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[Nonfiction Wednesday] “How Things Work in the Yard” – An Exploration of Sort

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Fats here.

We are delighted to join the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge 2016 hosted by Alyson Beecher @ Kid Lit Frenzy. We would also be linking our nonfiction choices with our reading themes throughout the year.


How Things Work in the Yard

Written and illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Published by Blue Apple Books (2011)
ISBN-10: 1609050096
ISBN-13: 978-1609050092

I don’t remember how I learned about this book. It found its way to me, somehow, and I’m glad. I love the cover layout and I think that this is a really neat book for kids. Lisa Campbell Ernst will change the way children look at ordinary things they encounter every day, particularly in their own yard.


From dirt to rocks and acorns to nests, this simple yet handy non-fiction picture book serves as a field guide for children by helping them understand how certain things work. Some of the things mentioned in the book (like wagons and wheels) include an actual explanation on how they work, while others (such as clouds and animals) are given a detailed description instead. The book is very informative, has fun illustrations, and is a great tool for the young, inquisitive mind.



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1 comment on “[Nonfiction Wednesday] “How Things Work in the Yard” – An Exploration of Sort

  1. Myra…what a great looking book! Thank you for sharing it…I’ll be joining Alyson’s nonfiction blog hop on Friday with a book about bats called Bat Count.


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