Magazine Extra: Great Nonfiction Books for Homeschoolers

Biographies, treasure hunts, and just plain fascinating people make these nonfiction stories as compelling as good fiction.

Gorgeous illustrations and a larger-than-life subject make this picture-book biography one of our favorites.


The cohost of NPR’s Morning Edition has put together a fascinating history of U.S. expansion, starring President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee chief John Ross, and a territory battle that would shape the modern United States.


Teens will dig this story about the hunt for notorious pirate Joseph Bannister’s lost ship, the Golden Fleece.


Haven’t you always wanted to know about the group that inspired Middle Earth, Narnia, and modern fantasy as a genre?


It’s great to see one of our favorite authors get the biography treatment in this young reader.