What we read in nonfiction picture books can teach us about ourselves, one another, and the world around us. Whether by learning about an historic figure’s contribution to knowledge or well-being, or in the way we are called to take notice of what’s going on outside our window, these books call on us to ask big questions and to listen closely for answers. Enjoy our list of the best nonfiction picture books of 2016, as selected by the team at All The Wonders.
Excellence abounded in picture books this year, taking the form of piano-playing bears, Debbie-loving foxes, and the secret language of insects. Enjoy our list of the best picture books of 2016, as selected by the team at All The Wonders.
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Read on to learn more about how Samson in the Snow weaves empathy throughout its pages, and how several of Stead’s other works incorporate this significant and timely theme as well.
Author-illustrator Philip C Stead keeps readers feeling safe as they journey through his picture book SAMSON IN THE SNOW
Explore how individuals use various methods to overcome anxiety and loss with Raina Telgemeier’s GHOSTS.
Author-illustrator Evan Turk shares some of his earliest work and talks about how the books he made as a child are connected with the picture books he writes and illustrates today.
Mel Schuit takes us inside the book to get a closer look at the artwork in Evan Turk’s THE STORYTELLER.
In The Storyteller, a young boy uses the power of oral storytelling to share a miracle with his neighbors. Lauren Davis explains how we can bring such miracles even closer to home by making oral storytelling part of our children’s bedtime routine.
Mel Schuit explores friendship, fun, and waffles in NARWHAL: UNICORN OF THE SEA, the first book in Ben Clanton’s Narwhal and Jelly Book series