Here are ten nonfiction titles, along with excerpts from the reviews they’ve been given, that you and yours might enjoy checking out:
by Deborah Heiligman (Author), LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
He began to read voraciously and, by the age of four, had taught himself calculus.” Although Hungarians tried to get Erdos to attend school during WWI, he refused because he didn’t like following the rules. Instead, he convinced his mother to allow him to study at home. He became a very fast reader and, by the time he was four years old, had taught himself calculus.
He was unable to do common tasks such as cooking, laundry, or driving and spent his adult life flying around the world, staying with other mathematicians, and working collaboratively on challenging math problems.
This fantastic picture-book biography celebrates the life of a man who isn’t well known outside of his field, but who is definitely worth knowing.
by Michelle Markel (Author) , Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
In the winter of 1909, a brave girl named Clara Lemlich, who was only five feet tall, picketed for workers’ rights. She arrived in America from Eastern Europe along with hundreds of other immigrants who hardly spoke any English.
Clara’s father is not hired by the factories. Instead, the factories want Clara to work for them making women’s clothing from dawn till dusk.
The men working at the factory think that girls are not strong enough to go on strike, but Clara proves them wrong. She eventually leads the biggest walkout of women workers in United States history.
by Patricia Polacco
Although Clara was very shy, she was very close to her brother Davie. Davie understood that Clara had a severe lisp which caused her to be teased by her classmates. Because she was an excellent student, she was taught at home.
She and Davie went to the library to get books about nature. Clara started borrowing medical books after that and people began to know she had the skill to treat livestock.
This story is touching and inspiring, and will make readers want to learn more about the subject matter.
Locomotive (Caldecott Medal Book)
by Brian Floca
Floca’s book “Locomotive” tells the story of a family’s journey from Omaha to Sacramento in 1869 on the newly completed Transcontinental Railroad. The book is a detailed exploration of everything about early rail travel, from the responsibilities of the crew and the specifics of the machinery to the sensory thrills of a bridge rumbling beneath and the wind blasting into your face.
This book is full of interesting facts that will surprise and delight young train enthusiasts.
by Paul Fleischman (Author) , Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator)
It was hard to get a good job if you could not read and write. So, he got a job helping people clean their houses and he would collect the little matchboxes that they would use to light the fires. He would save them and give them to his grandchildren.” He then tells her that matchboxes were once very popular and that people used to collect them. The little girl’s great grandfather explains to her that he used to collect matchboxes because he couldn’t read or write. He tells her that it was difficult to get a good job back then if you couldn’t read or write, so he got a job helping people clean their houses. He would collect the little matchboxes that they used to light fires and give them to his grandchildren. He explains that matchboxes were once very popular and people used to collect them.
He kept small, symbolic objects in matchboxes to remember his experiences, such as bones from the cannery where his family worked in the U.S., a tooth he lost when bullies threw rocks at him, and a ticket for his first baseball game. These things served as reminders of his journey from a struggling young adult to a successful one.
This book is excellent for sharing and discussion, and will resonate with many kids who will recognize how small, ordinary things can become treasures.
by Jennifer Berne (Author) , Vladimir Radunsky (Illustrator)
This book does an excellent job of explaining the life and work of Albert Einstein to a young audience. By providing an overview of Einstein’s life, the book showcases how his innovative thinking led to revolutionary scientific discoveries. The book begins with a look at baby Albert, who was famously silent.
As he got older, he became more introspective and began to wonder about the things he observed. When he was a student, his teachers thought he was too different, but his differences led him to think about natural phenomenon like light and numbers in new ways.
by Jen Bryant (Author) , Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
Horace Pippin was born in Pennsylvania in 1888. He loved to draw and paint as a child, and quit school in eighth grade to support his family when his father left. He was later wounded as a soldier in WWI, and never regained full use of his right arm.
Pippin began painting again when he returned home, using his left arm to guide his right. He drew his subjects mainly from observation, memory, family stories, and the Bible. He was eventually discovered by the art community.
by Barb Rosenstock (Author) , John O’Brien (Illustrator)
This picture book tells the story of Thomas Jefferson’s life through his love of reading and collecting books. As a young child, he would read through his father’s library, and as a young man, he would collect his own books.
He uses what he has learned from books to write the Declaration of Independence, as well as other papers during his presidency and retirement up until 1814 when a fire destroyed the Library of Congress.
After Jefferson sells his beloved books, the story comes to an end. The author’s note at the end of the story gives readers more information about Jefferson.
by H. Joseph Hopkins (Author), Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
She started working as a teacher and planting trees in her spare time.” Katherine Olivia Sessions, who grew up in Northern California in the 1860s, always loved trees. Even though girls back then weren’t supposed to get their hands dirty, Kate did. Girls were also discouraged from studying science, but Kate graduated from the University of California with a degree in science in 1881. After graduation, Kate moved to San Diego, a desert town with little greenery. She started working as a teacher and planting trees in her spare time.
She reached out to gardeners in different parts of the world for seeds that could grow in a harsh desert climate. By the early 1900s, oaks, eucalypti, and palms were flourishing throughout the city. It’s a beautiful tribute to the pioneering (and environmentally friendly) spirit, with an author’s note at the end.
by Tanya Lee Stone (Author) , Marjorie Priceman (Illustrator)
The idea that women can’t be doctors is absurd! Yet somebody had to be the first. Stone and Priceman use their great talents to tell the story of Elizabeth Blackwell, who overcame the scorn, sneers, and obstacles on her way to becoming a doctor.
At first, Blackwell was rejected by every medical school she applied to. As an adult, Blackwell was prompted by a friend who wished for a woman doctor to apply to medical school—and so the rejection began. At first, she was rejected by every medical school she applied to.
Once she was accepted, the author notes that she was treated poorly by her fellow students until she proved herself to be smarter than them.
Creature Features: Birds
The story follows the two blue jays as they play and explore their world. The illustrations are beautiful and help bring the story to life. The story of two blue jays living in a family’s backyard. The blue jays play and explore their world in the story. The illustrations help bring the story to life with their beauty.
The author of this book, Lita Judge, set out to explore the world of bird communication. She begins by looking at the different ways that birds use to communicate with each other. These include visual signals, vocalizations, and body language. She then goes on to look at the different purposes that these communication methods serve. For example, some are used to attract mates, while others are used to warn other birds of predators. The author also looks at the ways that humans can interpret what birds are saying. She provides many examples of how humans have been able to learn to understand the bird language. The book “Bird Talk: What Birds are Saying and Why” by Lita Judge explores the world of bird communication. It looks at the different ways that birds use to communicate with each other, including visual signals, vocalizations, and body language. It also looks at the different purposes that these communication methods serve, such as attracting mates or warning other birds of predators. Finally, the book looks at the ways that humans can interpret what birds are saying.
Annette LeBlanc Cate’s article “Look Up! Bird Watching in Your Own Backyard” (2013) discusses the joys and benefits of birdwatching. Cate begins by recounting how, as a child, she would spend hours lying in the grass, observing the birds around her. She would make up stories about their lives and adventures. This early interest led to a lifelong passion for birdwatching. Not only is it a pleasant activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, but it also has many benefits. These include reducing stress, improving mental sharpness, and providing opportunities to appreciate the natural world.
Birds use their feathers for more than just flying. They use them for sitting on eggs to keep them warm, for making nest, and for camouflage. Some birds even use their feathers to attract a mate.
Celia Godkin’s book “SkyDiver: Saving the Fastest Bird in the World” tells the story of a North American peregrine falcon named SkyDiver. The book chronicles SkyDiver’s life from when she was a young fledgling, learning to fly and hunt, to when she was an adult, defending her territory and raising her own young. Along the way, SkyDiver encounters many challenges, including being shot by a hunter, getting caught in a storm, and losing her mate. But through it all, she remains a fierce and powerful hunter, ultimately becoming one of the fastest birds in the world. Godkin’s book is both a fascinating look at the life of a wild peregrine falcon, and a celebration of the species’ ability to overcome adversity.
Have you heard the nesting bird? The one that sits on the edge of the nest? The one that watches over the eggs? The one that sits on the edge of the nest and watches over the eggs is called the nesting bird.
A Bird Is a Bird by Lizzy Rockwell (2014)
A nest is a noisy place. It can be full of chirping, tweeting, and cheeping. All of these little noises can add up to one big noise. A nest is a noisy place because there are a lot of birds in it making noise.
This text tells the story of an emu who lives in the Australian bush. The story follows the emu as she goes about her day, from waking up to going to sleep. The illustrator has used a limited palette of colors to create a calm and serene feeling. The text follows an emu living her life in the Australian bush. The story covers the emu’s day, starting with her waking up and ending with her going to sleep. The limited colors used in the illustrations create a feeling of calm and peace.
One day, while walking home from school, a chicken followed email@example.com One day, while I was walking home from school, a chicken followed me.
This book is about the different ways woodpeckers whack. Some use their beaks to drill holes in trees to get to insects. Some use their beaks to spear ants and grubs on the ground. Some use their beaks to crack open acorns and nuts. The book describes the different ways each type of woodpecker uses its beak and why its beak is the perfect tool for that job. Woodpeckers Wham is a book that explores the different ways in which woodpeckers use their beaks. Some use them to drill holes in trees to get to insects, while others use them to spear ants and grubs on the ground. Some use their beaks to crack open acorns and nuts. The book covers all of the different ways woodpeckers use their beaks and why those beaks are the perfect tool for the job.
Penguin Day: A Family Story by Nic Bishop (2017)
Creature Features – Creepy (or not ) Crawlies
The BumbleBee Queen is a picture book for children written by April Pulley Sayre and illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne (2005).
This book is about a boy who finds a worm and is grossed out by it. The book follows a young boy as he discovers a worm and becomes grossed out by it.
A butterfly is patient. It doesn’t mind waiting for what it wants. It knows that good things come to those who wait.
Ladybugs by Gail Gibbons (2012)
“Step Gently Out” is a poem by Helen Frost illustrated by Rick Lieder. It is about being careful and respectful of nature.
In this delightful picture book, Maggie de Vries and Renné Benoit explore the exciting world of bees in the city. The book starts with a little girl whose family keeps bees on their rooftop. One day, she finds a lost bee and decides to help it find its way home. Along the way, she meets other bees and learns about the important role they play in our ecosystem. This is a charming story that will teach children about the importance of bees in a fun and accessible way.
The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins (2012)
This picture book follows a day in the life of a honey bee as it collects nectar, pollen, and water to make honey.
Loree Griffin Burns tells the story of how an endangered California butterfly makes its way from the coast to the top of a mountain range and back again every year. The journey is fraught with dangers, including predators, parasites, and bad weather. Ellen Harasimowicz’s photographs bring the butterfly’s story to life. Handle with Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey is a book written by Loree Griffin Burns with photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz. It’s the story of an endangered California butterfly and its yearly journey from the coast to the top of a mountain range and back. The journey is full of hazards, like predators, parasites, and bad weather. Ellen Harasimowicz’s photographs make the butterfly’s story come alive.
I’m Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton (2015)
Beetles are generally shy creatures, but they are also very important in the ecosystem. This book tells the story of a beetle who is trying to find her place in the world. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful and the story is very sweet. The book, A Beetle is Shy, by Dianna Hutts Aston, is a story about a beetle who is trying to find her place in the world. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is sweet.
This is a book of poems about bugs, illustrated by Melissa Sweet. The poems are written by Carol Murray and are suitable for ages 4-8. This book contains a variety of poems about different types of bugs, written by Carol Murray.Each poem is accompanied by an illustration from Melissa Sweet, making the book fun and engaging for kids aged 4-8.
Give Bees a Chance by Bethany Barton (2017)
Creature Features – Mammals
A story about a blue whale calf’s first year of life cycle, told in the book Big Blue Whale written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Nick Maland (1997).
Sandra Markle’s Little Lost Bat tells the story of a baby bat who gets separated from her mother and has to find her way back home. The book is illustrated by Alan Marks.
Ape is a 2010 children’s book written by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Vicky White. It tells the story of a young ape who is left alone in the jungle after his mother is killed by a hunter. The ape must learn to fend for himself and find food and shelter. Along the way, he meets other animals who help him survive. Ape is a story of survival and friendship.
This book is about a seal that does many things such as swimming, eating, and playing. This book is about a seal that can do many things, such as swimming, eating, and playing.
A Little Book of Sloth by Lucy Cooke (2013)
In Eat Like a Bear, April Pulley Sayre and Steve Jenkins explore the eating habits of seven different animals. Each animal has a two-page spread with text describing what, where, and how much the animal eats. The illustrations are bold and lifelike, providing an up-close look at the animals’ mouths and teeth. In “Eat Like a Bear,” April Pulley Sayre and Steve Jenkins explore the eating habits of seven different animals. Each animal has a two-page spread with text describing what, where, and how much the animal eats. The illustrations are bold and lifelike, providing an up-close look at the animals’ mouths and teeth.
Wild about Bears by Jeannie Brett (2014)
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be born in the wild? Lita Judge explores this question in her book Born in the Wild: Baby Mammals and Their Parents. She brings the reader into the world of baby animals, from the moment they are born until they are able to fend for themselves. Born in the Wild is a book about baby animals and their parents. The author, Lita Judge, brings the reader into the world of baby animals, from the moment they are born until they are able to fend for themselves.
This book is about a baby elephant in the wild. The author and photographer Caitlin O’Connell and Timothy Rodwell take us on a journey following a young elephant as he grows up. We learn about his family, his habitat, and the dangers he faces in the wild. This book is a must-read for anyone who loves animals or wants to learn more about them.
Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas is a 2014 children’s book written by Lynn Cox and illustrated by Brian Floca. The book tells the story of a real-life queen who ruled the seas during the 16th century. Elizabeth was a brave and strong leader who inspired her people to follow her. The book is a great way to introduce children to history and to strong female leaders.
The book is about a baby blue whale who is entangled in a fishing net and is being rescued.
Hippos are one of the largest animals on land. They weigh up to three thousand pounds and can grow up to sixteen feet long!
The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond (2015)
Mad About Monkeys by Owen Davey (2015)
This book is about a group of otters that live in a forest and love to play. They play games, sing songs, and explore their surroundings. One day, they meet a visitor who joins in on their fun. The illustrations are very detailed and beautiful. This book is about a group of otters that love to play. They play games, sing songs, and explore their surroundings. They meet a visitor one day who joins in on their fun. The illustrations are beautiful and detailed.
Coyote Moon is a picture book that tells the story of a mother coyote and her three pups. It is written by Maria Gianferrari and illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline.
This book is all about squirrels and the many things they do. It starts off with: “Squirrels leap. Squirrels sleep. Fluffy tails help them balance as they leap and bound from tree limb to tree limb.” The illustrations are beautiful and the text is easy to read. The book “Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep” is written by April Pulley Sayre and illustrated by Steve Jenkins. It is a book about squirrels and the many things they do. The book starts with: “Squirrels leap. Squirrels sleep. Fluffy tails help them balance as they leap and bound from tree limb to tree limb.” The illustrations are beautiful and the text is easy to read.
A well-researched and beautifully written book about the lives of coastal grizzly bears in British Columbia. A Bear’s Life is a book about the lives of coastal grizzly bears in British Columbia written by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read.
Prehistoric Actual Size by Steve Jenkins (2005)
Lita Judge’s 2010 book “Born to Be Giants: How Baby Dinosaurs Grew to Rule the World” explores how baby dinosaurs became the massive creatures we know today. Using fossil evidence and illustrations, Judge tells the story of how these animals evolved and how they interacted with their environment.
A construction worker finds a fossilized dinosaur bone on a construction site. He donates it to a museum, where scientists analyze it and put it on display. A construction worker finds a fossilized dinosaur bone on a construction site and donates it to a museum. Scientists at the museum analyze the bone and put it on display.
How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge (2013)
A book about pebbles, The Pebble in my Pocket written by Meredith Hooper and illustrated by Chris Coady (1996).
A beautifully illustrated book. “A Rock is Lively” is a beautifully illustrated book written by Diana Hutts Aston and illustrated by Sylvia Long.
A picture book about a little girl who loves to watch volcanoes. Volcano Rising, a picture book written by Elizabeth Rusch and illustrated by Susan Swan, is about a little girl who loves to watch volcanoes.
A rock can be many things. It can be a home for a hermit crab or a place to sit and think. It can be part of a rock collection or a piece of a wall. It can be a stepping-stone or a paperweight. It can be a friend or a toy. It can be smooth or it can be rough. It can be plain or it can be pretty. A rock can be anything you want it to be. A rock can have many different purposes. It can be a home for a hermit crab, a place to sit and think, part of a rock collection, or a piece of a wall. It can also be a stepping-stone, a paperweight, a friend, or a toy. A rock can be smooth or rough, plain or pretty. It can be anything you want it to be.
Grand Canyon by Jason Chin (2017)
This book is a collection of haiku poems about Earth.
The history of our planet is a long and complicated one, and it can be difficult to wrap our heads around it all. In this book, Stacy McAnulty does a great job of breaking it down for us, telling the story of Earth from its very beginnings. David Litchfield’s illustrations are the perfect complement to this, and together they give us a fascinating and educational look at our planet and its history.
Nicola Davies’ 2005 book “Ice Bear (In the Steps of the Polar Bear)” tells the story of a small white bear named Ice Bear. Gary Blythe illustrates the work.
Maggie De Vries and Renné Benoit tell the story of a great white sturgeon in the Fraser River. The sturgeon is one of the largest freshwater fish in the world and can live to be over 100 years old. The sturgeon is an ancient fish, and its eggs are a delicacy. The sturgeon is also endangered, and there are only a few hundred left in the Fraser River. The story follows the sturgeon from its egg to its adult life, and ultimately to its death. The story is sad, but it is also a reminder of the importance of conserving the sturgeon and its habitat.
This book is about butterflies and their habitats. It includes illustrations of different types of butterflies and where they live.
Almost all species of animals on Earth are facing the danger of extinction. The world’s rarest animals are especially at risk because there are so few of them left. This book tells the stories of some of the world’s rarest animals and what is being done to save them. Almost all species of animals on Earth are in danger of extinction. The world’s rarest animals are especially at risk because there are so few of them left. This book tells the stories of some of the world’s rarest animals and what is being done to save them.
This book is about the tiger and its declining population. The book starts with a description of the tiger and its various features. It then goes on to explain the reasons for the decline in the tiger population. The book ends with a call to action, asking people to help save the tiger. The book Can We Save the Tiger?, written by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Vicky White, is a call to action to help preserve the declining tiger population. Through descriptive language and depictions of the tiger, the book gives readers an understanding of the importance of the tiger. It explains how the decreasing number of tigers is due to factors such as habitat loss and hunting, and asks people to take steps to help save the tiger from extinction.
When I was younger, I used to go to the moon, but then I stopped because it was too far away. But one day, I saw a bear on the moon, and I decided to go back and investigate. I found out that the bears were being captured and taken to factories, where they were being kept in tiny cages and forced to make bile. I was so upset that I decided to rescue them. In Jasper’s Story: Saving Moon Bears, written by Jill Robinson and Marc Bekoff, illustrated by Gijisbert van Frankenhuyzen, Jasper, a young boy, tells the story of how he used to visit the moon, but stopped because it was too far away. One day, he saw a bear on the moon and decided to investigate. He found out that the bears were being captured and taken to factories, where they were being kept in tiny cages and forced to make bile. He was so upset that he decided to rescue them.
This book tells the story of a group of scientists who are working to save the Puerto Rican parrot. A group of scientists are working to save the Puerto Rican parrot.
This book tells the story of a Brazilian puma named Abayomi. Abayomi is born in the Amazon rainforest and grows up learning about the animals and plants that live there. When she is older, she moves to the city to live with her aunt. In the city, she meets new friends and learns about the dangers of humans. She also learns how to survive in the city and make a home for herself.
Galapágos George, written by Jean Craighead George and illustrated by Wendell Minor (2014), is the touching story of a boy’s journey to find a family.
A Boy and A Jaguar follows Alan Rabinowitz’s journey to becoming a wildlife conservationist. Rabinowitz’s passion for animals began at a young age, when he developed a close bond with a jaguar at theBronx Zoo. This experience inspired him to dedicate his life to protecting wildlife. Rabinowitz has since gone on to become one of the world’s leading experts on big cats, and he has helped to establish numerous protected areas for them to live and roam freely.
Wandering Whale Sharks by Susumu Shingu (2015)
“Counting Lions: Portraits from the Wild,” written by Katie Cotton and illustrated by Stephen Walton, features Virginia McKenna of the Born Free Foundation (2015).
The Polar Bear by Jenni Desmond (2016)
This children’s book tells the reader all about the many different species of frogs. The book is full of fun facts and is written in a way that will keep young readers engaged. The illustrations are bright and cheerful, and help bring the text to life.
If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams (2017)
In her graphic novel, How to Be an Elephant: Growing up in the African Wild, Katherine Roy details the everyday lives of elephants in the African wild. Through detailed illustrations and concise text, Roy gives readers an intimate look at the elephants’ social hierarchy, their eating habits, and their daily tasks of bathing and dusting themselves. In her graphic novel, How to Be an Elephant: Growing up in the African Wild, Katherine Roy gives readers an intimate look at the everyday lives of elephants in the African wild. Through detailed illustrations and concise text, Roy details the elephants’ social hierarchy, their eating habits, and their daily tasks of bathing and dusting themselves.