I read a bunch of great books in April while I was traveling, and I didn’t have time to blog about any of them! So here, finally, are two wonderful nonfiction books I read.
|Scrapbooking Just for You! (Sterling, 2010), by Candice Ransom, is the perfect book for the crafty girl in your life. The tone is friendly and funny, and, best of all, this is a really contemporary look at scrapbooking. The projects are fun–and they’re things a 5th or 6th grader would really want to do!
Book description excerpt: "Birthday parties, graduations, vacations, family time, and fun days with friends: girls want to remember every moment. They can, with this cool collection of irresistible and very doable scrapbooking ideas. Targeted to ‘tweens and teens, it explains how to make beautiful, personal, keep-them-forever memory albums."
|Everything Spring (National Geographic Kids, 2010), by Jill Esbaum, is a lively look at the spring season. It’s full of wonderful word choices (I’m trying to remember details, and "silky piglets" are in my head) and beautiful photos. Although this book celebrates the changes and actions of spring, the wording is gorgeous and clearly reflects Jill’s poetic talents. It’s not a quietly lyrical book. It’s a luscious, joyous text full of sounds and textures and, well, everything spring.
Book description excerpt: "We think of spring and we feel warmer, sunny days, we smell the freshness of nature’s flowers blooming again, and we picture little chicks and furry bunnies. These adorable baby animals are fun to look at and they represent the spirit of renewal and life that is spring. Every young creature finally ventures outside to play as the dreary days of winter fade away and color surround us all. Spring is about being outdoors enjoying all that our wonderful planet has to offer—it’s about living life to the fullest."
The Nonfiction Monday roundup today is at Rasco from RIF. Drop by to find out about lots of terrific nonfiction books!