Thursday, December 27, 2012
Gotcha Good! Nonfiction Books to Get Kids Excited about Reading
Baxter, Kathleen A., and Marcia Agness Kochel. Gotcha Good! Nonfiction Books to Get Kids Excited about Reading. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-59158-654-8
This fifth Gotcha! book, aimed at public and school librarians and teachers, discusses well-reviewed and kid-tested nonfiction titles for third through eighth grade readers published in 2005-2007 with a few extra oldies but goodies added in. Chapters are built around the high- interest topics kids love. Irresistible book descriptions and book talks guide librarians and teachers to nonfiction books kids want to read. New features include numerous booklists to copy and save (similar to the bookmarks in Gotcha for Guys!) and profiles and interviews of some innovative authors such as Sally Walker, Kathleen Krull, Catherine Thimmesh, Steve Jenkins, Ken Mochizuki, and others. Grades 3-8.