Fact Filled: Books For Kids

Egg to Chicken book
#1
Egg to Chicken
Written and illustrated by Holly Duhig
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

With this series children can explore some of the most interesting and important life cycles in the animal kingdom. With engaging language and an innovative use of design, this series makes the science behind life cycles accessible to reluctant confident readers alike.

Human Body book
#2
Human Body
Written and illustrated by Steffi Cavell-Clarke
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-11

With this series, you will be able to impress your friends with extreme facts on all things science. Discover mind-blowing statistics and hair-raising truths that will leave your friends and family gobsmacked!

Fanatical About Frogs book
#3
Fanatical About Frogs
Written and illustrated by Owen Davey
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-9

Owen Davey returns with a new addition to his About Animals series, this time digging into the wonderous world of frogs! Cool illustrations and fun facts give you all a kid could want to know, and more about frogs! Owen Davey returns with a new addition to his About Animals series, this time digging into the wonderous world of frogs! Did you know that there are over 4,000 known species of frog? Some are bigger than your dinner plate, while others are small enough to sit on your fingernail, and in between is about every color and size you can imagine! Leap into this fascinating illustrated guide to the most diverse amphibians in the world, from the lumbering common toad to the beautiful but deadly poison dart frog.

Mama Dug a Little Den book
#4
Mama Dug a Little Den
Written by Jennifer Ward and illustrated by Steven Jenkins
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-8

There are so many different kinds of dens that mother animals make for their babies, from desert burrows to snow caves to elaborate underground tunnels. Jennifer Ward introduces young readers to all sorts of animals and the cozy burrows they call home in this bouncy, rhyming picture book, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Steve Jenkins.

Sun! One in a Billion book
#5
Sun! One in a Billion
Written by Stacy McAnulty and illustrated by Stevie Lewis
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Meet Sun: He’s a star! And not just any star—he’s one in a billion. He lights up our solar system and makes life possible. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Sun in this next celestial “autobiography.” Rich with kid-friendly facts and beautifully brought to life by Stevie Lewis, this is an equally charming and irresistible companion to Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years.

  1. Space - With this series, you will be able to impress your friends with extreme facts on all things science. Discover mind-blowing statistics and hair-raising truths that will leave your friends and family gobsmacked!

  2. You Smell! - Everyone smells! The sense of smell plays a crucial part in survival, communication, and taste, and is the basis of a multi-billion-dollar industry. But, despite all this, it’s the sense we often know least about. This hilarious and fact-packed book puts that right. Find out everything you could ever want to know about stinks, whiffs, and pongs, from the fruit so pungent it’s banned from public transport to the top-secret military program developing the stinkiest stink bomb.

  3. Octopuses One to Ten - “A fascinating counting journey through the amazing and mysterious world of octopuses”—

  4. Hunger - It is the autumn of 1846 in Ireland. Lorraine and her brother are waiting for the time to pick the potato crop on their family farm leased from an English landowner. But this year is different—the spuds are mushy and ruined. What will Lorraine and her family do? Then Lorraine meets Miss Susannah, the daughter of the wealthy English landowner who owns Lorraine’s family’s farm, and the girls form an unlikely friendship that they must keep a secret from everyone. Two different cultures come together in a deserted Irish meadow. And Lorraine has one question: how can she help her family survive? A little known part of history, the Irish potato famine altered history forever and caused a great immigration in the later part of the 1800s. Lorraine’s story is a heartbreaking and ultimately redemptive story of one girl’s strength and resolve to save herself and her family against all odds.

First Facts and Flaps: Giant Dinosaurs book
#10
First Facts and Flaps: Giant Dinosaurs
Written and illustrated by Editors of Silver Dolphin Books
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Lift the flaps and spin the wheel to learn about dinosaurs!

Which dinosaur had a spiky tail? How big was a T. rex tooth? Learn the answers to these questions and more in First Facts and Flaps: Giant Dinosaurs! This book introduces youngsters to the world of dinosaurs with flaps to lift, a wheel to turn, and a giant foldout. With more than 30 flaps to lift, learning about dinosaurs has never been so much fun!

Stairway to Doom: A Miss Mallard Mystery book
#11
Stairway to Doom: A Miss Mallard Mystery
Written and illustrated by Robert Quackenbush
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

As one of thirteen guests invited to historic Duckinbill Castle to hear the will of her late great-aunt, Miss Mallard finds that other guests have disappeared overnight and it is up to her to solve the mystery.

Does the Queen Wear Her Crown to Bed? book
#12
Does the Queen Wear Her Crown to Bed?
Written by Royal Collection Trust and illustrated by Aurora Cacciapuoti
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

For bedtime stories, the beautifully illustrated ‘Does The Queen Wear Her Crown in Bed?’ will answer all of the important questions little ones have about our Monarch.

Something's Fishy book
#13
Something's Fishy
Written and illustrated by Kevin McCloskey
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

The facts behind a fish that’s worth its weight in gold. Some fish breathe air and some fish fly, but the most wonderful fish of all turns out to be the one you’ve got at home. In another offering of the beloved Giggle and Learn series, Kevin McCloskey blends science, art, and comedy to reveal the true story behind the common goldfish.

Travel the Animal World: An Atlas of Amazing Creatures book
#14
Travel the Animal World: An Atlas of Amazing Creatures
picture book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Meet animals fierce and timid, large and small, fast and slow, and even some that are extinct. This stunningly illustrated atlas takes children across the globe, from polar ice and tundra to the rainforests and desert, so they can locate each creature precisely and understand its unusual characteristics and behavior. In addition, it introduces seven inspiring people who have dedicated their lives to saving our planet’s fauna, including Charles Darwin, Dian Fossey, President Ulysses S. Grant, Nobel Prize winner Konrad Lorenz, and Armand David.

  1. My Weird School Fast Facts: Mummies, Myths, and Mysteries - Think fast with A.J. and Andrea from My Weird School! Did you know that ancient Egyptians treated infections by putting moldy bread on them? Did you know that ancient Roman workers would stomp around barefoot in big tubs filled with urine to clean their clothes? Learn more weird-but-true ancient history facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman’s bestselling My Weird School series. This highly illustrated series of nonfiction books features hundreds of hysterical facts, plus lots of photos and illustrations. Whether you’re a kid who wants to learn more about ancient history or simply someone who wants to know what came out of the very first vending machine, this is the book for you! With more than 23 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!

  2. Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe - A rollicking romp around an old fashioned car wash—where DINOSAURS are the customers! How can a dinosaur stay dirt-free in the city? Welcome to the Dino Wash Deluxe, where dinos go to get soaped, scrubbed, and spotlessly clean. The Dino Wash handles it all: scales, spikes, wings, even frills and horns. BUT WAIT! There’s a new customer in town: a T. rex with sharp teeth, long claws, and a mighty mean personality. What will happen when T. rex shows up? Filled with dinosaur facts and fun, this hilarious picture book reminds children that tough guys might not be as scary as they seem.

  3. So Tall Within - From celebrated author Gary D. Schmidt comes a picture book biography of a giant in the struggle for civil rights, perfectly pitched for readers today. Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but possessed a mind and a vision that knew no bounds. So Tall Within traces her life from her painful childhood through her remarkable emancipation to her incredible leadership in the movement for rights for both women and African Americans. Her story is told with lyricism and pathos by Gary D. Schmidt, one of the most celebrated writers for children in the twenty-first century, and brought to life by award winning and fine artist Daniel Minter. This combination of talent is just right for introducing this legendary figure to a new generation of children.

  4. 50 Wacky Inventions Throughout History - With 50 Wacky Inventions Throughout History, history has never been so fun—or wacky! Have you ever heard of a bike TV? Or a bird diaper? 50 Wacky Inventions Throughout History describes 50 inventions that seem too crazy to be true—but are! Whether useful, entertaining, or just plain silly, these mind-boggling inventions and gadgets from yesterday, today, and tomorrow will surprise and delight fun-fact lovers of all ages.

All About Animals! book
#19
All About Animals!
Written and illustrated by Hannah Eliot
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Learn all about your favorite animals with this nonfiction lift-the-flap board book! Did you know that bees have eyes but they don’t have ears? Did you know that chickens can’t fly? Or that zebras sleep standing up? Filled with tons of cool facts about all of your favorite animals, plus colorful flaps to lift, this nonfiction board book is fact-filled and interactive!

Speediest! 19 Very Fast Animals book
#20
Speediest! 19 Very Fast Animals
Written by Steve Jenkins
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Through illustrations, infographics, facts, and figures, readers will see how big each animal is compared to humans, where it lives on the globe, and just how quickly it can move! With his signature art style, Steve Jenkins’ Extreme Animals reader series explores nature’s truly superlative animals. These readers are fact-packed and span the globe, detailing the astounding abilities of every shape, size, and species. Each installment focuses on amazing and unusual animals, making these nonfiction readers accessible, informative, and fascinating.

Animal Worlds of Wonder book
#21
Animal Worlds of Wonder
Written and illustrated by Anita Ganeri
picture book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

Take a trip around the world and learn all about all types of incredible animals, from polar bears and elephant seals to great white sharks and flying lemurs.

Journey to every continent on Earth and visit the world’s most amazing animals, including giant pandas, red kangaroos, gorillas, jaguars, Japanese macaques, flamingos, orcas, and emperor penguins. Learn all about these remarkable creatures, the ecosystems they live in, their ability to adapt, their preferred foods, and the neighbors who share the sea, land, and air with them. Gorgeous illustrations capture the animals and their environments on every page.

Mama Built a Little Nest book
#22
Mama Built a Little Nest
Written by Jennifer Ward and illustrated by Steve Jenkins
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce different kinds of birds’ nests, from the scrapes that falcons build atop high, craggy ledges to the underground nests that burrowing owls dig. Includes brief facts about each kind of bird.

50 Wacky Things Pets Do book
#23
50 Wacky Things Pets Do
Written by Heidi Fiedler and illustrated by Marta Sorte
picture book
Recommend Ages: 7-11

Have you ever wondered why your dog chases its tail or how your cat manages to land on its feet every time? 50 Wacky Things Pets Do takes an up-close look at all the weird and funny things our pets do, from dogs snacking on poop and guppies jumping out of tanks, to cats meowing and ferrets dancing happily. Paired with equally wacky illustrations, 50 wild and incredible facts are presented, along with educational information about each animal’s habits and personality quirks. Whether seriously strange or downright silly, these wacky facts are sure to delight kids while they learn all about pets and their peculiarities.

  1. Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles - By now you’ve probably heard that bees are disappearing—but they aren’t the only species at risk. Populations of fireflies, butterflies, and ladybugs have all been declining in recent years, too. This middle grade nonfiction explains the growth, spread, and recent declines of each of these four types of insects. Exploring human causes, like the Baltimore electric company that collected fireflies to attempt to harness their phosphorescent lighting source, to natural occurrences, like the mysterious colony collapse disorder that plagues bee populations, master nonfiction storyteller Mark Kurlansky shows just how much bugs matter to our world.

  2. Life-Sized Animal Poop - All animals have to poop. And kids can learn all about the process from this eye-opening guide, which features to-scale representations of feces from creatures across the globe, along with salient facts and graphics showing the species’ size relative to humans. The guide will help young readers to identify different animals, opening their eyes to the wonders of nature and encouraging them to appreciate their local wildlife. Some of the animals included are House mouse Grey squirrel Canada goose Koala Red Fox Giant panda Lynx Giraffe Lion Hippopotamus Mountain gorilla

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