Tag: children’s nonfiction

The Shelf Care Interview: Tracey Hecht

The Shelf Care Interview: Tracey Hecht

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Fabled Films Press. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Julia Smith talks to Tracey Hecht, author of The Nocturnals book series, which began as a middle-grade series with The Mysterious […]

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The Shelf Care Interview: Irene Latham and Charles Waters

The Shelf Care Interview: Irene Latham and Charles Waters

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Lerner. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Maggie Reagan talks to Irene Latham and Charles Waters. Irene Latham is the author of many books, including two novels for children, Leaving […]

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The Shelf Care Interview: Chris Ferrie
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The Shelf Care Interview: Chris Ferrie

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Sourcebooks. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Julia Smith talks to Australian author Chris Ferrie. Chris is an award-winning physicist, a mathematician, and popular author of science books for children. […]

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Setting the Record Straight: Panic and Pandemics

Setting the Record Straight: Panic and Pandemics

First reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31, the respiratory illness prompted by coronavirus (dubbed COVID-19) has since spread to 28 countries worldwide, infecting over 60,000 individuals. Unfortunately, as cases across the globe increase, so too does the dangerous misinformation surrounding them. The below titles, about outbreaks, viruses, and vaccines, attempt to set the record […]

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Simple but Not Always Easy: Talking with Ilene Cooper

Simple but Not Always Easy: Talking with Ilene Cooper

Whether you’re a reader of fiction or nonfiction, picture books, middle grade, or young adult, chances are you’ve come across—and admired—a book by Ilene Cooper. A former librarian and longtime Booklist editor and reviewer, Cooper is the author of the Lucy chapter-book series; A Woman in the House (and Senate), an award-winning account of women […]

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Protect the Penguins: A Waddle of Books for Kids

Protect the Penguins: A Waddle of Books for Kids

Break out your black-and-white garb, bird buffs! It’s #WorldPenguinDay. Timed to coincide with the Adélie penguin’s annual migration northward, the initiative, which began in 1972, aims to raise awareness about our flightless friends to the south. There are 17 to 19 species of penguins worldwide, and over 50 percent of those are considered endangered or […]

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Eat This! Marketing Junk Food to Children and Teens

Eat This! Marketing Junk Food to Children and Teens

Cindy: New Year’s healthy eating resolutions usually start to flag by February, so it’s perfect timing for us to share a 2018 title that’s a great fit for Booklist‘s Spotlight on Health & Wellness. Eat This! How Fast Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (and How to Fight Back) by Andrea Curtis offers lessons […]

Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story

Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story

Cindy: The nature artist Gwen Frostic (1906-2001) is a Michigan treasure, so when Lynn found her new picture-book biography, Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story, (2018) at the public library, I was delighted. Frostic was born in the thumb of Michigan’s mitten-shaped lower peninsula but eventually settled on the other side of the state, in the woods of […]

DO NOT LICK THIS BOOK! (It’s Full of Germs)

Cindy: What a surprise awaits inside these pages! The warning in the title, Do Not Lick This Book (2018), should be heeded—it is, indeed, full of germs! But don’t let that steer you away from reading it. Journey along with Min, a microbe who travels, via your finger, from the paper of the book’s pages […]

Do Not PASS GO Until You Read This Book!

Do Not PASS GO Until You Read This Book!

Cindy: Monopoly has an interesting history and Tanya Lee Stone has produced a thought-provoking picture book about it: Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented (2018). Originally called The Landlord’s Game, it was created by Lizzie Magie, who was looking for a way to demonstrate the unfair relationship between landlords and tenants […]