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Two intrepid librarians review the best nonfiction books for children

Monday, July 2, 2018

As Seen at ALA Annual (Part 1)


Part One

We are back from the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference. This year we traveled to New Orleans where we sampled lots of amazing food including pastries at Le Croissant d'Or on Ursulines Street. While we were at the conference, we both spent time looking for interesting nonfiction titles for kids. Here are some 2018 nonfiction books that caught our attention in the exhibits and at publisher preview events. Thanks to all of the publishers who took time to talk about upcoming titles, provided us with review copies and invited us to book previews.

Cathy and Louise


Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend
by Karen Blumenthal
Viking Children's Books
Release Date: August 1

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad
by Ann Petry
 Harper Collins
Release Date: September 4


Sea Creatures 
by Seymour Simon
Harper Collins
Release Date: June 26

Everything & Everywhere
by Marc Martin
 Chronicle Books
Release Date: October 9

Lights! Camera! Alice!
by Mara Rockliff
Chronicle Books
Release Date: September 4

Never Too Young!: 50 Unstoppable Kids Who Made a Difference 
by Aileen Weintraub
Sterling Children's Books
Release Date: September 4

Heroes of Dunkirk 
by Lisa L. Owens
Lerner
Release Date: August 1


Pandemic: How Climate, the Environment, and Superbugs Increase the Risk 
by Connie Goldsmith 
Twenty-First Century Books
Release Date: August 1

Eavesdropping on Elephants
by Patricia Newman 
Millbrook Press
Release Date: August 1

The Great Rhino Rescue
by Sandra Markle
Millbrook Press
Release Date: August 1

The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just
by Melina Mangal 
Millbrook Press
Release Date: November 1

 Thirty Minutes Over Oregon
by Marc Tyler Nobleman
Clarion Books
Release Date: October 9

The Orca Scientists 
by Kim Perez Valice 
HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: July 24


Girls Think of Everything
by Catherine Thimmesh 
HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 9
New edition with updated content!

Backyard Bears
by Amy Cherrix 
HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 23


 The Strange True Tale of Frankensteins's Creator Mary Shelley
by Catherine Reef
Clarion Books
Release Date: September 18

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees
by Don Brown 
HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 18

Unpunished Murder: Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice
by Lawrence Goldstone 
Scholastic Focus (new imprint)
Release Date: August 28

The Grand Escape
by Neal Bascomb
Scholastic Focus (new imprint)
Release Date: September 25

Blacklisted!
by Larry Dane Brimmer 
Calkins Creek
Release Date: October 9

Spooked!: How Radio Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America
by Gail Jarrow
Calkins Creek
Release Date: August 7 


So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk to Freedom 
by Gary D. Schmidt
Roaring Brook Press
Release Date: September 25

Spring After Spring: How Rachel Carson Inspired the Environmental  Movement
by Stephanie Roth Sisson
Roaring Brook Press
Release Date: August 14

Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City
by Phillip House
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: October 23

Undocumented: A Worker's Fight
by Duncan Tonatiuh
Abrams ComicArts
Release Date: August 7

Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs
by Melissa Stewart
Peachtree Publishers
Release Date: September 1

Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote
by Kirsten Gillibrand
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: November 13


Check back on Thursday for Part Two of our #alaac18 nonfiction sightings!

2 comments:

  1. So many great books to look forward to!! Step Right Up came out in 2016--is this a new edition, or paperback? Either way, I loved it!! :)

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  2. Thanks for pointing out the 2016 pub date. That one slipped through. I think Lee & Low were featuring their award winning books in their booth.

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