Thank you everyone for all of the great posts each week for the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge 2014.
Can you believe it is already August? The year has been flying by. This summer, I have been trying to locate and read more 2014 releases. My goal is to read 100 nonfiction picture books released in 2014. Currently, I have read 85/100 nonfiction titles released in 2014. In addition to the titles from 2014, I have read an additional 56 nonfiction picture book titles released in previous years.
Despite the fact that I have read 141 nonfiction titles this year, I still have gaps. Recently, I discovered that I have read very few books related to space. To begin to correct this, I requested several books from the library, which I was able to pick up on my way home.
How are you doing on your goals and what nonfiction book gaps are you discovering?
At the beginning of each month, I like to try to do a post to spread the word about recent releases or upcoming nonfiction/informational titles. It is not comprehensive, but I do try to include a variety of books that might be of interest to readers. Some of them I have read and some I have yet to read. Often I include reviews in later posts.
Here are some August titles and a few that I missed posting earlier in the year. If you missed the posts from the past seven months, I have included links to them below.
August 1, 2014
About Parrots: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill; Illustrated by John Sill (Peachtree Publishers)
If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers by David J. Smith; Illustrated by Steve Adams (Kids Can Press)
August 2, 2014
Rags Hero Dog of WWI: A True Story by Margot Theis Raven; Illustrated by Petra Brown (Sleeping Bear Press)
August 5, 2014
Giant Vehicles by Rod Green; Illustrated by Stephen Biesty (Templar)
August 19, 2014
Edward Hopper Paints His World by Robert Burleigh (Henry Holt and Co.)
August 26, 2014
Moses: The True Story of an Elephant Baby by Jenny Perepeczko (Simon & Schuster)
Our Solar System by Seymour Simon (HarperCollins)
From Earlier in the Year:
Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the Day by Nancy Castaldo (HMH, July 8, 2014)
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown; Illustrated by Frank Morrison (Lee & Low Books, July 1, 2014)
Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams, May 6, 2014)
Every Day is Malala Day by Rosemary McCarney (Second Story Press, March 8, 2014)
Chickens Don't Fly: And Other Fun Facts by Laura Lyn Disienia, Hannah Eliot; Illustrated by Pete Oswald (Simon & Schuster, February 4, 2016)
Don't forget to link up your nonfiction reviews: