Connecting Science and Children’s Literature

Looking for some ideas for integrating children’s literature into science instruction? These sites offer some great starting points.

40 Books About Science and Scientists
http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=76
40 Books About the Seasons
http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=84
Combining Poetry and Science
http://www.ala.org/ala/booklinksbucket/CombiningPoetryandScience.pdf
“Doing” Science with Poetry
http://www.ala.org/ala/booklinksbucket/everydaypoetry.pdf
Elementary Science Integration Project: Books Galore
http://www.esiponline.org/books/galore/galore.html
From Seed to Harvest: Books About Growing Food
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/publishing/booklinks/resources/growingfood.cfm
The Green Earth Book Award
http://www.newtonmarascofoundation.org/programs/a_ge.cfm
Integrating Children’s Literature with Physics and Astronomy
http://www.physics.emich.edu/ebehringer/JoAnneS/webpage/397PHY_webpage.html
The John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers
http://research.amnh.org/burroughs/young_readers_list.html
Let’s Go Outside! Books for Young Children About the Natural World
http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=301
The Little House Meets Urban Sprawl
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/publishing/booklinks/resources/urbansprawl.cfm
NSTA’s Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
http://www.nsta.org/publications/ostb/
The Natural World in Books
http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=160
Nonfiction Trade Books: Science
http://faculty.salisbury.edu/~elbond/trade.htm
Outstanding Science Read-Alouds
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/publishing/booklinks/resources/OutstandingScienceRead-Alouds.pdf
PBS Teacher Recommended Books: Science and Technology
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/bookslinks/bookspages/sciencetech-archive.html
Poetry Across the Sciences
http://www.sbfonline.com/pdf/poetry.pdf
SC&F Best Books for Children
http://www.sbfonline.com/bestlists.htm
Science Literature Links
http://www.scilitlinks.org/quickplans.htm
Science-Themed Novels
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/publishing/booklinks/resources/sciencenovels.cfm

If you have a link to suggest, please leave a comment and I will review the site for inclusion on this list.