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?