It is always a priority to be able to show students places in the world that they may not have seen. Places in their world that are not that far away – in our own beautiful province’s rain forest? Even more important.
A Bear’s Life by photographer/author Ian McAllister and author Nicholas Read is not to be missed. Ian McAllister and his wife Karen McAllister were named by Time Magazine as “Leaders of the 21st Century” for their efforts to protect British Columbia’s endangered rainforest. Ian and Karen cofounded Pacific Wild
This title includes absolutely stunning wildlife photography by McAllister as readers are introduced to what bear cubs in the Great Bear Rainforest do everyday. We meet black bears, grizzly bears and the incredible spirit bears. Come along as these cubs sleep, play, learn to fish and forage and prepare for winter.
There is lots of information here but it is also easy to become lost in a single photograph.
This will be a title I share with my Grade 3 class this fall as we learn about the animals that live with us in British Columbia and how we can protect them.
Thanks to Alyson from Kid Lit Frenzy for the inspiration to read and share more nonfiction picture books in 2017. Follow the link to Alyson’s blog to read about more nonfiction books you need to read!
Hi Carrie! Happy to see you here on a Wednesday! Our kg students go through a bear unit, I’ll be on the lookout for this one!
It’s really great – even if you just looked at the photos!
Betsy Bird has a post today on Fuse #8 about the limits of illustration in nonfiction picture books. I love illustrated nonfiction but there’s something about the right photos with the right nonfiction. This looks amazing!
Off to read that post. Thank you!
I’ve been thinking about doing a BC-themed session of my nonfiction kids book club – so often we focus on exciting far-away places, when there’s so much to see and experience so close to home!
Let’s compare titles! I want to look at this too.
This sounds like an amazing collection of photos. I will be watching for it.