Aug 19, 2013

Nonfiction Monday Roundup for August 19, 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 Stacking Books next week on August 26, 2013, so get your nonfiction reviews ready!

Myra at Gathering Books has an autobiographical picture book this week, called Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs by Tomie dePaola.What an amazing multigenerational story.

Ms. Yingling has a biography of car magnate, Henry Ford, called Driven. Looks perfect for the budding entrepreneur!

Fifty years ago this month was the March on Washington and Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech, and Mary Ann at Great Kid Books introduces Martin and Mahalia: His Words, Her Song, which is perfect to commemorate the occasion.

Sue at Sally's Bookshelf introduces a book about amazing people who run sanctuaries for exotic animals, Animal Helpers: Sanctuaries.

Roberta at Wrapped in Foil features a really sweet title, Rabbits, sure to make a reader smile as she reads.

Anastasia Suen is getting sporty today with the book Football is Fun! for beginning readers who want to learn the basics of American football.

At Apples With Many Seeds, there's a book for those of us who strive to be more observant, The Skull in the Rock: how ascientist, a boy, and Google Earth opened a new window on human origins.

Jennifer at the Jean Little Library is getting her craft on! She features a number of DK craft books, including The Big Book of Things to Make

My review is for Sadako, the picture book version of the young adult book about the A-Bomb victim who struggled in her journey to fold 1000 cranes.


  1. Hello there! Thank you for hosting this week and having this extra early, how lovely! Here's my Nonfiction Monday contribution this week - an autobiographical picture book tribute of Tomie DePaola to his grandparents - Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs:

  2. Thanks so much for hosting! Today I'm sharing the inspiring Martin and Mahalia: His Words, Her Song by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney. Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and this is a wonderful way to celebrate and commemorate this historic event.

  3. Thanks for hosting NF Monday. My review this week is "Animal Helpers - Sanctuaries" by Jennifer Keats Curtis. She shows the kind care that unwanted exotic pets - like tigers - receive at a sanctuary.

  4. Hello,

    Our local children's theater had a production of Sadako, complete with paper cranes to fold. It was very moving, to say the least.

    I needed something warm and fuzzy this morning, so I pulled out Rabbits by Charlotte Guillan at

  5. Okay, the Rabbit book above is from Roberta at Wrapped in Foil. Your comments found I was logged into an account I didn't even know was still active. :-)

    1. I was wondering! Glad the mystery is solved.

  6. Thanks for hosting today, Jen! At Booktalking I'm sharing Football Is Fun! by Robin Nelson, a beginning reader about how to play the game.

  7. Thanks for looking after today's event. I'm looking at The Skull in the Rock by Marc Aronson at Apples with Many Seeds. The above list looks pretty interesting so far.

  8. Very belated here, but I've got a bunch of DK craft books!

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