Chapter 14 Informational Books

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Chapter 14 Informational Books by Mind Map: Chapter 14 Informational Books

1. Types of Informational Books.

1.1. Traditional Chapter Book Format- "Trapped by the Ice: Shackleton's Amazing Antarctic Adventure, Michael McMurdy.

1.2. Informational Picture Books- "A Really short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson.

1.3. Activity Books- "Easy-to-Make-Pop-Ups, by Joan Iravine.

1.4. Concept Books-'Big and Little, by Margaret Miller.

1.5. Journals and Interviews-"Charles Darwin and the Beagle Adventure, Wood and Twist.

1.6. Photo Essays-"Our World of Water: Children and Water around the World, (Hollyer, 2009)

1.7. Pop-Ups-"The Amazing Pop-Up Geography Book (Petty and Maizels, 2001)

1.8. Reference Books- "The Most Fantastic Atlas of the Whole Wide World By The Brainwaves (2009).

1.9. Series- Kenneth C. Davis, created the series Don't know Much About......

2. Finding Good Informational Books

2.1. Attractive Design "Don't judge a book by it's cover"

2.2. Little-Known Facts- Details that create images that stir up interest and provide a starting point for greater understanding..

2.3. Unusual Viewpoints- "Color Zoo, Ehlert, 1989.

2.4. Fascinating Comparisons "Incredible Comparisons, Russell Ash, 1996

2.5. First person Account- "The Boys' war, Murphy, 1990

2.6. Accuracy- The basis of all informational books is accuracy.

3. Why don't kids flock to informational books?

3.1. Informational Books traditionally are not used for pleasure reading.

3.2. Children's visits to the informational section of the library often are not by choice.

3.3. Informational books have a reputation for being boring.