Welcome to the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge that Alyson Beecher hosts at Kid Lit Frenzy each Wednesday. Visit Alyson for the link-up to lots more posts about nonfiction picture books.
Here are two of the books I read this week.
I grew up in Florida, so squirrels are an essential part of the landscape to me. I remember so many hours of lying on my treehouse (it was a large wooden platform stretching between several trees), engrossed in a book, while squirrels chittered and chased in the trees all around me. Minnesota has squirrels, too, of course, but they are not as ever-present as they are in Florida!
I love April Pulley Sayre’s work, and Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep is a charming rhyming picture book about squirrel lives. Interesting backmatter illuminates the interdependence of squirrels and trees.
Tail as flag.
Tail for balance,
zig and zag!
Gina Shaw’s Curious About Snow packs a lot of info into a small package! I’ve lived in Minnesota 26 years now, and I love snow! And I still learned new things about it, especially about its different forms and why they are shaped like they are. Lots of great science in here, and it would be fun to pair this with Snowflake Bentley (who is also discussed in this book). Reading this book sent me to my Pinterest board, Water Can Be…Amazing, and more specifically to these 3-D images of snowflakes. Wow. It was fun using info from this book to identify different snowflake formations.
I worked with Gina Shaw recently on a project, and I didn’t realize she was a children’s writer. When I saw her name in the Horn Book Guide, I had to run check out some of her books:>) She is a woman of many talents!
I have the squirrel book waiting at my library, think they’re cute, but one ate through a screen and got into my house a couple of years ago, not fun! Love your snowflake images, will look for this book! Thanks, Laura.
Squirrels are cute–but I sure don’t want one in my house! April does a lovely job with nonfiction:>)
Have not heard about the snow book, I’ll need to look for it! I have a post coming out about the Squirrels book, I really enjoyed it!