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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C.S. Lewis: the Man behind Narnia

C.S. Lewis: the Man behind Narnia

Beatrice Gormley
Nonfiction
For ages 14 and up
Eerdmans, 2005   ISBN: 978-0802853011
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Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter

Penny Colman
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Crown Publishers, 1995   ISBN: 978-0517885673
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The Furry Animal Alphabet Book

The Furry Animal Alphabet Book

Jerry Pallotta
Illustrator:  Edgar Stewart 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Charlesbridge Publishing Company, 1990   ISBN: 978-0881064643
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50 ways to save the earth

50 ways to save the earth

Anne Jankeliowitch
Photographer: Philippe Bourseiller
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
Abrams, 2008   ISBN: 0810972395
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A Picture Book of Harriet Beecher Stowe

A Picture Book of Harriet Beecher Stowe

David A. Adler
Illustrator:  Colin Bootman 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Holiday House, 2004   ISBN: 0823418782
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Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, and Other Female Villains

Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, and Other Female Villains

Jane Yolen , Heidi E.Y. Stemple
Illustrator:  Rebecca Guay 
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2013   ISBN: 978-1580891851
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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Fiestas, Music and Dance

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Fiestas, Music and Dance

Carolyn Otto
Nonfiction
For ages 6 to 9
National Geographic Children's Books, 2007   ISBN: 978-1426302152
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Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More: The Eco-Journal of Corry Lapont

Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More: The Eco-Journal of Corry Lapont

Etta Kaner
Illustrator:  Stephen MacEachern 
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Kids Can Press, 2012   ISBN: 978-1554535705
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Ladies First: 40 daring American women who were second to none

Ladies First: 40 daring American women who were second to none

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
National Geographic Children's Books, 2006   ISBN: 978-0792253938
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Nature's Patchwork Quilt: Understanding Habitats

Nature's Patchwork Quilt: Understanding Habitats

Mary Miche
Illustrator:  Consie Powell 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Dawn Publications, 2012   ISBN: 978-1584691709
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