Category Archive: Nonfiction

Ferris Wheel Day

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February 14th is not just a day for love; it’s also a day to celebrate Ferris Wheels!  This date in February marks the birthday of George Washington Ferris, engineer and designer of the… Continue reading

Series Review: Weird America

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I have always been fascinated with the odd, the weird, and the bizarre. I was the kid that could be found scouring the Guinness Book of World Records for interesting minutiae, reading Ripley’s… Continue reading

Another’s Point of View: A Guest Post by Michael Rosen

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The latest post in our series of author guest posts will appeal to dog lovers, poetry lovers, or anyone curious about where stories come from. In this post, Michael Rosen shares how his… Continue reading

Review: Watch Out for Flying Kids!

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Young performers of Circus Harmony in St. Louis, Missouri and the Galilee Circus in Israel pushed the boundaries of working together. Since  many of us have been in awe of the acrobatic feats… Continue reading

The Greatest

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  Yesterday, Muhammad Ali turned 74 years old.  Known simply as “The Greatest”, Ali transcended boxing to become an important social, cultural, political, and religious figure over the past 50 years. Growing up… Continue reading

Tracey’s Favorite Nonfiction of 2015

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I love nonfiction! And there have been so many wonderful nonfiction titles for young readers this year. Here are some of my favorites—and though my nonfiction TBR list is quite lengthy, I’m always… Continue reading

The Force Awakens

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“Chewie…we’re home!” Today, Han and Chewie are indeed “home” with the release of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens.  For the next few days (weeks? months?), Star Wars will be everywhere.  I have… Continue reading

Review: Tommy: The Gun That Changed America

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Tommy: The Gun that Changed America by Karen Blumenthal. 9781626720848. 2015. Gr. 7-10. The Tommy gun became the weapon of choice during the law and order era of the 1920’s and 30’s especially… Continue reading

Exploring Art with Children: A Guest Post by Hervé Tullet

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Hervé Tullet is the author of many innovative picture books.  You probably know him for the best-selling book Press Here, an interactive concept book that is about the power of imagination, or perhaps… Continue reading

Review: Thing Explainer

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Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe. 9780544668256. Nov. 2015. Gr. 7-Adult. I am a “science guy”. I am definitely not at the level of Bill Nye THE Science Guy, but I have a natural… Continue reading