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I have a 6 year old daughter who loves to read. So far she has been reading story books and comics. Does anyone have any recommendations for books that teach about different topics at an elementary school level?

When my daughter started school I asked a home schooling friend what they did to encourage learning and the response was to get lots of books about different subjects and let her browse through and pick the ones that interest her.

I'm not even sure what to google for to find informative books written for kids. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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There is a series of books called "Magic School Bus", I think Scholastic Press publishes these books, and they can be purchased through any Childrens book retailer.

These are perfectly appropriate for early readers (aged 6 or so). My seven year old read the entire series last year and enjoyed them.
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Barnes and Nobel have a great series called "Discoveries" Quite a braod range of topics

Example: http://www.amazon.com/Stars-Planets-Discoveries-David-Levy/d...

The series might be discontinued as I can't find it on their website.

Another series is the "100 Things you should know about..."
http://www.amazon.com/Things-Should-About-Ancient-About/dp/1...

My sons loved browsing these.
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Magic School Bus is a good option and another series that our daughter (7) enjoys is the Magic Tree House series.
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Go to the library, find the nonfiction section for younger readers and let her browse. Observe the types of books she lingers on, and use this as a guide to what topics she's interested in and what style of presentation appeals to her.
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mistermarino wrote:
Go to the library, find the nonfiction section for younger readers and let her browse. Observe the types of books she lingers on, and use this as a guide to what topics she's interested in and what style of presentation appeals to her.


I second that.

We've spent lots of time at the library with our kids over the years. Especially around that age, I've been very surprised at what they pick and enjoy on their own.
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My kids liked Math Curse and Science Verse by Jon Scieszka. Usborne books are good, too. Here's their website: www.usbornebooks.com.
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Jordan Crane: The Clouds Above

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My kids loved and still read the DK eyewitness books. They are very well done.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=node%3D4&field-ke...
 
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My son is seven now and still loves non-fiction. When he was six he would always get the big picture books on snakes, spiders and sharks from the library.

Now it is an intravenous shot of Pokemon literature and Pokemon literature only. No diluting it with some other crap or he'll know. "It is a book about mice that look like pikachu!" No dice.
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