February 25, roundup.
- Abby the Librarian adds to the discussion with a review of Millions, Billions, and Trillions by David A. Adler.
- Biblio File's, Jennie, has a review of Haunted Histories: Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, and Powerful Palaces.
"It's not a book you'll quote in a research paper, but it is a fun book that may inspire you to pick up some more on the topic."
- And chiming in from Canada, Birds of a Feather is today's contribution from Tammy at Apples with Many Seeds.
"Terrific new book with engaging format listing random, fascinating facts about birds."
- Author, Jeanne Walker Harvey, of True Tales & A Cherry on Top, is featuring The Price of Freedom: How One Town Stood Up to Slavery. "This fascinating true story retells how the people of Oberlin, Ohio, took matters into their own hands, risking their own lives and freedom in one of the most dramatic slave rescues in American history." A timely choice for Black History Month.
- Cindy and Lynn, the librarian duo of Bookends, are taking it slow and easy with A Little Book of Sloth. Their consensus is that it's an "adorable picture book about sloths that is packed with fascinating information about this unusual creature." The cover certainly is adorable!
- Margo, of The Fourth Musketeer, is timely on two fronts with her review of the chapter book, A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet. "A terrific biography for Women's History Month or Black History Month."
- Jennifer, of Jean Little Library checks in with Bodyguards! From Gladiators to the Secret Service by Ed Butts.
- Our Nonfiction Monday founder and author, Anastasia Suen, of the Booktalking blog, has another timely choice for Black History Month, Fort Mose: And the Story of the Man Who Built the First Free Black Settlement in Colonial America.
- The LibrariYAn has a review and discussion of a memoir, Grayson. Sharing more than just a review, Alicia tells us, "Grayson is one of the most heavily circulated nonfiction titles in my middle school library. It is a short memoir of swimmer Lynne Cox's encounter with a baby gray whale."
- Mary Ann, of Great Kid Books, offers a review of the picture book biography, A Splash of Red: The Artwork and Life of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant.
- Janet at All About the Books with Janet Squires has the second Abraham Lincoln title of the day, Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Doreen Rappaport. Janet writes, "Rappaport sheds her light on the life of Lincoln by skillfully detailing both the major events in his life and personal moments and balancing her narrative with relevant quotes from our sixteenth president that provide context through his words and a heightened sense of emotion through his voice."
- At Stacking Books, Reshama is featuring Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words. "This is a beautiful dedication to Marcel Marceau , the world's greatest Mime. This picture book is an excellent dedication to his lifetime work. We loved seeing what a Mime does, what inspired Marcel, learning about his life before and after he discovered "Bip the Clown" and his performances. We hope this book inspires kids to have fun and mime!"