As an added bonus, reading over 40 of the best kids' non-fiction titles published in 2008 has made me a much smarter person. For instance, did you know...
- there is a species of frog that swallows its fertilized eggs in order to protect them
- the legendary John Henry may very well have been a (rather short) prisoner who was buried under a prison building in Virginia
- scientists learn about the possibility of life on Mars by studying microbes here on Earth
- George Washington Carver did NOT invent peanut butter!
Fascinating, isn't it? What librarian couldn't use a few extra bits of information floating around in his or her brain?
Take on the challenge of reading a bit more non-fiction in 2009. We'll recommend titles and provide a place for discussion here on the blog. You'll gain valuable knowledge and discover new resources to share with your patrons. It's a win-win situation (plus you'll know many more random facts this time next year).