||Nancy's picks for the best non-fiction of
November and December 1998 and ideas for using them in
the classroom. Compiled by Nancy Polette © 1998.
- Last updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
- Beeler, Selby. THROW
YOUR TOOTH ON THE ROOF. Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Gr 2- 5
- Tooth traditions from
around the world.
- Bierman, Carol. JOURNEY
TO ELLIS ISLAND. Hyperion, 1998. Gr 3-6
- A true account of a young
man's journey to America with actual
photographs of the time.
- Bowen, Betsy. TRACKS
IN THE WILD. Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Gr 3-6
- An introduction to animal
tracks and the stories they tell.
- Cowley, Joy. RED
EYED TREE FROG. Scholastic, 1998.
- An unusual introduction to
the rain forest as tree frog seeks food
while trying to avoid danger.
- Curlee, Lynn. RUSHMORE. Scholastic, 1998.Gr 3-6
- The story of how the son
of immigrants overcame incredible
obstacles to create the world's most
colossal stone carving.
- George, Jean Craighead. THE
VOLCANO IS A GIRL. Hyperion, 1998. Gr 2-4
- A tale of Katie's and her
grandmother's loving relationship and of
the natural history and mythology of
- Gerstein, Mordicai. THE
WILD BOY. Farrar, 1998. GR 2-5
- The true story of a small
boy found by hunters living alone in a
forest in France in the 1800s.
- Heiligman, Deborah. THE
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY KID'S GUIDE TO
RESEARCH. Scholastic, 1998. Gr 3-6
- An easy-to-read guide to
research methods and tools including the
- Halperin, Wendy. ONCE
UPON A COMPANY: A TRUE STORY. Orchard, 1998. Gr 2-4
- How one family built a
business of its very own.
- Hooper, Meredith. TOM'S
National Geographic, 1998.Gr 1-3
- An introduction to the
parts of a sailing ship on its way to
Antarctica as a sailor tries to find a
safe place for his pet rabbit to sleep.
- Jenkins, Steve. HOTTEST
COLDEST HIGHEST DEEPEST. Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Gr K-2
- An introduction to
geography done as a record book about
places on the Earth.
- Lester, Julius. BLACK
COWBOY, WILD HORSES. Dial, 1998. (Gr 2-5)
- The true story of Bob
Lemmons, a former slave, whose tracking
ability as a Texas cowboy was legendary.
- Martin, Jacqueline. SNOWFLAKE
Houghton Mifflin, 1998. (Gr 2-4)
- Misunderstood in his time,
Wilson Bentley took pictures of
snowflakes that revealed the basic truths
that each is beautiful and no two are
- Masoff, Joy. EMERGENCY. Scholastic, 1998 Gr 3-6
- All about emergency
medicine, how it got started, the jobs
that EMTs and doctors do and what happens
from the beginning to the end of an
emergency. Illustrated with photographs.
- Pfetzer, Mark and Jack
Galvin. WITHIN REACH: MY
EVEREST STORY. Dutton, 1998. Gr 5-8
- The personal story of the
youngest climber ever to climb Everest
and the tragic events of that climb.
- Sturges, Philemon. BRIDGES
TO CROSS. Putnam, 1998. Gr 2-6
- Bridges reflect our values
and lifestyles. They are symbols,
celebrations and solutions. Here are
bridges from around the world that show
that crossing is only one reason to have
- Wells, Rosemary. MARY
ON HORSEBACK. Dial, 1998.Gr 3-6
- The true story of Mary
Breckinridge, trained as a nurse during
World War I, and who rode on horseback
into the isolated mountains of Appalachia
to create the Frontier Nursing Service.
- Ziefert, Harriet. A
POLAR BEAR CAN SWIM. Viking, 1998. Gr K-3
- An informational pattern
book. 'A polar bear can swim. A polar
bear can dive under the ice. A polar bear
can sleep curled up. But a polar bear
can't sleep upside down. A bat can sleep