Click here for information about the Language Arts series just added to the elementary collection. Good discussions about nonfiction could lead to an interest in reading more nonfiction which could lead to us needing more engaging on-level nonfiction titles. If you give a student good nonfiction, s/he may want some more information to go further with it. (In the spirit of If you Give a Mouse a Cookie...)
There are some fantastic blogs which review and recommend nonfiction. Here are a couple of my favorites.
I.N.K. (Interesting Nonfiction for Kids)
Even though this blog is no longer updated, going back through the topics and authors' comments proves extremely valuable.
School Library Journal Nonfiction Trends
SLJ is a gold mine (but sometimes overwhelmingly so). Take a look -- the latest post talks about inspirational biographical picture books.
We are Teachers
(Keep in mind this is AR's parent company. Info is great, but there are sometimes sales pitches to ignore).
And of course, you can always ask me. I read reviews, and the books themselves, quite a lot (that's my job, right?).
Elaine Fultz, SLMS/mls
I love being a school librarian. My profession is a perfect blend of encouraging curiosity and learning with both educators and students.