"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."