Notable Non Fiction for 3rd and 4th Grade

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The Day Glo Brothers Chris Barton 535 352, Brothers Joe and Bob Switzer were quite different Bob was a hard worker and. planner who wanted to grow up to be a doctor Joe dreamed of making his. fortune in show business and loved magic tricks and problem solving When. an accident left Bob recovering in the dark basement the brothers began. experimenting with ultraviolet light and fluorescent paints Together they. stumbled on a formula for colors that glows with an extra special intensity. Day Glo colors, Tornado The Story Behind These Twisting Turning Spinning and Spiraling. Storms Judith Bloom Fradin 551 553, Through riveting narrative and eyewitness stories young readers learn what. it s like to be caught in a monster tornado Captivating first person accounts. and news reports detail survivors experiences of the most destructive. tornadoes ever to occur in the United States, Dinosaur Mountain Digging into the Jurassic Age Deborah Kogan Ray 567 9. Earl Douglass was a teenager when he first heard about the Bone Wars the. race between paleontologists to unearth and classify dinosaur fossils and he. remained fascinated with these prehistoric giants for the rest of his life Using. entries directly from Douglass s diary along with her own evocative storytelling. and artwork acclaimed author and illustrator Deborah Kogan Ray paints the. life of this adventurous bone hunter in memorable detail. How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum Jessie Hartland 567 913. Acclaimed author illustrator Jessie Hartland presents the fascinating 145. million year journey of a dinosaur from its discovery in 1923 in Utah to its. arrival in the hallowed halls of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural. History in Washington D C,Can We Save the Tiger Martin Jenkins 574 529.
The team behind the award winning Ape returns with an inspiring look at a. range of endangered species sure to engage every child who loves animals. North The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration Nick Dowson 591 525. A passionate nature lover and a renowned artist trace the awe inspiring spring. migration of millions of creatures to the Arctic the greatest journey on Earth. This lushly illustrated picture book celebrates the cyclical nature of the. seasons showcasing the barren and beautiful landscapes of the Arctic Circle. and reminding the reader of the hardships and harmony of life in the wild. Wolfsnail A Backyard Predator Sarah C Campbell 594 38. The wolfsnail hunts its prey other snails This photographic story a Theodor. Seuss Geisel Honor Book of a day in the life of a wolfsnail offers a unique and. dramatic introduction to the food chain Young readers will be fascinated by. this little known predator and the impact it has had on habitats where it does. not belong, Nic Bishop Butterflies and Moths Nic Bishop 595 78. Award winning author and photographer Nic Bishop brings his vast knowledge. of biology to this eye catching exploration of butterflies and moths With. breathtaking full page images Nic introduces young readers to the beauty and. diversity of these amazing insects The simple engaging text presents both. basic information and fun quirky facts about the insects appearance habits. and life cycle Be sure to also check out other wonderful titles by this author. Puffling Patrol Ted and Betsy Lewin 598 33, Every April the Westman Islands off the coast of Iceland become home to. hundreds of thousands of puffins small black and white seabirds with colorful. bills They spend the summer on the rocky cliffs of the islands caring for their. newly hatched chicks By the middle of August it is time for the young puffins. called pufflings to make their way to the sea And that is when the children of. The Puffling Patrol are called to action The fascinating story of this unique. annual rescue combined with Ted Lewin s dramatic paintings and Betsy. Lewin s lively field sketches is sure to make Puffling Patrol a hit with animal. lovers of all ages, Thunder Birds Nature s Flying Predators Jim Arnosky 598 91. Acclaimed naturalist and illustrator Jim Arnosky helps birds and imaginations. take glorious flight in this breathtaking nonfiction picture book with six giant. gatefolds Arnosky will draw out kids inner explorer as he explains why there. are no feathers on a vulture s head which bird is the deep diving champ what. makes owls wings perfectly silent in flight and much more Readers can use. this gorgeously illustrated book to bring the wilderness right into their rooms. or as a guide on their next expedition, Winter s Tail How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again Juliana Hatkoff. When Winter was a baby she was rescued from a crab trap her tail seriously. damaged and rushed to Clearwater Marine Aquarium Winter survived but. eventually her tail fell off This is the inspiring true story of a young dolphin. learning to adapt to a prosthetic tail, Face to Face with Dolphins Flip and Linda Nicklin 599 53.
National Geographic photographer Flip Nicklin and his wife Linda a naturalist. and educator invite you to study the amazing behavior of the beloved. dolphin This compelling book aims to encourage active concern and support. for these smiling sea creatures whose intelligence demands our kinship Be. sure to also check out our other Face to Face books by National Geographic. Owen Mzee The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship Isabella Hatkoff. The inspiring true story of two great friends a baby hippo named Owen and a. 130 yr old giant tortoise named Mzee Mm ZAY When Owen was stranded. after the Dec 2004 tsunami villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then to everyone s amazement the orphan hippo and the elderly tortoise. adopted each other Now they are inseparable swimming eating and playing. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind William Kamkwamba 621 453. When fourteen year old William Kamkwamba s Malawi village was hit by a. drought everyone s crops began to fail Without enough money for food let. alone school William spent his days in the library and figured out how to. bring electricity to his village Persevering against the odds William built a. functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps and thus became the local hero. who harnessed the wind Lyrically told and gloriously illustrated this story will. inspire many as it shows how even in the worst of times a great idea and a. lot of hard work can still rock the world, Stay The True Story of Ten Dogs Michaela Muntean 636 70887. With beautiful full color photographs this is the story of 10 dogs rejected by. their owners as hopeless cases and adopted by Luciano Anastasini a. renowned circus performer and dog trainer, Sky Boys How They Built the Empire State Building Deborah Hopkinson. It s 1930 and times are tough for Pop and his son But look On the corner of. 34th Street and 5th Avenue a building straight and simple as a pencil is being. built in record time Hundreds of men are leveling shoveling hauling They re. hoisting 60 000 tons of steel stacking 10 million bricks eating lunch in the. clouds And when they cut ribbon and the crowds rush in the boy and his. father will be among the first to zoom up to the top of the tallest building in. the world and see all of Manhattan spread at their feet. Dave the Potter Artist Poet Slave Laban Carrick Hill 738 092. To us it is just dirt the ground we walk on But to Dave it was clay the plain. and basic stuff upon which he formed a life as a slave nearly 200 years ago. Dave was an extraordinary artist poet and potter living in South Carolina in. the 1800s He combined his superb artistry with deeply observant poetry. carved onto his pots transcending the limitations he faced as a slave. Balloons over Broadway Melissa Sweet 791 53, Everyone s a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day when young and old rise early. to see what giant new balloons will fill the skies for Macy s Thanksgiving Day. Parade In brilliant collage illustrations the award winning artist Melissa. Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg capturing his genius his. dedication his zest for play and his long lasting gift to America the inspired. helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy s Parade. Ballet for Martha Making Appalachian Spring Jan Greenberg and Sandra. Jordan 792 8, Martha Graham trailblazing choreographer Aaron Copland distinguished. American composer Isamu Noguchi artist sculptor craftsman Award. winning authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan tell the story behind the. scenes of the collaboration that created Appalachian Spring from its inception. through the score s composition to Martha s intense rehearsal process. To Dance A Memoir Siena Cherson Siegel 792 8, Dancers are young when they first dream of dance Siena was six and her.
dreams kept skipping and leaping circling and spinning from airy runs along a. beach near her home in Puerto Rico to dance class in Boston to her debut. performance on stage with the New York City Ballet To Dance tells and shows. the fullness of her dreams and her rhapsodic life they led to Part family. history part backstage drama here is an original firsthand book about a. young dancer s beginnings and beyond, Dancing to Freedom The True Story of Mao s Last Dancer Li Cunxin 792 802. In a poor village in northern China a small boy named Li Cunxin was given the. chance of a lifetime Selected by Chairman Mao s officials from among millions. of children to become a dancer Li s new life began as he left his family behind. At the Beijing Dance Academy days were long and difficult Li s hard work was. rewarded when he was chosen yet again this time to travel to America From. there his career took flight and he danced in cities around the world never. forgetting his family who urged him to follow his dreams. We Are the Ship The Story of Negro League Baseball Kadir Nelson. The story of Negro League baseball is the story of gifted athletes and. determined owners of racial discrimination and international sportsmanship. of fortunes won and lost of triumphs and defeats on and off the field What. makes this book so outstanding are the dozens of full page and double page. oil paintings breathtaking in their perspectives rich in emotion and created. with understanding and affection for these lost heroes of our national game. Emma s Poem The Voice of the Statue of Liberty Linda Glaser 811 4. Give me your tired your poor Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. Who wrote these words And why In 1883 Emma Lazarus deeply moved by. an influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe wrote a sonnet that was to give. voice to the Statue of Liberty Originally a gift from France to celebrate our. shared national struggles for liberty the Statue thanks to Emma s poem. slowly came to shape our hearts defining us as a nation that welcomes and. gives refuge to those who come to our shores,Wild Women of the Wild West Jonah Winter 920 72. From Annie Oakley to Polly Pry biographical sketches color portraits and. sepia line drawings reveal the accomplishments of 15 amazing women whose. adventurous spirit helped build our nation, You Wouldn t Want to be an Egyptian Mummy Disgusting Things You d. Rather Not Know David Stewart 932, Interested in all things Ancient Egypt Take a look at this entry in the. fascinating You Wouldn t Want series Full of gross and interested facts you. won t be able to put it down Be sure to also check out the other great titles in. this series, The Split History of World War II Simon Rose 940 53.
When World War I ended in 1918 it was called the war to end all wars But. it wasn t Unsettled issues and resentments festered for the next 20 years. culminating in the outbreak of war in Europe and Asia in the 1930s This book. discusses the Second World War from the Allied perspective and then after. you flip the book over you can re read the narrative from an Axis perspective. A fascinating way to learn about history,Queen of the Falls Chris Van Allsburg 971 339. She could remember standing in a park near the falls hypnotized by the sight. and sound and holding her father s hand as they took a walk that would lead. them closer It s everyone wonders when they see Niagara How close will. their courage let them get to it At the turn of the nineteenth century a. retired sixty two year old charm school instructor named Annie Edson Taylor. seeking fame and fortune decided to do something that no one in the world. had ever done before she would go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. Come meet the Queen of the Falls and witness with your own eyes her daring. Independent Dames What You Never Knew about the Women and Girls of the. American Revolution Laurie Halse Anderson 973 3, Listen up You ve all heard about the great men who led and fought during the. American Revolution but did you know that the guys only make up part of the. story With page after page of superbly researched information and. thoughtfully detailed illustrations Anderson and Faulkner prove the case in. this entertaining informative and long overdue homage to those independent. The Boston Tea Party Russell Freedman 973 3115, More than any other event the Boston Tea Party of 1773 has come to stand. for the determination of American colonists to control their own destinies. Be sure to check out other amazing titles by Russell Freedman. Those Rebels John and Tom Barbara Kerley 973 44, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were very different John Adams was short. Notable Non Fiction for 3rd and 4th Grade Haunted Histories Creepy Castles Dark Dungeons and Powerful Palaces J H Everett and Marilyn Scott Waters 133 122 Guided by tween ghostorian Virgil readers will discover fascinating facts about calamitous events throughout history as they explore castles palaces

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