Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: More New Releases

Last week, I did a recent release post with about 22 new titles. However, that one didn’t get me through April releases. I am adding another 14 titles this week. I am really thrilled to see so much nonfiction coming out for young readers. Enjoy!

Links to past round-ups: January | February | April Part 1


Hello, I’m Here! by Helen Frost, Photographs by Rick Lieder (Candlewick Press, March 20, 2019 )


The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Versify, April 2, 2019 )


Hello Summer! by Shelley Rotner (Holiday House, April 9, 2019)


Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born by Miranda Paul, Illustrated by Jason Chin (Neal Porter Books, April 23, 2019))


Predator and Prey: A Conversation in Verse by Susannah Buhrman-Deever, Bert Kitchen (Candlewick Studio, April 9, 2019)


Ninita's Big World: The True Story of a Deaf Pygmy Marmoset by Sarah Glenn Marsh, Illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Clarion, April 29, 2019)


Stonewall: A Building. An Uprising, A Revolution by Rob Sanders, Illustrated by Jamey Christoph


Comics: Easy as ABC!: The Essential Guide to Comics for Kids by Ivan Brunetti, Françoise Mouly (Toon Books, April 2, 2019)


Guitar Genius: How Les Paul Engineered the Solid-Body Electric Guitar and Rocked the World by Kim Tomsic, Brett Helquist (Chronicle Books, April 9, 2019)


A Brief History of Life on Earth by Clemence Dupont (Pristinal


Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound by Kathleen Cornell Berman, Illustrated by Keith Henry Brown (Page Street Kids, April 16, 2019)


Raccoon Rescue by Kama Einhorn (HMH Books for Young Readers, April 9, 2019)


Anteater Adventures by Kama Einhorn (HMH Books for Young Readers, April 9, 2019)


Don’t forget to link up your nonfiction reviews…

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: Recent & Upcoming Releases

I love posting about new books and getting them on the radar of other readers. Though I don’t catch all of the titles, I try to share as many as possible. This month I have twenty-two titles that look fabulous. The ones I have read are amazing. I have starred those and the rest I am tracking down.

Link to January’s new release post, click here. I didn’t do an official new release post in February, but I did share a round-up post, click here.

Here is a list of just some of the new nonfiction releases that came out in March or just this week. I have only been able to read a few of the titles below but hoping to get my hands on more of them over the next few weeks.


** The Bluest of Blues: Anna Atkins and the First Book of Photographs by Fiona Robinson (Abrams Books for Young Readers, February 12, 2019)


A Green Place to Be: The Creation of Central Park by Ashley Benham Yazdani (Candlewick Press, March 12, 2019)


Two Men and a Car: Franklin Roosevelt, Al Capone, and a Cadillac V-8 by Michael Garland (Tillbury House Publishers, March 12, 2019)


Doctor Esperanto and the Language of Hope by Mara Rockliff, Illustrations by Zosia Dzierżawska (Candlewick Press, March 12, 2019)


** The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow, Illustrated by Steve Salerno (HMH Books for Young Readers, March 19, 2019)


Butterflies in Room 6: See How They Grow by Caroline Arnold (Charlesbridge Publishing, March 12, 2019)


Dreaming in Code: Ada Byron Lovelace, Computer Pioneer by Emily Arnold McCully (Candlewick Press, March 12, 2019)


Soar High, Dragonfly by Sheri M. Bestor (Sleeping Bear Press, April 15, 2019)


The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng by Sophia Gholz, Illustrations by Kayla Harren (Sleeping Bear Press, April 15, 2019)


Home Sweet Neighborhood: Transforming Cities One Block at a Time by Michelle Mulder (Orca Books, March 19, 2019)


Seeds Move! by Robin Page (Beach Lane Books, March 19, 2019)


Dancing Through Fields of Color: The Story of Helen Frankenthaler by Elizabeth Brown, Aimaee Sicuro (Abrams Books for Young Readers, March 19, 2019)


Can You Crack the Code?: A Fascinating History of Ciphers and Cryptography by Ella Schwartz (Bloomsbury Children’s Books, March 26, 2019)


Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry) by Gary Golio, Illustrations by Ed Young (Candlewick Press, March 26, 2019)


Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Behind the Machines by Sarah Aronson, Illustrations by Robert Neubecker (Beach Lane Books, March 12, 2019)


Weird Animals by Mary Kay Carson (Sterling Children’s Books, January 1, 2019)


** Like a Lizard by April Pulley Sayre, Illustrations by Stephanie Laberis (Boyds Mills Press, March 12, 2019)


The Tornado Scientist: Seeing Inside Severe Storms by Mary Kay Carson, Photographs by Tom Uhlman (HMH Books for Young Readers, March 19, 2019)


** Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasons by Laura Purdie Salas, Illustrated by Mercè López (Millbrook Press, April 2, 2019)


** Seashells: More Than a House by Melissa Stewart, Illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen (Charlesbridge Publishing, April 2, 2019)


Don't Let Them Disappear by Chelsea Clinton, Gianna Marino (Philomel Books, April 2, 2019)


Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis (Neal Porter Books, March 26, 2019)


Don’t forget to link up your nonfiction reviews…

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: Women's History Month Continues

A few years ago, I started featuring books about strong women each week during March to celebrate Women’s History Month. I have loved seeing how many new biographies are coming out each year. Check out last week’s celebration of women, here. One of the things that all of these women have in common is a passionate pursuit of their dreams.

Here are two more books that will be released in the near future.


When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex by Toni Buzzeo, Illustrated by Diana Sudyka (Abrams Books for Young Readers, May 14, 2019)


In the summer of 1990, Sue Hendrickson discovered the skeleton of a T. Rex in South Dakota. Buzzeo gives readers a sense of how young Sue Hendrickson’s love for searching for hidden things eventually led to her finding one of the most complete T. Rex skeletons. Imagine what an amazing discovery she made.


Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams by Jeanette Winters (Beach Lane Books, April 2, 2019)


Winters is well known for the number of biographies she has written for very young readers. Her latest is about Venus & Serena Williams. Though not heavy with lots of details, Winters provides a nice introduction for young students.

Mark your calendar for when these books will be release or pre-order them through your local indie bookstore.


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