Celebrate: Learning with Nonfiction Kid Lit

I have this notion that given enough time, I can read and learn everything I need to know about anything.


I usually set my sights too high. This year is no exception. In addition to the professional titles on my desk, I’ve found nonfiction kid lit to be my go-to source for science learning. The Next Generation Science Standards are overwhelming and brilliant.  Science trainings and conferences have helped, but there is something about reading a simple text that develops those synapses.  Tremendous nonfiction kid lit books, like Your Mind-Bending Brain, are fun and informative keeping potentially complex ideas simple.

Book collections provided by Booksource are so helpful. Each grade level has packs designed to address the core science ideas and topics classroom inquiries and investigations need to center around.


I love reading history, but it’s often the last book in the TBR pile. This week Sandy Brumbaum and Shana Frazin created a nonfiction book club group that introduced Uprooted, an account of the Japanese American experience during World War II. to the top of my reading pile.  This middle school read is fascinating; the connections to current events are staggering. I’m so looking forward to the thinking that will be shared virtually in a few weeks. Interested in joining in?

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For the next few weeks, I’ll be celebrating and learning with great nonfiction Kid Lit.

Thank you, Ruth, for your Celebration link up. Read more celebrations here.

10 thoughts on “Celebrate: Learning with Nonfiction Kid Lit

  1. You might (when time) want to check out Alyson Beecher’s Kidlit Frenzy, full of n-f books, too. I have Uprooted, still need to read it. There are so many great books available, I hear you about the time. Enjoy the group!

  2. I always enjoy reading nonfiction when I do, but I am not drawn to it like I am fiction. I also saw the tweet about Uprooted. I am reading Nonfiction Notice and Note so I am hoping to apply it with this book. I didn’t want to commit to #cyberPD, but this is a little smaller project for me. Happy to learn with you again this summer.

    • I know what you mean about fiction. That’s why reading history is so fun when the narrative is well done! I’m loving Uprooted. Glad you’re joining in.

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