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Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #3

22 Jan
The Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge is hosted by Alyson over at Kid Lit Frenzy.

The Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge is hosted by Alyson over at Kid Lit Frenzy.

 Jim Henson by Kathleen Krull, Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher [***]

Jim Henson by Kathleen Krull, Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher [***]

I consider Jim Henson as one of world’s top Creative Geniuses. I was familiar with the Muppets but it was only a few years ago that I actually watched the movies featuring Kermit and the gang. I also became fascinated with “The Guy Who Played with Puppets.” I loved that the boy who loved telling stories went against what was practical by society’s standards and pursued his passion. In turn, he was able to make so many people happy- and will continue to do so long into the future!

Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? by Tanya Lee Stone, Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman [***]

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? by Tanya Lee Stone, Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman [***]

The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor, is an inspiring account of how one girl paved the way for other girls to become more than the seamstresses or teachers that were considered to be viable career options for them. The author’s notes at the end give a little bit more information of how her life was like after she became a doctor. Inspiring!

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6 responses to “Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #3

  1. Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan

    January 22, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Thanks for these recommendations. We can’t wait to get these texts.

     
  2. loveofxena

    January 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you for introducing me to the Jim Henson book. Kathleen Krull is a great nonfiction writer.

     
  3. Gigi McAllister

    January 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Oh my word I LOVE the Muppets! I would be very interested in reading that one. I just love Who Says Women Can’t be Doctors. I love to read books like this in my 4th grade class and watch the reaction of the girls.

     
  4. Michele

    January 22, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    I’m reading the “adult” Jim Henson biography. It would be great to compare with the kids the two books! Thanks for sharing that title!

     
  5. alybee930

    January 22, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Earl – Good picks! I loved both of these books. Thanks for sharing.

     
  6. The Styling Librarian

    January 23, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Really liked the Jim Henson biography as well. Can’t wait to read Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? – Thanks for the reminder!

     

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