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I am looking for nonfiction books for a 5 to 8 grade reading level that are in story format. But for a much younger child. I would like something without "grown-up" content. No slaves, wars, guns, killings, drugs, sex, etc.
Something about nature, sports, adventure, history, inventions, and biographies would be good but not limited to those.
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One of my favorites as a kid was The Dove by Robin Lee Graham. A true story about a 16 year old that takes off and sails his 16' sloop boat.

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I am looking for nonfiction books for a 5 to 8 grade reading level that are in story format. But for a much younger child. I would like something without "grown-up" content. No slaves, wars, guns, killings, drugs, sex, etc.
Something about nature, sports, adventure, history, inventions, and biographies would be good but not limited to those.
The History of US series by Joy Hakim is done in story form - and she now has a science series too - The Story of Science series. Is that the kind of thing you mean? The Little House on the Prairie series, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, is pretty fascinating.
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I liked My Side of the Mountain when I was young. Also, Caddie Woodlawn was a favorite. So was Homesick, My Own Story by Jean Fritz.

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