Thursday, April 2, 2009

Gotcha for guys!: nonfiction books to get boys excited about reading

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By Kathleen A. Baxter, Marcia Agness Kochell
Edition: illustrated, annotated
Published by Libraries Unlimited, 2007
ISBN 159158311X, 9781591583110
269 pages
Research indicates boys are interested in reading nonfiction
materials, yet most children's librarians prefer to booktalk fiction.
Offering citations for more than 1,100 books, Gotcha for Guys!
deals specifically with books to pique the interest of middle grade boys.
A series of booktalks are grouped within chapters with like titles
such as: "Creepy-Crawly Creatures," "Disasters and Unsolved Mysteries,"
"Action and Innovation," and "All Things Gross."
Complete booktalks are presented in a beginning section of chapters 1-9.
A second section in each of these chapters contains short
annotations and talks for other books of interest,
and a third section offers lists of well-reviewed titles to consider for boys.
The book is enhanced with book cover art and reproducible lists
for teachers and librarians.


Hitler Youth , Chiune Sugihara , Candlewick Press
African American , Freedom Riders , Kid Blink
Pterosaur , John Bindon , Feathered Dinosaurs
Kids Can Press , Science Verse , HarperCollins
mummies , Grossology , Zahi Hawass
White Sharks , Grades K-3 , naked mole rats
Minibeasts , Komodo Dragon , Africanized bees
Inside the NFL , X-treme Sports , Half-Pipes
Forensic Files , H.L. Hunley , Roanoke Colony
Ripley's Believe , Harpster , Ed Emberley
National Geographic Society , Sandra Markle , Publications Company

Triceratops , Dan Greenberg , Tyrannosaurus

Kids Can Press, Sandra Markle, HarperCollins, Grades K-3, National Geographic Society, Zahi Hawass, Mummies, Pterosaur, H.L. Hunley, Inside the NFL, Gotcha Again, Candlewick Press, Atheneum Books, White Sharks, Grades 4-up, Lerner Publishing, Ed Emberley, Grossology, Science Verse, Heinemann Library

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