The last time I made a wish list of nonfiction titles I was coveting, I was not able to buy books (long teacher strike). Now, I am making a list with my book purchasing power back in place. Always, I try to budget (not successfully). And always, I dream (very successfully)! We’ll see how many of these end up on my classroom shelves before summer.
Thanks to all of the bloggers I follow for highlighting these titles and keeping my nonfiction wish list ever growing. Here are ten titles I have my eye on!
And yes, there is a bit of a water and whale theme happening here.
Listed in order of publishing date.
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah written by Laurie Ann Thompson and illustrated by Sean Qualls (January 2015)
Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre (January 2015)
Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh written by Sally M. Walker and illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss (January 2015)
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia written by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon (February 2015)
A Nest Is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long (March 2015)
Wandering Whale Sharks by Susumu Shingu (March 2015)
The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond (April 2015)
Trapped! A Whale’s Rescue written by Robert Burleigh and illustrated by Wendell Minor (April 2015)
Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle written by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Jason Chin (May 2015)
Thanks to Alyson from Kid Lit Frenzy for the inspiration to read and share more nonfiction picture books in 2015. Follow the link to Alyson’s blog to read about more nonfiction books you need to read!
Steve Jenkins is one busy man! I have to checkout the Jason Chin illustrated book!
I love that Steve Jenkins is so very busy! I buy everything he writes/illustrates. And Jason Chin, love him too!
2015 is turning out to be such a GREAT year for books! Especially NF.
I am certain your students will love all of these – I know I will!
It is absolutely incredible considering it is early March! So much to read. Yippee!
The Blue Whale has a lovely cover. And of course they all look good. I have One Plastic Bag from the library, Carrie, still haven’t read it. Love your dream list, & the Woodpecker Wham, Pulley Sayre & Jenkins-must be good!
I love to dream. 🙂 And I have a gift card to my favourite book store so will be purchasing some of these!
I have the top three Carrie and all of the rest on a lengthy list except for the Wandering Whale Sharks. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
You inspired me to find Winnie. I have a thing for whales – as you may have noticed!
I love Robert Burleigh’s books–I didn’t know about this one. I need it! And the Winnie book–very eager for this. And the Water Is Water book. And the…. well, you know. ALL OF THEM! (I already have One Plastic Bag–it’s wonderful, very much worth the purchase!)
Yes, I know. All of them!
I am very much looking forward to reading Emmanuel’s Dream. So inspiring!
I can’t wait to get this book and share with my students