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