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Engaging non-fiction for a 6yo?

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NumptyNu Mon 17-Nov-14 20:07:18

Hi there, I'm looking for recommendations for some great non-fiction books (perhaps a set?) for my 6yo please?

OldRoan Mon 17-Nov-14 20:12:31

My Y1/2 class love cooking books - I think maybe they enjoy the sequencing with pictures breaking up the text. Don't know if that's the sort of thing you are after?

NumptyNu Mon 17-Nov-14 20:26:26

Hi OldRoan, she is fascinated by history mainly, closely followed by natural phenomena (space, volcanos etc).

noramum Mon 17-Nov-14 21:11:51

Usborne Beginners is a nice series of various topics.

See Inside from Usborne as well.

SomeSunnySunday Mon 17-Nov-14 21:19:18

Was also going to suggest the "See Inside" Usborne series - my 6 year old has quite a few of these and loves them.

NumptyNu Mon 17-Nov-14 21:28:10

Perfect! Thankyou.

nonicknameseemsavailable Mon 17-Nov-14 21:30:11

yep usborne here too. we still have my old usborne ones which my parents had kept in the loft, my girls have enjoyed the beginners ones and the see inside ones too.

nonicknameseemsavailable Mon 17-Nov-14 21:33:41

they have also enjoyed the disney ones, can't remember what they are called but we got some for 99p each in The Works.

RandomHouseRules Mon 17-Nov-14 21:34:35

Just bought the Horrible Histories box set for DS on an amazing deal from the Book People.

BringYourOwnSnowman Mon 17-Nov-14 22:30:42

ds loves DK eyewitness and horrible histories

also, The Incredible Ancient History Book Box, usborne world encyclopaedia and a british history encyclopaedia

the boy who biked the world - fiction but ds loved it (he normally only reads non-fiction)

also age appropriate biographies

MMmomKK Mon 17-Nov-14 22:40:33

Mine discovered Horrible Science at that age. Went throught a box set of about 20 of them on different subjects.

GreatJoanUmber Mon 17-Nov-14 23:27:24

DK Eyewitness are great, nice large books with lots of photos/illustrations.

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