Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass: Two Friends by Dean Robbins, illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, makes connections between the struggles for civil rights by women and African Americans through simple prose, striking parallels, and moving multi-media art. It’s a welcome addition to any home, library or classroom.
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.
The nonfiction picture books published this year were some of the best we’ve seen and, with such a strong year for children’s publishing, there’s no doubt there are more great nonfiction books from 2015 we have read. Check out our favorites and let us know what we missed by leaving us a comment below.