Books mentioned in the January 2019 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

General knowledge

13½ Incredible Things You Need to Know About Everything
Gr. 4–6, middle school     176 pp.     DK     2017
Trade ISBN 978-1-4654-6112-4

DiPiazza, Francesca Davis  Fandom: Fic Writers, Vidders, Gamers, Artists, and Cosplayers
Middle school, high school     120 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2018
Trade ISBN 978-1-5124-5049-1
Ebook ISBN 978-1-5124-9887-5

Esbaum, Jill  Little Kids First Big Book of How
Gr. K–3
     128 pp.     National Geographic     2016
Trade ISBN 978-1-4263-2329-4
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4263-2330-0

Murrie, Matt and Andrew R. McHugh  The Book of What If...?: Questions and Activities for Curious Minds
Gr. 4–6     226 pp.     Simon/Aladdin/Beyond Words     2016
Trade ISBN 9781582705293
Ebook ISBN 9781481430746

Platt, Richard  A World of Information
Illustrated by James Brown.
Gr. 4–6, middle school     64 pp.     Candlewick Studio     2017
Trade ISBN 978-0-7636-9348-0


Exploring our oceans

Cottman, Michael H.  Shackles from the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy
Gr. 4–6, middle school     127 pp.     National Geographic     2017
Trade ISBN 978-1-4263-2663-9
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4263-2664-6

Cusolito, Michelle  Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-Sea Submersible Alvin
Illustrated by Nicole Wong.
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Charlesbridge     2018
Trade ISBN 978-1-58089-811-9
Paperback ISBN 978-1-58089-841-6
Ebook ISBN 978-1-63289-656-8

Hopkins, Lee Bennett, Compiler  Traveling the Blue Road: Poems of the Sea
Illustrated by Bob Hansman and Jovan Hansman.
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     Quarto/Seagrass     2017
Trade ISBN 978-1-63322-276-2

Rosenstock, Barb  Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere
Illustrated by Katherine Roy.
Gr. K–3, 4–6     48 pp.     Little     2018
Trade ISBN 978-0-316-39382-9
Ebook ISBN 978-0-316-39379-9

Sandler, Martin W.  The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure
Middle school, high school     164 pp.     Candlewick     2012
Trade ISBN 978-0-7636-5080-3


Weather and climate

de Seve, Karen  Little Kids First Big Book of Weather
Gr. K–3     128 pp.     National Geographic     2017
Trade ISBN 978-1-4263-2719-3
Library binding ISBN 978-1-4263-2720-9

Felix, Rebecca  Hurricane Harvey: Disaster in Texas and Beyond
Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     Millbrook     2018
Library binding ISBN 978-1-5415-2888-8
Ebook ISBN 978-1-54152-889-5

Swanson, Jennifer  Geoengineering Earth's Climate: Resetting the Thermostat
Middle school, high school     96 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2017
Library binding ISBN 978-1-5124-1569-8
Ebook ISBN 978-1-5124-4864-1

Teckentrup, Britta  Look at the Weather
Adapted and translated by Shelley Tanaka.
Gr. 4–6     152 pp.     Owlkids     2018
Trade ISBN 978-1-77147-286-9

Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner  What Makes a Blizzard?
Illustrated by Maddie Frost.
Gr. K–3     40 pp.     HarperCollins/Harper     2018
Trade ISBN 978-0-06-248473-4
Paperback ISBN 978-0-06-248472-7


Graphic biographies and memoirs

Graphic Library: Graphic Lives series

Agrimbau, Diego  Anne Frank
Illustrated by Fabián Mezquita.
Gr. 4–6     80 pp.     Capstone     2017
Library binding ISBN 978-1-5157-9161-4
Paperback ISBN 978-1-5157-9165-2
Ebook ISBN 978-1-5157-9169-0

Agrimbau, Diego  Leonardo da Vinci
Illustrated by Diego Aballay.
Gr. 4–6     80 pp.     Capstone     2017
Library binding ISBN 978-1-5157-9163-8
Paperback ISBN 978-1-5157-9167-6
Ebook ISBN 978-1-5157-9171-3

Bagieu, Pénélope  Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
Translated by Montana Kane.
Middle school, high school     296 pp.     Roaring Brook/First Second     2018
Trade ISBN 978-1-62672-868-4
Paperback ISBN 978-1-62672-869-1

Gownley, Jimmy  The Dumbest Idea Ever!
Gr. 4–6, middle school     238 pp.     Scholastic/Graphix     2014
Trade ISBN 978-0-545-45346-2
Paperback ISBN 978-0-545-45347-9
Ebook ISBN 978-0-545-63375-8

Krosoczka, Jarrett J.  Hey, Kiddo
Middle school, high school     320 pp.     Scholastic/Graphix     2018
Trade ISBN 978-0-545-90247-2
Paperback ISBN 978-0-545-90248-9
Ebook ISBN 978-0-545-90249-6

Meltzer, Brad  I Am Gandhi
Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos.
Gr. K–3     40 pp.     Dial     2017
Trade ISBN 978-0-7352-2870-2

Samancı, Özge  Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey
Middle school, high school     190 pp.     Farrar/Ferguson    2015
Paperback ISBN 978-0-374-31698-3

These titles were featured in the January 2019 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.
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