Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: January New Releases

Recently, I started looking for nonfiction titles that will be released in 2019. I have been scrolling through publisher catalogs, online book review sites, and searching for favorite nonfiction authors to see when their next books are being released. I currently have shelved 116 titles to read. Each month, I will attempt to share those new titles with you.

Here are eleven new titles that were recently released. Unfortunately, at this point, I haven’t gotten my hands on them to check for quality but after I have a chance to read them, I will share my favorites.


What If I Had a T. Rex Teeth? And Other Dinosaur Parts by Sandra Markle, Illustrated by Howard McWilliam (Scholastic, December 26, 2018)


Hair! Animal Fur, Wool, and More by Marilyn Singer, Illustrations by Julie Colombet (Millbrook Press, January 2019)


Little Monsters of the Ocean: Metamorphosis Under the Waves by Heather L. Montgomery (Millbrook Press, January 2010)


The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip Hop by Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Frank Morrison (Little Bee Books, January 2019)


A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks by Alice Faye Duncan (Sterling Children’s Books, January 2019)


Superheroes are Everywhere by Kamala Harris, Illustrated by Mechal Renee Roe (Philomel Books, January 2018)


Baby Elephant Joins the Herd by American Museum of Natural History (Sterling, January 2019)


Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins by Michelle Meadows, Illustrated by Ebony Glenn (Henry Holt & Co., January 2019)


Grandpa Stops a War: A Paul Robeson Story by Susan Robeson, Illustrated by Rod Brown (Triangle Square, January 2019)


Fearless Mary: Mary Fields, American Stage Coach Driver by Tami Charles, Illustrated by Claire Almon (Albert Whitman & Co, January 2019)

Look for these and other titles at your local indie bookstore or public library.


Don’t forget to link up your nonfiction reviews below…