Browsing Category : Non Fiction

Delightful Biography Series for Kids


Today I have a delightful biography series for kids.  This book features Helen Keller but the series also covers such notable names as Martin Luther King, Jr., Albert Einstein, Jane Goodall and Ghandi to name a few.  They depict these famous namesakes as children throughout the books and their stories are told in a conversational style, making them ideal for young kids…

Girl Rising for Women’s History Month


March is women’s history month, and what a history we have.  I have chosen to highlight Girl Rising for Women’s History Month even though it looks at present day challenges women face around the world.  I think this section of the book explains it best: “We look at numbers and facts all the time without necessarily understanding how significant they…

Picture Book for Black History Month


Today I have an awesome picture book for Black History Month.  In the past I recommended books like Little Rock Girl 1957, which looks at integration in Little Rock, AK and No Crystal Stair which profiles the founder of the  National Memorial African Book Store in Harlem.  The March trilogy  is also a wonderful set of graphic novels that highlight John…

Extreme Battlefields for Kids


Today I have a book about extreme battlefields for kids.  But what makes them so extreme is how the environment played a decisive role in determining the victor.  Nature can often times be the most formidable foe as this book shows us.  For kids who are interested in battle history or simply history in general, this book extremely well done. Don’t…

A Story for Children About Survival


Today I have a story for children about survival.  This work of nonfiction looks at a girl, Sachiko who survived the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki.  It is poignant, touching and focused on peace moving forward.  While I knew the story from American history books, it opened my eyes to hear the experience from the perspective of a young…

Picture Book That Makes Its Mark


Today I have a wonderful picture book that makes its mark showing kids the determination of a young woman who would become the first female Jewish member of the Supreme Court.  It highlights her fight for equality and her spirit of perseverance.  This book is not political and in fact includes a lovely section on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s friendship with Antonin…

Learn What It Is Like to Be a Dog


So many kids have received a new canine companion for the holidays. But now what?  Well, how about the book I am profiling today.  Written by an animal behavorist, this book looks at what it’s really like to be a dog.  What are they thinking?  Is a lick really a kiss?  Is your family their pack?    Your kids will really learn what…

A Book That Celebrates Women in Science


We want our girls to feel they can be anything they want, including scientists, physicists, microbiologists and geologists.  However, it is important to show them the women who have paved the way before them, who have been inspired  by their career choices, and who have been able to accomplish amazing things.  This book does just that.  It is a book…