Review: Only the Mountains Do Not Move

Only the Mountains Do Not Move: A Maasai Story of Culture and Conservation by Jan Reynolds Lee & Low Books, September 01, 2011 40 pages Grades 3-4 I’ve always been fascinated by the Maasai, so I was pleased to see this book about their culture written for children, and this book didn’t disappoint. Straightforward text Read More …

Nonfiction Monday book review: Spiky, Slimy, Smooth

I must admit, when my own daughter entered kindergarten and started the unit on texture, I was surprised. Yes, textures are all around us, but what’s to study? These kids are already experts. After all,¬†they’ve been feeling¬†textures since before they were born (often with their mouths)! I soon realized that’s exactly the point, though. They Read More …

Nonfiction Monday: Emotion and Passion in Writing Nonfiction for Kids (#nfforkids)

I loved this recent post by Cheryl Harness over at I.N.K. (Interesting Nonfiction for Kids). My favorite part comes right at the end: As for me, here’s the “Boston Massacre,” March 5, 1770, in The Revolutionary John Adams: “Noisy men and boys were throwing snowballs and oyster shells at a British sentry …The scene exploded Read More …

Nonfiction Monday: Recent Links Roundup #nfmon #nfforkids

What a great idea! A group of talented authors who write fantastic nonfiction for kids have just launched a new project: INK Think Tank. “Each author has connected his or her books to national curriculum standards through a database that is accessible to everyone.” This is great for the authors involved, great for educators, and Read More …