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Two intrepid librarians review the best nonfiction books for children

Saturday, January 5, 2013

2012 Books We Wished We Had Reviewed

Our goal is to review the best nonfiction books for children, and in 2012 we saw a lot of excellent nonfiction. Unfortunately, we were not able to review all of the books we had hoped to.

Here is our list of 2012 titles we wished we had reviewed:

Abraham Lincoln & Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship by Russell Freedman

Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman by Marc Tyler Nobleman/ illustrated by Ty Templeton

  Bon Appetit!: The Delicious Life of Julia Child by Jessie Hartland

Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily and Anne by Catherine Reef

Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Byrd

 The Fairy Ring or Elsie and Frances Fool the World by Mary Losure

 Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington by Jabari Asim/ illustrated by Bryan Collier
A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave or To Return by

The Great Molasses Flood: Boston, 1919 by Deborah Kops 

Harlem's Little Blackbird by Renee Watson

 Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller by Doreen Rappaport/ illustrated by Matt Tavares

Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure  by Jim Murphy

 Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman

 Noah Webster & His Words by Jeri Chase Ferris/ illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch

One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World by Joe McKendry

 Secrets of the Garden: Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard by

Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane's Musical Journey by Gary Golio/ illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

 Wild Horse Scientists by Kay Frydenborg

We're looking forward to what 2013 will bring to the world of children's nonfiction!

1 comment:

  1. I love The Fairy Ring! But I'm not sure if that's just because I love a great hoax :)