Non-fiction I LoveMany of my picture book ideas involve nature and they often have non-fiction notes at the end. I find reviewing the newest in NF books to be helpful, especially those geared toward the very young. There are some beauties out there. Here are a few of my latest favorites.
An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Aston, Illust. by Sylvia Long
This book reads on several levels, the reader can go in to depth or read this simpler lyrical text accompanied by stellar pictures.
Plants Can't Sit Still by Rebecca Hirsch, Illus. by Mia Posada
A beautifully illustrated book that looks at plants from a different viewpoint with a narrow focus on how they and their seeds move.
A Rock Can Be... by Laurie Purdie Salas, Illus. by Violeta Dabija.
There are several "...can be..." books. They are all stunningly poetic and wonderfully illustrated and look at the world sideways.
Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre.
This book celebrates snow with lovely photographs and science. All of her books are worth checking out when reviewing NF for young readers.