Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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.

The last time I posted for this challenge was way back in November. I slowed down on reading nonfiction picture books, but mostly, I slowed down on blogging. :(

I'm still glad to have been part of this challenge. It makes me seek out more non-fiction and I love seeing the titles that others post. Here are some of my favorite nonfiction picture books that were published in 2015.

Text - Tina Kugler, Illustrations - Carson Kugler

Text - Lindsay Mattick, Illustrations - Sophie Blackall

Text - Laurel Snyder, Illustrations - Julie Morstad

Text - Charles R. Smith Jr., Illustrations - Shane Evans

Text & Illustration - Bethany Barton

Text - Gloria Houston, Illustrations - Susan Condie Lamb

Text - Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews
Illustrations - Bryan Collier

Text & Illustration by Jenni Desmond

Text - Tanya Lee Stone, Illustrations - Kathryn Brown

Text - Laurie Ann Thompson, Illustration Sean Qualls

Text & Illustrations - Matt Tavares

Text & Illustrations - Duncan Tonatiuh


  1. I love all of those books! My favorite is Emmanuel's Dream. Will have a soft spot in my heart for that one, always!

  2. 6 of these titles were also on my list. I just read this book about Jane Addams and loved it too. A great year of nonfiction!

  3. I'm glad that I've starting participating in this group too, it's really encouraged me to branch out with my reading and my reader's advising. I find that I am able to connect kids with a greater variety of books now, largely thanks to this group! :)

  4. So many good books on this list. Thanks for hanging in there and for still participating in the challenge