Welcome to Nonfiction Monday! This week, I'm starting a new series featuring nonfiction about artists, including lots of picture book biographies. First up, a review of The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel (illustrated by Amanda Hall; Eerdmans, 2012). Sneak preview: I loved it. That's Hall's illustration of the self-taught Rousseau at the top of this post.
Please leave a comment with a link to your Nonfiction Monday post (and a brief description if you'd like). I'll round up the posts here throughout the day. Thanks for participating in this edition of Nonfiction Monday!
Tara at A Teaching Life has a review of A Strange Place to Call Home--all about some animals who call dangerous habitats home.
Laura Salas has a review of Jeanette Winter's The Watcher.
Jennifer at the Jean Little Library reviews a classic Jim Arnosky guide, The Brook Book.
Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect is sharing a review of Planting the Wild Garden.
Sue at Archimedes Notebook is interrupting her compost-turning to review Yucky Worms by Vivian French--with lots of hands-on explorations for young naturalists.
Margo at The Fourth Musketeer has a review of the new biography The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Reef. It will be released next month.
Jeanne at True Tales & a Cherry on Top features Play Ball, Jackie by Stephen Krensky.
Shirley of SimplyScience reviews Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia from DK.
Abby the Librarian has a review of Superman Versus the Ku Klux Klan by Rick Bowers.
Roberta's cat reviewed Minette's Feast by Susanna Reich and gave it four paws at Wrapped in Foil.
Holly has a fun book called Poopendous! by Artie Bennett at Bookscoops this week.
Tammy of Apples with Many Seeds is looking at Popville today.
Bookends is reviewing Jim Murphy's Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure.
All About the Books with Janet Squires features Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time: What the Hubble Telescope Saw by Elaine Scott.
Self-identified science geek Wendie Old features a newspaper article about the people who drive the Mars Rover, Curiosity, at Wendie's Wanderings today.
At Booktalking, Anastasia Suen is reading The Everything Guide to Study Skills: Strategies, tips, and tools you need to succeed in school! by Cynthia C. Muchnick.