Tag Archives: youth nonfiction

War: The Lost Heir and Guts and Glory: WWII

My Cybils audiobook listening continues with two middle grade books about war, one fantasy with dragons and one historical. Continue reading

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Julia Child: an Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures

Julia Child: an Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures by Erin Hagar and Joanna Gorham. Duo Press, 2015. It’s true: I was convinced to read this book by chatting with the author at Kidlitcon in October, after which I asked … Continue reading

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Why’d They Wear That? Fashion as the Mirror of History

I don’t review much nonfiction here, but this book was so fun that I had to share it.  I used to spend large amounts of time poring over books on the history of clothing. (This has somehow led to me … Continue reading

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Caldecotts 2015: Picture Book Biographies

There were a lot of Caldecott honors this year – six, with the medal winner additional.  I’m still waiting on hold for one of them, but even so, I have too many books to talk about at once.  Here are … Continue reading

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3 Cybils Nonfiction Finalists: Feathers: Not Just for Flying, Handle with Care, Chasing Cheetahs

Time for more true confessions: as a child I was quite opposed to nonfiction books, and would even skip over nonfiction articles in Cricket, otherwise my favorite magazine. Then I had a son who will bring home nothing but nonfiction … Continue reading

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Around the World

My friend A~, with whom I share many aspects of taste in books (including getting reading material primarily from the public library), is not generally one for graphic novels. So when she has laid down money for one, and then … Continue reading

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My Very First Bible

My Very First Bible by Lois Rock. Pictures by Alex Ayliffe. The desire may not be universal, but Mr. FP was starting to want to learn about the stories at church. I had a definite agenda looking for a children’s … Continue reading

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Families

Families by Susan Kuklin This beautiful nonfiction book is just the ticket for children curious about families. Kuklin interviews New York children ages 4 to 14 from a multitude of backgrounds and photographs their families. The children tell us in … Continue reading

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Catching up

Way behind, but here we go…. Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman? by Eleanor Updale Well, you know, when someone puts a book in my hand and says, “Read this – you’ll like it”, I usually do read it. This one the … Continue reading

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