Nonfiction Picture Books

From Idea to Sale: A Picture Book Tale

I am thrilled to share the news that I have a third picture book coming out! Firefly Song tells the story of how former citizen scientist (and current firefly expert) Lynn Faust discovered a species of synchronous fireflies in the…

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Picture Books about Infrastructure

We tend not to think about things like bridges and roads, or water treatment, and sanitation facilities unless something goes wrong, but cities can’t function without them. Healthy infrastructure means healthy citizens! To celebrate the passing of the infrastructure bill,…

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Hands-on STEM/STEAM Activities to Pair with The Great Stink

MAP THE ROOM As a young engineer working for the city of London, one of Joseph Bazalgette’s first jobs was to map the city’s existing sewers. For this activity, have students use tape, blocks, toilet paper rolls, and other materials…

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Children’s Books that Connect the Past to the Present with Back Matter

Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book, written by Keila V. Dawson and illustrated by Alleanna Harris, discusses recent acts of violence against Black motorists in the back matter.   Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist: The True Story…

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Five Reasons Adults Should Read Nonfiction Picture Books

Record-setting Jeopardy winner James Holzhauer read children’s books as part of his strategy to gain knowledge, but you don’t need to be a Jeopardy dynamo to appreciate nonfiction picture books for children. Here’s why: 1. They make exploring new subjects…

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