Infographics for Kids

By Susan Martineau, illustrated by Vicky Barker. Small Publishing Ltd., 2016.

In a world of fast-moving news, unwavering digital exposure, and informational memes, kids (and adults) are bombarded with infographics. Presenting information in the form of images accompanied by minimal text, infographics convey an easily understood overview of a complex subject visually.

Weather Infographics

By Chris Oxlade. Heinemann-Raintree, 2014.

Infographics are simple and creative graphic representations of different numerical facts. This title features a variety of engaging infographics that teach readers all about the weather. Look through the pages to discover fascinating statistics about extreme weather, measuring the weather, and world climate.

Inside Your Insides

By Claire Eamer, illustrated by Marie-Eve Tremblay. Kids Can Press, 2016.

Marie-Ève Tremblay's bright and cheerfully funny illustrations bring the details to delightful life. With its cutting-edge information about a topic children will find fascinating, this book makes an excellent complement to a life science lesson on the human body. It would also work well for a class on healthy living. A table of contents, glossary and index are included.

Animal Doctors: Incredible Ways Animals Heal Themselves

By Angie Trius & Mark Doran, illustrated by Julio Antonio Blasco. Laurence King Publishing, 2016.

A fantastic, original exploration of how animals use elements of the natural world to treat and cure themselves.

From blue jays to elephants, learn about how animals all over the world use natural medicines to keep themselves healthy. Each spread contains a beautiful, colorful illustration of each animal, plus a unique fold-out information panel of 'doctor's notes' on the condition and treatment.

Make your appointment with the animal doctors today!

Ocean Animals from Head to Tail

By Stacey Roderick, illustrated by Kwanchai Moriya. Kids Can Press, 2016.

The author has created a perfect beginning exploration of the physical traits of ocean animals that's both engaging and informative. Paper collage illustrations in bright, eye-catching colors bring the animals to vivid and appealing life. The fun, interactive nature of the guessing game makes this book ideal for a read-aloud. It would be a terrific addition to an early life-science class on the characteristics of living things or on types of ocean animals. A bonus spread includes information on eight more ocean animals.

Infographics: Space

By Simon Rogers, illustrated by Jennifer Daniel. Candlewick Press, 2015.

Seeing is believing with these incredible infographics!

The third in a visually stunning series of information graphics that shows just how interesting and humorous scientific information can be. Complex facts about space are reinterpreted as stylish infographics that astonish, amuse, and inform. Researched by the Guardian’s Datablog expert and illustrated by New York Times designer Jennifer Daniel, this is a book of the highest pedigree.

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