Monday, March 16, 2009

Hosting Nonfiction Monday on a Nonfiction Monday

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!

Breakfast Batch

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!

Lunch Bunch

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. discusses National Geographic's Every Human Has Rights: A Photographic Declaration for Kids.

Snack Bites

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.

Suppertime Bounty

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!


Unknown said...

We have reviewed Scotti Cohn's One Wolf Howls!

Jennifer said...

Traces by Paula Fox

Andrea -- Just One More Book!! Podcast said...

thanks for rounding us up. This week we chat about Bubble Homes and Fish Farts:

Unknown said...

From Shirley at SimplyScience

It's Electric--Wired by Anastasia Suen

Thank you for hosting this week.

Abby said...

Thanks for hosting this week!

At Abby (the) Librarian, I'm talking about some women's history titles.

Books for Women's History Month

Lori Calabrese said...

It really does seem as though the world can't get enough of Honest Abe! Good luck with the book!

Thanks for hosting Nonfiction Monday.
At Lori Calabrese Writes!, I take a look at The United Tweets of America.

StoryForce said...

Hi Lisa, Thanks a lot!

Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth have collaborated on a picture book for children based on Mortenson's bestselling Three Cups of Tea. Their book Listen to the Wind is sure to be a bestseller, too. Meghan Nuttall Sayres has the review at StoryForce.

MotherReader said...

Hey, I've got a review of a new book, The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau at MotherReader -

Thanks for hosting!

Andromeda Jazmon said...

I am in with a review of After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance.

Thanks for hosting!

Jen Robinson said...

Thanks for hosting, Lisa! I have a review of books from Two New Nonfiction Series from Bearport Publishing (Little Dogs Rock! and Defining Moments: Super Athletes)

Anonymous said...

I've reviewed "Duke Ellington: His Life in Jazz" at Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I am in with a review Amelia Earhart

Tasha said...

On Kids Lit, I've reviewed Plant Secrets by Emily Goodman.

Thanks for hosting!

Jennie said...

Thank you so much for hosting! I'm in over at Biblio File with a post about Harry, A History.

Anonymous said... has a review of Every Human Has Rights. Thanks!

Valerie said...

I have posted about books about studying the moon.

Anonymous said...

Earth in Danger series


BookMoot said...

Two cookbooks at BookMoot: Cakes for Kids and Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook

Charlotte said...

I'm in with What Darwin Saw. Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for hosting!

At Picture Book of the Day we read Bubble Homes and Fish Farts and at Kid Lit Kit it's No Girls Allowed for Women's History Month.

web said...

I have a late entry, a review of Gone Fishing:

Anonymous said...

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Wendie O said...

My Nonfiction Monday message ended up being done on Tuesday. sorry.

Clouds by Anne Rockwell

-wendie old