Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: What are you reading? - 4/26/17

During April, I have been doing a number of "What are you reading?" posts. Part of my goal has been to catch up on 2016 nonfiction picture books that I missed.  This week's post will continue to highlight 2016 titles that I missed and feature a couple of titles that won't be out until later in 2017. 

So, here is what jumped out of the pile for me....

She Stood for Freedom: The Untold Story of a Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland by Loki Mulholland, Angela Fairwell, Charlotta Janssen (Shadow Mountain, 2016) I didn't know the story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and found it fascinating to read. 

Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas by Gwendolyn Hooks; Illustrated by Colin Bootman (Lee & Low Books, 2016) - Another story that I was completely unaware of and found thoroughly fascinating. 

Will's Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk by Jane Sutcliffe; Illustrated John Shelley (Charlesbridge, 2016) - Sutcliffe and Shelley did a fabulous job on both the concept and illustrations. I found the origins of so many common day phrases to be fascinating.

Ticktock Banneker's Clock by Shana Keller; Illustrated by David C. Gardner (Sleeping Bear Press, 2016) - If you are looking for a story of determination and perseverance, this one certainly fits the bill. 

Moto and Me: My Year as a Wildcat's Foster Mom by Suzi Eszterhas (Owlkids Books, April 11, 2017) - This is a new release and as a kitten foster mom for the next few weeks I couldn't pass up reading this one. 

Upcoming Books:

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton; Illustrated by Victo Ngai (Millbrook Press, August 1, 2017) - This book is going on my mock-Sibert list, which I am still compiling. Of course, I don't put my list together until the fall but this book is definitely going to be on it. I was fascinated about the story of these ships and the artwork is stunning. 

The Great Penguin Rescue: Saving the African Penguin by Sandra Markle (Millbrook Press, August 1, 2017) - I love this series by Sandra Markle. I knew little to nothing about these particular penguins but Markle has a way of drawing you into the story will also providing readers with lots of facts and information. 

Crayola Fall Colors by Mari C. Schuh (Lerner Books, September 1, 2017) - As a preschool/kindergarten teacher, I would have used this in the fall with one of my teaching units. 

Look for these at your local indie bookstore or community library.

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen @2017

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen @2017

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