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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20 Recipes Kids Should Know

20 Recipes Kids Should Know

Esme Washburn
Photographer: Calista Washburn
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
Prestel Junior, 2019   ISBN: 978-3791385075
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DIY Dollhouse

DIY Dollhouse

Alexia Henrion
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
Princeton Architectural Press, 2017   ISBN: 978-1616896072
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Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone

Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone

Alice Briere-Haquet
Illustrator:  Bruno Liance 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Charlesbridge, 2017   ISBN: 978-1580898270
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Writers and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Authors and Their Animal Friends

Writers and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Authors and Their Animal Friends

Kathleen Krull
Illustrator:  Violet Lemay 
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
duopress, 2019   ISBN: 978-1947458529
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Because of an Acorn

Because of an Acorn

Lola M. Schaefer, Adam Schaefer
Illustrator:  Frann Preston-Gannon 
Nonfiction Picture Book
Chronicle Books, 2016   ISBN: 978-1452112428
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Rocks, Minerals & Gems

Rocks, Minerals & Gems

Sean Callery, Miranda Smith
Photographer: Gary Ombler
Nonfiction
For ages 9 and up
Scholastic Nonfiction, 2016   ISBN: 978-0545947190
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Science Comics: Dinosaurs - Fossils and Feathers

Science Comics: Dinosaurs - Fossils and Feathers

MK Reed
Illustrator:  Joe Flood 
Nonfiction graphic novel
For ages 9 and up
First Second, 2016   ISBN: 978-1626721432
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Seven and a Half Tons of Steel

Seven and a Half Tons of Steel

Janet Nolan
Illustrator:  Thomas Gonzalez 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Peachtree Publishers, 2016   ISBN: 978-1561459124
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Wild Babies: Photographs of Baby Animals from Giraffes to Hummingbirds

Wild Babies: Photographs of Baby Animals from Giraffes to Hummingbirds

Traer Scott
Nonfiction photography book
For ages 7 and up
Chronicle Books, 2016   ISBN: 978-1452134864
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Mountain Chef

Mountain Chef

Annette Bay Pimentel
Illustrator:  Richard Lo 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Charlesbridge, 2016   ISBN: 978-1580897112
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