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An Autobiography
4.23
If you sat down with Agatha Christie and asked her about her life, this book would be the story she would tell. It is very conversational in tone. I f ...more
Oct 24, 2010
Dec 28, 2008
 
Man's Search for Meaning
4.31
Powerful. A must-read for those interested in reading about the holocaust. I felt guilty reading while eating my lunch.

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Mar 20, 2009
Mar 02, 2009
 
84, Charing Cross Road
4.17
I was so disappointed when I came to the end of this book! It felt WAY too short! I wanted more! Luckily, there is a sequel: The Duchess of Bloomsbury ...more
Oct 26, 2010
May 16, 2009
 
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps
4.15
There's always room for another book telling the story of a Holocaust survivor. This is a particularly nice one for young adults. It isn't too long or ...more
Mar 16, 2010
Mar 13, 2010
 
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature
4.07
This is a nearly perfect nonfiction picture book that teaches more than it seems possible in just a few simple words. I love the way Sidman teaches th ...more
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
 
Anonyponymous: The Forgotten People behind Everyday Words
3.48
I happened across this book while searching for something else in my public library's card catalog. I couldn't resist the title and immediately put it ...more
Jul 08, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
 
Down Cut Shin Creek: The Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky
4.22
I've wanted to read this ever since I read That Book Woman, so I was happy to come across it on the shelves at my new library. What a great book! The ...more
Nov 21, 2014
May 15, 2011
 
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
4.11
Steve Sheinkin did an amazing job with this book! What a great example of nonfiction for young adults. I found it to be very readable and completely i ...more
Mar 25, 2014
Jan 29, 2013
 
What To Do About Alice?: How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!
3.99
This is one of the shorter Sibert honor books, but still manages to pack a lot of information in about Alice, daughter of Teddy Roosevelt. The author' ...more
Mar 24, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
 
Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature's Mysteries from Perilous Places  (Scientists in the Field Series)
3.98
I think this would have worked just as well, maybe even better, if it were split into three separate books. The connecting factor of "extreme scientis ...more
Feb 06, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
 
Growing Up in Coal Country
3.98
I really enjoyed Susan Campbell Bartoletti's Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow and have always planned to read more of her books. So I was v ...more
May 17, 2010
Apr 08, 2010
 
Righteous Warriors: Lessons from the War Chapters in the Book of Mormon
4.52
This is my first John Bytheway book, although I have listened to several of his audio presentations. At first I thought the light-hearted almost jokey ...more
Aug 31, 2008
Feb 25, 2008
 
How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships
4.10
Another great Steve Jenkins animal book for older students, this one is set up in something of a graphic novel format with information and illustratio ...more
Sep 22, 2010
Jun 12, 2010
 
Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
3.77
I had to read this one quickly because it was bad for me. Very bad. Is there anyone who has read this and didn't feel the overpowering NEED to eat cho ...more
Oct 25, 2010
Mar 23, 2008
 
Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley
3.79
Excellent. Walker succinctly and clearly explains complicated scientific processes involved in the excavation, conservation, and preservation of the C ...more
Dec 20, 2008
Nov 19, 2008
 
El Deafo
4.01
This reminded me a lot of Sisters and The Dumbest Idea Ever!, both of which I recently read. Cece Bell does an amazing job of bring us into the world ...more
Dec 2014
Dec 01, 2014
 
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
4.18
I found this to be very readable and engaging. Once I got started, I didn't want to read any other book. And when I wasn't reading, I was often thinki ...more
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
 
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
3.76
John Grisham's nonfiction book of "murder and injustice in a small town" is well written, well researched, and completely engrossing. It's hard to bel ...more
Mar 28, 2009
Mar 27, 2009
 
The Art Lesson
4.16
My college professor read this to us in my "Art of the Picture Book" class. It is another great story from the life of Tomie de Paola. He knows he wan ...more
Apr 2003
Feb 19, 2008
 
The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery
4.03
I learned a ton about honeybees by reading this! When bee colonies collapse, we potentially lose a lot more than just honey. "Honeybees, in particular ...more
Oct 31, 2014
Oct 31, 2014
 
The Dolphins of Shark Bay
4.32
I learn so much when I read these Scientists in the Field books! Here are just a few of the things I learned about dolphins while reading this book:

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Dec 08, 2014
Dec 08, 2014
 
Lizards
4.27
I've gone on record several times to say how much I love Nic Bishop's books. I want to learn about any type of animal he wants to study and photograph ...more
Apr 13, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
 
Things Will Never Be The Same (26 Fairmount Avenue, #5)
4.24
I've wondered if Tomie dePaola kept a diary as a young boy and that's how he could remember so many details from so early in his life. Now I know that ...more
Oct 14, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
 
Lily's Garden
4.17
What a nice combination of both fiction and nonfiction! In Lily's Garden, we get to see a year in the life of Lily who lives in Maine. In January, her ...more
Jun 2010
Jun 01, 2010
 
Do Goldfish Gallop?: A Book about Animal Movement
4.50
I read this in a library storytime this summer with a theme of "Away We Go." I like including a simple nonfiction book once in a while in storytime. T ...more
Jun 29, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
What a Year!: A 26 Fairmount Avenue Book (26 Fairmount Avenue, #4)
4.00
In this fourth book in Tomie dePaola's autiobiographical series, young Tomie is in first grade. For his birthday he gets to have a party at school. I ...more
Oct 08, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
 
Hokusai: The Man Who Painted a Mountain
4.04
Deborah Kogan Ray writes about the life of Hokusai, the Japanese artist who inspired her to become an artist when she saw his print "The Great Wave of ...more
Jun 07, 2010
Aug 08, 2010
 
The Frog Scientist
3.94
I really enjoyed The Tarantula Scientist and The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo by Sy Montgomery with photos by Nic Bishop. Both titles are part of the S ...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
The Flower Hunter: William Bartram, America's First Naturalist (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 (Awards))
4.30
I love Deborah Kogan Ray's illustrations here - especially the sketches as if they are in William Bartram's journal and the endpapers which show a ver ...more
May 27, 2010
Jun 01, 2010
 
Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played with Puppets
3.84
I learned things I didn't know about Jim Henson from reading this, and isn't that the point of reading a biography? But somehow when I got to the end, ...more
Feb 02, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
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