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Titanic
4.14
a D-K book:

- great facts
- good look at NF characteristics
- making a Titanic tub
Aug 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
Awesome Autumn
3.84
This is another nominee for the Cybils nonfiction picture book category this year. I've been waiting for it forever, but now that I've read it, I see ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 29, 2012
 
Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass
4.13
One of our 5th grade history standards includes understanding the reality of the slavery situation. Words Set Me Free would be a wonderful addition to ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 29, 2012
 
Dolphin Baby!
3.87
This is one of the nominees for the category I am judging, nonfiction picture books. A delightful book by Nicola Davies that taught me some things I d ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 04, 2012
 
The Beetle Book
4.18
Steve Jenkins is a master of nonfiction and he doesn't disappoint with The Beetle Book. Each beetle represented in the book is masterfully drawn, and ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 04, 2012
 
Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman
4.12
I reread this Cybils NFPB nominee yesterday. Given how visually oriented my students are this year, both in their own reading and writing, I think thi ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 01, 2012
 
Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John "Appleseed" Chapman
3.99
Another Cybils nonfiction picture book nominee. This is a lovely book by Esme Raji Codell that starts with two children looking out the window and end ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 04, 2012
 
A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis
4.02
This book is beautifully written by de le Pena and gorgeously illustrated by Kadir Nelson - what doesn't he do well?!! It is a perfect companion book ...more
Jun 05, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
 
The Camping Trip That Changed America
4.03
This is a great book that does a nice job explaining how the national park system came to be under the guidance of Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir. This ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 29, 2012
 
I, Galileo
3.78
Another Cybils nonfiction picture book nominee - I have many students that will love this book. The idea of investigating ideas that intrigue you over ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 04, 2012
 
The Journey That Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey
4.10
I just read this book to my language arts classes. If you are looking for a wonderful nonfiction text for a short read aloud (probably grades 4 - 8), ...more
Mar 2013
Mar 06, 2013
 
Minette's Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat
3.86
What a lovely story about a famous cook and her cat. Yet another great nominee for the Cybils nonfiction picture book category.
Dec 2012
Dec 01, 2012
 
Faith
4.15
beautiful book!

Great look at faith across continents and religions.

Some great cultural vocabulary to explore.
Jul 2011
Aug 01, 2011
 
Thunder Birds: Nature's Flying Predators
3.90
I can't rate or review this book yet as I am a judge for the final round of Cybils in NFPB category.
Jan 2012
Jan 16, 2012
 
Planting the Wild Garden
3.87
I can't rate or review this book yet as I am a judge for the final round of Cybils in NFPB category.
Jan 2012
Jan 16, 2012
 
The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: A Scientific Mystery
4.14
I can't rate or review this book yet as I am a judge for the final round of Cybils in NFPB category.
Jan 2012
Jan 16, 2012
 
Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride
4.10
Try to combine bookshelf to look at different ways different authors look at strong women.
Aug 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
Amelia Earhart: Pioneer in the Sky
0.00
Try to combine bookshelf to look at different ways different authors look at strong women.
Aug 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
Eleanor, Quiet No More
4.34
Try to combine bookshelf to look at different ways different authors look at strong women.
Aug 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
Sky Pioneer: A Photobiography of Amelia Earhart (Photographies)
3.92
Try to combine bookshelf to look at different ways different authors look at strong women.
Aug 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
Faith
4.15
great way to show the ways that children around the world demonstrate their faith
Aug 2011
Aug 16, 2011
 
The 7 Wonders Of The World! The Biggest and Best Kid-Friendly Wonders on Earth!
3.43
great intro to these wonders / might kickstart some wondering
Aug 2011
Aug 23, 2011
 
Human Footprint: Everything You Will Eat, Use, Wear, Buy, and Throw Out in Your Lifetime
4.10
great visuals of how much we, as humans, waste in our lifetimes
Aug 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride
3.73
lots of opportunities to infer using all the picture clues!!!
Aug 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
See How It's Made: Clothes, Toys, Shoes, Food, Drinks, Skateboards
3.93
great for sequencing how every day things are made - wonderful photos
Aug 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
The Buzz on Bees: Why Are They Disappearing?
3.69
great info on why bees are disappearing and what that means
Aug 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
Can We Save the Tiger?
4.24
cause /effect

problem /solution

nf characteristics
Aug 2011
Aug 16, 2011
 
Beco's Big Year: A Baby Elephant Turns One
3.86
Great story about Beco, a baby elephant at Columbus Zoo.
Aug 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
Whoo Goes There?
3.32
great way to look at food chains of owls
Aug 2011
Aug 13, 2011
 
Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends
4.27
good for cause and effect

also inferring
Aug 2011
Aug 13, 2011
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