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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, March 20th-24th

This week on hbook.com…Board Book Roundup: Going-to-bed books March's Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book: Women in STEAM, spring into poetry, environmental activism, kids and computing, collective biographiesWomen’s History Month, Week 4Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Short Stories for Little Monsters by Marie-Louise Gay Fiction: Bull by David Elliott  Nonfiction: Undefeated: Jim...
      

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

Women in STEAMBurleigh, Robert  Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean FloorIllustrated by Raúl ColónGr. K–3, 4–6     40 pp.     Simon/Wiseman     2016Trade ISBN 978-1-4814-1600-9Ebook ISBN 978-1-4814-1601-6Conkling, Winifred  Radioactive!: How Irène Curie & Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science & Changed the WorldMiddle school, high school     227 pp.     Algonquin     2016Trade...
      

Collective biographies

Esbaum, Jill  Little Kids First Big Book of WhoGr. K–3    128 pp.    National GeographicFirst Big Books series. This colorful, oversize book features concise but engaging bios of some of the world's most well-known artists, inventors, scientists, explorers, and human-rights leaders. Information about each individual is presented in accessible language geared...
      

Spring into poetry

Bodden, Valerie  Finding the Rhyme in a PoemIllustrated by Monique FelixGr. K–3     24 pp.     Creative EducationBodden, Valerie Picturing Words in a PoemIllustrated by Monique FelixGr. K–3     24 pp.     Creative EducationBodden, Valerie  Poking Fun in a PoemIllustrated by Etienne DelessertGr. K–3     24 pp.     Creative EducationBodden, Valerie Who Is a Poet?Illustrated by...
      

Kids and computing

Anniss, Matt  Make a Podcast!Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     ArcturusAnniss, Matt  Start a Blog!Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     ArcturusFind Your Talent series. General directions, some of which seems like common sense, guide readers through creating a web presence. Anecdotal snippets about already established and popular sites add interest to the occasionally contradictory...
      

Environmental activism

Drummond, Allan  Green City: How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable FutureGr. K–3    40 pp.     Farrar/FosterOn May 4, 2007, a tornado leveled Greensburg, Kansas. The citizens who stayed decided to rebuild a community as environmentally sound as possible. Drummond creates a first-person narrator from a composite...
      

Women in STEAM

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Burleigh, Robert  Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean FloorGr. K–3, 4–6     40 pp.     Simon/WisemanIllustrated by Raúl Colón. This book spotlights groundbreaking scientist Marie Tharp, the oceanographic cartographer whose mapping of the Atlantic seafloor yielded key evidence confirming the theory of continental drift. Tharp holds the...

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