This time I’m going to share our favourite non-fiction books. If you’ve got a child starting school later this year, I’d recommend getting a good haul of factual books in. We have a “home learning” project each term and always have to find facts out about something or other.
I can remember being a child and thinking that non-fiction books were all boring. That’s certainly not the case now, we’ve got some great ones and Little H loves to sit and read them.
Here are our favourite non-fiction books for kids:
This is my absolute favourite. I could happily sit by myself and look at all of the illustrations! Little H chose this one on a visit to the Natural History Museum and was definitely swayed by the colours.
The book is broken down into sections on different types of creatures such as “the poisonous”, “the blue”, or “the long-tongued”. There are facts about each creature and we haven’t yet not been able to find an animal in here.
Disney Children’s Encyclopaedia
A must for every bookshelf, especially since kids ask A LOT of questions. We bought Little H a Disney version as that’s what she loves but there are all sorts of great kids encyclopaedias out there.
This one is really simple and has lots of great photos for little ones to browse through. I find it very useful for getting Little H to try and look for the answer to her question in here first. Keeps her busy for a while!
Lonely Planet do some amazing kids books and this is one of them. We were lucky to win several of their books as a prize last year and they have been looked at a lot. This one is Little H’s favourite, mainly because of the flaps that hide the facts.
Each double page is based on a different continent and shows you what animals you can find there. It’s almost like a Where’s Wally book as the pages are so busy.
Our atlas is another Lonely Planet book and has come in really handy for a couple of school projects now.
This book is full of great illustrations, maps and photography that kids will enjoy browsing through.
Have you got any of these books? Which are your go to non-fiction books for school projects?