KCLS Recommends: Children's - Fun Nonfiction
Annotation:Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. Includes biographical information on the prominent zoologist. Ages 3 and up.
Annotation:This book reanimates dinosaurs in full-color paintings that are as strikingly beautiful as they aim to be scientifically accurate. Ages 9-12.
Annotation:From a boy fascinated by the wonders around him, Albert Einstein grows into a man of genius. This picture book invites the reader to travel along with Einstein on a journey full of curiosity, laughter, and scientific discovery. Ages 6-9.
Annotation:Here is the story of the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon -- a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away by steady astronauts in their great machines. Ages 4-10.
Annotation:Meet a kayaking sea otter, a penguin that became a knight, a bear that stole a family's car, a pet cat that called 911 to save its owner, and many more amazing animals. Ages 8-12.
Annotation:Stunning photos and informative text let readers travel along with oceanographers using new technologies to do their research exploring a deep water site. Ages 8-12.
Annotation:Professor Astro Cat explains everything he knows about the solar system and outer space, including the Big Bang, manned missions to the Moon, and the night sky throughout the months of the year. Ages 8-11.
Annotation:Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins’s most impressive nonfiction offering yet. Ages 6-9.
Annotation:This is the story of pioneering artist Tony Sarg, whose innovative "upside-down puppet" creations have become the trademark of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Ages 4-8.
Annotation:Seven intriguing stories about historical royal figures whose demise was suspicious, and hard scientific facts about crime-solving techniques make each seem like an episode of CSI rather than a history lesson. Ages 10-12.
Annotation:Provides simple instructions for healthy and delicious meals that can be prepared together by family members of every age, including recipes for French toast, frittatas, curried tofu fingers, frozen yogurt, and mango lassis. Ages 7-12.
Annotation:A pictorial history of the ill-fated ocean liner is comprised of photographs and illustrations as well as 3-D-rendered graphics that relate its story from the 1911 launch at the Belfast shipyard to its destruction during its maiden voyage. Ages 10 and up.
Annotation:This fact-filled guide to space travel is written in the style of a comically illustrated tourist guide and includes coverage of everything from what to pack to entertainment options while providing material on the history of space travel. Ages 8-12.
Annotation:Readers will be utterly absorbed by this journey through the history of architecture, from the earliest mud huts to today's soaring towers. Ages 9-12.
Annotation:An introduction to the mythology of Sasquatch also discusses the nontraditional science of cryptozoology, drawing on interviews with field experts, linguists, anthropologists and other authorities to consider the plausibility of various Sasquatch claims. Ages 9-12.
Annotation:Open this dynamic book and discover how the greatest explorers in history — from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong — plunged into the unknown and boldly pieced together the picture of the world we have today. Ages 8-12.
Annotation:Packed with the silly jokes that kids love--including knock-knocks, tongue twisters, riddles, traditional question and answer jokes and more--this fun-filled book will keep readers laughing page after page. Ages 7-12.
Annotation:Featuring more than 200 different projects, including a mixture of simple, medium and complex models, this guide offers tips and tricks to help enthusiasts get the most out of LEGO brick building fun. Ages 7 and up.
Annotation:Learn about the quirks and bad habits of some of the most notorious pirates in history, including Blackbeard, Madame Cheng and Sir Francis Drake. Ages 9-12.
Annotation:Featuring new art, step-by-step diagrams and tips from Jack and Annie, a chapter-book companion to the 50th Magic Tree House adventure outlines how to perform basic magic tricks and is complemented by engaging facts about famous historical magicians. Ages 7-10.
Annotation:The book to turn to for amazing descriptions and illustrations of all known dinosaurs, published by the National Geographic Society. Ages 7-10.
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Fun nonfiction books for children ages 3-12.