In 2010 Mandy Robek and Cathy Mere began hosting a picture book event that celebrates participants’ most cherished picture books. I joined the conversation in 2012 and had so much fun that I wondered out loud if a nonfiction picture book event would meet with similar success. Never one to shy away from a conversation on books, Mandy and Cathy replied with a resounding “YES!”
And #nf10for10 has been a huge success, with folks posting 10 books on dinosaurs, or 10 books on the wonder of women, or 10 books for girl readers, or 10 books on architecture and building, or …
One year, I wrote about a collection of 10 nonfiction picture books about indigenous people. Another year, I focused on 10 titles around the themes of dignity, human rights, and social justice.
But you can’t read them.
Tragically, they are gone. Lost, somehow…possibly to the most deadly of all dangers— post-migration.
On the upside, I am looking forward to revisiting those titles as I consider my #nf10for10 post of 2016.
Let’s get to the details!
You choose 10 nonfiction picture books to share. You can share via the twitter community, #nf10for10, and you can add your nonfiction link in the Google Community. Just look for the 2016#nf10for10 tab! We also suggest that you leave the link on one of our blogs in the comment section, just in case we have to move again.
Here are the details:
- What: 10 nonfiction picture books you can’t live without.
- Hashtag: #nf10for10
- Who: Anyone interested — educators, media specialists, librarians, parents, and book lovers.
- When: Friday, February 19th
- Where: All posts will be linked on the 2016 #nf10for10 page of the Picture Book 10 for 10 Google Community Site.
It’s nonfiction picture book time!
Which titles are popular in your class? Which nonfiction books are best for read alouds? Who is your favourite illustrator?
There are many ways to approach this event, so come on! Join us on February 19th as we rummage around each other’s nonfiction bookshelves!
Feel free to grab the #nf10for10 button and spread the word.