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6 Non-Fiction Teacher’s Picks for Young Readers

These six fantastic reads are packed with fascinating facts, incredible stories, and captivating illustrations that will have you turning pages and learning something new with every chapter. Whether you’re a whiz at science, a history buff in the making, or simply love exploring the world around you, there’s a book here to spark your imagination and ignite your curiosity.

National Trust: Out and About Minibeast Explorer

Written by Robyn Swift Illustrated by Hannah Alice
9-12
The perfect introduction to minibeasts for children aged 8-12! Ideal for any budding wildlife explorers, this book encourages children to get outside and spot minibeasts in the wild! It is packed with fun activities and useful information about how to identify minibeasts whilst out and about, whether in a garden…
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I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree – A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year

Written by Fiona Waters Illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon
2-5
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Gift of the Year 2018, this lavish poetry collection is a perfect present for any age. I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day Of The Year, named after the first line of Judith Nicholls' poem 'Windsong', is a…
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HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook the World

Written by Katherine Halligan Illustrated by Sarah Walsh
9-12
One of The Guardian's Best New Children's Books for Summer 2018. Longlisted for the North Somerset Teachers' Book Award. Instead of just studying history, let's think about HerStory too! In this uplifting and inspiring book, children can learn about 50 intrepid women from around the world and throughout history. Telling…
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Earth Heroes

Written by Lily Dyu
9-12
Related teaching resource pack available on the Nosy Crow website. When faced with climate change, the biggest threat that our planet has ever confronted, it's easy to feel as if nothing you do can really make a difference . . . but this book proves that individual people can change…
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National Trust: Step Inside Homes Through History

Written by Goldie Hawk Illustrated by Sarah Gibb
5-7
In this beautifully detailed, laser-cut book, children can travel back in time and explore homes from seven different eras: Late Middle Ages, Tudor, Georgian, Victorian, 1920s, 1960s and present day. Peek through the windows, discover the rooms inside and spot the family members. Then, learn a bit more about the…
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Welcome to Our World: A Celebration of Children Everywhere!

Written by Moira Butterfield Illustrated by Harriet Lynas
2-5
Find out how children live all around the world in this beautifully illustrated book Children all over the world are very different, but they also have much in common. In this beautifully illustrated book, young children can learn all about what people in other countries eat, wear and play, and…
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