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Nonfiction Monday in Paradise

Today we are rounding up the best in nonfiction for youth.  Thanks to the bloggers who contribute.

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Recently I have been presenting Nonfiction New & Needed. I chatted with school librarians at the Tennessee Association of School Librarians and also the TAMS (Tennessee Association of Middle School) drive-in Conference.  As I share with them why it is important to share nonfiction and informational text,

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nonfiction is for those of us who ask not only “who, what, when, where, and why” but also “how, what if, and why not.”

Six Reasons to Use Informational Text in Primary Grades:*

  1. Provides the key to success in later schooling
  2. Prepares students to handle real-life reading
  3. Appeals to readers’ preferences
  4. Addresses students’ questions and interests
  5. Builds knowledge of the natural and social world
  6. Boosts vocabulary and other kinds of literacy knowledge

*Adapted from Reading & Writing Informational Text in the Primary Grades by Nell K. Duke, Ed.D. and V. Susan

Bennett-Armistead (Scholastic, 2003).

Actually, I’ve been telling everyone that I don’t see any reason why these reasons don’t apply to middle school ages either. Are you helping teachers access informational texts so they will reach the ratio of 70% informational text reading to 30% literary texts by their senior year for Common Core State Standards?

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At NC Teacher Stuff, Jeff Barger has posted a review of My Hands Sing the Blues. Here’s the link:

http://ncteacherstuff.blogspot.com/2011/10/nonfiction-monday-my-hands-sing-blues.html

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The Nonfiction Detectives review The Worst-Case Scenario Survive-O-Pedia for Nonfiction Monday.survive Nonfiction Monday in Paradise Here’s the link:
http://nonfictiondetectives.blogspot.com/2011/10/worst-case-scenario-survive-o-pedia.html

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hoot 150x150 Nonfiction Monday in ParadiseAt Alphabet Soup  Jama Rattigan is featuring the 2011 Grand Prize Nonfiction Winner in Scholastic’s annual Kids Are Authors Contest, The Perfect Place for an Elf Owl. Congratulations to the Team of First and Second Graders from Lane Elementary in Alexandria, VA!!

 Link here:  http://jamarattigan.com/2011/10/10/something-to-hoot-about/#more-2647  

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Sugar Nonfiction Monday in ParadiseToday Roberta at Wrapped In Foil  reviewed the Cybils nominee Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science by the husband-and-wife team of Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos at http://blog.wrappedinfoil.com/2011/10/sugar-changed-the-world/

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scarystuff 150x150 Nonfiction Monday in ParadiseJennifer Wharton of the Jean Little Library blog’s link for Nonfiction Monday is a review of Stuff that Scares Your Pants Off!

http://jeanlittlelibrary.blogspot.com/2011/10/nonfiction-monday-read-scary-stuff-that.html
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3dhuman 150x150 Nonfiction Monday in ParadiseToday at Lori Calabrese Writes!,
she reviews 3-D Dinosaur and 3-D Human Body from DK Publishing.

http://loricalabrese.blogspot.com/2011/10/combining-love-of-books-and-computers.html

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Hallobkcover Nonfiction Monday in ParadiseThis month being Halloween month, naturally Wendie C. Old is talking about her own book, The Halloween Book of Facts and fun.
http://blog.wendieold.com/2011/10/nonfiction-monday-halloween-book-of.html

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boybit 150x150 Nonfiction Monday in ParadiseThe Cath in the Hat and Catherine Nichols has a review of  The Boy Who Bit Picasso at http://thecathinthehat.blogspot.com/2011/10/boy-who-bit-picasso.html 

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http://thechildrenswar.blogspot.com/2011/10/drawing-from-memory-by-allen-say.html

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charlesdickens Nonfiction Monday in ParadiseAt Bookends we are reviewing Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London by Andrea Warren. http://bookends.booklistonline.com/

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odetta x Nonfiction Monday in ParadiseAt True Tales & A Cherry On Top, Jeanne Walker Harvey has posted about ODETTA- Queen of Folk. http://jeannewalkerharvey.blogspot.com/2011/10/odetta.html

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tjeff 150x150 Nonfiction Monday in ParadiseJennie Rothschild  is in with Thomas Jefferson for Kids.

http://www.jenrothschild.com/2011/10/thomas-jefferson-for-kids.html

 

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i could do 267x300 Nonfiction Monday in ParadiseJanet Squires’ selection is “I Could Do That!: Esther Morris gets women the vote” written by Linda Arms White with illustrations by Nancy Carpenter. http://janetsquires.blogspot.com/ 

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roots 268x300 Nonfiction Monday in ParadiseShirley at At SimplyScience today  has Exploring Roots.
http://simplyscience.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/exploring-roots/ 

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junkyard 150x150 Nonfiction Monday in ParadiseMyra with  GatheringBooks reviews  Patricia Polacco’s Junkyard Wonders:
http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/nonfiction-monday-patricia-polaccos-junkyard-wonders/

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Charlotte has The Industrial Revolution, by Carla Money — http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/10/industrial-revolution-with-25-projects.html

Comments

  1. Hi, here is our Nonfiction Monday contribution at GatheringBooks – Patricia Polacco’s Junkyard Wonders:
    http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/nonfiction-monday-patricia-polaccos-junkyard-wonders/

  2. Alex Baugh says:

    Hi and thanks for hosting today.
    I have a post up about Allen Say’s autobiographical book Drawing from Memory at
    http://thechildrenswar.blogspot.com/2011/10/drawing-from-memory-by-allen-say.html

  3. jama says:

    At Alphabet Soup I’m featuring the 2011 Grand Prize Nonfiction Winner in Scholastic’s annual Kids Are Authors Contest, The Perfect Place for an Elf Owl:

    http://jamarattigan.com/2011/10/10/something-to-hoot-about/#more-2647

    Congratulations to the Team of First and Second Graders from Lane Elementary in Alexandria, VA!!

    Thanks for hosting today!

  4. Shirley says:

    Thanks for hosting. At SimplyScience today I have Exploring Roots.
    http://simplyscience.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/exploring-roots/

  5. Hi Diane, Thanks for hosting Nonfiction Monday today.

    At True Tales & A Cherry On Top, I posted about ODETTA- Queen of Folk http://jeannewalkerharvey.blogspot.com/2011/10/odetta.html

    Thanks!

  6. Lynn Rutan says:

    Thanks for hosting today. At Bookends we are reviewing Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London by Andrea Warren.

  7. Thanks for hosting.
    My selection is “I Could Do That!: Esther Morris gets women the vote” written by Linda Arms White with illustrations by Nancy Carpenter.

  8. Charlotte says:

    Thanks for hosting! I have The Insdustrial Revolution, by Carla Money — http://charlotteslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/10/industrial-revolution-with-25-projects.html

  9. Jennie says:

    I’m in with Thomas Jefferson for Kids. Thanks for hosting!

    http://www.jenrothschild.com/2011/10/thomas-jefferson-for-kids.html

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