Non-Fiction Books for Curious Children

By The Children's Bookshop

By The Children's Bookshop

For the child with an open mind... we've put together some of our favourite new non-fiction books for children.  Need more ideas? Have a browse here!

The Egyptians

Jonny Marx and Chaaya Prabhat

£16.98 £15.79

Lift the flaps on each double page spread to reveal the lives,myths and superstitions of this ancient culture. Packed with information, and illustrated with rich, hot colours, this is an irresistible book to explore.

Illumisaurus: Explore the world of dinosaurs with your magic three colour lens

Lucy Brownridge and Carnovsky

£20.00 £18.60

The latest in this innovative series, using three colour lens to explore different worlds. This time, from different continents and periods, and full of fascinating facts, it’s the spectacular environments of the dinosaurs.

Queens: 3,000 Years of the Most Powerful Women in History

Victoria Crossman

£12.99 £12.08

History has shown that women can be formidable and inspiring rulers, who have led their countries in both war and peace. Powerful women from over the centuries and across continents; rebels; politicians; priestesses; pirates; champions of the arts and sciences; mothers; animal lovers; innovators in fashion, even murderers, are here celebrated, and take their rightful place in history.

Kay's Anatomy: A Complete (and Completely Disgusting) Guide to the Human Body

Adam Kay and Henry Paker

£14.99 £13.94

The well -known writer and comedian is very, very funny and brings that trademark humour and sense of the ridiculous to his children’s debut. But, he is a doctor, and the information is as accurate, comprehensive and compassionate as might be expected. Even if he is a bit obsessed with poo!

Bold and Brave Women from Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Rebecca Stadtlander

£9.99 £9.29

More incomparable women; this time characters created from the genius of Shakespeare. These women are courageous, passionate and resolute, and whether through comedy or tragedy, are shown with all their flaws and strengths, intelligence and ambitions, as pioneers and instigators. A wonderful incentive to explore Shakespeare’s plays, with beautifully bold illustration.

A Natural History of Fairies

Emily Hawkins and Jessica Roux

£20.00 £18.60

“ Dear reader, are you ready for a magical journey like no other? Then look no further” Who knew that there were so many species of fairies, to be classified, described and lovingly drawn with such passion and precision? A truly beautiful book.

Molly and the Mathematical Mystery

Eugenia Cheng and Aleksandra Artymowska

£16.98 £15.79

A creative, interactive book that encourages an enquiring mind, and a love of maths in a fun and adventurous way. Lift the flaps and follow the clues to solve this imaginative mathematical mystery

Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia: What We Know & What We Don't

£25.00 £23.25

The Encyclopedia Britannica was first published over 250 years ago. This brand new edition has been rigorously researched, and compiled with contributions from over 100 experts in their fields. The classic compendium of knowledge.