Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Nonfiction All Over the Map
As nonfiction of all types and forms and formats continues to grow, it willbecome harder and harder to pigeonhole it. My response to this dilemma is GOOD! Lines between and among genre, categories, forms, formats, etc. are more than blurred; some of them are nonexistent as these books demonstrate.
MYSWEENEY'S PRESENTS: THE GOOD: DOZENS UPON DOZENS OF GAMES, COMICS, PUZZLES, AND OTHER DIVERSIONS ALL COOOKED UP BY THE BEST BRAINS IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS by, well, lots of wonderful authors. Candlewick Press, 2013.
TOILET: HOW IT WORKS by David Macaulay. Macmillan, September 2013.
THE TIGER CUBS AND THE CHIMP: THE TRUE STORY OF HOW ANJANA THE CHIMP HELPED RAISE THREE BABY TIGERS by Bhagavan Antle with Thea Feldman with photos by Barry Bland. Holt, November 2013.
PAPA IS A POET: A STORY ABOUT ROBERT FROST by Natalie Bober with illustrations by Rebecca Gibbon. Holt, October 2013.