My Top 10 Favorite Nonfiction Books

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  • Teaching Informational Text in K-3 Classrooms: Best Practices to Help Children Read, Write, and Learn from Nonfiction (Best Practices in Action)

    • ISBN: 1462522262
    • Manufacturer: The Guilford Press

    Specifically designed for K-3 teachers, this accessible guide describes ways to use informational text creatively and effectively in both reading and writing instruction. The book presents lessons, read-alouds, and activities that motivate students to engage with a wide variety of exemplary texts. Links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are... [read more]

  • Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope

    • Manufacturer: Harper

    The Nazis murdered their husbands but concentration camp prisoners Priska, Rachel, and Anka would not let evil take their unborn children too—a remarkable true story that will appeal to readers of The Lost and The Nazi Officer’s Wife, Born Survivors celebrates three mothers who defied death to give their children life.Eastern Europe, 1944: Thre... [read more]

  • The Hideaway

    • ISBN: 0718084225
    • Brand: HarperCollins Christian Pub.
    • Manufacturer: Thomas Nelson

    In this USA TODAY and Amazon Charts Bestseller, Sara is wrenched back to Sweet Bay, Alabama, by her grandmother’s will, where she learns more about Margaret Van Buren in the wake of her death than she ever knew in her life. After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags’s ramshackle B&... [read more]

  • We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel

    • ISBN: 0399563091
    • Brand: Penguin Books
    • Manufacturer: Penguin Books

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERInspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds.    “Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely.” —Glamour   It is t... [read more]

  • Spilled Milk: Based on a true story

    • ISBN: 0615835600
    • Manufacturer: K.L Randis

    Brooke Nolan is a battered child who makes an anonymous phone call to social services about the escalating brutality in her home.When they jeopardize her safety, condemning her to keep her father's secret, it's a glass of spilled milk at the dinner table that forces her to speak about the cruelty she's been hiding. In her pursuit for safety and jus... [read more]

  • It All Comes Back to You: A Book Club Recommendation!

    • Manufacturer: The Art of Dixie

    "It All Comes Back to You is one of those stories you need to savor. You want to put the book down so as to have more to read tomorrow, but you can't. It becomes attached to you, a part of you."Dan Brown, Author of ReunionIt's 1947.War's over, cherry-print dresses, parking above the city lights, swing dancing.Beautiful, seventeen-year-old Violet li... [read more]

  • In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction

    • ISBN: 0393326659
    • Brand: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company

    A cross section of the famous and those bound to become so, this collection is a riveting experience highlighting the expanding importance of this dramatic and exciting new genre.Creative nonfiction, also known as narrative nonfiction, liberated journalism by inviting writers to dramatize, interpret, speculate, and even re-create their subjects. Le... [read more]

  • Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island

    • ISBN: 0062218832
    • Brand: Brand: William Morrow Paperbacks
    • Manufacturer: William Morrow Paperbacks

    #1 International BestsellerRegina’s Calcaterra memoir, Etched in Sand, is an inspiring and triumphant coming-of-age story of tenacity and hope. Regina Calcaterra is a successful lawyer, former New York State official, and foster youth activist. Her painful early life, however, was quite different. Regina and her four siblings survived an abusive... [read more]

  • Educated: A Memoir

    • Manufacturer: Random House

  • Flash Nonfiction Funny: 71 Very Humorous, Very True, Very Short Stories

    • ISBN: 0997543744
    • Manufacturer: Woodhall Press

    The seventy-one flash essays collected here are hilarious proof that you don’t need more than 750 words to laugh out loud. Featuring both established and up-and-coming writers, these essays are no flashes in the pan—they demonstrate careful attention to craft and exploration: everything you want in a thoughtful essay, only shorter. This collect... [read more]

  • Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level A: Teaches 25 key Sight Words to Help Your Child Soar as a Reader!

    • ISBN: 0545842816
    • Brand: Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching Strategies)
    • Manufacturer: Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching Strategies)

    Set the stage for your child to soar with these just-right books that teach the first 25 sight words! This cheery red box includes 25 titles, each focused on a key sight word: the, of, and, a, to, etc. The books’ real-world topics with predicable text are super-engaging to make mastering these must-know words easy and fun. Includes motivating sti... [read more]

  • The Price of Time

    Would your character change ...if you had all the money in the world?And all the time?Would you become a better person?Or worse?Imagine Agatha Christie meets Michael Crichton in a fast-paced, philosophical mystery thriller._______________________________________There’s a secret in Silicon Valley. A discovery. An invention. One so startling and su... [read more]

  • Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World

    • ISBN: 1455570249
    • Brand: Grand Central Publishing
    • Manufacturer: Grand Central Publishing

    Based on a Navy SEAL's inspiring graduation speech, this #1 New York Times bestseller of powerful life lessons "should be read by every leader in America" (Wall Street Journal).If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin... [read more]

  • The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Rescue Series)

    • ISBN: 1250044235
    • Brand: Tougias Michael J
    • Manufacturer: Square Fish

    This adaptation for young readers of The Finest Hours: The True Story of the US Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman tells the story of the shipwreck of two oil tankers and the harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors. N... [read more]

  • Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War

    • ISBN: 0062937480
    • Manufacturer: William Morrow

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROmaha Beach legend Ray Lambert's unforgettable firsthand account of D-Day—read the astonishing true story celebrated by Tom Brokaw, CBS This Morning, NPR, and the President. Seventy-five years ago, he hit Omaha Beach with the first wave. Now Ray Lambert, ninety-eight years old, delivers one of the most remarkable memo... [read more]

  • A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

    • ISBN: 0547577311
    • Brand: Clarion Books
    • Manufacturer: HMH Books for Young Readers

    The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys"... [read more]

  • Then She Was Gone: A Novel

    • ISBN: 1501154656
    • Brand: Atria Books
    • Manufacturer: Atria Books

    A 2018 Goodreads Choice Award Finalist—Top 5 Best Mystery & Thriller * A Suspense Magazine “Best of 2018” Thriller/Suspense Pick “An acutely observed family drama with bone-chilling suspense.” —People “Jewell teases out her twisty plot at just the right pace, leaving readers on the edge of their seats. Her multilayered characters are ... [read more]

  • Sold on a Monday: A Novel

    • UPC: 760789270895
    • ISBN: 1492663999
    • Manufacturer: Sourcebooks Landmark

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLERA NATIONAL INDIEBOUND BESTSELLER  An unforgettable novel by Kristina McMorris, inspired by a stunning piece of history.  2 CHILDREN FOR SALE The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, ... [read more]

  • The German Midwife: A new historical romance for 2019 from the USA Today best seller.

    • Manufacturer: Avon

    The USA Today Best Seller.“A powerful, haunting debut”—Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice NetworkAn enthralling new tale of courage, betrayal and survival in the hardest of circumstances that readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Secret Orphan and The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz will love.Germany, 1944. A prison... [read more]

  • The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))

    • ISBN: 0374300224
    • Brand: Farrar Straus Giroux
    • Manufacturer: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

    A Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor WinnerAt the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery Br... [read more]

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