Nonfiction book are writings based on facts, real events, and real people, such as biography or history, and today we are sharing our picks for the best nonfiction books for middle school students.
Children are fascinated by the lives of real people and the wonders of the world around them, and with so many distractions competing for our children’s time it can feel like a victory to get your child to simply open a book.
Nonfiction books are intended to inform the reader without the main focus being on a character. With so many great nonfiction books now written for young children, it is easy to find one that will follow their interests, stoke their curiosity, and open their world by teaching amazing and interesting facts.
Here are our favorite picks for the best nonfiction books for middle school students, many which are approved for use in all public and private schools, and you can find many more titles available in paperback, hardcover, and even Kindle editions here.
Best Nonfiction Books for Middle School Students
Can You Hear a Shout in Space, by Gilda Berger
A book with many interesting questions and answers to space related questions. A must for a teacher teaching astronomy or space related units or a child interested in the same.
Eye Witness Books: China; Tree; Fossil; Weather; Ocean; Wonders of the World, by DK Publishing
Wonders of the World: Highlighting the seven wonders of the world — the Pyramids of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis, the Statue of Zeus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria, Wonders of the World, a new title in the Eyewitness series, showcases these architectural feats and the marvels of engineering behind these timeless treasures.
For over 25 years, DK's Eyewitness books have been the most trusted nonfiction series in classrooms, libraries, and homes around the world. In summer 2014 this award-winning series will get a fresh new look both inside and out. The introduction of paperback editions, eye-catching jackets, and updated interiors ensure that the Eyewitness series will continue to be relevant in the ever-changing world of education and remain the go-to source for homework help, research projects, reluctant readers, ESL students, and, as always, to satisfy the minds of curious kids.
Animal Masterminds: A Chapter Book, by Catherine Nicholas
Did you ever hear of a horse that could solve math problems? Or a crow that could use tools to get what she wanted? Read these true tales and others about fascinating animals and their remarkable skills.
The Lemonade War, by Jacqueline Davies
Fourth-grader Evan Treski is people-smart. He’s good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart, but not especially good with people. So when the siblings’ lemonade stand war begins, there really is no telling who will win—or even if their fight will ever end. Brimming with savvy marketing tips for making money at any business, definitions of business terms, charts, diagrams, and even math problems, this fresh, funny, emotionally charged novel subtly explores how arguments can escalate beyond anyone’s intent.