Short Informational Picture Books
Revised January 2019
Adler, David A. Magnets Push, Magnets Pull. Illus. by Anna Raff. Holiday House, 2017.
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.
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.
Bailey, Ella. One Day on Our Blue Planet…in the Ocean. Nobrow/Flying Eye, 2018.
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.
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.
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.
Coy, John. Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrafice, and Hope in a New Land. Carolrhoda, 2016.
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.
Ghahremani, Susie. Stack the Cats. Abrams Appleseed, 2017.
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.
Hay, Gay. Watch Out, Snail! Illus. by Margaret Tolland. Starfish Bay, 2017.
Hegarty, Patricia. Bee: Nature’s Tiny Miracle . Illus. by Britta Teckentrup. Doubleday/Little Tiger, 2017.
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. 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.
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, 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. 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.
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.
Leedy, Loreen. Step by Step. Holiday House, 2018.
Lemniscates. Trees. Candlewick, 2017.
Lendroth, Susan. Hey-Ho, To Mars We’ll Go! Illus. by Bob Kolar. Charlesbridge, 2018.
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.
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. Whose Poop Is That? Illus. by Kelsey Oseid. Charlesbridge, 2017.
Malner, Carol L. On Kiki’s Reef. Dawn, 2014.
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.
Montgomery, Heather . Bugs Don’t Hug: Six-Legged Parents and Their Kids. Illus. by Steve Stone. Charlesbridge, 2018.
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.
Murray, Carol. Cricket in the Thicket. Holt, 2017.
Paul, Miranda. Are We Pears Yet? Illus. by Carin Berger. Roaring Brook, 2017.
Portis, Antoinette. Hey, Water! Roaring Brook, 2019.
Prince, April Jones. What Do Wheels Do All Day? Houghton, 2006.
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.
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.
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. Water Can Be… Millbrook, 2014.
Sayre, April Pulley. Best in Snow. Beach Lane, 2016.
Sayre, April Pulley. Bloom Bloom! Beach Lane, 02/2019.
Sayre, April Pulley. Eat Like a Bear. Holt, 2013.
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.
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.
Sidman, Joyce. Round. Illus. by Taeeun Yoo. Houghton, 2017.
Sill, Cathryn. About Woodpeckers: A Guide for Children. Illus. by John Sill. Peachtree, 2018.
Smith, Michael. It Starts with a Raindrop: Comienza con una gota de lluvia. Illus. by Angela Alvarenga. East West, 2017.
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. 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.
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.
Ward, Jennifer. Feathers and Hair: What Animals Wear. Illus. by Jing Jing Tsong. Beach Lane, 2017.
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.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool