Saturday, June 15, 2013

Seven Categories for Classifying Nonfiction: Sample Books

Data (Fast Facts) 
Eyewitness Books
Q and A Books

Animal Grossapedia by Melissa Stewart                     
The Guinness Book of World Records                                     
The Truth About Poop by Susan E. Goodman (illus. Elwood H. Smith)

Expository (Facts Plus)         
Most books by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page   
National Geographic Readers
A Black Hole Is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano
What to Expect When You’re Expecting Larvae: A Guide for Insect Parents (and Curious Kids) by Bridget Heos
The Zombie Makers by Rebecca L. Johnson

Narrative
Many biographies
Bomb by Steve Sheinkin
Red-eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley
Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre (illus Steve Jenkins)
Waiting for Ice by Sandra Markle

Disciplinary Thinking (Experts at Work)
Scientists in the Field series
The Skull in the Rock by Lee Berger and Mark Aronson

Inquiry (Ask and Answer)
Most books by Peter Lourie
If Stones Could Speak by Marc Aronson and Mike Parker
What Bluebirds Do by Pamela F. Kirby

Written in Bone by Sally M. Walker

Interpretation (Point of View)
Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
An Egg Is Quiet by Diana Hutts Aston (illus. Sylvia Long)
Those Rebels, John & Tom by Barbara Kerley (illus. Edwin Fotheringham)

Action
Citizen Scientists by Loree Griffin Burns
Experiments You Can Eat by Vicki Cobb
I Face the Wind by Vicki Cobb

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