Wednesday, January 29, 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!

Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber and illustrated by Brian Lovelock

In my second grade class we have been reading about what animals do during the winter to survive. One of the great tools we use is Wonderopolis.  Last week we watched the wonder called, What do bees do in winter?  My students were fascinated by the bee video and I think they will love this book.

It tells the story of a bee scout, who's job it is to go out and search, or scout out, flowers for the other bees in the hive.  Fall has nearly arrived and the hive must have nectar so they can make plenty of honey to survive the winter.  While the story is told in narrative form, there is plenty of bee information throughout, including additional text at the bottom of each page.  Bees are so darn fascinating!  Great book.  I will read it to my class this coming week.

Toad by the Road: A Year in the Life of These Amazing Amphibians written by Joanne Ryder and illustrated by Maggie Kneen

Non-fiction poetry - I love it!  There are 4 sections in the book - one for each season of the year.  The poems are rich with descriptive language and full of facts.  There is additional information on the bottom of each page as well. A great addition to any study of frogs, toads and amphibians - as well as your poetry collection.

Have you read any good non-fiction this week?


  1. I reviewed Flight of the Honey Bee not too long ago. I really liked it. Thanks for the heads-up on the Wonderopolis video. I love the cover of Toad by the Road! I haven't heard of that one, so I need to look for it. :-)

  2. I always wondered about bees too. I will have to get this book. Just love the title of "Toad in the Road. Poetry books are one of my favorite types of books. :)

    My nonfiction picture book post for the week.

  3. Both of these books are new to me, Debra. Thanks for showcasing them today.

  4. Wow! These both look great. They are new to me. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I really want to read Flight of the Honeybee but my library doesn't have it yet. Bees fascinate me.