Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday - a science stack - 1.22.2020

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.

This Wednesday I have a science stack for you!

Do Not Lick this Book by Idan Ben-Barak
Do not lick this book* - *it's full of germs
written by Idan Ben-Barak
illustrated by Julian Frost
photographs by Linnea Rundgren
The basic gist of the book is everything you touch as some kind of germ on it.  Kinda makes you want to live in a bubble.  But kids will love the close up photographs and the interactive part of the book.

Cells by Carolyn Fisher
Cells: An Owner's Handbook
by Carolyn Fisher
A quick, everything you need to know about cells.  I can see this being used in a middle school science class as an intro to cells!

Fungus Is Among Us!
Fungus is Among Us!
written by Joy Keller
illustrated by Erica Salcedo
Written in rhyme, readers discover that fungus really is all around us.  By the end of the book readers will either be totally grossed out or fascinated with finding fungi!  Interesting interview with a mycologist (a scientist who studies fungi) i the backmatter.

Now You Know What You Eat by Valorie Fisher
Now You Know What You Eat
by Valorie Fisher
This book is full of infographics that break down the ingredients that go into common foods Americans eat, as well as show where the ingredient came from.  A book that could entertain a reader for hours, and because of the infographics all levels of readers will be able to understand the information presented.

As much as we love picture book biographies, please remember to look at the nonfiction you have in your libraries to make sure there are expository nonfiction books for your readers, as well!


  1. I remember how exciting it was for one of my students to read Nicola Davies' Tiny Creatures. Love these books you've shared today, Michele!

  2. I can see readers really liking the fungus book. Thank you for sharing these titles.

  3. A book full of infographics is a brilliant idea. It could be used in language arts classes to talk about text structures and nonfiction features and in math to talk about charts and so on and so on. Definitely checking that one out!