Gotcha Good!: Nonfiction Books to Get Kids Excited About Reading
  • Gotcha Good!: Nonfiction Books to Get Kids Excited About Reading
  • Gotcha Good!: Nonfiction Books to Get Kids Excited About Reading

Gotcha Good!: Nonfiction Books to Get Kids Excited About Reading

by Kathleen A. Baxter, Marcia Agness Kochel
     
 

This fifth Gotcha! book, aimed at public and school librarians and teachers, discusses well-reviewed and kid-tested nonfiction titles for third through eighth grade readers published in 2005-2007 with a few extra oldies but goodies added in. Chapters are built around the high- interest topics kids love. Irresistible book descriptions and book talks guide

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This fifth Gotcha! book, aimed at public and school librarians and teachers, discusses well-reviewed and kid-tested nonfiction titles for third through eighth grade readers published in 2005-2007 with a few extra oldies but goodies added in. Chapters are built around the high- interest topics kids love. Irresistible book descriptions and book talks guide librarians and teachers to nonfiction books kids want to read. New features include numerous booklists to copy and save (similar to the bookmarks in Gotcha for Guys!) and profiles and interviews of some innovative authors such as Sally Walker, Kathleen Krull, Catherine Thimmesh, Steve Jenkins, Ken Mochizuki, and others. Grades 3-8.

This fifth Gotcha! book, aimed at public and school librarians, as well as elementary and middle school teachers, discusses well-reviewed and kid-tested nonfiction titles for third through eighth grade readers published in 2005-2007 with a few extra oldies but goodies added in. Chapters are built around the high-interest topics kids love as the authors provide irresistible book descriptions to guide librarians and teachers to nonfiction books kids will want to read.

Features include numerous booklists that can be copied and saved (similar to the bookmarks in the authors' Gotcha for Guys!), as well as profiles and interviews of some innovative nonfiction authors such as Sally Walker, Kathleen Krull, Catherine Thimmesh, Steve Jenkins, Ken Mochizuki, and others. Grades 3-8.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591586548
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
07/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 American Journeys 1

Ch. 2 People to Know 51

Author Profile: Kathleen Krull 64

Author Profile: Ken Mochizuki 73

Ch. 3 Around the World and Through the Ages 93

Ch. 4 Animals 119

Author Profile: Jacob Berkowitz 120

Author Profile: Steve Jenkins 134

Author Profile: Sally Walker 158

Ch. 5 Science 161

Author Profile: Loree Griffin Burns 162

Author Profile: Catherine Thimmesh 181

Ch. 6 Playing with Words 185

Ch. 7 Monsters, Mysteries, Mummies, and Other Quirky Books 203

Author Profile: Kelly Milner Halls 214

Author Index 249

Title Index 253

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