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4 Sources for Great Nonfiction Literature

Easy ways to find great informational text, biographies, news stories, and narratives

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Use these sources to find the best nonfiction, including informational text, biographies, news stories, and narratives.

  1. As Nell K. Duke, Ed.D. and V. Susan Bennett-Armistead recommend in Reading & Writing Informational Text in the Primary Grades, check out titles that have received these honors:
  2. Instructor Magazine's 71 Top Nonfiction Books of the Century (PDF)
    Print this list of titles for quick reference.
     
  3. Best Bets for Nonfiction Books (PDF)
    Scholastic editors present their top picks for grades K-2 and grades 3-5 divided by subject area.
     
  4. Scholastic News, America's leading news source for kids
    Make students' experience with nonfiction compelling and relevant with daily news stories, in-depth special reports, critical thinking questions, and interactive features that spark classroom discussion.

  • Subjects:
    Literature, Literature Appreciation
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