COMPARE and CONTRAST: The illustration of likenesses or differences between or among objects, persons, or situations


Note: There are two lists below
  1. Single books that use compare/contrast
  2. Pairs of books that can be used to compare/contrast story variants.
[Note: 1) nonfiction has been included, 2) chapter books have not been separated from easy picture books]

Compare contrast books

Guiness Book of World Records
Dancing Feet by Agell
My Visit to the Zoo by Aliki
The Stupids Step Out by Allard
All About Alligators by Arnosky
Cleversticks by Ashley
This is The Way We Go to School by Baer
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Barton
If You Were Born a Kitten by Bauer
Everybody Needs a Rock by Baylor
Navajo: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa by Begay
If You Were There in 1492 by Brenner
Where’s That Insect? by Brenner
Town Mouse, Country Mouse by Brett
The Great Ball Game: by Bruchac
The Enormous Egg by Butterworth
A World of Holidays by Campbell
Fortunately by Charlip
Stellaluna by Cannon
Verdi by Cannon
Counting on Frank by Clement
Walk Two Moons by Creech
Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by De Paola
May I Bring a Friend? by De Regniers
Go, Dog, Go! by Eastman
Hands by Ehlert
Parents in the Pigpen, Pigs in the Tub by Ehrlich
Bull Run by Fleischman
Whipping Boy by Fleischman
Dateline: Troy by Fleishman
Toad or Frog, Swamp or Bog by Graham-Barber
Village of Round and Square Houses by Grifalconi
Banging Book by Grossman
I Am the Dog, I am the Cat by Hall
Chester’s Way by Henkes
Black on White by Hoban
Colors Everywhere by Hoban
Is it Larger? Is it Smaller? by Hoban
White on Black by Hoban
A House Is a House for Me by Hoberman
My Song is Beautiful: Poems and Pictures in Many Voices by Hoberman
We’re Back!: A Dinosaur’s Story by Hughes
Birthday Surprises: Ten Great Stories to Unwrap by Hurwitz
The Two Mrs. Gibsons by Igus
When I Was Little by Igus or Curtis
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest by Jenkins
Amber on the Mountain by Johnston
Round Trip by Jonas
Children Just Like Me by Kindersley
Who Belongs Here? by Knight
Earl’s Too Cool for Me by Komaiko
Masai and I by Kroll
Where Will This Shoe Take You? by Lawlor
Nature All Year Long by Leslie
Girls to the Rescue by Lowe
Black and White by MacCaulay
All the Places to Love by MacLachlan
Sarah, Plain and Tall by MacLachlan
Skylark by MacLachlan
The World is Full of Babies by Manning
Witch Way to the County by Mariconda
Sun Song by Marzollo
East O’ the Sun and West O’ the Moon by Mayer or Gal
Guess How Much I Love You by McBratney
Fantastic Drawings of Danielle by McClintock
Blueberries for Sal by McCloskey
Until I Met Dudley by McGough
If you lived in Colonial Times by McGovern
Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters by McKissack
Puffins Climb, Pigeon’s Rhyme by McMillan
Sisters by McPhail
In the Next Three Seconds by Morgan
How Big Were the Dinosaurs? by Most
Ice by Naylor
One World, Many Religions by Osborne
My Brother is From Outer Space by Ostrow
Worksong by Paulsen
Yo, Yes by Raschka
Princess Nevermore by Regan
String of Beads by Reid
Margaret and Margarita by Reiser
Elijah’s Angel by Rosen
Allison by Say
Grandfather’s Journey by Say
Butter Battle Book by Seuss
Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport by Sharmat
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Shaw
Houses of Snow, Skin & Bones by Shemie
Dawn by Shulevitz
Somewhere in the World Right Now by Schuett
How Much is a Million? by Schwartz
The True Story of the Three Pigs as Told by A. Wolf by Scieszka
What’s What? by Serfozo
Today I’m Going Fishing With My Dad by Sharp
All We Needed to Say by Singer
What is a Fish? by Snedden
Fast, Slow, High, Low: A Book of Opposites by Spier
People by Spier
Peter Spier’s Rain by Spier
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by Steptoe
Fun! No Fun! by Stevenson
We Are a Rainbow by Tabor
Slave Day by Thomas
Nettie’s Trip South by Turner
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by various
Alphabet From Z to A (with Much Confusion Along the Way) by Viorst
Earrings! by Viorst
An Egg Is an Egg by Weiss
Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There is? by Wells
Our Granny by Wild
The Napping House by Wood
Quick As a Cricket by Wood
The Wing Shop by Woodruff
How Big is Big? by Ziefert

Book Pairs for Comparing Story Variants
(note: in no particular order)

Thank You, Mr. Falker by Polacco
More Than Anything Else by Bradby

Secret Signs by Riggio
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Hopkinson
Under the Quilt of Night by Hopkinson

Grandfather's Journey by Say
The Lotus Seed by Garland
My Freedom Trip by Park

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Coles
Cracking the Wall: The Struggles of the Little Rock Nine by Lucas

Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story by Warren
Train to Somewhere by Bunting
We Rode the Orphan Trains by Warren

A Picnic in October by Bunting
I Was Dreaming to Come to America by Lawlor
Journey to Ellis Island by Bierman

Miss Rumphius by Cooney
My Great-Aunt Arizona by Houston

Erandi's Braids by Madrigal
Leah's Ponyby Friedrich

Charlie Anderson by Abercrombie
The World of Cats by Wells

Fernando's Gift by Keister
compare/contrast/connect--to your own life

Lon Po Po by Young
Little Red Riding Hood by various authors

The Tortoise and the Jack Rabbit by Lowell
The Tortoise and the Hare by various authors

A Picture Book of Abe Lincoln by Adler
A Picture Book of Martin L. King, Jr. by Adler

Deep in the Forest by Turkle
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by various authors

The Man Who Could Call Down Owls by Bunting
Snow White by various authors

Beauty and the Beast by Hague
Beauty and the Beast by Brett

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by Steptoe
The Talking Eggs by San Souci

Ox-Cart Man by Hall
The Courage of Sarah Noble by Dalgliesh

Puss in Boots by Perrault
The Brave Little Tailor by Dugin


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