Melissa Stewart, award-winning author of over 100 non-fiction books for children writes in Celebrate Science:
Sound too good to be true? It’s not.
Let’s start with some background. About 80 percent of all children's nonfiction titles are sold to schools and libraries. This was great in the 1980s and 1990s when teachers were able to find lots of creative ways to integrate children’s literature into their lesson plans.