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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...

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

Religions of the worldDarvic, Debra B.  We Are Jewish FacesGr. PS, K–3     32 pp.     Behrman/Apples     2018Trade ISBN 978-1-68115-536-4Gilani-Williams, Fawzia  Yaffa and Fatima: Shalom, SalaamIllustrated by Chiara FedeleGr. K–3     24 pp.     Kar-Ben     2017Library binding ISBN 978-1-4677-8938-7Paperback ISBN 978-1-4677-9423-7Ebook ISBN 978-1-5124-2717-2Jordan, Deloris  A Child's Book of Prayers and Blessings: From Faiths and...

Myths and folktales around the world

Bowles, David  Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of MexicoMiddle school, high school     303 pp.     CincoIn this dense but readable anthology of captivating tales from pre-Columbian Mexico, a variety of creation and origin myths are ordered chronologically to share a narrative history of the world from the Aztec and...

Natural history of our world

Brake, Mark  The Big Earth Book: How Our Planet Was Shaped by Earth, Air, Fire, and WindGr. 4–6     256 pp.     Lonely PlanetIllustrated by Brendan Kearney. This attractive oversize book is all about Earth: "how it was formed, what shaped it, and how it came to be full of living things."...

Protecting our world

Amstutz, Lisa J.  Bringing Back Our Freshwater LakesMiddle school, high school     112 pp.     ABDO/EssentialHand, Carol  Bringing Back Our OceansMiddle school, high school      112 pp.     ABDO/EssentialHand, Carol  Bringing Back Our Tropical ForestsMiddle school, high school     112 pp.     ABDO/EssentialMacCarald, Clara  Bringing Back Our DesertsMiddle school, high school     112 pp.     ABDO/EssentialPerdew, Laura...

Religions of the world

Darvic, Debra B.  We Are Jewish FacesGr. PS, K–3     32 pp.     Behrman/Apples"BROTHER, SISTER, / FRIENDSHIP faces, / faces of all RACES and PLACES, / we are JEWISH faces." A scrapbook-like format features bright photographs and lilting rhymes depicting the diversity of Jewish people — of various ages, skin colors, abilities,...

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