Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday: The Scraps Book #nfpb2014

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I’m participating in Kid Lit Frenzy’s Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge. Visit her blog to find out more!

Lois Ehlert is one important children’s book author and illustrator I need to be more familiar with. While I admire her books, I don’t love them. But I’ve started reading and rereading, hoping that I’m going to fall in love. So far, I am still in appreciation.

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But I have found one of her books that I truly love: her new picture book autobiography, The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life.

It’s fitting that a collage artist write an autobiography that’s more collage than anything else. Ehlert mixes autobiography, old photos, meaningful objects from her collections, examples of her work, early sketches and finished pages from her books, book dummies, and advice for young artists. It’s a rich and inspiring story about art and creativity and a real tribute to…

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[Nonfiction Wednesday] The Fearless Sojourner Truth ‪#‎nfpb2014‬

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Myra here.

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We are excited to join Kidlit Frenzy’s Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge this year. Our book selections would be interwoven with our current reading theme: Rainbow Colors of Diversity – Voices of the Silenced where we highlight multicultural titles.

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I did not know about Sojourner Truth until I read this gorgeously-illustrated and beautifully-written picturebook biography by the Pinkneys. The first page of the book opens with a vivid description of this formidable woman.

She was big. She was black. She was so beautiful.

Her name was Sojourner.

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Truth be told, she was meant for great things. Meant for speaking. Meant for preaching. Meant fo teaching the truth about freedom.

Big. Black. Beautiful. True. That was Sojourner.

Sojourner belongs to a family of slaves, was born in 1797, and was sold as early as when she was nine years old. Belle, as she was called by her parents had a strong build, huge…

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Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday #16

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The Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge is hosted by Alyson over at Kid Lit Frenzy. The Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge is hosted by Alyson over at Kid Lit Frenzy.

 Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart, Illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen [***] Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart, Illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen [***]
Very entertaining and entertaining. I can understand why everyone has been raving about this book. I enjoyed the illustrations as well. There were lots of humor in its scrapbook style format.

For more bird book reviews- there’s a whole flock of them!- check out this blog post I wrote for work: http://www.greenbeanbookspdx.com/1/post/2014/04/something-in-the-air.html

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