Thursday, February 18, 2016

#nf10for10 Favorites!

I am so excited to read all the #nf10for10 posts and get new ideas for books to read! Nonfiction is a favorite genre of mine as an adult, but I'm just really beginning to see the possibilities of nonfiction children's literature. I've been making more of an effort to read aloud nonfiction and it is the go-to genre for many of my students. I don't have a theme this year- this is just a collection of nonfiction books that I've really enjoyed and my third graders have too. 

In no particular order...

Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends by Carol Buckley

Sit in: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Pink is for Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals by Jess Keating 

The Cozy Book by Mary Ann Hoberman

Who Would Win? Hornet Vs Wasp by Jerry Pallotta

Ben Franklin's Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention
by Barb Rosenstock

A Birthday Cake is No Ordinary Cake by Debra Frasier

I am Lucille Ball by Brad Meltzer

You Nest Here With Me by Jane Yolen & Heidi Stemple

Mothers Are Like That by Carol Carrick


  1. I love You Nest Here with me, the art, the lyrical language! So lovely!

  2. I found several new to me, Kathleen, like The Cozy Book and Sit-In. Thanks. I loved Yolen's book, too.

  3. Meltzer's books are so much fun, aren't they? I'm glad you included one of them on your list.

  4. Charming books, Kathleen - Sit In is one I use in my classroom for our Civil Rights unit, it's a great book.

  5. Don't the kids just love the Who Would Win books? I want to find the Ben Franklin book.

  6. I often read aloud The Red Eye Tree Frog in workshops with student-teachers. It surprises many to think of non-fiction as being more than facts but having a strong narrative. Thanks for the list.
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  7. My library card is filling fast. So many great titles here to consider. Thank you for joining in this nonfiction event, Kathleen. I learn so much as I travel from stop to stop.