This is part of a series of inquiry picture book round-ups. See also:
Learner Identities & Subjects, which includes traditional subject areas such as math & writing.
Sustainable Development Goals, which includes the global goals such as responsible production & consumption.
Nearly every one of my “inspiring inquiry” posts ends with at least one book recommendation. I wanted to revisit some of them, but I realized that I’ve now written so many inquiry posts that that would take quite a lot of time to click through.
Which brings me to today’s post! It will be the first of a few book round-ups from my inquiry posts, starting with the International Baccalaureate PYP posts. The words in bold are the topic of the inquiry post (linked back the original as well). Please feel free to add additional book recommendations to the comments. Happy reading!
Empathy: The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
Curiosity: Pond by Jim LaMarche; The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater & The Fan Brothers
Commitment: A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women’s Rights by Kate Hannigan & Alison Jay
Enthusiasm: Fancy Nancy by Robin Preiss Glasser & Jane O’Connor; Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Jon Klassen & Mac Barnett
Appreciation: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena & Christian Robinson; Windows by Julia Denos & E.B. Goodale; How to Write Your Life Story by Ralph Fletcher
Independence: Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Scott Magoon
Cooperation: Flora & the Peacocks by Molly Idle; Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
Integrity: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen; The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs; This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen; Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola
Tolerance: Most People by Michael Lennah & Jennifer E. Morris
Respect: A Boy & A Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz & Catia Chien; Don’t Touch My Hair by Saree Miller
Knowledgeable: If Picasso Painted a Snowman by Amy & Greg Newbold
Caring: Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts & Noah Z. Jones
Principled: Penny & Her Marble by Kevin Henkes; We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen; Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen
Risk Taker: I’m Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton; Jubari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall; The Dark by Lemony Snicket & Jon Klassen
Open-Minded: This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe; Harold & the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson; Finding Wild by Megan Wagner Lloyd & Abigail Halpin
Inquirer: Claymates by Dev Petty & Lauren Eldridge; Beyond the Pond by Joseph Kuefler
Communicator (& other communication post): The Big Bed by Bunmi Laditan & Tom Knight
Balanced: Moon by Alison Oliver & Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson & Kevin O’Malley
Thinker: What Do You Do With A __? books by Kobi Yamada
Action: What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada & Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
Social Skills: Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller; We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen
Self Management Skills: Forever or a Day by Sara Jacoby; The North Star by Peter Reynolds
Where We Live PYP Unit: This House Once by Deborah Freedman
How We Express Ourselves PYP Unit & other unit: The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater; Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen; Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty & David Roberts
Great job if you made it all the way through this list! It made me so happy making it–nothing like a picture book memory lane. You probably also noticed the many Jon Klassen & Mac Barnett reads — I guess their work is just conducive to inquiry!
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