Fun non-fiction titles for the young fact-lover in your life.
How To Make a Universe With 92 Ingredients, by Adrian Dingle OwlKids, ISBN: 978 1 77147 008 7
This is the most entertaining book you may ever read about the elements and how they combine to make up the world around us. It starts out with a look at elements and their organization, explains how they combine into molecules, and then goes on to talk about various things on earth and how they are in turn made up of those same elements.
It’s all broken down into nicely digestible little chunks, and presented in a casual tone, complete with asides to explain terms, little sidebars about related interesting bits, and plenty of jaunty-looking illustrations. At the end, a glossary and index help access and understand information, and a list of books and websites invites kids to learn more. This all makes this one is a good pick for a curious kid, but it could also be class project material.
The Human Body (ISBN: 978 1 92697 393 7)
The Human World (ISBN: 978 1 92697 394 4)
by Jon Richards & Ed Simkins, OwlKids New additions to a range of interesting books about the world around us, expressed in everyone’s new favourite method of information delivery, the infographic.
These are tidily graphic, packed with fascinating little tidbits, bold and attention-grabbing, and really fun browsing reading. They are not ideal for, let’s say, school projects, but for a kid who is curious about the world or who likes to browse facts, these are definitely high-interest and easy to use. (A glossary and index help find specific information when that is actually needed, though!)