By Carol Hinz, editorial director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books
I still recall how excited I was when I read Jolene Gutiérrez’s initial idea for the book Bionic Beasts. I don’t often see middle grade nonfiction that brings together engineering and biology in this way. Bionic Beasts highlights the innovation and problem-solving skills people around the globe are using to build prosthetic body parts for animals including a sea turtle, an elephant, and a goose. Jolene was kind enough to answer several questions about her book.
Today we explore Narrative Nonfiction with Kate Messner, author of Tracking Pythons: The Quest to Catch an Invasive Predator and Save an Ecosystem. This engaging middle-grade nonfiction takes a deep dive into the science of pythons and their role as invasive predators.Keep reading to learn more about how Kate began her adventure in the Florida wetlands, and about Narrative Nonfiction and the 5 Kinds of Nonfiction.
Here in Minnesota, winter is starting to set in – which is the perfect time to begin planning summer reading 2021! We have perfect picks for your library’s summer reading theme below – keep reading for title preview videos, book lists, and more.
It’s November already! As the holiday seasons start to ramp up, be sure to pause for a moment to sit down, take a deep breath, and center yourself. It’s easy to forget about our own needs in these unprecedented times, but remember – you matter! Hopefully, we can help you weather the storm and prepare for your post-holiday needs with our January booklists and reader’s advisory. Discover books for Martin Luther King Day, Tu b’Shevat, Mental Wellness Month, Science Fiction Day, and more!