It seems that my life is going to be incredibly hectic for awhile. But one thing that continues to be constant is that a stack of picture books and some time to read is incredibly restorative and that even when things are simply out of control, I need to find time to sit down and center myself with a stack of books.
This past weekend, I went through a large stack of picture books and here were some of the nonfiction titles that popped out....
Cat Tales: True Stories of Kindness and Companionship with Kittens by Aline Alexander Newman (April 11th 2017 by National Geographic Society) - I am a sucker for a good cat story and this book provides you with some feel good stories of cats and their owners.
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines by Jeanne Walker Harvey; Illustrated by Dow Phumiruk (May 2nd 2017 by Christy Ottaviano Books) - I was very much touched by the story of how the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial was created. Definitely a picture book biography that I would recommend.
Women In Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win by Rachel Ignotofsky (July 18th 2017 by Ten Speed Press) - Ignotofsky's follow up to Women in Science is just as good. Even if you haven't read the first one, go pick up this one.
Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville; Illustrated by Brigette Barrager (August 29th 2017 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers) - I had never heard of Mary Blair and the illustrations in this book celebrated the life of color that was the trademark of Blair and her work.
Dangerous Jane by Suzanne Slade; Illustrated by Alice Ratterree (September 1st 2017 by Peachtree Publishers) - I really appreciate multiple biographies on the same character. Though I knew some things about Jane Addams, this biography shines a light on some things I did not know about her.
Look for all of these at your local indie bookstore or community library.
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