True stories can be inspirational. They are a chance to learn about incredible life stories and historical events.
If you have a child who prefers non-fiction, biographies and fictionalised accounts of true stories can be a great way to encourage them to read more. They are also a brilliant way to make history come to life: whether you are reading the story of someone who lived through a historical event in their own words, or a story based on something that really happened in the past.
We have put together a list of the children’s books based on true stories that we love. From biographies and memoirs to fiction and picture books, these are all amazing stories that will fascinate young readers.