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.
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.
The Extraordinary Lives series
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.