We recently used our library time to learn about an awesome modern author, Jerry Pallotta. He has written many beautiful and interesting picture books, but the favorites around here are the books in his non-fiction Who Would Win? series. In each book, Jerry pairs up two different animals for a pretend battle, like killer whale vs. great white shark, polar bear vs. grizzly bear, and tyrannosaurus vs. velociraptor. The books teach facts about each animal, and the reader can use this information to predict who would win at the end. Students loved learning about his life and work, then enjoyed looking through some of his books and watching one of Jerry's online read-aloud videos. Now it's hard to keep those books on the shelf--they are always checked out!