Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: September & October 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 about once a month to share them with readers of this blog.  Some months, I miss the release of books and add them to the next month's post.  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.  Here are some recent releases.

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August & September Releases


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality by  Jonah Winter, Stacy Innerst (Harry N. Abrams, August 8, 2017)

Dangerous Jane by Suzanne Slade, Illustrated by Alice Ratterree (Peachtree Publishers, September 1, 2017)


The Shape of the World: A Portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright by K.L.Going, Illustrated by Lauren Stringer (Beach Lane Books, September 5, 2017)


Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Eric Velásquez (Candlewick Press, September 12, 2017)

October Releases


Deadliest! 20 Dangerous Animals by Steve Jenkins (HMH Books for Young Children, October 10, 2017)


Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song by Kathryn Erskine, Illustrated by Charly Palmer (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, October 10, 2017)


Why, Fly Guy?: Answers to Kids' BIG Questions (Fly Guy Presents) by Tedd Arnold (Scholastic, October 10, 2017) 


Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece by  Marc Harshman, Anna Egan Smucker, Illustrated by LeUyen Pham (Roaring Brook Press, October 17, 2017)


Meet Cindy Sherman: Artist, Photographer, Chameleon by Sandra Jordan, Jan Greenberg (Roaring Brook Press, October 17, 2017)

My Journey to the Stars by Scott Kelly, Illustrated byAndre Ceolin (Crown Books, October 17, 2017)


A Boy, A Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White by Barbara Herkert, Illustrated by Lauren Castillo (Henry Holt and Co., October 24, 2017)


The Elephant Whisperer (Young Readers Adaptation): My Life with the Herd in the African Wild by Lawerence Anthony, Graham Spence, Thea Feldman (Henry Holt & Co., October 24, 2017)


Science Comics: Dogs: From Predator to Protector by Andy Hirsch (First Second, October 31, 2017)


Silent Days, Silent Dreams by Allen Say (Arthur A. Levine, October 31, 2017)

Look for these and others at our local bookstore or public library.

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen ©2017

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen ©2017

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