As a teacher and parent, I notice that most kids gravitate to fiction books. But, it’s important for children to be reading and comprehending nonfiction books, too. (Expository text.) Because reading for meaning in informational texts will be a big factor in educational success in the upper grades and life. Kids use different reading comprehension […]Continue Reading
The Best Nonfiction Books for Kids
Find the best nonfiction children's book reviews and recommendations for all ages including picture books and books for beginning, growing, and independent readers in elementary, middle, and high school to be used at home with your own kids or in the classroom with students.
Here you'll find nonfiction picture books, easy readers, poetry books, chapter books, and informational tomes as well.
Kids need to read nonfiction books from early on because reading for meaning is an essential skill for their future success.
So vary your children's and student's reading diet between fiction and nonfiction to give them strategies, practice, and success with both.
Finally, it's very important that you help kids find good nonfiction books; books that are engaging and interesting. That's why I'm sharing the best nonfiction books for kids that they'll love to read.
You might start with these lists by ages or just scroll down to read the most recent reviews of newly published titles.
Nonfiction Books By Age
I love finding and sharing exceptional nonfiction books that kids will enjoy reading and learn something from, too. Here are the new books you need to know about… Exceptional Nonfiction Books for Kids Packs by Hannah Salyer ANIMALS Beginning with minimal text, these gorgeous, captivating illustrations show groups of animals–herds, pods, packs– animals together. […]Continue Reading
If you know a child who is a football fan, give them football-themed books like these picture books and chapter book stories as well as amazing nonfiction titles. Fantastic Football Books for Kids Table of Contents Picture Books Early Readers and Beginning Chapter Books Middle Grade Young Adult Nonfiction Picture Books (ages 0 – […]Continue Reading
If you have a child who wants to learn more about basketball, or already loves the sport, these basketball books will get your children reading. From picture books to fictional chapter books and nonfiction tomes, you’ll find something for all ages. The Best Basketball Books for Kids of All Ages Table of Contents […]Continue Reading
Worldwide, fans love the game of football, called soccer here in the U.S.. In fact, more and more children play soccer growing up. Which can be a motivating topic for kids when they’re picking a book to read. Try these soccer (football) books with your kids. You’ll find picture books, early readers, beginning chapter books, […]Continue Reading
Big Fat Notebooks are easy-to-read, condensed books of knowledge, notes, and quizzes about every subject. And they’re perfect for middle school! But guess what else, parents? If you’re like me and maybe have forgotten everything about middle school math or American History or Science, these books will help you, too!! 🙂 Big Fat Notebook: Study Guides […]Continue Reading
Help kids learn and practice addition and subtraction using picture books that they’ll love to read! These fun stories aren’t just great for teaching addition and subtraction, but also help kids practice these essential math skills. Picture Books About Addition & Subtraction One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl & Tom Lichtenheld HAHA — this […]Continue Reading
A reading strategy I like to use with children reading nonfiction is connecting to background knowledge. As you read these biographies, both picture books for preschool and elementary ages as well as biographical story collections for upper elementary and middle school, help your kids connect to what they’re reading. Start with prompts like: How are […]Continue Reading