dd read quite a bit of nonfiction in picture book form when she was 5-7 but now she is ready for heavier literature but is mostly turned off by the nonfiction in the children's section. (I am not very sure why but I have some hunch .... in their effort to be appealing, they go overboard and sometimes oversimplify things or talk down to the reader.)
I read almost exclusively nonfiction - science, politics, social science. Some of it is accessible to her but I find myself holding back due to the foul language that is used almost routinely. WHY? We don't use foul language and I don't want to introduce it to her before it is necessary.
So I am thinking of looking for books written before foul language became so routine. I hope they are as interesting as the ones written today - I often read aloud to her from what I am reading and she finds it very interesting.