Print page

Non-fiction and fact books your child will love (older children)

You Are Awesome

Getting older children to love reading isn't necessarily about fiction and fairy tales.

There are loads of brilliant non-fiction books that can teach your child about the world, as well as being entertaining, funny and gorgeous to look at. Sometimes non-fiction is also a fantastic way to tempt a reluctant reader into sitting down with a book.

Here are just a few of our favourites to get them excited to read.

See our list for younger children

Find more non-fiction books for older children

  • Music Legends

    Author: Herve Guilleminot and Jerome Masi

    Flip
  • Music Legends

    Author: Herve Guilleminot and Jerome Masi

    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 …

    ; Flip
  • You Are Awesome

    Author: Matthew Syed Illustrator: Toby Triumph

    Flip
  • You Are Awesome

    Author: Matthew Syed Illustrator: Toby Triumph

    An accessible, funny self-help manual for pre-teens and teenagers, based on Carol Dweck’s growth mindset theory: how to train your…

    ; Flip
  • The Journey

    Author: Francesca Sanna

    Flip
  • The Journey

    Author: Francesca Sanna

    What is it like to leave everything behind and travel somewhere strange? This incredibly poignant story introduces the concept of …

    ; Flip
  • Survivors

    Author: David Long Illustrator: Kerry Hyndman

    Flip
  • Survivors

    Author: David Long Illustrator: Kerry Hyndman

    An anthology to inspire and help children understand how far self-belief and guts took adventurers from the past - and to wonder h…

    ; Flip
  • Holes

    Author: Jonathan Litton Illustrator: Thomas Hegbrook

    Flip
  • Holes

    Author: Jonathan Litton Illustrator: Thomas Hegbrook

    A fascinating book on holes, from subways to sinkholes, as well as the philosophical concept of a hole and some surprising cultura…

    ; Flip
  • Impossible Inventions

    Author: Matgorzata Mycielska Aleksandra Mizielinska & Daniel Mizielinski

    Flip
  • Impossible Inventions

    Author: Matgorzata Mycielska Aleksandra Mizielinska & Daniel Mizielinski

    In Impossible Inventions, the team behind the bestselling Maps detail a wealth of incredible inventions, from 1st-c…

    ; Flip
  • My Name is Book

    Author: John Agard Illustrator: Neil Packer

    Flip
  • My Name is Book

    Author: John Agard Illustrator: Neil Packer

    If you are intrigued as to how sheep and birds have played important roles in the recording of the written word then this is the d…

    ; Flip