Nonfiction Picture Books
What's Inside A Bird's Nest? By Written and Illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky
Discover the next nonfiction picture book about eggs, nests, and birds from the creator of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science, Rachel Ignotofsky!
Want to learn more about the bird that chirps outside your window? Ignotofsky crafts a perfect read out loud with a touch of humor and compassion for our friends with wings in the sky!
Find out more from the moment they hatch, to how they create their homes in this perfectly detailed and soon-to-be springtime favorite read!
Rachel Ignotofsky's beautiful, distinctive art style and engaging, informative text clearly answers any questions a child (or adult) could have about birds, eggs, and nests in this nonfiction picture book series.
I Am a Masterpiece! By Mia Armstrong; illustrated by Alexandra Thompson
Tween actress Mia Armstrong celebrates her fun, funny, beautiful childhood living with Down syndrome in this debut picture book.
Mia likes many of the things other people like--going to the beach, the color blue, drawing. But she doesn't like when strangers stare at her because she looks different from them.
Down syndrome allows Mia to see and understand the world in a way that may not make sense to others. She considers it her superpower--and instead of it making her strange, she considers herself a masterpiece. As we all are.
In this sparkling picture book, Mia offers a glimpse into the life of a child with Down syndrome, helping some readers see themselves in a book and helping others understand those friends, classmates, and family members who are neurodivergent.
The World Is Ours to Cherish: A Letter to a Child By Mary Annaïse Heglar; illustrated by Vivian Mineker
This hopeful picture book--written in the style of a letter--gives kids an honest take on climate change and urges them to band together to help the planet.
The world is a big, beautiful place full of natural wonders--everything from bees to rainfall can seem magical.
The world is also changing. Climate change has already had a devastating effect on the planet.
But it's not too late! If we work together and show a little more care, both for the environment and each other, we can keep this world beautiful.
This moving debut from climate writer Mary Annaïse Heglar is perfect for budding environmentalists and anyone in need of a little hope for the future of our planet.
You and the Universe By Stephen and Lucy Hawking; illustrated by Xin Li
Inspire kids to ask the big questions about Earth and the cosmos with this stunningly illustrated version of Professor Stephen Hawking's final message to humankind.
We are all time travelers journeying together into the future. But let us work together to make that future a place we want to visit.
Scientist and educator Stephen Hawking spent his life trying to unravel the mysteries of the universe. But, he still had many questions—and he wanted every reader, every child, to come together to help answer them: How can we save the planet? How can we learn to be there for one another?
Adapted from Professor Hawking’s posthumous 2020 Earth Day message, You and the Universe is his first picture book and is a tribute to the littlest citizens of Earth, highlighting the power of coming together and creating a better tomorrow.