What are the best non-fiction picture books?

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    #1Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

    Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade

    Everybody is up to witness the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Young and old rise up to watch the flashy balloons as they cover the entire sky. Balloons over Broadway is more than a story as it also comes with colorful illustrations.

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    Arthur Nelson
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Pretty good book, but a little too busy in terms of illustrations. I bought this for my toddler, given I was looking for a picture book. It was a little wordy and the pictures, though nice, were a little too cluttered."
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    #2Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature

    Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature

    Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature is a children's picture book written by multi-award-winning poet Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Beth Krommes. It shows things in nature with swirls, from plants to curled up animals.

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    Nathan White
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This book is a great addition to your coffee table collection of reading material. The pictures are pretty intrinsically amazing works of art and a little trippy as well. The artist is very adept at taking simple pictures of nature and turning them into dizzing yet satisfying pictures with vibrant colors. I like to show this book off to my friends and family members whenever they come over as it gives them something to look at while I make food and prepare beverages. "
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    #3Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

    Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving

    Sarah Josepha Hale is a brilliant author who persuaded Abraham Lincoln to turn Thanksgiving into a national holiday. Thank You, Sarah is a tribute to Hale for her campaign that made a great impact up to this day.

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    Johnny Stanley
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is a cute little illustrated story for young readers. It's different in that it involves a female hero who convinces the U.S. government to save the Thanksgiving holiday. The book shows how powerful just one individual can be. That's a good message for young readers."
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    #4The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

    The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

    The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau is a children's literature picture book written and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino and it was originally published in 2009. This graphic novel tells the story of Ocean Ambassador Jacques Cousteau.

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    Ethan Schneider
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau is a wonderful non-fiction picture book. Kids would love the simple story of a fascinating man and the book is chock-full of beautifully-illustrated pictures of his explorations. Highly recommended."
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    #5Wilma Unlimited

    Wilma Unlimited

    Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman is a children's literature book written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by David Diaz. This picture book follows the story of an African-American athlete.

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    Beatriz Calderón
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This is a great solution to the topic. It fits the category of a non-fiction picture book perfectly, and also offers something of educational value for young children. It is both well illustrated, and well written and also tells a story that children will enjoy learning about."
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    #6Redwoods

    Redwoods

    Redwoods is a children's non-fiction graphic novel originally published in 2009. This picture book was written and illustrated by Jason Chin. It tells the story of a young boy as he discovers the wonders of Redwood trees.

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    Dennis Ramirez
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This book completely satisfies the topic of finding the best non-fiction picture books. It gives a detailed and accurate knowledge of Redwoods all the while keeping it interesting for children through the pictures inside the book. "
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    #7An Egg Is Quiet

    An Egg Is Quiet
    An Egg is Quiet is a children's literature picture book written by Dianna Aston and illustrated by award-winning artist, Sylvia Long. This book was originally published in 2006 and it introduces the world of eggs.
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    Walter Robinson
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is a pretty good solution. While there aren't a lot of reviews, the ratings are high for the limited amount. It means every criterion and seems to be very interesting. "
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    #8A Seed Is Sleepy

    A Seed Is Sleepy

    A Seed is Sleepy is a children's non-fiction literature graphic novel originally published in March 2007. This picture book was written by Dianna Aston and award-winning artist, Sylvia Long.

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    Craig Weber
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "My kids loved this and so did I. I actually have a copy of An Egg is Quiet, but I prefer this. It's challenging but accessible and teaches well too. The illustrations are gorgeous also."
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    #9Coral Reefs: A Journey Through an Aquatic World Full of Wonder

    Coral Reefs: A Journey Through an Aquatic World Full of Wonder

    Coral Reefs: A Journey Through an Aquatic World Full of Wonder is a must-have tool for teachers and librarians in introducing the aquatic world to young students. Written by Jason Chin, it's for young readers ages 5 to 9.

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    Gregory Rodriguez
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Coral Reefs: A Journey Through an Aquatic World Full of Wonder is a good read for non-fiction picture books. "
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    #10A Butterfly is Patient

    A Butterfly is Patient

    A Butterfly is Patient is a picture book for children written by Dianna Hutts Aston and illustrated by Sylvia Long. This follows the life cycle of a butterfly. This book is published in 2011 by Chronicle Books.

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    Heather Fox
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "A very fun and educational book. The pictures are just amazing. My daughter likes to look at all the butterflies. "
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    #11Winners Never Quit!

    Winners Never Quit!

    Winners Never Quit! is a Children's Sports and Games Story book written by Mia Hamm. It was published April 25, 2006 by Harper Collins. It retells the story of soccer champion Mia Hamm.

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    Ethan Ryan
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "A quitter never wins and a winner never quits”. We have heard of this saying at least once in our lives. "
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    #12Gettysburg: A Journey in Time

    Gettysburg: A Journey in Time

    Gettysburg: A Journey in Time is a picture book authored by William A Frassanito. it was originally published in 1975. It contains actual photographs before and after the Gettysburg battle.

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    Alexander Richardson
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "As a historian of the civil war era, I have a number of books on the subject as you can imagine. This, however, is my gem. This book gives an actual inside look into what the battlefield actually looked like. To even be able to see some of the faces of the brave men that fought and died there oh so long ago. It gives me chills every time I think of it. Fantastic book. If you like American history as well, this one is for you."
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    #13A Black Hole Is Not a Hole

    A Black Hole Is Not a Hole

    A Black Hole Is Not a Hole is a nonfiction science picture book written by Carolyn Cinami Decristofano and illustrated by Michael W. Carroll. This nonfiction science picture was published on February 1, 2012 by Charlesbridge.

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    Sean Murray
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A Black Hole Is Not a Hole has some really nice pictures and illustrations in it. I have found the science topic's discussed in the book to be very colorful and they have helped me understand some very complicated scientific theories without much issue. "
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    #14Remembering the California Missions

    Remembering the California Missions

    Remembering the California Missions is written by Janice Stevens with illustrations by Pat Hunter. This book contains beautiful illustrations showing the beauty of California. This book was published in 2010.

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    Erika Villalobos
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I remember learning about the California missions in school, but I had a hard time imagining what they truly were like in my head. When I picked up this book, the illustrations allowed everything to click into place finally. This makes a nice supplement to learning and I believe it would help my child retain more information regarding this topic of history."
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