Every Monday, kidlit bloggers celebrate some of the fantastic non-fiction available for kids and teens. I’m excited to be hosting today’s Non-Fiction Monday Round Up! Leave a link to your post about a non-fiction title in the comments, and I’ll update throughout the day.
My selection for today is 50 Things to Draw and Paint. I discovered this one at the library last week, and I knew my 6yo would love it. Each simple project has step by step instructions for using pencils, pastels, paints or ink to make animals, people or a scene from nature. The projects are small and older kids could work on them independently. Some require more complicated drawing or painting techniques but they could easily be simplified. My daughter often sketches or colors during transitions times like while I make dinner or while I put her sister to bed. This book is perfect for those times when she needs some inspiration.
Posts from around the Kidlitosphere:
Kim at Wild About Nature has reviewed a book that is sure to please fellow cloud gazers: It’s Cloudy Today by Kristin Sterling
At Great Kid Books, Mary Ann has reviewed two wonderful ocean-themed books, Prowling the Seas: Exploring the Hidden World of Ocean Predators and Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea
Lynn and Cindy at Bookends have reviewed Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting by Jim Murphy, a book about one of my favorite historical stories, the Christmas truce of WWI
A fascinating biography, I and I: Bob Marley is reviewed by Abby (the) Librarian
And another biography at Rasco from RIF: Mandela: A Rebel Who Led His Nation to Freedom by Ann Kramer
Roberta from Wrapped in Foil shares Feel the G’s: The Science of Gravity and G-Forces
Read about The Frog Scientist, a book from the excellent Scientists in the Field series, at Lost Between the Pages
Head over to Moms Inspire Learning to read about Weather Whys: Questions, Facts, and Riddles About Weather
Lori Calabrese Writes! reviews The Human Body from the Wonders Inside series
Wendie Old puzzles over Guess Again by Mac Barnett at Wendie’s Wanderings
Head over to Ms Mac’s Check It Out blog to read about Faith by The Global Fund for Children
Amy Graves shares titles from Magic Wagon’s Cultural Holidays series at Art of Irreverence
Read about The Day-Glo Brothers at MotherReader.
Visit Charlotte’s Library to learn more about Oceanology: The True Account of the Voyage of the Nautilus
Amanda at A Patchwork of Books has reviewed Who Would Like A Christmas Tree: A Tree for All Season