This fabulous infographic co-created by Melissa Stewart, debuted in September, when I was in Scotland. But, ya know, better late than never and all that. I’m sharing it now because it’s full of great ideas about sharing nonfiction books with kids. These ideas are adaptable to school libraries, classroom teachers, parents, and public libraries. Check out the infographic here or click on the thumbnail below for a printable .pdf! Is there one prompt that feels perfect and easy for right now? Do it! You’ll be glad you did!
I’ve written lots of nonfiction picture books, and I’m always grateful for adults who recognize how many kids soak up information and true stories!
[My Classroom Connections posts share a way to connect one of my books or poems to a classroom topic–often something timely that you might be covering in the next month or so. Please share this post if you have educator friends who might be interested–thanks!]
Janet F. says
This is terrific, Laura and oh so true about kids who love nonfiction. My just turned 4 year old grandson declared recently to his speech teacher: I only like real books, I want to learn about real stuff not stories. He also told us that he wanted to learn history the real way (not my cute little song about the president names in order) but like his dad and grandpa know it, so he knows ALL about them and what happened. He also looked at a book I had and he said, I don’t want that book, it’s a baby book. (Think it was a cute board book maybe.) And lastly he announced with pride and like it should be when I asked : where is your big sister (she’s 6 1/2 in gr. 1), “oh she’s up in her room reading. She can read real books to herself now.” This little guy is smart, I have known it for a long time. His attention span is off the charts and he absorbs. And of course with his speech delay we couldn’t always understand him but now he is close to being right there or has strategies to make the word known to the listener. And he adores his extremely smart grandpa who is like his bff. Those two together are a hoot and a half. Thanks for all, Laura.