Review

Non-fiction books for children have come a long way since the advent of the internet in the 1990s

By Stephanie Owen Reeder
February 19 2021 - 1:00pm
An illustration by Jess Racklyeft in Claire Saxby's Iceberg.

When the internet took off in the 1990s, it was presumed that most people would get their factual information online. Based on this premise, and the fact that some nonfiction books quickly become outdated, many school and public libraries cut back on the purchase of nonfiction titles for children.

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