Elem. Nonfiction

The Brain is Kind of a Big Deal

Written and Illustrated by Nick Seluk The Brain IS a Big Deal! This great non-fiction book teaches kids about the different parts of the brain and all that the brain does for us. Text is accompanied by really fun and humorous illustrations with parts of the brain, the brain itself, and other organs as characters …

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Animals Are People Too: An Adorable Animal Emotion Thesaurus

Created by Odd Dot I like that this book teaches about feelings and shows that animals have feelings. This book is easy to read so young kids can read it too. Some parts of the book are funny. The book is telling the truth that animals are like people. I really like the pictures too. …

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Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry

Written by Dan Wetzel, Illustrated by Zeke Peña What does it take to become an NBA superstar? Stephen Curry’s life is one way to get there. In this book, Dan Wetzel explains the path he took to become a champion in the basketball world. From growing up with a basketball superstar for a dad and …

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Basketball’s G.O.A.T

Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and more Written by Joseph Levit I like this book because it gives me an opportunity to learn more about basketball. I play basketball and like everything about basketball. This book tells about some of the great basketball players, guys and girls. The book has photos and stats. It’s really good. …

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A World of Discovery

Written by Richard Platt, Illustrated by James Brown This book covers 30 inventions that changed the world. Each invention includes a short story about the inspiration of the creation, interesting facts, and one full length illustrated page about how the invention works. It is a great book for readers who love history, science, or inventions. …

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Sergeant Reckless

Written by Patricia McCormick, Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno Sergeant Reckless is a true story of little horse who became a hero. This story took place during the Korean War. The Marines in this story were exhausted from hauling heavy ammunition uphill to a powerful new cannon nicknamed the “reckless” rifle. One of the marines had …

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Child of the Dream

A Memoir of 1963 Written by Sharon Robinson This is a memoir of a singular year in the life of Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson. As a newly minted teenager in 1963, Sharon is witness to the civil unrest in the “Deep South” and feels guilty about her comfortable, if not separate, …

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Epic Athletes: Serena Williams

Written by Dan Wetzel, Illustrated by Sloane Leong Inspiring biography about Serena Williams from growing up with a dream and her road to becoming indisputably among the greatest players of all time. Maintaining the Mindset of a champion through hardship and racism on the court, Serena is a great role model. The book includes graphic …

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