Even here in landlocked Colorado, we love to read about ocean animals like sharks, dolphins, fish, and squid. Here are our favorite ocean animal books that your kids will love, too, no matter what area of the world you live in. 28 Books for Kids About Ocean Animals Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins Soak […]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’ve been saving up the newest picture book biographies (from 2019) to share with you today. Because there are some AMAZING new books with inspirational stories, gorgeous artwork, and incredible writing that you can use in your home, libraries, or classrooms. Impressive Picture Book Biographies, 2019 Sisters Venus and Serena Williams by Jeanette Winter ATHLETES […]Continue Reading
There is a variety of topics in the latest nonfiction books below — words, birds, numbers, artists, and more. I hope you find several books that you’ll want to read. Latest Nonfiction Books for Your Summer Reading The Dictionary of Difficult Words by Jane Solomon, illustrated by Louise Lockhart WORDS Want a mesmerizing book that […]Continue Reading
Use activity and puzzle books to keep your kids off screens while engaging their brains in fun thinking and learning. Here’s a selection of new choices for 2019; activity books that will make a great addition to your summer learning plans. 2019 Summer Puzzle & Activity Books 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: A Puzzle Adventure […]Continue Reading
If you have an 8th grader, a 12th grader, or a senior in college, soon they will be graduating. (I’m already crying.) Gift one of these inspiring children’s books to celebrate your child’s accomplishment and upcoming life transition. Maybe one of these incredible children’s books full of wisdom and encouragement will help them on their […]Continue Reading
I’m a huge advocate of graphic novels for all readers. Visual storytelling is not just appealing to kids but also provides a different reading experience where readers rely on inference much more than in other stories. See what you think about these new releases. Maybe one will be right for a child you know. (Ages […]Continue Reading
My kids, especially my youngest, love to draw. I’ve always provided books and art supplies for my kids so they can express themselves artistically as well as grow in their drawing skills. Of all the books we’ve had, these are our favorites. Best Drawing Books for Kids Step by Step Drawing Book by Fiona Watt (Usborne) […]Continue Reading
Believe it or not, games like Minecraft motivate kids to read. To learn to play the game, they’re reading Minecraft forums and books. And, there are new fiction books about Minecraft adventures that kids are reading as well. In a WIRED article, Clive Thompson explains, “Minecraft is surrounded by a culture of literacy. The game comes with minimal […]Continue Reading