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Books mentioned in the March 2019 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Collective biographies for Women’s History Month Bagieu, Pénélope  Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Translated by Montana Kane Middle school, high school     296 pp.     Roaring Brook/First Second     2018 Trade ISBN 978-1-62672-868-4 Paperback ISBN 978-1-62672-869-1 Clinton, Chelsea  She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger Gr. K–3     32 pp.     […]

Librarianship and information science

Agard, John  Book: My Autobiography Gr. 4–6     138 pp.     Candlewick Illustrated by Neil Packer. This is a quirky history of the codex (with a brief glimpse at ebooks), narrated in an alternately whimsical and lyrical style by the personified Book. Packer’s illustrations, many of which resemble woodcuts, punctuate the brief narratives, as do quotes about […]

Animals on the move

Bierregaard, Rob  Belle’s Journey: An Osprey Takes Flight Gr. 4–6     106 pp.     Charlesbridge Illustrated by Kate Garchinsky. Belle, an osprey born on Martha’s Vineyard, is tracked by two scientists as she migrates to South America and back. Bierregaard (one of the scientists) writes engagingly about Belle’s adventure — over eighteen months and thousands of miles […]

National Poetry Month 2019

Bulion, Leslie  Leaf Litter Critters Gr. 4–6     56 pp.     Peachtree Illustrated by Robert Meganck. Nineteen poems (in various forms) accompanied by bright digital illustrations provide information both whimsical and scientific about inhabitants of the brown food web — the layer of leaves and soil where organic matter breaks down and plants grow. Each poem is […]

Collective biographies for Women’s History Month

Bagieu, Pénélope  Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Middle school, high school     296 pp.     Roaring Brook/First Second Translated by Montana Kane. French artist Bagieu’s brief vignettes of sequential comics art expose readers to brazen women of all fields, times, and places, both famous and little-known. Each entry gives just enough information about each heroine […]