The importance of reading nonfiction childrens books:
We know that kids are naturally fascinated by the world around them, and the lives of real people. And we also know that having a good bank of background knowledge is a key to academic success. Studies also show that reading a wide variety of text types contributes to success in reading and writing. When classrooms and homes contain a good selection of informational texts, children exhibit broader language growth. Exposure to a great variety of texts, including equal emphasis on nonfiction texts can lead to a smoother transition for students from elementary school reading to intermediate-level content reading.
Teachers and parents play a crucial role in children’s success with informational texts. Besides being knowledgeable about informational texts and understanding what makes a nonfiction book worthwhile, adults are responsible for ensuring that kids have access to the highest quality books.
In recent years, there are some publishers who are consistently providing the very best in childrens nonfiction books. We look to National Geographic, Dorling Kindersley, and Penguin for nonfiction books that have all the important components that make their books interesting and inviting, as well as educational. Selecting books that are intriguing, have accurate and reliable content, have clear and appealing illustrations, are well organized, and have appropriate font size and type doesn’t have to be difficult. Leveled Reader has combed through the many nonfiction books on the market, and selected only the best titles for your growing readers.