Thursday, December 13, 2018

Children's Room Staff Picks for 2018.... NON-FICTION!

Next up... NON-FICTION! We've picked our favorites for 2018.

Pass Go and Collect $200 : The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented by Tanya Lee Stone
Boldness, imagination, and ruthless competition combine this riveting picture book history of Monopoly, one of the world's most famous games.

A Place for Pluto by Stef Wade
Shocked to be stripped of his planet status, Pluto goes on a quest to find his place in the universe. He doesn't fit in anywhere! But when Pluto is about to give up, he runs into a dwarf planet and finally finds his place in the solar system. This feel-good picture book combines a popular science topic with character education themes of self discovery, acceptance, and friendship.

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders
In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world.

Everest by Sangma Francis
Hundreds of people dare to climb Mount Everest every year, following in Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's footsteps, hoping to experience Earth's highest peak. But there is so much more to this mountain than the brave mountaineers who climb it.

World's Weirdest Sharks by Paul Mason
Chances are, when you think of sharks, it's the great white or hammerhead that swim into view! But the world's oceans hold around 500 different species of sharks, and some are extremely bizarre.

What Do You Do With a Voice Like That? : The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton
Congresswoman Barbara Jordan had a big, bold, confident voice—and she knew how to use it! Learn all about her amazing career in this illuminating and inspiring picture book biography of the lawyer, educator, politician, and civil rights leader.

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor by Sonia Sotomayor
In this adaptation for middle graders based on her bestselling adult memoir, My Beloved World, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor's extraordinary life inspires. Her achievement serves as a true testament to the fact that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true.

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