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Two intrepid librarians review the best nonfiction books for children

Monday, August 19, 2013

Nonfiction News- August 2013

Here is our monthly round-up of what's new in nonfiction children's books.

NPR's Backseat Book Club recently released its list of 100 Must Reads for Kids 9-14. The list is comprised of mainly fiction, but several nonfiction books made the list including...

The Lincolns by Candace Fleming

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman

Did you know each Scientists in the Field book has its own discussion guide created by Ed Spicer for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt?
Check out these excellent SIF resources here:

The Boston Globe/ Horn Book Awards Ceremony will take place Oct. 4th and 5th at Simmons College. This year's theme is Building Character. Early bird registration is $99 per person for both days.

Electric Ben by Robert Byrd won in the nonfiction category this year. Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale and Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney were the Nonfiction Honor Winners.

 Click here for more information about how to register to attend the event.

It's CYBILS season. The Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards are upon us. If you're a kidlit blogger, you may apply to be a panelist or judge right now. The application is open until August 31st. Start thinking about which books you want to nominate. Nominations begin on October 1st, so you have plenty of time to think about which books you think are worthy. This year the nonfiction categories have been restructured. There is an elementary/middle grade nonfiction category and a young adult nonfiction category.

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