As someone who almost exclusively reads fiction for fun, I was stumped when my oldest seemed to only want to read non-fiction at bedtime. Cuddly story about a bear and its friends, no thanks. Gruesome details about the deadliest animals in the world, yes please.
Thankfully the world of non-fiction has produced some amazing books that are great for reading aloud. There are picture books, chapter books, even graphic novels, that will stretch the mind, match interests, and develop reading skills.
In addition to series, you can also find award-winning single titles. Each year, the Sibert Award goes to distinguished informational titles for kids of all ages, noting a winner and honors. These can be great options for exploring a range of topics, from the natural world to history, inventions to adventure.
So maybe your bedtime reading is more realistic than magical, it’s all good when it’s time spent reading together!
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For Younger Listeners and Beginning Readers
For Older Listeners and Readers
Turtle Island and What the Eagle Sees
By Eldon Yellowhorn
Topics: Indigenous People, History
With small chapters and invitations to the reader to imagine, these books are amazing to share as a family.
2021 Sibert Award Winners