Breaking Through the Clouds
The Sometimes Turbulent Life of Meteorologist Joanne Simpson
by Sandra Nickel & Helena Perez Garcia (Abrams Books for Young Readers, March 8, 2022)
For Women’s History Month, A Mighty Girl put together a fabulous list of New Mighty Girl Books for 2022. I’m delighted that Breaking Through the Clouds was included. “This exuberant picture book is a celebration of a scientific trailblazer who was determined to be the first woman in her field.” You can find all of the New Mighty Girl Books for 2022 HERE.
Activity Sheets for Breaking Through the Clouds
Looking for ways to engage students with Breaking Through the Clouds? Below you will find curriculum guides for Discussion Questions, Activities for Students, as well as individual Activity Sheets. Simply click on the sheets below and print.
The Stuff Between the Stars
How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe
by Sandra Nickel & Aimee Sicuro (Abrams Books for Young Readers, March 2, 2021)
The Stuff Between the Stars was named a Best Children’s Book of 2021 by Air and Space Magazine. You can find all of the wonderful aviation and space-themed books chosen by Air and Space HERE.
The Stuff Between the Stars was named a Best STEM Book for K-12 for 2022 by The National Science Teaching Association and the Children’s Book Council. You can find all of the NSTA’s recommended STEM books HERE.
The Stuff Between the Stars was named a Mighty Girl 2021 Book of the Year. You can find all the showcased picture books starring girls and women HERE.
The Stuff Between the Stars has been listed on the Rise Booklist for 2022. You can find all of Rise’s recommended books, as well as its Top Ten, HERE.
TeachingBooks has organized fantastic resources for The Stuff Between the Stars, including the book trailer, an author interview, an illustrator page for Aimée Sicuro, and more. Click HERE to connect to these fabulous resources.
Ggumsum has acquired Korean rights for The Stuff Between the Stars. A link to the Korean language version will be coming as soon as it is available.
Activity Sheets for The Stuff Between the Stars
Looking for ways to engage students with The Stuff Between the Stars? Below you will find curriculum guides for Discussion Questions, Activities for Students, as well as individual Activity Sheets. Simply click on the sheets below and print.
The Story Behind the World’s Favorite Snack
by Sandra Nickel & Oliver Dominguez (Lee & Low, August 11, 2020)
Nacho’s Nachos was awarded a Christopher Award, which recognizes works affirming the highest values of the human spirit. You can access resources created by TeachingBooks for all winners since 2001 HERE.
Nacho’s Nachos was named a Best Picture Book of 2020 by Kirkus Reviews. You can find all of Kirkus’s Best Picture-Book Biographies of 2020 HERE.
Nacho’s Nachos was named a Best Book for Kids of 2020 by the New York Public Library. You can find all of its Best Books HERE.
Nacho’s Nachos was named a Best Book of 2020 by the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature. You can find all of the Center’s Best Books HERE.
The Nacho’s Nachos Book Trailer is here!
Lee and Low Books has created a fourteen-page Teacher’s Guide, which includes Before and After Reading recommendations, as well as Interdisciplinary Activities.
To discover more about nachos and Nacho’s Nachos, listen to Food Non-Fiction’s Podcast, Ignacio Nicknamed Nacho.
For an article highlighting some of 2020’s “must-add choices for your collections” take a look at Latinx Luminaries: Picture book biographies featuring Latinx superstars | Great Books by Shelley M. Diaz in School Library Journal (July 27, 2020).
Activity Sheets for Nacho’s Nachos
Looking for a way to inspire your youngest nachos fan? Below you’ll find activity sheets for coloring, imaginative drawing, making a nacho banner, and, of course, preparing Ignacio Anaya’s original Nacho’s Special! Simply click on the sheets below, print, and have fun!
Big Bear and Little Fish
by Sandra Nickel & Il Sung Na (Lerner/Carolrhoda, September 6, 2022)
Resources will be coming soon for Big Bear and Little Fish.