by Carol Hinz
Editorial Director, Millbrook Press
Please leave a comment that includes the link to your post for Nonfiction Monday, and I’ll add it to the list below.
In other nonfiction news, be sure to check out School Library Journal’s Battle of the Books. The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner has come back from the dead to challenge The Lost Conspiracy by Francis Hardinge and Marching for Freedom by Elizabeth Partridge. Go team nonfiction!
Gregory K. brings together Nonfiction Monday and national poetry month with MOVE OUT! This poem about the Tuskegee Airmen is from a work-in-progress by Carole Boston Weatherford.
The Bookends blog reviews The Mysteries of Beethoven’s Hair by Russell Martin and Lydia Nibley. How many books do you know of that bring together music, history, biography, investigative research, and forensic science?
Charlotte’s Library reviews Little Black Ant on Park Street by Janet Halfmann. The review includes bonus information about “vast steampunkian behemoths!”
The Wild About Nature blog reviews Into the Deep: The Life of Naturalist and Explorer William Beebe by David Sheldon. This is the first in a series of posts for Earth Day.
Abby (the) Librarian shares a review of Watch This Space: Designing, Defending, and Sharing Public Spaces by Hadley Dyer and Marc Ngui. This book about public spaces around the world sounds like a fascinating read.
Roberta at Wrapped in Foil reviews Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks? And Other Questions About Animals by Buffy Silverman. Check out her review to find out whether female praying mantises really eat their mates!
At Simply Science, Shirley reviews Planet Hunter by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein. This book is about astronomer Dr. Geoff Marcy and the search for planets in other solar systems that are similar to Earth.
Today I wrote about how a nonfiction book is born. How long is a book’s gestation period? Longer than you might expect!
At Becky’s Book Reviews, check out a review of Surviving the Angel of Death by Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri. This book is about Joseph Mengele’s experiments on twins—and one set of twins, in particular—during the Holocaust.
Amy reviews A Day at the Salt Marsh by Kevin Kurtz. Her review makes me want to visit a salt marsh too.
At the Whispers of Dawn blog, Sally reviews A Man for All Seasons: The Life of George Washington Carver by Stephen Krensky. Find out why Sally wishes she could sit down and have a conversation with George Washington Carver.
Mandy at Enjoy and Embrace Learning reviews The Coin Counting Book by Rozanne Lanczak Williams. This book uses poetic text to introduce an essential math skill.
Over at Bonny Glen, Melissa Wiley has posted a list of nonfiction books her teenage daughter has read and enjoyed recently. The list includes a couple of tasty-sounding books about food. Is it time for lunch yet?
Wendie Old knows her Dewey Decimal System—poetry is catalogued as nonfiction. So in honor of National Poetry Month, she reviews Shape Me a Rhyme, Nature’s Forms in Poetry by Jane Yolen.
Mama Librarian has a review of The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton. She gives it an 8 out of 10 for awesomeness!
Jennie of Biblio File is featuring not one but two books about yellow fever. Want my advice? Keep your distance from those pesky mosquitoes! (Easier said than done, I realize.)
Challenging the Bookworm has a look at Spies of Mississippi by Rick Bowers. I’ve noticed that this book has been popping up pretty frequently on recent Nonfiction Monday roundups!