Thanks to Kid Lit Frenzy, I made a goal to read more children's nonfiction this year which I will be featuring on my blog every Wednesday.
I took a Choice Literacy course recently, taught by Franki Sibberson, and she recommended the Scientists in the Field series when looking for books to bump up our nonfiction teaching with Common Core. I have several of them already in my classroom library. Here are the ones I've read and reviewed on Goodreads:
I think people who devote their lives researching, studying, rescuing, and just loving animals are fascinating. This book is about a team of people who are devoted to saving the critically endangered Kakapo Parrots who live on the remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand. Only 91 parrots remain. The photographs are beautiful, and although there are plenty of nonfiction merits to the text, Sy Montgomery also captures the emotion and drama of the ups and downs of animal rescue.