Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday

I’m linking to Allyson Beecher’s Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday on Kid Lit Frenzy today.

I’ve highlighted two new nonfiction picture books below:

W Is For Webster: Noah Webster and his American Dictionary by Tracey Fern

Publisher:  Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

Publication Date: November 10, 2015

From an early age, Noah Webster liked to use big words.  He loved learning and even became a school teacher.  It was during his time in the classroom that he realized that the newly formed American needed its own language, because American children came from many different countries and didn’t speak like British children.  It took Noah twenty years, and a lot of persistence, to write the dictionary of American English.

Check out Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books for my thoughts on how to use this book in the classroom.

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday #nfpb15

I’m linking to Alyson Beecher’s Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday at Kid Lit Frenzy today.

I’ve highlighted two brand new books below:

My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth

Publisher: Harper Collins

Publication Date: January 20, 2015


Written in the fiery voice of Sojourner Truth herself, this is the story of her early life in slavery and her transformation from Isabella Baumfree to Sojourner Truth.  “I think with a name like Sojourner Truth a body has some respect at last.”  A pioneer in her time, Sojourner Truth, an ex-slave spoke for black freedom and women’s rights.

Check out Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books for my ideas on how to use this book in the classroom.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher.

 

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

Publisher: Henry Holt

Publication Date: January 20, 2015

When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear for sale at a Canadian train station, he knew he could care for it.  Harry was a veterinarian.  But he was also a soldier in training for World War I.  Harry named the bear Winnie, short for Winnipeg, his company’s hometown, and he took her along to training camp in England.  Winnie became the regiment’s much-loved mascot, but who could care for the bear when Harry had to go to battle in France? Harry found just the right place for Winnie: the London Zoo.  There a boy named Christopher Robin came along and played with Winnie.

Check out Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books for my ideas on how to use this in the classroom.

©2015 by Dawn Little for My Learning Life. All Amazon links are affiliate links and may result in my receiving a small commission. This is at no additional cost to you.

 

 

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday

I’m linking to Allyson Beecher’s Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday at Kid Lit Frenzy today.

I’ve highlighted two brand new books below:

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

George loved words.  But, he was unable to read or attend school because George was enslaved. Through sheer determination, he learned the alphabet, then he taught himself to read.  George created poems in his head and recited them at a nearby college campus while selling fruits and vegetables for his master.  Soon, the students on campus were buying his poems!  But, would George ever by a free man?

Check out Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books for my thoughts on how to use this in the classroom.

Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie Robertson

Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

The story of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker was passed down to the author as part of the North American Indian oral tradition.  Hiawatha is a brave Mohawk warrior who has lost his family in battle and wants revenge against the evil Chief, who is inciting fighting among the five Iroquois tribes.  When the Peacemaker (prophet) appears one day to unite the warring tribes, he uses Hiawatha to communicate his message.  This message of peace not only changed the way the Iroquois governed themselves, but also acted as a blueprint of democracy that would later inspire the authors of the U.S. Constitution.

Check out Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books for my thoughts on how to use this in the classroom.

Disclosure: I received copies of these books from the publishers for review.

©2015 by Dawn Little for My Learning Life. All Amazon links are affiliate links and may result in my receiving a small commission. This is at no additional cost to you.

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday

I’m linking to Allyson Beecher’s Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday at Kid Lit Frenzy today.

Two nonfiction picture books I read in the last week are below:

Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens by Nina Nolan

Publisher: Harper Collins

Publication Date: January 27, 2015

A fantastic picture book biography about the “Queen of Gospel,” Mahalia Jackson.  Even as a young girl, Mahalia Jackson loved gospel music  People say she was born with nothing, but she had something – a voice that was bigger than she was.  Life was difficult for her growing up, but singing gospel always made her feel “like a peacock with her feathers all spread out.”  When Mahalia realized how powerful her voice was, she wanted to share it with the world.  Her journey takes the reader from a record contract, to performing at Carnegie Hall, and all the way to the historic March on Washington – all without compromising who she was inside! A powerful story of staying true to yourself.

Fur, Fins, and Feathers: Abraham Dee Bartlett and the Invention of the Modern Zoo by Cassandre Maxwell

Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: August 10, 2015


From the time he was a little boy, Abraham Dee Bartlett loved animals.  He spent every night reading about animals and dreamed of working with them when he grew up.  In 1859, Bartlett was asked to become the Superintendent of the London Zoo.  His love and respect for animals led him to become a pioneer in veterinary medicine and to create an environment for animals in zoos as we know them today.  Check out Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books for my thoughts on how to use this book in the classroom.

Disclosure: I received copies of these books from the publishers for review.

©2015 by Dawn Little for My Learning Life. All Amazon links are affiliate links and may result in my receiving a small commission. This is at no additional cost to you.

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday

I decided to link up to Allyson Beecher’s Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday at Kid Lit Frenzy today.  I’m going to try to do this throughout the year.

Two nonfiction picture books I read this week are below.  Both of these are excellent picture book biography mentor texts.

Earmuffs for Everyone

I shared a lesson idea on a way to use Earmuffs for Everyone in the classroom at Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books today.

 
Mr Ferris and His Wheel Mr. Ferris and His Wheel is another picture book biography mentor text that could be used in the classroom.