The Guardian published an article over the weekend on the decline of non-fiction, so I thought I’d dedicate this week to this genre.

H. A Rey published a book called Find the Constellations (Houghton Mifflin, $9.99) back in 1954, but it’s still in print and has excellent illustrations, as you might have guessed. Incidentally, it’s always amusing to me how many people say, “oh, it’s by Curious George,” when I show them this book.

Seymour Simon’s books about space — Destination Space, The Universe, Destination Jupiter, Stars, Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids, Earth: Our Planet in Space, The Moon, Destination Mars, Our Solar System, (HarperCollins, $6.99) — have phenomenal photographs. This series contains solid research and is well-designed. Kids ages 5-10 are known for soaking up facts and information and they will get a ton of both from these books.

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