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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...
      

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...
      

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

Children around the worldDiaz, Natalia and Owens, Melissa  A Ticket Around the WorldIllustrated by Kim SmithGr. K–3     32 pp.     Owlkids     2015Trade ISBN 978-1-77147-051-3Lamothe, Matt  This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the WorldGr. K–3     48 pp.     Chronicle     2017Trade ISBN 978-1-4521-5018-5Lonely Planet...
      

Outdoor activities

Buchmann, Stephen Honey Bees: Letters from the HiveMiddle school, high school     213 pp.     DelacorteIn this adaptation of his adult book Letters from the Hive, bee scientist and beekeeper Buchmann details the history of humans and honey. The informative text touches on such topics as technological developments in beekeeping, bee species...
      

Paleontology

Alonso, Juan Carlos and Paul, Gregory S.  The Late Jurassic: Notes, Drawings, and Observations from PrehistoryGr. 4–6     113 pp.     Walter FosterIllustrated by Juan Carlos Alonso. Ancient Earth Journal series. Dinosaur species that lived 162–145 million years ago are documented in gorgeous, detailed illustrations set on pages like a naturalist's journal....
      

Awe-inspiring athletes

Ancona, George  Boys Dancing: From School Gym to Theater StageGr. K–3     48 pp.     CandlewickFollow four boys as they rehearse for the National Dance Institute of New Mexico's multi-school literature-themed recital. Ancona shows the joy, as well as the hard work, discipline, and strength of this art form. Large color photos...
      

Women in computing

Edwards, Sue Bradford and Harris, Duchess  Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASAMiddle school, high school     112 pp.     ABDO/Essential LibraryHidden Heroes series. This well-researched volume examines the overlooked history of black women who worked for NASA as "human computers." Despite their essential research and diligence, the women faced segregation...
      

Children around the world

Diaz, Natalia and Owens, Melissa  A Ticket Around the WorldGr. K–3     32 pp.     OwlkidsIllustrated by Kim Smith. A backpack-wearing cartoon boy invites readers to join him on a varied trip around the world, visiting friends in thirteen countries and partaking in bustling events such as Carnival and Botswana Day. Each...

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