Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday - June is for animal books, post 2 - 6.10.2020

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.

I love summer and being outside.  While maybe not everything in nature is my favorite (looking at you wasps and mosquitos...) there is a lot to explore!  Check out these animal books.

Amphibian Acrobats
Amphibian Acrobats
written by Leslie Bulion
illustrated by Robert Meganck
If you aren't familiar with this poetry series, look them up now!  
Bulion focuses on amphibians found across the world in this book.  Where in the world are they?  Don't miss the world map in the backmatter to find each species and where they live!  Each 2-page layout features an amphibian, a poem that focuses in on something special about the amphibian, and some additional nonfiction information to give you more details.  Want to know more about the poem?  Check out the backmatter to find Bulion's additional notes!
Bulion finds what makes each creature unique and integrates it into her poems.  I love the varied formats of each one.  By having poetry and nonfiction information, this book can be read in multiple ways - just read the poems, read it cover to cover, or flip through and find your favorite amphibian!  I'll be sharing more about the North American Wood Frog, native to our area.  Who knew it was a deep-freeze artist?!

Run, Sea Turtle, Run by Stephen Swinburne
Run, Sea Turtle, Run: A Hatchling's Journey
written by Stephen R. Swinburne
photographs by Guillaume Feuillet
Sea Turtle Scientist is one of my favorite nonfiction books.  Sea turtles are my favorite animals and I find them fascinating.  Those that make it to adulthood are true survivalists and their journey is so interesting to track.
I love that Swinburne has written more about these creatures and written it for readers who are becoming independent readers.  With more decodable vocabulary and shorter sentences, this book will captivate young readers and encourage them to read on their own.

If You Take Away the Otter by Susannah Buhrman-Deever
If You Take Away the Otter
written by Susannah Buhrman-Deever
illustrated by Matthew Trueman
Great cause-effect storyline, the book explores what happened when sea otters were hunted along the Pacific coastline and the devastation it had on the undersea kelp forest.
Gorgeous illustrations accompany this story.

Don't miss last week's post, which featured more amazing animals.  Find it here.

1 comment:

  1. Animal book lover here, Michele! Looking forward to reading all of these. So behind with my reading :(