Category Archive: Nonfiction

Tough History Topics for Children

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Children are curious and sometimes they overhear or come across a picture or article that shows an event in the past or present that may be scary to the child. It can be difficult to… Continue reading

What To Do About That Reference Collection

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Most school library media specialists are well along the path of developing a blended and balanced print/electronic collection. However, challenges remain when determining which format to choose to best serve our students. This… Continue reading

Do you miss manners?

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In my last post on food, I was please to see table manners addressed in Fizzy’s Lunch Lab: Super Supper Throwdown.  I rounded up a few other titles on the subject.   Mary… Continue reading

Literary Nonfiction for Common Core

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There has been a lot of conversation, discussion, debate, and yes, even some arguments over the Common Core’s stress on nonfiction.  Though I appreciate literature and love fiction, I personally am glad of… Continue reading

Genius and Madness

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There is no great genius without a tincture of madness. –Aristotle I find geniuses and their lives fascinating, and I think Aristotle has identified why that is for me.  It seems that the… Continue reading

Review: Shackleton’s Journey

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  Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill.  9781909263109. 2014. Gr. K-4 When I look out my window, I see snow and ice.  I can almost feel the sub-zero temperatures that we’ve had here in… Continue reading

We (Still) Love You, Yeh, Yeh, Yeh…the Beatles 50 Years On

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OK, I admit that I am a confirmed Beatlemaniac, which probably gives you a clue to my age.  However, greatness endures, and the Beatles have certainly established their place in the sweep of… Continue reading

Fascinating American History by Bill Bryson

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All my life I have enjoyed reading about history.  I will read about the history of anything—the obvious history of political and social issues, but also the history of crime, entertainment, language.  I’ve… Continue reading

Review: The 14 Fibs of Gregory K.

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The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. by Greg Pincus. 9780439912990. 2013. Gr. 4-6. Math is hard. Being a middle child is hard. Telling the truth is hard. It is obviously hard being Gregory… Continue reading

What Would It Be like To Be An Animal?

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Have you ever imagined what it would be like to fly as a bird? Or swim in the oceans as a dolphin? I would be surprised if you haven’t, as each person likes… Continue reading