Category Archives: narrative nonfiction

The Leaf Detective – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: The Leaf Detective, How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest Author: Heather Lang Illustrator: Jana Christy Publisher: Calkins Creek, 2021 Ages: 4-8 40 pages.  Genre:  Themes: forest, tree canopies, science, leaves, rainforests, female scientists, breaking the glass ceiling, nature, science, STEM Opening:Meg … Continue reading

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FIRST FRIEND – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: First Friend, How Dogs Evolved from Wolves to Become Our Best Friends Author: Kersten Hamilton Illustrator: Jaime Kim Publisher: Farrar Strauss Giroux, Feb. 9th 2021 Ages: 4-8 40 pages.  Genre: narrative nonfiction Themes: dogs, evolution, wolves, best friends, pets, nomads, stone age, Opening: Long, … Continue reading

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The Diamond and the Boy – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: The Diamond and the Boy – The Creation of Diamonds & The Life of H. Tracy Hall Author: Hannah Holt Illustrator: Jay Fleck Publisher: Balzer + Bray , 2018 Ages:  5-8 Themes: diamonds, inventor, experimentation, Tracy Hall, obstacles, scientist Genre: Picture Book Biography/nonfiction Opening: … Continue reading

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