Picture Books to Explore and Create Background Knowledge

Collection Created by:Lisa Clark, an Epic! Teacher in New York

Picture books for building background knowledge

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Bernida: A Michigan Sailing Legend
A Girl Named Dan
The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Song of the Bell
Welcome to America, Champ!
The Tsunami Quilt: Grandfather's Story
The Legend of the Loon
The Orange Shoes
Junkman's Daughter
America's White Table
The Legend of Mackinac Island
Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal
Moonlight Crab Count
Turtle Summer: A Journal for my Daughter
Track that Scat!
Jasper's Story: Saving Moon Bears

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Woodland/ Forest Habitat
Space & Planets
Do It Yourself
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All Things Math
Ancient Civilizations
Simple Spanish Books
Past & Present
Rocks and Minerals/Geology
Native Americans
Civil Rights
Maps and Landforms
MTSS Unit 8 Comparing and Contrasting
Middle ages
Plants and Pollinators
Fire Safety
Community Helpers/Economic Understanding Kindergarten
American Revolution
Human body
Graphic Novels
Ecosystem Research
US Government for 3rd Grade
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