Non-Fiction Read-Alouds

Great non-fiction ( information) books to read aloud to elementary school students
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5 of My Favorite Non-Fiction Series to Engage Readers. FREEBIES to go with each book series. Perfect for elementary and upper grades.

Great List of Read Aloud Science Books!


The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea by Brenda Z. Guiberson

I, Fly: The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are by Bridget Heos

How the Meteorite Got to the Museum

Hippos Are Huge! by Jonathan London

Bee Dance by Rick Chrustowski

teaching adaptations

"Now & Ben" to teach compare and contrast!

CONTENT AREA NOTE-TAKING- I love this! I can't find the link back but this is a great anchor chart!

Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau

Here Comes the Garbage Barge! Technically a fictionalized account ... but based on true life events.

Mrs. Harkness and the Panda

Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust. I read this to kinder. Asked before reading, "what do you think dust is?" Asked again after reading. All were amazed.

Matt Tavares writes many readable non-fiction titles. I love this one because of all the conversations you can have with kids (and yourself) about not giving up. It ain't over till it's over.

True/false questions could make this an interactive read-aloud!

What's better than great nonfiction for kids written by a kid? Eleven-year-old Olivia Bouler began by saying, "I am willing to help." She used her knowledge and pictures of birds to help raise both money and awareness. You'll want a copy for your library.

From Cocoa Bean to Chocolate - I love to read non-fiction books to the kids and show parents how much kids love them!

Kids love to chew, smack and pop gum so why not read about it? This nonfiction book appeals to a K-3 audience with the fascinating history of bubble gum.

Blog featuring nonfiction science books for kids and activities to go along with them

Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving. Another book I read every November. Interesting information- great illustrations, too. Pair this with Balloons over Broadway.

Book Speak! many excellent examples for sharing with a class and inspiring poetry prompts

Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama - a great read for Black History Month

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