Monday, February 21, 2011

It's Here! Nonfiction Monday - and a contest!

We are pleased to be hosting Nonfiction Monday today, a weekly collection of posts from bloggers all over the internet, highlighting great nonfiction children's books. Leave your link in the comments section, and we will add them to the post throughout the day!

Starting us off with some baseball books, we have

We are a Ship at Bookie Woogie, and

Lipman Pike: America's First Home-Run King at Shelf-Employed.

There was a nasty Oil Spill over at Jean Little Library.

Archaeology Troy History Dig Science
While at Charlotte's Library they are Digging for Troy.

NC Teacher Stuff is in to tell us What's for Dinner.

George Washington crossing the Delaware at the Battle of Trenton

Our first president for the day makes his appearance at proseandkahn in The Crossing,

Four-O'Clocks - Marvel of Peru
and Wild About Nature has a Contest to win a copy of Our Shadow Garden.

Cesar Chavez Day is next month, and True Tales and a Cherry on Top has a review of a picture book biography.

Bored with reading about people's lives? Read about how they died at Bookends.

Here's something different: an iPad app, The Strange and Wonderful World of Ants, which lets you change the reading level!

Normandy Invasion - June 1944 - united-states-of-america photo
The Children's War has a book about...well, a war, with The Orphans of War

Simply Science has Pop! The Invention of Bubblegum today. Btw, while looking for a picture, we found a fun art project they probably won't let us try.

Music Notes

MotherReader has Before There was Mozart, continuing with Black History Month.

And if the ants weren't enough for you, you can read about all sorts of insects at Carrie's Comfy Cozy Reading Nook

What Does the President Look Like? Find out at Lori Calabrese (we're planning to pick this one up ourselves!)

File:Louis Armstrong restored.jpg
More on African-American History month with Play, Louis, Play


And combining AAH Month, Cybils, AND a giveaway, we have Oprah: the Little Speakerat Check It Out.

Bloggers are stepping it up! More AAH Month and Cybils with reviews of THREE books, we have Wrapped in Foil

We'll have to step things up ourselves. Has anyone noticed the counter at the bottom of our page? We are rapidly approaching the 10,000th visitor mark! We expected that to happen later this week, forgetting about the inevitable surge of Nonfiction Monday.

So...announcing, a contest! win...something! Something cool! Books and book-related items! Yes, that's it. And to! This week, on any of our posts! (This week being from today until midnight Sunday) Yes, that's it, every time you comment (and look, 20 lovely bloggers already have), your name will be put in a drawing for something cool, winner to be announced Monday.

We now bring you back to our regularly scheduled Nonfiction Monday, while we go rummage through our closet of cool stuff...

Which brings us to one of our favorite feel-good stories, Nubs: the True Stor of a Mutt, a Marine and  Miracle at All About the Book.


  1. Thanks for hosting!


  2. Good morning. I'm featuring reviews of three baseball-themed books, including a biography, Lipman Pike: American's First Home Run King.


  4. Hi Turtles--thanks for hosting!

    I have Digging For Troy, by Jill Rubalcaba and Eric H. Cline

  5. Thank you Turtles for hosting today! I have posted a review of the wonderfully gross What's for Dinner?: Quirky, Squirmy Poems from the Animal World:

  6. Hi and thanks for hosting today. In honor of GW's birthday and to share my love for the fabulous Jim Murphy's books, I posted a review of The Crossing at Proseandkahn:


  7. Wild About Nature blog reviewed Our Shadow Garden by Cherie Foster Colburn. Stop by, read the review and enter for your chance to win your very own copy!

  8. Good morning and thanks for hosting. True Tales & A Cherry On Top is focusing on the Presidential Medal of Honor in A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez

    Thanks, Jeanne

  9. oops... I meant the Presidential Medal of Freedom for True Tales & A Cherry on Top.

    Thanks, Jeanne

  10. At Bookends, Cindy and I have a made-to-order kid pleaser, How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg.

    Thanks for hosting on this snowy day!

  11. Happy day to the Turtles! Thanks for hosting!

    Today I have a review of an iPad app: The Strange and Wonderful World of Ants. It has a unique feature where you can adjust the reading levels from beginning reader to intermediate or advanced.

  12. Hi, thanks for hosting Non-Fiction Monday this week. I have a post up called The Orphans of Normandy by Nancy Amis, a very sweet story about a group of French school girls who must leave their beloved school because of the Allied Invasion at

  13. Thank you for hosting. I have Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy at SimplyScience today.

  14. Hey there! MotherReader has a new picture book for Black History Month, "Before There Was Mozart" at:

    Thanks for hosting!

  15. Thanks for hosting!

    Carrie's Comfy Cozy Reading Nook has a review for "Insect Detective" at:

  16. Wow--a bunch of great links already!

    At Lori Calabrese, I'm celebrating President's Day with a review of What Does the President Look Like by Jane Hampton Cook!

    Happy President's Day!

  17. Thanks for hosting! At The Fourth Musketeer, I have another in my series of African-American History Month book reviews: today it's Play, Louis, Play, a new biography of jazz great Louis Armstrong by Muriel Harris Weinstein.

    Here's the link:

  18. I am reviewing Oprah: the Little Speaker and hosting a giveaway of NFPB from the CYBILS.
    It's here:

  19. Happy president's Day. I love your theme.

    I'm in with three nonfiction picture books from the Cybils shortlist that are perfect ways to observe Black History Month

  20. Thanks for hosting.
    My selections is "Nubs: the true story of a mutt, a marine and a miracle" written by Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery.

  21. Thank you for hosting. I sure like the name of your much fun! I've written about a counting book of things found in a coral reef...and the illustrations are incredible.

  22. Congratulations on almost reading 10,000 visitors! Exciting!

    Also, thanks for hosting Nonfiction Monday. I'm in this week with The War to End All Wars by Russell Freedman

  23. Hi,
    Enjoying your blog and posting to help you reach your goal.

    Hope you and the turtles get a chance to stop by our site as well. My son would love to hear what the turtles like to read.

    ~ Lauri Chandler

  24. Hello, Turtles! Hopefully I'll get the awesome book I KNOW you're picking out :)