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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A Year in the Woods

A Year in the Woods

Henry David Thoreau
Illustrator:  Giovanni Manna 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 and up
Creative Editions, 2017   ISBN: 978-1568463056
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Black History in Its Own Words

Black History in Its Own Words

Ronald Wimberly
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 12 and up
Image Comics, 2017   ISBN: 978-1534301535
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Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code

Laurie Wallmark
Illustrator:  Katy Wu 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Sterling Children's Books, 2017   ISBN: 978-1454920007
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If You Were the Moon

If You Were the Moon

Laura Purdie Salas
Illustrator:  Jamie Kim 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Millbrook Press, 2017   ISBN: 978-1467780094
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Pirates, Plants And Plunder!

Pirates, Plants And Plunder!

Stewart Ross
Illustrator:  David Roberts 
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
Eden's Children's Books (UK), 2014   ISBN: 978-0957490703
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Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordin

Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordin

Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville
Illustrator:  Brigette Barrager 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2017   ISBN: 978-1481461313
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She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

Chelsea Clinton
Illustrator:  Alexandra Boiger 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Penguin, 2017   ISBN: 978-1524741723
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Something's Fishy

Something's Fishy

Kevin McCloskey
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
TOON Books, 2017   ISBN: 978-1943145157
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The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, The First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon

The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, The First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon

Frances Poletti, Kristina Yee
Illustrator:  Susanna Chapman 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Compendium Inc, 2017   ISBN: 978-1943200474
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This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World

This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World

Matt Lamothe
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Chronicle Books LLC, 2017   ISBN: 978-1452150185
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When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy's Fight fo

When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy's Fight fo

Natasha Wing
Illustrator:  Alexandra Boiger 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
HMH Books for Young Readers, 2017   ISBN: 978-0547449210
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