National Non Fiction Day – favourite picture books

The Federation of Children’s Book Groups celebrates National Non Fiction Day on the first Thursday in November. Not all children enjoy reading stories and there are so many amazing non fiction picture books to choose from, many can entice even the most reluctant reader!

We learnt lots about ducks through reading Nicola Davies’ beautifully illustrated picture book Just Ducks! Illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino it’s part of a series of non fiction picture books from Walker books.

Just Ducks! - Story Snug

Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz is a lovely rhyming book to introduce young children to sea creatures.

Commotion in the Ocean - Story Snug

I have often used The Little Raindrop by Joanna Gray and Dubravka Kolanovic to teach the water cycle to very young children.

The Little Raindrop - Story Snug

When I Dream of Christmas by Graham Oakley and Patricia Yuste is a lovely picture book to introduce children to Christmas traditions.

When I Dream of Christmas - Story Snug

As well as our favourite, Dig Dig Digging, boldly illustrated by Alex Ayliffe, Margaret Mayo has written other transport picture books for toddlers.

Dig Dig Digging - Story Snug

Any of the Amazing Machines books including Amazing Aeroplanes by Tony Mitton.

Amazing Aeroplanes - Story Snug

There are som many more wonderful non fiction books we could have included in this post. Do you have a favourite to add to our list?

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