Now that my children are through the read-to-me stage, I rarely check picture books out from the library. I wished I’d known about some of these while I was still in that bedtime routine. In particular, I wish I’d been more aware of this collection of non-fiction picture books. This sampling from the VCFA staff was fascinating – and I learned a lot. They would have been much more interesting to read than some of the mindless books I was forced into reciting! If you’re still in the reading aloud stage, profit from my experience! Branch out while you still can!
Instead of reviewing each book, as I typically do for novels, I’ve simply listed these picture books out by Non-Fiction / Fiction category. There are too many to review each one! Just know that whichever one you choose, you won’t be disappointed!
Non-Fiction Picture Books
Through The Tempest Dark and Wild: A Story of Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankenstein by Sharon Darrow
Django, World’s Greatest Guitarist by Bonnie Christensen
I, Galileo by Bonnie Christensen
The Daring Nellie Bly, America’s Star Reporter by Bonnie Christensen
Mummies: the Newest, Coolest & Creepiest From Around the World by Shelley Tanaka
Amelia Earhart, The Legend of the Lost Aviator by Shelley Tanaka
Discovering the Iceman by Shelley Tanaka
Fictional Picture Books
Remembering Grandpa by Uma Krishnaswami
The Happiest Tree, A Yoga Story by Uma Krishnaswami
The Closet Ghosts by Uma Krishnaswami
Bringing Asha Home by Uma Krishnaswami