Kids Can Press is one of my favorite Canadian publishers. In addition to books by Canadian authors, there are a number of European and Asian authors and illustrators that are published for a North American audience. I am featuring a few of their nonfiction and/or informational texts that are releasing soon that you don't want to miss.
Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home by Claire Eamer; Illustrated by Marie-Eve Tremblay (September 6, 2016) - This informative picture book is a bit wordy but will provide older readers with an understanding of microbes that make our bodies their home.
Metropolis by Benoit Tardif (October 4, 2016) - This one is more of an informational fiction book. Each two page spread looks at a different capital of different countries and provides young readers with the vocabulary for various cultural icons.
Monster Science: Could Monsters Survive (And Thrive!) in the Real World by Helaine Becker; Illustrated by Phil McAndrew (September 6, 2016) - A look at the history and lore and fun facts behind six different "monsters" (Frankenstein, Vampire, Bigfoot, Zombie, Werewolf, and Sea Monster). This will be a fascinating picture book reader for older students and one that they will be excited to share with one another.
Ocean Animals from Head to Tail by Stacey Roderick; Illustrated by Kwanchai Moriya (September 6, 2016) - With a question and answer text structure, younger readers learn about various ocean animals.
On Our Way to Oyster Bay: Mother Jones and Her March for Children's Rights by Monica Kulling; Illustrated by Felicita Sala (September 6, 2016) - Based on a true event, Kulling looks at Mother Jones and her march to Oyster Bay on behalf of children's rights as seen through the eyes of two fictional children. The two page spread at the end provides additional information on Mother Jones for readers. I was fascinated by this story and I can see students being motivated to learn more about Mother Jones as a result of reading this.
Definitely seek out these books whether at your local indie bookstore or public library.
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