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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Ira's Shakespeare Dream

Ira's Shakespeare Dream

Glenda Armand
Illustrator:  Floyd Cooper 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Lee & Low Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1620141557
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D Is for Drum: A Native American Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Alphabets)

D Is for Drum: A Native American Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Alphabets)

Michael Shoulders, Debbie Shoulders
Illustrator:  Irving Toddy 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2013   ISBN: 978-1585362745
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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

Lindsay Mattick
Illustrator:  Sophie Blackall 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2015   ISBN: 978-0316324908
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Frozen Wild: How Animals Survive in the Coldest Places on Earth

Frozen Wild: How Animals Survive in the Coldest Places on Earth

Jim Arnosky
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Sterling Children's Books, 2015   ISBN: 978-1454910251
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The Founding Fathers! Those Horse-Ridin', Fiddle-Playin', Book-Readin', Gun-Toti

The Founding Fathers! Those Horse-Ridin', Fiddle-Playin', Book-Readin', Gun-Toti

Jonah Winter
Illustrator:  Barry Blitt 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Simon and Schuster, 2015   ISBN: 978-1442442740
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Winter at Valley Forge

Winter at Valley Forge

Matt Doeden
Illustrator:  Charles Barnett III , Ron Frenz 
Nonfiction graphic novel
For ages 8 to 10
Capstone Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0736862127
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A History of Just About Everything: 180 Events, People and Inventions That Chang

A History of Just About Everything: 180 Events, People and Inventions That Chang

Elizabeth MacLeod, Frieda Wishinsky
Illustrator:  Qin Leng 
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Kids Can Press, 2013   ISBN: 978-1554537754
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Pass The Pandowdy, Please: Chewing on History with Famous Folks and Their Fabulo

Pass The Pandowdy, Please: Chewing on History with Famous Folks and Their Fabulo

Abigail Ewing Zelz
Illustrator:  Eric Zelz 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Tilbury House Publishers, 2016   ISBN: 978-0884484684
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Willa: The Story of Willa Cather, an American Writer (American Women Writers)

Willa: The Story of Willa Cather, an American Writer (American Women Writers)

Amy Ehrlich
Illustrator:   Wendell Minor 
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 9
Simon and Schuster, 2016   ISBN: 978-0689865732
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The Great North Woods

The Great North Woods

Brian Heinz
Illustrator:  Michael Rothman 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Creative Editions, 2016   ISBN: 978-1568462752
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Eyewitness: First Ladies

Eyewitness: First Ladies

Amy Pastan
Nonficiton  Series
For ages 8 and up
DK , 2008   ISBN: 978-0756649425
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Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White

Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White

Melissa Sweet
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 10
HMH Books for Young Readers, 2016   ISBN: 978-0544319592
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