Monday, October 30, 2017

5 Faves: Expository Nonfiction Recommended by Michele Knott

A Chicken Followed Me Home! Questions and Answers about a Familiar Fowl by Robin Page (Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster, 2015)
I really loved the organization of this book. Lots of factual information written in a conversational question and answer format.

If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams (Roaring Brook Press, 2017)

A fascinating look at the importance of these apex predators in our oceans.  With terrific backmatter, the information in this book entertains readers from cover to cover.

Lesser Spotted Animals by Martin Brown (David Fickling Books, 2016)

Another book that shows today's nonfiction is not the boring material we read years and years ago.  Add humor and who knew reading about animals could be so fun!  Perfect to use with Jess Keating's Pink is for Blobfish.

Why'd They Wear That? Fashion as the Mirror of History by Sarah Albee (National Geographic, 2015)

This book should be a mentor text in every middle school class—from the text structure to the organization to the fascinating facts!

Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win by Rachel Ignotofsky (Ten Speed Press, 2017)

The accomplishments of women in the world of sports should be more widely recognized! Ignotofsky shares 50 women (and a few extras in the backmatter) who have made amazing, athletic accomplishments... and I'm not going to lie... so thrilled that Katie Ledecky's accomplishments were highlighted in the world of swimming! Go distance swimmers!

Michele Knott is a K-4 literacy specialist in the north suburbs of Chicago.  When she's not being a swim mom, she's reading and blogging, hoping to get books and ideas out to educators, librarians, and kids everywhere!

1 comment:

  1. Great selections, Michele! The shark book was great. It's part of a series, and I believe the next one is on polar bears--looking forward to that!

    I also loved the Lesser Spotted Animals book--so funny and such a creative approach. It's one I think kids would re-visit again & again.