Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: Recent, New, and Upcoming Releases

I just realized that I haven’t done a new release post in forever. Since I haven’t done one in awhile, I am going to do my best to get us caught up and highlight a number of great new books. Hope you find lots of new titles to celebrate. 

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Here are a number of recent releases and upcoming releases:


When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana by Michael James Mahin, Illustrated by Jose Ramirez (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, September 4, 2018)


Carlos Santana: Sound of the Heart, Song of the World by Gary Golio, Illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez (Henry Holt & Co., September 4, 2018)


The Science Comics: Solar System: Our Place in Space by Rosemary Mosco; Illustrated by Jon Chad (First Second, September 18, 2018)


The Unwanted! Stories of Syrian Refugees by Don Brown (HMH Books for Young Readers, September 18, 2018)


Bugs Don’t Hug: Six Legged Parents and Their Kids by Heather L. Montgomery, Illustrated by Stephen Stone (Charlesbridge, September 18, 2018)


An Inconvenient Alphabet: Ben Franklin & Noah Webster’s Spelling Revolution by Beth Anderson, Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddedly (Paula Wiseman Books, September 25, 2018)


Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s World War II Story by Marc Tyler Nobleman, Illustrated by Melissa Iwai


Pope Francis: Builder of Bridges by Emma Otheguy, Illustrated by Oliver Dominguez (Bloomsbury Children’s Book, September 25, 2018)


Sylvia’s Bookshop: The Story of Paris’s Beloved Bookstore and Its Founder by Robert Burleigh, Illustrated by Katy Wu (Simon & Schuster, September 25, 2018)


When You Grow Up to Vote: How Our Government Works for You by Eleanor Roosevelt, Michelle Markel, Illustrated by Grace Lin (Roaring Brook Press, September 25, 2018)


So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk Toward Freedom by Gary D. Schmidt, Illustrated by Daniel Minter (Roaring Brook Press, September 25, 2018)


Sun! One in a Billion by Stacy McAnulty, Illustrated by Stevie Lewis (Henry Holt & Co., October23, 2018)


Fakers: An Insider’s Guide to Cons, Hoaxes, and Scams by H.P. Wood, Illustrated by David Clark (Charlesbridge, October 2, 2018)


Stretch to the Sun: From a Tiny Sprout to the Tallest Tree on Earth by Carrie A. Pearson, Illustrated by Susan Swan (Charlesbridge, October 9, 2018)


Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine by Tory Woollcott, Illustrated by Alex Graudins (First Second, October 16, 2018)


ZigZag Zoo Born! Zoo Baby Colors and Patterns by Andrew Bleiman, Illustrated by Chris Eastland (Beach Lane Books, October 17, 2018)


Backyard Bears: Conservation Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife by Amy Cherrix (HMH Books for Young Readers, October 23, 2018)

Look for these titles at your local indie bookstore or community public library. Happy Reading!

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen ©2017

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen ©2017

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