Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: What am I reading?

Piles! I seem to have quite a few piles of books to read through lately. However this past weekend, I carved out some time to sit down and catch up on some reading. I forget how reading is restorative. Here are some of the books from my nonfiction pile.

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Dog Days of History: The Incredible Story of Our Best Friends by Sarah Albee (National Geographic Kids, March 27, 2018) - Though I am admittedly a cat fan, I still enjoyed this book about the history of dogs. Definitely will be a hit with dog and animal lovers. Wonder when Sarah might write a version about cats? Hint, hint! 

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The Monarchs are Missing: A Butterfly Mystery by Rebecca E. Hirsch (Millbrook Press, January 1, 2018) - I am always interested in how scientists work to solve mysteries in nature. Hirsch looks at the decrease in the number of Monarch Butterflies. 

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Dig In! 12 Easy Gardening Projects Using Kitchen Scraps by Kari A Cornell (Millbrook Press, January 1, 2018) - As soon as I started to read this book, I thought about how fun the activities would be for summer break. I also loved that there are recipes along with the gardening projects. 

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Rodent Rascals: From Tiny to Tremendous - 21 Clever Creatures At Their Actual Size by Roxie Munro (Holiday House, February 2018) - A survey book with a focus on all different kinds of rodents. A straightforward read but readers will be certain to find something new or interesting.

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A Mammal is an Animal by Lizzy Rockwell (Holiday House 2018) - A look at how not all animals are mammals. 

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Ranger Rick: I wish I were a Gorilla by Jennifer Bove (HarperCollins, January 2, 2018) - An early reader that helps beginning readers to understand the life of gorillas. 

Look for these titles at your independent bookstore or community library. 

 Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen ©2017

Artwork by Sarah S. Brannen ©2017

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