Wednesday, July 13, 2016

No Lying! Superstar Non-Fiction Titles


Fire! Fire! by Gail Gibbons

I love Gail Gibbons.  She's an excellent resource for non-fiction titles.  It's not always easy to find books in this genre that meet the needs of a kindergarten classroom.  They are very informative with less text on each page than most books like this.  There is even an additional information section at the end including a glossary.  Stock up on Gail Gibbons!

Birds by Kevin Henkes

Like I said, it can be challenging to find a non-fiction book that doesn't have too much text but still informs young readers.  This is a simple introduction to various birds.  It is a narrative-style book that still provides ample information.  A great addition to an animal unit or even seasons.  Not the typical Kevin Henkes book but beautifully illustrated and well written.

Commotion in the Ocean & Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae 

Well, if you aren't drawn to this series of books just by looking at the cover, not much will.  I definitely judge many books by their covers and these do not disappoint.  These beautiful, bubbly, colorful illustrations will draw your students in while they learn about animals in various habitats.  Andreae also has an entire line of books similar to these including barnyard animals and bugs.  Very few books can include rhyme with non-fiction material.  Andreae nails it!

Bugs A to Z

This book has simply beautiful photos.  It is an absolute must for any classroom library.  Boys will especially devour these pages.  It covers almost every bug imaginable from A to Z.  Students can see the bugs up close with their names and descriptions.  Perfect to bring out when you do your insect unit or in the spring.  If you're not a fan of bugs, you may not enjoy the large pictures but your students will!
Next week I will have two booklists for you.  With the conference this week (I can't wait!) I will have more time to get them together for you. 
Hop over to Julie at Big Ideas for Little Hands and see more amazing Non-Fiction Titles!


  1. Great set of non fiction books here! I love Gail Gibbons' books! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Great suggestions! I love the big, bright photos -- they always capture students' attention!

  3. I love NF - these are great books! It was wonderful to meet you at the conference in Orlando! We hope you got some edible flubber there! This blog hop seems like a fun way to share ideas, too. Please check out our new blog i if you have a chance.

    Thanks so much!

    1. Thanks! It was so neat to meet you!! I'm sure we will bump not each other again soon. Thanks for the link!