Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday

The Nonfiction Detectives and I are hosting a Non-Fiction Picture Book Challenge. In honor of Halloween, a nonfiction picture book for the season.

National Geographic Readers: Halloween by Laura Marsh (July 2012, National Geographic Children's Books)

Description from GoodReads:
From visiting the pumpkin patch, to bobbing for apples, to picking out a favorite costume, Halloween is a magical time for young children. The fun and festivities are captured in this book, with full-color illustrations and simple easy-to-grasp text. In the spirit of this beloved holiday, this level one reader is sure to captivate and fascinate children.

This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginning readers features the magnificent images of National Geographic, accompanied by texts written by experienced, skilled children's book authors. The inside back cover of the paperback edition is an interactive feature based upon the book. Level 1 books reinforce the content of the book with a kinesthetic learning activity. In Level 2 books readers complete a Cloze letter, or fun fill-in, with vocabulary words.

My quick thoughts on this book:
This Level 1 reader is a great way to celebrate the holiday.  The photographs in this book just "pop" and there is a mix of fun facts, history, and activities that can be used to celebrate the holiday as a family.  Topics covered in the book include:  Halloween Fun!, Trick or Treat, Costumes, Halloween Today, Day of the Dead, and more.  A fun book to include in your classroom or school library.  

Check out the website - National Geographic Super Reader for more information.

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