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Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #39

01 Oct
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.

Check It Out!: The Book about Libraries by Gail Gibbons [***]

Check It Out!: The Book about Libraries by Gail Gibbons [***]


I’m a sucker for books about libraries so this was a nice find! It may seem dated to some but it still introduces young readers to libraries and some of the services they provide!

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet [***]

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet [***]


I’ve been wanting to read this ever since I saw the rave reviews! This is another strong collaborative effort telling the story of a fascinating character- this time of Peter Roget who loved lists because they helped him understand the world around him- combined with gorgeous illustrations. Even the end papers are beautiful replicating the original thesaurus and its non-alphabetical order!

Simply Fantastic: An Introduction to Classical Music by Ana Gerhard, Illustrated by Claudia Legnazzi [***]

Simply Fantastic: An Introduction to Classical Music by Ana Gerhard, Illustrated by Claudia Legnazzi [***]


Delightful! This gorgeously illustrated picture book with an accompanying CD of musical pieces was a great find for me that I think will be great for classrooms. Even those who aren’t into classical music will be surprised by some of the familiar tunes they hear, from TV, movies, or whatever form of media that have employed them.

Learning about gnomes, fairies, and other magical creatures- not all of them nice- are used to introduce the musical works and composers. In addition to the already mentioned features, there is also a listening guide, glossary of musical terms, and biography and timeline of the different composers!

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2 responses to “Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #39

  1. Crystal

    October 1, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Simply Fantastic looks just that. I am going to have to give it a try. I recently got the book about Roget, but haven’t had a chance to dive in. I have only heard good things though so am looking forward to it. Gail Gibbons did such a great job writing non-fiction for young readers. Some of the books are a bit dated now, but they still get used in our school.

     
  2. Myra GB

    October 6, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Can’t wait to read The Right Word – it sounds absolutely delightful. 🙂

     

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