Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge

Alyson Beecher over at Kid Lit Frenzy hosts a Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge and has a roundup every Wednesday. I love the encouragement to explore more non-fiction. I am thankful that she has this challenge because I know I have read more nonfiction texts as a result.

This is a gorgeous book about a topic that never gets old. My students go back to the shark section of the library repeatedly. They are endlessly fascinating creatures. The illustrations in this book are fabulous and the information is from a different angle than I usually see. I have been to San Francisco many times and never knew that a white shark feeding area was so near. Seeing how and why they feed there kept me glued to the page. 

Here are two videos that show Katherine Roy creating the illustrations for the book. 

You won't want to miss this one! Happy reading. 


  1. Great post and love the videos! Thank you Crystal for participating and hope to see you in 2015.

  2. Fascinating! Want to share these videos with my class when I share the book. This is one of my favourites of the year.