Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #72

27 May


I skipped last week since I was on vacation. The last three titles this week are new releases.

The Harvey Milk StoryThe Harvey Milk Story by Kari Krakow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this picture book on Harvey Milk Day- May 22nd. This was a great introduction to an inspirational man who overcame his fear to be who he was to fight for equality not just for the LGBT community but for everyone.

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Water Is Water: A Book About the Water CycleWater Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Even after all the nonfiction picture books I’ve read over the years, especially with this reading challenge, I’m still surprised when I find one that I think will also be great as a read aloud. This one- with its fluid (pun intended) and beautiful illustrations by Jason Chin- will be great for storytime and has plenty of learning moments about the different states of water and its cycle.

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Edible NumbersEdible Numbers by Jennifer Vogel Bass
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A follow up to last year’s Edible Colors, this one fell a bit short. I did like the two-page spread in the end where readers can count the different kinds of fruits and vegetables they see.

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Available in paperback:
RedwoodsRedwoods by Jason Chin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Jason Chin has been recommended to me by a lot of our customers so I’ve been meaning to read his books and finally got around to it. And I am thrilled to have found such a great “new” writer/illustrator.

Gravity was my introduction to Jason Chin. His latest is also his shortest- and illustratively his weakest as well- but doesn’t diminish how enjoyable and informative it was.

Coral Reefs was a wonder of a book. I loved the fantasy element mixed in with all the fascinating facts!

Redwoods is another creative non-fiction type of picture book.

His storytelling style reminds me a bit of David Weisner’s.

I will definitely be recommending Jason Chin to others!

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One response to “Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #72

  1. Holly Mueller

    May 27, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    I read Gravity and Island: A Story of the Galapagos and enjoyed them both, but I’ll put other Jason Chin books on my list now!


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