Short Biographies and Non-Fiction Books for Children
Stories of great men and women of history make for some great stories. If you are eager to introduce stories of heroes from history then non-fiction and biographies are a really good choice for kids. It is no wonder then that books like Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls and Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different are becoming highly recommended biography books for kids to read. Introducing stories of achievers from history is a wonderful way to inspire and motivate young minds.
Children are often eager to read tales of faraway lands and mysterious robots, but how do you get them interested in reading short biography books and children’s non-fiction books? A great way is to look for well-written short biography books for kids to read.
GetLitt! has a phenomenal selection of short biography books and children’s non-fiction books. Here are a few of our favourites and some good books to start your children on short biography books and children’s non-fiction books.
10 Amazing Monarchs Whose Amazing Stories You May Not Know, by author Devika Rangachari
Stories of 10 Indian kings and monarchs and tales of their amazing achievements are what make this book a must read for your kids. With stories of Bindusara, Ahilyabai Holkar, Pulakeshin II and others, this is a great addition to your children’s non-fiction book library. Read the book here now!
Bhimrao Ambedkar: The Boy Who Asked Why, by author Sowmya Rajendran
We have all seen pictures and busts of Babasaheb Ambedkar in our cities and our history books and struggled with telling our children his story. What better way to introduce kids to a great historic personality than have them read about him? This children’s non-fiction book tells the story of how Bhim became Babasaheb Ambedkar. Read it here now!
Your Turn Now, by author Lubaina Bandukwala
Non-fiction books don’t always have to be stories of kings and achievers. Your Turn Now is a book that talks about the movement started by Rushabh Turakhia that advocates performing one act of kindness instead of a thanks and giving someone a blue card to remind them to do an act of kindness towards someone else. Read this classic children’s non-fiction book here today!
People Called Mumbai, by author Vinitha Ramchandani
How much do your kids know about the city they live in? This children’s non-fiction book is packed with stories of people you meet in Mumbai – from vada pav sellers to kolis that work with fish – who make the city what it is. A fascinating book that will see you borrowing it from your kids too! Read it here!
Kalpana Chawla, by author Margie Sastry
From Haryana to NASA, she is an inspiration to millions of schoolgirls who dream of achieving what she had. But how do you get kids to read about Kalpana Chawla’s life? This comic book is a perfect way for kids to read about what inspired Kalpana Chawla to travel far away from her humble surroundings to join an elite band of astronauts. This is one of our favourite biography books for kids to read. Read it here now!
With this amazing selection of books, your kids are going to love reading short biography books and children’s non-fiction books. Make sure to look through the extensive non-fiction section of GetLitt! for more recommendations and write in to tell us your favourites!