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Books mentioned in the March 2017 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Women in STEAM

Burleigh, Robert  Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor
Illustrated by Raúl Colón
Gr. K–3, 4–6     40 pp.     Simon/Wiseman     2016
Trade ISBN 978-1-4814-1600-9
Ebook ISBN 978-1-4814-1601-6

Conkling, Winifred  Radioactive!: How Irène Curie & Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science & Changed the World
Middle school, high school     227 pp.     Algonquin     2016
Trade ISBN 978-1-61620-415-0

Engle, Margarita  Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian
Illustrated by Julie Paschkis
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Holt     2010
Trade ISBN 978-0-8050-8937-0

Napoli, Donna Jo  Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Gr. K–3     40 pp.     Simon/Wiseman     2010
Trade ISBN 978-1-4169-3505-6

O’Shaughnessy, Tam  Sally Ride: A Photobiography of America’s Pioneering Woman in Space
Gr. 4–6, middle school     154 pp.     Roaring Brook     2015
Trade ISBN 978-1-59643-994-8

Reef, Catherine  Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse
Middle school, high school     184 pp.     Clarion     2016
Trade ISBN 978-0-544-53580-0

 

Spring into poetry

Write Me a Poem series

Bodden, Valerie  Finding the Rhyme in a Poem
Illustrated by Monique Felix
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Creative Education     2016
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-620-4
Paperback ISBN 978-1-62832-252-1
Ebook ISBN 978-1-56660-634-9

Bodden, Valerie Picturing Words in a Poem
Illustrated by Monique Felix
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Creative Education     2016
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-621-1
Paperback ISBN 978-1-62832-253-8
Ebook ISBN 978-1-56660-681-3

Bodden, Valerie  Poking Fun in a Poem
Illustrated by Etienne Delessert
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Creative Education     2016
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-622-8
Paperback ISBN 978-1-62832-254-5
Ebook ISBN 978-1-56660-682-0

Bodden, Valerie Who Is a Poet?
Illustrated by Monique Felix and Etienne Delessert
Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Creative Education     2016
Library binding ISBN 978-1-60818-623-5
Paperback ISBN 978-1-62832-255-2
Ebook ISBN 978-1-56660-683-7

Fogliano, Julie  When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Gr. K–3, 4–6     56 pp.     Roaring Brook/Porter     2016
Trade ISBN 978-1-59643-852-1

Latham, Irene  Fresh Delicious: Poems from the Farmers’ Market
Illustrated by Mique Moriuch
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Boyds/Wordsong     2016
Trade ISBN 978-1-62979-103-6

Lauer, Brett Fletcher and Melnick, Lynn  Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation
Middle school, high school     289 pp.     Viking     2015
Trade ISBN 978-0-670-01479-8

Raczka, Bob  Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems
Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     Roaring Brook     2016
Trade ISBN 978-1-62672-236-1

 

Environmental activism

Drummond, Allan  Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future
Gr. K–3    40 pp.     Farrar/Foster     2016
Trade ISBN 978-0-374-37999-5

Farley, Terri  Wild at Heart: Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them
Photographs by Melissa Farlow
Gr. 4–6, middle school     196 pp.     Houghton     2015
Trade ISBN 978-0-544-39294-6

Heos, Bridget  It’s Getting Hot in Here: The Past, Present, and Future of Climate Change
Middle school, high school     231 pp.     Houghton     2016
Trade ISBN 978-0-544-30347-8

Paul, Miranda  One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia
Gr. K–3, 4–6     32 pp.     Millbrook     2015
Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
Trade ISBN 978-1-4677-1608-6
Ebook ISBN 978-1-4677-6299-1

Young, Karen Romano  Mission: Sea Turtle Rescue: All About Sea Turtles and How to Save Them [National Geographic Kids Mission series]
With Daniel Raven-Ellison
Gr. 4–6     112 pp.     National Geographic     2015
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4263-1894-8
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4263-1893-1

 

Kids and computing

Find Your Talent series

Anniss, Matt  Make a Podcast!
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     Arcturus     2013
Library binding ISBN 978-1-84858-572-0

Anniss, Matt  Start a Blog!
Gr. 4–6  
   32 pp.     Arcturus     2013
Library binding ISBN 978-1-84858-575-1

Bedell, Jane M.  So, You Want to Be a Coder?: The Ultimate Guide to a Career in Programming, Video Game Creation, Robotics, and More! [Be What You Want series]
Gr. 4–6, middle school     248 pp.     Simon/Aladdin/Beyond Words     2016
Trade ISBN 978-1-58270-580-4
Paperback ISBN 978-1-58270-579-8
Ebook ISBN 978-1-4814-6063-7

Higgins, Melissa and Regan, Michael  Cybersecurity [Special Reports series]
Middle school, high school    112 pp.    ABDO/Essential Library    2016
Library binding ISBN 978-1-62403-899-0

Liukas, Linda  Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding
Gr. K–3     112 pp.     Feiwel     2015
Trade ISBN 978-1-250-06500-1
Ebook ISBN 978-1-250-08088-2

Kids Get Coding series

Lyons, Heather, and Elizabeth Tweedale  Coding, Bugs, and Fixes
Illustrated by Alex Westgate
Gr. K–3, 4–6    
24 pp.     Lerner     2016
Library binding ISBN 978-1-5124-1359-5
Paperback ISBN 978-1-5124-1600-8
Ebook ISBN 978-1-5124-1380-9

Lyons, Heather, and Elizabeth Tweedale  Learn to Program
Illustrated by Alex Westgate
Gr. K–3, 4–6    
24 pp.     Lerner     2016
Library binding ISBN 978-1-5124-1360-1
Paperback ISBN 978-1-5124-1601-5
Ebook ISBN 978-1-5124-1381-6

Lyons, Heather, and Elizabeth Tweedale  Online Safety for Coders
Illustrated by Alex Westgate
Gr. K–3, 4–6    
24 pp.     Lerner     2016
Library binding ISBN 978-1-5124-1361-8
Paperback ISBN 978-1-5124-1602-2
Ebook ISBN 978-1-5124-1383-0

Lyons, Heather, and Elizabeth Tweedale  A World of Programming
Illustrated by Alex Westgate
Gr. K–3, 4–6    
24 pp.     Lerner     2016
Library binding ISBN 978-1-5124-1362-5
Paperback ISBN 978-1-5124-1603-9
Ebook ISBN 978-1-5124-1382-3

 

Collective biographies

Esbaum, Jill  Little Kids First Big Book of Who [First Big Books series]
Gr. K–3    128 pp.    National Geographic    2015
Trade ISBN 978-1-4263-1917-4
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4263-1918-1

Hearst, Michael  Extraordinary People: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World’s Most Fascinating Individuals
Illustrated by Aaron Scamihorn
Gr. 4–6, middle school     110 pp.    Chronicle    2015
Trade ISBN 978-1-4521-2709-5

Hollihan, Kerrie Logan  In the Fields and the Trenches: The Famous and the Forgotten on the Battlefields of World War I
Middle school, high school     186 pp.    Chicago    2016
Trade ISBN 978-1-61373-130-7

Weatherford, Carole Boston  You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen
Illustrated by Jeffery Boston Weatherford
Gr. 4–6, middle school     82 pp.     Atheneum     2016
Trade ISBN 978-1-4814-4938-0
Ebook ISBN 978-1-4814-4940-3

Willen, Janet and Gann, Marjorie  Speak a Word for Freedom: Women Against Slavery
Middle school, high school   206 pp.    Tundra    2015
Trade ISBN 978-1-77049-651-4
Ebook ISBN 978-1-77049-653-8

These titles were featured in the March 2017 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.

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