The National Science Teachers Association publishes an annual list of the Outstanding Science Trade Books. Click HERE to see the lists since 1996 and to preview the 2012 list. Lots of good resources here and as an advocate for teaching big ideas in science through picture books, I find this list to be a useful place for finding new authentic literature with science connections.
See the book, Poetrees by Douglas Florian as an example and click HERE for the NSTA review. Enjoy!