New Nonfiction 2008-2009

Writing and Research

(mainly Dewey 800s)

Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Writing by Reeves, Diane Lindsey; Clasen,
Lindsey; Bond, Nancy (ILT)
Provides information on uncovering one's traits and abilities, careers in writing,
career resources, and people with writing careers. 2007

Cite It Right : The Sourceaid Guide to Citation, Research, and Avoiding
Plagiarism by Fox, Tom; Johns, Julia M.; Keller, Sarah J.
A guide to citing bibliographic data according to MLA, APA, and Chicago style
guidelines also discusses how to conduct research while avoiding plagiarism.

For Those About to Write : How I Learned to Love Books and Why I Had to
Write Them by Bidini, Dave
Details the author's wacky journey to becoming a writer, as well as a well-known
rock musician and sports enthusiast, which began at a young age. 2007

GirlSpoken : From Pen, Brush & Tongue by Hein, Jessica (EDT); Holland,
Heather (EDT); Kauppi, Carol (EDT) 2008

How to Write Your Life Story by Fletcher, Ralph
The author's fifth writing guide for young readers teaches would-be
autobiographers about the style and organization of a biography, and includes
samples of work by young writers. 2007

Woe Is I Jr. : The Younger Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in
Plain English
by O'Conner, Patricia T.; Stiglich, Tom (ILT)
A grammar reference for middle-grade students shares accessible guidelines
organized under such chapter names as "Incredible Shrinking Words," in a
lighthearted guide that pairs English-language rules with whimsical instructional
elements. 2007