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Books mentioned in the January 2016 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Immigration

Freedman, Russell  Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain
Chinese poems translated by Evans Chan.
Gr. 4–6     81 pp.     Clarion     2014
Trade ISBN 978-0-547-90378-1

Harrison, Geoffrey C. and Scott, Thomas F.  New Americans
Gr. 4–6     48 pp.   Norwood   2013
Library binding ISBN 978-1-59953-591-3

Nazario, Sonia  Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother
Middle school, high school     277 pp.     Delacorte     2013
ISBN 978-0-385-74327-3
Library binding ISBN 978-0-375-99104-2

Raidt, Gerda and Holtei, Christa  In the New World: A Family in Two Centuries
Translated by Susi Woofter.
Gr. K–3     40 pp.     Charlesbridge   2015
Trade ISBN 978-1-58089-630-6
e-book ISBN 978-1-60734-783-5

Schwartz, Simon  The Other Side of the Wall
Middle school, high school   112 pp.     Lerner/Graphic Universe     2015
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4677-5840-6
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4677-6028-7
e-book ISBN 978-1-4677-7839-8

 

Customs and lifestyles

Cloverleaf Books: Alike and Different series

Bullard, Lisa  My Clothes, Your Clothes
Illustrated by Renée Kurilla.
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Millbrook     2015
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4677-4902-2
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4677-6030-0
e-book ISBN 978-1-4677-6291-5

Bullard, Lisa  My Home, Your Home
Illustrated by Paula Becker.
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Millbrook     2015
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4677-4904-6
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4677-6032-4
e-book ISBN 978-1-4677-6294-6

Gordon, Stephen G.  Expressing the Inner Wild: Tattoos, Piercings, Jewelry, and Other Body Art
High school     56 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4677-1467-9
e-book ISBN 978-1-4677-2548-4

Miller, Shauna  Penny Chic: How to Be Stylish on a Real Girl’s Budget
Photographs by Shideh Miller.
Middle school, high school   178 pp.     Little/Poppy     2014
Trade ISBN 978-0-316-23656-0

Ritchie, Scot  Look Where We Live!: A First Book of Community Building
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Kids Can     2015
Trade ISBN 978-1-77138-102-4

Tate, Nikki and Tate-Stratton, Dani  Take Shelter: At Home Around the World [Orca Footprints series]
Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     Orca     2014
Trade ISBN 978-1-4598-0742-6
e-book ISBN 978-1-4598-0744-0

 

Inspirational athletes

Brown, Daniel James  The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics
Adapted by Gregory Mone.
Middle school, high school     226 pp.     Viking     2015
Trade ISBN 978-0-451-47592-3

Davis, Mo’ne  Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer
With Hilary Beard.
Gr. 4–6, middle school   191 pp.     HarperCollins/Harper     2015
Trade ISBN 978-0-06-239752-2

McCully, Emily Arnold  Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Farrar/Ferguson     2015
Trade ISBN 978-0-374-30007-4

Meltzer, Brad  I Am Jackie Robinson
Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos.
Gr. K–3     40 pp.     Dial     2015
Trade ISBN 978-0-8037-4086-0

Morgan, Alex  Breakaway: Beyond the Goal
With Sarah Durand.
Middle school, high school   
289 pp. Simon 2015
Trade ISBN 978-1-4814-5107-9
e-book ISBN 978-1-4814-5109-3

 

Investigating crime

True Forensic Crime Stories series

Eldridge, Stephen  Trace Evidence: Dead People Do Tell Tales
Gr. 4–6     104 pp.     Enslow     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3664-2
e-book ISBN 978-0-7660-4561-3

Faulk, Michelle  Gun Crimes: Dead People Do Tell Tales
Gr. 4–6     104 pp.     Enslow     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3763-2
e-book ISBN 978-0-7660-5324-3

Latta, Sara L.  Bones: Dead People Do Tell Tales
Gr. 4–6     104 pp.     Enslow     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3669-7
e-book ISBN 978-0-7660-5574-2

Latta, Sara L.  Cybercrime: Data Trails Do Tell Tales
Gr. 4–6     104 pp.     Enslow     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3668-0
e-book ISBN 978-0-7660-5506-3

Latta, Sara L.  DNA and Blood: Dead People Do Tell Tales
Gr. 4–6     104 pp.     Enslow     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3667-3
e-book ISBN 978-0-7660-5473-8

Stiefel, Chana  Fingerprints: Dead People Do Tell Tales
Gr. 4–6     104 pp.    Enslow     2011
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3689-5
e-book ISBN 978-0-7660-5381-6

Who Dunnit? Forensic Science Experiments series

Gardner, Robert Who Can Solve the Crime?: Science Projects Using Detective Skills
Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     Enslow/Elementary     2010
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3247-7
e-book ISBN 978-0-7660-4501-9

Gardner, Robert Who Forged This Document?: Crime-Solving Science Projects
Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     Enslow/Elementary     2010
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3246-0
e-book ISBN 978-0-7660-4500-2

Gardner, Robert Whose Bones Are These?: Crime-Solving Science Projects
Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     Enslow/Elementary     2010
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3248-4
e-book ISBN 978-0-7660-4493-7

Gardner, Robert Whose Fingerprints Are These?: Crime-Solving Science Projects
Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     Enslow/Elementary     2010
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7660-3245-3
e-book ISBN 978-0-7660-4492-0

More Professional Tools series

Hanson, Anders Detective’s Tools
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     ABDO     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-62403-071-0

Hanson, Anders Police Officer’s Tools
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     ABDO     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-62403-074-1

Miller, Sarah The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden & the Trial of the Century
Middle school, high school
     284 pp.     Schwartz & Wade/Random     2016
Trade ISBN 978-0-553-49808-0
Library binding ISBN 978-0-553-49809-7
e-book ISBN 978-0-553-49810-3

Murray, Elizabeth A. Overturning Wrongful Convictions: Science Serving Justice
Middle school, high school     120 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2015
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4677-2513-2
e-book ISBN 978-1-4677-6307-3

 

Psychology and mindfulness

Barron, T. A. The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life
Gr. 4–6, middle school     74 pp.     Philomel     2015
Trade ISBN 978-0-399-17325-7

Doeden, Matt Health Smarts: How to Eat Right, Stay Fit, Make Positive Choices, and More [USA Today Teen Wise Guides: Lifestyle Choices series]
Middle school, high school     64 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2012
Library binding ISBN 978-0-7613-7023-9

Jackson, Donna M. Every Body’s Talking: What We Say Without Words
With Carol Kinsey Goman.
Middle school, high school     64 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2014
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4677-0858-6
e-book ISBN 978-1-4677-1120-3

Kerley, Barbara With a Friend by Your Side
Gr. K–3     48 pp.     National     2015
Trade ISBN 978-1-4263-1905-1

Stewart, Whitney Meditation Is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids
Illustrated by Sally Rippin
Gr. K–3
     32 pp.     Whitman     2015
Trade ISBN 978-0-8075-4908-7

These titles were featured in the January 2016 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.

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