Nonfiction Reviews

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All too often the reading public thinks that non-fiction titles are boring. Below you find some books which are quite the opposite, they are hard to put down. Many of these books are both interesting to read and very enjoyable to look at. You will find further non-fiction titles in the Series, Bookish Calendar, Board and Novelty Books, and feature sections.

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Aim for the Skies: Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith's Race to Complete Amelia Earhart's Quest

Aim for the Skies: Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith's Race to Complete Amelia Earhart's Quest

Aimee Bissonette
Illustrator:  Doris Ettlinger 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Sleeping Bear Press, 2018   ISBN: 978-1585363810
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Balarama: A Royal Elephant

Balarama: A Royal Elephant

Ted Lewin
Illustrator:   Betsy Lewin 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Lee & Low Books, 2014   ISBN: 978-1620141861
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Hurricanes!

Hurricanes!

Gail Gibbons
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 4 to 8
Holiday House, 2010   ISBN: 978-0823422975
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Lights! Camera! Alice! The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker

Lights! Camera! Alice! The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker

Mara Rockliff
Illustrator:  Simona Ciraolo 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Chronicle Books, 2018   ISBN: 978-1452141343
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Make Your Mark: The Drawing Book for Children

Make Your Mark: The Drawing Book for Children

Sarah Richardson
Nonfiction
For ages 8 and up
Tate, 2012   ISBN: 978-1849761116
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Mary Cassatt: Impressionist Painter

Mary Cassatt: Impressionist Painter

Lois V. Harris
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Pelican Publishing, 2007   ISBN: 978-1589804524
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Olivia's Birds: Saving the Gulf

Olivia's Birds: Saving the Gulf

Oilivia Bouler
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 9 to 12
Sterling, 2011   ISBN: 978-1402786655
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Origami and Haiku inspired by Japanese Artwork

Origami and Haiku inspired by Japanese Artwork

From the editors at Nosy Crow, The trustees of the British Museum
Illustrator:  Nick Robinson 
Poetry and Nonfiction Book
For ages 10 and up
Candlewick Press, 2018   ISBN: 978-1536202731
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Pierre the Penguin: A true story

Pierre the Penguin: A true story

Jean Marzollo
Illustrator:  Laura Regan 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 3 to 7
Sleeping Bear Press, 2010   ISBN: 978-1585364855
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She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History

She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History

Chelsea Clinton
Illustrator:  Alexandra Boiger 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Penguin Books, 2018   ISBN: 978-0525516996
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