Twice a year, I participate in the #pbtenforten, where people share their favorite ten picture books. During the summer, it's fiction picture books. Every February, it's nonfiction.
This year, I'm sharing a group of picture books that blend poetry and nonfiction.
Freedom Over Me
This 2016 Newbery Honor Book was one of my favorite CYBILS nominees.
Poems told from the point of view of slaves about to be sold.
Definitely for older readers.
Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph
by Roxanne Orgill, illustrations by Francis Vallejo
Somos como las nubes/We Are Like the Clouds
by Jose Argueta, illustrated by Alfonso Ruano
Fresh Delicious: Poems from the Farmer's Market
Poems by Irene Latham, Illustrations by Mique Moriuchi
Now You See Them, Now You Don't
by David L. Harrison, illustrations by Giles Laroche
The Alligator's Smile and Other Poems
by Jane Yolen, illustrations by Jason Stemple
When the Sun Shines On Antarctica
and Other Poems About the Frozen Continent
by Irene Latham, illustrated by Anna Wadham
also Dear Wandering Wildebeest by Irene Latham
Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep
April Pulley Sayre, illustrated by Steve Jenkins
Winter, Winter, Cold and Snow
by Sharon Gibson Palermo, illustrated by Christina Song
Write Me a Poem series
This four book series delves into different tools the poet uses.
A nice addition to any elementary library.