Elem. Nonfiction

Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero

When the Civil War was declared, Frank Thompson went to sign up. Except Frank wasn’t his real name. He wasn’t even a man. He was really Sarah Emma Edmonds. To get away from an arranged marriage when she was sixteen Sarah cut her brown wavy hair and put on pants. She crossed the border to …

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Fabric: It’s Got You Covered! and other iScience Readers (Level A)

This iScience Readers set includes 6 books: Fabric: It’s Got You Covered!, Paper From Wood: Dollhouse Decisions, Solids and Liquids: Who Messed With My Sand?, Measurement: The Measured Mystery, Sound: Music to Our Ears, Levers and Pulleys: Lift Anything! iScience Reader books are great. Throughout the books questions are asked to get the reader engaged …

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Manners Mash-Up: A Goofy Guide to Good Behavior

Loved this book for many reasons: the combined effort of so many great authors and illustrators, the great artwork, and the way it made me laugh! The kids LOVE funny books and this one has a great sense of humor! Review by Laura Schmidt, Fox Hills Elementary School Media Center Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars) Interest …

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Can We Save the Tiger?

Though it is often hard to read a book about endangered species, this one provides powerful reasons to preserve the animals that share our planet, and shouldn’t be missed. The illustrations alone will likely inspire budding naturalists to research their world in much more detail. Beautiful drawings and important lessons about conservation make this book …

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The Baseball Adventure of Jackie Mitchell, Girl Pitcher vs. Babe Ruth

This graphic novel is about female pitcher Jackie Mitchell and the game she pitched against the 1931 New York Yankees. This book quickly tells the story of women in baseball through this one tale. I found it a delightful way of letting kids understand how things were different for women than they are today in …

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