Here’s your chance to inspire others to read nonfiction!

  1. Silverdolphin827 says:

    Have your parents ever told you to get off the couch and get outside? And then once you got outside you had no idea what you are supposed to do? Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life by Richard Louv is full of great ideas on what to do once outside. Vitamin N is full of great ideas on what to do in Nature from going “glamping” to tracking a tree. It is also full of ideas on how to design a room to let Nature in and how to bring Nature into your life. There are also many quotes from people who do make Nature a big part of their lives. Everything you could ever want to know about reconnecting with Nature is in that book along with fun, educational experiences for your whole family. If you read Vitamin N the next time your parents send you outside you will know exactly what to do and may even be able to get your parents outside with you.

    • Mrs. Patterson says:

      Thank you for bringing our attention to this nonfiction book! I will order it for next school year.

  2. luke_the_reader81 says:

    I’ve quite recently finished the true story, No Summit out of Sight: the True story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits. It’s a true story that follows Jordan Romero, a curious Californian who is famous for holding the world record of youngest person to climb the eight highest mountains in the world: Mt. Everest (Asia, Nepal,) Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa, Tanzania,) Mt. Vinson (Antarctica,) Mt. Denali (North America, United States) Mt. Elbrus (Europe, Russia,) Mt. Kosciuszko (Australia,) Mt. Aconcagua (South America, Argentina) and the Carstensz Pyramid (Indonesia.) Read about his adventures including avalanches, rock climbing, and training. Don’t miss out on this amazing story!

  3. cole says:

    I’ve recently read a book called Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future by Ashlee Vance. I really enjoyed the book and found it very interesting. The book is all about Elon Musk’s life and how he started his (rose to) fame and started Tesla and Space X. It tells you the problems Elon had when trying to develop his companies. Musk poured millions into the companies including much of his own money and faced bankruptcy many times throughout developing these businesses. This book helped me see the true facts about Musk and Tesla.

  4. ReadingRocks says:

    I just recently read a book called Pendragon: The Merchant of Death. It’s a great book that is about a teenager named Bobby Pendragon. Bobby is about to go to a Championship basketball game but his Uncle Press convinces him to go with him to an abandoned subway. Once he gets there a man named Saint Dane attacks him and his uncle. So his uncle stays behind and tells Bobby to run on the subway tracks to a door with a star on it. Inside is a portal like thing that is called a flume. Once he goes through it he finds out that that flume takes him through time and space. He finds out every place/time is called a territory. Saint Dane is trying to turn every territory a chaotic place. That is a great book I just read and think that others should read.

    • Mrs. Patterson says:

      Hi ReadingRocks,
      Thanks for your great review of The Merchant of Death. I’ve copied it onto the science fiction page as that’s its correct genre:-)
      I’ll leave this one on the nonfiction page for a week or so to make sure you see my note! Keep on reading and reviewing, and thanks!

  5. Anonymous says:

    If you’ve ever wanted to know about the world around, and under you, give The Rock and Gem Book, from the Smithsonian a read. It can tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the more known stones, like diamond and emerald, and even about the forgotten ones, like jarlite, sinhalite, tugtupite, and even extremely strange ones like chrysoprase and the roebling opal. For instance, did you know that tourmaline has the largest color range for any gem in the world, with one variation of it being called watermelon tourmaline! The Smithsonian has provided for us an amazing read that can provide you with everything you wanted to know, and even things you didn’t know you wanted to know, about our earth.

    • Mrs. Patterson says:

      Thanks so much for writing this terrific book review. I’m hoping you’ll be willing to book talk other nonfiction titles!

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