3 More Awesome Non-Fiction Picture Books: Moonshot, Balloons Over Broadway, and Manfish

I always love introducing non-fiction picture books to kids because I love to see their brain gears turning when I tell them it's a book about something that really happened...they are always so used to picture books being full of magic and make believe. These three books are some of my favorite non-fiction picks because their content is so rich and educationally fulfilling while providing vivid, colorful, and interesting illustrations children crave. (and with Thanksgiving Day just around the corner, you've got plenty of time to reserve a copy of Balloons Over Broadway from your local library and teach the kiddos about how those huge balloons in the Macy's Day Parade came to be)

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca tells the amazing true story of the first humans to land on the moon. This book is packed full of kid-friendly information and great illustrations.

Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet tells the story of how the Macy's Day Parade transformed from a parade of live animals in cages to what it is today. If you love watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade every year (like me) you will surely enjoy reading about the puppeteer whose ideas and creativity are responsible for the amazing balloons that parade through the streets of New York every year.

Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne tells kids about the amazing underwater world Jacques Cousteau loved so much. Told through vivid watercolor illustrations and kid-friendly text...this is definitely one of my favorites.

To purchase any one (or all) of these books for yourself or donate one (or all) to your local school library, follow these links to Amazon...

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