Reviews and Blog Posts: nonfiction

Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude

by Jonah Winter

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This delightful picture book is an introduction to Gertrude Stein--her writing style (which the author imitates), her whirlwind life of parties with writers and artists in Paris, and her life at home with Alice B. Toklas. The bright pictures will draw in adults and children alike, and the text may...

The stuff of life : a graphic guide to genetics and DNA

by Mark Schultz

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Did you ever wish that you understood what people were talking about when they mentioned DNA, RNA, and genes? Do you hear things about gene therapy and cloning and wonder how they really work? Or maybe you've just gotten to a section on genetics in your science class in school...

I'll pass for your comrade : women soldiers in the Civil War

by Anita Silvey

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Back during the Civil War, women could not join the military. But many women wanted to fight and joined the army disguised as men. This book talks about the reasons they joined up, the ways they had to disguise their identities, and how they got along once they were in...

Hide and seek : nature's best vanishing acts

by Andrea Helman

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Animals around the world and across many habitats use camouflage to hide themselves from predators. Giraffes in the savanna, candy crabs in the sea, grasshoppers in the desert, seal pups in the arctic, tigers in the forest, and jackrabbits in the mountains are just some examples of the varied animals...

Making cents

by Elizabeth Keeler Robinson

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The United States has a lot of different forms of currency, or money, from the penny up to the $100 bill. How much is the money worth and how can you get some of it? This book describes each monetary unit, shows a nice picture of it, and describes what...

No choirboy : murder, violence, and teenagers on death row

by Susan Kuklin

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In the United States, if juveniles are convicted of a really heinous crime, they can be tried as adults and even get life in prison. Until recently, juveniles could even be sentenced to death. This book tells the stories of several young men who were given the death sentence when...

Model : a memoir

by Cheryl Diamond

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Cheryl went to New York City to try to become a supermodel when she was 14. Everyone said, "Come back when you're older." At 16, Cheryl tried again and was hired by an agency. This is the story of how Cheryl became a model and got to do photo shoots,...

Ten things I can do to help my world

by Melanie Walsh

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This book tells you how you can help the environment by saving water, feeding birds, and other great tips. It is very simple and has really great illustrations and cool cut-out pages. It's perfect for the youngest children and older ones too.

The year we disappeared : a father - daughter memoir

by Cylin Busby

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Cylin Busby's dad was a cop when she was growing up. She and her family lived in a beach town and had a lot of fun. One night Cylin's dad was driving to work and someone pulled up and shot him in the head. They were trying to kill him!...

Is my hamster wild? : the secret lives of hamsters, gerbils & guinea pigs

by Rain Newcomb

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Have you ever seen a hamster running around in the wild? Can you even imagine it? This great non-fiction book tells about the different countries and environments where our rodent pets actually live in the wild. It tells about the strange behaviors that help them survive winter and predators. The...

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