Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday: Recent and 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 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.

Last month, I skipped a new release post because some months are a little light or I just don't fill a post. In today's post, there is little bit for everyone here including picture books, and some longer-form nonfiction. 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. 

Links to the previous 2015 release posts: January | February | March | April Part I | April Part II | May | June | July  

August 4, 2015

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford; Illustrated by Ekua Holmes (Candlewick Press)

August 18, 2015

Alphabet Trains by Samantha R. Vamos; Illustrated by Ryan O'Rourke (Charlesbridge)

Fab Four Friends: The Boys Who Became the Beatles by Susanna Reich; Illustrated by Adam Gustavson (Henry Holt & Co.)

August 25, 2015

Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx by Sonia Manzano (Scholastic Press)

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams)

September 1, 2015

How to Swallow a Pig: Step-by-Step Advice from the Animal Kingdom by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page (HMH Books for Young Readers)

The Nutcracker Comes to America: How Three Ballet-Loving Brothers Created a Holiday Tradition by Chris Barton; Illustrated by Cathy Gendron (Millbrook Press)

September 8, 2015

The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford by Suzanne Slade; Illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt (Charlesbridge)

Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation by Peggy Thomas; Illustrated by Stacy Innerst (Calkins Creek)

September 22, 2015

Jump Back, Paul: The Life and Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Sally Derby; Illustrated by Sean Qualls (Candlewick Press)

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin (Roaring Brook Press)

September 29, 2015

A Passion for Elephants: The Real Life Adventure of Field Scientist Cynthia Moss by Toni Buzzeo; Illustrated by Holly Berry (Dial Books)

Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Roaring Brook Press)

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