If you wish to check out the official #NF10for10 posts go to Julie Balen's Write At The Edge blog and check out the comments section. You'll find lots of links to lots of blogs posting lots of outstanding non-fiction titles that could be perfect for your class!
It's not really all non-fiction!
It's certainly exciting and all ours to share with our students though!
George O'Connor has created a much loved series about the original Olympians, in graphic novel format. You can get all the information in a much less intimidating format for your reluctant readers or those who just like a different format every now and then.
Katherine Sokolowksi has assured me in her Nerdy Book Club Post , Titles That Have Legs, that you won't see these books in the library for long
George O'Connor also has a very informational website to help you teach myth, comic book format, drawing, writing process and more. It is definitely worth a look.
Fairy Tales are officially non-fiction and can be found in the Dewey Decimal section 398.2.
This fun series is another great one for point of view. Each fairy tale is told from the perspective of a different character. The title shows the characters main point of view and it even states who tells it on the front. Nothing but fun here!
These are officially chapter books, but Kate McMullan tells the stories of the Greek Gods and Goddesses in a fun and action packed way and there is a "Quick-and-Easy Guide To Myths" at the end to help the mythology newbies!
These would be great for your Rick Riordan lovers, those who aren't quite ready for Riordan's reading level yet, a follow up to the Olympics, or a point of view activity. All the stories are told from the point of view of the main god or goddess. Perfect read aloud for Ancient Civilizations too!
If you even wanted to push your boundaries, Kate's willing to Skype for fifteen minutes with your class. Check out her site for more information! I'll push my boundaries & help you out too!
David Shannon gives you the quick and dirty about lice in a hilarious way! A classic David Shannon! But don't let me tell you about the book. Scroll to the bottom of the page and let David Shannon all about his itchy inspiration. Get a sneak peek into his illustrations as well!
If it's hard to refocus your students after the Canadian hockey golds! What better way then with this Canadian series Brady Brady!
Mary Shaw (author) & Chuck Temple (illustrator) have a lot of fun with these stories while exploring life, sport and character with fun-loving, active boys and girls! The title comes from the fact that their main character, Brady, is so obsessed with sports that everyone has to call his name twice to get his attention!
Check out theBrady Brady site for more information. We have other Brady Brady books focusing on different sports, but I think the hockey books will do for now...
Fly Guy has gone Non-Fiction and I couldn't be happier! We often can't keep the Fly Guy series on the shelf & I expect the same with these .
True to Fly Guy tradition the words are few and easy to read, but the story rocks and the illustrations are fabulous!