Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday - NCTE finds 11.29.17

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

One of my favorite things to do at NCTE is roam the exhibit hall to check out new books and talk to the publishers.  This year on Saturday I was on the lookout for early readers and nonfiction picture books.  Today I am sharing the nonfiction picture books I found.  Here are the early readers I found.

A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights
A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights
written by Kate Hannigan
illustrated by Alison Jay
published by Calkins Creek
February 20th

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Blue Grass Boy
written by Barb Rosenstock
illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham
published by Boyd Mills
March 6th

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Terrific Tongues!
written by Maria Gianferrari
illustrated by Jia Liu
published by Boyd Mills
April 3rd
I've already read through this one and it is fantastic!  The text organization is fantastic and will support readers.  I can't wait to add this one to my collection!

Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong's Life in Jazz
Born to Swing: Lil Hardin Armstrong's Life in Jazz
written by Mara Rockliff
illustrated by Michele Wood
published by Calkins Creek
January 30th
Sorry, any book that has someone working on it that is a Michele with one l is going to be fantastic!  :)

Cute as an Axolotl: Discovering the World's Most Adorable Animals
Cute As An Axolotl
written by Jess Keating
illustrated by David DeGrand
published by Alfred A. Knopf
August 28th

The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell: Based on the Childhood of a Great American Artist
The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell
written by Candace Fleming
illustrated by Gérard Dubois
published by Schwartz and Wade Books
February 27th

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag
written by Rob Sanders
illustrated by Steven Salerno
published by Random House
April 10th

Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers?: The Story of Ada Lovelace
Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers?
written by Tanya Lee Stone
illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
published by Henry Holt and Co
February 20th

Voices from the Underground Railroad
Voices From the Underground Railroad
written by Kay Winters
illustrated by Larry Day
published by Dial Books
January 9th

A Girl Named Hillary: The True Story of Hillary Clinton (American Girl: A Girl Named)
A Girl Named Hillary
written by Rebecca Paley
published by Scholastic
January 30th

Wow, we have some amazing nonfiction reading ahead of us in 2018!  Lots to look forward to next year :)


  1. I will look for these, Michele. Thanks for sharing some coming out next year!

  2. I'm jealous, Michele. I was hardly in the exhibit hall at all this year, and I did virtually no browsing of booths. Thanks for highlighting a few titles that I can add to my to be read Shelf!

  3. I can't wait for Cute and Pride.

  4. I was scrolling through your NCTE finds and to my supreme delight spotted Terrific Tongues!!! Thanks so much for the shout-out, Michele! So glad you enjoyed it :).

    So many great titles to look forward to! I especially love Jess Keating's animal series--right up my alley!!