Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Nonfiction Wednesday - Mock Sibert 2016

  Join Alyson and others at Kid Lit Frenzy for a nonfiction picture book bonanza each week!
I haven't posted on Nonfiction Wednesday for awhile, but I can't let the Mock Sibert 2016 opportunity go by, led by our own Alyson Beecher!  I don't want to miss out on the fun!  So, I'm going to start with nonfiction books I've rated a 4 or 5 or shelved as "Mock Sibert 2016" and narrow from there.  Here are some we're going to start with (in no particular order) - when I read new ones between now and January, I'll add them. I believe they meet the criteria, but when I reread, I will make sure. Here is my list so far (22 - my goal will be to make it 25 by the end of the year):

Trombone Shorty

Here is my post about Trombone Shorty.

Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower

Here is my post about Tricky Vic.

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Here is my post about Swan.

The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams

Here is my post for The House That Jane Built.

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

Here is my post for The Case for Loving.

In Mary's Garden

Here is my post about In Mary's Garden.

The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist

Here is my post about The Sky Painter.

A Chicken Followed Me Home!: Questions and Answers about a Familiar Fowl

Here is my post about A Chicken Followed Me Home!

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France

Here is my post about Mesmerized.

Egg: Nature's Perfect Package

Here is my post about Egg.

A Nest Is Noisy

Here is my post about A Nest is Noisy.

Growing Up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues

Uh oh!  I don't think I blogged about Growing Up Pedro!  Here is my Goodreads blurb:

I always enjoy Matt Tavares's books. Not being a baseball fan, I didn't know anything about Pedro Martinez, but this book taught me a lot and made me appreciate his path to greatness. It's not only about Pedro, though, it's also a tribute to his big brother, Ramon, who inspired and encouraged him throughout his life.

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

Here is my post about Winnie.

Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Here is my post about Up in the Garden, and Down in the Dirt.

Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama

Here is my post about Seeds of Freedom.


Here is my post about Enchanted Air.

Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

Here is my post about Gingerbread for Liberty.


Here is my post about Earmuffs for Everyone.

The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea

Here is my post about The Most Amazing Creature of the Sea.

 Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Here is my post about Emmanuel's Dream.

High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs

Here is my post about High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs.

Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle

Here is my post on Water is Water.


  1. I really have to give The Most Amazing Creature of the Sea a chance. I keep getting it mentioned!

  2. I love your list. High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs is so engaging--it's even face-out on the library shelves here in inland Idaho.
    I love Gingerbread for Liberty, but I'm curious about what you think about its invented dialogue. Does that make it fiction instead of nonfiction? I'm very conflicted because I love the book so much and think it does such a good job telling about the true story of Christopher Ludwick.

  3. Thank you for including The Sky Painter and Enchanted Air!!!

  4. Love this list and all of your links! I am working on reading a number of nonfiction titles published in 2015 right now to narrow down my list!