Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday: What are you reading? The Nonfiction Edition

On Monday's I usually feature what jumps out of the pile. However, since most of my reading this past weekend was nonfiction picture books, I thought I would do a nonfiction edition of the #IMWAYR meme.  

Beatrix Potter and Her Paint Box by David McPhail (Henry Holt and Co., October 6 ,2015) - I loved that this picture book biography about Beatrix Potter comes in a smaller size than the average picture book. It seems especially appropriate given the size of her books.  McPhail provides a focus on Potter's interest in art and how she developed as an artist from her childhood to being an adult.

How to Swallow a Pig: Step-by-Step Advice From the Animal Kingdom by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page (HMH Books for Young Readers, September 1, 2015) - Not just about pigs, this new book by Jenkins and Page looks at a number of "How to" questions and how they are answered in nature.

Here is a glimpse at one of the page spreads:

Where Did My Clothes Come From? by Chris Butterworth; Illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti (Candlewick, August 4, 2015) - I had not heard about this one but excited to get to check it out this past weekend. Lots of cool information throughout this book.

Here is a glimpse inside

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of Gambia by Miranda Paul; Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon (Millbrook Press, February 1, 2015) - I enjoy reading books that i can use in the classroom to support global awareness and also demonstrates some critical thinking skills.

A Passion for Elephants: The Real Life Adventure of Field Scientist Cynthia Moss by Toni Buzzeo; Illustrated by Holly Berry (Dial Books, September 29, 2015) - Elephants are these amazing creatures and Cynthia Moss has made it her life's work to study them and also find ways to protect these animals from being hunted for their tusks. 

So, what have you been reading?

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