After vacation, my colleague and I are planning to launch the three key questions from Reading Nonfiction Notice and Note with her fourth grade students.
For this Nonfiction Picture Book event, I decided to collect ten picture books that would inspire students to ask:
What surprised me?
What did the author think I already knew?
What changed, challenged, or confirmed what I already knew?
Our hope is to use picture books to introduce each of these questions. It was very difficult to narrow my collection of nonfiction picture books to only ten titles! Below are ten of my favorite picture books that encourage students to read with a questioning stance.
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade
by Melissa Sweet
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla
by Katherine Applegate
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
by Duncan Tonatiuh
Growing Up Pedro
by Matt Tavares
I Am Rosa Parks
by Brad Meltzer
Handle With Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey
by Loree Griffins Burns
No Monkeys, No Chocolate
by Melissa Stewart
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery That Baffled All of France
by Mara Rockliff
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
by Lindsay Mattick
Can We Save the Tiger?
by Martin Jenkins