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Nonfiction Children's Books

This section includes more than a dozen categories of nonfiction children's books.
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Tornadoes: The Best Nonfiction Kids' Books
Here are some nonfiction kids' books about tornadoes that I particularly recommend.

Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon
Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin is an excellent example of narrative young fiction for young people and this book review covers both the content and the format of the 2013 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award.

Our Country's Presidents
Find out why I recommend Our Country's Presidents, a nonfiction middle grade US history reference book.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014
Read the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014 Book Review to find out what the book has to offer and why boys and reluctant readers particularly like books like this one.

Guinness World Records 2013
The Guinness World Records 2013 is a nonfiction book I recommend particularly for boys, even reluctant readers. Find out why in this review.

1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving
1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving is a nonfiction children's book in picture book format that sheds new light on the first Thanksgiving.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2012
The National Geographic Kids Almanac 2012 is a nonfiction children's books for ages 8-14. It not only appeals to kids who love facts, the almanac also appeals to reluctant readers.

The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin
As the title states, The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin is about the the colorful and tragic life of the ambitious traitor. It is a nonfiction book for teen readers.

Readers Recommend Nonfiction Books for Kids and Teens
Do your kids like nonfiction books? Find out the experience of other parents and share yours, including your kids' favorite nonfiction books.

Celebrate Halloween
Celebrate Halloween is a children's nonfiction picture book, part of the Holidays Around the World series from National Geographic. Kids reading it will learn how Halloween is celebrated in different countries.

The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math
The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math: 24 Death-Defying Challenges for Young Mathematicians is a nonfiction book of story problems for grades 5, 6 and 7.

Top Teen Nonfiction of the Year: 2011
Teen librarian Jennifer Kendall recommends 5 nonfiction books for teens that are among the top nonfiction young adult books of the year 2011 and up for 2012 YA literature awards.

Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and its Legacy
Flesh and Blood So Cheap is a gripping nonfiction book about the Triangle Fire and its legacy.

Contemporary Biographies, Autobiographies and Memoirs for Teens
Teens will learn valuable lessons from these contemporary biographies, autobiographies and memoirs.

2012 Sibert Informational Book Award Winner and Honor Books
Read all about the 2012 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, including the Sibert Medal winner and the 2012 Honor Books.

2011 Sibert Informational Book Award Winner and Honor Books
Read all about the 2011 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, including the Sibert Medal winner and the 2011 Sibert Informational Book Award Honor Books.

2012 Sibert Informational Book Award Winner and Honor Books
Read all about the 2012 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, including the Sibert Medal winner and the 2012 Honor Books.

From the Good Mountain
Read From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World to find out more about the development and impact of the Gutenberg press.

2012 Sibert Informational Book Award Winner and Honor Books
Read all about the 2012 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, including the Sibert Medal winner and the 2012 Honor Books.

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice is an award-winning nonfiction book by Phillip Hoose.

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
The nonfiction book Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by award-winning author Candace Fleming is the dramatic true story of the life and mysterious disappearance of the famous female pilot.

For many of the books in the Magic Tree House fiction series, there's a Magic...
For many of the Magic Tree House fiction series books, there's a Magic Tree House Fact Tracker, a research guide that's a companion nonfiction book, both geared for younger independent readers.

Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer's Life
Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer's Life is a picture book biography about the Canadian author of Anne of Green Gables that is filled with illustrations and information despite being just 32-pages long.

Beyond Courage
Beyond Courage by Doreen Rappaport is a nonfiction middle grade book about The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust.

What Is the Robert F. Sibert Medal?
IF your child enjoys informational children's books, you need to know about the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award and the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award winners.

B is for Bagpipes: A Scotland Alphabet
B is for Bagpipes: A Scotland Alphabet is a nonfiction children's book that provides an introduction to the history of Scotland, its arts and culture, and more.

Get Your Kids Writing
These children's books to get your kids writing include one on creating manga stories with illustrations provided, another on writing poetry and more.

I Have a Dream
I Have A Dream is a children's picture book with portions of the famous speech by Martin Luther King Jr illustrated with dramatic paintings by Kadir Nelson, published in honor of the 50th anniversary of the King's historic speech.

Tsunamis: Nonfiction Kids' Books
Get the facts about tsunamis in these recommended books for students.

Firetalking by Patricia Polacco
Patricia Palocco's brief autobiography for children is full of photos and interesting details about the author and illustrator's life and work.

Nelson Mandela
Learn about Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson, an excellent picture book biography that features dramatic artwork and free verse.

What is a Graphic Memoir?
Learn about terms related to nonfiction and their meanings. Find out what a graphic memoir is and if it is suitable for children. Also learn about graphic nonfiction.

Knowledge Encyclopedia
Knowledge Encyclopedia, from DK Publishing working with the Smithsonian Institution is a large and spectacular nonfiction book filled with striking illustrations and a great many facts on a variety of topics, including space, the human body, science, nature and history.

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin is an award-winning picture book biography of the folk artist.

Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook
The Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook, with recipes inspired by children's books by Dr. Seuss, will delight young Seuss fans.

Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?
Who Says Women Can Be Doctors? is the intriguing nonfiction picture book biography of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America.

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
It's unusual to find a picture book biography like The Boy Who Loved Math that targets younger children, ages 6 and older.


In The Scraps Book, collage artist Lois Ehlert describes how she writes and illustrates her children's picture books.

The Boy on the Wooden Box: Holocaust Memoir
The Boy on the Wooden Box is a Holocaust memoir.

Hana's Suitcase
Hana's Suitcase is a intriguing nonfiction book about the history of the Holocaust and one child's suitcase.

Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickels
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickels, Americas First Black Paratroopers, is an excellent nonfiction book by Tanya Lee Stone.

Time For Kids Big Book of When
Time For Kids Big Book of When includes facts, photographs, as well as some activities that will appeal to kids 8 to 14.

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