Nonfiction Tradebooks: Science

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Albert, Burton. Journey of the Nightly Jaguar. Atheneum, 1996.

Ancona, George. Turtle Watch. Macmillan, 1987.

Archambault, John. The Birth of a Whale. Silver Press, 1996.

Arnosky, J. I See Animals Hiding. Scholastic, 1995.

Arnosky, Jim. Rabbits and Raindrops. G. P. Putnam & Sons, 1997.

Asch, Frank. Water. Harcourt Brace, 1996.

Alderson, Sue Ann. Pond Seasons. Groundswood, 1997.

Bateman, Robert. Safari. Little Brown, 1998.

Bash, Barbara. Shadows of Night: The Hidden World of the Little Brown Bat. Sierra Club, 1993.

Bauer, Marion Dave. If You Were Born a Kitten. Simon and Schuster, 1997.

Bischoff-Miersch, Andrea and Michael. Do You Know the Difference? NorthSouth, 1995.

Brandenburg, Jim. To the Top of the World: Adventures with Arctic Wolves. Walker, 1993.

Brenner, Barbara and Garelick, May. The Tremendous Tree Book. Boyds Mills, 1992.

Brooks, Bruce. Making Sense: Animal Communication and Perception. Farrar,Straus, Geroux, 1993.

Brown, Mary Barrett. Wings Along the Waterway. Orchard, 1992.

Browne, Phillippa-Alys. African Animals ABC. Sierra Books, 1995.

Burnie, David. DK Nature Encyclopedia. DK, 1998.

Carrick, Carol. Whaling Days. Clarion, 1993.

Casey, D. Weather Everywhere. Photographs by J. Gilmore. Macmillan, 1995.

Cohen, Caron. Where's the Fly? Morrow, 1996.

Cole, Joanna. A Cat's Body. Photographs by Jerome Wexler. New York: Morrow, 1982.

Cole, Joanna. A Frog's Body. Photographs by Jerome Wexler. New York: Morrow, 1980.

Cole, Joanna. The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks. Illustrated by Bruce Degen. New York: Scholastic, 1986. (Also many other books in this series.)

Cole, J. The Magic School Bus in the Time of the Dinosaurs. illus. by B. Degen.Scholastic, 1994.

Cone, Molly. Come Back, Salmon. Sierra Club Books, 1992.

Cone, Molly. Squishy, Misty, Damp & Muddy: The Inbetween World of Wetlands. Sierra Club, 1996.

Curtis, Neil. Rocks and Minerals. Oxford University Press, 1998.

Darting, Kathy. Seashore Babies. Walker & Co., 1997.

Demuth, Patricia. Cradles In the Trees. Macmillan, 1994.

Dewey, Jennifer Owings. Wildlife Rescue: The Work of Dr. Kathleen Ramsay. Boyds Mills, 1994.

Dodson, Peter. An Alphabet of Dinosaurs. Paintings by W. D. Barlowe. Scholastic, 1995.

Dorres, A. Elephant Families. HarperCollins, 1994.

Dotlich, Rebecca. Sweet Dreams of the Wild: Poems for Bedtime. Boyds Mills, 1996.

Duffy, Dee Dee. Forest Tracks. Boyds Mills Press, 1996.

Ehlert, Lois. Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf. Harcourt Brace, 1991.

Esbensen, Barbara. Echoes for the Eye: Poems to Celebrate Patterns in Nature. HarperCollins, 1996.

Ganeri, Anita. Animals In Disguise. Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Gelman, Rita Goldman. Dawn to Dusk in the Galapagos. Little, Brown, 1991.

George, Jean Craighead. To Climb A Waterfall. Philomel, 1995.

George, Jean Craighead. Everglades. HarperCollins, 1995.

George, Jean Craighead. Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary. HarperCollins, 1994.

George, Lindsay. In the Snow: Who's Been Here? and In the Woods: Who's Been Here? Greenwillow, 1995.

Gibbons, Gail. The Great St. Lawrence Seaway. New York: Morrow, 1992.

Gibbons, G. The Reasons for Seasons. Holiday House, 1995.

Gibbons, G. Sea Turtles. Holiday House 1995.

Gibbons, G. Spiders. New York: Holiday House, 1993.

Gibbons, Gail. Gulls, Gulls, Gulls. Holiday House, 1997.

Gravelle, Karen and Jennifer. The Period Book: Everything You Don't Want to Ask and Need to Know. Walker & Co., 1996

Guilbertson, Brenda. Into the Sea. Henry Holt, 1996.

Haddon, Mark. The Sea of Tranquility. HarperCollins, 1996.

Hunter, Ryan Ann. Dig A Tunnel. Holiday House, 1999.

James, Betsy. Tadpoles. Dutton Children's Books, 1999.

Jeffreys, Laura S. Christa McAuliffe: A Space Biography. Enslow, 1998.

Jenkins, Priscilla Belz. A Nest Full of Eggs. HarperCollins, 1995.

Johnson, Jenny. Bugs: A Closer Look at the World's Tiny Creatures. Reader's Digest Kids, 1995.

Kalman, Bobbie. What Is A Reptile?. Science of Living Things Series. Crabtree, 1999.

Kalman, Bobbie. What Is a Life Cycle? Crabtree, 1998.

Kierein, T. Weather. Illus. by T. Buxton, National Geographic Society, 1994.

Kitchen, Bert. And So They Build. Candlewick, 12993.

Lang, A. Eagles. Photographs by W. Lynch. Sierra Club, 1990.

Lauber, Patricia. Be a Friend to Trees. Illus. by Holly Keller. HarperCollins, 1994.

Lauber, Patricia. Fur, Feather, Flippers: How Animals Live Where They Do. Scholastic, 1994.

Lauber, Patricia. The News About Dinosaurs. Bradbury Press, 1989.

Lauber, Patricia. Seeing Earth From Space. Orchard Books, 1990.

Lauber, Patricia. Summer of Fire: Yellowstone 1988. Orchard, 1991.

Lauber, Patricia. Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens. Bradbury, 1986.

Lauber, Patricia. Hurricanes: Earth's Mightiest Storms. Scholastic, 1996.

Lavies, Bianca. Compost Critters. Dutton, 1993.

Lesser, Carolyn. Storm on the Desert. Harcourt Brace, 1997.

Lesser, Carolyn. Dig Hole, Soft Mole. Harcourt Brace, 1996.

Lesser, Carolyn. Spots: Counting Creatures From The Sea. Harcourt Brace, 1999.

Llewellyn, Claire. I Didn't Know that Some Bugs Glow in the Dark. Millbrook, 1997.

Locker, T. Seeing Science Through Art: Sky Tree. HarperCollins, 1995.

Locker, Thomas. Water Dance. Harcourt Brace, 1997.

Luenn, Nancy. Squish! A Wetland Walk. Atheneum, 1994.

Macaulay, David. The Way Things Work. Houghton Mifflin, 1988.

MacDonald, Suse. Peck, Slither, and Slide. Harcourt Brace, 1997.

Machotka, H. Terrific Tails. Morrow, 1994.

Markle, Sandra. Science to the Rescue. Atheneum, 1994.

Marshall, Janet. Look Once, Look Twice. Ticknor & Fields, 1995.

Martin, Jacqueline. Watching the Willow Tree Loon. Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Matthews, D. Arctic Foxes. photos. by D. Duravich & N. Ovsyanikov. Simon & Schuster, 1995.

McMillan, Bruce. Nights of the Rufflings. Houghton Mifflin, 1995.

McMillan, Bruce. Puffins Climb, Puffins Rhyme. Harcourt Brace, 1995.

Micucci, Charles. The Life and Times of the Honeybee. Ticknor & Fields, 1995.

Micucci, Charles. The Life and Times of the Peanut. Houghton Mifflin, 1997.

Montgomery, Sy. The Snake Scientist. Illustrated by Nic Bishop (Houghton Mifflin)

Moser, Barry. Fly: A Brief History of Flight Illustrated. HarperCollins, 1993.

Muzik, Katy. At Home On the Coral Reef. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 1992.

Nail, Jim. Whose Tracks Are These? A Clue Book of Familiar Forest Animals. Roberts Rinehart, 1994.

Norell, Mark, Lowell Dingus. A Nest of Dinosaurs: The Story of the Oviraptor. Illustrated by Mike Ellison (Doubleday)

Paladino, Catherine. Land, Sea and Sky: Poems to Celebrate the Earth. Little Brown, 1993.

Patent, D.H. Eagles of America. Photographs by W. Muñoz. Holiday House, 1995.

Pfeffer, Wendy. A Log's Life. Simon and Schuster, 1998.

Pringle, L. Dinosaurs!. Illus. by C. Heyer. Boyds Mills Press, 1995.

Rockwell, Anne. One Bean. Walker and Co., 1998.

Rockwell, Anne. Our Earth. Harcourt Brace, 1998.

Ross, Michael Elsohn. Ladybugology. Carolrhoda, 1998.

Rotner, Shelley & Olivo, Richard. Close, Closer, Closest. Atheneum, 1997.

Ryder, Joanne. Jaguar In the Rainforest. William Morrow, 1996.

Ryder, Joanne. Shark In the Sea. William Morrow, 1997 (part of "Just For A Day" series).

Ryder, J. and Sonneborn, B. Without Words. Sierra Club, 1995.

Sattler, Helen Ronly. The Book of North American Owls. Clarion, 1995.

Sayre, S.P. If You Should Hear a Honey Guide. illus. by S.D. Schindler. Houghton Mifflin, 1995.

Schertle, Alice. Advice for a Frog. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1995.

Severance, John. Einstein: Visionary Scientist (Clarion Books)

Shannon, George. Tomorrow's Alphabet. Greenwillow, 1996.

Sill, Cathryn. About Reptiles: A Guide for Children. Illustrated by John Sill (Peachtree Publishers)

Silver, Donald. One Small Square of Arctic Tundra. Freeman, 1994.

Simon, Seymour. Earthquakes. Morrow Junior, 1991.

Simon, Seymour. Lightning. William Morrow, 1997 (Simon also has many other good books on various topics).

Simon, Seymour. Ride the Wind: Airborne Journeys of Animals and Plants. Harcourt Brace, 1997.

Simon, Seymour. Sharks. New York: HarperCollins, 1995.

Simon, Seymour. Wolves. New York: HarperCollins, 1993.

Simon, Seymour. Muscles : Our Muscular System. Morrow Junior Books, 1998.

Singer, Marilyn. Bottoms Up: A Book About Rear Ends. Henry Holt, 1997.

Singer, M. A Wasp is Not a Bee. Illus. by P. O'Brien. Henry Holt, 1995.

Sis, Peter. Starry Messenger. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996.

Sloan, P. & Sloan, S. Animal Homes. Sundance Publishing, 1994.

Sneddon, Robert. Yuck! A Big Book of Little Horrors. Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Stockdale, Susan. Nature's Paintbrush : The Patterns and Colors Around You. Simon and Schuster, 1999.

Swanson, Diane. Safari Beneath the Sea: The Wonder World of the North Pacific Coast. photographs by the Royal British Columbia Museum. SierraClub, 1994.

Swinburne, Stephen. Safe, Warm And Snug. Gulliver/ Harcourt Brace, 1999.

Wright-Trierson, Virginia. A Desert Scrapbook. Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Yolen, Jane. Sea Watch. Philomel, 1996.

Yolen, Jane. Water Music. Boyds Mills Press, 1995.

Yolen, Jane. Welcome to the Sea of Sand. Putnam, 1996.

Yolen, Jane. Welcome to the Ice House. Putnam, 1998.

Zoehfield, Kathleen. What's Alive? HarperCollins, 1995.

Recommended Series Books

Eyewitness Books (Dorling Kindersley)
First Discovery Books (Scholastic)
Just For A Day (William Morrow)
Inside Guides (Dorling Kindersley)
Eyewitness Explorers (Dorling Kindersley)
Eye Openers (Aladdin)
See How They Grow (Lodestar)
Animal Close Ups (Charles Bridge)
Let's Read-And-Find-Out Science (HarperCollins)
Backyard Buddies (Carolrhoda)

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