Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: What am I reading? - 4/12/17

This past week, I have continued to catch up on books that I missed from last year or a couple from earlier this year. I still have a large stack that I am going through but I wanted to do another  round-up post featuring some of the books I have been reading. 

Here is what jumped out of the pile over the past week...

Feathered Dinosaurs by Brenda Z. Guiberson; Illustrated by William Low (Henry Holt, & Co., 2016) - Dinosaur fans will enjoy this book. I still find it fascinating how scientists can imagine what these creatures looked like from the fossils. 

Salamander Dance by David FitzSimmons; Illustrated by Michael DiGiorgio (Wild Iris Publishing, 2016) - A beautifully illustrated book entailing the life cycle of the salamander.

Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle? by Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig; Illustrated by John Sandford (Persnickety Press, 2016) - An entertaining read about what a fiddler crab can do. 

A Spy Called James: The True Story of James LaFayette, Revolutionary War, Double Agent by Anne Rockwell; Illustrated by Floyd Cooper (Carolrhoda Books, 2016) - A look into the life of a slave who gained his freedom by helping fledgeling nation find theirs. 

The Navajo Code Talkers by J. Patrick Lewis; Illustrated by Gary Kelley (Creative Editions, 2016) - An introduction to how the Navajo people and their language helped the allies win WWII. 

How Cities Work by James Gulliver Hancock (Lonely Planet Kids, 2016) - This is one of those books that children will find fascinating and want to share and pour over again and again.

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin (Roaring Brook Press, February 21, 2017) - Chin has a magical way of communicating information. In his latest book, he looks at the Grand Canyon in present and the past. 

John Ronald's Dragons: The Story of J.R.R. Tolkien by Caroline McAlister; Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler (Roaring Brook Press, March 21, 2017) - An introductory biography to J.R.R. Tolkien and what inspired his writing.

The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk by Jan Thornhill (Groundwood Books, 2016) - A fascinating look at the Great Auk, the road to extinction and the silver lining that resulted from a loss. 

So, what are you reading? 

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen @2017

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen @2017

Don't forget to link up your nonfiction reviews...