- Asch, Frank. Moonbear's Shadow. Aladdin, 1999. Bear tries everything he can to get rid of his shadow.
- Berge, Claire. Whose Shadow Is This? Picture Window Books, 2005. Identify an animal by the shape of its shadow and then learn fascinating facts about the animals.
- Dodd, Anne Wescott. Footprints and Shadows. Simon & Schuster, 1992.
- Fowler, Allan. Antarctica (Rookie Read-About Geography). Children's Press, 2001. This is a great book for emergent readers about the coldest continent.
- Petersen, David. Antarctica (True Book). Children's Press, 1999. Photos and simple text introduce the coldest continent.
- Portis, Antoinette. A Penguin Story. Harper Collins, 2009.
- Ajmera, Maya and John D. Ivanko. Be My Neighbor. Charlesbridge, 2008. A simple introduction to the characteristics of a neighborhood, using photos from around the world.
- Bauer, Marian Dane. A Mama for Owen. Simon & Schuster, 2007. The young African hippopotamus who is adopted by a land tortoise clearly shows that caring is what defines "family."
- Jeffers, Oliver. Lost and Found. Philomel Books, 2006.
- Butler, John. Can You Cuddle Like a Koala? Peachtree Publishers, 2003. Rhyming text describes how various animals move.
- Carle, Eric. From Head to Toe. Harper Collins, 2007. Encourages children to exercise by following the movement of various animals.
- Falwell, Cathryn. Scoot, Greenwillow Books, 2008.
- Arnold, Caroline. Penguin's World. Picture Window Books, 2006. Striking paper collages and clear text highlight this easy non-fiction book about the life of two Adelie penguin chicks. A map of Antarctica adds to the interest. Great for sharing with a group.
- Barner, Bob. Penguins Penguins Everywhere. Chronicle Books, 2007. Rhyming text introduces facts about the wide variety of penguin species and what makes them unique.
- Black, Sonia. Plenty of Penguins.