Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday I'm Reading What You're Reading part 2 6.22.16

Every Wednesday I join Alyson Beecher from kidlitfrenzy and other
kidlit bloggers to share wonderful nonfiction picture books.
The intention of today's blog is to give educational professionals
new nonfiction reading material and ideas to use 
with students to promote a love of reading nonfiction materials.

Welcome to this version of I'm Reading What You're Reading.  This week it's the places to go edition.  Whether you're traveling to different locations or places in your mind, these books are perfect to take you where you want to go!  
Thanks to Wednesdays, I get great nonfiction reading in.  You've inspired me to read so many great books. I know often with the sheer volume of books I check out and order and buy, I'm bound to miss a book or two (or three or four or...).  When books pop up on multiple blogs, it helps remind me there is a book I want to read that I've forgotten about.  That's what inspires this post.  Maybe you've missed one of these books.  By bringing it up again, maybe it's this time that you'll go check it out!
Here's what you've been reading that I want to talk about:

Living in . . . Brazil     Living in . . . Italy     Living in . . . Mexico
Living In...Brazil by Chloe Perkins
I've been wanting to check out this series since Alyson Beecher spotlighted it months ago.  I love the illustrations - bright and colorful.  Full of information with accessible text, this book is great for young readers.  I'm interested in finding more in this series.  I notice they have one about Mexico and India publishing in the future.  We have students from both areas at my school, will have to look for them!

Mastermind: Over 100 Games, Tests, and Puzzles to Unleash Your Inner Genius
National Geographic Kids:  Mastermind by Stephanie Warren Drimmer, 
puzzles by Julie K. Cohen
Thanks to Kellee Moye for this book.  Just like all National Geographic Kids books, it's not meant to read cover to cover, but there are a lot of fun facts sprinkled throughout.  This one has puzzles and games that will delight kids.  I think I'm going to copy the puzzles and put them in a binder.  Kids who check out the book can check out the binder and do the puzzles in there, that way the book can be used over and over.

So what are you reading?  Because I'm probably going to check it out too!


  1. The Living in... books are some that I want to get my hands on also. :)

  2. Yay! Did you and K like Mastermind? I cannot wait to do it with Trent (I hope it holds up!)!
    I'm interested in the LIVING IN series for Trent also. Great highlight of diversity for young readers.

  3. I've been meaning to read the Living In... series but I feel if I read one, I should read them all.