Tuesday, February 17, 2015

10 for 10 Nonfiction. New to Me from the Library.

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I'm so thankful for a blogging community that continues to celebrate books.  It has really pushed me to stay current and excited about what continues to be published!  

Here are my 10 new nonfiction books to share, in no special order.  Books and Publishers and Series that are new to me. From the Library.  In February.  (I'll stop now.)  :)  


I had been looking at this book when we read for our Mock Caldecott this year.  I'm so bummed that I didn't share this sooner!  Beautiful pictures; accessible text.  I love biographies/any nonfiction that have that text for emerging readers to access.  


A Man and His dog.  This is a beautiful; heartbreaking story.  I love the story in History.  A great way to talk history with some younger learners who are interested in history.  Maybe get your tissues.

Easy, readable text for our emerging readers.  The text features keep this book high interest.  There are many interesting facts in this quick, easy read.  

Rain Forest Colors

I love what National Geographic has done for kids.  So many of their books have made their way through my classroom and home.  High interest, accessible.  (Sense a theme!?)  

Explore My World: Snow Leopards

Explore My World: Frogs

What I enjoyed about the Explore my World series was how the facts were written in more of a narrative form.  

The following titles are from ABDO Publishing.  I really enjoyed these books.  They were new to me.  

I'm always on the hunt for high-readability.  This publisher has lots of topics to choose from!
I'm thankful for the time to reflect on nonfiction in February!  



  1. Kendra,
    What a great list! I hope you'll add your post to the Picture Book 10 for 10 Google Community.


    1. Thanks for the tip on ABDO books. I look forward to checking out these titles. Like you, I love the work National Geographic has done. Young readers respond well to their books.

  2. I'm going to have to share these with our primary teachers & librarians. I "think" we have quite a few of them, especially that final series, but will find out. Thanks for the list, Kendra!

  3. Great list! I love that this is the favourites of February! :-) I don't know this ABDO series - thanks for sharing.

  4. Ever since "Frasier," I've been smitten with Jack Russell Terriers. However, I'm allergic so the book on them will be the closest I'll be getting for awhile.

  5. I will have to share these with my elementary school colleagues, too. I love the National Geo Explorer magazines for my sixth graders - wonderful writing, and topics.

  6. I'm so happy you could join us. I didn't know about the Explore My World series - they look great for younger readers.

  7. Thanks for sharing many (new to me) titles! I look forward to checking them out.

  8. Good list, Kendra. I enjoy using the National Geographic Kids magazines that have high interest for young minds.