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Washington Chldren's Book Guild Non-Fiction Award Luncheon

The Washington Children's Book Guild will present Ann Bausum with its non-fiction award on Sat. April 29 at Clydes' Restaurant of Gallery Place. From 12 to 3 p.m. tickets are $35. Check out the Guild website for information on how to purchase tickets:www.childrensbookguild.org

BLOOD, BULLETS, AND BONES: THE STORY OF FORENSIC SCIENCE FROM SHERLOCK HOLMES TO DNA

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Heos
Author's First Name: 
Bridget
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Balzer + Bray)
Publication Date: 
2016

 The history and development of forensic science is organized by topic, featuring real cases from around the globe. Visual aids and clear, rich prose complement this excellent introduction to an intriguing field.

WOMEN HEROES OF WORLD WAR II: THE PACIFIC THEATER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Atwood
Author's First Name: 
Kathryn J.
Publisher: 
Chicago Review
Publication Date: 
2016

 Resistance, espionage, and survival: this engaging collective biography features 15 diverse and inspiring women during WWII in the Pacific. Includes primary sources and additional reading suggestions to encourage further exploration.

WHEN THE BEAT WAS BORN: DJ KOOL HERC AND THE CREATION OF HIP HOP

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hill
Author's First Name: 
Laban Carrick
Illustrator's First Name: 
Theodore
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Taylor III
Publisher: 
Roaring Brook
Publication Date: 
2013

Bright, stylized illustrations show young Jamaican Clive’s passion for music. He moved to New York’s Bronx and transformed into DJ Kool Herc by using two turntables to play hip-hop breaks for adoring street dancers, thereby creating a new American music form.

THE FAIRY RING: OR HOW ELSIE AND FRANCIS FOOL THE WORLD [AUDIOBOOK]

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Losure
Author's First Name: 
Mary
Narrator's First Name: 
Nicola
Narrator's Last Name: 
Barber
Publisher: 
Candlewick on Brilliance
Publication Date: 
2012

Frances and Elsie falsify photographs to convince their family that fairies are real. But someone shows the pictures to others, and soon even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believes in the Cottingley fairies. Nicola Barber’s delightful narration brings this non-fiction fairytale to life. (10-14)

THEY CALLED THEMSELVES THE KKK: THE BIRTH OF AN AMERICAN TERRORIST GROUP [AUDIOBOOK]

They Called Themselves the KKK
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bartoletti
Author's First Name: 
Susan Campbell
Narrator's First Name: 
Dion
Narrator's Last Name: 
Graham
Publisher: 
Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 
2010
Narrator Dion Graham's softly-cadenced voice is the perfect foil for the tumultuous events of post-Civil War Reconstruction. Carefully differentiating Bartoletti's narrative from the first-hand accounts of freed slaves, former owners, and Confederate generals, Graham paints a disturbingly human picture of the Southern culture that gave birth to the KKK and its white supremacy movement.

YOU NEVER HEARD OF SANDY KOUFAX?!

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Winter
Author's First Name: 
Jonah
Illustrator's First Name: 
André
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Carrilho
Publisher: 
Schwartz & Wade
Publication Date: 
2009

From extraordinary highs to devastating lows, the shy rookie was as likely to pitch a wild ball as a strike. With minimal colors throughout, angular action contrasts with quiet mood scenes, to tell the story of quiet determination to succeed.

TEEDIE: THE STORY OF YOUNG TEDDY ROOSEVELT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Brown
Author's First Name: 
Don
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2009

Our strapping and charismatic 26th president began life as "Teedie", an under-sized and severely asthmatic child who strengthened his body to match his mental prowess through a steady diet of weight-lifting, rowing, horse-back riding, and boxing.

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