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Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book was a quarterly supplement to our monthly e-newsletter Notes from the Horn Book. Nonfiction Notes provided recommendations of recently published nonfiction books, by topic, across grade levels, ability levels, and all areas of interest. All reviews are from The Horn Book Guide. The Common Core State Standards Initiative...
      

Week in Review, January 21st - 25th

This week on hbook.com…Calling Caldecott reveals the results of its 2019 Mock Caldecott ballot!Walter Wick Talks with RogerJanuary 2019 Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book newsletter: general knowledge, exploring our oceans, weather and climate, graphic biographies and memoirsReviews of the Week: Picture Book: The Stuff of Stars by Marion Dane...
      

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

General knowledge13½ Incredible Things You Need to Know About EverythingGr. 4–6, middle school     176 pp.     DK     2017Trade ISBN 978-1-4654-6112-4DiPiazza, Francesca Davis  Fandom: Fic Writers, Vidders, Gamers, Artists, and CosplayersMiddle school, high school     120 pp.     Twenty-First Century     2018Trade ISBN 978-1-5124-5049-1Ebook ISBN 978-1-5124-9887-5Esbaum, Jill  Little Kids First Big Book of HowGr. K–3    ...
      

Graphic biographies and memoirs

Agrimbau, Diego  Anne FrankIllustrated by Fabián Mezquita.Gr. 4–6     80 pp.     CapstoneAgrimbau, Diego  Leonardo da VinciIllustrated by Diego Aballay.Gr. 4–6     80 pp.     CapstoneGraphic Library: Graphic Lives series. These graphic novels detail the lives of the titular historical figures, with emphasis on events that garnered each the most notoriety. The comic-book format...
      

Weather and climate

de Seve, Karen  Little Kids First Big Book of WeatherGr. K–3     128 pp.     National GeographicA comprehensive, age-appropriate exploration of hot, cold, windy, cloudy, and rainy weather, with activities and games to reinforce the concepts at the conclusion of each chapter. An eclectic mix of appealing color photographs augments the text,...
      

Exploring our oceans

Cottman, Michael H.  Shackles from the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich LegacyGr. 4–6, middle school     127 pp.     National GeographicThe ship Henrietta Marie transported enslaved Africans from 1698 until its sinking in 1700. The African American author traces the ship's path...
      

General knowledge

13½ Incredible Things You Need to Know About EverythingGr. 4–6, middle school     176 pp.     DKThis browsable compendium serves up random trivia on eighty wide-ranging subjects. Each busy, colorful double-page spread focuses on a topic, including earth science, plants, animals, communication, water, philosophy, ancient civilizations, movies, helicopters, and much more. Crisp...

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