Nonfiction Reviews

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All too often the reading public thinks that non-fiction titles are boring. Below you find some books which are quite the opposite, they are hard to put down. Many of these books are both interesting to read and very enjoyable to look at. You will find further non-fiction titles in the Series, Bookish Calendar, Board and Novelty Books, and feature sections.

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51 Things to Make with Paper Plates

51 Things to Make with Paper Plates

Fiona Hayes
Illustrator:  Tom Connell 
Photographer: Michael Wicks
Nonfiction Craft Book
For ages 6 to 9
QEB Publishing, 2017   ISBN: 978-1682970065
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Bertha Takes a Drive: How the Benz Automobile Changed the World

Bertha Takes a Drive: How the Benz Automobile Changed the World

Jan Adkins
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Charlesbridge, 2017   ISBN: 978-1580896962
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Colorama: From Fuchsia to Midnight Blue

Colorama: From Fuchsia to Midnight Blue

Cruschiform
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 10 and up
Prestel Junior, 2018   ISBN: 978-3791373287
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Plant, Cook, Eat!: A Children's Cookbook

Plant, Cook, Eat!: A Children's Cookbook

Joe Archer, Caroline Craig
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 10
Charlesbridge, 2018   ISBN: 978-1580898171
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Rodent Rascals

Rodent Rascals

Roxie Munro
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Holiday House, 2018   ISBN: 978-0823438600
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Snails Are Just My Speed!

Snails Are Just My Speed!

Kevin McCloskey
Nonfiction
For ages 5 to 8
TOON Books, 2018   ISBN: 978-1943145270
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The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs

The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs

Kate Messner
Illustrator:  Matthew Forsythe 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Chronicle Books, 2018   ISBN: 978-1452133508
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Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word

Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word

Sarah Jane Marsh
Illustrator:  Edwin Fotheringham 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Disney-Hyperion, 2018   ISBN: 978-1484781449
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W is for Welcome: A Celebration of America's Diversity

W is for Welcome: A Celebration of America's Diversity

Brad Herzog
Illustrator:  A collection of illustrators 
Poetry and Nonfiction Picture Book  Series
For ages 6 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2018   ISBN: 978-1585364022
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Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs

Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs

Susan Hughes
Illustrator:  Valerie Boivin 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Kids Can Press, 2018   ISBN: 978-1771386531
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