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The Story of Oil: How It Changed the World

The Story of Oil: How It Changed the World

The Story of Oil: How It Changed the World (The World Transformed series)
by Katherine McLean Brevard (Author)
64 pages

Booktalk: People have used oil since ancient times, but the oil industry is only 150 years old. See how it has changed our world.

Snippet: More than 20,000 years ago, Stone Age hunters used a black petroleum substance called bitumen to attach and hold flint arrowheads to their arrows.

Nonfiction Monday

This week’s Nonfiction Monday Round-up is Books Together Blog

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The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia
by Sandy Ransford (Author)
224 pages

Booktalk: If you love horses and ponies, this is the book for you! It is filled with photographs and lots of details about how to care for them and how to ride.

Snippet:
Without stirrups and reins
Once you have had a few riding lessons you may be asked to ride without stirrups and later without reins. Riding without stirrups is an excellent way of improving your seat in the saddle. Riding without reins improves your balance. You should never rely on the reins to keep your balance.

STEM Friday

It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

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The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science: 64 Daring Experiments for Young Scientists

The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science: 64 Daring Experiments for Young Scientists

The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science: 64 Daring Experiments for Young Scientists
by Sean Connolly (Author)
205 pages

Booktalk: Try these “Totally Irresponsible” experiments and have fun! The time it takes to do each is listed, as are all of the ingredients. (Most can be found at a grocery store.)

Snippet:
Frankenstein’s Hand:
Here is a “Hands-On” Demonstration of a scientific principle that has cropped up elsewhere in this book: the chemical reation between a common acid and an equally familiar base. You can give this experiment something of a Halloween flavor by marking the glove with bones, veins and screws. You can also add a little ketchup at the bottom of the glove–just to raise the gore factor. Your audience will love the special effects as the hand grows and grows.

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It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

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Junior Scientists Experiment With Magnets

Junior Scientists Experiment With Magnets

Junior Scientists Experiment With Magnets
by Christine Taylor-Butler (Author)
32 pages

Booktalk: Learn to think like a scientist. Use the Scientific Method and try all 3 magnet experiments.

Snippet:
Are there magnets stuck on your refrigerator? This is because the door is made of metal. Magnets are attracted to some kinds of metal.

Do you think magnets are attracted to other things? Let’s do an experiment to find out.

Nonfiction Monday

This week’s Nonfiction Monday Round-up is at Shelf-employed

See Christine Taylor-Butler
on the Nonfiction Book Blast: Booktalks and Activities for Your Library panel
June 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

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Lanie’s Real Adventures

Lanie's Real Adventures

Lanie’s Real Adventures
by Jane Kurtz (Author) and Robert Papp (Illustrator)
112 pages

Booktalk: Lanie wants to grow butterfly garden but her neighbor thinks it looks like weeds.

Snippet: My backyard was now an official Monarch Waystation. Scientists would be collecting and using the data from my very own backyard! That is, if any monarchs ever showed up.

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National Geographic Readers: Bats

National Geographic Readers: Bats

National Geographic Readers: Bats
by Elizabeth Carney (Author)
32 pages

Booktalk: This easy reader is filled with facts and great photos of bats!

Snippet:
I sleep by day. I fly by night. I have no feathers to aid my flight. Who am I?

The answer is a bat!

Nonfiction Monday

This week’s Nonfiction Monday Round-up is at Jean Little Library

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Elephants

Elephants

National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations Elephants
by Laura Marsh (Author)
48 pages

Booktalk: Follow a group of African elephants as they migrate in this easy reader.

Snippet: What animal …
Can travel up to 90 miles a day?
Has tusks to dig water and find food?
Is the largest land animal on earth?
An elephant!

Nonfiction Monday

This week’s Nonfiction Monday Round-up is at The Cat and the Fiddle

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Watch Out, World–Rosy Cole is Going Green!

Watch Out, World--Rosy Cole is Going Green!

Watch Out, World–Rosy Cole is Going Green!
by Sheila Greenwald (Author)
112 pages

Booktalk: The school is having a fair to plant trees and buy energy-saving lightbulbs. How can Rosy help?

Snippet: Mrs. Oliphant smiled at the rest of us. “I bet if you search your rooms, all of you will come up with something you no longer need that can be recycled and would make a great green gift.”

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Nonfiction Monday: Saving the Baghdad Zoo

Saving the Baghdad Zoo: A True Story of Hope and Heroes
by Kelly Milner Halls (Author) and William Sumner (Author, Illustrator)
64 pages

Booktalk: What happens to the animals at the zoo during a war? Find out how an Army Captain, trained in archeology, helped save the animals in the Baghdad Zoo in Iraq in 2003.

Snippet: “There is a zoo in al-Zawra Park,” Captain Sumner’s commanding officer William Sollenburger, said. “Why don’t you go check it out?” Captain Sumner’s expertise was not zoological. As an animal lover, he was happy to obey the order, but unprepared for what he was about to see.

BONUS! See inside the book!

Nonfiction Monday

This week’s Nonfiction Monday Round-up is at Apple with Many Seeds

See Kelly Milner Halls
on the Nonfiction Book Blast: Booktalks and Activities for Your Library panel
June 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

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Nonfiction Monday: You Can’t Wear These Genes

You Can't Wear These Genes

You Can’t Wear These Genes
by Shirley Duke (Author)
48 pages

Booktalk: Why do you look and act the way you do? Find out how you inherit traits from your family…

Snippet: “You have your mother’s green eyes.”

“Your chin comes from your father.”

“You must get your musical ability from your parents.”

People have always noticed traits, or characteristics, that are similar between parents and their kids. Some of these traits, such as eye color and a dimpled chin, can be easily seen. Other traits, like blood type and personality, cannot be seen.

Nonfiction Monday

This week’s Nonfiction Monday Round-up is at L.L. Owens

See Shirley Duke
on the Nonfiction Book Blast: Booktalks and Activities for Your Library panel
June 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

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