Nonfiction books for kids

Local librarian recommends three titles

Published Apr 18, 2014 at 12:06AM

Kid Culture features fun and educational books and toys for children.

This month the Deschutes Public Library system will be highlighting new nonfiction titles to keep inquiring readers happy.

“Top 10 For Boys” by Paul Terry

Did you ever want to know the unofficial Top 10 most terrifying bridges or other intriguing facts? If so, this is your book. Extreme facts presented through a series of Top 10 lists engage readers of all levels.

“The Muppets Character Encyclopedia” by Craig Sheman

We have seen a renewed interest in the Muppets, and a wonderful new book lets readers gain new insights into the characters of the Muppet world. A great introduction by Kermit the Frog gets the reader excited to learn more about his friends. Each page is bright, full of history and facts about each Muppet character. Who knew Miss Piggie had nieces and nephews?

“Fighting Fire! Ten of the Deadliest Fires in American History and How We Fought Them” by Michael Cooper

Older kids who like history and firefighters will enjoy this book. It is loaded with photographs and drawings that help the reader experience the aftermath and effects of these huge fires.

— Recommendations from Sheila Grier, Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library system