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Every Day On Earth: Fun Facts That Happen Every 24 Hours by Steve Murrie & Matthew Murrie

I always have a hard time effusing over nonfiction books. This is why I have never joined the Kidlitosphere's popular Nonfiction Monday.  I like nonfiction well enough, but that 'you must go read this now' element is just not there in my writing. So when I tell you about Every Day On Earth: Fun Facts That Happen Every 24 Hours, please don't think it lacking. It's a great book and a great follow-up to the popular Every Minute On Earth. Would it be enough to say that I believe that both should be in every 4th -8th grade classroom?

Like its predecessor, Every Day On Earth is a non-fiction categorized book of facts. Boy, I sure made it sound boring.... when it is anything but. The Every Minute On Earth. and Every Day On Earth books both have that elusive 'wow' factor that nonfiction books need in order to pull a reader inside. Both books have huge kid appeal with random factoids to make them ponder the enormity held within just one minute or day on our planet. Every subject is covered and math is handled especially well. A list of sources at the back provide jumping points for further investigation. Natural curiosity and reflection are a given when reading this book. Perfect for the 8-12 crowd!
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Genre: Nonfiction
Age: 8-12
Pages: 224
Thank You to the authors for sending me a review copy
Publisher: Scholastic
Date: August 2011
ISBN-13: 978-0545297066
BUY Every Day On Earth: Fun Facts That Happen Every 24 Hours HERE

 Classroom Ideas:
* For this little unexpected moments where you need a quick 'filler' activity.
* Fantastic recommendation for reluctant readers
* Lesson lead-ins to pique interest
* Science lab investigative leads
* Authentic literacy applications for mathematics


Steve and Matthew Murrie are a father/son writing team. Both are life-long educators.
(photo courtesy their book website)
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