014
Trade ISBN 978-0-547-79267-5

Carson, Mary Kay  How Strong Is an Ant?: And Other Questions About Bugs and Insects
[Good Question! series]
Gr. K–3    32 pp.     Sterling     2014
Trade ISBN 978-1-4549-0684-1
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4549-0685-8

Seedlings series

Frisch, Aaron  Bees
Gr. K–3
   24 pp.     Creative Education     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-456-9

Frisch, Aaron  Butterflies
Gr. K–3    24 pp.     Creative Education     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-457-6

Frisch, Aaron  Ladybugs
Gr. K–3    24 pp.     Creative Education     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-459-0

Gravel, Elise  The Slug [Disgusting Critters series]
Gr. K–3    32 pp.     Tundra     2014
Trade ISBN 978-1-77049-655-2
E-book ISBN 978-1-77049-657-6

McGavin, George  Bugs: A Stunning Pop-Up Look at Insects, Spiders, and Other Creepy-Crawlies
Illustrated by Jim Kay
Gr. 4–6     12 pp.     Candlewick     2013
Trade ISBN 978-0-7636-6762-7

 

Prehistoric life

Aronson, Marc  The Griffin and the Dinosaur: How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Science
With Adrienne Mayor. Illustrated by Chris Muller
Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     National Geographic     2014
Trade ISBN 978-1-4263-1108-6
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4263-1109-3

Feldman, Thea  Tyrannosaurus! [Kingfisher Readers series]
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Kingfisher/Macmillan     2014
Trade ISBN 978-0-7534-7136-4
Paperback ISBN 978-0-7534-7137-1

Lanser, Amanda  Ötzi the Iceman [Digging Up the Past series]
Middle school, high school     112 pp.     ABDO/Essential Library     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-62403-235-6

Thomson, Sarah L.  Ancient Animals: Saber-Toothed Cat
Illustrated by Andrew Plant
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Charlesbridge     2014
Trade ISBN 978-1-58089-400-5
Paperback ISBN 978-1-58089-407-4
E-book ISBN 978-1-60734-739-2

Prehistoric! series

West, David  After the Dinosaurs
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.    Smart Apple     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-62588-086-4
Paperback ISBN 978-1-62588-113-7

West, David  Before the Dinosaurs
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.    Smart Apple    2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-62588-082-6
Paperback ISBN 978-1-62588-109-0

West, David  Dinosaurs of the Cretaceous
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.    Smart Apple     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-62588-085-7
Paperback ISBN 978-1-62588-112-0

West, David  Dinosaurs of the Jurassic
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.   Smart Apple     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-62588-084-0
Paperback ISBN 978-1-62588-111-3

West, David  Dinosaurs of the Triassic
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.      Smart Apple     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-62588-083-3
Paperback ISBN 978-1-62588-110-6

West, David  The Rise of Humans
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     Smart Apple     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-62588-087-1
Paperback ISBN 978-1-62588-114-4

 

Human body

Birmingham, Maria  Tastes like Music: 17 Quirks of the Brain and Body
Illustrated by Monika Melnychuk
Gr. 4–6     40 pp.     Owlkids     2014
Trade ISBN 978-1-77147-010-0
Paperback ISBN 978-1-77147-083-4

Healthy Me! series

Gleisner, Jenna Lee  My Body Needs Exercise
Gr. K–3     24 pp.    Amicus High Interest     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60753-586-7
E-book ISBN 978-1-60753-686-4

Gleisner, Jenna Lee  My Body Needs Food
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Amicus High Interest     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60753-587-4
E-book ISBN 978-1-60753-687-1

Gleisner, Jenna Lee  My Body Needs Rest
Gr. K–3     24 pp.    Amicus High Interest    2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60753-588-1
E-book ISBN 978-1-60753-688-8

Gleisner, Jenna Lee  My Body Needs to Be Clean
Gr. K–3     24 pp.    Amicus High Interest     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60753-589-8
E-book ISBN 978-1-60753-689-5

Rosen, Michael J.  Girls vs. Guys: Surprising Differences Between the Sexes
Middle school, high school     72 pp.    Twenty-First Century    2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4677-1610-9
E-book ISBN 978-1-4677-4789-9

Good Question! series

Stewart, Melissa  How Does the Ear Hear?: And Other Questions About the Five Senses
Gr. K–3
     32 pp.    Sterling    2014
Trade ISBN 978-1-4549-0672-8
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4599-0673-5

Stewart, Melissa  How Is My Brain like a Supercomputer?: And Other Questions About the Human Body
Gr. K–3     32 pp.   Sterling    2014
Trade ISBN 978-1-4549-0680-3
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4549-0681-0

Wilsdon, Christina, Daniels, Patricia and Agresta, Jen  Ultimate Bodypedia
Gr. 4–6     272 pp.     National Geographic     2014
Trade ISBN 978-1-4263-1721-7
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4263-1722-4

 

Rock ‘n’ roll

Pop Histories series

Anniss, Matt  The Story of Hip-Hop
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     Smart Apple     2013
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-965-4

Anniss, Matt  The Story of Pop Music
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     Smart Apple     2013
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-970-8

Anniss, Matt  The Story of Punk and Indie
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     Smart Apple     2013
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-968-5

Anniss, Matt  The Story of Rock Music
Gr. 4–6      32 pp.     Smart Apple     2013
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-969-2

Anniss, Matt  The Story of Soul and R&B
Gr. 4–6      32 pp.     Smart Apple     2013
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-966-1

Anniss, Matt  The Story of Techno and Dance Music
Gr. 4–6   32 pp.     Smart Apple     2013
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59920-967-8

Marcovitz, Hal  The History of Rock and Roll [Understanding World History series]
Middle school, high school     96 pp.     ReferencePoint     2013
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60152-598-7

Roche, Suzzy  Want to Be in a Band?
Illustrated by Giselle Potter
Gr. K–3   40 pp.     Random/Schwartz & Wade     2013
Trade ISBN 978-0-375-86879-5
Library binding ISBN 978-0-375-96879-2

Richards, Keith  Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar
With Bill Shapiro and Barnaby Harris. Illustrated by Theodora Richards
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Little/Tingley     2014
Trade ISBN 978-0-316-32065-8

Sandler, Martin W.  How the Beatles Changed the World
Gr. 4–6, middle school     192 pp.     Walker     2014
Trade ISBN 978-0-8027-3565-2
Library binding ISBN 978-0-8027-3566-9

 

Social issues

Behnke, Alison Marie  Up for Sale: Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
Middle school, high school
     72 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4677-1611-6
E-book ISBN 978-1-4677-4797-4

Super SandCastle: What We Stand For series

Hanson, Anders  Keeping the Peace: The Kids’ Book of Peacemaking
Gr. K–3
     24 pp.     ABDO     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-62403-294-3

Hanson, Anders  Everyone Is Equal: The Kids’ Book of Tolerance
Gr. K–3
     24 pp.     ABDO     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-62403-293-6

Hile, Lori  Bullying [Teen Issues series]
Middle school, high school     56 pp.     Heinemann     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4329-6534-1
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4329-6539-6

Matthews, Jenny  Children Growing Up with War
Gr. 4–6
     48 pp.     Candlewick     2014
Trade ISBN 978-0-7636-6942-3

Raum, Elizabeth  Helping Others [Kids Making a Difference series]
Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     Heinemann     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4329-6501-3
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4329-6506-8

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

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