This past weekend, I did a lot of weeding and reading, and reading and weeding. I started to go through a stack of nonfiction that I had and here is what jumped out of the stack.
What's the Difference? 40+ Pairs of the Seemingly Similar by Emma Strack, Illustrated by Guillaume Plantevin (Chronicle Books, July 10, 2018) - I loved both the retro looking art and the two page compare and contrast text. Kids are going to love this one and great for a mentor text.
Undocumented: A Worker's Fight by Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams Comic Arts, August 7, 2018) - I mentioned this in my last Monday What are you Reading? post but I loved this so much, I wanted to mention it again. What a beautiful book.
Nature's Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story by Lindsey McDivitt; Illustrated by Eileen Ryan Ewen (Sleeping Bear Press, July 15, 2018) - A fascinating introduction to the life of Gwen Frostic.
Up & Down: The Adventures of John Jeffries, First American to Fly by Don Brown (Charlesbridge Publishers, June 12, 2018) - A good introduction to the exploration of air travel through the life of John Jeffries.
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker; Illustrated by Dow Phumiruk (Henry Holt & Co, June 12, 2018) - This book adds to the other biographies about Katherine Johnson and her role in saving Apollo 13.
Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-Sea Submersible ALVIN by Michelle Cusolito; Illustrated by Nicole Wong (Charlesbridge Publishing, May 22, 2018) - A fascinating look at the inside of an ALVIN and what they do.
Tigers & Tea With Toppy by Barbara Kerley with Rhoda Knight Kalt; Illustrated by Matte Stephens (Scholastic Press, September 25, 2018) - This one in some ways pairs nicely with the Gwen Frostic title. Both are artists and used nature as their subject. Both had to overcome some personal challenges to be successful.
Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind by Cynthia Grady; Illustrated by Amiko Hirao (Charlesbridge Publishing, January 9, 2018) - An interesting look at the role one librarian played in connecting with children sent to internment camps.
Oceans: A Visual Miscellany by Ricardo Henriques, Illustrated by André Letria (Chronicle Books, July 3, 2018) - Another fabulous nonfiction book with engaging expository text and illustrations.
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Lesa Cline-Ransome; Illustrated by James E. Ransome (Paula Wiseman Book/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, July 3, 2018) - A wonderful introductory biography to Venus and Serena Williams.
So, what are you reading? Look for these titles at your local indie bookstore or public library.
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