Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Nonfiction Picture Book Release for May

Thank you everyone for all of the great posts each week for the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge 2014.  At the beginning of each month, I like to try to do a post to spread the word about recent releases or upcoming nonfiction/informational titles.  It is not comprehensive, but I do try to include a variety of titles that might be of interest to readers.  Some of them I have read and some I have yet to read.  Often I include reviews in later posts.

Here are some May titles and a few books that I missed posting last month.  I also found some additional titles that came out earlier in the year.  If you missed the posts from the past four months, I have included them below.

Link to January & February Releases Post
Link to February & March Releases Post
Link to March & April Releases Post
Link to More April Releases Post

Releases this month...

May 1, 2014

Don't Dangle Your Participle by Vanita Oelschlager (Vanita Books)

May 6, 2014

Lifesize: Ocean by Stuart Jackson-Carter; Illustrated by Anita Ganeri (Macmillan)

US Presidents (Ken Jenning's Junior Genius Guides #3) by Ken Jenning (Little Simon)
May 13, 2014

The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy is Enlightening by Chris Raschka (Candlewick Press)

Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America's Own Backyard by Mary Kay Carson; Illustrations by Tom Uhlman (HMH Books for Young Readers)

May 15, 2014

Before We Eat: From Farm to Table by Pat Brisson; Illustrated by Mary Azarian (Tilbury House Publishers)

May 21, 2014

Plant a Pocket of Prairie by Phyllis Root; Illustrated by Betsy Bowen (Univ. of Minnesota Press)

May 27, 2014

The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry by Peter Sís (Farrar, Strauss, Giroux Books for Young Readers)

New Releases for older students...

May 6, 2014

How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg (Walker Children's)

Past Releases that you may be interested in...

The Griffin and the Dinosaur: How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Science by Marc Aronson, Adrienne Mayor; Illustrated by Chris Muller (National Geographic Children's Books, April 8, 2014)

Jubilee! One Man's Big, Bold, and Very, Very Loud Celebration of Peace by Alicia Potter; Illustrated by Matt Tavares (Candlewick Press, April 8, 2014)

Migrant: The Journey of a Mexican Worker by Jose Manuel Mateo; Illustrated by Javier Martinez Pedro (Abrahms, April 15, 2014)

Secrets of the Seasons: Orbiting the Sun in Our Backyard by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld (Knopf Books for Young Readers, April 22, 2014)

Don't forget to link up your nonfiction reviews below...