Everyone loves a good story but let’s not forget all the wonderful non-fiction books out there for young readers. We’ve picked out five recent highlights that curious little people will love and will help navigate their way in the big wide world!
Playing with Collage by Jeannie Baker
If you’re familiar with award winning author and illustrator Jeannie Baker, then you’ll know that she is a master of collage and in this beautiful new picture book she shares her collage secrets! Her works are created by assembling a wide variety of items such as shells, flowers and stamps. Playing with Collage, is a how to guide that aims to encourage 8 + readers to get creative. Within each of this book’s four main sections, Jeannie presents an abstract collage of her own and offers suggestions and starting points for beginners. There are no right or wrong answers in this treasure of a book, it’s all about trusting your instincts … and playing!
Love Your Body by Jessica Sanders
This book sets out to encourage young girls to admire their bodies – for all the amazing things that they can do. The idea is to prevent negativity and teach girls about self-love and self-acceptance. What could be better than that? Normalising imperfections and celebrating diverse bodies this book will help navigate an image obsessed world.
Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street by Felicita Sala
In each apartment at 10 Pomegranate Street, someone is preparing a special dish to share with their neighbours. Mr Singh is making coconut dahl with his daughter while Maria mashes some avocados for her guacamole.
Written and magnificently illustrated by Felicita Sala, this glorious celebration of community is filled with recipes from all over the world and simple instructions perfect for young chefs. Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street is a visual feast to share and delight in.
You Can Change the World by Lucy Bell
This practical guide is designed to empower kids to make changes in their lives to help make a difference in the world. Filled with information, ideas and activities, and interspersed with features on amazing children around the world.
This book shows kids how to-avoid single-use plastics, throw a plastic-free party, make a compost bin and reduce waste, start a herb garden, grow bee-friendly flowers, learn about where their food comes from, be kinder to others, share and donate.
Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime by Lisa Harvey-Smith
Explore our solar system from the comfort of your cosy bedroom. Find out why the sky is blue. Fly around a black hole and peer inside! Learn why Jupiter has stripes.
Written by astrophysicist Lisa Harvey-Smith this is engaging storytelling and the colourfully illustrated book brings the night sky to life, giving amazing new perspectives to young explorers who are always asking, ‘Why?’