Best Nonfiction Books for Kids

Our children’s nonfiction selections cover a wide range of subjects, are visually engaging and inspire creativity and curiosity. Adding nonfiction titles into everyday reading will encourage a deeper understanding of real world situations and add dimension to academic subjects.

Freedom in Congo Square

Freedom in Congo Square

Caldecott Honor Book, 2017
Nonfiction picture book for 4 to 7 years
Categories: History, United States, Slavery, Prejudice and Racisim, New Orleans

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Flotsam

Flotsam

Caldecott Medal, 2007
Picture book for 4 to 7 years
Categories: Animals, Nature and Environment

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Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty

Caldecott Honor Book, 2016
Nonfiction picture book for 4 to 8 years
Categories: Music, Biography, New Orleans

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Martin’s Big Words

Martin’s Big Words

Caldecott Honor Book, 2002
Nonfiction picture book for 5 to 8 years
Categories: Biography, History, United States

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Freedom in Congo Square

Freedom in Congo Square

Caldecott Honor Book, 2017
Nonfiction picture book for 4 to 7 years
Categories: History, United States, Slavery, Prejudice and Racisim, New Orleans

read more
Flotsam

Flotsam

Caldecott Medal, 2007
Picture book for 4 to 7 years
Categories: Animals, Nature and Environment

read more
Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty

Caldecott Honor Book, 2016
Nonfiction picture book for 4 to 8 years
Categories: Music, Biography, New Orleans

read more
Martin’s Big Words

Martin’s Big Words

Caldecott Honor Book, 2002
Nonfiction picture book for 5 to 8 years
Categories: Biography, History, United States

read more

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