As 2012 draws to a close I can't help but look back at my reading journal and take note of the books on my list. I began the year with the challenge of reading one nonfiction picture book per week. The year started out strong, but when I started researching and writing my own nonfiction book with an October deadline, that challenge took a back seat. Even so, I did read more nonfiction picture books this year than last and I will bump up the pace up for 2013.
My reading list for 2012 is a mixture of picture books, both nonfiction and fiction, middle grades and novels for teens and adults. Setting aside the books I read for research, here are some of my natural history picture book highlights:
Thunder Birds by Jim Aronosky
Under the Snow by Melissa Stewart
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter
Coral Reefs by Jason Chin
Butterfly Eyes… by Joyce Sidman
A Leaf Can Be by Laurie Purdie Salas
UnBEElievables by Douglas Florian
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Wishing everyone a naturally wonderful New Year! May it bring you peace, inspiration and an abundance of joy!