“Read Alones” are accessible nonfiction titles ideal for primary students and beginning readers to read on their own.
Who Has This Tail? and Who Has These Feet? by Laura Hulbert
Mia Posada titles such as Robins: Songbirds of Spring and Guess What’s Growing Inside This Egg
Up the Garden Path/Backyard Books titles by by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries (Are you a Butterfly? Are you a Snail? etc.)
Frank Serafini‘s Looking Closely . . . ( Looking Closely Through the Forest, Looking Closely Inside the Garden, etc.)
DK Publishing Watch Me Grow series by Lisa Magloff (Watch Me Grow Duckling, Watch Me Grow Bear, etc. ) (Check your libraries – hard to order)
Amazing Animals series by Valerie Bodden, Kate Riggs (Creative Paperbacks Publishers)
Grow with Me series by Kate Riggs
Creepy Creatures by Valerie Bodden (Stick Insects, Mantises, etc.)
National Geographic Kids Science Readers
Scholastic Discover More series
Let’s Read and Find out Science (Stages 1, 2, 3)
Smart Kids series by Roger Priddy: Predators, Rainforest, Coral Reef, etc)
Melissa Stewart has a number of wonderful series. I haven’t been able to order all of these but my students love the ones we have.
Animal Body up close (feet, noses, eyes, etc)
Zoom In on Insects!
How Do you Know? series
Various titles by Bobbie Kalman