Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: nonfiction preschool

Joubert, Beverly.

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

Werner, Sharon.

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

Bradford, Wade, author.

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

D'Harcourt, Claire, 1960- author.

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

Strickland, Tessa, author.

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

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...

Cline-Ransome, Lesa, author.

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

Sayre, April Pulley, author.

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

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...

Roderick, Stacey, author.

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

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...

Sayre, April Pulley, author, photographer.

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

Salas, Laura Purdie.

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

Brocket, Jane.

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

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...

Gibbons, Gail.

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

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

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

Hancocks, Helen, author, illustrator.

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

Barss, Patchen, author.

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

Dylan, Bob, 1941-

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

Jenkins, Martin, 1959- author.

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

Maslo, Lina, author, illustrator.

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

Sayre, April Pulley, author.

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

Chin, Jason, 1978-

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

Rotner, Shelley, author, photographer.

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

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...

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...

Salas, Laura Purdie, author.

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

Herrera, Juan Felipe, author.

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

Knowles, Laura, author.

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

Rhodes-Pitts, Sharifa, author.

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

Levit, Joseph, author.

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

Komiya, Teruyuki.

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

Dunne, Abbie, author.

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

Hilton, Hélène, editor.

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

Munro, Roxie, author, illustrator.

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

Komiya, Teruyuki.

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

Brière-Haquet, Alice, 1979- author.

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

McGinty, Alice B., 1963- author.

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

Jenkins, Steve, 1952-

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

Terranova, Michael-Paul, author.

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

Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

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

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...

Bagert, Brod.

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

Stoop, Naoko, illustrator.

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

Sayre, April Pulley, author.

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

Bethea, Nikole Brooks, author.

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

Rodríguez, Rachel, author.

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

Carr, Aaron, author.

Learn interesting facts about triceratops. ...

Hale, Christy, author, illustrator.

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

Weiss, George (George David)

What simpler way could there be to express to children the beauty and the harmony in the world aroun...

Jenkins, Steve, 1952-

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

Ward, Jennifer, 1963- author.

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

Carle, Eric, author.

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

Carle, Eric, editor, contributor.

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

Fogliano, Julie, author.

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

Jenkins, Steve, 1952- author, illustrator.

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

Paul, Miranda, author.

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