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Informational Books
Often, children will be drawn to books that give them factual information and open up the big world to them.


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The Umbrella

by Jan Brett

Putnam Juvenile 2004

Ages: 5 to 7

Topic: Informational Books

In a story format, Jan Brett gives us a glimpse of the life in the Monteverde Rainforest in Costa Rica where animals and birds appear and disappear, especially the resplendent quetzal with his tail plumes. MORE...


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Chameleon, Chameleon

by Joy Cowley

Illustrated by Nic Bishop

Scholastic Press 2005

Ages: 5 to 7

Topic: Informational Books

The bold vivid photographs and elegant layout make this book a visual delight. A colorful chameleon wakes up hungry in his tree home and sets out to find a juicy treat. Along the way, he encounters geckos, a tiny frog and a scorpion and more. The story, with just a few words, will capture your beginning readers. MORE...


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Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

by Emily Gravett

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing 2007

Ages: 5 to 7

Topic: Informational Books

Little Mouse is afraid of everything, and records her fears in this journal. In fact, each page has space for the reader to record his fears as well. MORE...


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Prehistoric Actual Size

by Steven Jenkins

Houghton Mifflin 2005

Ages: 5 to 7

Topic: Informational Books

With vivid torn paper collages, Steve Jenkins shows us what prehistoric creatures or part of them may have looked like in actual size. This especially would be intriguing to young paleontologists. MORE...


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If You Decide to Go to the Moon

by Faith Mcnulty

Illustrated by Steven Kellogg

Scholastic Press 2005

Ages: 5 to 7

Topic: Informational Books

In this thrilling introduction to space travel, the author combines science with how one feels in space- “very alone”. Kellogg’s mixed media illustrations emphasize the spectacular vastness of our universe and immense quantity of space and moonscapes. MORE...


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The Life and Times of the Ant

by Charles Micucci

Houghton Mifflin 2003

Ages: 7 to 10

Topic: Informational Books

All the things you would ever want to know about ants are laid out with intriguing illustrations in this wonderful book, Some of the chapters are: Inside an Ant Hill, Kinds of Ants, The Ant’s Body and even how ants evolved. Informative, stimulating and exciting, this informational book will surely wow your whole family. MORE...


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Zoo In the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations

by Jacqueline Mitton

National Geographic Children's Books 1998

Ages: 5 to 7

Topic: Informational Books

A gorgeous introduction to astronomy with metallic stars that outline the constellations. This attractive book with poetic descriptions can also be used as an introduction to mythology. Additional information is added to the back pages. MORE...