Thanks to Alyson Beecher's Non-Fiction Picture Book Challenge at her blog, Kidlit Frenzy.Come read to discover everyone's recent non-fiction picture books.
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I have a giveaway of a Christmas book here. Come check it out!
I'm just reviewing two new books today, but also listing some previous books read that are contenders for the Sibert award. Here is Alyson's post that explains the criteria.
Take a look if you can to the following books. Click on the title to see my reviews. These are my favorites of quite a long list. This time I focused on animals, and will share more next week!
Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews - Kathleen Benson and illustrated with paintings by Benny Andrews
Benny Andrews’ life is an inspiration for what one person can do with passion and caring. He grew up in Georgia, son of a large family, poor sharecroppers, but he persisted with his mother’s help, and went on to high school, college, then art school in Chicago. His story in this book is told from beginning to end by his own paintings, beautiful figure paintings, some cut-outs placed on the background. They are beautiful, as is the story of his life. He helped, taught, brought art to many, including those in prison and to the children after the tragedy of Katrina, believing that everyone needs art.