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Notable and New Nonfiction from Astra Books for Young Readers: Why We Love Nonfiction — And You Should, Too!

May 5 @ 2:00 pm

Join Booklist and Astra Books for Young Readers for answers to these questions, along with an engaging book buzz and author panel that’s all about nonfiction.

Carolyn Yoder, Editorial Director of the award-winning imprint Calkins Creek, will talk about upcoming titles she’s particularly excited about, and will be joined in conversation by YALSA Nonfiction winner Gail Jarrow as well as noted author Beth Anderson. And help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kane Press with Publisher Juliana Lauletta as she discusses an exciting new nonfiction series and the benefits and challenges of incorporating nonfiction content into fiction stories.

Register now for this free, one-hour webinar on Thursday, May 5 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT.

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Ambushed!

Author: Gail Jarrow

Winner of the 2022 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults AwardKirkus Reviews Best Book ★ ”An unforgettable book.” —School Library Journal, starred review This thrilling title for young readers blends…

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American Murderer

Author: Gail Jarrow

What made workers in the American South so tired and feeble during the 19th and early 20th centuries? This exciting medical mystery uncovers the secrets of the parasite hookworm, commonly…

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Blood and Germs

Author: Gail Jarrow

Kirkus Reviews Best BookOrbis Pictus Recommended BookCCBC ChoiceChicago Public Library Best Informational Book for Older ReadersNSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book Nominee, 2022 Garden State Teen Book Award The science and grisly…

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Bubonic Panic

Author: Gail Jarrow

School Library Journal Best Book of the YearNew York Public Library Best Book for TeensKirkus Reviews Best Books for TeensNSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book CCBC Choices Eureka! Gold Award, California Reading…

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Red Madness

Author: Gail Jarrow

NSTA/CBC Best STEM BookYALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award NomineeSchool Library Journal Best Book Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the YearCCBC Choices One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming…

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The Poison Eaters

Author: Gail Jarrow

Six starred reviews—★Booklist ★BCCB ★Kirkus Reviews ★Publishers Weekly ★School Library Connection ★Shelf Awareness ALSC Notable Children’s BookWashington Post Best Children’s BookNCTE Orbis Pictus Honor BookBCCB Blue Ribbon Kirkus Reviews Best…

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The Amazing Harry Kellar

Author: Gail Jarrow

Presenting the amazing Harry Kellar! The first magician to receive international fame! The most well-known illusionist at the turn of the twentieth century! The model for the Wizard of Oz!…

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Spooked!

Author: Gail Jarrow

Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor BookSchool Library Journal Best Book of the YearBooklist Editors’ ChoiceWashington Post Best Children’s BookBCCB Blue RibbonA Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books  This…

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Robert H. Jackson

Author: Gail Jarrow

Kirkus Reviews Best BookBank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year Meet Robert H. Jackson in an engaging biography, the first published in over fifty years. For four…

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Tad Lincoln’s Restless Wriggle

Author: Beth Anderson; Illustrated by S.D. Schindler

Tad Lincoln’s restless wriggle just wouldn’t quit, much to the delight of his father, President Abraham Lincoln—if not so much to anybody else! This picture book brings to life the famous…

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Lizzie Demands a Seat!

Author: Beth Anderson; Illustrated by E. B. Lewis

NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade BookILA Children’s Book Award Nonfiction HonorWinner of Bank Street College of Education’s Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for excellence in nonfictionChicago Public Library Best Informational Book…

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“Smelly” Kelly and His Super Senses

Author: Beth Anderson; Illustrated by Jenn Harney

NSTA Best STEM Book  James “Smelly” Kelly used his super-senses and intelligence to make sure that the New York City subway in the 1930s ran safely throughout his lifetime and…

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