Revisiting: Engaging Informational Picture Books

I’ve been very interested of late in the attention being paid to the Common Core State Standards recommendation for more nonfiction in classrooms. There are many ways to do this, one of them being a greater emphasis on nonfiction picture books. Here are a few older books I’ve much admired for their spare and elegant texts, compelling voices, original design, fresh ways of presenting information, superb research, and engaging illustrations. They are ideal for classroom teachers looking for great nonfiction to add to their libraries and teaching.  Please add your own suggestions in the comments!


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6 responses to “Revisiting: Engaging Informational Picture Books

  1. DaNae

    Great list, Monica. I’m going to pass it on to my teachers.

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  3. Great list, Monica! You got quite a few of my favorites. In the “oldies but goodies” category, I’d have to add WILMA UNLIMITED by Kathleen Krull and SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY by Jacqueline Briggs Martin as not to be missed.

    • Thanks for suggesting these. I hope others weigh in too!

      • Ariel Zeitlin Cooke

        Yes, great list, Monica. I also recommend
        SQUANTO’S JOURNEY: THE STORY OF THE FIRST THANKSGIVING by Joseph Bruchac
        LIBRARIAN OF BASRA by Jeanette Winterson
        MUMMIES MADE IN EGYPT by Aliki
        STARRY MESSENGER: GALILEO GALILEI by Peter Sis
        The many wonderful picture book biographies by David Adler

  4. One of my favorite’s since it shows a bit about a different part of the US:
    Recess at 20 Below by Cindy Ailaud

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