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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.
Did you know that almost a third of the world’s 1,300 species of bats are in serious trouble?
A teacher and classroom favorite from Melissa Stewart’s award-winning A Place for… series, which spotlights vanishing species and how we can help. Perfect for budding scientists, environmentalists, and nature lovers.
Parents’ Choice Recommended Award
Green Earth Book Award (Honor Book, Picture Book) ―Newton Marasco Foundation
Chased from their caves and forests, sickened by cave-dwelling fungi, and swept from the skies by wind turbines, bats have no place to hide. And human actions often contribute to the problems. How can we help ensure that there will be a safe place for bats?
In simple yet compelling language, acclaimed science writer Melissa Stewart showcases twelve types of North American bats, from the familiar little brown bat to the Mexican free-tailed bat. Her clear narrative shows the threats these bats face, and informative sidebars describe a variety of efforts to save them. In addition, remarkable full-color illustrations vividly and accurately depict bats within the ecosystems that support their survival. Range maps and additional bird facts are also included.
This nonfiction picture book is part of a prize-winning series designed to inform young readers about a wide range of environmental issues and to present ways people can help protect animals and their natural habitats.
A Place for Birds
A Place for Butterflies
A Place for Fish
A Place for Frogs
A Place for Turtles
Teacher’s Guide available.