Paired Text Lists



Subject area – Science


Below is a book list containing pairs of text (fiction and non fiction) which address some of the common topics taught during science in primary classrooms. The embedded word document includes a sample list of paired texts (fiction and non fiction). Each pair of texts is correlated to an Illinois State standard in science.



Hibernation / Brown Bears
Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming
Bears and Their Dens by Linda Tagliaferro

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Brown Bears by Marcia Freeman

Earthworms
Herman and Marguerite: An Earth Story by Jay O’Callahan
An Earthworm’s Life by John Himmelmann

Rabbits
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
The Life Cycle of a Rabbit by Lisa Trumbauer

Butterflies
Butterfly House by Eve Bunting
The Butterfly Alphabet Book by Brian Cassie and Jerry Pallotta

Owls
White Owl, Barn Owl by Nicola Davies
Owls by Emily Townsend
Owls by Gail Gibbons

Ducks
Make Way for Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey
Ducks! by Gail Gibbons

Giant Squid
I’m The Biggest Thing in the Ocean! by Kevin Sherry
Squids by Jody Sullivan Rake

Water
Hello Ocean by Pan Munoz Ryan
What is Water? by Rebecca Olien

Chameleons
The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
Chameleon, Cameleon by Joy Cowley

Frogs
Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
Frogs by Nic Bishop

Ponds
The Web at Dragonfly Pond by Brian Ellis
Life in a Pond by Allen Fowler

Seeds
Max’s Magic Seeds by Géraldine Elschner
A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Aston

Dinosaurs
Edwina The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She was Extinct by Mo Willems
What Happened to the Dinosaurs? by Franklyn Branley

Cars
If I Build a Car by Chris Van Dusen
Automobiles by Jason Cooper