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Title: Fave PBs in How To format?
Post by: sarah-garcia-morgan on April 17, 2019, 05:38 PM
What are your fave fiction PBs in How To format (not necessarily using the words “how to,” but written as a list of instructions)?  Ex: Tea Rex.  I’m finding Google challenging as it is, of course, bringing up instructions for how to write a PB instead of books written in the form and many do not contain the words “how to”.  So what are your faves?
Title: Re: Fave PBs in How To format?
Post by: JodyJS on April 17, 2019, 06:06 PM
These might help...

Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick
Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook by Anne Kennedy

Title: Re: Fave PBs in How To format?
Post by: Schriscoe on April 17, 2019, 07:24 PM
The Vampirina Ballerina series by Blueboarder Anne Marie Pace
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Post by: Vijaya on April 17, 2019, 07:50 PM
I love Tammi Sauer's Caring for Your Lion.
Title: Re: Fave PBs in How To format?
Post by: Brian Garrison on April 18, 2019, 07:04 AM
A few that come to mind with a unique angle:

Matilda's Cat
Emily Gravett
("how to make a cat happy")

How To
Julie Morstad
(simple sentences with imaginative illustrations)

This Plus That: Life's Little Equations
Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace
(playful pairings )
Title: Re: Fave PBs in How To format?
Post by: brenda.w on April 18, 2019, 08:31 AM
My kiddos love "How to Babysit a Grandma" and "How to Babysit a Grandpa" by Jean Reagan.
Title: Re: Fave PBs in How To format?
Post by: JulieM on April 18, 2019, 07:41 PM
Just thought I'd mention that the Publishers Weekly update in my inbox today said that Carol Hinz at Lerner/Millbrook has just acquired a picture book that appears to be in this style. From memory, it was called something like How To Build an Insect. It's encouraging news!