Welcome to Nonfiction Monday

Welcome to Nonfiction Monday! This week, I'm starting a new series featuring nonfiction about artists, including lots of picture book biographies. First up, a review of The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel (illustrated by Amanda Hall; Eerdmans, 2012). Sneak preview: I loved it. That's Hall's illustration of the self-taught Rousseau at the top of this post.

Please leave a comment with a link to your Nonfiction Monday post (and a brief description if you'd like). I'll round up the posts here throughout the day. Thanks for participating in this edition of Nonfiction Monday!

Early birds
Tara at A Teaching Life has a review of A Strange Place to Call Home--all about some animals who call dangerous habitats home.

Laura Salas has a review of Jeanette Winter's The Watcher.

A handful of reviews of The Giant Who Humbugged America by Jim Murphy (Scholastic, 2012), at Ms. Yingling Reads, Shelf-employed, and The Nonfiction Detectives.

Jennifer at the Jean Little Library reviews a classic Jim Arnosky guide, The Brook Book.

Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect is sharing a review of Planting the Wild Garden.

Sue at Archimedes Notebook is interrupting her compost-turning to review Yucky Worms by Vivian French--with lots of hands-on explorations for young naturalists.

Margo at The Fourth Musketeer has a review of the new biography The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Reef. It will be released next month.

Jeanne at True Tales & a Cherry on Top features Play Ball, Jackie by Stephen Krensky.

Shirley of SimplyScience reviews Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia from DK.

Abby the Librarian has a review of Superman Versus the Ku Klux Klan by Rick Bowers.

Roberta's cat reviewed Minette's Feast by Susanna Reich and gave it four paws at Wrapped in Foil.

Holly has a fun book called Poopendous! by Artie Bennett at Bookscoops this week.

Tammy of Apples with Many Seeds is looking at Popville today.

Evening edition
Bookends is reviewing Jim Murphy's Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure.

All About the Books with Janet Squires features Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time: What the Hubble Telescope Saw by Elaine Scott.

Self-identified science geek Wendie Old features a newspaper article about the people who drive the Mars Rover, Curiosity, at Wendie's Wanderings today.

At Booktalking, Anastasia Suen is reading The Everything Guide to Study Skills: Strategies, tips, and tools you need to succeed in school! by Cynthia C. Muchnick.