Newtons Book News

Childrens Book Reviews

Archive for the Non-Fiction Category

Great Non-Fiction Books to Spark Inquisitive Minds

The following ten books are great for possibly inspiring kids (ages eight to twelve unless otherwise specified) to set goals for their future. Some of the books merely inform, inspire and educate, others give direction and information about specific fields that could lead to possible occupations. Exploring Space: From Galileo to the Mars Rover and […]

Hearts and Presidents Books

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to express your love and appreciation for dear ones. Here are some special books to help you show your deep feelings. All of the Valentine’s Day books are picture books good for ages three to eight, except for the “Fairy Tale Matchmaker” which is geared for ages eight to […]

HEARTS AND PRESIDENTIAL BOOKS

Valentine’s Day is almost here and with President’s Day only a day later.  Here are some heart-felt books and presidential books on both subjects.   LOVE (From The Very Hungry Caterpillar), by Eric Carle, is a petite little book that reflects the beauty and imagery of love and the small sweet things in life.  The […]

Non-Fiction at its Best

Non-fiction books that are well laid out, filled with glorious pictures, and information that’s not too crammed on each page are the types of books that kids become engrossed in and gain much from.  These are the types of books parents and educators continually seek to help enrich and inform the younger generation.  I’ve assembled […]

Moms Make the World Go ‘Round

What a perfect time of the year to celebrate our cherished mothers. Trees and flowers are in bloom and the earth is renewed. So here are some great books all about mom. Strength in Stillness: A Message for Women, by Patricia Holland, is a small booklet that encompasses important lessons to be learned. Sister Holland […]

More of the Best Books from 2013

This week concludes my list of favorite books from last year.  Except for the last book, which is best suited for ages 16 through adult, all of these books are good for ages 9 and up.   12 Kinds of Ice, by Ellen Bryan Obed, and beautifully illustrated with pen and ink by Barbara McClintock, […]

My Favorite Books of the Year 2013

It’s time for my choices of the best books from 2013. This is the first of two lists and will be completed next week. All of these books are good for ages 9 and up. Some of these books could become Newbery winners that will be announced toward the end of January. Escape From Mr. […]

It’s Gift Giving Time

Some of the best gifts to give at Christmas time are books! Books can uplift, motivate, entertain, inform and educate. Here is a list of non-fiction books that are perfect for the entire family, extended family, neighbors and friends. I’ve divided these outstanding books into animals, people, information and science. Eight Dolphins of Katrina: A […]

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: With Books!

Summer is the time of year to enjoy the outdoors and watch baseball and other sports. Here are some great books about different popular sports that enthusiasts will definitely enjoy!  Except for the picture books noted below, the rest of the books are good for ages nine through adult. Strike Three You’re Dead, by Josh […]

My Picks for My Favorite Books from the Past School Year

School is now either over or almost completed.  What better time than to lean against a tall willow and read a great book?  These are books geared for ages nine and older. Sophia’s War, by Avi, is an astounding story written by one of the best historical fiction writers for kids. It’s 1776 and young […]