It’s Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday!
This is Week 2 of 3 where I will be sharing thirty titles (ten at a time) of my favourite nonfiction books for older readers. The first ten are here.
My post last week goes into more detail of why I wanted to put together these three lists. Basically, I had just written a number of blog posts featuring titles for younger readers (like this one) and had received a comment about older students losing their passion for nonfiction titles. I wanted to share some of my favourite titles that I have read with my own children or on my own that I think will appeal to these intermediate/middle school readers. I hope something catches your eye!
The second ten:
The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest by Steve Jenkins (published 1999)
Poop – A Natural History of the Unmentionable written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Neal Layton (published 2004)
Predator Showdown (30 Unbelievably Awesome Predator vs. Predator Face-offs!) by Lee Martin (published 2011)
Let’s Talk About Race written by Julius Lester and illustrated by Karen Barbour (published 2005)
Helen’s Big World The Life of Helen Keller written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Matt Tavares (published 2012)
Meadowlands – A Wetlands Survival Story by Thomas F Yezerski (published 2011)
Bugged: How Insects Changed History written by Sarah Albee and illustrated by Robert Leighton (published 2014)
Every Human has Rights – A Photographic Declaration for Kids A National Geographic book with a forward by Mary Robinson. (published 2008)
Look Up! Bird Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate (published 2013)
One Well: The Story of Water on Earth written by Rochelle Strauss and illustrated by Rosemary Woods (published 2007)
Thanks to Alyson from Kid Lit Frenzy for the inspiration to read and share more nonfiction picture books in 2014. Follow the link to Alyson’s blog to read about more nonfiction books you need to read!
My goal is to read 65 nonfiction picture books for 2014. Progress: 102/65 complete!