Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #54

14 Jan

The Dinosaurs Of Waterhouse HawkinsThe Dinosaurs Of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lovers of dinosaurs owe a lot to Waterhouse Hawkins, who created the first life-size models of them. People’s first visuals of these creatures came from him. In this beautifully illustrated picture book, we learn how a kid’s passion in drawing animals led to his creating towering reptilian replicas celebrated the world over and even now. Readers are bound to be fascinated and inspired. Intensive author and illustrator notes can be found at the end of the book.

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I am Jackie RobinsonI am Jackie Robinson by Brad Meltzer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ordinary People Change the World is a biographical picture book series from Brad Meltzer, best known as a bestselling author of adult thrillers. Positive and inspiring for preschoolers. Christopher Eliopoulos’ cute illustrations just add another layer of appeal!

Introducing young readers to these ordinary people who fought against stereotypes and/or injustice, the books have tackled various well-known people and their causes including Amelia Earhart’s determination to achieve her dream of being able to fly, Abraham Lincoln’s belief in equality for all, and Rosa Parks’s refusal to let others mistreat her and others just because of the color of her skin.

In the latest title, bravery and leading by example is highlighted in the life of Jackie Robinson.

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3 responses to “Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #54

  1. thelogonauts

    January 14, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    The dinosaurs book sounds like a fascinating bit of history that many kids would find intriguing!

  2. Alyson Beecher

    January 14, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    It has been so long since I read The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins. I should get it again.

  3. Linda Baie

    January 14, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Love hearing about that first book, Earl. It sounds like an amazing story. The series from which the Jackie Robinson book is from seems like an important introduction to biography along with the wonderful stories.


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