Ready for an eclectic assortment of new nonfiction picture books? Below, you’ll find good books about animals, tea, yoga, voting, ecosystems, and more. And, they’re all new! If you have older readers, visit New Nonfiction Middle-Grade Books for Ages 8 – 12. Also, I’m finally doing something I’ve thought about for months — adding a […]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
Do you love Kwame Alexander’s books? His latest book, Becoming Muhammad Ali, is written with James Patterson, and one of his BEST EVER. After I read an early review copy, I had a chance to interview Alexander via Zoom. In our chat, we talk about the book, figurative language, collaborating with James Patterson, and more! […]Continue Reading
I’ve been saving the nonfiction books from the last few months so I hope you’re ready to read a long post about 27 nonfiction books you need to know about for summer 2020. If you’re looking for a biography, you’ll find many good choices. Below the biographies are nonfiction books about biomes, yoga, history, and […]Continue Reading
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
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