Good nonfiction won’t sound like an encyclopedia excerpt. Informational picture books like these pull in young readers with rich, interesting vocabulary and beautiful art. Teachers and librarians are looking for books with engaging topics for all levels of readers, especially the youngest ones. Study these to see how to make nonfiction irresistible.
Bone by Bone by Sara Levine Illustrated by T.S. Spookytooth
Seed by Seed by Esme Roji Codell Iluustrated by Lynne Raye Perkins
Parrots Over Puerto Rico By Susan L. Roth; Cindy Trumbore; Susan L. Roth
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre
Kristen Remenar is a children’s librarian, author, teacher, and a national speaker on literacy. Her first picture book, GROUNDHOG'S DILEMMA, will be published by Charlesbridge in 2015, and illustrated by Matt Faulkner, award-winning author/illustrator (and Kristen’s beloved husband).