It's Nonfiction Monday in the KidLitosphere, and I've volunteered to host today's weekly roundup of themed blog posts.
This little blog party dovetails nicely with my actual duties today, as I'm now knee-deep (make that neck-deep) in research for a new Abraham Lincoln biography I'm about to start writing. I wrote a chapter book about good ole Abe a decade ago and had a great time with it. He's such an enduringly fascinating figure, and from the looks of things, the reading public is far from getting over their thirst for knowledge about his young life, character, family, presidency, and death. The book I'm working on this spring will be for the YA set and written in a graphic novel format. I can't wait to dig in!
If you'd like to participate in today's edition of Nonfiction Monday, just leave a comment below with a link to your post about a nonfiction book, nonfiction author, nonfiction writing — or any other topic related to nonfiction for kids that I'm not thinking of — and I will update the roundup throughout the day. Please include your post title/topic with the link. This post is set to go live at 3:00 a.m. Pacific (in case any Eastern early birds want to submit first thing), and I'll start checking in to move links to the main list sometime (well) after that!
The Wild About Writing Trio reviews Scott Cohn's One Wolf Howls.
Jennifer takes a look at Traces by Paula Fox.
Just One More Book Podcast chats about Bubble Homes and Fish Farts by Fiona Bayrock and Carolyn Conahan.
SimplyScience blogs about It's Electric — Wired by Anastasia Suen.
Abby (the) Librarian presents "Books for Women's History Month."
Lori Calabrese Writes! offers food for thought in the post "The United Tweets of America."
StoryForce reviews the picture book Listen to the Wind (based on Three Cups of Tea) by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth.
MotherReader checks out The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino.
A Wrung Sponge reviews After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance by Anne Sibley O'Brien and Perry Edmond O'Brien.
Jen Robinson highlights two new nonfiction series from Bearport Publishing: Defining Moments — Super Athletes and Little Dogs Rock!
Fuse #8 at SLJ reviews Duke Ellington: His Life in Jazz (with 21 Activities) by Stephanie Stein Crease.
Check It Out checks out the biography Amelia Earhart: The Legends of the Lost Aviator by Shelley Tanaka.
Kids Lit uncovers Plant Secrets by Emily Goodman.
Biblio File conjures a post about Harry, a History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon by Melissa Anelli.
ayudda.net discusses National Geographic's Every Human Has Rights: A Photographic Declaration for Kids.
Valerie peeks at a few books about the moon.
A Patchwork of Books blogs about the Earth in Danger series.
BookMoot serves up a duo of culinary finds: Cakes for Kids by Matthew Mead and Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook by Georgeanne Brennan.
Charlotte's Library explores What Darwin Saw: The Journey That Changed the World by Rosalyn Schanzer.
Picture Book of the Day discusses voice using Bubble Homes and Fish Farts.
Kid Lit Kit recommends No Girls Allowed by Susan Hughes.
Blog from the Windowsill describes Gone Fishing by David McLimans.
Tuesday Post-Luncheon Tag-Along Treat
Wendy's Wanderings reviews Clouds by Anne Rockwell.
I think that does it. Thanks to all who shared and/or followed the posts!