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Our Favourite Non-Fiction Books For Kids

  • April 7, 2017

As you might have noticed before, we love reading! I’ve blogged about our favourite books in general, as well as our fave Halloween and Christmas books.

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 various topics.

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 children:

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This is my absolute favourite childrens’  non-fiction book. 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.

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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. Buy here

Disney My First Encyclopedia

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.

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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! Buy here

Incredible Animals

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.

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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. Buy here

Amazing World Atlas

Our atlas is another Lonely Planet book and has come in really handy for a couple of school projects now.

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This book is full of great illustrations, maps and photography that kids will enjoy browsing through. Buy here


Have you got any of these books? Which are your go to non-fiction books for school projects?



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  • Sarah Cantwell

    We love books too! It’s always great to hear of some non fiction recommendations as we don’t have many non fiction books x

  • Lauren Belle du Brighton

    Creaturepedia and Incredible animals look great! We went to the zoo last week so now both kids are more into animals than they were before!

  • Rebecca | AAUBlog

    I really need to get some more non-fiction for my kids. We have atlas puzzles etc but not books x

  • Ickle Pickle

    We haven’t any of these, but they look amazing. I have just won a book token so will look out for them. Kaz x

  • Emma Me and B make tea

    what a fab collection – I never thought to look at lonely planet kids books. ill have to take a look as I love their travel guides and I love any travel or map books! #KCACOLS

  • Janine Dolan

    My youngest starts school this September. The Disney book looks brilliant. We don’t have that many educational books. So I might have to pick up a few.

  • SurreyMama

    This is great I love new book inspiration! #KCACOLS

  • Kerry norris

    Great choices. I’ve not heard of creaturepedia. It looks great x

  • Cardiff Mummy Says - Cathryn

    Some lovely suggestions here. My son loves some of the Usborne factual books – we have one on the Romans, which is brilliant. We also picked up some fab kids books about castles and volcanoes in a local charity shop.

  • Mummy Fever

    Oh we love children’s books in our house – the four children have a bookcase each and we have a really mixture to types of books. They enjoy good stories but equally love the factual books. Thanks for linking to #sharewithme

  • Stephanie

    Great suggestions, we love visiting the library to pick up nonow fiction books but these are a great round up of subjects

  • Oddhogg

    A great selection! At 1 Piglet is only just getting into books so we’ve got all of this to come. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday


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