Mar 18, 2013

Nonfiction Monday Roundup for March 18, 2013

Welcome to the Nonfiction Monday Roundup!

Nonfiction Monday is the brainchild of Anastasia Suen. Bloggers across the kidlitosphere celebrate Nonfiction Monday by writing about nonfiction books for kids on Monday.

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Nonfiction Monday will be at BookTalking next week on March 25, 2013, so get your nonfiction reviews ready!

Laura Salas has Here Come the Humpbacks, a beautiful new picture book by April Pulley Sayre chockablock with information about whales! I learned that humpback whale mothers lose 10 tonnes of weight after they give birth. I think I need to go swimming more often!

Jama has a guest post from the creators of Yummy, Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly. I can't wait to see the healthy food choices. Did you know Jama is the author of Dumpling Soup? Just by the title of my blog you know I will love that book!

What's in the Garden? reviewed by Jeff Barger is making me wish it was corn on the cob season already!

Ms Yingling features two baseball-themed books, Perfect Game and Miracle Mud, and makes me happy they moved to the miracle mud from spitting tobacco!

Loree Burns interviews author Pamela S. Turner about her upcoming book, The Dolphins of Shark Bay, about dolphins in Australia who use tools- how cool is that?!?

KidLit Celebrates Women's History Month features a post from author, Tanya Lee Stone, where she talks about the Trickle-Up Effect of fascinating nonfiction and her newest book about the first female doctor in the US, Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?

Roberta at Wrapped in Foil features a picture book biography of the inspiring Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson, and shares little known facts about his childhood.

Our fearless founder,  Anastasia Suen, shares a picture book about a retired elephant, called When Anju Loved Being an Elephant.

Jeanne Walker Harvey at True Tales with a Cherry on Top also shares the story of an groundbreaking woman, the woman who paved the way for children in libraries, called Miss Moore Thought Otherwise.

Reshama at Stacking Books shares how Claude Monet didn't listen to his critics and just kept painting the way he loved, and we are all better for it.

Jen at the Jean Little Library shares a book about what school kids eat around the world, What's For Lunch. I bet that the cover photo is of a Japanese kyushoku lunch, what other country serves its kids grilled whole fish with the eyeballs staring at you?!?

Janet S introduces a book about conservation featuring frogs, The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: a Scientific Mystery by Sandra Markle.

Ami and her 6-year old son have a duo of books on basic construction tools, What Does a Level Do? and What Does a Hammer Do? These would be a hit with my kids!

Jen Rothschild introduces a book that includes, space, robots, adventures, and the complexities of a scientific plan in The Mighty Mars Rovers. This would be great for anyone who has been following the saga of Curiosity, Spirit and Opportunity's successor.

Heidi at GeoLibrarian asks why she had never heard of these adventurous Women Explorers before she read this book. Hopefully this book by Julie Cummisn will redress this fact.

Tammy at Apples with Many Seeds has a trio of inclusive books; Black Book of Colors, Chuck Close: Face Book, and She Touched the World. How people who are blind see colours has always been fascinating to me, glad there is a book with answers.

Bookends looks at two girls who fooled the world into thinking they'd taken photographs of fairies in The Fairy Ring by Mary Losure.

Sonderbooks has the newest Steve Jenkins' book, My First Day, which focuses on the day of birth of a number of animals. I want to see Robin Page's illustration of a sea otter baby being held by her mother so she doesn't drift out to sea. Awwww


  1. Hi! I'm in with HERE COME THE HUMPBACKS!, a beautiful new picture book by April Pulley Sayre.

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. I'm in with a review of Yummy! by Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly:

    My link will go live at 6 a.m. EDT Monday morning.

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. Thank you for hosting! At NC Teacher Stuff, I am featuring What's in the Garden, a book of poetry and recipes:

  4. Have a fiction and nonfiction about baseball posted today at:

  5. Hi, Jen,

    Thanks for hosting this week! I've got a Next Big Thing interview with author Pamela Turner, which includes a peek at her upcoming Scientists in the Field title THE DOLPHINS OF SHARK BAY. Here's the link:

    Loree Burns

  6. Today KidLit Celebrates Women's History Month has a post by author, Tanya Lee Stone, about her newest book, Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? Perfect for Women's History Month!

  7. Hello Fellow Cybilite :-)

    I gushed about Kadir Nelson's picture book biography of Nelson Mandela at

    Hope things are going well for you and thanks for hosting today.

  8. Thanks for hosting! At Booktalking I'm sharing When Anju Loved Being an Elephant by Wendy Henrichs

  9. Hi Jen! Thanks so much for hosting today! At True Tales & A Cherry On Top, I'm featuring another picture book biography for Women's History Month (and my connection to and appreciation of children's librarians):

    Miss Moore Thought Otherwise

    Hope all's well!

  10. Just for you Jen, I have a review of a Canadian book about what children eat around the world (-:)

  11. Thanks for hosting.
    My selection is "The case of the vanishing golden frogs: a scientific mystery" by Sandra Markle.

  12. Thanks for hosting! My 6yo helped me with this one:

  13. Thanks for hosting! I'm in with Mighty Mars Rovers from the Scientists in the Field series.

  14. Thanks for hosting.

    I'm highlighting Women Explorers by Julie Cummins.

  15. Hi Jen. Thanks for looking after this week's event.
    I've posted a workshop I recently did about children's literature for inclusive education.
    I've included both the nonfictional and fictional titles I recommended in this session.
    Thanks again.

    Apples with Many Seeds

  16. Hi Jen
    Thanks for hosting the event this week. Apologies for the late entry. I recently reviewed a really great picture book on Claude Monet. here is a useful link:

  17. Hi. Bookends is looking at the story behind the story of The Fairy Ring by Mary Losure today. You won't believe this one!
    Thanks. Cindy

  18. Thanks for hosting! I reviewed My First Day, by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, today at Sonderbooks.

  19. Oops! I forgot to post the link! Here it is:

  20. Just a heads-up that some of the entries in the roundup don't have a link to click... :>)

    1. Thanks Laura, and sorry to everyone. I hope they are all fixed now.


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