A nonfiction book is one that tells you facts and information about the world around you. It can cover almost any topic, from wild animals to Vikings. If it's about something that really happened or something that really exists, it is nonfiction. Some nonfiction books have illustrations (pictures) as well as words. Other than books, you'll find nonfiction writing in newspapers and news websites, and in magazines about sports or crafts. The aim of nonfiction writing is to help you learn about interesting subjects.
Dewey Decimal System for Non-Fiction Books
000s Generalities (including Computers and information on Libraries!)
100s Philosophy and Psychology (including information on UFOs and ghosts!)
200s Religions (including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and others!)
300s Social Sciences (Folktales and fairytales are found here!)
400s Languages (including English, French, Chinese, Hebrew and others!)
500s Science and Math (including Chemistry, Geometry, and information about animals!)
600s Technology (including – engineering, cooking, sewing, farming!)
700s Arts and Sports (including Drawing, Soccer, Football, Skateboarding, and others!)
800s Literature (Poetry is found here!)
900s History, Geography (including books on countries, wars, and ancient cultures!)
Try These Biographies!
Marie Curie for Kids
Marie Curie, renowned for her work on radioactivity, was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win in two fields (chemistry and physics), and the first woman to hold a chair position at the Sorbonne. Marie Curie for Kids details Curie's remarkable life, from her childhood under a repressive czar in Poland to her tireless work supporting herself through college to meeting her ideal match in scientist Pierre Curie to her revolutionary research. Kids learn how Curie quietly flouted societal norms, working in full partnership with her husband while also teaching and raising two daughters.
Michelangelo for Kids
Lavish photos, informative sidebars, a time line, glossary, and suggestions for further readings add value, while 21 hands-on activities help young readers identify with the artist and his work. Kids will make homemade paint, apply the cross-hatching technique used by Michelangelo, make an "antique" statue, and more.