Thursday, May 23, 2013

PERIOD 4A/4B: Book Report: Non-Fiction / Information

After you have read a non-fiction non-plot information or “how-to” book of at least 75 pages, then complete the following Blog Book Report:

  1. State the title of your book and the author.
  2. In one word, what is the topic of your book?
  3. In one sentence, give one sample piece of important information you found in your book.
  4. In at least one paragraph, answer all of the following questions using complete sentences:
  • ·Is the author an expert on the subject?
  • ·Is the copyright date recent enough to include the newest facts on the topic?
  • ·Are there pictures and diagrams? If so, are they helpful?
  • ·Is the book convenient to use?Does it have an index, table of contents, headings, or vocabulary in italics?
  • ·Does the book cover the topic fully and is the information easy to understand? Why or why not?
  • ·What made you select this book as a resource?
5.What overall rating would you give this resource?
6.To receive full credit for your book report comment, please give a two or more sentence response to at least two other students.
Be sure to include your FULL NAME at the end of your comment and response.This is due by Tuesday, May 28, 2013


  1. Matt Doeden, Play football like a pro.


    How to make a tackle when you play football

    The author is not an expert, he did not play professional football, he is only a sports illustrated writer.

    The book is three years old, so it does not have new information, but it does have recent enough facts about the basics of the sport.

    There were no pictures or diagrams.

    It is a convienent book for begginers of the sport, and the book does have a index and a table of contents, they were of good use.

    The book does cover the basics of the sport and the sport was very easy to understand.

    I selected this book because I love playing football and enjoy the sport and i thought it would be intersesting to read about other information of the sport that i did not know.

    Brandon Perce HR 4A

    1. I don't know anything about football would it help me understand everything a lot better? and would it help someone like me understand the book a lot better if the book had pictures and diagrams?

    2. Today it's all about using these special drugs. Most people get caught doing these drugs and I also agree that pictures should be shown in the book for a better understanding.

    3. I think the book would have been more easier to understand if there were pictures and diagrams about the positions and the way of the game.

  2. Ric blackshaw and Liz farrelly, the street book

    Graffiti art

    It tells you what caps are good and how the paint comes out the different caps

    Both of the authors are experts on graffiti art. I don't think the date is recent enough, it says the books copyright is 2008. But it would be a great resource to learn things from.there are lots of pictures showing art and they are very helpful for graffiti artists it has a index and table of contents, it also has headings and some vocabulary words. The book cover has graffiti art on it so I think most people would understand it when it says street art book.

    I would give it 3 out of 5

    Kyle konitzer

    1. I think i would enjoy reading this book because i think art is really amazing and it would be a great way to learn why people do it. Does it teach you how to do graffiti art?

    2. Does this book show the history behind graffiti? If not, that would be interesting to read about.

  3. Diabetes: The In and Out By: Animas


    "Every day there are over one million children and adults dealing with diabetes each day."

    This book was made in 2012 so it is up to date on all it's facts. There are many diagrams and pictures to help understand diabetes and many medications. This book has an table of contents and headings so it's convenient to look up topics. The book covers the basics and misconceptions of Type One Juvenal Onset Diabetes. I selected this book because I wanted to know about other types of insulin and know how the insulin work.

    I would give this book a 3 out of 5.

    Katie Moyle

    1. I want to learn about diabetes because some of my friends have it. I want to at lease have some background information in case if they help.

    2. I always wanted to find out more about diabetes. My grandma has diabetes and it's always good to know about it.

    3. I would like to learn about diabetes because my grandma has it and I really don't understand it that much. Maybe this book can help me understand it better!

    4. Diabetes is very important if you have it because my mother has it and she is constantly checking her sugar. I would also like to learn about how diabetes works because my mom never told me how it all happens.

    5. This book sounds very interesting because I come from a family that has diabetes and I would like to learn more about it.I think this book would help me get a better understanding of what diabetes is and how it works.

    6. This book seems like it is a good book. I would like to know about diabetes as well because it runs in my family. Both type1 and type2. I would love to understand it better.

    7. I know someone who has diabetes and I think he would like to read this book and learn about other people and what they go through with there diabetes and what types of drugs they have to take to stay healthy.

  4. 1. Schizophrenia by Jane E. Phillips and David P. Ketelsen.
    2. Schizophrenia
    3. (Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that severely impact 2.5 million people in the United States think, feel and act.)
    4. Copyright 2003 by Jane E. Phillips and David P. Ketelsen. The data is recent enough to use on today’s topic. There are pictures and diagrams and they are just of people who did stuff to help with mental illness. The book does have an index and a table of contents. I think the information is easy to under stand and is very helpful. The reason why I selected the book is because my mother has schizophrenia and I wanted to know more about it.

    I would give the book a 3 out of 5.

    Shaela Grzenia

    1. I have heard about an illness with that name but never have the time to find out what it is. Does it say how it began?

  5. John F. Kennedy, Catherine Corley Anderson


    Life of John F. Kennedy

    Catherine Anderson is an expert at the description of John F. Kennedy’s life. Copyright date is 2006, recent or not, biography is all based on facts done by research. Yes, there are pictures and diagrams in the book, and yes, they are helpful because many readers prefer a book with visual. I believe this book is very convenient to use. It has an index, table of contents. The book is easily understood because it explains things in details. I never knew anything about Kennedy and I figure, I have a book report to do and I’m curious about him, so I might as well study him.

    I would give it 5 out of 5

    1. It seem like you were very interested in your book. It seems like a good book to learn about John F. Kennedy. If I ever wanted to know more on him, this would be the book i'll read, THANKS.

  6. 1. Teenage Mental Illness, Charles Cozic

    2. Hard

    3. Half of the lifetime of mental illness being by the age of 14 years, which means that mental illness disorder are chronic diseases of the young.

    4. This book has all kinds of diagrams. It goes goes to pie charts, bar graphs, to timelines. Which is very useful becuase it explains and breaks everything down for us readers to understand what they want us to know. If I wanted to find out anything about teenage mental illness, this would be the book i'll rea. It has vocabulary, index, table of contacts, and headings. It even had websites and other books to ready and find out more information you could't find. There might be big words that you dont understand but if you have a dictionary near by, you'll ne okay. I picked this book because I jknow someone that is going through similar things. I wanted to learn more about it and find out ways I can help. It's always good to know these kind of things because someday you'll have to face somnone that's going through these things and you'll have some kind of background knowledge on it and understand what their going throug. I rate this book 8 out of 10.
    -Tiara Mackey

    1. I didn't know that mental illness was a chronic disease for the young.
      Sounds like a good book for someone to read if one of their relatives or friends have a mental Illness.

    2. life must be really difficukt when you have to live it with a mental diseas! i cant understand how so many young children have to suffer and they havent even lived so much! its devastating.

  7. 1. The ultimate guide to weight training for volleyball by Robert G Price

    2. Training

    3.At younger ages athletes should only use medicine ball and kettle bell training - or traditional weight lifting with lower loads.

    4. - Yes the author is an expert in this subject.'
    - It's the most up to date volleyball training guide in the world today.
    -Yes there is lots of pictures and diagrams of things such as weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises by athletes.
    - This book is very helpful. This book has so many charts which makes it so much easier to read. It does have a table of content which is also helpful.
    - Yes this book is very helpful and its easier to understand due to the fact that it has a lot of charts in what to do and how much to do.
    - I selected this book because i myself love volleyball its my favorite sport so when i saw it i decided to get it because it seemed helpful for my upcoming season.
    - I give this book a 9 out of 10.

    1. This book sound very interesting because i love volleyball. i would love to read it one day and get my train proper and correct

  8. 1. How to do everything with your Iphone. Written By Adam Pash
    2. Tips
    3. The author is a professional on his topic because he figured all of these things out by using the Iphone itself. The copyright is recent so today we can all figure out how to work you Iphone. Inside the book there are many pictures to show how to do things such as putting music on your phone. This book also contains an index, table of contents ect. The cover on the book is very simple and it will be very simple knowing what it is by its cover. I selected this book because now a days everyone has an Iphone and in the meantime someone could be stuck with a problem which then it’s a plus on my side. When the person is stuck I would help them because I know how to fully operate the Iphone. Overall I would rate this a book 10 tips out of 10 tips because it tells you everything you need to know about your phone.

    1. I really want to check this book out. i have been want to fix my iphone my self because it can get expensive and now i kow that i can fix it my self with this book .

  9. 1. On Becoming a Doctor: Everything You Need to Know about Medical School, Residency, Specialization, and Practice by Tania Heller

    2. Doctor

    3.On Becoming a Doctor calmly and thoroughly walks you through each academic, physical, and emotional step you'll take on your way to a successful career in medicine, and it includes interviews with many different specialists to help you choose a medical path.

    4. The information given in the book was Copyright 2009, so it had recent information. The author, Tania Heller, is a “M.D.” or medical doctor. There are many charts in the book including statistics and percentages. The book is a very useful tool to use when researching your dream career. It is neatly organized by certain categories. The book covered the topic fully and the information was easy to understand. The book is written to draw you in with silly jokes and puns so you will continue to read the book. It accurately showed the steps and results into becoming a doctor. What made me want to pick this book out as a resource is that I am very interested into entering the medical world. I wanted to be more optimistic and see what different careers in the health field are out there. A doctor was always my top choice so I wanted to educate myself even further and read this book.

    5. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stethoscopes. It accurately showed plenty of information for me to understand what it takes to be a doctor. It did not bore me to death. It had enough dry, witty humor throughout the book for me to continue to read. Overall, I highly recommend this book for anyone who would like to be in the medical world.

    1. Right now I'm debating on whether I would like to become a doctor or a nurse practitioner, so i think i would enjoy reading this book.I think it could help me get a better understanding of what doctor does.

    2. This book seems like a great book on this topic. I am not the interested to become a doctor but I might still be interested to read this book.

    3. i would actually really enjoy reading this book and see weather a career as a doctor is onvenient for me!Books like these are great because it gives you a wider view on all the oppurtunities out there.

    4. I wouldn't like to be a doctor but I know many of people that wonder what college courses you have to take to be or even work in a doctors office.

  10. Opportunities in Engineering Careers by Nicholas Basta


    "Engineering is the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to utilize the materials and forces of nature, economically for benefit of mankind."

    The author of this book, Nicholas Basta, is a professor at Ohio State University in the school of environment and natural resources. Since engineering has to do with the environment and natural resources I would say he is an expert. This book does not give you recent information on engineering because it was copyrighted in 1996. There are some graphs to show how many people they have gained in the field of engineering. The graphs are sort of a help in understanding the topic. This book did cover the entire topic. It talks about every different kind of engineering and what you should do to become an engineer. The information is easy to understand there may be a few words every once in a while that you might not get. I picked this book because engineering is one of my three jobs that I would like to do when I get older. So I thought this book will help me decide what to do.

    I give this book 3 out of 5 computers.

    Jessa Meier

    1. Engineering sounds interesting but very hard and a lot of work,but I bet it pays very good and that book sounds like it could infom someone a lot who is intrested in engineering.

  11. Sweet serendipity

    Stephan Bruce

    The author is an expert on the topic. The copy right date is not too recent but not to old either. The book does include pictures and they are very helpful because it gives you a visual representation on what the outcome should be. The book does not cover the topic fully because there are so many more recipes that aren’t included in this book. The reason for my selection of this book would have to be the reason that I love to eat desserts and I should really start making them for myself.

    the overall rating i would give this book would be 5 delicious cookies with a hersheys on top out of 6!

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