Great Informational books for the elementary classroom

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The list author says: "A collection of informational texts appropriate for elementary classrooms that will help the students identify and interact with the features of an informational text."
The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree
1.  The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons
The list author says:
  "Gail Gibbons' background in graphic design works to her advantage as she explores informational topics, such as Arnold's Apple Tree. Her work is clear, concise and accessible for children in elementary classrooms."
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Our Solar System (revised edition)
2.  Our Solar System (revised edition) by Seymour Simon
The list author says:
  "Seymour Simon's books tend to be overly word heavy but the photographs are phenomenal. He has an entire series in the same vein and has recently come out with readers aimed at lower levels, featuring the same amazing photographs."
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The Dinosaur Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books)
3.  The Dinosaur Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books) by Jerry Pallotta
The list author says:
  "Jerry Pallotta's alphabet books are great informational texts to teach about organization and structure. His collection of alphabet books cover a wide variety of topics and subjects. His books documenting animals are particularly alluring."
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All About Owls
4.  All About Owls by Jim Arnosky
The list author says:
  "Jim Arnosky is a wildlife artist who travels across the world the document the life of animals in their natural environments, creating these fascinating books. He also sells, through his website, a video of his writing and drawing process, which kids love."
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The Grapes Of Math
5.  The Grapes Of Math by Greg Tang
The list author says:
  "Greg Tang has written a rather clever collection of books targeted at mathematical concepts in the form of riddles. Children enjoy discovering the answers to the riddles and they are a great connection to the math curriculum."
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Ciao Bambino!: A Child's Tour of Italy
6.  Ciao Bambino!: A Child's Tour of Italy by Danna Troncatty Leahy
The list author says:
  "Books that deal with faraway places and languages are excellent informational books to include in your classroom library. Look for books with detailed pictures/photographs and clear labeling. These books are great for teaching children how to read pronunciation guides."
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Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up
7.  Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up by Mollie Katzen
The list author says:
  "Cookbooks are another important informational text that is often lacking in classroom libraries. Pillsbury and Betty Crocker have several wonderful cookbooks aimed at the audience of children."
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Rand McNally Kids' Road Atlas (Backseat Books)
8.  Rand McNally Kids' Road Atlas (Backseat Books) by Karen Richards
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  "Atlases are great for teaching literacy skills with maps."
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Mia Hamm: On the Field with... (Matt Christopher Sports Bio Bookshelf)
9.  Mia Hamm: On the Field with... (Matt Christopher Sports Bio Bookshelf) by Matt Christopher
The list author says:
  "Books about how to play sports are popular text selections for students. This particular book not only discusses how to play the game of soccer but also looks at the life of Mia Hamm."
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