Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday 1.14.15


I am excited to join Alyson Beecher and other friends in this weekly challenge.  Finding great nonfiction picture books isn't a challenge anymore, there are so many wonderful books to be read now!  The challenge is sharing them with as many people as possible so they can find this wealth of literature to share with our young readers.  Thanks to Aly for starting this weekly link-up and thanks to all who join in!

Here are the NFPB that jumped out of the stacks this week!

Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth
Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth by Molly Bang
Informative text, I think would be great to show elementary students
how to read the complex text.  Very informative notes at the back of the book.
Penny Chisholm's illustration are bright and eye catching.

Saturn Could Sail: and other fun facts (Did You Know?, #7)
Saturn Could Sail and Other Fun Facts by Laura Lyn DiSiena and Hannah Eliot
Great new addition to the series.  This one is all about space - includes facts about
gravity, the sun, planets, stars and galaxies!
This would be a great addition for space units - even with the new standards,
individual pages could be used to reinforce concepts.

Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Emmanuel's Dream by Laurie Ann Thompson
This is a beautiful book about a great man who has
done much for his country in spite of a physical handicap.
I have such a connection with this book and glad
I could use it as a mentor text for my daughter!
I will be writing more about this book in a future post!

Can't wait to see the other NFPB this week!


  1. Three interesting books! Thanks, Michelle.

  2. Really interested to hear more about Emmanuel's Dream!

  3. I have read one, have one in my stack to read, and one I am adding to my "to-read" list. Thanks for sharing these books.

  4. I really want to get my hands on Buried Sunlight. I read the other one these two did and loved it. Learned so much.

  5. I have Emmanuel's Dream on order. I love the Molly Bang series. Saturn Could Sail is new to me. Thanks Michele.