Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday

Summer is coming soon and so is #bookaday. I am always excited to have a little bit more relaxed time to just catch up and read. As I keep finding books that may be of interest, I will continue to post updates. So just in time for your summer TBR are a few new and older titles.

A recent release I missed:

Sport-O-Rama by Benoit Tardif (Kids Can Press, March 1, 2015) - A word book featuring terms from 23 different sports. 

Recently out in paperback from Candlewick: If you missed these titles last year, they have been released in paperback. 

Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber; Illustrated by Brian Lovelock (Candlewick)

River Story by Meredith Hooper; Illustrated by Bee Willey (Candlewick)

A Sneak Peek at a couple of upcoming releases:

Watch Out For Flying Kids: How Two Circuses, Two Countries and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community by Cynthia Levinson (Peachtree Publishers, August 2015) - I am so excited about this upcoming release from Levinson. 

Description from GoodReads
The author of We’ve Got a Job explores the world of youth social circus—a movement that brings kids from different worlds together to perform remarkable acts on a professional level. Levinson follows the participants of two specific circuses that also work together periodically: Circus Harmony, in St. Louis, whose participants are inner-city and suburban kids, and Circus Galilee in Israel, whose participants and Jews and Arabs. As the kids’ relationships evolve over time, the members learn how to overcome assumptions, animosity, and obstacles both physical and personal.

The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower or John Howland's Good Fortune by P.J. Lynch (Candlewick Press, September 22, 2015) - The illustrations in this book are beautiful. Looking forward to reading John Howland's story.

Description from GoodReads
At a young age, John Howland learned what it meant to take advantage of an opportunity. Leaving the docks of London on the Mayflower as an indentured servant to Pilgrim John Carver, John Howland little knew that he was embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. By his great good fortune, John survived falling overboard on the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, and he earned his keep ashore by helping to scout a safe harbor and landing site for his bedraggled and ill shipmates. Would his luck continue to hold amid the dangers and adversity of the Pilgrims’ lives in New England? John Howland’s tale is masterfully told in his own voice, bringing an immediacy and young perspective to the oft-told Pilgrims’ story. P.J. Lynch captures this pivotal moment in American history in precise and exquisite detail, from the light on the froth of a breaking wave to the questioning voice of a teen in a new world.

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