Great Non-Fiction Books for Young Kids
True or False series by Melvin and Gilda Berger is a young science series in a fun question-and-answer format. My kids reviewed Storms and Birds and gave both a thumbs up. My oldest has been studying weather as a science unit in 4th Grade so she was familiar with hurricanes and tornadoes but there were still factoids that she enjoyed learning from the book. The Birds book covers birds from all different continents; my fourth grader knew all these factoids but still enjoyed it. My 5-year-old also could participate in the Q and A so this made a nice group bedtime story.
The question-and-answer format makes non-fiction very accessible to kids and each page covers one interesting fact. I would have preferred if each photo had a caption below the picture instead of a large bubble caption as this is an important element of information in non-fiction that kids need to learn for standardized tests. The sweet spot for this series is ages 6-9. This would be a great series for reluctant readers.
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