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Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten by Nancy Carlson
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Knuckleboom Loaders Load Logs by Joyce Slayton-Mitchell
The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
King Matt the First by Janusz Korczak
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Knuckleboom Loaders Load Logs cover art (Link goes to Powells)Knuckleboom Loaders Load Logs: 03/29/10

Knuckleboom Loaders Load by Joyce Slayton-Mitchell is a non-fiction children's picture book that describes all the pieces of logging through creating lumber. Sean picked it out for us to read together during one of his non-fiction kicks.

When we started the book I was reluctant, thinking the subject would be dry. It turned out to be a fascinating book rich in vocabulary. At the back of the book there's a glossary of all the technical terms introduced in the book. While I knew some of the words already, half to two thirds were new to me.

Among the words that I learned are:

  • kerf: the width of a cut made by a saw.
  • hammerman: the person who fixes the saws (by hammering them)
  • knuckleboom loader (the thing on the cover that picks up the logs)

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Comment #1: Monday, March, 29, 2010 at 22:48:58

Laura Fabiani

I love a good non-fiction book that opens up a child's world. Thanks for sharing this review.



Comment #2: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at11:49:24

Pussreboots

This book was surprisingly interesting. Great photos and explanations of the work done.