22 Jan 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