Non Fiction Books Kids

Best Nonfiction Kids Books | Scholastic.com
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ANIMALS
Bugs and Bugsicles: Insects in the Winter
by Amy S. Hansen
What happens to insects in winter? Introduce your students to seven different insects: a praying mantis, a field cricket, a ladybug, a honeybee, a pavement ant, a monarch butterfly, and an Arctic woolly bear caterpillar, and discover how they survive and thrive in freezing temperatures.

Bubble Homes and Fish Farts

by Fiona Bayrock
Bubbles may seem delicate and fragile, but they play a key role in animal sur­vival. Discover how 16 animals, from juniper spittlebugs to whales, use bubbles in a variety of ways.

Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks? And Other Questions About Animals
by Buffy Silverman
Can 17 common animal adages stand up to science? Find out in this colorful book that will appeal to reluctant readers and animal lovers alike.

Ready, Set . . . Wait!

by Patti R. Zelch
People are forewarned of the arrival of a hurricane and have time to prepare. But what about animals? This picture book explains how animals can forecast trouble and prepare for a hurricane.

SCIENCE
Magic Up Your Sleeve; Amazing Illusions, Tricks, and Science Facts You'll Never Believe
by Helaine Becker
Explore the science behind the magic of math, chemistry, and physics in dozens of easy-to-follow tricks that will keep your students spellbound. The tricks are clearly explained and use a handful of common household materials.

The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe

by Loree Griffin Burns
Follow four scientists into the field as they try to discover why millions of bees mysteriously vanished, and why their disappearance matters to humans.

CIVIL RIGHTS
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
The story of four college students who integrated a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960. Told in free verse with delicious food metaphors served up with an informative Civil Rights timeline.

Child of the Civil Rights Movement

by Paula Young Shelton
Written by the daughter of a Civil Rights leader, this memoir shows what it was like growing up during the Civil Rights movement.

SPACE
Cars on Mars: Roving the Red Planet
by Alexandra Siy
Take a ride on Spirit and Opportunity, two rovers that have been sending back data to earthlings since 2003.

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11

by Brian Floca
Go along for the ride with NASA's Apollo 11, the mission that put the first astronauts on the moon. Those who want to delve into the mission in more detail can read the amended note at the end.

Older Than the Stars
by Karen C. Fox
The big bang theory is explained in rhyme to satisfy younger readers, while sidebars showcase ­language that's appropriate for older readers.

WOMEN IN HISTORY
Phillis Sings Out Freedom: The Story of Phillis Wheatley and George Washington
by Ann Malaspina.
When General George Washington was feeling discouraged in the fall of 1775, Phillis Wheatley knew just how he felt. Wheatley, an African-American poet who had fought for her own freedom, wrote the soon-to-be president a poem to boost his spirits.

She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story
by Audrey Vernik
In the early 1900s, most folks would have said, "Baseball's no place for a woman." But Effa Manley didn't listen. She bought and managed the Newark Eagles, a baseball team in the Negro National League. When she fought to have her players included in the Baseball Hall of Fame, she never dreamed that she would one day be inducted right along with them.

Soar, Elinor!
by Tami Lewis Brown
Young Elinor Smith didn’t listen when people said only men could fly airplanes. She became America’s youngest pilot ever, flying underneath all four of New York City’s East River bridges.

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Fav non-fiction dog books?

2007-04-13 09:35:05 by DustyzMom

Trolls are here - time to ignore them.
For me - anything by Jon Katz plus one that most folks have never heard of called The Golden Bridge. Written by a service dog org that places golden puppies with kids w autism and other cognitive disabilities (very interesting approach). Gives great info on chosing a pup who'll be good with kids plus overcoming doggie issues with positive reinforcement. Available on Amazon. No, I don't work for these folks. Found them when I was considering service dog for my 12 yo with mental retardation. Opted against service dog but book helped me know what to look for when I got Dusty (who really would have been a perfect service dog)

Books fading? not in our family!

2005-12-12 16:13:21 by lucygoosy

We don't read on a weekly basis. We read on a daily basis. My DH and I particularly enjoy science fiction, but I'm also into mysteries and general fiction. DH is (and less frequently I) sometimes seen with a non-fiction book.
One of the two of us reads to our kids on a daily basis. They are 3 and 6.
The 6 year old is starting to read and has proclaimed Syd Hoff to be his favorite author.
We downsized when we moved across the country. We currently have two IKEA billy bookshelves filled with books, and have two other bookshelves waiting to be filled. (Probably within the next 6 months


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