Gotcha Good! Nonfiction Books to Get Kids Excited About Reading

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8.4 X 10.8 X 0.7 inches | 1.6 pounds

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About the Author

Kathleen A. Baxter is the co-author of several other Gotcha! titles for Libraries Unlimited and is a popular BER presenter.

Marcia Agness Kochel is a middle school librarian in Bloomington, MN. She was a member of the 2006 ALA Siebert Award committee and currently reviews for SLJ.

"Aimed at public and school librarians and teachers working with students in third through eighth grades, this fifth Gotcha! book discusses well-reviewed and kid-tested nonfiction titles published 2005-2007....A highly useful and updated resource for anyone interested in encouraging children to read and enjoy nonfiction." --Booklist

"In this fourth installment of the excellent Gotcha guides, Baxter and Kochel do not disappoint. In addition to annotations for over 1000 nonfiction titles, they profile eight prolific authors and provide fun top-10 features for the various subjects covered. The guide is divided into seven chapters: American Journeys, People to KNow, Around the World and Through the Ages, Animails, Science, Playing with Words, and Monsters, Mummies, and Other Quirky Books. The titles chosen are truly high quality, relevant, and up-to-date, with suggested ages provided, most ranging from grades three through eight. Many lesser-known and newer titles have been selected, and their attractive covers are sprinkled throughout, which adds to the overall fresh look and feel of this resource. This inclusive title is as user-friendly as its predecessors and a must-have for all librarians who want to get kids excited about nonfiction." --School Library Journal

"Gotcha Good! Is written for the public or school librarian who wants to purchase or promote nonfiction titles for elementary and middle school students. Booktalks or book reviews are written for each selected title. Books listed are generally published between 2005 and 2007, with most having a 2006 copyright date... The booktalks are delivered in a variety of formats, including 'fun facts, ' notes of interesting illustrations to show, and plenty of hooks to get the audience clamoring for nonfiction books." --Reference & User Services Quarterly

"This highly useful and updated resource is appropriate for anyone involved in encouraging children to read and enjoy nonfiction selections. This text is particularly geared to audiences of public and school librarians as well as elementary and middle grade teachers. . . . This edition is a must for those librarians and teachers passionate about integrating meaningful and high-quality nonfiction into daily instructional activities." --Collection Management