Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Behind the Books: Spotlight of Middle Grade Nonfiction

Last week, I blogged about two middle grade nonfiction books that I’m excited about—Dog Days of History: The Incredible Story of Our Best Friends by Sarah Albee (National Geographic,2018) and Made for Each Other: Why Dogs and People Are Perfect Partners by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent (Crown, 2018). Because they take a different approach to a high-interest topic, they’re great for comparing and contrasting.

Today, I thought I’d share five more terrific 2018 middle grade nonfiction titles. My TBR pile is sky high, so I hope to have more to recommend in the fall.

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) (expository)

The Hyena Scientist by Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) (narrative)

Itch: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know about What Makes You Scratch by Anita Sanchez and Gilbert Ford (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) (expository)

Leaf Litter Critters by Leslie Bulion and Robert Meganck (Peachtree, 2018) (poetry/expository)

Something Rotten: A Fresh Look at Roadkill by Heather L. Montgomery (Bloomsbury, 2018) (personal narrative)

What 2018 nonfiction titles are you excited about?

1 comment:

  1. I LOVED The Girl Who Drew Butterflies, Melissa!! And I cannot wait for Something Rotten!! Susan Dobinick, her editor, was raving about it at the Mid-Atlantic SCBWI conference last fall. So my kind of book!

    Leslie's books on my library request list, and I love Sy Montgomery's work, so I will look forward to this new title.

    And I hadn't heard of Itch! Thanks for that rec!!