It’s February 10th, and that means the annual #nf10for10 (Nonfiction 10 for 10) book lists are posted today. Thanks to our hosts: Cathy Mere (Reflect and Refine) and Mandy Robeck (Enjoy and Embrace Learning). I enjoy challenging myself to come up with meaningful lists to share with other readers.
As we prepare for standardized testing season in our schools, I resist “test prep” practices more than ever. I look on social media and look to my friends to drag me out of the muck of worksheets and “read-and-answer-questions” crud that is the traditional way of school life during testing. I LOVE to read, and what better way to spread love than honoring time to read and learning with books that inspire? Based on a personal need to see more creativity and thinking in our classrooms, I chose “Inventors/Inventions/Thinkers” for my “Nonfiction 10 for 10” theme. Here are ten books that inspire:
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines (Vietnam Veterans Memorial) by Jeanne Walker Harvey (2017)
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating (2017)
Thank you for reading. I hope I’ve inspired you to invent, create, and think. What ten picture books would you share with the world?
(All pictures from http://www.goodreads.com)
February 10, 2019 at 4:47 PM
This list introduced me to four new titles. Thank you!
February 10, 2019 at 9:22 PM
Thank you for joining us – I’m so glad I saw your tweet. Please leave a comment on my blog so we can archive this great list. Half of your titles are new to me and ones I need to explore. My husband works for Honda and my daughter is a doughnut fanatic!
February 10, 2019 at 10:13 PM
I adore some like Whoosh, Six Dots, Shark Lady & Grace Hopper, and thanks for others, Jennifer! Great idea for a list! One of my granddaughters is a ‘donut princess’, will look for that for her!