Monday, April 04, 2011

Nonfiction Monday Roundup — April 4, 2011

It's Nonfiction Monday in the KidLitosphere (don't act like you didn't know!), and I'm hosting this week's roundup of themed blog posts right here on my blog.

So, if you have reviewed or otherwise written about a nonfiction book for children, blogged about your own nonfiction writing for kids, or blogged about anything else related to kids' nonfiction, please comment today! Be sure to include a link to your post, and I will add your information to the roundup below.

I'll periodically update the list throughout the day, starting early-ish this morning (Pacific Time) — soon after I've plopped myself in front of my computer for the workday. Looking forward to seeing some great blogs!

Nonfiction Monday Blog Roundup
  1. Check out Jeff Barger's review of Hail! Ancient Greeks by Jen Green.
  2. Shelf-employed has reviewed the audiobook Meat-Eating Plants and Other Extreme Plant Life.
  3. Madigan Reads reviews Jo S. Kittinger's picture book Rosa's Bus.
  4. A Nation's Hope: The Story of Joe Louis by Matt de la Pena (illustrated by Kadir Nelson) is reviewed at Abby the Librarian.
  5. Scrub-a-Dub Tub reviews Steve Spangler's Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes: Unforgettable Experiments That Make Science Fun.
  6. Visit Wild About Nature for a review — and giveaway! — of At the Sea Floor Cafe: Odd Ocean Critter Poems by Leslie Bulion.
  7. Books, Dogs, and Frogs discusses fun food books today.
  8. Read Lawral the Librarian's review of Scribbling Women at Lucy Was Robbed.
  9. Lori Calabrese reviews Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? by Sabbithry Persad.
  10. Jeanne Harvey's Astro the Stellar Sea Lion is reviewed at Jean Little Library.
  11. Pink Me reviews Can I See Your I.D.? True Stories of False Identities by Chris Barton.
  12. Anastasia Suen introduces the chapter book You Can't Wear These Genes and the picture book Play Ball, Jackie!
  13. Wrapped in Foil reviews Kathryn O. Galbraith's Planting the Wild Garden.
  14. Lori Mortensen's Come See the Earth Turn: The Story of Leon Foucault is highlighted at True Tales & A Cherry on Top.
  15. Books 4 Learning reviews Ocean Seasons by Ron Hirschi.
  16. Author Shirley Duke discusses her new book You Can't Wear These Genes at Nonfiction Book Blast
  17. Head over to Apples with Many Seeds for a look at Genghis Khan: 13th Century Mongolian Tyrant by Enid A. Goldberg.
  18. Janet Squires reviews Peggy Caravantes's Best of Times: The Story of Charles Dickens
  19. Read about the book Written in Bone at Amy O'Quinn's blog
  20. BookMoot reviews Ultimate Guide to Basketball: Facts, Stats, Stars, and Stuff by James Buckley, Jr. 
  21. Featured over at Writing and Ruminations is Kelly Fineman's review of the Poetry Basics four-book series by Valerie Bodden. 

22 comments:

Jeff Barger said...

Hi, Lisa! Thank you for hosting this week. I have posted a review of Hail! Ancient Greeks:

http://ncteacherstuff.blogspot.com/2011/04/hail-ancient-greeks.html

shelf-employed said...

Good morning! I've reviewed a nonfiction audiobook today, Meat-Eating Plants and Other Extreme Plant Life.

http://shelf-employed.blogspot.com/2011/04/meat-eating-plants-and-other-extreme.html

Madigan McGillicuddy said...

Hello, I've reviewed a non-fiction picture book this week: Rosa's Bus.

http://www.madiganreads.com/2011/04/rosas-bus-review.html

Abby said...

Hi Lisa! At Abby the Librarian, I've got a review of A Nation's Hope: The Story of Joe Louis by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

http://www.abbythelibrarian.com/2011/04/nations-hope-story-of-joe-louis.html

Thanks for hosting!

Terry Doherty said...

Thanks for Hosting, Lisa. This week we're talking Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes by Steve Spangler.

http://childrens-literacy.com/2011/04/04/11454/

The Wild About Nature Writers said...

Wild About Nature blog is giving away a copy of Leslie Bulion's At the Sea Floor Cafe: Odd Ocean Critter Poems.

http://wildaboutnaturewriters.blogspot.com/2011/04/nonfiction-monday-at-sea-floor-cafe.html

Thanks for hosting this week!

booksdogsandfrogs said...

Thanks for hosting! I've posted today about the invention of bubble gum and other fun food books. http://booksdogsandfrogs.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/pop-the-invention-of-bubble-gum-and-some-other-treats/

booksdogsandfrogs said...

Thanks for hosting! I've posted today about the invention of bubble gum and other fun food books. http://booksdogsandfrogs.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/pop-the-invention-of-bubble-gum-and-some-other-treats/

Lawral the Librarian said...

Thanks for hosting!

My post for Scribbling Women is here: http://lawral.blogspot.com/2011/04/scribbling-women-for-nonfiction-monday.html

Lori Calabrese said...

Thx for hosting, Lisa!

At Lori Calabrese Writes!, I review Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? by Sabbithry Persad. A great book for Earth Day!

Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?

Jennifer said...

I have a review of Astro the Steller Sea Lion

http://jeanlittlelibrary.blogspot.com/2011/04/nonfiction-monday-astro-steller-sea.html

:paula said...

Hi Lisa! I'm in with a review of Chris Barton's Can I See Your I.D.? True Stories of False Identities

http://pinkme.typepad.com/pink-me/2011/04/can-i-see-your-id-chris-barton-review.html

Thanks for hosting!

Anastasia Suen said...

I'm in today with Play Ball, Jackie! by Stephen Krensky (Author) and Joe Morse (Illustrator)at Picture Book of the Day and You Can’t Wear These Genes by Shirley Duke (Author) at Chapter Book of the Day http://wp.me/p1fHyF-3u

Roberta said...

I was inspired this morning by the gentle, informative book Planting the Wild Garden by Kathryn O. Galbraith at http://blog.wrappedinfoil.com/2011/04/planting-the-wild-garden-2/

Thanks for hosting. I know it can be a challenge when you are on the West Coast :-)

Shirley said...

Thank you for hosting. The ALA 2011Nonfiction Book Blast has You Can't Wear These Genes by Shirley Duke.

Jeanne Walker Harvey said...

Thanks for hosting!

True Tales & A Cherry on Top discusses Come See the Earth Turn - The Story of Leon Foucault by Lori Mortensen. http://jeannewalkerharvey.blogspot.com/2011/04/come-see-earth-turn.html

Books for Learning said...

Please add my link to Ocean Seasons.

http://books4learning.blogspot.com/2011/04/picture-book-science-ocean-seasons-by.html

Tammy Flanders said...

Thanks for looking after today's event. At Apples with Many Seeds, I've taken at look at Genghis Khan: 13th century Mongolian tyrant by Enid A. Goldberg, one in the A Wicked History series.
Tammy
http://applewithmanyseedsdoucette.blogspot.com/2011/04/something-wicked-this-way-comes.html

Janet Squires said...

Thanks for hosting.
My selection is "Best of Times: the story of Charles Dickens" by Peggy Caravantes.

Amy O'Quinn said...

Hi,
I've written a post for Nonfiction Monday on my site/blog about the book Written In Bone, and I'd love to be included in today's roundup. That link is:
http://amyoquinn.com/written-in-bone-forensic-anthropology-and-nonfiction-monday/
Thanks so much!
Amy O'Quinn

Camille said...

In honor of The Final Four weekend: Ultimate Guide to Basketball: Facts, Stats, Stars and Stuff by James Buckley, Jr.
http://www.bookmoot.com/2011/04/nonfiction-monday-ultimate-guide-to.html

Kelly Fineman said...

Hi Lisa! Thanks for hosting! It being National Poetry Month, I'm in with a review of the Poetry Basics series by Valerie Bodden. All four titles are great: Concrete Poetry, Haiku, Limericks, and Nursery Rhymes. Here's my link:

http://kellyrfineman.livejournal.com/691098.html