Multcolib School Corps Picks High Interest Nonfiction for Students Reading Below Grade Level [9-12]

Killer at Large
Killer at Large Criminal Profilers and the Cases They Solve! By Beres, D. B. (Book - 2007 ) j 363.25 B491k 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:The Forensic Files subset examines the forensic sciences behind the most fascinating solved and unsolved cases, from autopsies to facial reconstruction, and more.

Nic Bishop Marsupials
Nic Bishop Marsupials By Bishop, Nic (Book - 2009 ) j 599.2 B622n 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Most people know about lions, zebras, monkeys, and bears, but what about bettongs and bilbies? Or quolls and quokkas? And potoroos and pademelons? These animals live on the continent of Australia, along with kangaroos, koalas, and many other marsupials.

How They Croaked
How They Croaked The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous By Bragg, Georgia (Book - 2011 ) j 920.02 B8134h 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A look at the deaths of several famous people throughout history and the circumstances surrounding those deaths.

Code Talker
Code Talker A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two By Bruchac, Joseph (Book - 2005 ) y BRUCHAC All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 23 on 13 copies

Annotation:After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

Handle With Care
Handle With Care An Unusual Butterfly Journey By Burns, Loree Griffin (Book - 2014 ) j 595.789 B9675h 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Introduces readers to a butterfly farm in Costa Rica.

Tracking Trash
Tracking Trash Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion By Burns, Loree Griffin (Book - 2007 ) j 551.462 B967t 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the work of a man who tracks trash as it travels great distances by way of ocean currents.

Wild Animal Neighbors
Wild Animal Neighbors Sharing Our Urban World By Downer, Ann (Book - 2014 ) j 591.756 D7483w 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:What would you do if you found an alligator in your garage? Or if you spotted a mountain lion downtown? In cities and suburbs around the world, wild creatures are showing up where we least expect them.

Blue Lipstick
Blue Lipstick Concrete Poems By Grandits, John (Book - 2007 ) y 811.6 G753b 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:A 15-year-old girl named Jessie voices typical--and not so typical--teenage concerns in this unique, hilarious collection of poems.

The Mad Potter
The Mad Potter George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius By Greenberg, Jan (Book - 2013 ) j 738.092 O38g 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:When George Ohr's trove of pottery was discovered in 1967, years after his death, his true genius was discovered with it. The world could finally see how unique this artist really was!

Donner Dinner Party
Donner Dinner Party By Hale, Nathan (Book - 2013 ) jgn 979.403 HALE 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:The Donner Party struggles to survive the wagon train journey from Illinois to California as members of the ill-fated Donner Party, resorting to cannabalism to survive.

The Exploding Toilet
The Exploding Toilet Modern Urban Legends By Holt, D. (Book - 2004 ) y 398.2 H758e 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Hey, did you hear the one about the man who dropped a lit cigarette into the toilet with some gasoline-soaked rags? Of course you did, it happened to your gym teacher's cousin. Or was it your cousin's gym teacher?

Trial by Ice
Trial by Ice A Photobiography of Sir Ernest Shackleton By Kostyal, K. M. (Book - 1999 ) j 919.89 K86t 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:Traces the adventurous life of the South Pole explorer whose ship, the Endurance, was frozen in ice and crushed, leaving the captain and crew to fight for survival.

Yummy The Last Days of A Southside Shorty By Neri, Greg (Book - 2010 ) ygn 305.896 NERI 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:"A graphic novel based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members"

More Bones
More Bones Scary Stories From Around the World (Book - 2008 ) j 398.2 M8352 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Can you escape from an evil wizard? Can you outrun a corpse? Can you learn secrets from a severed head? These terrifying questions--and many more--enliven twenty-two tales collected from around the world and retold.

Guilty by A Hair!
Guilty by A Hair! Real-life DNA Matches By Prokos, Anna (Book - 2007 ) j 572.86 P964g 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:All it would take is one sneeze. Your DNA would be all over this book. That's right. Your spit has DNA in it. So does your skin. And your blood. That's important to police because everyone's DNA is different. With the right equipment, detectives can match a person with some blood left at a crime scene. They've put murderers in jail that way. They've also freed innocent people.

Three Little Words
Three Little Words A Memoir By Rhodes-Courter, Ashley (Book - 2008 ) y 362.733 R476t 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Ashley spent nine years in foster care after being taken away from her mother. She endured many caseworkers, moving from school to school and manipulative, humiliating and abusive treatment from one foster family. See how she survives and eventually thrives against the odds.

Knucklehead Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories About Growing up Scieszka By Scieszka, Jon (Book - 2008 ) j 813.54 S416k 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:How did Jon Scieszka get so funny? He grew up as one of six brothers with Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, and jokes told at family dinner.

Best Friends Forever!
Best Friends Forever! And More True Stories of Animal Friendships By Shields, Amy (Book - 2013 ) j 591.5 S5552b 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:In Best Friends Forever, you'll meet four unlikely pairs that prove love knows no bounds. There's Suryia and Roscoe, the orangutan and dog swim buddies; Owen the baby hippo and his hero tortoise Mzee; Koko, the gorilla that speaks sign language and loves her kitties; and Jasmine, who befriends anyone that needs a helping hand. These true stories will amaze, inspire, and make you say "awww.

Cats By Simon, Seymour (Book - 2009 ) j 636.8 S596c 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses the history, physical characteristics, behavior, and various breeds of cats, and provides basic information on caring for one as a pet.

Dogs By Simon, Seymour (Book - 2009 ) j 636.7 S596d 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides a basic introduction to the physical characteristics and behavior of dogs.

Project Seahorse
Project Seahorse By Turner, Pamela S. (Book - 2010 ) j 597.6798 T9511p 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Seahorses, some of the ocean's most charming fish, are in trouble. In the past twenty years their populations has declined. They are threatened by overfishing, pollution and climate change.

Do You Read Me?
Do You Read Me? Famous Cases Solved by Handwriting Analysis! By Webber, Diane (Book - 2007 ) j 363.25 W371d 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents a collection of famous cases solved by handwriting analysis including the Lindbergh kidnapping and the Hitler diaries.

Shot and Framed
Shot and Framed Photographers at the Crime Scene By Webber, Diane (Book - 2007 ) j 363.25 W371s 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Police try not to disturb a crime scene. But eventually, everything gets cleaned up. Bodies get taken to the morgue. Evidence goes to the police station. The yellow police tape comes down. So how do detectives remember what was where? That's a job for a forensic photographer.

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Books to support the Common Core Standard ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10: "Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text." Throughout the ELA standards you will find a repeated focus on how the central idea of a text develops and unfolds through use of specific details and how the author's perspective shapes her writing. True stories and tales that will engage even the most reluctant teen reader.

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