The INK Think Tank, a website with a database of nonfiction books, is one beautiful looking spot on the Web. It appears to be quite functional, too. According to the INK Think Tank press release announcing the website launch, "Twenty-two leading children’s book authors have launched a free online database of nonfiction books, www.INKThinkTank.com, designed to help teachers, librarians, and homeschoolers find the books they need to meet curriculum requirements in grades K-12. The database will enable users to build an outstanding classroom or home library that includes material required by school districts nationwide."
I registered in order to check out the database itself. You can, indeed, search by grade, subject, and standard.
Among the nonfiction writers involved in the INK Think Tank are three with whom I'm familiar: I've heard Karen Romano Young speak, I took part in Susanna Reich's blog tour for Painting the Wild Frontier, and I've met Melissa Stewart a few times through the New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
I'm going to leave now to send the INK Think Tank link to a couple of teacher family members.
Thanks for posting about INK Think Tank, Gail. So glad you found it not only beautiful but useful! We hope it'll be a great resourse for teachers, librarians, and homeschoolers.
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