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Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge









Underwater Dogs for Kids, Seth Casteel


This book is priceless.  The photographs are hysterical and the rhyming text makes this a book young readers will want to hear again and again.    There are more incredible photos on this YouTube video – Amazing Underwater Dogs – Photographer Seth Casteel


Eat Like A Bear, April Pulley Sayre and Steve Jenkins


We can’t say enough about this book.   The text is informative and poetic, and the illustrations make you want to reach out and pet the bear.   Both Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly gave it starred reviews.   Check out this post on Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast to get a peek at Steve Jenkins drawings for this book.


Courage Has No Color, Tanya Lee Stone


This book doesn’t just tell the story of the Triple Nickels, America’s First Black Paratroopers, it helps readers understand the dedication that these men had to our country.  These black soldiers wanted to fight against Hitler’s discrimination, yet they were discriminated against in America.  Their story is unforgettable.   Here is a powerful book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blaSF12VKBE

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    Holly Mueller
    Posted at 14:29h, 22 January Reply

    These are all great books! I think Courage Has No Color could be an award winner next week!

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      Tammy and Clare
      Posted at 15:36h, 22 January Reply

      I hope it wins. It is such an amazing book!

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        Posted at 04:52h, 23 January Reply

        Courage Has No Color has already been short-listed for YALSA’s Best Nonfiction. Hoping it wins both YALSA’s Best Nonfiction for Teens and the Sibert. Such a good book and a great audiobook.

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    Carrie Gelson @There's a Book for That
    Posted at 15:17h, 22 January Reply

    I shared Eat Like a Bear this week too! Isn’t it just lovely. I wanted to read it out loud over and over, the language is so wonderful!

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      Tammy and Clare
      Posted at 15:37h, 22 January Reply

      I do love the language in the book. We are having a snow day here in Boston so I will have to read it out loud later this week.

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    Mary Hill
    Posted at 18:34h, 22 January Reply

    Photography, poetry and dogs! Underwater Dogs for Kids, Seth Casteel is going on my to be read list. Thanks for sharing.

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    Margie Culver
    Posted at 22:07h, 22 January Reply

    I have got to finish Courage Knows No Color before next week. I have a feeling Holly might be right. I love the other two titles so much.

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    Gigi McAllister
    Posted at 23:37h, 22 January Reply

    I can definitely see my 4th graders enjoying Underwater Dogs. Eat Like a Bear looks great! Thank you!

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    Michele Knott
    Posted at 02:28h, 23 January Reply

    I have Eat Like a Bear on hold for me at the library. Our kindergartners do a bear unit, this might be a great fit! Thanks for sharing!

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