Friday, June 26, 2020

Kids' Book Spotlight - Fact vs Fiction: Juvenile Nonfiction Books

Fact vs. Fiction. Which do you like better?  Try some of these nonfiction titles to find out!

Grades 1-3

Building Blocks of Science: Animal Behavior
by Joseph Midthun

A graphic nonfiction volume that introduces various animal life cycles, including birds, amphibians, butterflies, and mammals.

Make it Change!
by Anna Claybourne

Crafty experiments to explode and melt your way through material changes!

I Am Harriet Tubman
by Brad Meltzer

A biography of Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist leader who played a key role in helping enslaved people escape via the Underground Railroad.
What is LEGO?
by Jim O'Connor

The LEGO toy company was founded in 1934 by a Danish carpenter who loved making wooden pull toys. From its humble beginnings, the company has lived up to its name--which comes from the Danish phrase meaning to always "play well"--encouraging children to use their imagination and build whatever they can dream up.

Grades 3-5

by Rachel Ignotofsky

A collection of artworks inspired by the lives and achievements of fifty famous women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, from the ancient world to the present, profiles each notable individual.

Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History
by Vashti Harrison

Profiles thirty-five prominent men in African American history, including James Armistead Lafayette, Thurgood Marshall, Alvin Ailey, and Leland Melvin.
My Survival: A Girl on Schindler's List
by Rena Finder

The astonishing true story of a girl who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler, of Schindler's List fame. Rena Finder was only eleven when the Nazis forced her and her family -- along with all the other Jewish families -- into the ghetto in Krakow, Poland.

The Day the Universe Exploded My Head
by Allan Wolf

Creative nonfiction poetry combines humor, creative imagery, and illustrations to explain topics in astronomy and other space sciences.

Stephani Lindsey
Youth Specialist