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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 26th-30th

This week on hbook.com…From the March/April 2018 issue of The Horn Book Magazine: "An Interview with Regina Hayes" by Leonard S. MarcusMarch 2018 Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book: Coding; spies, ciphers, and drones; physics; photography; National Poetry Month 2018Reviews of the Week: Picture Book: Pup and Bear by Kate Banks;...
      

Books mentioned in the March 2018 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

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CodingCoding Projects in Python: A Step-By-Step Visual Guide to Creating Your Own Python ProjectsGr. 4–6     DK     224 pp.      2017Library binding ISBN 978-0-606-40124-1Paperback ISBN 978-1-4654-6188-9Kelly, James Floyd  The Story of Coding [DK Readers series]Gr. K–3     DK     48 pp.     2017Library binding ISBN 978-1-4654-6231-2Paperback ISBN 978-1-4654-6242-8Kids Get Coding seriesLyons, Heather  Coding in the...
      

National Poetry Month 2018

Alexander, Kwame  Animal Ark: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and PicturesGr. K–3     48 pp.     National GeographicPhotographs by Joel Sartore. With Mary Rand Hess and Deanna Nikaido. Striking, detailed photographs of animals appear against black or white backgrounds as descriptive, sometimes metaphorical text plays loosely with the haiku form. Word...
      

Photography

Burgan, Michael  Ali's Knockout Punch: How a Photograph Stunned the Boxing WorldGr. 4–6, middle school     64 pp.     Capstone/Compass PointSmith-Llera, Danielle  Black Power Salute: How a Photograph Captured a Political ProtestGr. 4–6, middle school     64 pp.     Capstone/Compass PointCaptured History: Sports series. These volumes each examine the impact of a single famous...
      

Physics

Adler, David A.  Magnets Push, Magnets PullGr. K–3     32 pp.     HolidayIllustrated by Anna Raff. This informative, interactive exploration of magnets and magnetism encourages readers to track down materials and investigate on their own. Each physics concept is carefully explained at just the right level and anchored in visible phenomena. Adler...
      

Spies, ciphers, and drones

Burrows, Terry  Codes, Ciphers, and Cartography: Math Goes to WarGr. 4–6, middle school     48 pp.     LernerBurrows, Terry  Robots, Drones, and Radar: Electronics Go to WarGr. 4–6, middle school     48 pp.     LernerSTEM on the Battlefield series. Each book in this series discusses how a field of STEM has been instrumental —...
      

Coding

Coding Projects in Python: A Step-By-Step Visual Guide to Creating Your Own Python ProjectsGr. 4–6     DK     224 pp.With clear instructions and concise explanations, this guide introduces the Python coding language, supporting learners as they install the appropriate version, learn basic skills, and create increasingly advanced projects. The clean layout, direct...

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