Reading, Teaching, Learning

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Nonfiction Wednesday


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

I had so much fun reading nonfiction picture books today!  What amazing stories, inventions, people, and animals in these books!  Ada and The Recycled Orchestra's story in Ada's Violin was probably by favorite.  Wow!  Such a beautiful book of transformation, art, music, and beauty.  It's at the top of my list for a Sibert or Caldecott so far this year!  I think Pink is for Blobfish will be a student favorite!  Who could resist the compelling photos of the pink animals and the humorous cartoons on each page, along with fascinating facts and trivia about each animal?! Reviews for each book are on my Goodreads page.  

I loved snapping a picture of my daughter, Libby, and her husband, Jamie, reading through all my picture books this weekend.  Libby exclaimed at how interesting all these nonfiction books were!

 

I looked for more information on The Recycled Orchestra, and found these videos:






Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals
4.48
 5 of 5 stars 
Jun 29, 2016

Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
4.42
 5 of 5 stars
Jun 29, 2016

The Hole Story of the Doughnut
3.76
 4 of 5 stars
Jun 29, 2016

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
4.39
4 of 5 stars 
Jun 29, 2016


3 comments:

  1. We're trading reviews, I guess, Holly. I've read them all and loved them. Thanks for the 'extra' videos of the orchestra. It's an amazing and wonderful feat. I really liked Pink Is For Blowfish, too, and learned a lot from it. Enjoy your reading! FYI, my son & family are coming in Friday for the weekend. I've saved the doughnut story for them to read!

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