Kids love to know “stuff”. Whether its odd facts about events, or every fact about airplanes, non-fiction books are huge kid favorites. In our house, the Guinness Book of Records is an all time classic and the source of much amusement and random fact knowledge. For my nephew, any fact related to dinosaurs is eagerly digested, memorized and cherished.
Real life biographies are another great non-fiction source, with historical figures and popular pop culture figures increasingly popular.
Here are a few great kid’s non-fiction books that we enjoy.
Guinness Book of World Records
The Way Things Work by David Macauley
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller
A Butterfly is Patient by Diana Hutts Aston
One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies
Discovery Eye Witness Book Series