Discover Christmas gifts we know they'll love

Children’s non-fiction

Inspire children with the best non-fiction books, from picture books to biographies and children’s history books. Young people can learn about the tales of real-life figures with Vashti Harrison's Little Leaders books, or head into history with the Adventures in Time series. The A Ladybird Book series covers everything from nature to space to science, while Kay’s Marvellous Medicine by Adam Kay is informative and fun. And Everything Under the Sun by Molly Oldfield, Unlocking the Universe by Stephen and Lucy Hawking, and Bill Bryson’s A Really Short History of Nearly Everything will satisfy even the most curious of minds.

Latest books

A photo of an illustration of Mary Seacole from the book The Extraordinary Life of Mary Seacole

Fun facts

14 extraordinary facts about Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole is most well known for her brave work during The Crimean War but did you know she was also an intrepid traveller? Here are some of our favourite facts about this pioneering nurse and businesswoman.

Learn more

The Extraordinary Lives series

View more
A photo by NASA of astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the moon. He is facing an American flag that as been stuck in the surface of the moon

Fun facts

10 out-of-this-world facts about the moon landing

Over 50 years ago, three men on the Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon – for the first time in history! Here are some amazing facts about the space race and moon landing.

Learn more

Fascinating history

Sign up to the Penguin Newsletter

For the latest books, recommendations, author interviews and more