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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte (2001)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on May 30, 2014 tagged nonfiction
How to convey numerical data as effectively and meaningfully as possible.
David and Goliath Underdog, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on May 16, 2014 tagged essays • nonfiction
Malcolm Gladwell explains how some people and organizations succeed against impossible odds.
Herbert The True Story of a Brave Sea Dog by Robyn Belton (2010)
Reviewed by emilyjones on May 16, 2014 tagged nonfiction • picture book
The true story of a three-year-old border terrier who fell overboard off the coast of New Zealand.
Real Simple 869 New Uses For Old Things: An Encyclopedia of Innovative Ideas For Everyday Items by (2010)
Reviewed by darcy on May 9, 2014 tagged nonfiction
An encyclopedia of ingenious ways to reuse old items.
Mean Moms Rule Why Doing the Hard Stuff Now Creates Good Kids Later by Denise Schipani (2012)
Reviewed by emilyreads on May 2, 2014 tagged nonfiction
A manifesto for parents who need to stop catering to their kids’ every whim and relax.
The Boom How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World by Russell Gold (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 2, 2014 tagged nonfiction • science
A detailed look at the benefits and consequences of the rapid growth of hydraulic fracking.
Kings of the Road How Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, and Alberto Salazar Made Running Go Boom by Cameron Stracher (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on April 11, 2014 tagged nonfiction
The story of how running became a national obsession in the U.S.
America's National Parks A Pop-Up Book by Don Compton, Dave Ember, Bruce Foster (2013)
Reviewed by ang on April 11, 2014 tagged coffee table book • nonfiction • picture book
A pop-up book about National Parks styled after the WPA posters of the 1930s and ‘40s.
The Elements of Typographic Style, Fourth Edition by Robert Bringhurst (2013)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on April 11, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Best practices for making your text come alive on the page. Choosing a font is just the beginning!
Growing Up Amish The Rumspringa Years (Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies) by Richard A. Stevick (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 11, 2014 tagged coming of age • nonfiction
Amish teens are turned loose in the outside world so they can later decide if they want to commit to the church.
The Smartest Kids in the World And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on April 4, 2014 tagged nonfiction
An examination of the world’s education superpowers, and a theory on why their students do so well.
Art and Architecture of Insects by David M. Phillips (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on April 4, 2014 tagged coffee table book • nonfiction • science
Black and white micrographs taken with a scanning electron microscope show the art and architecture of insects.
The Price of Silence by William D. Cohan (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction
When three Duke lacrosse players were accused of raping an exotic dancer, the media jumped on the story.
The Everything Store Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 7, 2014 tagged biography • nonfiction
How Jeff Bezos defined online shopping and manages amazon.com.
Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers Advice to Dads of All Ages by Clyde Edgerton (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on March 7, 2014 tagged humor • nonfiction
A sixty-something novelist raising three kids offers humorous parenting advice.
Imperfect Harmony Finding Happiness Singing with Others by Stacy Horn (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on February 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction
An amateur choral singer explores the joy of singing together.
What's Inside? See-Through Pages and Magic Surprises! by OKIDO (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on February 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction • picture book • science
Hold the pages of this picture book up to the light to reveal the inner workings of the human body, a car, and more.
'Til Faith Do Us Part How Interfaith Marriage Is Transforming America by Naomi Schaefer Riley (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on February 21, 2014 tagged nonfiction
An exploration of the ways 45% of Americans are transforming religion because they marry outside their faiths.
The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (2013)
Reviewed by darcy on February 14, 2014 tagged history • nonfiction
How a rowing crew of working-class boys from the University of Washington took gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska, Daniel Mizielinski (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on February 7, 2014 tagged art • nonfiction • picture book
An atlas of fun, cartoony maps filled with the people and things found in each country.
Nine Years Under Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home by Sheri Booker (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on February 7, 2014 tagged biography • nonfiction
Everything Sheri Booker learned about life and business during nine years working at a Baltimore funeral home.
A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on January 31, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel • nonfiction
Guy Delisle’s days with his kids are one step removed from disaster.
The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins, Jill McElmurry (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on January 31, 2014 tagged nonfiction • picture book
Katherine Olivia Sessions transformed San Diego into a beautiful place by planting trees.
The Last Headbangers NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless ‘70’s, the Era that Created Modern Sports by Kevin Cook (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 31, 2014 tagged nonfiction
1970s NFL football was rougher, lower paying, out of control, and fueled by off-field excess.
Better Than Good Hair The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair! by Nikki Walton (2013)
Reviewed by saracole on January 24, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Blogger Nikki Walton helps black women embrace their natural hair.
Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (2013)
Reviewed by craigseasholes on January 24, 2014 tagged nonfiction
An exploration of the bias towards extroversion and the value of introverts.
Characters in Action (Adventures in Cartooning) by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, Alexis Frederick-Frost (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on January 17, 2014 tagged art • graphic novel • humor • nonfiction
Knight and her horse try to save the king from a mob, but stumble on an instructive movie audition.
The Lovely Horrible Stuff by Eddie Campbell (2012)
Reviewed by emilyreads on January 17, 2014 tagged biography • graphic novel • nonfiction
Eddie Campbell meditates on his personal finances and the huge stone currency once used on Yap.
The Perfect Score Project Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT by Debbie Stier (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 10, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Mother Debbie Stier tried a new SAT prep method every month in an effort to get a perfect score.
The Meat Racket by Christopher Leonard (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 3, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Tyson’s ownership of every link of the chicken supply chain allows them to rake in obscene profits.
We Can Fix It! a time travel memoir by Jess Fink (2013)
Reviewed by snow on December 27, 2013 tagged coming of age • graphic novel • nonfiction
When Fink tries to use a time machine to fix her past she discovers plenty of good moments she’d forgotten.
Deadly! The Truth About the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth by Nicola Davies, Neal Layton (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on December 20, 2013 tagged nonfiction • science
Electric eels. Exploding ants. Stabby falcons. Venomous jellyfish. Sharks won’t be scary anymore.
Part Wild Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs by Ceiridwen Terrill (2012)
Reviewed by darcy on December 20, 2013 tagged biography • nonfiction
Terrill sees the beauty in her adopted wolf-dog puppy even when others worry he’s a monster.
The Lost Bank The Story of Washington Mutual -- The Biggest Bank Failure in American History by Kirsten Grind (2012)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 13, 2013 tagged history • nonfiction
How hubris, greed, dysfunction, and just plain bad leadership brought down Washington Mutual Bank.
Slow Getting Up A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile by Nate Jackson (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on December 13, 2013 tagged biography • nonfiction
Nate Jackson’s NFL tell-all focuses on the less glamorous, impersonal, boring side of playing pro football.
Primates The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani, Maris Wicks (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 6, 2013 tagged biography • graphic novel • nonfiction
The story of how Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas studied wild primates.
Methland The Death and Life of an American Small Town by Nick Reding (2009)
Reviewed by darcy on December 6, 2013 tagged nonfiction
A journalist follows the spread of meth in Oelwein, Iowa.
Super Graphic A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe by Tim Leong (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 6, 2013 tagged art • nonfiction • superhero
Nerdy infographics that lay bare the truth about comics, superheroes, and the author’s own collection.
The Half-life of Facts Why everything we know has an expiration date by Samuel Arbesman (2012)
Reviewed by wally on November 22, 2013 tagged nonfiction
Arbesman’s history of information shows that facts change as we examine them and adapt to an ever-changing world.
Knits of Tomorrow Toys and Accessories for your Retro-Future Needs by Sue Culligan (2012)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on November 8, 2013 tagged nonfiction
Yesteryear’s symbols of the future (think reel-to-reel tapes and rockets) decorate knits, scarves, hats, and more.
Bedtime Math A Fun Excuse To Stay Up Late by Laura Overdeck, Jim Paillot (2013)
Reviewed by geneambaum on November 8, 2013 tagged nonfiction • picture book
A book full of fun, illustrated word problems for kids to do at bedtime.
Part Asian 100% Hapa by Kip Fulbeck, foreword by Sean Lennon, afterword by Paul Spickard (2006)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on November 1, 2013 tagged nonfiction
Hundreds of multiracial and Hapa (part Asian) kids and adults share their images and experiences.