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

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Getting 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 your family ready and excited to read.

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  • Frida Kahlo

    Author: Ma Isabel Sanchez Vegara Illustrator: Gee Fan Eng Translator: Emma Martinez

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  • Frida Kahlo

    Author: Ma Isabel Sanchez Vegara Illustrator: Gee Fan Eng Translator: Emma Martinez

    Frida Kahlo's life story is adapted for younger readers - with bold and colourful illustrations, and an inspiring facts and photos…

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  • Can I Eat That?

    Author: Joshua David Stein Illustrator: Julia Rothman

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  • Can I Eat That?

    Author: Joshua David Stein Illustrator: Julia Rothman

    A quirky combination of fact and fun, this distinctive picture book about food poses questions that inquisitive children typically…

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  • Space Kids

    Author: Steve Parker Illustrator: Andrea De Santis

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  • Space Kids

    Author: Steve Parker Illustrator: Andrea De Santis

    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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  • Grandad Mandela

    Author: Zazi Ziwelene & Zindzi Mandela Illustrator: Sean Qualls

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  • Grandad Mandela

    Author: Zazi Ziwelene & Zindzi Mandela Illustrator: Sean Qualls

    This insightful and uplifting picture book recounts the life of Nelson Mandela through the eyes of his great-grandchildren, Zazi a…

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  • The Book of Clouds

    Author: Juris Kronbergs Illustrator: Anete Melece Translator: Mara Rozīte and Richard O’Brien

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  • The Book of Clouds

    Author: Juris Kronbergs Illustrator: Anete Melece Translator: Mara Rozīte and Richard O’Brien

    This wonderful book about the magic of clouds is full of surprising and original poems, perfect for upper key stage two children e…

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  • The Book of Bees

    Author: Piotr Socha and Wojciech Grajkowski Translator: Agnes Monod-Gayraud

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  • The Book of Bees

    Author: Piotr Socha and Wojciech Grajkowski Translator: Agnes Monod-Gayraud

    This glorious book will introduce you to the bee world. It is fantastically illustrated in a cartoonish style that is big, bold an…

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  • Dogs in Space

    Author: Vix Southgate Illustrator: Iris Deppe

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  • Dogs in Space

    Author: Vix Southgate Illustrator: Iris Deppe

    This informative and exciting picture book details the journey of Belka and Strelka (dogs sent into space as part of the Sovi…

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