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85 Great Non-Fiction Books

How? Why? When? What? And Where?  Kids are fascinated with the world around them and are like sponges ready to absorb details and statistics - and take great pleasure in remembering all sorts of wonderful and weird facts!

Our Non-Fiction round-up includes a wide range of titles for all ages to entertain, amuse and educate children with useful facts to help them better understand our amazing world and bring factual information vividly to life.

So whether you have a keen reader or a reluctant one, a toddler or a teenager there's something to captivate and enthrall them here. 

Scroll down for our favourite recently published non-fiction titles plus some timeless favourites that have been inspiring kids for years.

Welcome to Our World: A Celebration of Children Everywhere!

Welcome to Our World: A Celebration of Children Everywhere!

5+ readers 7+ readers

Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Children all over the world are very different, but they also have much in common. From breakfasts to birthdays, cakes to clothes, and hiccups to hellos, there are so many ways to say and do things - but everyone shares a love of family, friends, food and fun. 

Terrifying Tudors

Terrifying Tudors

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Terry Deary Illustrator: Martin Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Take a look at the mad Tudor monarchs and their suffering subjects - who just couldn't help losing their heads. Discover who invited Queen Lizzie to visit his brand new toilet and what you get when you sew the front of a chicken to the back of a pig. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers. 2018 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twenty-fifth anniversary.

Comments (93)

Susan B - 2nd April 2021

Every time I read this excellent lost I find more books to buy!

Bethany I - 25th March 2021

Some great recommendations here

Fiona K - 15th March 2021

Thanks for the great list of non-fiction books. There ar3e so many books now that weren't around when my own children were young.

Susan B - 15th March 2021

Another amazing list. There are so many excellent titles I hardly know which ones to choose to put on my bookshelf!

Debbie B - 15th March 2021

fabulous collection a fantastic way for children to learn and something for all ages

Sheri D - 13th March 2021

A great choice of books

Alison A - 13th March 2021

Which Food Will You Choose? Looks a great introduction to non-fiction reading and food choices

Anthea H - 13th March 2021

Thank you for this lists - so useful for my grandchildren to read some of these.

Elizabeth B - 12th March 2021

Great selection of books

Rebecca B - 10th March 2021

so many here that I would love to ready as well as my kids wanting to read them!

steven y - 10th March 2021

Amazing selection of books

Elaine S - 10th March 2021

Love this site, so informative, and the insight into books is so valuable, love that we can read extracts of books, so engaging

Helen S - 7th March 2021

A very good selection!

lynda s - 5th March 2021

Just love having a LONG list with pics, ideas, help, means no excuse for no ideas of 'what next' !!!!!!!

Ameera A - 5th March 2021

Fantastic range of books, really love this site for selecting children's books. Would highly recommend.

Debby B - 4th March 2021

An interesting and varied selection of titles where there really is a book for everyone. It is obvious that a lot of time and thought has gone into these great choices - children are lucky to have so many options on all sorts of topics - these types of books will raise the next generation of librarians, teachers, explorers naturalists, botanists, adventurers, scientists, engineers, authors etc

Jo B - 25th February 2021

So many books I want in this list.

YOLANDA D - 24th February 2021

I like the sound of The Bug Hotel.

Nicola B - 24th February 2021

Excellent range of books for various ages. One thing I truly adore about having children is introducing them to books and story times together.

Laura C - 23rd February 2021

My son loves non fiction books, he really enjoys reading books about space.

Bethany I - 23rd February 2021

What a fantastic range of non-fiction books. I love including non fiction book in collection and there are so many here to pick from

Sarah W - 23rd February 2021

What a great way to learn about the world - much better than just googling things and then forgetting again!

Mary L - 23rd February 2021

Great selection of books

Susie W - 19th February 2021

Big Ideas For Young Thinkers looks like a great book!

Nicola B - 18th February 2021

I want all of these for our school library!

Sally C - 18th February 2021

Fabulous selection of books!

Chrissy L - 14th February 2021

These books make learning fun

Brenda H - 13th February 2021

Fab bundle of books

Gill W - 13th February 2021

A fab selection of books for children of all ages. You make it so easy for me to choose books for all my Grandchildren.

Donna S - 12th February 2021

This list is really useful, I think my son would like How does a lighthouse work?

Marion G - 12th February 2021

This is a wonderful selection of books for young people. There are several on there that I shall be buying for my grandchildren. One that stands out as particularly is Fantastically Great Women Scientists and their stories.

Susan B - 12th October 2020

If I had a spare few hours, I would gladly browse all these wonderful non-fiction books. As always, very grateful for the comprehensive list with suitable ages included.

lynn n - 11th October 2020

I would lovve to spend a day looking through all these amazing books!

Michael O - 11th October 2020

Wonderful selection of books

Anthea H - 10th October 2020

What a super collection of non-fiction books - my grandchildren would love these especially The Book of Birds.

Sean E - 8th October 2020

Some great recommendations something for everyone

Leah T - 1st October 2020

Great selection of books for kids who want facts.

Fiona K - 25th September 2020

This list is great and will help me when I am trying to buy informative non-boring non-fiction for my granddaughter.

fiona c - 24th September 2020

Some fantastic, informative books that will make learning fun.

Karen P - 24th September 2020

Lots to interest our p[upils of all ages here

Victoria J - 23rd September 2020

What a great variety of non fiction books I love the look of the Big Book of the Blue and The Street Beneath my Feet

James H - 23rd September 2020

A great selection and variety of books.

Pippa A - 22nd September 2020

Such a fabulous list, I'm definitely adding some of these to my children's wish lists.

Sarah W - 8th September 2020

Not all children love fiction - some are much more engaged with reading factual books, plus it's a great way of learning interesting facts!

lynda s - 7th September 2020

A good place to start for old or new books, to get ideas wonderful

Susie W - 7th September 2020

There's some brilliant books in the collection, I'd love to read Questions I Am Asked About the Holocaust

Bryan M - 7th September 2020

There are some really interesting books here

Gill W - 7th September 2020

A fab selection of Non Fiction books suitable for all ages.

kim w - 7th September 2020

A wide slection of books availale

Tracy B - 29th August 2020

Fantastic selection of non fiction, something for all ages and reading abilities. There's a few I wouldn't mind reading myself.

Leanne T - 29th August 2020

lovely selection of books :)

Susan B - 28th August 2020

As a committed non-fiction reader, I really enjoy and appreciate your lists as a way of discovering what books are out there for the family.

Sheri D - 27th August 2020

What a wonderful selection of books

Jacqui G - 21st August 2020

This is an excellent selection of non-fiction books, appears to have the proverbial something for everyone.

Philippa W - 20th August 2020

What an amazing range of books. There is something for everyone, whatever their age. I will certainly use this page to help choose presents. I could even get ahead of my Christmas shopping!

Rosemary T - 14th August 2020

Fantastic selection - so many more books to add to my 'wanted' pile..!

helen w - 13th August 2020

Great range of subjects Dinosaurs are a favourite in our house

Margaret G - 11th August 2020

Love my non fiction - would keep all the family happy for months

Marion G - 11th August 2020

Wow! What a fantastic selection of books. I particularly like: I Am Not A Label, and shall be buying this to share with my grandchildren.

fiona w - 11th August 2020

I think its great how many new non fiction books are being published

Vesta P - 11th August 2020

What a fantastic range of non-fiction books. Our son loves learning about the world, nature and history so would be spoilt for choice.

Christine L - 10th August 2020

What a great selection, I have some ideas now for pressies for he grand-kiddies - I love buying books as gifts

Miss G - 6th August 2020

This website is absolutely incredible, I don't know where to start!

lisa a - 6th August 2020

William Bee's Wonderful World of Trucks looks like great fun for my nephew who is fascinated with trucks

Siobhain Y - 5th August 2020

Such a great list of books I am not sure which one to buy first

MARIA R - 5th August 2020

Great selection many thanks!

Ruth H - 5th August 2020

ooh, what a loopvely selection! we'll definitely be keeping an eye out for these x

Susie W - 5th August 2020

I'm a big fan of non-fiction, I have a well-rounded knowledge base from reading it as I was growing up

lynda s - 4th August 2020

always a good place to find relevant and varied information

Tricia W - 3rd August 2020

Such a great way to discover quality books to support a wide range of interests and learning

Jeanette L - 3rd August 2020

A fantastic choice of books

Andi G - 3rd August 2020

Great mix of books, some amazing titles especially like the look of The Street Beneath My Feet

sandra r - 3rd August 2020

some great sounding books here for various ages ,

Anthea H - 1st August 2020

What a super selection - I particularly like the one about bugs and insects.

Gill W - 31st July 2020

A great selection to choose from for my Grandchildren's birthdays.

Pippa A - 30th July 2020

Such a great non-fiction selection here. I'm definitely going to be sharing this list with my three children

YOLANDA D - 25th July 2020

Great selection here. My favourites are The Bugs Hotel and The Big Blue

M H - 23rd July 2020

When information these days is only a click away, a beautiful non fiction book it a total joy. There’s still nothing like holding one and pouring over the pages. These days it is a pure indulgence and delight.

Margaret G - 23rd July 2020

Ooo la la - spoilt gor choice - now to work my way through them all

cath i - 22nd July 2020

Great selection. It seems to be the boys in our family that much prefer nonfiction reads

Judy S - 22nd July 2020

Great selection of books - Amazing Women my granddaughter

Jessica F - 22nd July 2020

Great selection

Katherine H - 22nd July 2020

This is a lovely list to choose from. My son loves non fiction books and there are some really interesting-looking ones here.

Fiona K - 18th July 2020

thansk for the great list of non-fiction books for children and young adults. Lots of books that I'd love to get for my granddaughter.

Nicola H - 18th July 2020

I was recommended the Lovereading4kids website from a professional development course as a teacher. I can't wait to recommend it to all the children in my class and their families. Such a great way to find a range of age appropriate reading material in various genres.

Naomi O - 15th July 2020

Awesome selection of non-fiction. The RSPB birds book is just what I need!

Alison T - 15th July 2020

It's nice to find a great selection of non-fiction books in one place, where there are reviews which may help with a reader choosing a book

lynn n - 14th July 2020

AA great selection here but my favourite is the maps of the United Kingdom!

Jacqui G - 6th July 2020

Wonderful selection of non-fiction books.

Marion G - 6th July 2020

Lots of books that my 8 year old granddaughter and seven year old grandson, would love! Doctor Academy looks fab and is just up their street.

Dave C - 4th July 2020

It’s always difficult to find good quality non-fiction. ✔️

amy f - 3rd July 2020

Some great books here x

Tina S - 31st May 2020

This is a brilliant selection of non-fiction books, something for all ages and all interests. Excellent to see recommendations for those who prefer non-fiction reads as so many reviews, blogs etc are fiction-heavy and don’t offer as much to the fact lovers. Some titles here to entice hardened fiction addicts too!

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