The Best Nonfiction Kids Books Are Right Here!
Nelson Mandela once said, “[e]ducation is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I agree. Kids ask questions and demand answers. What better way to satisfy their curiosity and turn them into young changemakers than with amazing nonfiction kids books?
“But why, Mommy?”
I’ve heard it more times than I care to count. A “but why?” when I tell my little one he has to turn off Daniel Tiger. A “but why?” when I tell my big one it’s definitely, most certainly, bed time. But most frequently, the “but why” is because my kids want facts.
Cold, hard facts.
That murky middle? Those times when you answer with a quick “because” or give them a vague answer when you just don’t know how to respond?
Not going to cut it.
My boys want to know why flipping a switch makes the lights go on. They want to learn about their favorite basketball players and the way our country elects her president. They want to know why their bodies make funny noises, why adults cry when they are happy, why worms don’t turn into butterflies if caterpillars do, and why boys can’t have babies in their tummies.
Why, why, why.
Like all kids, my boys are innately curious. And, as their mom, I really want to answer all of their questions and help them turn their big unknowns into concepts and ideas they can grasp. But it’s not always as easy as it sounds. Yet, with a surge of beautiful, compelling and expertly written nonfiction kids books, we have so much to offer them to satisfy their curiosity.
Why Should You Read Nonfiction Kids Books With Your Children?
Consider these important benefits.
- Nonfiction stories and informational texts build a child’s vocabulary and knowledge, while simultaneously preparing kids for subsequent grades.
- Nonfiction stories frequently show children how people used their minds and skills to solve real-world problems.
- True stories teach children important lessons about the world they live in. From nonfiction stories, kids learn about different countries, religions, concepts, cultures, people, animals and historic events and movements.
- Reading nonfiction texts boosts critical thinking skills and helps kids learn to analyze more complex texts. This type of text helps children learn to glean facts, statistics and instructions from books — all skills that will benefit them throughout their daily lives.
- Nonfiction can be presented to kids in a variety of formats. Whether its a magazine, book, newspaper, encyclopedia, cookbook or atlas, there are various formats from which all types of learners can benefit.
Are you convinced yet?
These are some of our very favorite nonfiction kids books.
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Suggested Grade Level: Pre-K – 3rd