Every Monday, kidlit bloggers celebrate some of the fantastic non-fiction available for kids and teens. I have the pleasure of hosting today’s Non-Fiction Monday Round Up! Leave a link to your post about a non-fiction title in the comments, and I’ll update throughout the day.
My contribution this week is the DK Encyclopedia of Animals. Recently, we borrowed a copy from a friend and had to order our own before we gave it back. This encyclopedia is a beautifully-photographed, reasonably-priced reference that would be useful to any animal lover. The first pages explain how to use the book. The next section covers general information about animals including topics such as classification, camouflage, organs, senses, and various habitats.
The bulk of the book is comprised of “Animals A to Z”. Each animal covered has 1-3 pages of annotated pictures, captions and a fact box. I can think of numerous ways we will use this book as homeschoolers, but one way we’ve already incorporated it into our studies was as a practice book for using an index and a table of contents and finding alphabetically arranged entries.
Posts from around the Kidlitosphere:
Learn how 1+1=5 at 100 Scope Notes.
Read about The Horrors of Andersonville at Bookish Blather.
Tammy from Apples with Many Seeds has reviewed books that turn research into a mystery hunt.
Read about two burros who delivery books in Biblioburro at Shelf-Employed.
Click over to Charlotte’s Library to read about Swords: An Artist’s Devotion.
Abby the Librarian joins us with Project Seahorse.
To read about Fainting Goats And Other Weird Mammals head over to Simply Science.
Learn what animals do before a hurricane at Wild About Nature.
Jean Little Library has a review of Summer Birds.
Check out the short list for the Mock Sibert Awards.
Rasco from Rif is sharing ANTics an alphabet book filled with ant antics.
Head over to The Fourth Musketeer to learn more about The Candy Bomber.
NC Teacher Stuff has a great book for these hot summer days: The Coldest Places on Earth.
Jennie from Bibio File has reviewed Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It Kelly Gallagher, a book for adults who care about reading.
Take an alphabetical tour of Walden Pond at Check It Out.
Join Carrie in her Comfy Cozy Reading Nook for Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors.
Visit Bookends to learn more about Sir Charlie Chaplin: The Funniest Man in the World
MotherReader has a review of My Stroke of Insight.
Brenda at proseandkahn joins us with a review of Planet Hunter.
Read up on the Famous Places series at A Patchwork of Books.
Three Turtles and Their Pet Librarian have also reviewed a series, Media Literacy.
Learn about A Log’s Life, part of Wrapped In Foil’s Festival of the Trees.
Click over to Books Together for a review of A Boy Named Giotto.
Wendie Old discovered the difference between Alligators and Crocodiles at Wendie’s Wanderings.