Nonfiction Can Get Kids Reading!

Nonfiction - for the Kid that Loves Real Information!

Nonfiction topics are popular with many children and they can definitely get kids reading! Nonfiction books many times have the answers to questions children have about science, history,  the world, etc. In the library, nonfiction topics are organized in categories created by the Dewey Decimal System which makes it easy to browse various topics. Children need to explore different genres to find out which one they like the best and nonfiction books might be the one!

nonfiction books can get kids reading

 Weird But True! Collector's Set by National Geographic Kids: At last, all those weird but true facts that kids love so much are collected in this fun set of three compact, easy to handle and fun to browse books. Wacky facts, fascinating information, and lively art combine to make these books irresistible brain candy for young readers. Kids will have so much fun that they won't even realize they're learning!

National Geographic Kids Everything Dogs: All the Canine Facts, Photos, and Fun You Can Get Your Paws On! by Becky Baines: This book define dogs, their daily lives, the different breeds, and much, much more! Packed with fun facts and amazing photographs, features "Expert's Corners" that provide exciting, real-life experiences with dogs from a National Geographic explorer, and cool and interactive activities, kids will get an in-depth look at these curious, furry, and lovable creatures.

This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World by Matt Lamothe:This book follows the lives of seven kids from Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia for a single day! In Japan Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda Daphine likes to jump rope. But while the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days—and this one world we all share—unites them.

If you Lived Here:Houses of the World by Giles Laroche: Showing the tremendous variety of dwellings worldwide--log cabins, houses on stilts, cave dwellings, and boathouses--this book addresses why each house is build the way that it is. For example, if you lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. If you lived in a village in South Africa, the outside of your house might tell the story of your family. And if you lived in a floating green house in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset.

Astronomy: The Solar System by April Chloe Terrazas: A fun and innovative way to explore the Solar System for all ages! Emergent readers accurately pronounce planet names and associated terms using the sound it out sections on each page. Learn details about the 8 planets of the Solar System and the elements contained in their atmospheres. Discover the other amazing things that can be found in our Solar System! Explore new vocabulary in this exciting 4th installment of the Super Smart Science Series. Colorful illustrations and simplified text make a complex topic easy to understand.

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson: This is a book of questions and answers about the world of science. This book tackles everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bill Bryson’s inimitable storytelling skill makes the why, how, and, just as importantly, the who of scientific discovery entertaining and accessible for young readers.

Building Faith Block by Block by Michael Ross: Each chapter opens with our character trying to survive in the world of Minecraft. With creepers, zombies, spiders, withers and more, the danger is real and often surrounds the player. How to last the night depends on how fast you can build a decent shelter. This book gives a little story, followed by basic, yet important, tips on navigating through Minecraft.

The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book by Tom Robinson: All you need for these experiments is to gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested science experiments. The author, a science teacher, shows you how to expand your scientific horizons--from biology to chemistry to physics to outer space.

Scholastic Year in Sports 2017 by James Buckley Jr: The 2017 edition of Year in Sports features full-color action photographs throughout, completely updated facts and stats, and a colorful interior design. Featuring info about all of the top athletes, championships, and legends from the major and secondary sports. Including all your favorite stars in baseball, basketball, football, and more, this book is perfect for sports beginners, as well as the most devoted fans.

The Way Things Work Now by David Macaulay: Famously packed with information on the inner workings of everything from windmills to Wi-Fi, this extraordinary and humorous book both guides readers through the fundamental principles of machines, and shows how the developments of the past are building the world of tomorrow. This sweepingly revised edition embraces all of the latest developments, from touchscreens to 3D printer.

Book of World Records 2018 by Scholastic: Another year of amazing world records and all the latest and greatest pop culture crazes! Where can you find the world's deadliest frog? Which athlete holds the record for most Olympic medals won by an individual EVER? What state has the biggest collection of T-rex fossils? Who has more Instagram followers: Grumpy Cat or Selena Gomez? This book is packed with the answers to these questions and MORE! Read all about the biggest, best, and most buzzworthy world records in music, movies, sports, technology, video games, science, nature, states, and animals.

Who Was Gandhi? by Dana Meachen Rau: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in British-occupied India. Though he studied law in London and spent his early adulthood in South Africa, he remained devoted to his homeland and spent the later part of his life working to make India an independent nation. Calling for non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights around the world. Gandhi is recognized internationally as a symbol of hope and peace.

National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Animals by National Geographic Kids: Meet a kayaking sea otter, a penguin that became a knight, a bear that stole a family's car, a pet cat that called 911 to save its owner, and many more amazing animals. This page-turner offers 100 heartwarming and hilarious anecdotes, illustrated with full-color photos of these intriguing animals. Stories include unlikely animal friends, animal heroes, amazing animal tricks, surprising animal hybrids, wacky truth-is-stranger-than-fiction stories of animal antics, and more. Plus, loads of animals facts, lists, and information boxes add even more fun on every page.

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind by William Kamkwamba: When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.

Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy: Gum. It’s been around for centuries—from the ancient Greeks to the American Indians, everyone’s chewed it. But the best kind of gum—bubble gum!—wasn’t invented until 1928, when an enterprising young accountant at Fleer Gum and Candy used his spare time to experiment with different recipes. Bubble-blowing kids everywhere will be delighted with Megan McCarthy’s entertaining pictures and engaging fun facts as they learn the history behind the pink perfection of Dubble Bubble.

Nonfiction is a very popular genre for the child who always wants to learn more! If children are not a lover or reading, nonfiction just might be the genre that gets kids reading!  Real information about real topics like animals, sports, countries, etc. can really spark an interest in a lot of kids!

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