Just 6 weeks left to complete my nonfiction picture book reading for 2015. There are some nonfiction titles on my radar that I can’t wait to read. Like, right now!
Here are ten titles on my nonfiction dreaming list . . .
Trombone Shorty written by Troy Andrews and illustrated by Bryan Collier
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear written by Lindsay Mattick and illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music written by Margarita Engle and illustrated by Rafael López
Toad Weather written by Sandra Markle and illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez
How to Swallow a Pig by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
A Chicken Followed Me Home! Questions and Answers About a Familiar Fowl by Robin Page
The Way to School by Rosemary McCarney and Plan International
Flowers are Calling written by Rita Gray and illustrations by Kenard Pak
I (Don’t) Like Snakes written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Luciano Lozano
The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea written by Brenda Z. Guiberson and illustrated by Gennady Spirin
Thankfully, some of these are coming in as holds at my public library. I may have ordered a few based on amazing reviews and some are new additions to our school library. I hope to be reviewing many of these titles soon!
What titles are you still hoping to read before 2016 arrives?
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!
You are such a ‘knower’ of good reads. I’m looking for a novel for a grade 6 girl – one that deals with the struggles of anxiety.
Do you know of any recommended titles? – or a place I could search?
“engaged follower” of your blog and posts
“admirer” of your energy and enthusiasm
“jealous” of all the reading you do !!!! ☺
Thank you Candy for the compliments and jealousy 🙂 Reading a lot is both a blessing and a necessity. I found this link about books re anxiety that may be helpful: http://longestshortesttime.com/books-for-kids-of-all-ages-coping-with-anxiety/ Is she an advanced reader – reading YA titles or reading more MG fiction?
A Chicken Followed Me Home keeps popping up so I should check that out too. I’m making a list of books I want to read before the year ends. I know they’ll be around next year but still!
Exactly – they will be around but it is really wonderful to get them read in the midst of award and mock award buzz!
There are only 2 books in your list I haven’t read. Highly recommend all of the others! Really loved Trombone Shorty.
Thanks Michele – I am making my way through these titles! Very happily!
I’d recommend all of these, too, have read and liked them, except Flowers Are Calling and Winnie, although the hold list isn’t so long now. Thanks, Carrie.
My library is quite slow to get nonfiction titles in so slowly but surely I am getting these read!