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Sunday
Sep092012

Welcome to Nonfiction Monday

Welcome to Nonfiction Monday! This week, I'm starting a new series featuring nonfiction about artists, including lots of picture book biographies. First up, a review of The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel (illustrated by Amanda Hall; Eerdmans, 2012). Sneak preview: I loved it. That's Hall's illustration of the self-taught Rousseau at the top of this post.

Please leave a comment with a link to your Nonfiction Monday post (and a brief description if you'd like). I'll round up the posts here throughout the day. Thanks for participating in this edition of Nonfiction Monday!

Early birds
Tara at A Teaching Life has a review of A Strange Place to Call Home--all about some animals who call dangerous habitats home.

Laura Salas has a review of Jeanette Winter's The Watcher.

A handful of reviews of The Giant Who Humbugged America by Jim Murphy (Scholastic, 2012), at Ms. Yingling Reads, Shelf-employed, and The Nonfiction Detectives.

Mid-morning
Jennifer at the Jean Little Library reviews a classic Jim Arnosky guide, The Brook Book.

Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect is sharing a review of Planting the Wild Garden.

Sue at Archimedes Notebook is interrupting her compost-turning to review Yucky Worms by Vivian French--with lots of hands-on explorations for young naturalists.

Margo at The Fourth Musketeer has a review of the new biography The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Reef. It will be released next month.

Jeanne at True Tales & a Cherry on Top features Play Ball, Jackie by Stephen Krensky.

Noontime
Shirley of SimplyScience reviews Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia from DK.

Abby the Librarian has a review of Superman Versus the Ku Klux Klan by Rick Bowers.

Roberta's cat reviewed Minette's Feast by Susanna Reich and gave it four paws at Wrapped in Foil.

Holly has a fun book called Poopendous! by Artie Bennett at Bookscoops this week.

Tammy of Apples with Many Seeds is looking at Popville today.

Evening edition
Bookends is reviewing Jim Murphy's Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure.

All About the Books with Janet Squires features Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time: What the Hubble Telescope Saw by Elaine Scott.

Self-identified science geek Wendie Old features a newspaper article about the people who drive the Mars Rover, Curiosity, at Wendie's Wanderings today.

At Booktalking, Anastasia Suen is reading The Everything Guide to Study Skills: Strategies, tips, and tools you need to succeed in school! by Cynthia C. Muchnick.

Reader Comments (21)

Thanks for hosting Nonfiction Monday. I love the idea about picture books about artists - this one just looks like a must have. At A Teaching Life I have a review of "A Strange Place to Call Home" - all about some animals who call dangerous habitats home:
http://tmsteach.blogspot.com/2012/09/its-monday-and-heres-what-im.html

September 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara

I really like the idea of a week devoted to artist biographies. An Eye for Color, Monet Paints a Day, and Georgia Rises are some of my favorites from the past couple of years. Fantastic Jungles looks like another good one. No nonfiction post for me today, but I wanted to visit nonetheless.

September 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Thanks for hosting! I'm in with a review of Jeanette Winter's The Watcher at http://laurasalas.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/the-watcher/

Thanks!

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlaurasalas

This Monday's nonfiction review at Ms. Yingling Reads is a review of Murphy's The Giant and How He Humbugged America. Thanks for hosting!

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMs. Yingling

Step right up and see The Giant and How He Humbugged America at .

http://shelf-employed.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-giant-and-how-he-humbugged-america.html

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShelf-employed

Giants in New York? Indeed. Thanks for hosting today.

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Nonfiction Detectives

I've got a classic Arnosky guide, The Brook Book http://jeanlittlelibrary.blogspot.com/2012/09/nonfiction-monday-brook-book-exploring.html

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Hi Anamaria,
Today I'm sharing a review of PLANTING THE WILD GARDEN.
http://missrumphiuseffect.blogspot.com/2012/09/nonfiction-monday-planting-wild-garden.html
Thank you for hosting.
Tricia

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

I'm interrupting my compost-turning to review "Yucky Worms" by Vivian French - with lots of hands-on explorations for young naturalists.
http://archimedesnotebook.blogspot.com/2012/09/another-good-book-yucky-worms.html

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue Heavenrich

Today I have a review of a new biography of the three Bronte sisters:

The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, by Catherine Reef

It will be released next month.

Here's the link:

http://fourthmusketeer.blogspot.com/2012/09/nonfiction-monday-book-review-bronte.html

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFourth Musketeer

Thanks for hosting today! I can't wait to read The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau -- glad to hear you loved it. I look forward to seeing your review of it.

Today True Tales & A Cherry On Top features Play Ball, Jackie: http://jeannewalkerharvey.blogspot.com/2012/09/play-ball-jackie.html

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeanne Walker Harvey

At SimplyScience I have Animals A Visual Encyclopedia from DK.
Shirley
http://simplyscience.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/animals-a-visual-encyclopedia/

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Thanks for hosting this week! At Abby the Librarian, I have a review of Superman Versus the Ku Klux Klan by Rick Bowers:

http://www.abbythelibrarian.com/2012/09/superman-versus-ku-klux-klan.html

Thanks!

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAbby Johnson

Good Morning (West Coast Time):

My cat reviewed Minette's Feast by Susanna Reich and gave it four paws at http://blog.wrappedinfoil.com/2012/09/minettes-feast-the-delicious-story-of-julia-child-and-her-cat/

Thank you for hosting today!

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoberta

Thanks for hosting Nonfiction Monday. I have a fun book called Poopendous! by Artie Bennett at Bookscoops this week.

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Thanks for looking after today's event.
I'm looking at a wonderful pop-up book called, Popville. Please stop by.
Thanks.
Tammy
http://applewithmanyseedsdoucette.blogspot.ca/2012/09/how-does-your-city-grow.html

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTammy Flanders

Apparently, I didn't do that quite right the first time. Here's the link to Poopendous!
http://bookscoops.com/2012/09/10/poopendous-by-artie-bennett/

Thanks again!

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Bookends is reviewing Jim Murphy's Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure.
http://bookends.booklistonline.com/2012/09/10/invincible-microbe-by-jim-murphy/

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy Dobrez

Thanks for hosting.
My selection is "Space, stars, and the beginning of time: what the Hubble telescope saw" by Elaine Scott.

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Squires

Being a science geek, today over at Wendie's Wanderings I feature a newspaper article about the people who drive the Mars Rover, Curiosity. - Wendie Old

http://blog.wendieold.com/2012/09/todays-job-drive-rover-curiosity-on-mars.html

September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWendie Old
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