Great New Nonfiction Titles for June 2017

A helpful characteristic of nonfiction books is that their titles usually explain quite succinctly what they are about.  I’m taking advantage of that this month since I will be on vacation!

Check out these exciting nonfiction titles that are being published in June.


Around the World in a Bathtub  Can an Aardvark Bark  Girl Who Ran  Listen  Take a Picture of Me

Around the World in a Bathtub by Wade Bradford (ill. by Micha Archer). 9781580895446. 2017. Gr P-3.

Can an Aardvark Bark? by Melissa Stewart (ill. by Steve Jenkins). 9781481458528. 2017. Gr K-2.

The Girl Who Ran : Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon by Kristina Yee & Frances Poletti (ill. by Susanna Chapman). 9781943200474. 2017. Gr K-2.

Listen : How Pete Seeger Got America Singing by Leda Schubert (ill. by Raul Colon). 9781626722507. 2017. Gr 1-3.

Take a Picture of Me, James VanDerZee! by Andrea J. Loney (ill. by Keith Mallett). 9781620142608. 2017. Gr K-3.



50 Wacky Inventions  Apex Predators  Beginner's Guide to Coding  Chomp  Don't Bug the Insects  Quest for Z

50 Wacky Inventions Throughout History (Wacky) by Joe Rhatigan. 9781633222946. 2017. Gr 3-6.

Apex Predators : The World’s Deadliest Hunters, Past and Present by Steve Jenkins. 9780544671607. 2017. Gr 1-4.

A Beginner’s Guide to Coding by Marc Scott (ill. by Mick Marston). 9781681195407. 2017. Gr 4-6.

Chomp! : Fierce Facts about Bite Force, Crushing Jaws, and Mighty Teeth of Earth’s Champion Chewers by Brady Barr. 9781426328404. Gr 2-5.

Don’t Bug the Insects by Ben Richmond. 9781454921370. 2017. Gr 2-4.

The Quest for Z : The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon by Greg Pizzoli. 9780670016532. 2017. Gr 2-5.



Exploring Space  Quilts of Gee's Bend  Two Truths and a Lie  Voyager's Greatest Hits

Exploring Space : From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond by Martin Jenkins (ill. by Stephen Biesty). 9780763689315. 2017. Gr 4-7.

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend by Susan Goldman Rubin. 9781419721311. 2017. Gr 5-8.

Two Truths and a Lie : It’s Alive! by Ammi-Joan Paquette & Laurie Ann Thompson. 9780062418791. 2017. Gr 4-7.

Voyager’s Greatest Hits : The Epic Trek to Interstellar Space by Alexandra Siy. 9781580897280. 2017. Gr 5-8.



 American Eclipse  Be Free or Die  I Am a Secret Service Agent  I Was Told to Come Alone  Vacation Guide to the Solar System  We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled

American Eclipse : A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World by David Baron. 9781631490163. 2017. Gr 11-Adult.

Be Free or Die : The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls’ Escape from Slavery to Union Hero by Cate Lineberry. 9781250101860. 2017. Gr 11-Adult.

I Am a Secret Service Agent : My Life Spent Protecting the President by Dan Emmett (with Charles Maynard). 9781250130303. 2017. Gr 8-12.

I Was Told to Come Alone : My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad by Souad Mekhennet. 9781627798976. 2017. Gr 10-Adult.

Vacation Guide to the Solar System by Olivia Koski & Jana Grcevich. 9780143129776. 2017. Gr 9-Adult.

We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled : Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman. 9780062654618. 2017. Gr 11-Adult.