2019 Children’s Nonfiction

No Map, Great Trip: A Young Writer’s Road to Page One

Written by Paul Fleischman I enjoyed how this book does not start instantly, but tells a story first. It is a book I really get sucked into. I want to be a writer when I am older so this book really interested me. It is a fun book to read. It is very close to …

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Up Verses Down

Poems, Paintings, and Serious Nonsense Written and Illustrated by Calef Brown Up Verses Down : Poems, Paintings, and Serious Nonsense is a wonderful book of silly poetry. It has beautiful illustrations to entice the reader and fun, rhythmic rhyming to twist your tongue. The vocabulary in this book makes it better suited for advanced readers, …

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Suffragette: The Battle for Equality

Written and Illustrated by David Roberts Cleverly illustrated and concisely written, this nonfiction book about the fight for the female vote is a timely offering as we celebrate the U.S. constitutional amendment that was ratified 100 years ago and gave women the right to vote. This book shares the history of the suffrage movement not …

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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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