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

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

National Poetry Month 2018

Alexander, Kwame  Animal Ark: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures Gr. K–3     48 pp.     National Geographic Photographs 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 placement and font […]

Photography

Burgan, Michael  Ali’s Knockout Punch: How a Photograph Stunned the Boxing World Gr. 4–6, middle school     64 pp.     Capstone/Compass Point Smith-Llera, Danielle  Black Power Salute: How a Photograph Captured a Political Protest Gr. 4–6, middle school     64 pp.     Capstone/Compass Point Captured History: Sports series. These volumes each examine the impact of a single famous sports […]

Physics

Adler, David A.  Magnets Push, Magnets Pull Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Holiday Illustrated 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 addresses common misconceptions […]

Spies, ciphers, and drones

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

Coding

Coding Projects in Python: A Step-By-Step Visual Guide to Creating Your Own Python Projects Gr. 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 language, and appropriate […]