Books are a great way for kids to learn about the world and spend time constructively. Plus, they literally substitute babysitters by engaging kids for long periods of time. Here are 10 best non-fiction books for kids.
10 Best Non-Fiction Books For Kids:
- The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth by Rachel Ignotofsky
- Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison
- Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski
- How Does My Home Work by Chris Butterworth
- Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli
- The Solar System by Clare Gibson
- Greta’s Story by Valentina Camerini
- America Is Under Attack by Don Brown
- Human Body Theatre by Maris Wicks
- Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth by Rachel Ignotofsky
From NYT bestselling author Rachel is a new book which explores the diverse ecosystems of the planet with humour, wit and tremendous information. From deserts, rainforests and marine ecosystems to backyard gardens and weather cycles, this book has it all. Plus, all the information is in an accessible, interesting-to-read-and-look-at manner!
Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison
This is an ode to women who enriched Black history specifically for young readers. From well known personas like poet Maya Angelou and pilot Bessie Coleman to lesser known figures like abolitionist Sojourner Truth and chemist Alice Ball, this is highly inclusive. Replete with adorable illustrations, this book is a must read.
Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski
Fit for children of all ages who will be equally enchanted by the dexterity and beauty of these maps, this book is informative as well. With tiny bits of information about various geographical locations, cultures and monuments, the back cover aptly describes this as a ‘visual feast’.
How Does My Home Work by Chris Butterworth
For curious children who love asking questions around the home, this book is a treat. It explores the nitty-gritties of the home, from electricity and its functioning to drainage systems. Plus, it also has a very important environmental message about the conservation of energy. All in all, it’s a must read for young, wondering children.
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli
From queen Elizabeth to Serena Williams, this book contains hundred illustrated biographies of women who dared to dream. Not only is this book inspiring and interesting but also gives out a very crucial feminist message to young girls. Plus, these personalities are selected from varying periods in history, so it is quite informative as well.
The Solar System by Clare Gibson
This book takes an in-depth look at the mechanism of the world beyond our planet. With illustrations of heavenly bodies and attractive colour schemes to denote galaxies, this book is a hit with children. However, children of an older age might perhaps enjoy the informative aspect of this book better.
Greta’s Story by Valentina Camerini
Greta Thunberg has become a global icon in recent times, with her going on a strike to protect the world at such a young age. This book condenses her inspiring story into a format accessible for young readers and completes it with cutesy pictures. This book introduces children to environmental concepts – a much-needed awareness in recent times.
America Is Under Attack by Don Brown
This is a children’s book that doesn’t mince down the truth or sugarcoat it in any way. It is a non fiction book, which tells the story in a systematic, honest, matter-of-fact way. However it balances this unfiltered truth with a kindness and regard for children’s capacity of understanding. It presents facts, but in a very mild and palatable manner.
Human Body Theatre by Maris Wicks
As the title suggests, this book takes children on an odyssey through their own body – something so familiar yet still so obscure. Written in a humorous format where every body part makes a theatrical entry, this book is informative and entertaining. The protagonist starts out as a skeleton, and ‘puts on’ organs and systems until she is finally human.
Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
This book introduces children to the Nobel Peace Laureate and extraordinary woman Malala Yousafzai. This book teaches kids about several things – the importance of literacy, the differences in cultural experiences, the value of education and above all, the power of dreaming. Plus, Malala herself writes it, giving it credibility and personalism.