Elem. Nonfiction

Megabugs

And Other Prehistoric Critters That Roamed the Planet Written by Helaine Becker, Illustrated by John Bindon This book is both fascinating and freaky! If having a 4 inch scorpion crawl across your foot gives you shivers, imagine facing the 2 ft. 7 in. Pulmonoscorpius! Its survival strategy is referred to as the “toxic stab.” Yikes! …

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You Can’t Dance to These Rhythms: What Are Algorithms?

Coding Is CATegorical Series Written by Brian P. Cleary, Illustrated by Martin Goneau This is a cute, easy-to-read story about the definitions and examples of algorithms,even giving examples of recipes and self-driven cars. Who knew? The illustrations are delightful and clever, but they are very helpful to further educate the reader regarding algorithms. This will …

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Billie Jean!

How Tennis Star Billie Jean King Changed Women’s Sports Written by Mara Rockliff, Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley This is an easy-to-read nonfiction picture book about the accomplishments of tennis star Billie Jean King. Beginning with her energetic childhood, the book shows how Billie Jean ran fast, played hard, and put everything she had into her …

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Predator and Prey

A Conversation in Verse Written by Susannah Buhrman-Deever, Illustrated by Bert Kitchen I absolutely loved this book and easily gave it 5 stars! I shared it with my family and my teen children were even interested in it. Great educational poetry book that can be read with two voices. It had many fascinating animal behavior …

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She Dared: Malala Yousafzai

Written by Jenni L. Walsh This biography of Malala Yousafzai reaches across cultural lines to inspire everyone who will read it. From the basic desire to go to school to her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, this view of her life is easy to relate to. She has wanted to change the world and …

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War in the Ring: Joe Louis, Max Schmeling and the Fight between America and Hitler

Written by John Florio & Ouisie Shapiro If you like sports and/or history, I think you will like this book. It is about two boxers: one from America and one from Germany. In the 1930s Joe Louis and Max Schmeling faced off two times to decide who was the Heavyweight Champion of the world. The …

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