Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: Nonfiction News

Preparing to vote (California had a lot of propositions on our ballot) and preparing for NCTE ‘18 has limited my time to pull together a Mock Sibert/Mock Orbis Pictus post. Plus there are a few books I am still looking to read. This is a common issue. I am always afraid of missing a title and not reading the book that is going to be the winner. So while you wait for my post…it’s coming. I promise. I am sharing some blog posts and reviews to check out.

Here’s what you might have missed…


This post in the New York Times is timely given yesterday’s election and the need for teachers and librarians to keep sharing important parts of history with children. There are some good titles listed in Amy Chozick’s How Do you Talk to Children About Politics These Days? Try These Books


Have you read Deborah Heiligman’s Nonfiction Authors Dig Deep Post on Melissa Stewart’s blog? Learn about Heiligman’s theme “only connect” and how it has shaped her as a writer and who was the person that influenced her theme.

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Are you going to NCTE ‘18 in Houston? I am excited to be on four different panels with some amazing educators and nonfiction authors. If you are looking for panels to attend, I hope you might consider one of the above. And please say “hi” if you see me wandering around the conference. I tend to get a bit shy or at time a bit overwhelmed. So I do appreciate if you get in my path and say hello.

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen ©2017

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen ©2017

Don’t forget to link up your nonfiction reviews…