Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Non-Fiction Wednesday #NFPB2014

Thanks to Alyson at KidLitFrenzy for hosting this weekly challenge.  There are so many wonderful non-fiction picture books these days - I just don't want to miss any of them!

Dolphin Baby! written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Brita Granstrom

Told in narrative form - the story of how the dolphin baby survives from birth to adult.  Just love it!  It would make a wonderful read aloud.

Deadly! The Truth About the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Neal Layton

This book is about predators and other creatures that use deadly methods to survive.  Gruesome, yet humorous cartoon-like illustrations that will certainly appeal to any kid that likes Animal Planet or National Geographic Channel.  I love the way Nicola Davies ties one section to the next with lines that entice the reader to read on to find an even more gruesome or deadly creature.

On Earth by G. Brian Karas

This book does a wonderful job of introducing the reasons we have seasons by showing how the earth is constantly in motion - from day to night, season to season.  I also like his Karas' book, Atlantic, which is another great information book, told lyrically, about the oceans of the world.  

Have you read these books?
What non-fiction books have you read this week?


  1. These are all unfamiliar to me. I need to put them on my list!

  2. I am a fan of both of these Karas books you mentioned. I have had so much success with them as read alouds in the classroom. I love Nicola Davies but don't know this title about dolphins. Thanks for featuring it!

  3. Thank you for all of the new titles. I think kids are going to love to read Deadly! The Truth about the Most Dangerous Creatures on Earth.

  4. The book about Dolphins looks awesome. I really love the animal theme you have going on too. Here is a link to my site. I also had an animal them going on.

    Mary-andering Among the Pages

  5. All three of these are new to me. I'm adding them to my list. Thank you for these titles. Nicola Davies is a favorite author of mine.

  6. Thanks so much for sharing these. I have not heard of any of them. On Earth and Deadly look really interesting. And who doesn't love baby dolphins!

  7. Oh this is getting expensive. I have been looking at all these great books people are reviewing and now you have two here that I haven't seen. Off to add them to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing.