4 Fun Nonfiction Books For Teens and Tweens

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The RecordSetter Book of World Records: 300 + Extraordinary Feats by Ordinary PeopleWith the huge proliferation of Young Adult novels in recent years, I sometimes forget that teenagers also enjoy reading fun nonfiction books. While attending Book Expo 2011 last month, I came across a few fun books, coming this fall, that  teens and or tweens should enjoy.

1. When Parents Text: So Much Said…So Little Understood – A collection of funny texts from the website, When Parents Text, a blog dedicated to the trials and error that come when a parent handles a cellphone and when they have trouble letting go of their kids. (Workman Publishing, September 2011)

2. The RecordSetter Book of World Records: 300 + Extraordinary Feats by Ordinary People – More than 300 of the longest, loudest, slowest, weirdest, coolest, and most difficult to break records ever recorded. Includes the fastest time to burp the alphabet, most bananas fit inside a pair of pants and most Big Lebowski catchphrases recited in one minute. (Workman Publishing, October 2011)

3.  Zombie Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Survive the Outbreak – Humor book written as a government zombie survival manual gives you vital information on how to stay alive in this hostile environment. Includes information on assembling a survival kit and how to re-kill zombies. (guffaw press, October 2011)

4. Lonely Planet Not For Parents Travel Series – A unique new series of travel books made for kids ages 8 and up. Finally tweens can take part in planning vacations and learn about the places they are going in a fun way. Currently, the 5 books in the series are New York, Rome, Paris, London and the Not For Parents Travel Book, which contains trivia and stats about every country in the world. (Lonely Planet, September 2011).  (Edited to add that there were many more added in 2012.

Stay tuned for recommendations on new fall Young Adult novels being released fall of 2011.

See also:
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4 Advice Books for Teens on College, Career and Beauty
Best Books for Teens for Holiday Gifts 2011
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18 New YA Books for Teens in 2011

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