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Posted by Sam, October 8, 2019

Five New Non-Fiction Books to Knock Your Socks Off!

Over the last few months we’ve published a bunch of brilliant non-fiction books for children – from books for animal-lovers and history fanatics to reads for young activists, there’s something for everyone! To celebrate these non-fiction books, we’ve compiled a list below…

Earth Heroes, by Lily Dyu 

Published earlier this month, Earth Heroes is an inspiring new non-fiction book celebrating the work of climate change activists around the world, written by the wonderful Lily Dyu. From Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough to Isatou Ceesay, each tale is a beacon of hope in the fight for the future of our planet!

Here are a few words from the editor:

“The moment I read Lily’s proposal for Earth Heroes I knew this was a book we had to publish immediately. Each story is so heartfelt and unique, introducing readers to activists they know and many more they don’t who are achieving incredible things all over the world. Above all, this book has finally given me hope for the future. Both as individuals, and by working together, we can make a difference.”

Take a look inside this fascinating and timely new book – read an extract below:

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Incredible Jobs You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of, by Natalie Labarre

The next book on our list is quirky, fun, and beautifully illustrated – Incredible Jobs You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of, by up-and-coming talent Natalie Labarre, celebrates quirky and fascinating jobs you never knew existed. From Taste Testers to Dinosaur Dusters, Animal Talent Agents to Mummy Experts, there are all kinds of incredible jobs that you’ve never heard of… and one of them might be just right for you!

Here’s what the editor had to say about the book:

“I could get lost in this intriguing book for hours! It’s packed full of amazing jobs that sound simply too strange to be true . . . but believe it or not, this is non-fiction, and they are all real professions! Children (and adults!) will be astonished at all the crazy jobs out there and it might even inspire readers to think outside the box with their own dreams and ambitions. If being an editor ever falls through, I’ll be first in line to become a water slide tester!”

And you can take a look at this fascinating new book below:

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WildLives: 50 Extraordinary Animals that Made History, written by Ben Lerwill and illustrated by Sarah Walsh

For animal-lovers, this next book is the perfect gift! WildLives is a heart-warming and all-round inspiring book about fifty of the most courageous creatures from around the world – from Sergeant Stubby, the war hero bulldog who saved lives, to Murali, the fearless female tiger who protected her cubs. Young readers will spend hours pouring over these pages as they discover some of the most famous and unforgettable animals of all time…

And here’s a few words from the editor:

“This is an extraordinary book about extraordinary animals – some, you might have heard of already and some you probably won’t have done, but amazingly all of the stories here are true. Many of them will make you laugh, many will make you stop and think, but, most importantly, ALL of the animals are special and their story deserves to be remembered forever.”

Take a look inside this fascinating new book:

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National Trust: Step Inside Homes Through History, written by Goldie Hawk and illustrated by Sarah Gibb

Published in collaboration with the National Trust, Step Inside Homes Through History is a beautifully detailed non-fiction book featuring seven different eras of history! Peek through the windows, discover the room inside, and learn about the family – what people wore, what jobs they did, what toys they played with, and how furniture has changed through time. Packed with detail, this visually stunning book makes learning about history fun!

Here’s what the editor says about the book:

“I wish this book had existed when I was a child! Readers can travel through 800 years of history and have a snoop around each house: peek through the beautiful laser-cut windows, discover what the rooms were used for and find out what the family living in that house might have been like – from their clothes to their hobbies. It’s the dream book for any child (or adult) who loves doll’s houses!”

And here’s a preview of the book:

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National Trust: 2020 Nature Month-By-Month: A Children’s Almanac, written by Anna Wilson and illustrated by Elly Jahnz

For little ones who love nature and exploring outside, the 2020 Nature Month-By-Month: A Children’s Almanac is an inspiring month-by-month handbook for exploring nature, seasons, various festivals and special events. Beautifully illustrated by Elly Jahnz and written by nature-lover and swimmer Anna Wilson, this is a fantastic guide to the year which will encourage readers to connect with the world around them.

And here’s some words from the editor:

“This gorgeous and affordable gift is a fantastic way to encourage and inspire young readers to connect with nature. Packed with nature facts, craft and activity ideas and information about festivals and events happening in 2020 – including the Tokyo Olympics – this is a book to treasure and share all year round.”

Take a look inside the first few pages of this wonderful handbook:

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We hope this list gives you some non-fiction book inspiration! If you’d like to stay up-to-date with all of our book news, you can sign up to our books newsletter with the form below.

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