Thursday, October 4, 2018

MGWS Handout: The Nonfiction Triumvirate: Category, Style, & Structure

Traditional Nonfiction
About Fish: A Guide for Children by Catherine Sill and John Sill
 
Transportation! by Gail Gibbons
 
Water by Seymour Simon
 
Browseable Nonfiction
1,000 Facts About the White House by Sarah Wassner Flynn
 
Eyewitness Books: Soccer by Dorling Kindersley
 
Guinness Book of World Records by Guinness World Records
 
Narrative Nonfiction
Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton and Victo Ngai

The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid by Jeanette Winter

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman

Expository Literature
A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman and Isabel Greenberg 

Look at Me! How to Attract Attention in the Animal World by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

A Beetle Is Shy by Dianna Aston Hutts and Sylvia Long 

Active Nonfiction

Minecraft: Guide to Exploration by Mojang Ab and the Official Minecraft Team

 

Stitch Camp: 18 Crafty Projects for Kids & Tweens by Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman

 

Try This Extreme: 50 Fun & Safe Experiments for the Mad Scientist in You by  Karen Romano Young

 

 
Narrative
Ballet for Martha by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin

Buried Alive by Elaine Scott

The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton

The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming

Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley

Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre

When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan

Expository
A Black Hole Is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

Born to Be Giants: How Baby Dinosaurs Grew to Rule the World by Lita Judge

Bugged: How Insects Changed History by Sarah Albee

Eyewitness Books

Eye to Eye by Steve Jenkins

Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart

Guinness Book of World Records

Time for Kids Big Book of Why

Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes by Nicola Davies

Description  
A Black Hole Is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins

Creep and Flutter by Jim Arnosky

Frogs by Nic Bishop

Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes by Nicola Davies

Sequence
Chronological narrative
Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet

Buried Alive by Elaine Scott

Noah Webster & His Words by Jeri Chase Ferris

Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Claire A. Nivola

Pop: The Invention of Bubble Gum by Megan McCarthy

What to Do About Alice? by Barbara Kerley

Journey narrative
If Stones Could Speak by Marc Aronson

Lost Treasure of the Inca by Peter Lourie

Quest for the Tree Kangaroo by Sy Montgomery

Saving the Ghost of the Mountain by Sy Montgomery

Episodic narrative
Ballet for Martha by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

Brave Girl by Michelle Markel

When Marian Sang by Pam Munoz Ryan

Braided narrative
Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin

The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

We’ve Got a Job by Cynthia Levinson

Cycle narrative
A Drop of Water by Gordon Morrison

Frog in a Bog by John Himmelman

Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley

Beneath the Sun by Melissa Stewart

Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre

Chronological expository
Bugged: How Insects Changed History by Sarah Albee

Dog Days of History by Sarah Albee

Poop Happened!: A History of the World from the Bottom Up by Sarah Albee

How-to expository
Dessert Designers: Creations You Can Make and Eat by Dana Meachen Rau

How to Swallow a Pig by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes by Doug Stillinger

Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes by Josie Fison and Felicity Dahl

Try This! 50 Fun Experiments for the Mad Scientist in You by Karen Romano Young

 
Compare & Contrast
Dueling spreads
Frog or Toad? How Do You Know? by Melissa Stewart

Mosquito Bite by Alexandra Siy

Neo Leo by Gene Barretta

Those Rebels, Tom & John by Barbara Kerley

 
List book
Born in the Wild by Lita Judge

Born to Be Giants: How Baby Dinosaurs Grew to Rule the World by Lita Judge

Eye to Eye by Steve Jenkins

Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart

Move by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

My First Day by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

Just One Bite by Lola Schaefer

Cause & Effect
Earth: Feeling the Heat by Brenda Z. Guiberson

Frog in a Bog by John Himmelman

A Place for Butterflies by Melissa Stewart
When Rain Falls by Melissa Stewart

Problem—Solution
The Great Monkey Rescue by Sandra Markle

A Place for Butterflies by Melissa Stewart
Mesmerized  by Mara Rockliff

Stay: The True Story of Ten Dogs by Michaela Muntean

Q & A Books
Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons by Sarah Levine
Good Question series (Sterling)
Creature Features by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

Hatch! by Roxie Munro

Hello, Bumblebee Bat by Darrin Lunde

Scholastic Question & Answer series

What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

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