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Nonfiction Monday May 11, 2009

Posted by caribookscoops on May 11, 2009

nonfictionmondayWelcome to Nonfiction Monday! For those of you new to Nonfiction Monday, its a weekly event hosted by various blogs throughout the kidlitosphere. All you do is put a link to a nonfiction kidlit book you have read in the comments and we will update through out the day.

We are excited to be hosting this week and for today Cari reviewed Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker. A wonderful book full of adventure and intrigue about the first successful submarine attack and later the recovery of the submarine upon it’s discovery in August of 2009. Lots of appeal for science, history or math buffs! A great read for older children – I used it in my 8th grade U.S. History class. Holly reviewed My Own Two Feet by Beverly Cleary. A follow-up to A Girl From Yamhill, the first autobiography of Beverly Cleary. Both are great books for middle readers and above who identified with any of Beverly’s many lovable quirky characters- Ramona, Beezus, Henry and Ribsy, etc. I wish I’d had these books for a few English papers I had to do once upon a time.

Nonfiction Monday Links!

Cari at Bookscoops reviewed Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley

Heidi Bee Roemer reviewed Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator at the Wild About Nature blog

Lori Calabrese Writes writes a nonfiction article, “Big Jobs for Little Stamps,” in the May 2009 issue of Stories for Children Magazine

Jennifer from Little Jean Library reviewed Nic Bishop’s Forest Explorer

In Need of Chocolate reviewed  One Small Square: Seashore

Great Kid Books Celebrate! reviewed Connections Among Cultures by Jan Reynolds

Amanda at A Patchwork of Books reviewed Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life: A Story of Sustainable Farming by Jan Reynolds

Shirley at Simple Science reviewed A Raft of Science: Puffins

Wendie Old reviewed What to Do About Alice

Roberta Gibson at Wrapped In Foil reviewed Lizards by Mark O’Shea

Book Brew reviewed Something out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium by Carla Killough McClafferty

Hollybookscoops reviewed My Own Two Feet by Beverly Cleary

Robin Gaphni at posted Planting the Trees of Kenya.

Lynn at Infantbibliophile reviewed Uncover a Dolphin and A Kaleidopops Book: Oceans both books about dolphins.

Charlotte at Charlotte’s Library reviewed Come to the Castle!

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9 Responses to “Nonfiction Monday May 11, 2009”

  1. slduke said

    Thanks for hosting! My entry at SimplyScience is A Raft of Information: Puffins, by Susan Quinlan. It is chock full of everything you could want to know about puffins.


  2. Wendie Old said

    My NF Monday is What to do About Alice?
    -wendie Old at

  3. rebgibson said

    Good morning and thanks for hosting. I reviewed Lizards by Mark O’Shea at Wrapped in Foil this week

  4. Hi, I’m brand new to this carnival. First came across it on Friday (a twitter trail, of all things) and decided I’d love to play if that’s okay…

    Review is of Something Out of Nothing – the biography of Marie Curie. It’s here:

  5. inneedofchocolate said

    I think I left my link on the wrong post so I’m going to put it here now. Sorry. Thanks for hosting. I’ve posted One Small Square: Seashore:

  6. Lynn said

    I decided to play along too!

  7. Lynn said

    Oops — not sure I did that right, sorry. We reviewed two “Silver Dolphin” books about ocean life, one a popup style and the other with a plastic model inside.

  8. Okay I think I have everyone’s links (I hope). If I somehow missed yours let me know and I believe I got everyone that posted on the wrong post. Sorry if it wasn’t clear where to post.

  9. Charlotte said

    Thanks for hosting–I have a look at Come to the Castle.

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