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Non-Fiction recommended reads and writing ideas

Added 30 Oct 2023

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"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

Dr Seuss

Non-fiction books are a brilliant way to engage readers and bring information alive. Our book list contains four non-fiction titles to explore each week across Non-Fiction November (and beyond!) with pupils ages 4 to 14. The books and book response activities are exciting and innovative which will ignite young minds.

From reference books to stories about real-life figures, a wide range of titles are included to show the breadth of non-fiction today.

The books and classroom writing activities have been organised in age order for easy reference. Links to curriculum areas have been identified, and each title comes with a brief description and overview.

Books featuring on the list include:

  • Interview with a Shark written by Andy Seed
  • I am Malala written by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick
  • So, You Think You've Got It Bad: A Kid's Life in Ancient Rome by Chae Strathie.

Curriculum areas include:

  • History
  • The Wider World/Travel
  • Famous people

More non-fiction ideas

For further non-fiction reading recomendations, explore our 50 fabulous non-fiction books for primary schools

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