Monday, April 20, 2009

Nonfiction Monday - A Children's Picture Atlas for Earth Day


Welcome everyone to Nonfiction Monday!

I'm thrilled to share this beautiful picture atlas with you. It seems very appropriate to include this beautiful book about our Earth as we approach Earth Day this week. We recently purchased this at the recommendation of online friends and it is fantastic!

The 48-page Usborne Children's Picture Atlas is gorgeous, informative and wonderful for preschool and grade school ages. Its contents include a series of informational pages that show and explain our world and what kinds of things kids will see in the maps, and then nine beautiful spreads of maps illustrated with drawings of landmarks, people, animals, plants, and vehicles.

It's gorgeous to look at and very interesting to explore. I especially love the "Can you find these things on the maps?" lists that link the information pages to the maps in a fun and challenging game. We love our copy and I'd recommend it as a great addition to your child's collection or as a great gift book.
Nonfiction Monday bloggers, please share your posts in the comments. Thank you!

NONFICTION MONDAY LINKS -- APRIL 20, 2009

Roberta reviews two poetry books by Douglas Florian, insectlopedia and in the swim at Wrapped in Foil Blog

Spring is here! Great Kid Books reviews Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert, exploring the world of butterflies.

100 Scope Notes reviews A Mirror to Nature

Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect shares What Can You Do With An Old Red Shoe?

Sarah at In need of Chocolate reviews a Seashore field guide

The JustOneMoreBook! podcast contribution to non-fiction picture books this week:- a chat about The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau: http://tinyurl.com/cm8tyd- excerpts of Jason Lowe's session at NYC PEN group about response to Lee&Lowe's books:Baseball Saved Us Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story Su Dongpo: Chinese Genius Listen here: http://tinyurl.com/c73vpf

The Book Chook reviewed a wonderful picture book called Roadworks, great for little truckaholics or youngsters who'd like to find out how a road is made

Kim at The Wild About Nature blog reviews Where Should Turtle Be? by Susan Ring.

Lori at Lori Calabrese Writes! takes a look at What's so Bad About Gasoline?

Jules has a sneak peek of Steve Jenkins' new title, DOWN DOWN DOWN, at 7-Imp, aka, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Abby (the) Librarian has a post about multicultural books for preschoolers - Reading Around the World for Preschoolers  

Amanda reviewed Recycle This Book at A Patchwork of Books

Simply Science takes a look at A Temperate Forest Food Chain by Rebecca Hogue Wojahn and Donald Wojahn.  (Karen's note -- I checked out Simply Science and think I found a new favorite blog!) 

The ACPL Mock Sibert Blog features Mermaid Queen by Shana Corey -- It's a beautiful picture book biography. 


Katie from Katie's Literature Lounge says -- It's National Wildlife Week... I've got a bunch of reviews featuring all kinds of wildlife. 


Thank you so much everyone for sharing great Nonfiction Monday articles!  And thanks so much for your patience while I got the roundup finished.  I appreciate it!   --Karen

19 comments:

Roberta said...

Roberta reviews two poetry books by Douglas Florian, insectlopedia and in the swim at Wrapped in Foil Blog

Mary Ann Scheuer said...

Spring is here! Great Kid Books reviews Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert, exploring the world of butterflies. http://greatkidbooks.blogspot.com

Scope Notes said...

100 Scope Notes (A Mirror to Nature) 100scopenotes.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/nonfiction-monday-a-mirror-to-nature/

Tricia said...

Good Morning!
I'm in today with a review of What Can You Do With An Old Red Shoe?.

Thanks for hosting!

Sarah N. said...

Hi Karen! Thanks for hosting. We love the Children's Picture Atlas too. I've posted a Seashore field guide: http://inneedofchocolate.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/non-fiction-monday-seashores-a-golden-guide/

Andrea -- Just One More Book!! Podcast said...

Thanks for rounding us up this week.

The JustOneMoreBook! podcast contribution to non-fiction picture books this week:

- a chat about The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau: http://tinyurl.com/cm8tyd
- excerpts of Jason Lowe's session at NYC PEN group about response to Lee&Lowe's books:
Baseball Saved Us
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story
Su Dongpo: Chinese Genius
Listen here: http://tinyurl.com/c73vpf

The Book Chook said...

Hi Karen,

The Book Chook reviewed a wonderful picture book called Roadworks, great for little truckaholics or youngsters who'd like to find out how a road is made: http://thebookchook.blogspot.com/2009/04/book-review-roadworks.html

The Wild About Writing Trio said...

Kim at The Wild About Nature blog reviews Where Should Turtle Be? by Susan Ring.

http://wildaboutnaturewriters.blogspot.com/

Thank you for hosting this week's round-up.

Lori Calabrese said...

Lori at Lori Calabrese Writes! takes a look at What's so Bad About Gasoline?

http://loricalabrese.blogspot.com/2009/04/whats-so-bad-about-gasoline.html

Looking forward to the roundup- thanks!
Lori
www.loricalabrese.com

Jules at 7-Imp said...

I've got a sneak peek of Steve Jenkins' new title, DOWN DOWN DOWN, at 7-Imp: http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=1654

Abby said...

Thanks for hosting! At Abby (the) Librarian I've got a post about multicultural books for preschoolers -

Reading Around the World for Preschoolers

http://abbylibrarian.blogspot.com/2009/04/reading-around-world-for-preschoolers.html

Amanda said...

I reviewed Recycle This Book today... and am having a big giveaway as well.

http://apatchworkofbooks.blogspot.com/2009/04/non-fiction-monday-recycle-this-book.html

Thanks!

Amanda
A Patchwork of Books

Anonymous said...

From Shirley at SimplyScience:
www.simplyscience.wordpress.com

SimplyScience takes a look at A Temperate Forest Food Chain by
Rebecca Hogue Wojahn and Donald Wojahn.

Bookworm said...

You're such a wonderful hostess!

I dont have a post, but wanted to comment and tell you how wonderful you are and how much I enjoy all the ways you sahre on your blog!

I'm thrilled to discover the Wild About Nature Blog too!

Thanks for everything!

Mandy said...

Have you seen Mermaid Queen by Shana Corey? It's a beautiful picture book biography. Leave your comments about it on the ACPL Mock Sibert Blog .

slduke said...

I hope you feel better soon!
Shirley at SimplyScience

caribookscoops said...

I did Onward: A Photobiography of African American Polar Explorer by Dolores Johnson over at Bookscoops.

Thanks for hosting and I hope you feel better!

Katie said...

It's National Wildlife Week... I've got a bunch of reviews featuring all kinds of wildlife... http://katiesliteraturelounge.blogspot.com/2009/04/national-wildlife-week.html

Infant Bibliophile said...

I left an award for you on my blog tonight :) (apologies if I told you already -- my son woke up from his nap when I was partway through the list and I lost track!). :) (http://infantbibliophile.blogspot.com).