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Teachers Reading Challenge

20 Non-fiction Books for Primary Teachers

By Ben Harris

Booklist

ALEXANDER, Kwame / NELSON, Kadir

The Undefeated
Andersen Press
Black History

BECKER, Helaine / PHUMIRUK, Dow

Counting on Katherine
Macmillan
Mathematics, History

BURNELL, Cerrie/BALDO, Lauren

I am not a label
Wide Eyed Books
Citizenship, disability

DAVEY, Owen

Obsessive about Octopuses (+ other animal books)
Flying Eye Books
Living things

DAVIES, Nicola / SUTTON, Emily

Lots
Grow
Walker
Science

DYU, Lily

Earth Heroes
Nosy Crow
Citizenship, Environment

HARRISON, Vashti

Little Leaders (series)
Puffin
History

HENN, Sophie

Lifesize
Lifesize Dinosaurs
Red Shed
Living things

The HISTRONAUTS

An Egyptian/Viking/Roman Adventure
b small
History
Graphic Novel

HOLLAND, Michael / GIORDANO, Phillip

I ate sunshine for breakfast
Flying Eye Books
Living things (Plants)

LONG, David Survivors

Heroes
Faber
History, Citzenship

MARTINEAU, Susan / BARKER, Vicky

Real-life Mysteries
Real-life Disasters
b small
History, Science

MARTINEAU, Susan / BARKER, Vicky

Question Everything
b small
Critical Thinking

McGUINESS, Jane

Say Hi to Hedgehogs
Walker
Living things

MORGAND, Virginie

What do Grown Ups Do all day?
Wide Eyed Books
Citizenship

MOTUM, Marcus

Curiosity: the story of a Mars rover
Walker Studio
Science, Technology

ROHDE, Marie G.

Planet S.O.S.
Wide Eyed Books
Geography, Environment

RUSSELL-WILLIAMS, Imogen / LOCKHART, Louise

The Big Book of the U.K.
Ladybird
Geography

WRIGHT, Emma / PIERCEY, Rachel

The Head that Wears a Crown: Poems about Kings and Queens
Emma Press
History

(Various Authors)

Little People, Big Dreams (biography series)
Lincoln Children’s Books
History, Citizenship

(Monthly Magazine)

Science and Nature (magazine)
First News
Science, Technology

About Ben Harris

Ben is an experienced Primary-school teacher and English Lead and is a passionate believer in the power of Reading and Writing for Pleasure in schools. As @one_to_read, he runs the weekly Twitter hashtag-group, #BooksNearBedtime, which focuses on fun Book Chat and developing teachers’ understanding of themselves and others as readers. He writes regularly for the OU RfP site and reviews for Just Imagine. Ben’s blog, a repository of the rest of his thinking about reading, ranges from the place of Magic in children’s books to the enduring power of a childhood fear of the supernatural, and can be found at afewtoread.blogspot.com.