Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday-George Washington Carver by Kitson Jaznka

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by Kitson Jaznka
Published January 2016
National Geographic Children's Books
32 Pages
Review copy provided by publisher

Goodreads Summary
Take a bite into the fascinating history of peanut butter and the man who invented it. Through leveled text and engaging photos, kids meet George Washington Carver and learn about his important work with peanuts and other plants. This Level 1 reader is carefully leveled for an early independent reading or read aloud experience, perfect to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow! From the Trade Paperback edition.

My Thoughts
Through simple text and amazing pictures, this books teaches young readers about this important person in American history. To help children understand, the author has included definitions for vocabulary words, actual photographs, paintings, original sketches and a timeline. Of course, since it is published by National geographic, the photographs are bright, vivid and colorful. 
This book would make a great early experience with biographies for grades 1-3. 

Companion Texts


  1. I love National Geographic books for kids, I find they're typically well-written and well-researched, and feature great photographs and illustrations. A great blend of images and information. I'm actually allergic to peanuts, but I'd still find this book interesting. ;)

  2. I'll share this with my colleague. The third grade team does some reading around GWC, so I'll share this collection with my friend - she works with that team :)

  3. Thanks for all the texts about Carver, Gigi. I know the National Geographic one will be good, & it's nice to have other titles, too.