Wednesday, May 21, 2014

It's 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.
My nonfiction reading this week happened to have a weather/seasons theme.
Secrets of the Seasons: Orbiting the Sun in Our Backyard

I'll be showing my students this book about seasons to my class as a creative nonfiction book example. Two kids and a couple of chickens teach us everything we need to know about the seasons.
It's Raining!
I like all of Gail Gibbons's books. They are bright, lively, informative, accessible, and entertaining. There are lots of nonfiction text features that accompany text to show the water cycle, types of rain clouds, where it rains in North America and around the world, and various forms of rain and storms. There is even a list of safety tips to keep you safe during thunderstorms and floods. This would be great in a classroom or library for young children.

What nonfiction have YOU read this week?


  1. I saw the Gail gibbons book but had not read it yet. Looks like it may be a good one for my elem school! Thanks for sharing it! I have the Secrets of the Seasons on mine today too! We often think alike :)

  2. Both books look good, Holly. Since we're into our afternoon thunderstorm season, I'd love to share that "It's Raining" book. Thanks!

  3. Love the look of the Secrets of the Seasons. I find children nonfiction when kid characters are actively involved in telling the story/conveying facts. Thanks for highlighting here.

  4. I too am a fan of Gail Gibbons information books. I keep some of her older titles when I am weeding because she makes topics so easy to understand for younger readers. I'm adding both these to my wish list.

  5. I have to find both of these. They are on my list of books to read. Thank you for sharing them with us. And don't you just love Gail Gibbons?!