So many picture books seem to focus on fictional stories, and now that my boys are more inquisitive and constantly asking me “Why, why, why?” I have been on the hunt for more educational, non-fiction books.
With Spring here (don’t let the snow fool you, my fellow Chicagoans), we have been spending a TON of time outside so many of the nonfiction books that we have fallen in love with focus on the theme of nature.
The Lion and the Mouse—Jerry Pinkney
This wordless book tells the story of a lion who spares a mouse and how the mouse then rescues his massive friend.
Water Can Be…–Laura Purdie Salas
Read about the amazing power of water in this poetic and beautifully illustrated book.
Weeds Find a Way—Cindy Jenson Elliott
Little nature lovers will love to see all of the vibrant variations of weeds that crop up in the most unique of places.
What’s Your Favorite Animal—Eric Carle and Friends
In this beautifully illustrated books, famous children’s book illustrators share personal stories of their favorite animals.
This complex scientific idea is conveyed to young learners in a clear, concise, and fun way.
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