Nonfiction Recommendations for Kids from the Teen Reading Ambassadors

By Rachel Roseberry, Manager, Young Adult Literacy Programs
March 14, 2022

The New York Public Library's Teen Reading Ambassadors internship program brings together 10th–12th grade students to help further the Library's mission to inspire lifelong learning in others, particularly young children. Ambassadors work at NYPL After School programs across the city providing tutoring and literacy enrichment activities to children ages 6–12. They also show children the joy of reading by connecting them with engaging books from the Library’s collections! 

In these book recommendations, Ambassadors highlight engaging nonfiction titles for children. From a picture book biography of an artist you may not have heard of before to an exploration of the history of glasses to a survey of the unique animals of Antarctica, these titles are sure to introduce kids to new facts and spark their curiosity! For more nonfiction recommendations, visit NYPL’s Best Books for Kids list and filter by nonfiction.