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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Upcoming Nonfiction Titles Discovered at ALA


Louise and I have returned from the West Coast after attending the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco. One of the best parts of attending ALA is having opportunities to talk with authors, illustrators, editors and publicists about books that are on the horizon. A highlight was listening to Melissa Sweet talk about her art, and she showed us some photos of collages from her upcoming biography of E.B. White.

In the exhibit hall, publishers also display new releases and upcoming titles for librarians to preview.  I was pleased to see so many high quality nonfiction titles that are due to be released in the next few months. Here are some of the titles that caught my attention.






Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsburg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
by Steve Sheinkin
Published by Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan)
On shelves Sept. 22, 2015


Moon Bears by Mark Newman
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (Macmillan)
On shelves Nov. 17, 2015


Mary Cassatt: Extraordinary Impressionist Painter
by Barbara Herkert and Gabi Swiatkowska
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (Macmillan)
On shelves Oct. 27, 2015


The Rain Wizard: The Amazing, Mysterious True Life of Charles Mallory Hatfield
by Larry Dane Brimmer
Published by Calkins Creek
On shelves September 8, 2015



Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation 
by Peggy Thomas and Stacy Innerst
Published by Calkins Creek
On shelves September 8, 2015

Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans
by Phil Bildner and John Parra
Published by Chronicle Books
On shelves Aug. 4, 2015


Forgotten Bones: Uncovering a Slave Cemetery by Lois Miner Huey
Published by Millbrook Press (Lerner)
On shelves Oct. 1, 2015


The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins
by Sandra Markle
Published by Millbrook Press (Lerner)
On shelves Oct. 1, 2015

The Nutcracker Comes to America: How Three Ballet-Loving Brothers Created a Holiday Tradition
by Chris Barton and Cathy Gendron
Published by Millbrook Press (Lerner)
On shelves Sept. 1, 2015


Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Published by Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan)
On shelves Sept. 29, 2015


Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune
by Pamela Turner and Gareth Hinds
Published by Charlesbridge
On shelves Feb. 2, 2016



Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
by Jonah Winter and Shane Evans
Published by Schwartz & Wade (Random House)
On shelves July 14, 2015


Breakthrough: How Three People Saved "Blue Babies" and Changed Medicine Forever
by Jim Murphy
Published by Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin)
On shelves Dec. 8, 2015


Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans
by Don Brown
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
On shelves August 4, 2015


 Fur, Fins and Feathers: Abraham Dee Bartlett and the Invention of the Modern Zoo 
by Cassandre Maxwell
Published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
On shelves Aug. 10, 2015



 In the Canyon by Liz Garton Scanlon and Ashley Wolff
Published by Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster)
On shelves Aug. 18, 2015



Lincoln's Spymaster: Allan Pinkerton America's First Private Eye
by Samantha Seiple
Published by Scholastic Press
On shelves Sept. 29, 2015


Alyson at the Kidlit Frenzy blog also had a nonfiction recap from ALA. 

2 comments:

  1. Thank you, thank you for sharing these!

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  2. Thank you for the mention.

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