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November marks the beginning of National Non-Fiction month, an annual celebration of fun facts, discovery and information.

To celebrate, we’ve had a search of the Egmont bookshelves for some of our favourite non-fiction books to share with you.


Step into Lifesize and see how you measure up against some of the world’s most amazing animals. High-five a polar bear to discover who has the biggest paw and peer through the die-cut to find out how you’d look with a giant squid eye.

This interactive non-fiction adventure  from Sophy Henn features life size illustrations of some of the smallest and largest animals in the world and invites children to compare parts of their bodies with these amazing animals.

The perfect introduction to animals for young children.


A Whisper from GreyA Whisper From Grey

See the colour grey in a whole new light in this peep-through picture book by Louise Greig and Lo Cole.

Fun die-cuts throughout the book lead you through this story celebrating the quiet beauty of Grey as it meets all your favourite colours on an adventure through nature.

Whisper from Grey is perfect for toddlers aged 3 years and up who are learning about colours and the world around them.



Amazing Animal HomesAmazing Animal Homes

Meet some fascinating animals and find out all about their homes in this beautiful and informative non-fiction picture book, the third in the series by wildlife expert and BBC presenter Chris Packham, illustrated by Jason Cockcroft.

From a beaver’s dam and a honey bee’s hive to a red ovenbird’s nest and a snail’s shell, explore the amazing homes of some incredible creatures from all over the world.

Amazing Animal Homes is the perfect introduction to the natural world for children.


Ocean EmporiumOcean Emporium

From Susie Brooks and Dawn Cooper, the creators of Insect Emporium, comes a wondrous underwater world.

In Ocean Emporium, you can travel under the waves to discover an extraordinary variety of creatures.

From dolphins leaping in waters and angelfish swimming around coral reefs, to giant octopuses that live in the dark abyssal world of the deepest oceans.

The perfect gift for young nature lovers and anyone who loved David Attenborough’s Blue Planet.


About National Non-Fiction November

National Non-Fiction November LogoNational Non-Fiction November is the Federation of Children’s Book Groups’ annual celebration of all things factual.

Born out of National Non-Fiction Day, the whole month now celebrates all those readers that have a passion for information and facts and attempts to bring non-fiction celebration in line with those of fiction.

Find out more on the National Non-Fiction November website.


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Explore more of our brilliant selection of non-fiction books with our Red Shed imprint.