It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 4-18-16
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Books I Read this Week:
Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers
By MK Reed & Joe Flood
First Second, 2016
Nonfiction Graphic Novel
Recommended for grades 3-8
This is a new series to watch for! There are two books out right now, with a third on the way. The artwork is vibrant and alive, colorful and detailed, and the text is rich with information. What I particularly like about this book is how it points out our ever-changing understanding of what we once knew for fact in the field of science. This continues to the very last page when the writer admits that some of the information they included in the book has now been disproven just two weeks before printing! So cool! Includes the early male and female scientists discovering fossils and bones, who took credit and who had it robbed. Go buy this one!
Forgotten Bones: Uncovering a Slave Cemetery
By Lois Miner Huey
Millbrook Press, 2016
Recommended for grades 4+
When workers uncover human remains while digging for a new pipeline, a slave cemetery is discovered. The cemetery was a burial grounds for the slaves at the Schuyler in Albany, New York.
The book gives readers a look at what steps are taken to excavate and protect the remains, how they are handled and what story they have to tell. The photographs let us join the scientists at work. The book also includes information about the different lifestyles of Northern and Southern slaves in America, well before the Civil War.
By Sara Varon
First Second, 2016
Short Stories: Graphic Novel
Recommended for: fans of Sara Varon
So different from her previous titles, this book includes short stories with Sara's introduction to each telling where the idea came from, it's purpose, etc. I can't say I love it as much as I love her previous books, and I'm not really sure of which reader I might hand it to. I think the book would fare best in the hands of a Sara Varon fan, or in the hands of an artist.
I'm Currently Reading:
On Deck: On Desk
I was so excited to start reading this one, but I left it at school (and I'm on vacation). I will get to it soon!
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