Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Favorite Nonfiction for Preschoolers

Joubert, Beverly.

Presents alphabetically arranged entries describing animals that live in Africa, including cheetahs,... More

Werner, Sharon.

"Using letters and an artful assortment of typefaces, Werner and Forss create a menagerie of di... More

Bradford, Wade, author.

A look at bathtime around the world explores the many ways in which people bath. ... More

D'Harcourt, Claire, 1960- author.

Invites the reader to search for tiny details hidden in famous works of art, providing information a... More

Strickland, Tessa, author.

Despite different clothes and homes and languages, we are all more alike than different. ... More

Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

"You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall. You can be a King. Bea... More

Cline-Ransome, Lesa, author.

Also available on Overdrive and Hoopla. A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written ... More

Sayre, April Pulley, author.

A photographic non-fiction picture book about the wonder of snowfall and the winter water cycle ... More

Jenkins, Martin, 1959- author.

"It's time for Bird to build her nest! Follow her as she pulls a worm out of the ground, l... More

Roderick, Stacey, author.

Also available from Hoopla. "Guess which bird each colorful close-up belongs to, then turn ... More

Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.

A child creates a world of his own which has mountains and sea, a city and ships, all from toy block... More

Sayre, April Pulley, author, photographer.

Photo illustrations capture a boom of blooming flowers in the springtime. ... More

Salas, Laura Purdie.

Presents a series of poems which pay tribute to the limitless worlds available through books, as cha... More

Brocket, Jane.

Explores 2-D and 3-D shapes. ... More

Hurst, Sara (Writer of children's literature), author.

What were the dinosaurs like? Shine a light behind the page and see ... Explore an amazing world tha... More

Gibbons, Gail.

Perfect for very young paleontologists, Gibbon's simple yet informative text and vividly detail... More

Rustad, Martha E. H. (Martha Elizabeth Hillman), 1975- author.

Also available on Hoopla. "Simple text and colorful photos present record-breaking facts fe... More

Hancocks, Helen, author, illustrator.

The inspiring, true story of how a remarkable friendship between Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe ... More

Barss, Patchen, author.

Patterns appear again and again, sometimes in the most unexpected places. Why? Explores branching an... More

Dylan, Bob, 1941-

Bob Dylan's classic 1974 anthem Forever Young is reimagined by award-willing illustrator Rogers... More

Jenkins, Martin, 1959- author.

"Fox is hungry. She waits until dark, then emerges from her den to hunt for food. Follow her as... More

Maslo, Lina, author, illustrator.

Simple text introduces the inspiring true story of Malala Yousafzai, human rights activist and the y... More

Sayre, April Pulley, author.

Simple text and photographs explore the science behind the transformation that trees undergo in the ... More

Chin, Jason, 1978-

"What keeps objects from floating out of your hand? What if your feet drifted away from the gr... More

Rotner, Shelley, author, photographer.

"The basic facts about the season of winter including how plants, animals, and the climate chan... More

Limentani, Alison, author, illustrator.

"Have you ever wondered how long a blue whale is? How about a dolphin or a sea lion? Find out i... More

Limentani, Alison, author, illustrator.

"Have you ever wondered what a T. rex was really like? How tall was it? How much did it eat? Di... More

Salas, Laura Purdie, author.

Also available on Hoopla. "If you were the moon, what would you do? You'd spin like a t... More

Herrera, Juan Felipe, author.

"When Juan Felipe Herrera was very young, he picked flowers, helped his mama feed the chickens,... More

Knowles, Laura, author.

"How can something so small grow into a tree, which is such an incredibly big thing to be? Jour... More

Rhodes-Pitts, Sharifa, author.

"Jake Makes a World follows the creative adventures of the young Jacob Lawrence as he finds ins... More

Levit, Joseph, author.

Also available on Hoopla. "An introduction to engineering and how it impacts people's l... More

Komiya, Teruyuki.

See life-size photographs of various animals, with fold-out pages and charts of interesting facts. ... More

Dunne, Abbie, author.

"Simple text and colorful photos introduce the topic of light" ... More

Hilton, Hélène, editor.

Provides step-by-step instructions for making fourteen projects that demonstrate scientific principl... More

Munro, Roxie, author, illustrator.

Uses works displayed in the National Gallery of Art to introduce common subjects and genres in paint... More

Komiya, Teruyuki.

See life-size photographs of various animals, with fold-out pages and charts of interesting facts. ... More

Brière-Haquet, Alice, 1979- author.

With evocative black-and-white illustrations and moving prose, readers are introduced to Nina Simon... More

McGinty, Alice B., 1963- author.

Breakfast varies from country to country, but it's how all children begin their day. Explore th... More

Jenkins, Steve, 1952-

Also available on Overdrive. Learn what it's like to come face-to-face with some of the dino... More

Terranova, Michael-Paul, author.

"Simple text and bold illustrations take young readers on a tour through the time of the dinosa... More

Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

Presents the history of hip-hop including, how it evolved from folktales, spirituals, and poetry, t... More

Going, K. L. (Kelly L.), author.

"A little boy who loves to find shapes in nature grows up to be one of America's greatest... More

Bagert, Brod.

This vibrant collection of twenty-one poems celebrates the joys (snack time!) and pitfalls (2 + 2 =... More

Stoop, Naoko, illustrator.

Thirteen favorite nursery songs are brought to life. ... More

Sayre, April Pulley, author.

A love letter to the Earth shares striking photographic images from around the world that introduce ... More

Bethea, Nikole Brooks, author.

Can you find math in your art? Discover math in art through symmetry, geometry, and patterns in this... More

Rodríguez, Rachel, author.

A biography of Georgia O'Keeffe from her childhood in Wisconsin through her work in New Mexico.... More

Carr, Aaron, author.

Learn interesting facts about triceratops. ... More

Hale, Christy, author, illustrator.

Based on Montessori teachings, die-cut pages identify and contrast types of water bodies and their c... More

Weiss, George (George David)

Illustrations and lyrics introduce a song, first recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, which celebrat... More

Jenkins, Steve, 1952-

Also available on Overdrive and Hoopla. A nose for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt b... More

Ward, Jennifer, 1963- author.

"Seeds can be big or small, round or pointy, and all sorts of colors. They can become flowers, ... More

Carle, Eric, author.

Eric Carle and fourteen other beloved children's book artists illustrate their favorite bugs an... More

Carle, Eric, editor, contributor.

Fifteen children's book artists, including Lauren Castillo, Frann Preston-Gannon, and Melissa S... More

Fogliano, Julie, author.

Also available on Overdrive "A book of poetry moving through the seasons" ... More

Jenkins, Steve, 1952- author, illustrator.

Readers are given clues about an animal's characteristics and must use them to guess the ident... More

Paul, Miranda, author.

Also available on Hoopla. Asks young readers to identify the occupation of each community helper... More