This book is beautiful and a bit terrifying, much like the creatures it describes. What little we know is described in a poetic language that creates a rich atmosphere. The pictures are gorgeous, showing parts of the squid to emphasize its size and the sense that it's lurking just out of sight. This would make a great read-aloud for budding science enthusiasts.
Giant Squid by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann
1st - 3rd grade
Tags: Nonfiction, Picture Books, Science