These days, publishers put forth a lot of effort to create nonfiction books for students which are not only filled with facts, but also visually interesting. Here are a few titles Carlsbad Public Library recently purchased for the youth collection that really caught my attention:
“Stuff You Should Know about Planet Earth,” by John Farndon (illustrated by Tim Hutchinson) is an exciting, large-format introduction to geology and weather with comic-book style illustrations splashing across every two-page spread. Kids will get a great beginner’s overview of topics like plate tectonics, volcanic activity, and earthquakes, along with some details about how our earth’s seasons change and what causes super storms like hurricanes and tornadoes. It’s almost like getting the “factory tour” of Earth, and your tour guides know how to make it fun and interesting. Books like this can spark the imagination and have your student looking for even more information.
“Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” is a wonderful picture book by Jeff Gottesfeld and Matt Tavares which tells the story of the solemn duty carried out by a specially selected group of soldiers at Arlington Cemetery every day—no matter the weather, no matter the circumstances. Whether you have personally visited and seen the soldiers walking through their measured paces, or if it is still on your to-do list, this book is a respectful look at the meaning of this service provided by sentinel guards at one of nation’s most historic sites.
I’ve really just scratched the surface with these great titles. Whether you’re homeschooling, sending your child to school, or helping your child learn remotely via computer, don’t forget all the resources we have for young learners. Stop by Carlsbad Public Library and browse, or ask a librarian for assistance with any topic you’d like to know more about. The library opens at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
Source – currentargus