Non-Fiction (Informational Books) are designed to help readers learn more about real things. They provide young readers information without the literary devises common to fiction.
⇒ accurate, verifiable, and current information
⇒ and include illustrations when needed.
Concept books, Photo documentaries, Narrative texts, How-to books, Question and answer books,
field guides/identification books, survey books, concept books and life-cycle books.
Dewey Decimal Breakdown
300-320- Civil Rights/Politics/Social Groups
900- Geography/ history/ biography
For the Dewey area books, you must rely on book reviews to determine the reading level of the book. The book reviews you should rely on are Scholastic Book Wizard or School Library Journal.
To access SLJ, you can use SwoopSearch or our database Academic Search Complete which has School Library Journal from 1970-Present. SwoopSearch---Advanced Search--- See Below
If you need to include the author's last name, leave it as "Select a Field".