Jr. High Nonfiction

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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The Speed of Starlight

Written by Colin Stuart, Illustrated by Ximo Abadía This covers just about everything in the universe! From questions like, “Why doesn’t the Moon fall down?” and “What’s inside an atom?” to “What sound does space make?” This book is amazing for the curious future scientist and anyone who would like to learn a thing or …

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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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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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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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