Thank you Cathy Mere and Mindy Robek for beginning and continuing to host the Nonfiction Picture Book 10 for 10. It is of course one of my favorite posts of the year. Last year, I posted my 10 favorite picture book biographies about 10 women who "nevertheless persisted". You can read it here.
What: 10 nonfiction picture books you can't live without.
Hosts: @mandyrobek (Enjoy and Embrace Learning), @jacbalen (Connecting to Learn), @cathymere (Reflect & Refine)
Where: All posts will be linked on the 2018 #nf10for10 page of our Picture Book 10 for 10 Google Community Site.
Here is the link to the full post from Cathy for more information.
My nonfiction 10 for 10 picture book post has been inspired by my two fur babies, Holmes & Watson. Here are some of my favorite nonfiction titles about all kinds of cats (in no particular order):
The Great Leopard Rescue: Saving the Amur Leopards by Sandra Markle (Millbrook Press, 2016) - A book about leopards by Sandra Markle. How can this be anything but fabulous?!
Moto and Me: My year as a Wildcat's Foster Mom by Suzi Eszterhas (Owlkids Books, 2017) - Well, I haven't ever fostered a wild cat but I did foster 5 kittens last year. Does that count?
Abayomi The Brazilian Puma: The True Story of an Orphaned Cub by Darcy Pattison; Illustrated by Kitty Harvill (Mims House, 2014) - Another rescue story about a Brazilian Puma.
Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save Africa's Fastest Cats by Sy Montgomery; Photographs by Nic Bishop (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2014) - I love the Scientists in the Field series, and I love Sy Montgomery's work. So much so that she made the list twice. Absolutely love this book.
Cat Tales: True Stories of Kindness and Companionship with Kittens by Aline Alexander Newman, Mieshelle Nagelschneider (Foreword) (National Geographic, 2017) - If you ever think that cats don't bond with their owners, you may want to read this. It will certainly change your mind.
All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome by Kathy Hoopmann (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006) - A friend whose son has been diagnosed with Autism shared this book with me. She said her son really related to this book and the comparisons it made between cats and the traits of individuals on the autism spectrum.
A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz; Illustrated by Cátia Chien (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2014) - I love this book and was so excited to be on the Schneider Family Book Award jury when this book won a Schneider Award.
Dogs and Cats by Steve Jenkins (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2007) - This book may be called Dogs and Cats but I think it should be called Cats and Dogs. I love how the book can be flipped over to read about cats and dogs.
Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia by Sy Montgomery; Photographs by Nic Bishop (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2009) - As I mentioned earlier, Sy Montgomery made the list twice.
Bookstore Cats by Brandon Schultz (Glitterati, 2017) - How can a book lover and a cat lover not love a book about cats who live in bookstores? This one features real life cats who have taken up residence in bookstores and tells their stories.
In August, I will share my favorite fiction books about cats.