Nonfiction

© Jessica Sima


non·fic·tion - nänˈfikSHən/ noun 1. prose writing that is based on facts, real events, and real people, such as biography or history. -Dictionary.com 2013


Good Websites



The Children's Book Guild of Washington, D.C. has a list of great non fiction books, check it out! 

The Nerdy Book Club. A home to share that love of reading with others as well as to organize voting and announcing winners of our First Annual Nerdies Book Awards.


The Nonfiction Detectives. A great website by two librarians who review nonfiction children's books.



Celebrate Science - resources for teaching science and writing nonfiction



Good Articles

Common Core State Standard, links- Kids Are Writers


Layer upon Layer: Building a Nonfiction Manuscript by Melissa Sweet  




Historical Fiction and Nonfiction Mentor Texts

A Step by Step Guide to Conducting the Research Interview



Nonfiction or Informational? What's the Difference

Five Reasons Back Matter Matters in Nonfiction


Making Science Sing: Writing Creative Nonfiction about Science, for Kids

8 Rules of Writing Historical Fiction Research


Four Tips on Finding Your Nonfiction Voice


Melissa Stewart and Diversity in Thinking


Nonfiction Proposal Guidelines (for MG, YA)


Fiction to Nonfiction and the New Mashups in Between

Nonfiction of Olympic Proportions 


Picture Books


Nonfiction Picture Books: 7 Choices


Writing a Nonfiction Picture Book in Just One Week 

Nonfiction in Picture Books, A Panel Discussion


Children's Picture Books: Swinging Toward Nonfiction

Melissa Stewart's tips on writing nonfiction picture books


Do Nonfiction Picture Books Always Have a Story Arc?

NF PB Journey: Picture Book Rubric

Biographies


Must I Contact Descendants for Biography?


Invented Dialogue and the Conundrum of the Picture Book Biography (Betsy Bird)


The Biography Pie


Mining for Heart: "Writing a Picture Book Biography? So What?"


Mentor Texts


21st Century Nonfiction Conference: The Nonfiction Triumvirate Handout


Query Letters


How to Write a Nonfiction Children's Book Query Letter

Resources

William and Mary Quarterly - historical scholarly magazine founded in 1892 covering early American history and culture. Searchable online.


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