1999 Fall Non-Fiction

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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 different languages.
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 steamboats.
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 climbing it.
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 stories here.
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.