Book reviews: Non-fiction
24 August 2009Add to My Folder
Kick-start children’s learning this new term with our selection of engaging non-fiction titles
One Small Step by Jerry Stone (Templar, £14.99 HB)
This year marks 40 years of the great Moon landing of 1969. And, although the anniversary was just before the holidays, children will still be enthused by the concept of that ‘one small step’ – a quote that happens to be the title of this scrapbook-style book that children will pore over. It’s bitty and has that feel found in such collections – a spacesuit guide stuck on one page, astronaut menu on another. As such it has that appeal of a book to be explored rather than read from cover to cover. You can’t flick through without stopping and inquiring at the photos and diagrams. A stunning collection.
Suitable for: boys; younger readers,; older readers; reluctant readers; more able readers; reading aloud.
A Little Guide to Trees by Charlotte Voake (Eden Project, £10.99 HB)