KidsPost Summer BOok Club Real books for real kids

The Washington Post kicks off its KidsPost Summer Book Club this week. Each week for eight weeks during the summer, KidsPost will review a featured book, most of which are available at public libraries. For the first time since the inception of the club, all of the works are nonfiction, dealing with real events or science. The club starts with “Marley: A Dog Like No Other,” by John Grogan. The others to follow are:

“Recycle This Book: 100 Top Children’s Book Authors Tell You How to Go Green,” edited by Dan Gutman (ages 9-13)

“The Daring Nellie Bly: America’s Star Reporter” by Bonnie Christensen (ages 6-9)

“Moon Landing: Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Pop-Up” by Richard Platt and David Hawcock (age 6 and older)

“Chew on This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food” by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson (ages 9-13)

“Dear President Obama: Letters of Hope From Children Across America,” edited by Bruce Kluger and David Tabatsky (age 6 and older)

“Body Science: The Head-to-Toe Guide to the Science in You” by James Cracknell (age 6 and older)

“Harriet Tubman, Secret Agent: How Daring Slaves and Free Blacks Spied for the Union During the Civil War” by Thomas B. Allen (ages 9-13)

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