2019 Children’s Nonfiction

Science Comics Skyscrapers, The Heights of Engineering

Written and Illustrated by John Kerschbaum I was prepared to “endure” this graphic novel about the science behind skyscrapers, but ended up truly enjoying it! John Kerschbaum has definitely done his research and strikes a great balance between entertaining and educating in this book. He includes kid-friendly, but not condescending, definitions within the book for …

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Maker Comics: Draw A Comic!

Written and Illustrated by J.P. Coovert This book starts with a warning about using certain supplies and advises kids to use them properly and carefully. It then goes into each step of how to create a comic by starting with squares in which each scene will take place. It also gives them tips for how …

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Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win World War II (Young Readers’ Edition)

Written by Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney I really enjoyed this book! I think this book is good because it has a vivid description of how the events of World War II happened. It also has the back story of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which I find very interesting. I liked everything about this book. Reviewed …

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Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of “The Children’s Ship”

Written by Deborah Heiligman It was so refreshing reading a book about a part of World War II that I was unfamiliar with. I loved how Heiligman located interviews, letters, and news articles of the incident and was able to weave the story to feel like I was hearing the account told by the individuals …

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Cutting-Edge Black Holes Research

Written by Kevin Kurtz, Illustrated by This book is about black holes and the Milky Way galaxy. In 1974, using special telescopes, astronomers saw a bunch of stars surrounding a HUGE space. It was millions of times bigger than our sun! They knew it was a black hole. Really big black holes are called supermassive …

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