Five Days of Great Kids' Reads: Our Favorite Nonfiction Books

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Nonfiction books are a genre often hard to get my kids interested in. My readers enjoy a good fiction story, but they aren't really fans of nonfiction. So I try hard to find good quality nonfiction books that are interesting. Biographies are some of my favorite nonfiction books, so I try to encourage my kids to read those also.

Chronicles of DinosauriaChronicles of Dinosauriaby Dave Woetzel and Richard Dobbs is an amazing dinosaur book published by New Leaf Press. It's a beautiful book with all kinds of information about dinosaurs from a creationist perspective. It will thrill the dinosaur lovers in your family.

James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Tales by the Author of All Creatures Great and Small
James Herriot's Treasury for Children-James Herriot was an English vet and writes beautiful stories of his experiences doctoring all kinds of animals around the English countryside. Fans of all kinds of farm animals- including dogs and cats- will love this one.

The Making of a Woman VetThe Making of a Woman Vet by Sally Haddock and Kathy Matthews- I don't know that this biography would technically be considered a children's books, but since we are talking about children's favorites, I have to include it. Kathryne- my oldest- has read and reread this book many times since she was about ten. She's seriously considering being a vet, and Sally's story has guided her along that path.

Jim Elliot: One Great Purpose (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)
Jim Elliot: One Great Purpose - I reviewed this one last year. You can see my review here. The biographies from YWAM (Youth With a Mission) are great for introducing kids to Christians who served God in all different ways.

Story of the World, Vol. 1: Ancient Times, Revised, Hardcover   -     By: Susan Wise Bauer The Story of the World-These living books of history by Susan Wise Bauer are so great for introducing kids to various times and peoples in history. I will admit that I am not a fan of everything from Susan Wise Bauer, and Story of the World bothers me a little because it is so deliberately neutral and doesn't have a Christian worldview. But the books and stories are great, and they hold the kids interest. And I think if you use them as a read aloud with discussion, you can talk about the worldview. I make it work because I think these are really great living history books.

A Picture Book of Anne Frank (Picture Book Biography)A Picture Book of Anne Frank (Picture Book Biography) by David A Adler- I love the biography of Anne Frank and have told my children the story as they can understand about the terrible time that was the Holocaust. As they get older, I want them to read the full diary of Anne Frank. But for younger kids, this is a great picture book story of her life. It does talk about her arrest and death. But it isn't graphic. The story still gets across the struggles that she had to go through without lots of detail. It's a great way to introduce kids to the unflagging spirit and hope of Anne Frank.

Leave me a comment if you have any favorite nonfiction books your family enjoys.

Five Days of Great Kids Reads:
Favorite Picture Books
Favorite Early Reader Books
Favorite Classics
Favorite Nonfiction
Favorite Fiction

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