Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesdays - what's in my nonfiction stack? 11.13.19

Wednesdays 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.

Books that have been in my nonfiction stacks:

A Place to Land by Barry Wittenstein
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation
written by Barry Wittenstein
illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Wow.  This is a powerful book.  Just when you think you've read about and understood MLK Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, you read this and learn even more.  Between the powerful words and the illustrations that make a statement, this is a book you're going to want to have for Civil Rights discussions and for teaching Civil Rights time period and about MLK.

Did You Burp?: How to Ask Questions...or Not!
Did You Burp?  How to ask questions...or not!
written by April Pulley Sayre
illustrated by Leeza Hernandez
No, it's not a book about burping, although bodily functions do make an appearance in this book!  It's all about questions - asking, answering, when to ask, when not to ask, how to ask, what they sound like, question words.... A great book to use when getting ready for inquiry or at the beginning of the school year!

Little Libraries, Big Heroes by Miranda  Paul
Little Libraries, Big Heroes
written by Miranda Paul
illustrated by John Parra
I love the combination of Paul's voice and Parra's illustrations.  They join together for this beautiful story that honors and celebrates Little Free Libraries founder, Todd Bol.

Firefighters' Handbook by Meghan Mccarthy
Firefighters' Handbook
by Meghan McCarthy
This all-about book gives a lot of information about firefighters that kids may or may not know and asks the readers to think about do they have what it takes to be a firefighter.  Interactive - there are a couple of quizzes to take - and thought-provoking since it tells you many of the tests a person needs to take and do in order to become a firefighter.  

As always, happy nonfiction reading!


  1. I brought the "Little Libraries" book back from Highlights, a wonderful story! I still need to share it! I have the first two on my list, & thanks for the firefighters book-looks fun!

  2. Loved the LFL book--so good! Our neighborhood is about to get four LFLs--so excited to share friends' books (and some of mine too). Picking up the King book from the library soon :)