Short Informational Picture Books
Revised September 2021
Adler, David A. Magnets Push, Magnets Pull. Illus. by Anna Raff. Holiday House, 2017.
Ajmera, Maya and John D. Ivanko. Come Out and Play: A Global Journey. Charlesbridge, 2020.
Allenby, Victoria. Shape Up, Construction Trucks!
American Museum of Natural History. Baby Elephant Joins the Herd. Sterling, 2019.
Angus, Laurie. Octopus Escapes Again! Dawn, 2016.
Argueta, Jorge Tetl. Agua, Aguita/Water, Little Water. Illus. by Felipe Ugalde Alcantara. Piñata, 2017.
Arndt, Ingo. Best Foot Forward: Exploring Feet, Flippers, and Claws. Holiday House, 2013.
Arnold, Caroline. Hatching Chicks in Room Six. Charlesbridge, 2017.
Arnold, Caroline. Butterflies in Room 6: See How They Grow. Charlesbridge, March 2019.
Aston, Dianna Hutts. An Egg Is Quiet. Chronicle, 2006.
Aston, Dianna Hutts. A Rock Is Lively. Chronicle, 2012.
Aston, Dianna Hutts. A Seed Is Sleepy. Chronicle, 2014.
Atkins, Marcie F. Wait, Rest, Pause: Dormancy in Nature. Millbrook, 2019.
Bailey, Ella. One Day on Our Blue Planet…in the Ocean. Nobrow/Flying Eye, 2018.
Baker-Smith, Grahame. The Rhythm of the Rain. Templar/Candlewick, 2019.
Barner, Bob. Bears! Bears! Bears! Chronicle, 2010.
Barton, Bethany. Give Bees a Chance. Viking, 2017.
Berkes, Marianne. Over In a River: Flowing Out to the Sea. Dawn, 2013.
Berkes, Marianne. Over In the Forest: Come and Take a Peek. Dawn, 2012.
Berkes, Marianne. Over in the Grasslands: On an African Savannah. Illus. by Jill Dubin. Dawn, 2016.
Biggs, Brian. Everything Goes by Sea. Balzer+Bray, 2012.
Biggs, Brian. Everything Goes by Land. Balzer+Bray, 2011.
Bishop, Nic. Penguin Day. Scholastic, 2017.
Bonnice, Lindsey. Libby and Pearl: the Best of Friends. HarperCollins, 2016.
Bradford, Wade. Around the World in a Bathtub: Bathing All Over the Globe. Illus. by Micha Archer. Charlesbridge, 2017.
Bradley, Tim. I Am Allosaurus. Arbordale, 2020.
Brocket, Jane. Cold, Crunchy, Colorful: Using Our Senses. Millbrook, 2014.
Brown, Don. Henry and the Cannons: an Extraordinary True Story of the American Revolution. Roaring Brook, 2013.
Brown, Lisa. The Airport Book. Roaring Brook, 2016.
Brown, Margaret Wise. North, South, East, West. Illus. by Greg Pizzoli. Harper, 2017.
Bunting, Eve. The Cart That Carried Martin. Charlesbridge, 2013.
Butterfield, Moira. Look What I Found in the Woods. Illus. by Jesus Verona. Nosy Crow, 2021.
Butterworth, Chris. See What a Seal Can Do. Candlewick, 2013.
Campoy, F. Isabel. Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood. Illus. by Rafael Lopez. Houghton, 2016.
Christelow, Eileen. Robins! How They Grow Up. Clarion, 2017.
Cole, Henry. Nesting. HarperCollins, 2020.
Coombs, Kate. Beatrix Potter Wrote Stories. Illus. by Seth Lucas. Gibbs Smith, 2021.
Cortright, Celeste. Fun and Games: Everyday Play. Illus. by Sophie Fatus. Barefoot, 2020.
Coy, John. Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrafice, and Hope in a New Land. Carolrhoda, 2016.
Davies, Nicola. Hummingbird. Candlewick, 2019.
Davies, Nicola. Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth. Illus. by Emily Sutton. Candlewick, 2017.
Dillemuth, Julie. Mapping My Day. Illus. by Laura Wood. Magination, 2017.
Doyle, Eugenie. Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter. Illus. by Becca Stadtlander. Chronicle, 2016
Eggers, Dave. This Bridge Will Not Be Gray. Illus. by Tucker Nichols. McSweeney’s, 2015.
Eszterhas, Suzi. Baby Animals Moving. Owlkids, 2018.
Ferry, Beth. Squirrel’s Family Tree. Illus. by A.N. Kang. Orchard, 01/2019.
French, Vivian. Growing Frogs. Candlewick, 2000.
French, Vivian. Yucky Worms. Candlewick, 2009.
Frost, Helen, and Rick Lieder. Wake Up! Candlewick, 2017.
Furrow, Eva and Donna Jo Napoli. Take Your Time: A Tale of Harriet, the Galapagos Turtle. Illus. by Laurel Molk. Holt, 2017.
Garland, Michael. Birds Make Nests. Illus. by R. Gregory Christie. North South, 2017.
Genhart, Michael. Rainbow: A First Book of Pride. American Psychological Association, 2019.
Ghahremani, Susie. Stack the Cats. Abrams Appleseed, 2017.
Gianferrari, Maria. Play Like and Animal. Illus. by Mia Powell. Millbrook, 2020.
Gianferrari, Maria. Terrific Tongues. Illus. by Jia Liu. Boyd Mills, 2018.
Gill, Shelley. If I Were a Bird. Illus. by Erik Brooks. Little Bigfoot, 02/2019.
Gobert-Martin, Virginie. Whose Eyes Are These? Illus. by Madeline Peirsma. Tate, 2017.
Gray, Rita. Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? Houghton, 2014.
Guiberson, Brenda Z.The Greatest Dinosaur Ever. Holt, 2013.
Hale, Christy. Water Land: Land and Water Forms Around the World. Roaring Brook, 2018.
Hall, Kirsten. The Honeybee. Illus. by Isabelle Arsenault. Atheneum, 2018.
Harrison, David L. And the Bullfrog Sings: A Life Cycle Begins. Illus. by Kate Cosgrove. Holiday House, 2019.
Hay, Gay. Watch Out, Snail! Illus. by Margaret Tolland. Starfish Bay, 2017.
Heffernan, Nanette. Earth Hour: A Lights-Out Event for Our Planet. Illus. by Bao Luu. Charlesbridge, 2020.
Hegarty, Patricia. Bee: Nature’s Tiny Miracle . Illus. by Britta Teckentrup. Doubleday/Little Tiger, 2017.
Holub, Joan. I Am the Shark. Illus. by Laurie Keller. Crown, 2021.
Holland, Mary. Otis the Owl. Arbordale. 2017
Hopkins, H. Joseph. The Tree Lady: the True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever. Beach Lane, 2013.
Houran, Lori Haskins. Are You My Planet? Illus. by Edward Miller. Cottage Door, 2021.
Houran, Lori Haskins. Dig Those Dinosaurs. Whitman, 2013.
Houran, Lori Haskins. A Trip Into Space: an Adventure to the International Space Station. Whitman, 2014.
Huber, Raymond. Flight of the Honeybee. Candlewick, 2013.
Hulbert, Laura. Who Has These Feet? Holt, 2011.
Hulbert, Laura. Who Has This Tail? Holt, 2012.
Hurley, Jorey. Beehive. S&S, 2020.
Jenkins, Martin. Bird Builds a Nest. Illus. by Richard Jones. Candlewick, 2018.
Jenkins, Martin. Fox Explores the Night: A First Science Storybook. Illus. by Richard Jones. Candlewick, 2018.
Jenkins, Martin. Squirrels’ Busy Year: A First Science Storybook. Illus. by Richard Jones. Candlewick, 2018.
Jenkins, Martin. Beware of the Crocodile. Illus. by Satoshi Kitamura. Candlewick, March 2019.
Jenkins, Steve, and Robin Paige. My First Day: What Animals Do on Day One. Houghton, 2013.
Jenkins, Steve. Actual Size series. Houghton, 2004-2005.
Jenkins, Steve and Robin Page. Move! Houghton, 2009.
Jenkins, Steve and Robin Page. What Do You Do If You Work At the Zoo? Houghton, 2020.
Jenkins, Steve and Robin Page. Who Am I? An Animal Guessing Game. Houghton, 2017.
Judge, Lita. How Big Were Dinosaurs? Roaring Brook, 2013.
Kaner, Etta. Animals Do, Too! How They Behave Just Like You. Illus. by Marilyn Faucher. Kids Can Press, 2017.
Keller, Joy. Fungus Is Among Us. Illus. by Erica Salcedo. Innovation, 2019.
Krebs, Laurie. We’re Sailing to Galapagos: a Week in the Pacific. Barefoot, 2005.
Kurtz, Jane. What Do They Do with All That Poo? Illus. by Allison Black. Beach Lane, 2018.
Lambert, Jonny. Where in the Wild. Tiger Tales, 2018.
Lang, Diane. Fur, Feather, Fin: All of Us Are Kin. S&S, 2018.
Larkin, Shabazz. The Thing About Bees: A Love Letter. Readers to Eaters, 2019.
Lebeuf, Darren. My Ocean Is Blue. Illus. by Ashley Barron. Kids Can, 2020.
Leedy, Loreen. Step by Step. Holiday House, 2018.
Lemniscates. Trees. Candlewick, 2017.
Leminscates, Carme. Birds. Candlewick, March 2019.
Leminscates, Carme. Seeds. Candlewick, 2020.
Lendroth, Susan. Hey-Ho, To Mars We’ll Go! Illus. by Bob Kolar. Charlesbridge, 2018.
Lendroth, Susan. Here We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones. Illus. by Bob Kolar, Charlesbridge, 2020.
Levine, Sara. Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons. Millbrook, 2013.
Levine, Sara. Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones. Missbrook, 2018.
Lewin, Ted. What Am I? Where Am I? Holiday House, 2013.
London, Jonathan. Pup, the Sea Otter. Westwinds, 2017.
Lord, Michelle. The Mess That We Made. Illus. by Julia Blattman. Flashlight, 2020.
Lunde, Darrin P. Hello, Baby Beluga. Charlesbridge, 2007.
Lunde, Darrin P. Hello, Bumblebee Bat. Charlesbridge, 2007.
Lunde, Darrin P. Hello, Mama Wallaroo. Charlesbridge, 2013.
Lunde, Darrin P. Meet the Meerkat. Charlesbridge, 2007.
Lunde, Darrin P. Monkey Colors. Charlesbridge, 2013.
Lunde, Darrin P. Whose Footprint Is That? Illus. by Kelsey Oseid. Charlesbridge, 2019.
Lunde, Darrin P. Whose Poop Is That? Illus. by Kelsey Oseid. Charlesbridge, 2017.
Malner, Carol L. On Kiki’s Reef. Dawn, 2014.
Manzano, Sonia. A World Together. National Geographic, 2020.
Markle, Sandra. Thirsty, Thirsty Elephants. Illus. by Fabricio VandenBroeck. Charlesbridge, 2017.
Matheson, Christie. Bird Watch. Greenwillow, 02/2019.
Mccarney, Rosemary. The Way to School. Second Story, 2015.
Mccarney, Rosemary. Where Will I Live? Second Story, 2017.
Meisel, Paul. My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis. Holiday House, 2017.
Messner, Kate. Over and Under the Pond. Illus. by Christopher Silas Neal. Chronicle, 2017.
Messner, Kate. Over and Under the Rainforest. Illus. by Christopher Silas Neal. Chronicle, 2020.
Montgomery, Heather . Bugs Don’t Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids. Illus. by Steve Stone. Charlesbridge, 2018.
Moore, Lindsay. Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival. Greenwillow, 2019.
Morris, Ann. Bread, Bread, Bread. HarperCollins, 1989.
Morris, Ann. Families. HarperCollins, 2000.
Morris, Ann. Hats, Hats, Hats. HarperCollins, 1993.
Morris, Ann. Houses and Homes. HarperCollins, 1992.
Morris, Ann. On the Go. HarperCollins, 1990.
Morris, Ann. Tools. HarperCollins, 1992.
Morris, Suzanne. A Trapezoid Is Not a Dinosaur! Charlesbridge, 2019.
Mundorff, Lisa. Welcome Home: Where Nature’s Most Creative Creatures Dwell. Feiwel, 2019.
Murray, Carol. Cricket in the Thicket. Holt, 2017.
Paul, Miranda. Are We Pears Yet? Illus. by Carin Berger. Roaring Brook, 2017.
Petty, Dev. Moth and Butterfly: Ta-Da! Illus. by Ana Aranda. Paulsen/Penguin, 2021.
Pliska, Zeena M. Hello Little One: A Monarch Butterfly Story. Illus. by Fiona Halliday. Page Street, 2020.
Portis, Antoinette. Hey, Water! Roaring Brook, 2019.
Posada, Mia. Summer Green to Autumn Gold. Millbrook, 2019.
Prendergast, Kate. Sleep: How Nature Gets Its Rest. Candlewick, 2019.
Prince, April Jones. What Do Wheels Do All Day? Houghton, 2006.
Quattlebaum, Mary. Brother, Sister, Me and You. National Geographic, 2019.
Ragsdale, Linda. This Rainbow: Has a Billion Stories to Tell. Illus. by Srimalie Bassani. Flowerpot, 2020.
Reid, Aimee. You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood. Abrams. 2019.
Rex, Adam. Pluto Gets the Call.
Richards, Doyin. What’s the Difference? Being Different Is Amazing. Feiwel, 2017.
Richmond, Ben. Baby Penguin’s First Waddles. Sterling, 2018.
Rockliff, Mara. Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles. Illus. by Hadley Hooper. Candlewick, 2016.
Rockwell, Anne. Zoo Day. Illus. by Lizzy Rockwell. S&S/Aladdin, 2017.
Rockwell, Lizzy. I Love Insects! Holiday House, 2021.
Roderick, Stacey. Bugs from Head to Tail. Kids Can Press, 2017.
Root, Phyllis. Anywhere Farm. Illus. by G. Brian Karas. Candlewick, 2017.
Roth, Susan L. Prairie Dog Song: The Key to Saving North America’s Grasslands. Lee & Low, 2016.
Rotner, Shelley. Hello Spring! Holiday House, 2017.
Rotner, Shelley. Hello Winter! Holiday House, 2018.
Rotner, Shelley. All Kinds of Friends. Millbrook, 2017.
Rusch, Elizabeth and Izzi Rusch. A Search for the Northern Lights. Illus. by Cedar Lee. West Margin, 2020.
Salas, Laura Purdie. A Leaf Can Be… Millbrook, 2012.
Salas, Laura Purdie. If You Were the Moon. Illus. by Jaime Kim. Millbrook, 2017.
Salas, Laura Purdie. Meet My Family! Animal Babies and their Families. Millbrook, 2018.
Salas, Laura Purdie. Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle: How Animals Get Ready for Winter. Millbrook, 2019.
Salas, Laura Purdie. Water Can Be… Millbrook, 2014.
Sayre, April Pulley. Best in Snow. Beach Lane, 2016.
Sayre, April Pulley. Being Frog. Beach Lane, 2020.
Sayre, April Pulley. Bloom Bloom! Beach Lane, 2019.
Sayre, April Pulley. Did You Burp? How to Ask Questions (or Not!). Illus. by Leeza Hernandez. Charlesbridge, 2019.
Sayre, April Pulley. Eat Like a Bear. Holt, 2013.
Sayre, April Pulley. Eagles Soar. Illus. by Kasia Bogdanska. Boyds Mills, 2020.
Sayre, April Pulley. Feel the Fog. S&S/Beach Lane, 2020.
Sayre, April Pulley. Full of Fall. S&S/Beach Lane, 2017.
Sayre, April Pulley. Go, Go, Grapes! A Fruit Chant. Beach Lane, 2012.
Sayre, April Pulley. Let’s Go Nuts! Seeds We Eat. Beach Lane, 2013.
Sayre, April Pulley. Rah, Rah, Radishes! A Vegetable Chant. Beach Lane, 2011.
Sayre, April Pulley. Winter Warbler. Beach Lane, 02/2018.
Scanlon, Liz Garton. Thank You, Garden. Illus. by Simone Shin. Beach Lane, 2020.
Schaefer, Carole Lexa. The Children’s Garden: Growing Food in the City. Illus. by Pierr Morgan. Little Bigfoot, 2017.
Schaefer, Lola M. Because of an Acorn. Chronicle, 2016.
Schaefer, Lola M. Lifetime: the Amazing Numbers. Chronicle, 2013.
Schafer, Kevin. Penguins 1 2 3. NorthWord, 2002.
Schumerth, Cynthia. Let’s Pop, Pop, Pop, Popcorn! Illus. by Mary Reaves Uhles. Sleeping Bear, 2021.
Sidman, Joyce. Round. Illus. by Taeeun Yoo. Houghton, 2017.
Sill, Cathryn. About Woodpeckers: A Guide for Children. Illus. by John Sill. Peachtree, 2018.
Silverman, Buffy. On a Snow-Melting Day. Millbrook, 2020.
Smith, Michael. It Starts with a Raindrop: Comienza con una gota de lluvia. Illus. by Angela Alvarenga. East West, 2017.
Sonenshine, Randi. The Nest That Wren Built. Illus. by Anne Hunter. Candlewick, 2020.
Staub, Leslie. If You Were an Elephant. Illus. by Richard Jones. Putnam, 2021.
Stewart, Melissa. Can an Aardvark Bark? Beach Lane, 2017.
Stewart, Melissa. No Monkeys, No Chocolate. Charlesbridge, 2013.
Stewart, Melissa. Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs. Peachtree, 2018.
Stockdale, Susan. Bird Show. Peachtree, 2021.
Stockdale, Susan. Bring on the Birds. Peachtree, 2011.
Stockdale, Susan. Fabulous Fishes. Peachtree, 2008.
Stockdale, Susan. Fantastic Flowers. Peachtree, 2017.
Stockdale, Susan. Stripes of All Types. Peachtree, 2013.
Swinburne, Stephen R. Run, Sea Turtle Run: A Hatchling’s Journey.
Teitelbaum, Michael. Baby Penguin Slips and Slides. Treasure Bay, 2009.
Teitelbaum, Michael. Baby Polar Bears’ Snow-day. Treasure Bay, 2009.
Tripp, Analisa. A Is for Acorn: A California Indian ABC. Illus. by Lyn Risling. Heyday, 2015.
VanDerwater, Amy Ludwig. Every Day Birds. Illus. by Dylan Metrano. Orchard, 2016.
Walden, Libby. A Walk Through Nature: A Clover Robin Peek-through Book. Illus. by Clover Robin. Tiger Tales, 2019.
Ward, Jennifer. Feathers and Hair: What Animals Wear. Illus. by Jing Jing Tsong. Beach Lane, 2017.
Ward, Jennifer. How to Find a Bird. Beach Lane, 2020.
Ward, Jennifer. Mama Built a Little Nest. Beach Lane, 2014.
Ward, Jennifer. What Will Grow? Illus. by Susie Ghahremani. Bloomsbury, 2017.
Ward, Jennifer. What Will Hatch? Walker, 2013.
Wenzel, Brendan. Hello Hello. Chronicle, 2018.
White, Dianne. Who Eats Orange? Illus. by Robin Page. Beach Lane, 2018.
Winter, Jonah. Lillian’s Right to Vote: a Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Illus. by Shane Evans. Schwartz & Wade, 2015.
Wood, Susan. Sandy Feet! Whose Feet? Footprints at the Shore.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool