||Nancy's picks for the best non-fiction of fall
1999 and ideas for using them in the classroom. Compiled
by Nancy Polette © 1999.
- Christelow, Eilleen. WHAT
DO ILLUSTRATORS DO? Clarion, 1999 Gr 2-4
- Following two artists as
they illustrate Jack and the
Beanstalk, the author shows how each
develops the pictures from rough sketches
to finished artwork.
- Evans, Lezlie. CAN
YOU COUNT TEN TOES? Houghton Mifflin, 1999 Gr K-2
- Count to ten in ten
- Ferrie, Richard. THE
WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN. Holiday House, 1999 Gr 5-8
- The true tale of how a
ragtag army, low on food and equipment,
managed to defeat the British Empire at
the Battle of Yorktown.
- Geisert, Bonnie and
Arthur. RIVER TOWN. Houghton Mifflin, Gr. K-4
- Through a year of changing
seasons the reader is transported to a
northern river town where electric power
plants have replaced fur trading and
- Heide, Florence Parry. IT'S
ABOUT TIME! Clarion, 1999, Gr K-2
- Dealing with time in
poetry...telling time, wasting time,
marking time and passing the time away!
- Hodges, Margaret. JOAN
OF ARC, THE LILY MAID. Holiday House, 1999. Gr 4-6
- The story of the young
French girl who led the French to
victories against the English army but
who was captured by the British and put
to death for witchcraft.
- Jenkins, Steve. THE
TOP OF THE WORLD: CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST. Houghton Mifflin, 1999. Gr 3-6
- Explore the history,
geography, climate and culture of Mount
Everest and experience the adventure of
- Jones, Charlotte Foltz. EAT
YOUR WORDS: A FASCINATING LOOK AT THE
LANGUAGE OF FOOD. Delacorte, 1999. Gr 3-6
- Baked Alaska, melba toast,
hush puppies...find out how these food
names came to be. Find out where popular
expressions like 'selling like hotcakes'
originated. Many fascinating and funny
- Leedy, Loreen. CELEBRATING
THE FIFTY STATES. Holiday House, 1999 Gr 2-5
- The natural wonders,
remarkable people and historic events
that make each state unique.
- Morrison, Taylor. CIVIL
WAR ARTIST. Houghton Mifflin, 1999. Gr 3-6
- The story of how news was
reported from the sketches of William
Forbes who drew dangerous battle scenes
of the Civil War.
- Ryan, Pam M. AMELIA
AND ELEANOR GO FOR A RIDE. Scholastic, 1999 Gr 3-6
- The true account of a
flight over Washington, D.C. by Amelia
Earhart with the first lady, Eleanor
Roosevelt as her passenger.