Thursday, August 7, 2008

Non-Fiction: Not so boring anymore

Usually, when people think of Non-Fiction books, (you know, the ones with the Dewey Decimal numbers like 751.43 on them) they either think A)that they're for learning only and B) they must be sort of boring.



Well, I'm doing my best to change all of that.

Here are some great new Non-Fiction books that you can find at the Teen Zone of the Cape May County Library




Take Me To Your Leader: Weird Facts, Bizzarre Stories, and Life's Oddities
by Ian Harrison

The title and the dog dressed up as Yoda on the front cover just about sums this one up. Ever had a random thought and wanted to know more about it? Chances are, you'll find it in this book. Plus, it's full of really cool pictures...and everyone loves pictures.


Here's an example of what to expect in the book: Did you know that in Missouri it is illegal for drivers to carry uncaged bears? Something to keep in mind...




The Guerilla Art Kit: Everything You Need To Put Your Message Out Into The World
by Keri Smith


Ever wanted to make stencils, fortunes for fortune cookies, or your own postcards? This is the book for you. You'll find those projects and more to help get your message out into the world in this book.


My favorite project? How to make your own hidden fortunes and then hide them in random areas.



The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon
by Steve Kent

Love Video games? Do you come to all of our Game Nights at the library? This is the book for you. You'll find out everything you've ever wanted to know about Mario, Halo, Donkey Kong, and more in this book. Even if you don't like video games, this book is full of so much great history that it can easily be used for a school project. Tired of writing about topics like Abraham Lincoln for your homework? Try out this book and give you teacher a history lesson on video games


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John Lennon: All I Want Is The Truth
A Photographic Biography by Elizabeth Partridge


A fantastic look at one of the coolest musicians of the last century. You'll get glimpses of John Lennon as a teen right up to his last days before he was murdered in December 1980. This book was one of the Michael L. Printz Award Honor books in 2006.



Enjoy the Non-Fiction!

-Justin The Librarian

4 comments:

keri mikulski :) said...

Great books. Nonfiction has come a long way. :)

Justin The Teen Librarian said...

It sure has. I've always been a nonfiction fan and it's been tough to weed through all the junk, but luckily now there's a whole lot of great stuff coming out.

Beth said...

i've heard some interesting things about john lennon, and his murderer...i think theres a movie about his murder. "chapter 21," or something. one of my teachers was talking to us about it...

Justin The Teen Librarian said...

John Lennon was a super cool dude. Plus, he made some of the greatest pop music ever.

I highly suggest checking out his music. The book that I mention in this post is a good companion as well...it'll give you a good insight into what John was doing when he was writing his songs.