Curious Minds Start Here: Fascinating Nonfiction for Kids

star stuff
by Stephanie Roth Sisson
Recommended for ages 5 and up

Depicting Carl Sagan’s journey from imaginative young dreamer to passionate scientist, this beautiful book will inspire inquisitive youngsters to keep looking up into the night sky and dreaming about what’s out there.

little melba

by Katherine Russell-Brown
illustrated by Frank Morrison
Recommended for ages 6 and up

Based on the life of a real Depression-era jazz trombonist, this infectious celebration of music simply sings! Briming with style and JAZZ, music lovers are sure to find this picture book irresistible.

world of birds

National Wildlife Federation’s World of Birds: A Beginner’s Guide
by Kim Kurki
Recommended for ages 8 and up

This eye-catching overview of over 120 species of birds will thrill young birdwatchers and nature lovers. Pair this with a set of binoculars and you have hours of entertainment at your fingertips!

grandfather gandhi 3

Grandfather Gandhi
by Bethany Hegedus & Arun Gandhi
illustrated by Evan Turk
Recommended for ages 4 and up

This remarkable picture book presents a uniquely personal look at a revered icon within a universal story about the challenges that make us human and the special ways each generation shares strength and wisdom with the next.


story of buildlings

The Story of Buildings
by Patrick Dillon
illustrated by Stephen Biesty
Recommended for ages 9 and up

From the caves of our early ancestors to the Egyptian pyramids to the Taj Mahal to the Sydney Opera House, the elegant, imposing, gravity defying, and ornate edifices on display in this intricately illustrated volume offer a fascinating architectural tour of history.

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