Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday - a Science Stack! 12.18.19

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.

Here are some new science books for your nonfiction stacks!

Earth: By The Numbers       Dinosaurs by Steve Jenkins
Earth by the Numbers
Dinosaurs by the Numbers
by Steve Jenkins
These infographic books are amazing, I especially could not stop reading facts about our planet to everyone around me.  And the fact that every page is an infographic makes it understandable even if you can't read every word.  
You'll want the dinosaur book for your dinosaur-connesoirs.
You'll want the Earth book.... I think everyone would find something fascinating in it!  This is a book I am planning on book talking very soon, I think it's going to find a lot of readers!

Summer Green to Autumn Gold
Summer Green to Autumn Gold: Uncovering Leaves' Hidden Colors
by Mia Posada
Great science connections for first and second grade who study patterns over time and plants.  
I wish books like this could have been my science textbooks - they are so much more fascinating than what we grew up reading!  Authors, keep writing awesome science books likes these!

The Truth About Hawks by Maxwell Eaton III
The Truth About Hawks
by Maxwell Eaton III
I enjoy these books and so do young readers.  This one is really busy, even more than the others, in my opinion.  But, kids will learn a lot of facts about hawks.  They may need some scaffolding and help in how and what order to read the information in this book since it's full of main text, captions, and talk bubbles.

Gross as a Snot Otter by Jess Keating
Gross as a Snot Otter
written by Jess Keating
illustrations by Dave DeGrand
You know it really is gross when you keep upping the number of "eww"s you say on each page!
I love "The World of Weird Animals" series Jess has written and this one fits in just fine!  You'll say "eww" when you see the animal - although sometimes you don't because at first there doesn't seem to be anything "eww" about the giraffe or chipmunk but just wait because there really is!
Caution:  this book may make you think about vacationing on a Caribbean beach... just warning you!
Happy eww-ing!

I'll be back in 2020 with more nonfiction books for your read alouds!  Happy end of the year reading!

1 comment:

  1. Just read & enjoyed Summer Green. Lovely art. Thanks for reminding me about the Snot Otter book! Putting it on request right now!