Quality non-fiction books for kids can be hard to find. Here’s our list of non-fiction by lexile level, with special emphasis on books we believe would appeal to homeschool families.

Non-fiction books for kids Lexile 500L-599L

 The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley 550L

 Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick 590L
  The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant 590L 




Non-fiction books for kids Lexile 600L-799L

 A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant 610L

  The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock 630L

  Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs by Meghan McCarthy 720L

 The Camping Trip that Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks by Barb Rosenstock 740L

Non-fiction books for kids Lexile 800L-999L

 Aaron and Alexander: The Most Famous Duel in American History by Don Brown 890L

  Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin 890L

 Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by by Kathryn Gibbs Davis 900L

 The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch by Chris Barton 920L

  Fields of Fury: The American Civil War by James M. McPherson 970L

  Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson 980L

Non-fiction books for kids Lexile 1000L+

  A Butterfly Is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston 1040L

  Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin Burns 1050L

  Basher Science: Chemistry: Getting a Big Reaction by Simon Basher 1050L

  Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children by Jan Pinborough 1060

  Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh 1060L

  A Rock Is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston 1110

   Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy 1330L

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