6 non-fiction books to read before you’re a teenager | Articles


Are you the type of person who always asks who, what, when, where and why? Then these non-fiction books are for you!

Incredible Women of Atlantic Canada

By Stephanie Domet and Penelope Jackson, illustrated by James Bentley
Ideal for: 8 years and up

This book highlights more than 70 extraordinary women from Atlantic Canada. Meet remarkable women from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. These women have overcome many challenges and accomplished great things. Get ready to be inspired by these Canadian role models!

The Everyone Gets Anxious Activity Book

book coverBy Jordan Reid & Erin Williams, illustrated by Erin Williams
Ideal for: 8 years and up

Everyone has worries. So how do you let your brave side shine through? This book explores the causes of everyday worries. Guess what? There are also activities! Well sort of. You get a helpful toolkit full of fixes to help you deal with any fear. Even when they feel like an iceberg!

Find the house

book coverBy Jen Sookfong Lee, illustrated by Drew Shannon
Ideal for: 9 years and up

Home means different things to different people. We all find ourselves at home in different ways. Find the house looks at the life and home of immigrants and refugees. In it, author Jen Sookfong Lee shares her life as a new Canadian.

Eating well: the short life of krill

book coverBy Matt Lilley, illustrated by Dan Tavis
Ideal for: 7 years and up

In this book, you will follow one krill among billions and discover how it lives its short life. It eats. It goes from one thing to another. Then it tries not to be eaten. The krill gets a lot of questions and advice. Does the krill respond? Of course not! It’s not because krill is coarse. Krill just can’t talk!

I Am a Neutrino: Tiny Particles in a Big Universe

book coverBy Eve M. Vavagiakis, illustrated by Ilze Lemesis
Best for: 7-9

A fun and colorful book about tiny things — neutrinos! They are tiny particles that are all around and inside of us. In fact, the story of this book is told by a neutrino. You will become a neutrino expert at the end. And you will learn that, like neutrinos, you too can do great things.

The science of singing

book coverBy Alan Cross, Emme Cross & Nicole Mortillaro, illustrated by Carl Wiens
Ideal for: 8 years and up

Have you ever wondered: what is music? Or how does sound work? Do you also like history and science? Then this book is for you! Music, science and history come together in colorful bites and images.


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