Collins Fascinating Facts

A few months ago we were sent four books from the Collins Fascinating Facts series (you can see the full series here). The four that we were sent are:

collins fascinating facts series of books offer your child a wealth of facts and information on a wide range of subjects

The Human Body one was my first stop when the children were looking at blood a week or so ago. They were really taken by the book and the clear pictures and I was able to read them the text which clearly explains the various bits to them. I like the Collins books and they are invariably my go to resource in the library when we are looking at new topics. These books are aimed at 7+ but the pictures in them grabbed the attention of Mr D (4) and Miss E (2).

collins fascinating facts

They are both very taken with Space too, so the solar system book is one that I often find Miss E flicking through, looking for pictures of Earth. I think we will undertake a space topic again in the coming weeks so and use this book as the basis of our learning.

The books are well set out, taking each topic in a logical order. They are challenging enough for independent readers but simple enough for parents to read with younger children to help them grasp the concepts. The pictures are clear and helped my two understand what the double page spread was about, and they have been able to go back to the body book independently and talk through the pages we looked at – reinforcing their understanding. There is also a helpful ‘useful words’ section at the back to help children review any news words and improve their vocabulary.

collins fascinating facts

The books contain a wide range of information and fun facts in a really accessible way. There are twelve in the series and I’ll be be looking to add the other titles in the series to our home library over the coming months to help form the basis of some of our home learning activities. The series of books would really suit those undertaking home education or those looking to supplement school learning. There is a real wealth of information contained that will capture your children’s imaginations and innate thirst for knowledge.

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7 Comments

  1. 30th January 2017 / 16:56

    These look great! My daughter loves science, she’s especially keen on the solar system, so I might have to get these for her. They sound just the right level for her as she’s an early reader but might not understand more complex texts.

  2. 6th February 2017 / 07:50

    My oldest daughter has always loved books like these, so many facts that literally are as they say fascinating. Linked with #ReadWithMe

  3. shelllouise
    6th February 2017 / 20:32

    I used to love fact books when I was young. My girls don’t seem that interested with the ones I’ve bought them. They love fiction too much to spend time with other kinds of books, I think lol

  4. 7th February 2017 / 03:04

    These books look great. I can see them appealing to my boys as love to learn facts #readwithme

  5. 11th February 2017 / 07:14

    Good to see a review of some non fiction books 🙂 These look great, a perfect resource #readwithme

    • 11th February 2017 / 20:03

      they really are superb. My older two are fascinated by non fiction topics at the moment and Collins are great for accessible text x

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