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Encore -- No monkeys, no chocolate / Melissa Stewart and Allen Young ; illustrated by Nicole Wong.

Nominees for the 2016 Nerdy Book Awards for Picture Books for Nonfiction

Nominees for the 2016 Nerdy Book Awards for Picture Books for Nonfiction

When writing a research report, we want students in grades 4-6 to move beyond “all about writing” and choose more focused topics.  Each two-page spread shows students an example of how to take a broad topic and narrow the idea.  From how the Titanic was created, to rescuing the survivors, writers can see how one large topic can be broken down into many focused topics.

We Are Reading Some Nonfiction Texts Students Will Want to Read and Reread

HIGH FIVE No. 29: Another Debut Success Story Falls From the Sky with Kirsti Call | author interviews | interviews for writers | writing interviews | debut interviews | author success stories | tips for getting published | beginner writer | ChristieWrightWild.com

High Five #29: Another Debut Success Story Falls From the Sky

These texts couldn't be better for explaining how a hybrid text works.

The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body: Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen: This book would be great for teaching about the human body. It is a fun book for kids to enjoy that they can also learn from.

A first-grade girl--who does not like to read--stubbornly resists her school librarian's efforts to convince her to love books until she finds one that might change her mind.

Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't): Barbara Bottner, Michael Emberley This is a great one for those kids who don't like to read and even for those who do.

Mentor Texts for teaching Non-fiction text structure. Check out these Tips for Teaching Text Structure with Non-Fiction! Lots of great ideas, plus a FREEBIE!

Tips for Teaching Text Structure with Non-Fiction

Teaching Text Structure can be difficult. Here are some tips for making learning text structure simple.

Musician, botanist, baseball player, pilot—the Latinos featured in this collection, Bravo!, come from many different countries and from many different backgrounds. Celebrate their accomplishments and their contributions to a collective history and a community that continues to evolve and thrive today!

22 Diverse Poetry Picture Books for Kids

Poems About Amazing Hispanics (Book) : Engle, Margarita : "Bold, graphic portraits and beautiful poems present famous and lesser-known Latinos from varied backgrounds who have faced life's challenges in creative ways"--Provided by publisher.

In New York

In New York

Books for teaching about racism and tolerance. Preschool, Elementary school, Middle School. Black lives matter. Kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, sixth grade, seventh grade, eighth grade, ninth grade.

olerance, Racism and Prejudice in Kids' and Young Adult Books for the Classroom for Preschool through Grade Featured Subject with Novels, Picture Books, Nonfiction, Discussion Starters and Classroom Activities

Book Review of The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey

THE PAPERBOY by Dav Pilkey


How could I possibly pick the 10 nonfiction books I can't live without? Frankly, it's an impossible task for me. I use children's literature in every class I teach. I loan them to students, take them