Advisory Lists · Non-Fiction


Hello Spring!!!

It is Spring and one of the topics that often comes up at the Information Desk at the library is seeds. How they grow, what they need to grow and  the different  types that are. Here is a list of non-fiction titles about seeds. Please check out these titles and others at your local library.

Happy Reading 🙂





Advisory Lists · Non-Fiction · Poetry

Poetry Selection of The Week

Hello Everyone!

This is the last selection for National Poetry Month. Hope you all enjoyed the selections featured. Please check out this title and others at your local library,.

Happy Reading!!!



I Found An Endless Land

 Its promise flowering in lush fields

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Purple mountains etching their majesty in pure air


Flat plains that absorbed the warm summer rains

Canyons that swallowed the imagination

And freedom

Freedom like water on the tongues of thirsting men

Freedom as sweet as young love

From We Are America: A Tribute From The Heart by Walter Dean Myers and Illustrated by Christopher Myers

Advisory Lists · Non-Fiction · Poetry

Poetry Selection of The Week

Hello Everyone!

This week I will be featuring two poems from two different collections that focus on science. One title is about the Earth and the  other  about the different creatures in a specific habitat, a meadow. Please check out these titles and others at  your local library.

Happy Reading!!!




third one from the sun,

Earth’s blue and white majesty

dwarfs her lunar child

From Earth Verse: Haiku From The Ground Up by Sally M. Walker and Illustrated by William Grill








meadow-gold grass

in dawn sunJacket (1)



a word


its own


Who is he?

From Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets Of The Meadow by Joyce Sidman and Illustrated by Beth Krommes







Advisory Lists · Non-Fiction

Martin Luther King Jr. Biographies for children

Hello Everyone!

Here is a list of M.L.K biographies that I found in my children’s room biography section. Happy Reading!!!



An introduction  to the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Age Range: 5 – 8 years

An eleven chapter biography on Martin Luther King Jr. with 80 black and white cartoon illustrations that are ideal for older students  with a book report assignment.

Age Range: 8 – 12 years

A simple biography on Martin Luther King Jr. geared towards early readers with a glossary of important terms in the back of the text.

Age Range: 6 – 9 years

A Look on the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream to end inequality in America. A timeline of important dates are included in the back matter.

Age Range: 5 – 8 years

Key moments in the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr’s role in it.

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

A look on Civil Rights leader  Martin Luther King Jr.  and how he fought injustice through peaceful means.

Age Range: 5 – 8 years

A read-aloud biography on Martin Luther King Jr. that shows  him as a civil rights leader.

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

An in-depth look in to the man who was Martin Luther King Jr. and the people and events that shaped him.

Age Range: 11 – 15 years

A glance into the boyhood of Martin Luther king Jr.  in Atlanta Georgia and the successes in the fight against segregation.

Age Range: 8 – 12 years

The story of Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington that made history.

Age Range: 5 – 8 years

Advisory Lists · Non-Fiction


Here are some non-fiction titles about summer. Please check out these titles and others at your local library. Happy Summer Reading!!!

Children are introduced to different facts about summer.

Children are taken on a tour of  summer and are shown the different activities that one can see and do during the summer.

Children get answers about various things about summer.

Children are given answers on what makes the season of summer.

Children are given explanation about sunburns and skin conditions.

A demonstration on different paper crafts and other crafts that one can make for the summer.

Advisory Lists · Non-Fiction


I found this wonderful non-fiction text on birds and thought I would share a list of non-fiction titles on birds that I enjoyed and think you will too. Happy Reading!!!


Birds Make Nests by Michael Garland

A look on how different nests are made by different birds.

About Birds: A guide for Children by Cathry Sill and Illustrated by John Sill

An introduction to birds from  flight to nests. Detailed resources on the birds mentioned in the back.

Thunder Birds by Jim Arnosky

A look on different birds of prey with  life size illustrations.

Mama Built A Little Nest by Jennifer Ward

A poetic look on different ways bird nests are constructed.

Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre

The habits of the Turkey Vulture.

Owls by Gail Gibbons

Information on everything you need to know about owls.


Please check out these titles at your local library.

Advisory Lists · Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction Works by Jim Arnosky


Jim Arnosky is an Artist, Naturalist and Author. He writes amazing non-fiction books on the natural world for children and his illustrations are breath taking. Here are some titles please check them out at your local library. All these non-fiction titles are good for grades 1-5. Happy Reading!!!