Our featured review of the day comes from the blog Delightful Children's Books, which is the online home of Round 1 Nonfiction Picture Books judge Amy Broadmoore. Besides having an adorable sock monkey in the header, her blog also features recommendations for outstanding picture books–fiction and nonfiction–that encourage kids to love reading and explore the world around them. Fun fact: her Read Around the World booklists are fantastic–no wonder she's a founder of International Book Giving Day.
Recently, she posted a roundup of some favorite titles from the NFPB reading period, including finalist Island: A Story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin. Island tells the story of how these amazing and ecologically diverse islands came to be, illustrated by beautiful paintings. In her review, Amy says:
Chin tells an engaging story about an island forming, the island
becoming populated by plants and animals, plant and animal populations
changing over time, and, finally, the island sinking into the sea.
Read the rest of the review here.