Here’s some good news for all of us who like to share nonfiction with kids. iNK Think Tank has made available a sneak peek of The Nonfiction Minute, a free website that consists of short nonfiction texts, plus illustrations, and audio recordings of the authors reading their own work. The website includes original work by authors as Vicki Cobb, Alexandra Siy, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, David Schwartz, Andrea Warren, and Cheryl Harness. Wow! These are nonfiction heavy hitters! That means there are science, math and social studies texts all ready and waiting. This is the beginning of a gold mine of short examples of good writing that we can use for minilessons, introductions to these nonfiction writers and their work, and most importantly—for enjoyment. Dr. Myra Zarnowski, Nonfiction and the Uncommon Corps
How lucky we are to have this resource at our fingertips, a database of high-quality titles by some of the most talented authors and illustrators in the field of children’s lit today! Teachers and librarians, do not miss this chance to bring such appealing titles to child readers.
—Julie Danielson (“Jules”), Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Wow! I got the inaugural INKThinkTank website- they have everyone who is anyone in juvenile nonfiction! What a great resource. I know I’ll use it heavily in ordering books. I’m passing it along to everyone I know.
—Susan Daole, Librarian Education Library University of Kentucky …A worthy and timely project. Leonard Marcus, renowned children’s book historian.
iNK THINK TANK fills an important gap in the world of reading and kids. Whether you are an educator, librarian or parent looking for engaging non-fiction books for kids, this is the place! And the incredible part is that the information in each listing can be presented to your students by the authors themselves. You can find books to feed a child’s passion, or thought-provoking information about the world of non-fiction books, including lots of suggested titles, for Pre-K through 12th grade in this one place.
—Cathy Puett Miller, President, TLA, Inc. AKA The Literacy Ambassador®