Packed with ideas and suggestions for the classroom, Pike and Mumper offer everything one needs to know in order to use nonfiction texts in the classroom from using them in literature circles, to using them as models for writing or for research purposes. All the activities are great because they help ignite the imaginations of young students. As an elementary teacher, I created many of these activities for my students. However, I had to go through many different resources to find them. This book will be a lifesaver for busy teachers, especially new teachers. Professor Gladys Ross Yarbrough Georgia State University I really like the emphasis on nonfiction understanding-we all spend a bit too much time focusing on 'story'-but this text really speaks to content literacy and the very struggles children will have with the social studies text if we don't provide the instructional understanding for this genre. Professor Mary Lee Bass Monmouth Univeristy-New JerseyG. Jean Mumper is the author of 'Making Nonfiction and Other Informational Texts Come Alive: A Practical Approach to Reading, Writing, and Using Nonfiction and Other Informational Texts Across the Curriculum', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205366095 and ISBN 0205366090.