The Stenhouse Blog always provides some nice resources and lots of free online learning. This recent tip on selecting non-fiction mentor texts is from Dorfman and Rose Cappelli, authors of the recent Nonfiction Mentor Texts: Teaching Informational Writing Through Children’s Literature, K-8.
I love the list of books they provide in this short post (I am already adding to my wishlists!) and the fact that some of them are picture books!!
You can read Chapter 1 of their book online in case you are interested in learning more!