Thursday, October 31, 2019

Candlewick Non-Fiction Books for Ages 3-8

Each of these books for children ages 3 to 8 offers a look into our world. Our big cities - New York, our animal world - Sleep in Nature, and our underground history throughout the world.

What an imagination trip of exploration these books provide. Whether sprawling across the floor reading and perusing these grand picture books or sitting alongside a parent or other older reader as they read and explore the tidbits of information that are readily gleaned from the pages.

The underground book has delightful pages with lift-the-flap to reveal more and engage the listener or reader. 

I highly recommend these imprints from beloved Candlewick Press: Walker Books, Candlewick, and Big Picture Press.

My First Book of New York by Ingela P. Arrhenius (Walker Books US, 32 pages – Ages 3-7)

About the book: See all the best-loved sites of New York City in this stylish big picture book by Ingela P. Arrhenius.

Visit the Statue of Liberty, climb the Empire State Building, catch a show on Broadway — there’s so much to do in New York City! Take a taxi to Times Square, check out the Apollo Theater, cross the Brooklyn Bridge, and stroll in Central Park in this big word book about the Big Apple. With colorful, graphic illustrations of everything from iconic landmarks to mah-jongg players in Chinatown, this is a beautifully designed gift for New York lovers of all ages — the first in a series about the great cities of the world.

Sleep: How Nature Gets Its Rest by Kate Prendergast (Candlewick Press, 32 pages – Ages 5-8)

About the book: All animals sleep. But do they dream? Facts inspire imaginations in a beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book for curious young minds.

Some animals sleep alone. Others sleep in packs. Some slumber at night, and others prefer the daytime for getting some z’s. Whether large or small, familiar or unusual, all animals must find a way to get some rest. Did you know that giraffes sleep standing up? That sloths sleep upside down? Or that fish sleep with their eyes open? Take a close look at the sleeping habits of meerkats, bats, horses, birds, and other animals around the world in a book for young nature enthusiasts that is certain to spark a sense of wonder.

Walk This Underground World by Kate Baker and illustrated by Sam Brewster (Big Picture Press, 24 pages – Ages 5-8)

About the book: An around-the-world and back-in-time adventure exploring curious worlds hidden beneath our feet, from underground burrows to ancient cities and shopping malls.

This stunning lift-the-flap book takes readers on a journey around the globe and deep underground. There they'll find amazing hidden worlds teeming with life — from prairie-dog towns and ant cities to opal mines and treasure-filled tombs. Each spread is bursting with details and surprises to discover in the cutaway artwork and under the flaps. With so much to see and explore, this is a perfect gift for young adventurers.
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DISCLOSURE: I received complimentary copies to facilitate this post. Any opinions are my own and are freely given.  Winners' prize books are provided and shipped directly to the winner by publisher or publicist.


  1. This looks like a perfect childrens book I love the flaps and the amazing artwork


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