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 DK Animal Families. During an excusion to the bookstore, yesterday, M spotted Animal Families and knew it was a book we should own. The adorable baby penguin on the front called to C as well. I explained that it was about how animal parents care for their children and what their families do together, and C immediately asserted that we should bring it home since right now she creates families for everything from her stuffed animals to the cups, forks, and spoons.
Animal Families is filled with wonderful pictures that get us all cooing, but it contains lots of fascinating information as well. Each page spread focuses on a topic such as New Babies, Mother’s Milk, Mealtime, or Brothers and Sisters. Short informational paragraphs, picture captions, and imagined quotes from the pictured animals teach basic information and fun facts about the topic. I would recommend it for any young animal lovers. Preschoolers would love the pictures and excerpts from the text, while older children would enjoy reading or listening to the entire book.
Posts from around the Kidlitosphere:
Laura Salas has reviewed The Circulatory Story.
Mommy’s Favorite Children’s Books shares Dinsoaurs! The Complete Guide to Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Reptiles one my dinosaurs lovers will have to see.
See a photo gallery of animal-themed non-fiction books weeded from school libraries at 100 Scope Notes.
Read about An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank at A Patchwork of Books.
Simply Science has a review of Monster Fliers From the Time of the Dinosaurs, a book that will fit in wonderfully with our prehistory study.
Abby the Librarian joins us with a review of Older Than the Stars, a book that explains the Big Bang in rhyming text, another one I’ll have to add to our prehistory book list.
Jeanne Atkins shares Ashley Bryan’s Words to My Life’s Song
Read about There Once Was a Sky Full of Stars at Wild About Nature
Tiny Nichols Coury interviewed Deborah Heiligman about one of my favorite recent reads, the National Book Award winning Charles and Emma: The Darwin’s Leap of Faith.
At Bookends Online, you can read about Spies of the Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network That Tried to Destory the Civil Rights Movement
Jane Goodall: Researcher Who Champions Chimps has been reviewed at Wrapped in Foil
Becky at Young Readers has reviewed Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way To Fame, Fortune & Swimsuit History
Charles and Emma battle with Claudette Colvin today at SLJ’s Battle of the Kids’ Books
Mama Librarian tells us about Bad News for Outlaws
Read about The Daring Escape of Ellen Craft at Whispers of Dawn.
Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow has been reviewed at Three Turtles and Their Pet Librarian.
Bookscoops has a review of Baby on the Way.
Anastasia Suen joins us with Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott.
Helaine Becker has posted about writing for boys.
Visit The Happy Nappy Bookseller to read about Amelia to Zora: Twenty Six Women Who Changed the World.