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The cover of Music Legends: 40 Inspiring Icons

Non-fiction books are often a great way to engage children who don't like reading stories.

Perfect for inquiring young minds, these engaging non-fiction books approach subjects from biography to nature and science to history in a variety of interesting ways.

  • Insect Detective

    Author: Steve Voake Illustrator: Charlotte Voake

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Insect Detective

    Author: Steve Voake Illustrator: Charlotte Voake

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 6+

    A range of insects are introduced – wasps, solitary bees, ants, dragonflies – and their behaviour described.

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  • Can We Save the Tiger?

    Author: Martin Jenkins Illustrator: Vicky White

    Interest level: 5+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Can We Save the Tiger?

    Author: Martin Jenkins Illustrator: Vicky White

    Interest level: 5+

    Reading age: 7+

    A sequel to Ape, this beautifully illustrated book takes us through some of the extinct and endangered animals in the world.

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  • Actual Size

    Author: Steve Jenkins

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Actual Size

    Author: Steve Jenkins

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

    Have you ever looked a giant squid in the eye, shaken hands with a gorilla or been face to face with a tiger?

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  • Music Legends

    Author: Herve Guilleminot and Jerome Masi

    Interest level: 7-10

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Music Legends

    Author: Herve Guilleminot and Jerome Masi

    Interest level: 7-10

    Reading age: 7+

    An informative, fun and cool guide to 40 of the greatest musical acts of the modern era, perfect for any young fans keen to learn …

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  • Stephen Biesty’s Trains

    Author: Ian Graham Illustrator: Stephen Biesty

    Interest level: 5+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Stephen Biesty’s Trains

    Author: Ian Graham Illustrator: Stephen Biesty

    Interest level: 5+

    Reading age: 7+

    This generously proportioned lift-the-flap book takes a journey through rail history: it's packed with fascinating nuggets of info…

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  • Everest

    Author: Sangma Francis & Lisk Feng

    Interest level: 7-10

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Everest

    Author: Sangma Francis & Lisk Feng

    Interest level: 7-10

    Reading age: 8+

    Children will love this beautiful and fascinating introduction to Everest, and it’s a particularly useful resource for primary sch…

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  • Corpse Talk: Season 1

    Author: Adam and Lisa Murphy

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Corpse Talk: Season 1

    Author: Adam and Lisa Murphy

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 9+

    Corpse Talk, the 'show that brings the dead famous to life' is a highly amusing and clever comic style history book that introduce…

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  • A First Book of Nature

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Mark Hearld

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • A First Book of Nature

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Mark Hearld

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

    Hearld's nostalgic illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to this lovely chronicle of a child's first experiences of nature

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  • Fantastic Mr Dahl

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Quentin Blake

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Fantastic Mr Dahl

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Quentin Blake

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 8+

    This new biography of Roald Dahl, written especially for children by former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen, has been much…

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  • Just Ducks

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Salvatore Rubbino

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Just Ducks

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Salvatore Rubbino

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Every morning when she wakes up, a little girl hears the ducks quack down on the river that flows through the town.

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  • Space Kids

    Author: Steve Parker Illustrator: Andrea De Santis

    Interest level: 6-10

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Space Kids

    Author: Steve Parker Illustrator: Andrea De Santis

    Interest level: 6-10

    Reading age: 7+

    Including topics such as stars, planets, moons, gravity and even how astronauts are able to eat and sleep, each page of this fasci…

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