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Nonfiction books from the National Geographic Virtual Library (NGVL) paired with kids fiction.
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2014 URL: http://nglibrary.ngs.org/KidsFictionNonfiction Print Guide Email Alerts

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Finding Books

The top book in each pair is the fiction book; check for it at your library. You can find the nonfiction National Geographic book (the bottom book in each pair) in National Geographic Virtual Library (NGVL) Kids; ask your library about access to this database or for the print book.

 

Book Pairs 1

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The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle - Hugh Lofting; Christopher Lofting (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780440400028
Publication Date: 1988-05-01
Doctor Dolittle heads for the high seas in perhaps the most amazing adventure ever experienced by man or animal.

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What Darwin Saw: The Journey That Changed the World - Rosalyn Schanzer; Charles Darwin
ISBN: 9781426303968
Publication Date: 2009-01-13
Grades 5 and Up; Ages 10 and Up
In 1831 a 22-year-old naturalist named Charles Darwin stepped aboard the HMS Beagle as a traveling companion of an equally youthful sea captain called Robert Fitz Roy. What Darwin Saw takes young readers back to the pages of his journals as they travel alongside Darwin and read his lively and awestruck words about the wonders of the world.

 

Book Pairs 2

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Hatchet - Gary Paulsen
ISBN: 9781416936473
Publication Date: 2006-12-26
ALONE Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present -- and the dreadful secret that has been tearing him apart since his parent's divorce. But now Brian has no time for anger, self pity, or despair -- it will take all his know-how and determination, and more courage than he knew he possessed, to survive. For twenty years Gary Paulsen's award-winning contemporary classic has been the survival story with which all others are compared. This new edition, with a reading group guide, will introduce a new generation of readers to this page-turning, heart-stopping adventure.

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National Geographic Kids: How to Survive Anything - Rachel Buchholz
ISBN: 9781426307744
Publication Date: 2011-04-12
Grades 3-7; Ages 8-12
In this hilariously informative take on surviving the trials of middle school and the jungles of South America, we combine our expertise on nature and adventure with the fun-and-learning approach of our Nat Geo style...and voila, the perfect advice to conquer any obstacle, whether it threatens life or social status or both.

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