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The Nonfiction Revolution

In today's "skim culture," replete with soundbytes and sidebars, it's often challenging for student readers to develop the critical thinking and complex reading skills needed for success. Fortunately, intriguing new Nonfiction titles are making the genre more accessible than ever, providing an avenue to prepare students for future success. This collection represents some of JLG Editorial Director Susan Marston's most esteemed Nonfiction selections. Get them for just $9 each using coupon code $9NONFICTION.

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      Itch!: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch

      by Anita Sanchez

      Apr 2018

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      $16.99  $12.75  Member Price
      Scratch the itch to discover the history, anatomy, botany, and biology behind what makes everyone . . . itch! Author’s note. Glossary. Notes. Bibliography. Recommended online resources. Index. Full-color illustrations.

      Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone

      by Juli Berwald

      Apr 2018

      Adult Crossover Nonfiction Plus

      The author, a former ocean scientist goes in pursuit of the slippery story of jellyfish, rediscovering her passion for marine science and the sea's imperiled ecosystems.

      Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth

      by Nicola Davies

      Mar 2018

      Nonfiction Early Elementary

      $15.99  $12.75  Member Price
      The planet is full of millions of species of plants, birds, animals, and microbes, and every single one—including us—is part of a big, beautiful, complicated pattern. Full-color watercolor illustrations.

      The World of the Bible: Biblical Stories and the Archaeology Behind Them

      by Jill Rubalcaba

      Mar 2018

      Religious Books Elementary

      Learn fascinating facts about biblical history, then explore that same landscape as archaeologists are studying it today. Glossary. “Personalities of the Bible.” Index. Full-color photographs and reproductions of classical religious paintings.

      Meet Cindy Sherman: Artist, Photographer, Chameleon

      by Jan Greenberg

      Jan 2018

      Biography Middle Plus

      Expository Literature
      Looking at the life of legendary photographer Cindy Sherman, the authors have created an unconventional biography, that much like Sherman's famous photographs, has something a little more meaningful under the surface.

      The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

      by Jeanette Winter

      Nov 2017

      Nonfiction Early Elementary

      Get to know Zaha Hadid in this nonfiction picture book about the famed architect's life and her triumph over adversity. Key to architectural works. Author's note. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations.

      Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion

      by Chris Barton

      Oct 2017

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      This dazzling nonfiction picture book explores art, desperation, and one man's incredible idea for saving ships from German torpedoes in World War I. Author's note. Illustrator's note. Time line, with photographs. Suggestions for further reading. Link to author's complete bibliography. Full-color illustrations created using mixed analog and digital media.

      A Girl Called Vincent: The Life of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay

      by Krystyna Poray Goddu

      Aug 2016

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.75  $9.75  Member Price
      Edna St. Vincent Millay became a celebrated poet in the 1920s, and later, a famous bohemian. But she had a hardscrabble life at an early age, keeping house and raising her younger sisters. Time line. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs.
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