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?


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

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

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

  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.