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Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Recap

December 30, 2015

#nfpb2015Participating in the Nonfiction Picture Books Challenge was a fun reading inspiration again this year. Only eleven of my #nfpb15 reads were blogged, but I easily met my goal of twenty-five. And thanks to the wonderful reviews from our host Alyson and all the other participants, my to-be-read list is even longer!

Biographies & History

Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious by Jacqueline Briggs Martin; illustrated by Hayelin Choi

The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta by Fatima Sharafeddine; illustrated by Intelaq Mohammed Ali

Ben Franklin’s Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention by Barb Rosenstock; illustrated by S. D. Schindler

Dare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud by Tracey E. Fern; illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle

Enormous Smallness: A Story of e.e.cummings by Matthew Burgess; illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo

Gingerbread for Liberty! How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution by Mara Rockliff; illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch

Goldie Takes a Stand: Golda Meir’s First Crusade by Barbara Krasner; illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America by Carole Boston Weatherford; illustrated by Jamey Christoph

The Inventor’s Secret by Suzanne Slade; illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt

John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall by Julie Danneberg

The Legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching by Demi

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France by Mara Rockliff; illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Davis Gibbs; illustrated by Gilbert Ford

My Name is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth by Ann Turner; illustrated by James Ransome

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegration by Duncan Tonatiuh

Stone Giant: Michelangelo’s David and How He Came to Be by Jane Sutcliffe; illustrated by John Shelley

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder; illustrated by Julie Morstad

The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry by Peter Sis

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jennifer Fisher Bryant; illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Twenty-Two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank by Paula Yoo; illustrated by Jamel Akib

Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees by Franck Prévot; illustrated by Aurelia Fronty

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker; illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss


STEM: Science Technology Engineering Math

Curious Critters by David Fitzimmons

Curious Critters: Marine by David Fitzsimmons

Earmuffs for Everyone! How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs by Meghan Mccarthy

Galapagos George by Jean Craighead George

Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray; illustrated by Kenard Pak

Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature by Sarah C. Campbell; photographs by Richard P. Campbell

PB&J Horray! Your Sandwich’s Amazing Journey from Farm to Table by Janet Nolan; illustrated by Julia Patton

Plant a Pocket of Prairie by Phyllis Root; illustrated by Betsy Bowen

Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre

Secrets of the Seasons: Orbiting the Sun in Our Backyard by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld; illustrated by Priscilla Lamont

Sharks Have Six Senses by John F. Waters; illustrated by Bob Barner

The Slipper’s Keeper by Ian Wallace

Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson

Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes by Nicola Davies; illustrated by Emily Sutton

Triangles by David A. Adler

Wandering Whale Sharks by Susumu Shingu

Weeds Find a Way by Cindy Jenson-Elliott; illustrated by Carolyn Fisher

Whale Trails, Before and Now by Lesa Cline-Ransome; illustrated by G. Brian Karas

What’s New? The Zoo!: A Zippy History of Zoos by Kathleen Krull; illustrated by Marcellus Hall

Who Was Here? Discovering Wild Animal Tracks by Mia Posada

You Nest Here with Me by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple; illustrated by Melissa Sweet

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