Great Nonfiction!

September 2, 2013
Lola Schaefer is a children's book author

Since I write nonfiction and informational text and I offer coaching in schools on how to construct these, as well, I’m always reading the latest in children’s books. The quality (and variety) is the best it’s ever been. Here is a list of current titles that will engage your young readers.
Children of all ages will enjoy these, but I have grouped them by appropriate grade levels for teachers. However, some books appear on both lists. What can I say? Some books entertain and inform all of us, no matter our ages. Other than that, there is no reason for the order in which they appear.

Grades K -2
Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? Susan A. Shea
Eggs 1- 2- 3- Who Will the Babies Be? Janet Halfman
My First Day Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
What is Part This, Part That? Harriet Ziefert
Whose Egg? Lynette Evans
How Things Work in the House Lisa Campbell Ernst
Seeing Symmetry Loreen Leedy
Little Kids First Big Book of Why Amy Shields
What Can a Crane Pick Up? Rebecca Kai Dotlich
A Butterfly is Patient Dianna Hutts Aston
What Do You Do When Something Wants To Eat You? Steve Jenkins & R. Page
Step Gently Out Helen Frost
Tree Lady J. Joseph Hopkins
Move Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
See What a Seal Can Do Chris Butterworth
How Big Were Dinosaurs? Lita Judge
The Story of Snow Mark Cassino
Just One Bite Lola M. Schaefer
Balloons Oveer Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade Melissa Sweet
Swirl by Swirl Joyce Sidman
The Watcher Jeanette Winter
Henri's Scissors Jeanette Winter
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade Melissa Sweet

Grades 3-8
Island: A Story of the Galapagos Jason Chin
Rosa’s Bus Jo Kittinger
Animals Nobody Loves Seymour Simon
The Story of Snow Mark Cassino
Josephine Patricia Hruby Powell (grades 5-8)
Predator (Eyewitness Books) David Burnie
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade Melissa Sweet
The Shocking Truth About Energy Loreen Leedy
See What a Seal Can Do Chris Butterworth
A Butterfly is Patient Dianna Hutts Aston
Barnum's Bones Tracey Fern
Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives Lola M. Schaefer
Seeing Symmetry Loreen Leedy
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade Melissa Sweet
Ubiquitous Joyce Sidman
Living Sunlight Molly Bang & Penny Chisholm
The Secret World of Walter Anderson Hester Bass
Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon (Gr. 6-8) Steve Sheinkin
Invincible Microbes: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure (Gr. 6-8) Jim Murphy and Alison Blank