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Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #5

05 Feb
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.

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara [**]

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara [**]


This board book introduces the youngest of readers to a progressive mindset that’s not heavy handed. The illustrations are bold and fun with something extra to look for on every page! Check the website to learn more about the book.

Does a Bear Wear Boots? by Harriet Ziefert,Illustrated by Emily Bolam [**]

Does a Bear Wear Boots? by Harriet Ziefert,Illustrated by Emily Bolam [**]


A cute informative book that encourages kids to think about animals, humans, and the clothing they do or don’t wear!

Freedom Song by Sally M. Walker, Illustrated by Sean Qualls [***]

Freedom Song by Sally M. Walker, Illustrated by Sean Qualls [***]


The first book I read about Henry “Box” Brown is a wonderfully written lyrical account of a slave determined to be free. The illustrations are great. I enjoyed reading an excerpt from an actual letter written in the mid-1800’s recalling some of the incidents of this book.

Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson [**]

Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson [**]


Maybe it was because I just read this right after Freedom Song but I didn’t like this as much. It was interesting what parts of Henry’s life were mentioned in both books, which weren’t, and what were focused on or weren’t. Customers have actually recommended this to me. Usually, I’m a fan of Kadir Nelson’s illustrations but not this time.

Manfish by Jennifer Berne, Illustrated by Éric Puybaret [***]

Manfish by Jennifer Berne, Illustrated by Éric Puybaret [***]


This was one of those books that made me want to learn more about the subject or person discussed. Jennifer Bearne told the life of Jacques Cousteau in way that was enough but also makes you want more. The illustrations and the “surprise” in the middle of the book just added to the richness of this book!

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2 responses to “Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #5

  1. muellerk8

    February 5, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I’ve seen A is for Activist a couple times in the last few weeks. Looks good! I’ve read Henry’s Freedom Box, but not Freedom Song. I need to check that out. I liked Manfish a lot!

     
  2. carriegelson

    February 5, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I am a huge fan of Manfish – so pleased that you liked it. I love the look of Does a Bear wear Boots.

     

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