Tag Archives: Middle Grade Non-Fiction

ICK!

You’ll be saying that over and over as you read this new title from National Geographic Kids. Disgusting, Gross, or Repulsive would also work. Don’t worry if you have to look away because the intended audience of kids 8-12 will … Continue reading

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COOL MATH

A student hovers over a page of math problems from a book or worksheet. They’d rather be anywhere else. Math is boring. Math is useless. Math is a waste of time. But wait, how can we turn around this young … Continue reading

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WE ARE POWER

Growing up in our present day world is full of challenges. The non-stop “Breaking News” cycle leaves tweens and teens with only one conclusion: The world is a violent place. Conflicts escalate to a point where people are physically hurt … Continue reading

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EXTREME OCEAN

It’s never too early to celebrate World Ocean Day (coming up on June 8th), especially when you have a title like EXTREME OCEAN in your hands. Dr. Sylvia Earle, a scientist with a passion for the sea gives readers an … Continue reading

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GEOMETRY IS AS EASY AS PIE

When I was in 8th grade, geometry class was a dreadful experience. The teacher filled the chalkboard with formulas scribbled from one end to the other. Her lecture started two seconds after the tardy bell and didn’t end until the … Continue reading

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PETS AND THEIR FAMOUS HUMANS

Famous humans always get noticed while their beloved pets stay out of sight. The humans presented here are not your current set of celebrities. Instead, PETS AND THEIR FAMOUS HUMANS is a look at 20 people who made a memorable … Continue reading

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INTO THE CLOUDS

At an elevation of 28,251 feet, K2 is the second highest mountain in the world—surpassed only by Mt. Everest. Experts agree a climb to the ominous peak of K2 is a more difficult and dangerous climb. INTO THE CLOUDS is … Continue reading

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TURN IT UP!

Turn it Up!: A Pitch-Perfect History of Music that Rocked the World  The high notes and biggest moments in music history are covered in this fun compendium, from Bach to the Beatles to Beyonce — and beyond. Many major music genres are … Continue reading

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BRAIN CANDY

This is it! My final holiday MG non-fiction recommendation. Do you know a kid who doesn’t like to read? Hand them this book and they’ll be reading these fun facts right back to you. Hundreds are included along with colorful … Continue reading

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THE BIG BOOK OF BLING

Have some sparkle and shine with my fourth of five recommendations for MG holiday non-fiction shopping: Bling isn’t just the shiny ring on your finger or the fancy extras at a party. It’s everything that shines and amazes. Keep your … Continue reading

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