Thursday, September 29, 2011


What is Nonfiction? 

What sorts of books would be appropriate for that Book-of-the-Month Project? 

  • Literary nonfiction -- The book is written as a story or series of stories focused on a single topic.

  • Other books that focus on one subject

  • Biographies and Autobiographies 

  • We will not use books that cover many subjects, how-to books,  joke books, etc.

  • If in doubt, ask the teacher.  

Try this link: Nonfiction

Survive the Savage Sea is about a real family's survival in a small raft after their boat sank.

This is a blog review of a nonfiction book about Amelia Earhart that I'd like to get a hold of.

Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming

Nonfiction: Biography

From February-March 2011 -- Short Story (that's fiction): I read and enjoyed a biography of Mark Twain, so I went back to reread "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."  It's such a fun story.  I found the full text at  

I also read a nonfiction account of the Irish potato famine.
Biography list from Scholastic (with books for younger children as well as teens)