My son is 9 and really enjoys non fiction. He will always choose his encyclopedia over any other book. He does like funny stories ( David Walliams etc) but fantasy books such as harry potter or the hobbit etc do not interest him at all.
So are there any books you'd recommend to get him reading something other than his encyclopedia every night?
I just got Richards Hammonds mysteries of the world here for my DD who is the same age. It is full of things like the Bemuda Triangle, the Loch Ness Monster and the yeti - the book looks at all different possibilities and tries to decide if the mysteries are real. DD loves it!
Great thank you! He's read all the horrible histories, but I will look into all the others. He will read anything providing it's true. He read a whole book (2-3 hundred pages ) about mushrooms one evening. He likes stories about regular people doing regular things, but as soon as someone starts flying or animals talking etc he looses interest. He just doesn't get it.