If you’re on the lookout for some amazing non-fiction picture books for your older children, I’ve got the perfect recommendations for you guys. My kids adore these books and read them as bedtime stories often. They are full of information, details, and beautiful illustrations.
From top to bottom, left to right:
1. “The Atlas of Monsters” by Sandra Lawrence explores the history/geography of mythical creatures, monsters and beasts from around the world.
2. “Myth Atlas” by Thiago de Moraes showcases what 12 different cultures such as the Greeks, Egyptians, Hindus, Norse, Polynesian, Aztecs, and more believed in.
3. “The Wonderful Workings of Plantet Earth” by Rachel Ignotofsky is the perfect book for earth science and nature lovers as it explores how our planet works and how we can protect it through text, pictures, and infographics.
4. “The Atlas Obscura Explorer Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid” by Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco is a full colour guide of some of the most unique and interesting places around the world such as Antarctica’s Blood Falls and New Zealand’s Waitomo’s Glowworm Caves.
5. “The Wonders of Nature” by Ben Hoare ultilizes illustrations and photography to explore 100 wonders of the natural world including plants, animals, microscopic life, rocks and minerals.
6. “Map of the World’s Oceans” by Enrico Lavagno is an atlas of the world’s bodies of water and the plants and animals that inhabit them.
7. “What We See in the Stars” by Kelsey Oseid combines beautifully illustrated art, science, history, and mythology to describe the celestial bodies in our solar system from planets and constellations to phenomena such as the Northern Lights.