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Ampersand Fall 2016 Dewey Diva Picks Children's Books

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All the Dirt
A History of Getting Clean
By (author): Katherine Ashenburg
9781554517909 Hardcover, Cloth English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Personal Hygiene Oct 11, 2016
$19.95 CAD
Forthcoming 6.75 x 9 x 0.5 in 108 pages Annick Press
 
Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2017 Golden Oak Award nomination, Ontario Library Association 2017, Nominated Green Book Festival Award 2018, Joint winner Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards nomination 2017, Nominated Red Cedar Non-fiction Award 2018, Nominated Rocky Mountain Book Award nomination 2017, Nominated
Cleanliness is next to godliness. At least that was the point of view espoused by John Wesley in 18th century England. But accounts of people bathing go back to the Bronze Age in the Indus Valley. All the Dirt on Getting Clean is a lively, informative exploration of the evolution of keeping clean. Starting with a number of myths about cleanliness, the author quickly establishes how our ideas have changed drastically over time, and how the definition of cleanliness in one part of the world may differ radically from another. There is just enough of a gross factor that the target audience of 9 to 12-year-olds will find the book as entertaining as it is enlightening. Colorful spreads, lots of sidebars, humorous illustrations, and photos make it ideal for browsing as well as reading in depth.

Katherine Ashenburg writes for a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Walrus and Toronto Life. She is the author of three non-fiction books for adults, All the Dirt on Getting Clean is her first book for young readers.

A recommended title that many students will read with pleasure. Teachers might also use parts in their science, history, social studies, or language arts classes. The final chapters provide useful media literacy information.

- Resource Links

“Accessible and most enjoyable.” —Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 05/15/17

- Sally Bender, Sal’s Fiction Addiction

“A recommended title that many students will read with pleasure. Teachers might also use parts in their science, history, social studies, or language arts classes. The final chapters provide useful media literacy information.” —Resource Links, 02/01/17

- Helen Mason, Resource Links

“Author Katherine Ashenburg weaves together basic history, biology, philosophy, and chemistry in a cohesive and entertaining read.” —CM Magazine, 01/27/17

- Sabrina Wong, CM Magazine

“This fascinating read will be a welcome addition to any home, class or school library.” —Canadian Children’s Book News, 01/01/17

- Jenn Hubbs, Canadian Children’s Book News

“Mesmerizing in its ability to hold readers attention from cover to cover.” —Kid Lit Reviews, 05/11/16

- Kid Lit Reviews

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