Last week, I shared 15 of my favorite nonfiction books of 2015. Of course, I could not just post 15 books. Here is an assortment of additional favorites from this year. For more titles, check out my Mock Sibert posts: Part I | Part II | Part III Though I have a few overlaps with my favorites lists, there are additional favorites on those lists. Check out my Best Of/Favorite Nonfiction Part I list from last week.
So here are some additional favorites from this year...
Favorite math concepts book:
Tree of Wonder: The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree by Kate Messner; Illustrated by Simona Mulazzani (Chronicle Books, August 11, 2015)
Favorite Civil and Voting Rights books:
Favorite Book in a series:
A Nest is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston; Illustrated by Sylvia Long (Chronicle Books, April 14, 2015)
Favorite deadly disease book:
Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary by Gail Jarrows (Calkins Creek, March 3, 2015)
Favorite story of bridging a cultural gap:
Watch Out for Flying Kids by Cynthia Levinson (Peachtree Publishers, August 1, 2015)
Favorite Insect Book told with Humor:
I, Fly: The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are by Bridget Heos; Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas (Henry Holt and Co., March 10, 2015)
Favorite American History Collection:
Favorite Scientist in the Field Book:
The Octopus Scientist by Sy Montgomery (HMH Books for Young Readers, May , 2015)
Now I don't read a lot of adult books in a year, but most of what I read this year falls in the nonfiction category (professional texts, informational books, etc).
Here are a few of my favorites:
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery (Atria Books, May 12, 2015)
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Spiegel & Grau, July 14, 2015)
Writers are Readers: Flipping Reading Instruction Into Writing Opportunities by Lester Laminack (Heinemann, August 24, 2015)
The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers by Jennifer Serravallo (Heinemann, May 20, 2015)
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