Inspiring works of non-fiction for children
October 7, 2009 10:38 AM Subscribe
I am looking for outstanding non-fiction books for younger children. Maybe you remember a volume that really sparked your interest in a topic? Is there an Art (etc) '101' book you enjoy paging through with your kid?
posted by kmennie to Education (25 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I am trying to avoid the jumbled stock photography and pandering, sometimes inaccurate text that seems to pervade the genre. There must
be some inspirational stuff out there, but sorting through the chaff is difficult...
I am particularly eager to find good books on art and music with enough illustrations to be engaging for a preschooler, but I am also looking to build a solid library for my daughter and want to track down the best intro-to-X or Children's X or Illustrated X books out there. I want something you'd want to read over and over and which would send you to the library for more on the topic, not something you'd bin after the book report.
Tips on books not necessarily for children but which would work well for same welcomed, too.
(I read the Childcraft encyclopedia thread with interest, and am interested in encyclopedia commentary as well)