Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: What I am Reading? - 2/28/18

I am always excited to share as many nonfiction books as possible. Last week, I did a "What I am Reading?" post and following up with another one this week with some very recent releases. In March, I am looking forward to starting my weekly Women's History posts.  

Here is what I have been reading recently...


Awhile ago, Maureen Palacios, the owner of Once Upon a Time Bookstore, asked if I would be willing to moderate a panel with Madeleine L'Engle's granddaughters. I can't believe the event is finally here and happening tonight. If you are in the Pasadena/Glendale area, I hope to see you. 


Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters by Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Léna Roy (Farrar Straus Giroux, February 6, 2018) - L'Engle's granddaughters share photos, letters and journal entries to help readers develop an indepth view of the famous writer and her life.  


The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art by Barb Rosenstock; Illustrated by Claire A. Nivola (Candlewick Press, February 13, 2018) - A beautiful picture book biography by Rosenstock and Nivola. I sadly did not know about Nek Chand and his art and there are a number of books coming out recently focusing on India in 1947 and I am appreciating the opportunity to learn more about the events in India during this time. 


Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet by April Pulley Sayre (Greenwillow Books, February 20, 2018) - Another beautiful book by Pulley Sayre. Simple text and beautiful photographs help young readers learn to express their gratitude to our wonderful planet. 


What Makes a Blizzard? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld; Illustrated by Maddie Frost (HarperCollins, January 2, 2018) - A look back at the blizzard of 1888 as the way of introducing young readers to blizzards. 

Look for all of these titles at your local bookstore or community bookstore. 

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen ©2017

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen ©2017

Don't forget to link up your nonfiction posts below....