#Road2Reading Challenge: April New Releases

As part of the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge, I started doing new release posts. Once a month, I will post about new releases as I find out about them. This month I focused on April book releases. Look for future mini-reviews as I read through new releases. Also, I have included links to previous posts mentioning new releases just below. Also, don't forget to check out Mrs. Knott's Book Nook for more releases. 

Check out previous new release posts: January I | January II | February | March

April Releases:

Invasion of the Insects (The DATA Set #6) by Ada Hopper; Illustrated by Sam Ricks (Little Simon, April 4, 2017) 

Animal Inn: The Bow-wow Bus by Jennifer Swender, Paul DuBois Jacobs; Illustrated by Stephanie Laberis (Aladdin, April 11, 2017)

Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder; Illustrated by Emily Hughes (Chronicle Books, April 11, 2017)

The Year of the Garden by Andrea Cheng; Illustrated by Patrice Barton (HMH Books for Young Readers, April 11, 2017)

The Bad Guys #3: The Furball Strikes Back by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic, April 25, 2017)

Double or Nothing with the Two and Only Kelly Twins by Johanna Hurwitz; Illustrated by Tuesday Mourning (Candlewick, April 25, 2017)

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Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: March and April New Releases

As part of the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge, one of my favorite things is to round-up as many new quality nonfiction books for children at the beginning of a month and share them with readers of this blog.  Some months, I miss the release of books and add them to the next month's post.  Since I have not seen every book listed, I cannot always confirm if they are truly a nonfiction book or more of an informational fiction text or a bit of historical fiction.  Here are recent releases to check out.

Previous Nonfiction Release Post: January | February | March 

February 2017

The Secret Project by Jonah Winter, Jeanette Winter (Beach Lane Books, February 7, 2017)

March 2017

Feathers and Hair, What Animals Wear by Jennifer Ward; Illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong (Beach Lane Books, March 7, 2017)

Lighter Than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot by Matthew Clark Smith; Illustrated by Matt Tavares (Candlewick Press, March 14, 2017)

Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and Surrender by S.D. Nelson (Abrams Books for Young Readers, March 14, 2017)

Rhino in the House: The Story of Saving Samia by Daniel Kirk (Harry N. Abrams, March 14, 2017)

Wake Up! by Helen Frost; Illustrated by Rick Lieder (Candlewick Press, March 14, 2017)

Bees: A Honeyed History by Piotr Socha (Abrams Books for Young Readers, March 28, 2017)

April 2017

Shell, Beak, Tusk: Shared Traits and the Wonders of Adaptations by Bridget Heos (HMH Books for Young Readers, April 4, 2017)

The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of the Medieval Falconry by Danna Smith; Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline (Candlewick Press, April 11, 2017)

Tide Pool Secrets by Narelle Oliver (Candlewick Press, April 11, 2017)

Laugh Out Loud Animals by Jeffrey Burton (Little Simon, April 18, 2017) 

The Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano by Elizabeth Rusch; Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, April 18, 2017)

Teedie: The Story of the Young Teddy Roosevelt by Don Brown (HMH Books for Young Readers, April 20, 2017)

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Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code (Scientists in the Field) by Amy Cherrix (HMH Books for Young Readers, April 25, 2017)

Looking Up! The Science of Stargazing by Joe Rao; Illustrated by Mark Borgions (Simon Spotlight, April 25, 2017)

Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor (Holiday House, April 26, 2017)

Look for these titles at your local indie bookstore or public library. 

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen @2017

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen @2017

Don't forget to link up your nonfiction reviews....