Nonfiction and Fabulous!

Saturday, July 20, 2013
I could write an entire post about how much I love Steve Jenkins' books, but I think I have done that before. Instead, I'll introduce you to a treasure that I just happened to stumble upon during a recent visit to my favorite independent bookstore-Little Shop of Stories. 

It's all about siblings in the wild-how they communicate, play, survive, etc. The artwork (as usual) is breathtaking. There is a short sentence with the big idea and additional information about each family. The back (as usual) has BONUS information about the animals.

I thought this was the perfect book for T to read with A, and it was.  I had preread the book so I could be prepared for T's questions (thank goodness!) and was able to read parts and ad lib the rest. I mean, the information is too good to miss! My 4 1/2 year old son and 8 year old niece equally enjoyed this book. When we put it down, my Dad picked it up for a read. He loved it. When he put it down, my Granny picked it up for a read. I'm serious. This book is like informational candy and everybody wants some!

If you have a 3-93 year old, you want Steve Jenkins' books in your library. Here are a few more of our favorites:

Let me know which one (or ones) you choose!

*Teachers-the mini lessons for both reading and writing are practically endless!

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