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31 Days, 31 Books: 2021 Nonfiction Picture Books

These are the Nonfiction Picture Books of the year that I just feel went above and beyond the call of duty. Many you’ve seen on previous lists. Some will be entirely new to you.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2021 Nonfiction Books for Older Readers

Here’s a brief smattering of some of the books that I think are deserving of your time and attention. If you know a kid that loves their informational texts, something on this list is bound to whet their whistle.

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow, ill. Maurice Sendak

“The Secret Garden meets Donnie Darko”. A human-sized, walking on his legs Bunnyman accompanies a young girl and things get weird. We consider one of Sendak’s lesser known titles.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2021 Unique Biographies for Kids

It’s Biography Day! Here are the books that I feel did the greatest justice to their subjects. You’ll see some familiar faces and some folks you’ve never even heard of. As it should be.

31 Days, 31 Posts: 2021 Autobiographies for Kids!

2021 was a marvelous year for memoirs and we’re splitting up today’s list into picture books, graphic novels, and titles for older readers.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2021 Science and Nature Books

2021 turned out to be a remarkably strong year for Nonfiction in general and science/nature in particular. From biologists to topography to the life cycles of clouds and smoke, there’s a little of someone for everyone here.

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May, ill. Denver Gillen

It’s a Christmas miracle! We’re talking Rudolph, written by Evanston native Robert L. May. And . . . it rhymes.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2021 American History Titles for Kids

With books about American history for kids being challenged all over the country right now, here’s a list that includes loads of titles that delve into the good AND the bad of this nation of ours.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2021 Informational Fiction

What is truth and what is fiction? And what happens when you stir the two together? You get today’s list 31 Days, 31 Lists: Informational Fiction!

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2021 Fantasy for Kids

If you have a kid that loves fantasy, some of these books might fit the bill!

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2021 Science Fiction Titles for Kids

Today, I’m giving all my love to those quirky sci-fi (yes, I know science fiction fans hate that term) titles of 2021, both in picture book and older reader form. There weren’t a ton, but what there was was magic.

31 Days, 31 Books: 2021 Older Funny Books

As you know, I already tackled funny picture books this year. It is time now to turn our attention to funny books for older readers.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2021 Easy Book and Early Chapter Titles

In the old days I used to separate out my Easy Book lists from my Early Chapter Book ones. This year, I may regret not doing that. So many good books!

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2021 Poetry for Kids

Oh poetry, you funny little beast, you. Here are the titles that made my little poetry lovin’ heart go pitta-pat this year. Hopefully they’ll do the same for yours.

31 Days, 31 Lists: 2021 Middle Grade Novels

Let’s talk about the great middle grade novels of 2021 a little early this year! A collected list of some of the best books my librarians and I have seen.