Reading, Teaching, Learning

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Nonfiction Wednesday


 I'm excited that Alyson Beecher, at Kid Lit Frenzy, is continuing her Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge for the third year in a row. 


More creative nonfiction this week!

Handle with Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey




This is a beautiful and interesting book about a box of pupae shipped to a museum in Boston from a butterfly farm in Costa Rica. Burns chronicles the life cycle of a butterfly in this innovative and captivating book, filled with gorgeous photographs. Now I want to visit Costa Rica!

Feathers: Not Just for Flying





What a great addition to my unit on creative nonfiction! Stewart teaches us fascinating information about feathers through similes. There were a lot of things I didn't know about the way birds use their feathers. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous - I love the color tones and the scrapbook-like design. Great author's note at the end. I will definitely be purchasing this for my classroom library.

What creative nonfiction are YOU reading this week?



4 comments:

  1. I think the feather book just looks wonderful, Holly.

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  2. Mrs.Mueller,
    Both of those books look so good! I really like the book title Handle with Care:an unusual butterfly journey.

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  3. Checking out feather book now. We just started our bird unit.
    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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  4. I love Melissa Stewart's books. Can't wait to find her other book Beneath the Sun which is a companion book to Under the Snow.

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