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About Melissa Stewart
Melissa Stewart has written more than 180 science books for young readers. While gathering information for her books, Melissa has hiked in tropical rain forests, gone on safari in Africa, and swum with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. She can't imagine any better job! Visit Melissa's website at www.melissa-stewart.com or track her at twitter.com/mstewartscience.
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For decades, we’ve classified fiction as a way to study, understand, and, ultimately, teach it better. However, up to now, nonfiction hasn’t received this same level of intention. In 5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Enriching Reading and Writing Instruction with Children’s Books, Melissa Stewart and Marlene Correia present a new way to sort nonfiction into five major categories and show how doing so can help teachers and librarians build stronger readers and writers. Along the way, they:
- introduce the 5 kinds of nonfiction—active, browseable, traditional, expository literature, and narrative—and explore each category through discussions, classroom examples, and insights from leading children’s book authors;
- offer tips for building strong, diverse classroom and library collections;
- provide more than 20 activities to enhance literacy instruction; and
- include innovative strategies for sharing and celebrating nonfiction with students.
Butterfly lovers, unite!
Butterfly species are disappearing in the U.S., and award-winning nonfiction science writer Melissa Stewart shares why and how we can help. A teacher and classroom favorite from the celebrated A Place for… series!
Once abundant monarch butterflies are disappearing in the U.S.…but that’s only part of the story. Many other butterfly species are also in trouble, and human action is often the cause of their plight. What can we do to help protect this important insect?
In clear and compelling language, Melissa Stewart showcases twelve North American butterflies—from the familiar eastern tiger swallowtail to the rare Palos Verdes blue butterfly—and the ecosystems that support their survival. The simple narrative states the dangers that each of these butterfly populations face, and informative sidebars describe the efforts of people to save them. Featuring glorious full-color illustrations by Higgins Bond and range maps for each butterfly, this book is perfect for aspiring entomologists and conservationists.
This nonfiction picture book is part of the prize-winning A Place for… series, six titles that open readers’ minds to a wide range of environmental issues and shows how humans are striving to protect animals and their natural habitats.
A Place for Bats
A Place for Birds
A Place for Fish
A Place for Frogs
A Place for Turtles
Teacher’s Guide available.
Best Children’s Books of the Year / Bank Street College of Education
Conservation Book of the Year Award / Izaak Walton League of America
Green Earth Book Award (Nonfiction) / Newton Marasco Foundation
NSTA Recommends / National Science Teachers Association