Yup. It’s time to get more books from your local library. I’ve been reading various Charlesbridge books. (You can find lots of nonfiction picture book titles by either looking at their catalog or using the advanced search feature on Amazon to search the publisher’s name for for younger ages.)
By now, I’ve got some of my favorites that I’m planning on using for mentor texts along my journey to target Charlesbridge and write and submit nonfiction picture book manuscripts to them in the year ahead. (If you want to do that, too, be sure to add this to your list of New Year’s goals! It’s the perfect time of year!)
So here are some of my favorite nonfiction picture books from Charlesbridge that I’ve recently read:
Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle by Cheryl Bardoe
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook
Dirty Rats? by Darrin Lunde
Feathers (Not Just for Flying) by Melissa Stewart
Hello, Bumblebee Bat by Darrin Lunde
Trapped! A Whale’s Rescue by Robert Burleigh
Hop on over to the online site of your local library (or go and visit it!) and order in these nonfiction picture books to read. They’re tops!
NOTE: And hey…while you’re at it, take a peek on your library’s site and see how many copies of each of these books they have in their system. I discovered they have a whopping 12..yes 12 …copies of the title TRAPPED! You bet I want to look especially close at this title to see what makes it so appealing to a library these days when funds are tight and they only order in 1 or 2 copies of most picture books.
So if you notice your library has a lot of copies of a certain title on this list, pay special attention to it because it’s doing something to be successful.