Thursday, March 1, 2012

Books Mrs. Jones Recommended

Recommended 2016:
With a Little Luck  (about inventions -- scientific discovery)
Trapped (about the Chilean coal miners who were trapped in a mine)
Humans of New York
Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices
Can I See Your I.D.?  (People who changed their identities)
Candy Bomber 
Unbroken (especially the young adult version)
Pure Grit  (American WWII nurses in prison camps)
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler 
Sniffer Dogs
A Woman in the House and Senate
Almost Astronauts
Left for Dead 

Recommended 2014:
The Finest Hours

The President Has Been Shot by James L. Swanson

Otzi the Iceman by Amanda Lanser

The Finest Hours Tougias and Sherman

The Whitehouse is Burning by Sutcliffe

How to find literary nonfiction in the media center:
Go to: 

  1. Alexandria (On school website find Resources, find Alexandria on the drop-down menu.)
  2. Look at the right for a drop-down labeled "Simple."
  3. Change Simple to Advanced.
  4. Click on Bibliography. 
  5. Then type in Literary Nonfiction.

Prior Recommendations:
Kyle Maynard: No Excuses   -- This was the man born with  arms that end at the elbows and without legs who became a wrestler.

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No excuses

the true story of a congenital amputee who beca...

Maynard, Kyle, 1986

book   (c2005.)

The Candy Bomber  -- He was a pilot who delivered food -- and candy -- to children in Germany after World War II.
Flop Fly Ball  -- Facts about baseball

Good Brother/Bad Brother   -- The Booth Brothers

The Worst Hard Time -- About the Dust Bowl

The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier 

Iceberg Right Ahead -- about the Titanic

Gifted Hands -- neurosurgeon, separating Siamese twins

Left for Dead -- U.S.S. Indianapolis

Trapped --  This is about the 33 miners who were trapped in Chile

Heroes of the Holocaust -- teen heroes -- those who helped rescue others

I Am Pei -- a Chinese American architect who is often called a master of modern architecture

The Real Alice in Wonderland -- the true story behind the fantasy

Tom Thumb --   a very small man who did great things

Elephant Talk --  Elephants have effective ways of communicating with each other -- with at least 70 vocalizations they can make

Music Was It -- Leonard Bernstien

Ms. Dorsey added these:

Toys!  Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions

The Great and Only Barnum  This is about the Barnum of the Barnum and Bailey Circus.

The Perilous Journey of the Donner  Party

Blizzard by Jim Murphy  about the 1888 blizzard along the East Coast of the United States

Two Miserable Presidents -- Yes, this is about presidents of the United States

The Pluto Files -- How did Pluto go from being a planet to not?

Apollo 13  (look in 629)

Desert Exile: the Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family  (940.54 UCH)

The Trouble Begins at Eight  (about Mark Twain)

Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919

Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919

by Stephen Puleo