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Looking to introduce your youngest reader to the world of nonfiction? From first books about space to great role models to the animal kingdom and more, this curated list from our instore 1st Nonfiction section highlights books that will help you get started. Not seeing what you're looking for? Ask an expert on our BookKids Hotline!

 

Who Lives Where?: A Slide-and-Learn Book Cover Image
By Stephanie Babin, Kiko (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9782408007966
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Twirl - January 8th, 2019

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Skulls! Cover Image
By Blair Thornburgh, Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534414006
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 23rd, 2019

Little Traveler Board Book Set Cover Image
By Mudpuppy, Erica Harrison (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780735361058
Availability: Not available to order
Published: Mudpuppy Books - June 18th, 2019

First 100 Animals Padded (large) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780312529147
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Priddy Books US - July 2nd, 2019

Dinosaurs Roar (shaped board book with lift-the-flaps): Lift-the-Flap and Discover Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780358040552
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 17th, 2020

I Look Up To... Michelle Obama Cover Image
By Anna Membrino, Fatti Burke (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780525579540
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

Hello, World! Ocean Life Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780525578772
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2019

I Look Up To... Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cover Image
By Anna Membrino, Fatti Burke (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780525579526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

A Is for Awesome!: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World Cover Image
By Eva Chen, Derek Desierto (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250215994
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 5th, 2019

Courageous People Who Changed the World Cover Image
By Heidi Poelman, Kyle Kershner (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781945547751
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Familius - April 1st, 2018

The Big Book of Things That Go Cover Image
By DK
$16.99
ISBN: 9781465445094
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: DK Children - July 5th, 2016

Construction Sites: 45 Magnetic Pieces (Magnetology #2) Cover Image
By Marie Fordacq, Olivier Latyk (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9791027601455
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Twirl - April 5th, 2016

The Ultimate Construction Site Book (Ultimate Book #2) Cover Image
By Anne-Sophie Baumann (Created by), Didier Balicevic (Illustrator)
$22.99
ISBN: 9782848019840
Availability: Not available to order
Published: Twirl - September 2nd, 2014

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Whose Bones?: An Animal Guessing Game Cover Image
By Gabrielle Balkan, Sam Brewster (By (artist))
$12.95
ISBN: 9781838661519
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Phaidon Press - September 16th, 2020

Let's Count Texas: Numbers and Colors in the Lone Star State Cover Image
By Trish Madson, David W. Miles (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781942934790
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Familius - April 4th, 2017

Hello, World! Solar System Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553521030
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 2016

Hello, World! Planet Earth Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593174999
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

Hello, World! Reptiles Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593174975
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

I am a Capybara Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616899455
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 6th, 2020

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Becoming a Good Creature Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358252108
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Follow Your Dreams, Little One Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316475150
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LB Kids - September 29th, 2020

Flip-a-Feather: a mix-and-match board book Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780789213822
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Published: Abbeville Kids - September 29th, 2020

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How Ships Work (How Things Work) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781838690595
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lonely Planet - September 15th, 2020

PBS KIDS Preschool Fun Pack Cover Image
By PBS KIDS (Created by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781950587100
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Downtown Bookworks - September 15th, 2020

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Your Place in the Universe Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446230
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 1st, 2020

The Ocean in Your Bathtub Cover Image
By Seth Fishman, Isabel Greenberg (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062953360
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 19th, 2020

The Cat Man of Aleppo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984813787
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2020

Sea Creatures Swim (shaped board book with lift-the-flaps): Lift-the-flap and Discover Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780358040569
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 17th, 2020

The Nest That Wren Built Cover Image
By Randi Sonenshine, Anne Hunter (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536201536
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2020

Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316475143
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019

I Look Up To... Malala Yousafzai Cover Image
By Anna Membrino, Fatti Burke (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780525644408
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019

I Look Up To... Serena Williams Cover Image
By Anna Membrino, Fatti Burke (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780525644422
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019

Little Naturalists: John James Audubon Cover Image
By Kate Coombs, Seth Lucas (Artist)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423651512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gibbs Smith - March 19th, 2019

Little Naturalists: John Muir Cover Image
By Kate Coombs, Seth Lucas (Artist)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423651505
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Published: Gibbs Smith - March 19th, 2019

ABCs of Engineering (Baby University) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781492671213
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Explore - January 1st, 2019

Hello, World! My Body Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524766368
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 13th, 2018

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Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle Cover Image
By Miranda Paul, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596439849
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 26th, 2015

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The Mushroom Fan Club Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781770463226
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - May 8th, 2018

Hark! A Shark!: All About Sharks (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) Cover Image
By Bonnie Worth, Aristides Ruiz (Illustrator), Joe Mathieu (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780375870736
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2013

On Beyond Bugs: All About Insects (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) Cover Image
By Tish Rabe, Aristides Ruiz (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780679873037
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 1999

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781426307041
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: National Geographic Kids - October 12th, 2010

Hello, World! Moon Landing Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780525648543
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

Hello, World! Construction Site Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781984896704
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

Hello, World! Backyard Bugs Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553521054
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

Hello, World! Birds Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553521078
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

Hello, World! Dinosaurs Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524719340
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 13th, 2018

Hello, World! Weather Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553521016
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 2016

Little Feminist Board Book Set Cover Image
By Mudpuppy, Lydia Ortiz (Illustrator), Emily Kleinman (Text by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780735353817
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mudpuppy Books - October 3rd, 2017

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A is for Activist Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781609805395
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Triangle Square - November 19th, 2013

Dream Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316475099
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LB Kids - October 16th, 2018

Think Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316475136
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LB Kids - October 1st, 2019

The Ultimate Book of Space Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9791027601974
Availability: Not available to order
Published: Twirl - October 18th, 2016

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781426320507
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 5-7 Days
Published: National Geographic Kids - July 14th, 2015

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781426310140
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: National Geographic Kids - October 9th, 2012

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs: Discover more than 80 Prehistoric Creatures (My Very Important Encyclopedias) Cover Image
By DK
$18.99
ISBN: 9781465468482
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DK Children - September 11th, 2018

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals (My Very Important Encyclopedias) Cover Image
By DK
$18.99
ISBN: 9781465461988
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DK Children - September 12th, 2017

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things: For Little Learners Who Want to Know Everything (My Very Important Encyclopedias) Cover Image
By DK
$18.99
ISBN: 9781465449689
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DK Children - September 13th, 2016

Flip-O-Storic Cover Image
By Sara Ball (Illustrator), Britta Drehsen (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$16.95
ISBN: 9780789210999
Availability: Not available to order
Published: Abbeville Kids - March 22nd, 2011

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Viva Frida Cover Image
By Yuyi Morales, Tim O'Meara (Photographs by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596436039
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 2nd, 2014