Tag Archives: nonfiction

Eureka! Nonfiction Honor Award for Emmanuel’s Dream

I’m thrilled to announce that Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah has been selected to receive a 2015 Eureka! Honor Book Award from the California Reading Association. The California Reading Association has established this award to celebrate and honor nonfiction children’s books. The Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award will assist teachers, librarians, and parents in identifying outstanding nonfiction books for their students and children. And, it means a shiny new sticker for the cover! Emmanuel’s Dream is in some excellent company, too! Click here Continue reading →

Nonfiction Monday Review: DOABLE by Deborah Reber

In this well-organized, easy-to-digest nonfiction book for teen girls, Reber employs her training as a life coach as well as her extensive work with teen girls to lay out an eight-step plan for readers to achieve whatever it is they want to tackle in life. The steps include defining the goal, defending against obstacles, developing support systems, determining what success looks like, doing the work, dealing with setbacks, and delivering the goods. Each step has numerous examples, pullouts, journal exercises, and more, and every chapter Continue reading →

Fan mail for Emmanuel’s Dream

It’s always a treat to receive an email like this from a parent: Last night I read your book to my younger daughter…. She loved the book, and decided it was her new favorite and she wanted to take it to school when it was her student spotlight week. Today she and [her brother] were fighting over it in the car, and I read it to each of them for a bedtime story. At least this week, it’s a household favorite! It’s especially great to Continue reading →

Be a Changemaker is a Cybils award finalist!

I woke up this morning to news that Be a Changemaker made the list of finalists for the 2014 Children’s and Young Adult Blogger’s Literary Award, better known as the Cybils, in the Nonfiction for Young Adults category. What a way to kick off 2015! The nominations in this category were varied and impressive, and the books that made the finalist list are truly among the best I’ve read all year. It’s an incredible honor to have my book in such amazing company! Alice + Continue reading →

Review: ATTACK! BOSS! CHEAT CODE! by Chris Barton

ATTACK! BOSS! CHEAT CODE! written by Chris Barton, illustrated by Joey Spiotto published by POW! Kids Books, October 2014 32 pages From the publisher’s web page: An ironic yet informative alphabet that defines the most important gaming terms that everyone needs to know, Attack! Boss! Cheat Code! A Gamer’s Alphabet is the ultimate crossover gift for our age, a book that can actually bring together video game-obsessed kids and their often perplexed parents. If you can decipher the following sentence, you don’t need this book: Continue reading →