Cool Children’s Nonfiction Books for All Ages

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy a good children’s nonfiction book!

Whether you’re checking out children’s nonfiction from the library for your own child, buying a book for a young reader in your life, or looking to spark a little wonder in your own life, these books will hit the spot!

A few of the reasons why I personally love children’s nonfiction books so much is that they provide lots of straightforward and exciting information paired with pictures that make the facts pop even more. Plus, sometimes when I want to read but don’t feel like picking up a 300+ page book, children’s books can be great palate cleansers or stepping stones into future reads.

This list features five children’s nonfiction books to have on your radar!

Rachel Ignotofsky's books

Rachel Ignotofsky books

Why I love these books:

  • Fun and stylized illustrations
  • Beautiful color schemes
  • Valuable information about science and people
  • The pictures and facts complement each other seamlessly because Ignotofsky is both writer and illustrator
Inside Animals by Barbara Taylor and Margaux Carpentier

Inside Animals by Barbara Taylor and Margaux Carpentier

Why I love this book:

  • Exciting colors and illustrations
  • Simplified diagrams of many different animal insides, including reptiles, fish, insects, birds, and mammals
  • Fun facts about each animal that will have you saying, “Wow!”
Under Earth Under Water by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski

Under Earth Under Water by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski

Why I love this book:

  • Giant sized book
  • One side of the book is Under Earth and the other side is Under Water, so they meet in the middle!
  • Color coordinated diagrams that show the insides of the earth and ocean
  • Lots of intriguing facts in easy-to-read font
Yuval Zommer's books

Yuval Zommer books

Why I love these books:

  • Large sized books
  • A variety of topics pertaining to nature and animals
  • Easy-to-read font
  • “Can you find?” questions on most of the pages (and answer key in the back!)
  • Glossary of terms
Lore of the Wild by Claire Cock-Starkey and Aitch

Lore of the Wild by Claire Cock-Starkey and Aitch

Why I love this book:

  • Gorgeous color scheme and quirky illustrations
  • Interesting insight into how many cultures have interpreted the significance of animals, plants, and weather throughout time

Watch me discuss these books (and more) on my YouTube channel! Includes flip-throughs of each book:


Thanks for reading!

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