It isn’t officially summer until the library’s annual summer reading program launches, so I am excited to say that “Summer at Your Library” begins on June 15 — yahoo! Running through Aug. 15, learn more about this fun and interactive event for kids and teens by visiting www.fvrl.org and clicking on the “At Your Summer Library” graphic.
Thinking back on my childhood reading habits, I remember being incredibly interested in books about the world. And back in the day those books were known as encyclopedias. Fortunately, children’s nonfiction has evolved over the decades from a somewhat dry encyclopedic presentation to a more dynamic and interactive experience. Information is power, no matter the age.
Help young readers become engaged with the world by encouraging them to check out books filled with fascinating facts and information.
Today’s reading list is just a small sample of entertaining nonfiction title for kids, so be sure to search the library’s catalog for additional reads.
Get ready to have a library reading adventure this summer!
- “The Big World of Fun Facts: Jump-Start Your Curiosity with Thousands of Fun Facts!” by Hilary W. Poole.
- “Don’t Read This Book Before Dinner!: Revoltingly True Tales of Foul Food, Icky Animals, Horrible History and More” by Anna Claybourne.
- “Extreme Abilities: Amazing Human Feats and the Simple Science Behind Them” written by Galadriel Watson, illustrated by Cornelia Li.
- “Hidden Wonders: A Guide to the Planet’s Wildest, Weirdest Places” by Nicole Maggi.
- “USA: 300 Fascinating Facts About the Fifty States” by National Geographic Kids.
- “What Breathes Through Its Butt?: Mind-Blowing Science Questions Answered” written by Emily Grossman, illustrated by Alice Bowsher.