Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #76

24 Jun


Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the WorldRachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A good introduction to someone whose influence can be seen and felt to this day but it definitely left me wanting more.

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EmuEmu by Claire Saxby
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If the gorgeous illustrations doesn’t make you want to browse this book, I don’t know what will. The story of the male emu who guards the eggs and protects and raises the chicks until they’re old enough is complimented with facts throughout the book.

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Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of FranceMesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France by Mara Rockliff
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Science has never been as fun as this book with its story of Ben Franklin trying to uncover why people in France have been acting peculiar after meeting a certain Dr. Mesmer. Only the scientific method can reveal the answer. The visual presentation and the illustrations are fun.

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Where Does Kitty Go in the Rain?Where Does Kitty Go in the Rain? by Harriet Ziefert
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was avoiding this book for the longest time since I thought it was going to be a cute-sy book about a cat. (I don’t like animals.) Even though it was, it was also about nature, which I don’t particularly like either. What is rain? Which animals and insects like the rain? These and other questions are answered side by side with the story (told in verse) of a girl looking for her pet cat. Classroom activities are included in the back. I enjoy any book that can mix fun with facts.

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Panda KindergartenPanda Kindergarten by Joanne Ryder
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a look in what a typical day looks like for sixteen panda cubs at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda at the Wolong Nature Preserve. Simple texts with accompanying photographs- and its cute subjects- will make this a fun read. Possible discussions might include endangered and threatened species and what we can do to save them.

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3 responses to “Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #76

  1. trkravtin

    June 24, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    EMU really is a stunner of a book. MESMERIZED is an interesting and much lesser known aspect of Benjamin Franklin’s life. Great post, Earl!

  2. Michele Knott

    June 24, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Emu keeps popping up. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it.
    I really liked Mesmerized. I liked how the author wrote about the scientific method without it coming off as dry and boring.

  3. Tammy and Clare

    June 24, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    We ordered Mesmerized from the library and can’t wait for it to arrive.


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