Non-Fiction Inis Children's Book Festival Recommended 2018/2019

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Raise the Flag: Terrific flag facts, stories and trivia!

Tim Bradford
Raise the Flag reveals the amazing stories behind the many different flags and their uses. Wow facts and trivia plus humorous illustrations combine to create a comprehensive and hugely entertaining guide.

Element in the Room: Investigating the Atomic Ingredients that Make Up Your Home

Mike Barfield
Did you know that without the `lead in your pencil, there would be no life on Earth? Just about everything in the universe is made from only 92 elements - and from aluminum to zinc, many of them are hiding in your very own home!

Under the Canopy: Trees around the World

Cynthia Alonso
A gorgeous picture book that explores the cultural myths and history behind trees all over the world, revealing the beauty behind these giants living among us.

Dr Hibernica Finchs Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals

Aga Grandowicz
Animals from the air, land and sea are introduced to the reader by Dr Hibernica, an Irish professor who travels the country and knows everything there is to know about Irish wildlife. The spreads are presented in the style of her notebook and field notes, with jokes and sketches throughout.

Ainmhithe na hEireann

Juanita Browne
Irish-language text only. This is the first childrens picture book in Irish aimed at introducing young children to the wonderful world of Irish wildlife. Brimming with fascinating facts and beautiful illustrations by Irish artist, Aoife Quinn, this book will capture the imagination of young children.

Mirror Play What Am I?

Monte Shin

Chef Academy: Are you ready for the challenge?

Steve Martin
Kids will enjoy a hearty three-course meal at Chef Academy. First they learn about food, then how to manage a kitchen and lastly how to run a restaurant and create imaginative food. Filled with facts about nutrition, food preparation and international cuisine, there are fun activities for kids to enjoy, such as designing the perfect three-course meal, making a chefs hat, and much more.

The Colours of History: How Colours Shaped the World

Clive Gifford
A vibrant exploration of the stories behind different colours, and the roles theyve played throughout history. Each double-page spread looks at a different shade, accompanied by vivid, imaginative illustrations.

100 Screen-Free Ways To Beat Boredom

Kris Hirschmann
With activities covering craft, cooking, gardening, and games, this is a great resource to dip into whenever kids are bored or need a boost to get them away from their screens. Includes projects for around the home, garden, and while travelling.

The People Awards

Ana Albero
Celebrate equality with this beautiful book of biographies, illustrated by Ana Albero. Fifty historical figures are awarded prizes to celebrate their famous (and less-well-known) achievements.

The Skies Above My Eyes

Charlotte Gullain
Travel up into the sky, through the layers of our atmosphere and off into outer space, before zooming back down to solid ground with The Skies Above My Eyes, a richly illustrated concertina book that open out to an impressive 2.5 metres long.