One of my followers mentioned she loves finding new books for teaching the comprehension strategy of making inferences.
I struggled with this concept year after year. When I started using picture books to introduce inferences, it started to click more for me and the kidos! LOL
Here are a few of my favorite books to teach inference:
Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
Flotsam by David Wiesner
Big Al by Andrew Clements
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague
To teach inference I also cut out different pictures from magazines to look at the scene or the person's facial expressions. Another tool I have used it covering up the text of a picture book and making inferences about the story. I then go back to read the story. We compare our visual interpretations with the text.