Know your nonfiction titles!
A list of links, posts, blogs and resources to help you keep up with the world of nonfiction picture books.
Blogs that highlight a lot of nonfiction titles:
KidLitFrenzy and all of the blogs that regularly participate in Alyson Beecher’s Nonfiction Picture Book challenges. All of my posts from 2017 are here, from 2016 are here, from 2015 are here, from 2014 here and from 2013, here.
Under the category of picture books Mary Ann Reilly shares fantastic themed lists by subject and grade level ranges on her blog Between the By-Road and the Main Road
Best of Lists:
Pinterest boards featuring nonfiction picture books:
2014 Best Children’s Nonfiction by Tasha Saecker
Best Non-fiction for Kids by Pragmatic Mom
Great Nonfiction for Kids by Choice Literacy
Building a Nonfiction Classroom Library by Alyson Beecher
Some posts on my blog which feature a number of favourite nonfiction titles:
The Wonder of Women. (10 picture book biographies about women in history)
Favourites of 2014 – nonfiction titles read, but not published in 2014
Favourite Nonfiction of 2014 – published in 2014
Change your perspective -10 titles that allow us to think about something from a completely new or different perspective.
Travel the World: 10 titles that do a particularly fantastic job of capturing a sense of place
Nonfiction 10 for 10: Dive Down Deep
Fantastic nonfiction picture book lists featured on other blogs:
75 Great Science and Nature books for Kids under 6 (Melissa Stewart on Celebrate Science)
Series and Authors for Primary Students by Michele Knott
100 of the Best Books for Children on Sustainability, Gardening and Nature from Children’s Books Daily
Using nonfiction books with children: (Posts are from this blog unless specified)
Teaching with a passion for nonfiction picture books: Part 1: Everywhere you look, let there be nonfiction
Teaching with a Passion for Nonfiction Books: Part 2: The importance of the nonfiction read aloud
Teaching with a Passion for Nonfiction Books: Part 3 A: Interacting with nonfiction: getting students reading, thinking and talking together
Teaching with a Passion for Nonfiction Books: Part 3 B: Reading and working with the texts
Perfect Pairs in Action – on Kid Lit Frenzy (using Perfect Pairs: Using Fiction and Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science, K-2 by Melissa Stewart and Nancy Chesley)
Perfect Pairs in Action Part II – on Kid Lit Frenzy
Falling in Love with Nonfiction on Kid Lit Frenzy
Setting the Stage for Writing about Nonfiction: written by Tara Smith on Two Writing Teachers
Fiction in Children’s Nonfiction on Kid Lit Frenzy
Including Nonfiction in Your Independent Reading Time by Michele Knott for Scholastic