We go to the library every other week at least and most of the time I have a few picture books I know I want but the rest I pick randomly and sometimes I get some really bad/boring/dumb books. The kids never mind but I do. If I’m going to read picture books for an hour a day, I want them to be worth my time. Right?!?
Fortunately there are just gobs of wonderful books at the library if you know what to look for, and guess what?!? We find many of our favorites in the Juvenile Non-Fiction section. Are you surprised? I was!
When my oldest started reading well on his own we started browsing the non-fiction section more and we shouldn’t have waited that long. We have discovered together our passion for learning and most of our learning comes from these books. We pick books on any topic that interests us and learn so much together.
Here’s our favorite picks from our library visit a few weeks ago. These books are for a wide range of ages and about an even wider range of topics. Enjoy!
Library List #1
1. Lifetimes: The beautiful way to explain death to children by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen
2. Fun with Roman Numberals by David A. Adler
3. A Midsummer Night’s Dream For Kids by Lois Burdett
4. The Wicked History of the World: History with the nasty bits left in! by Terry Deary
5. Roman Diary: The Journal of Iliona of Mytilini, who was captured and sold as a slave in Rome, AD 107 by Richard Platt
6. I Spy with My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs
7. Pigericks by Arnold Lobel
8. Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black
9. Beowulf: Grendel the Ghastly, Book One adapted by Michelle L. Szobody
10. Look! A Book!: A Zany Seek-and-Find Adventure by Bob Staake
11. Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne
12. What do you do with a kangaroo? by Mercer Mayer
We got just as many that we didn’t love, but these were really excellent, particularly for my boys. Beowulf is a little scary and The Wicked History of the World is a little gruesome, but we loved being frightened and grossed out together.
What are some of your favorites? I’m always looking for good ones – please share!