Our 5 Favorite Non-Fiction Books For Kids

Hello!!!

I finally finished up In Pieces (Sally Field) and choosing my next read got me thinking about non-fiction books and kids. Specifically, non-fiction books for kids.

Lily loves to learn. She has so many books. I love that she loves reading.

I wanted to do something a little different this year with Lily so, taking her educational desires into consideration, I used the Google and came up with a list of 5 books we will be ordering to add to her non-fiction books collection.

These books are considered the best online and I am super excited to curl up my girl and get to learning!

What books are on your kiddos shelf this year?


Our 5 Favorite Non-Fiction Books For Kids

Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life 

Life at Flint Hill Elementary School may seem normal, but seven friends find themselves on a path to crack the code for an epic life. Whether they're chasing their dreams on stage, searching for an elusive monster fish, or running a makeshift business out of a tree house, can these heroes find a way to work together to change their community?

  • A fun, fast-paced, and funny book with seven short stories, culminating in a clever twist, for young readers.

  • Popular with independent readers, both boys and girls in elementary school 

  • Great as a bedtime read-aloud for children who are ready for chapter books. 

  • Beautifully illustrated and features diverse characters. 

  • Makes a wonderful gift book or birthday book for kids you know.

 

She Persisted

She Persisted is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant or small. 
 
With vivid, compelling art by Alexandra Boiger, this book shows readers that no matter what obstacles may be in their paths, they shouldn't give up on their dreams. Persistence is power.
 
This book features: Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Virginia Apgar, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor—and one special cameo.

 

Little Feminist Board Books

Mudpuppy's Little Feminist Board Book Set is comprised of colorful illustrated portraits of real women who have made historical impact on the world. Illustrations by Lydia Ortiz and words by Emily Kleinman introduce children to these important people in history with images that are fun for youngsters and also realistic. The Board Book Set includes 4 mini board books (Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, and Activists.)
- Size: 4 x 4 x 4"
- Includes Artists: Maya Angelou,  Joesphine Baker, Frida Kahlo and Ella Fitzgerald
- Includes Leaders: Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth I, Indira Gandhi and Hillary Clinton
- Includes Activists: Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Gloria Steinem and Malala Yousafza
- Includes Pioneers: Marie Curie, Sally Ride, Amelia Earhart and Billie Jean King

 

The Secret Lives of Color 

tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso’s blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history.

In this book, Kassia St. Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colors and where they come from (whether Van Gogh’s chrome yellow sunflowers or punk’s fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilization. Across fashion and politics, art and war, the secret lives of color tell the vivid story of our culture.

 

Four Perfect Pebbles

The twentieth-anniversary edition of Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s acclaimed Holocaust memoir features new material by the author, a reading group guide, a map, and additional photographs. “The writing is direct, devastating, with no rhetoric or exploitation. The truth is in what’s said and in what is left out.”—ALA Booklist (starred review)

Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s unforgettable and acclaimed memoir recalls the devastating years that shaped her childhood. Following Hitler’s rise to power, the Blumenthal family—father, mother, Marion, and her brother, Albert—were trapped in Nazi Germany. They managed eventually to get to Holland, but soon thereafter it was occupied by the Nazis. For the next six and a half years the Blumenthals were forced to live in refugee, transit, and prison camps, including Westerbork in Holland and Bergen-Belsen in Germany, before finally making it to the United States. Their story is one of horror and hardship, but it is also a story of courage, hope, and the will to survive.

 

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I'm Elle, a California girl transplanted to the Midwest with a goal of landing in New Orleans some time in the next five years. I'm self taught in all aspects of design, harking back to the bygone era of MySpace custom flash layouts. I have an eye for pattern and a love for color that makes me a perfect candidate for working as a web designer. Combining my love of design with coding and helping others and I am a natural teacher of all things blog related. My first ever blog was created on AOL Hometowns back n 2003 so I have had a lot of time and experience watching Blog Land grow and evolve and become a place of sharing stories, reviewing products and even making enough money to help support their families.