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
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
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
Nonfiction books teach kids how to read for information but well-written books like these best nonfiction books of 2019 for kids, do more than that. They inform, entertain, surprise, deepen curiosity, and inspire. See for yourself from books about math and animals to biographies and memoirs. And don’t miss last year’s list! The Best Children’s […]Continue Reading
Wait until you see this collection of new nonfiction books for middle-grade readers, ages 7 to 13. You’ll find a wide variety of topics, too from a compelling book about ostriches to a well-written graphic novel about RBG to a super cool showcase of great classical composers. As you know, it’s vitally important that kids […]Continue Reading
I really can’t wait for you to learn about some of these books — especially My First Book of Haiku Poems and Alphabreaths and … well, I’ll let you peruse the reviews and see for yourself. What’s New in Nonfiction for Ages 2 – 12 (2019) My First Book of Haiku Poems: A Picture, a […]Continue Reading
I’m loving these NEW nonfiction books about animals!!! Okay, one of these books is about a mystical creature but the rest celebrate the actual animal world. If I had to pick a favorite, I couldn’t decide between the Doggie Defenders books and Sleep. See for yourself… 8 Impressive Nonfiction Books About Animals Sleep: How Nature […]Continue Reading
Encourage your children to select both fiction and nonfiction text to read this summer. Since nonfiction reading is generally harder for most children than reading fiction, we can help our kids be more successful by teaching them specific comprehension strategies. When I taught 4th and 5th grade, about 90% of kids tested at a nonfiction or expository […]Continue Reading