This weekend we will take the opportunity to read some nonfiction. Yellowstone National Park is one of my favorite places, and it provides so many interesting things to learn. This weekend’s book is The Great Yellowstone Fire by Carole G. Vogel and Kathryn A. Goldner published by the Sierra Club and Little, Brown.

This informational picture book provides an accurate view of life in Yellowstone. Readers will learn about the history of the park and the history of fighting natural wildfires. Photographs document the progressions of the fire that changed the landscape of much of Yellowstone in the summer of 1988. The Great Yellowstone Fire will have you eager to learn more about this wonderful place and might even convince you to hop on the first plane headed to Wyoming.

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I love traditions, so we’ll start one here. Every weekend we will read and review a new picture book. This weekend we’ll start with Knuffle Bunny: A Cautonary Tale by Mo Willems. This precious little book almost brought tears to my eyes. So, go find this book, let yourself get a little sentimental, and we’ll have the review ready on Sunday, 3 June 2012. Then, come back every Saturday for more picture book fun!